Privacy and You

This Privacy and You lesson plan also includes:

The stuff I share goes where? Social media scholars discover how sites collect and use metadata during a lesson about privacy and reputation. The activity demonstrates smart privacy settings and promotes good digital citizenship.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask the class to come up with words or phrases that are easy to interpret in person but might get lost in translation in text
  • Use the writing assignment at the end of the lesson to assess learning
Classroom Considerations
  • Pair learners for the second half of the activity
  • Ensure school policy allows students to navigate to one of their social media sites, as filters may block many of them
  • It's easy to swap to presentation mode, which is a great help for displaying the large-group discussion questions
  • Getting hands-on with privacy settings is much more meaningful than simply reading about them 
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