Need a fun way for students to get to know each other? Throughout the past 8 years, I have designed several online courses and MOOCs. We start with a fun get to know you activity, which usually is the 321 Introduction. I noticed this activity has become super popular in many online course; therefore, for The Goal-Minded Teacher MOOC (#EduGoalsMOOC), I decided to try another activity in case I had participants who had taken my previous courses. Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat and other popular mobile apps make it super easy for users to add stickers and emojis to their images. For this introduction activity students are asked to choose a profile image to upload to Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, Pic-Collage, Buncee, BeFunky, or any other image editing app and add three stickers to describe themselves. Students post the image to their online class platform or Learning Management System (LMS) and let others know what the 3 stickers mean. See some of the #EduGoalsMOOC participant examples below to see the fun and creativity. Check out our Pinterest board with other examples.
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Intro activity! Introduce yourself to the community with 3 fun stickers! Join the free #EduGoalsMOOC Feb. 13-Mar. 23rd, set & achieve small goals to transform your teaching! Meet teachers worldwide! https://t.co/wxknM3DEEy #30GoalsEDU #Edchat #Education #Teachers pic.twitter.com/lbG13OWlLl
— Shelly Sanchez (@ShellTerrell) February 6, 2018
— odette arauzo (@odette_arauzo) February 15, 2018
— Elaine Ricón (@lennypopat) February 13, 2018
— Clara Cordero (@AgoraAbierta) February 13, 2018
Hi there! I am Mia, from Alabama, and I am super excited to be part of this community! A few things about me…I love the beach, and all things crafty! I love music, and the quote I live my life by is my personal reminder to create a positive change in this world! #EduGoalsMooc pic.twitter.com/2V05vAlr1D
— Mia Terry (@IgniteALVA) February 19, 2018
Challenge: Try this get to know you activity with your students!