Technology Activity: Text Vs. Call Supervisor

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Introduction:

In this lesson, the students will recognize the rights, responsibilities, and opportunities of living, learning and working in an interconnected digital world, they will act and model in ways that are safe and appropriate. This lesson is about cellphones and the issues that surround them. The students will have an opportunity to learn some vocabulary related to cell phones with text voice messages. The students will participate in a “Do Now” activity. This will help the teacher to assess the students’ prior knowledge on how to communicate through text or voice message to a supervisor. Overall, the activities presented are appropriate in a work environment where texting is common. This lesson can be extended with many activities that are related to text and voice language. Which can be taught in the form of a PowerPoint presentation, worksheets. iPad, computer, video i.e. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgXY6AdtNu8   (2:13, Text Supervisor)

Objective: Students will be able to determine when they should text vs. call their supervisor.

Lesson Plan: The teacher should allow at least 45-minutes of class time in this session for the groups to conduct acceptable response to their supervisor in the forms of text and voice message.  The teacher should require additional class time to develop appropriate social skills.

Step 1: The teacher will introduce the activity through verbal and PowerPoint presentation or video.

Step 2: The student will complete a written assignment “Do Now” question activity on (e.g. how to contact a Supervisor? How do you know this is acceptable? What are your interpersonal skills?) The teacher and students will discuss their responses.

Step 3: The teacher will invite the whole group to do a Venn diagram.  On anchor paper, the students will participate in the (e.g. Similarities and the differences between real-life text vs. calls?) 

Step 4: students will work in groups of 2-4 to write the scenarios from the explored activity so that the outcome is the opposite of the original. Changing an unacceptable response to positive.

Step 5: The teacher will provide each group with an iPad to practice acceptable text or voice message.  In the additional different activity, the sheet will be given if there are more than five groups, some topics will need to double-up. The groups should work through activities and present findings to the class.  In addition, the students are given the opportunity to teach each other some acceptable text or voice message.

Step 6: Exit Ticket Did you like this PowerPoint?  What was learned in this activity that might be transferred to your job?

Step 7: If time is allotted, the students will practice and take turns writing acceptable text messages and calls through iPad use. While some peers are on the iPad the others may do a word search or turn-talk text message worksheet to improve communication skills with a supervisor.  

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Lesson tags: 
Advanced Placement (AP)
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August 2019