How we use our voices

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 toΒ end” from Medium).

Something to discuss (from about halfway through the article):

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Science through emojis

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?