This week’s prompt is about student privacy. I didn’t read the details before my idea formed, so excuse me for not writing about online privacy with technology tools. I am thinking like a 12 year old.
Was there nothing worse in middle school than when the teacher snagged a note I was passing to a friend? Would she read it? Would she read it out loud? Would the whole world know the name of my secret crush? As a teacher, I snagged my share of passed notes. I would most often whisper to put it away or just ball it up and throw it into the trash. I would later reflect to try to figure out what I could do to make my lesson for that day more engaging. I know I typically wrote notes when I was bored in class.
So, rather than a post on student privacy, I guess this is a post on student dignity (please don’t ever read those notes out loud) and the need for engaging lessons!