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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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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