U1 Day 8-9: PD Discussion Topic


This lesson is highly relevant to students and thus the objective is approachable. They may not have an employer at this time but how many of them want their parents, or teacher, following them on Snap-chat, Facebook, or Instagram? The content they are putting out their may one day come back to bite them.


I would like my students to look at the impacts of social media and find the pros and cons of different apps.
We can look at the impacts on social lives, family life, and professional life


This lesson is very approachable to students because they all use social media all day. Most students can come up with an example of a post they saw that shared too much information publicly either by accident or without thinking about the implications. I will ask my students to share these examples with each other and we can discuss what information was shared that shouldn’t have been and what steps could have been taken to prevent this information leak.


I would love to bring in some videos or ‘pre digital communication’ software/hardware to show students how people communicated prior to the development of the internet.


I think that students would benefit from being able to analyze and understand the risks of social media. Students need to understand that once something is posted, it’s out there for anyone to see and read. Showing current videos on real situations will, hopefully, make an impact on my students to be extremely careful when posting.


I will present this video as well as a few others. I think it is important for us as teachers to be sure to get this information across to students. This video is about sexting and very informative!!!


Students can relate to Snapchat and can identify with the ramifications that can occur, based on the results of the court decision. I would like to find a more recent article relating to some real data on how material posted on spaces like “snapchat” can stay around forever.

The following is a part of my lesson addressing these topics: Students will read about Snapchat’s “No Fine” federal court decision and comment on this outcome on Mr. Bihn’s class blog page, sharing how just they believe the outcome was and possible ramifications to occur. https://gigaom.com/2014/12/31/feds-issue-final-order-over-snapchat-privacy-breach-but-no-fine/

In addition, I would like to utilize the counselors and social workers from the school. They have first hand knowledge of how these types of situations have impacted students.


This lesson on privacy and social media is relevant to students since they can easily apply it to their everyday lives. We are going to discuss the scenarios in the ECS curriculum, for example, not getting hired for a job as a result of posting to a social media site. Each group will be responsible for one of the scenarios and after whole group discussion, be encouraged to share any personal experiences that relate.


I like this idea. This topic is extremely approachable because of the influence social media has on society. This is very relevant for our students future.


I will use a few of the links provided here, especially the one about “Everyone Knows Sarah”. I’d give them all a oral quiz on internet ethics and safety and then ask for a whole group discussion.


I like the Privacy Activity portion of the lesson. In addition to this, I would like to share articles with the class, as well as have them bring up relevant anecdotes from their own lives.


Recently there was a press conference where the journalist Jorge Ramos from Univision was kicked out/escorted out of the press conference room because Jorge Ramos launched a question after another journalist’s question. In my opinion Donald Trump’s recent treatment towards broadcaster Jorge Ramos was unfair and disrespectful. Donald Trump published a photograph of a handwritten letter from Univision’s Jorge Ramos on Friday that included the anchor’s personal cellphone number. This was published on Twitter. This case could be used to analyze the impact of how media can be empowered and used negatively.


I think showing students that what they do online can have real consequences should make engagement more valuable to them. It helps them understand what they do online matters and they need to be careful.


Yes the Privacy Act is important. It would also be great for a high school government class to discuss the constitutional implications.


Students can easily relate to social media as they are typically very much involved in some form or another. The articles about privacy and employers using social media will be discussed. Perhaps I’ll have the students create some social media use guidelines. I’ll share an article on the research done on social media use and depression and discuss “social comparison”. http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2015/04/08/new-study-links-facebook-to-depression-but-now-we-actually-understand-why/


Students will love this lesson as we talk about phone and computer apps. They spend so many hours using apps that this lesson will hit home. And talking about the job market and how their social media posts can help or hinder them from getting a job is huge. I think it would be worthwhile to look at some social media profiles as a class from the perspective of someone looking to hire employees.


Interesting topic. Using it for the basis of internet research could be engaging.


I plan to have my students do news stories that relate to computing communications. They will be assigned everything from cyber bullying to ways students collaborate online.


I feel providing real life examples of how social media has helped and hurt individuals will offer student an opportunity to reflect on their experiences. Have them journal how Internet communication has impacted there life’s, both positive and the negative, share and reflect their comments.


My students are juniors or seniors with the majority looking at going to college. I plan on using real life examples of how some people were rejected from admissions and/or potential employers based on things that were posted online. I think this will also reinforce the search engine filter discussion from the previous lesson.