Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Art of Selfies

This week was the first week of school and I wanted to do something new and exciting to learn about my students. So I found a Hyperdoc created by Heather Marshall called The Art of Selfies. I had to edit it because I found some of the content to be inappropriate for my 6th graders. It is important to ALWAYS preview another person's work, links, videos, etc. BEFORE showing it to your class! You never know!

For this lesson, I went over my Responsible Use Policy before handing kids a Chromebook. This was going to be their first time using devices in my class, so I spent about 20 minutes going over my expectations and answering questions. Which naturally led us to talking about images people post online. I asked them how many of them take selfies, and we were on our way to starting the Hyperdoc.

The students worked in partners to view the resources in the Hyperdoc, posted thoughts and ideas on a collaborative padlet, answer garden, and Google Form. The students also inserted their own selfie and a short bio into our shared Google Slide Deck so our classmates could get to know each other better.

The lesson I taught using the modified Art of the Selfie hyperdoc is embedded below.

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