"Would you say that to your grandma?" (app idea)

A popup window appears when you push share/send/publish with a picture of your grandma or other loved one, with a self-crafted reminder.

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For students (or someone else who knows how to do this!) create an app that generates a customizable pop up window when you push send/post/share/publish on selected media. The pop up would include a photo of a person you hold dear - like your grandma - with a reminder (which could be customized) asking if grandma would be okay with the content of your post.


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You can use keynote to show us in screenshot-format what this app would look like? Or here are some quick ideas using post-its on how you can share with us this grandma app? I love this idea by the way!

I have said to my students-- the Grandma/Principal rule. Imagine your grandma is sitting on your left side and the Principal of your school is sitting on the right side of you while you post, would you still click post?

Can you include a quick screenshot of what the action steps look like for this app?

Some inspiration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yafaGNFu8Eg

Just throwing an idea out there to build on this---so we can get a sense of what this awesome app looks like ! Let us know how we can help, can't wait to see your final build!


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Hi Amanda,

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?


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I would make it principal. Some kids don't have grandmas.

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How about an inbox that prioritizes e-mail from students with the highest "nice" reputational rankings? How about shunting e-mails to a folder from students with unconstructive rankings?

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Actually, there is already an app similar to this which you might want to check out. When I do internet safety assemblies at our elementary schools, I talk to the students about imagining their grandma/dad/mom/teacher/etc. standing behind them, but also encourage them to use ReThink, a keyboard app. http://rethinkwords.com/ This video by students shows it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzSlnVqMWSs

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Amanda -- I feel like this could be a million dollar idea!