Think about the virtual representation of individuals on profiles of social networks
School class, pupils between 12 and 16 years old
The activity aims to reflect on the difference between an individual and its image that his/her social profile gives about him/her, through a practical activity that asks pupils to use some of their recent Facebook posts.1) Firstly, they will transcribe them on paper.
2) Then, the posts will be mixed and each student will have to assign the posts to the matching profile on a board set up in the classroom. Pupils could also assign some “likes” to the posts they prefer. The whole activity is done in an anonymous way, and the pupils don’t really know the author of each post.
3) At the end, the multiplier B will conduct an evaluation of the results to analyze the content, asking the pupils if they feel themselves represented by their profile.
0 – 15 min: Introduction of the activity15 – 30 min: Ask each student to copy the last 5 posts of his/her Facebook profile and write them on paper
30 – 45 min: Hand the written post in a closed envelope over to another pupil and ask him to mix in final cards similar to Facebook posts (to maintain anonymity)
45 – 60 min: Give to each participant five posts randomly chosen, asking them to attach to a board connecting them to the profile of each participant
60 – 75 min: Each participant can put five “like” symbols to the posts he prefer (ev. stickers)
75 – 90 min: Short statistic evaluation in order to understand to whom the post on the board belongs to.
90 – 110 min: Final discussion: Do profiles on social network really reflect your personality?
At least 2
Facebook cards, board, “like” – stickers
Each pupil must have a smartphone
– Practical activity- Critical reflection on the content published as a postCONTRA
-Risk that some pupils could not have a Facebook profile and they have to invent the posts