Social Experiment:Behind the Camera

Videos and comments to see effects of what is presented online and the effect it may have on a student.

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Create an online portal for students to upload videos of their classmates and ask them to comment on what they say. Each of them can have a online profile and a handle for posting their comments. Each student uploads a "positive" video/picture  of another student doing something good or helping others,however the video has to be not structured or planned and should be captured within the students natural environment.Students can be assigned to capture a digital action for a classmate they aren't friends with while they are doing something positive.The class can then comment about what they thought about the the students action and the student can share how they felt on seeing encouraging comments and likes about one of their behaviors.

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Photo of Jennifer Gaspar- Santos
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Mitali, I like this idea--it's very "meta" :) I like how students are driving the recording. How will you assist students who find it challenging to capture random good acts on video? Is there a well populated area on campus like a student center where students will be posted to record these good acts?

Also this is a good resource on how students use social media as a lever for good:

https://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=1033&category=Digital-citizenship&article=9+ways+real+students+use+social+media+for+good

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Hi Jennifer,
I'm glad you liked the thought. I think the purpose of the experiment the way I was thinking about it was to just notice a "good behavior" and encourage it,so if a student cant record a particular action,he can always go up to his classmate and say "hey! I really like what you did there,can I get a picture of yours to post for my assignment?" The postings would probably have to depend on how comfortable the students are,I would start with a within the classroom postings and depending on how the session goes maybe promote it to a more populated place such as a student center.

Thank you so much for the resource :)

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Hi Jennifer,
I realized I didn't go over the accessibility part of it. Usually cameras can be mounted on mounting arms on wheelchairs for accessibility. There are also cameras available that can be carried around the neck with a single accessible switch.If the student has a communication device/iPad which is mounted,they can be accessed using a switch or touch to get a picture. A web cam with a head mount connected to the student's laptop is also another option.

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Excited to see the build for this. Let me know if you need more resources or if I can help in any way! Great work on getting to the build stage Mitali!

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Thanks Jennifer! I would need some help with this.I have asked my friend who is an illustrator to try and make this idea more visually appealing. Would it be possible for you to trial this idea in your classroom?As I am not a teacher myself and I work in a special education school which mostly has a multiple disability support classrooms,it won't be a good fit where I work.Thoughts?

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Sure, can you send it my way and then I can see if it fits. I work with Juniors and Seniors. Happy to pilot and give you feedback. I can also share with a few of my K-8 teacher friends.

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Hi Jennifer!

I attached a document to further help illustrate this idea. Hope it helps!

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Hi Mitali,

First of all, thanks for participating in this collaboration between the Teachers Guild and ISTE. We really appreciate your contributions!

We’re in the last week of the build phase of the challenge on digital citizenship so it’s time to fine tune your idea before final voting begins next week.

Here are some things to consider as you continue to build on your idea:
- is your idea clear and will it inspire action from other teachers?
- would it be easy for a teacher to incorporate your idea about digital citizenship in their classroom?
- does your idea include some component of research and are there shareable resources?
- is your idea student-centered and does it promote agency?

Thanks,
Paul

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Hi Paul,

I have added a document to further help illustrate this idea.Hope it helps!

Photo of John Faig
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Love this idea! Build in the seeds of positiveness by starting this as early as possible. We have Nursery students using Seesaw.

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Thanks John!

Photo of JD Ferries-Rowe
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This is an awesome example of empowerment and creativity. One of the excercises we have done that would pair nicely is a "feed analysis" -- What do your photos say about you? about what you love? about what is important? about the world in which you live? -- The opportunity to contribute to the good is such a huge part of digital citizenship. Thank you for sharing!

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Thanks!
I think the feed analysis really would help develop a "vision",to notice somethings which are truly important,make students aware of it.