Format n. 06 Guess who?

10 1. Students reflect on how they want to present themselves in social networks and how others might see them.
Target group:
School class, pupils between 12 and 16 years old
3h, better would be dividing it on more days
The workshop is divided in 3 different steps: 1) Warm Up 2) Group work and presentation of results 3)discussion/evaluation.1) Warm-Up:
– Photo shoot with different materials (moustache, glasses, figs, hats, etc.); Question: how do you want to look like? Which image do you want to give?
– After the photo shoot, other mates comment (prepared comments available or blank paper) or give a like (prepared “thumb up”) and stick it to the person
– Sharing of experiences: Everybody says in one word/sentence what he/she wanted to express with the new look and how it was seen by the others2) Group work (differentiated learning): students can choose freely which small group they would like to attend. If there is one group many students want to join, it is possible that two small groups work on the same topic. If one group is of no interest for anyone, simply leave it out.
– Create a fake profile:
*Set up a blank profile; give login data to students who can spread the profile on social media with friends; they could also add things themselves
* Only students of that group create a fake profile
– Internet research about public figures who shared something and afterwards needed to deal with a “shitstorm”
– Photo manipulation: workshop with a simple photo app (to be or to pretend to be)
– Journalists: observe the other groups, take pictures, report about their progress

After 1 hour, all groups come together again and every group presents their results. The journalists have the role to summarize first, groups add.

3) Discussion
– Students share their feelings/emotions they experienced during the group work.
-Multiplier summarizes in the end and concludes

0 – 15 min: Welcoming students, Introduction, explanation of warm up15 – 35 min: Warm Up
35 – 45 min: Group work introduction
45 – 105 min: Group work
105 – 135 min: Presentation of results
135 – 150 min: Break
150 – 180 min: Discussion
180 min: Conclusion, summarizing
at least 2, better more
Collect materials for photo shoot; preparation of tasks for groups (short summary for every group); create fake profile (only login data); prepare questions for final discussion (open questions, to reflect on process)
Smartphones/computers, at least one per group; materials for photo shoot (beards, figs, hats, glasses, etc.); cameras for journalists (possible: smartphones); Wi-Fi/hotspot (allow Social Network Sites)
– Flexible approach: group work is orientated on interests of students- Interactive: students have an active role and influence the direction
– Diverse activities, no boredomCONTRA
– Takes a lot of time to prepare as well as in class
– More than one room is needed
-Workshop depends very much on action of students