This is a very powerful PSA about online bullying. The fact that it’s filled with swearing should not, I think, stop people from sharing it, even with students.
The video made me think about an article I read earlier about Twitter (“One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end” from Medium).
Something to discuss (from about halfway through the article):
I found this cute picture this morning (the artist has a book coming out next year):
and it made me think about:
- how my “bingo” challenge for students really is a bingo! (not 5 but 4)
- how this would be a great way to do your diary style portfolio task
- how “instagrammable” is now a word. You may not find it in a dictionary, but peope use it.
This Twitter account (Biolojical, which is a pun combining “biological” with at least the J, but probably more likely the “oji” from “emoji” is creative and entertaining. I like the idea of making connections and doing something different with a tool of communication (emojis). Students, can you think of a way to utilize emojis in a unique way to organize/categorize and then communicate something that you’re interested in?
Here are a few example tweets:
How much Vitamin C is in these emojis?
How many species does each emoji represent?
What do you call the baby version of these animals in English?
This short poem/film makes me think about the Japanese word ハーフ (“half”), which is used to talk about biracial people. I’ve often thought that a different word would be better — double, not half.
And speaking of ハーフ：