An activity for the first week of class or before the first staff meeting
By Erin Olson
In the first five days of class, a crucial window for building relationships with my new students, I did something that other educators might consider bold. I asked my students to Google me and make inferences about the year we would have together. Realizing this is something they were likely to do anyway, I wanted to witness firsthand how they searched, how they shared what they found, and if they believed the information they encountered.
In just a few minutes, students discovered a little bit about me, and I discovered a lot about their ability to effectively look for information online.