Monday, 11 June 2012

Going Viral

Last Friday in Maths we learned about why videos go viral. We learned that taste makers, communities of participation as well as unique and unexpected moments are reasons why videos go viral.

But how can maths explain why videos go viral? Room 15 broke into groups and tried to find some explanations.

I liked how some groups used blocks to help support their explanations.

The reason I asked you this question is that each student in our class has a blog that has the potential to reach millions of people around the world.

That's exciting as kids have a way to reach people in a way that wasn't possible 10 years ago. But it is also a bit scary as something you post as an 11/12 year old could stay with you well into adulthood.

 What do you think are some of your responsibilities when you share something online, a video, a facebook status, a photo?  What are some of the responsibilities?

 How can we show the school norms of caring, respect, fairness and honesty online?

1 comment:

  1. Room 15
    That's such a great question. We've had some videos on our class page that have been uploaded a bit on youtube, or should I say, downloadeded a bit, one about 50,000 times and it the boys who did it are a lot older now than when they did three years ago. I think its really important that students think about the quality of the work before it is published so if it goes viral those students can be proud of it.
    Mr Webb and Room Five, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, Waikato.


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