As a teacher, one of my goals for this year is to know my students better. I’m not a big fan of get to know you sorts of games, but I hoped that an interesting question might create some space for learning more about my students.
To that end, I asked students in my high school US History class to choose 3 or 4 web sites or apps they use frequently and to consider what sort of information a historian 50 years from now might conclude about them based on those sites or apps.
The information students shared and their reflections helped give me a better sense of them as people, in addition to students. I’m also interested in the way that sites that seemed to be very popular a year or two ago (most prominently Facebook) seem to be waning.