Monday, May 8, 2017

Hex 6-5: Digital Etiquette

1-Have you ever been annoyed in public by other people on their cell phones or other devices?  Give examples of poor cell phone etiquette.  When and/or where can the use of cell phones be considered impolite, inappropriate, or illegal?

2-Should cell phones or other technology be banned in some places?  In what places and under what circumstances?

3-When are appropriate and inappropriate times to use cell phones in school?  
-How could cell phones help you learn? How could cell phones distract from your learning?  
-Is there anything you want teachers to know or understand about your cell phone use?

Consider texting, listening to music, answering a call, taking photos/video, social media, etc.

Side question: Should students be friends with teachers on social media?

4-What are some things to keep in mind when borrowing someone else's computer? Examples: a friend, a parent, or a public computer

Consider: closing windows, changing settings, shutting down, privacy, etc.

5-How can we protect people's privacy on social media?  How can we avoid spreading gossip or starting rumors?  
Example: medical emergency in town

6-What is "tech shaming"?  Why is it inappropriate? 

7-How can technology negatively affect your relationships?  What would be some good rules to help build relationships?
Example: no cell phones at the dinner table

Video: Device-Free Dinner

8-Email and other technological communication is now common in school and the workplace.  What are some guidelines (things to do and not do) when writing emails or other workplace communications?  

Consider: textspeak, capitalization, spelling, jokes, subject line, closing/greeting, all caps, etc.

Always try to catch  your mistakes:


Video: Word Crimes 

Activity (if time allows):
Come up with 5 rules with your table group regarding cell phone use in public and post them in the comments section.  Be sure to include first names only of your group members.

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