Yesterday I posted a blog entry about a new tool by Microsoft called “Microsoft Tag” and I just thought I would give you an update on the type of resource you could prepare. I am going to be starting off my Year 7 classes with an introduction of how to stay safe online and I just thought I would share the type of activity I am going to do with them.
The idea puts the learning into the students hands. Rather than standing at the front of the class saying a bunch of things that could happen to the students, I have prepared a fake diary entry of something which could happen to any teenager without the proper pre-cautions. Next to the diary entry I will put in Microsoft Tag’s so that students can see what you should do at the various points in the story.
To link in with literacy and creative writing. The students will use what they learn in the lesson to prepare their own story. They will come up with a scenario in which bad things could happen online. Have a look at the examples below and see for yourself. Please note, the tags are active so you can try out the example if you like .
You will need:
Microsoft Tag Website – Click here
Microsoft Tag App – Click here
Diary Template – Click here
Diary Example – Click here