Continuing the discussion from '16-'17 General Discussion for Lesson 1.11:
The old forum talked about student misbehavior and the lesson falling apart after it became too much fun to slander each other “icognito”
Today I had the students test their protocol by supplying them with song lyric snippets in foreign languages and doing silent room transmissions to avoid that. After partners had time to transmit and decode their messages they exchanged their papers and checked for errors to determine if the protocol was good enough. I collected their decodings as proof of work. I am not looking at the student protocols personally. Tomorrow they will present to the class and critique one another.
What have others done to tweak the lesson?