Cell Phone Tools Used: Poll Everywhere, tool of students' choice, such as Flikr or Voki
Preparation: Go to www.polleverywhere.com and create a poll with the questions below and have the polleverywhere number and text in codes ready to provide to students.
Lesson Overview: Students will learn risks and share safety tips for cell phones.Lesson Description: Set up a poll (yes/no) with Poll Everywhere that asks students the following questions:
- Have you ever received a call or a text message from a stranger?
- Have you have ever received a call or text message that bullied you?
- Have you have ever received a call or text message that was sexual?
Once you have your answers you can share the tips to combat these types of unsafe situations. The tips can be generated from the group using a free text poll on Poll Everywhere that asks students to share safety tips to prevent/handle these unsafe situations. Safety tips should be similar to:
- Do not answer calls or read text messages from strangers.
- Block unknown numbers.
- Share with adults when messages are harmful.
- Make good choices about what messages to send.
- Only take appropriate pictures or send appropriate messages.
- Only save appropriate pictures.
How the Use of Cell Phones Enriches This Lesson:
- The use of the cell phone tools demonstrates for students how, with good choices, cell phones can be used for educational purposes as well as social ones.
- Using an actual phone to practice using the phone in a safe way makes the lesson more real to students.
- Creativity and Innovation
- Communication and Collaboration
- Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
- Digital Citizenship
NETS-T Standards Addressed:
- Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity
- Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments
- Model Digital-Age Work and Learning
- Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility
Research-Based Instructional Strategies Used:
- Cooperative learning
- Nonlinguistic representations
For more information on cell phone safety and setting your classroom up for success see Teaching Generation Text: Using Cell Phones to Enhance Learning