mobile computing

Q1 Texting

20. Mobile Computing


Texting is a popular way for people to communicate with each other. Sometimes it can get out of hand. You are going to watch a short video. The video shows one the dangers of texting.

You might have a cell phone and feel you are already a proficient texter, but we think that you need to watch the video "Mike-Tosis" and "Heads Up: Stop.Think.Click" (at the top of the page). Ask your teacher if you are going to watch the videos as a class, or if you need to do it individually. After watching the videos, wait for instructions.

I Can Statement

  • compare appropriate and inappropriate use of cell phones for texting


1.  Watch the videos "Mike-Tosis", and "Heads Up: Stop Think Click" as directed by your teacher (as a class or individually).

2. Look at the following questions. Your teacher will let you know if you will have a class discussion, write a reflection, hold a class debate, or create a presentation.

  1. What rumor were the students at NS High spreading in Allie's daydream?
  2. What technologies were they using to spread the rumor?
  3. Why did the rumor spread so fast?
  4. What could have happened to Allie as a result of this rumor?
  5. Before you click to send a text message, picture or video what should you do? Would you want someone to send it to you? Would you want your future employer to see it?

Completing this Quest

After watching the video and looking at the questions, check with your instructor. 

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ISTE and Common Core Standards

ISTE Standards•S

2. Digital Citizen
a. Cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world
b. Engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior when using technology, including social interactions online or when using networked devices
d. Manage their personal data to maintain digital privacy and security and are aware of data-collection technology used to track their navigation online