Who Are You Online?

Online, you can represent yourself in a completely different way than you do in real life, but there are benefits and risks to doing so. Expose your class to online personas by showing and discussing a slide show of online gamers and their avatars. Next, view a video that will spark conversation about the decreased inhibitions people experience online. Pupils can apply this information by developing advice for online behavior.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Additional materials are eye-catching and engaging
  • Encourages conversation that will increase understanding of the pros and cons of representing yourself in a different way online 
Cons

  • Class members don't produce very much; since most of the plan is centered around discussions, you might have some difficulty meeting the reading and writing standards listed