Ahhhh…holiday break has started and I have so much to do, Christmas shop, well at least finish it, I started it yesterday after work. In my defense, I have been looking for the presents I wanted to get people, but they are no where to be found…”Thank you Nintendo.” This holiday season I need to do some digital housecleaning, dumping emails, publishing or deleting blog drafts, and generally organizing some digital clutter on my desktop. I am an early riser, so 20-30 minutes a day with my coffee before everyone else wakes up may not complete the task; but it should get me close to my goal and set me up for my New Year’s Resolution.
Today I had two seniors ask me a question about a project they are working on…I was blown away by their thinking. The project is a video on one of Freud’s Defense Mechanisms. They are to be acted out to either explain the mechanism or quiz students about the mechanism.
Long story short, these two students asked if they could act out their idea via text message, instead of shooting video of themselves. They explained further by stating that they would carry on the conversation on their phones, all dialog and details, while recording the screens.
Considering texting or some form of texting via multiple apps is one of the main forms of communication between that age group, I believe it could be a phenomenal idea and a first in the time this project has been in my curriculum. Just a focus on the message, if well written can be very powerful and true to their form of normal communications. Even more importantly, it is an idea and initiative all their own.
I hope plan on updating everyone once the project is complete.