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Common Sense

  1. 1. CommonSense Media
  2. 2. Task - A specific piece of work. Audience - Person we are communicating with. Purpose - Reason for the interaction.
  3. 3. Norms Mom Best friend Grandma Mr. A. Standards of expectations for communicating in the context of that audience.
  4. 4. Forms
  5. 5. NORMS associated with these devices at times can be very unique.
  6. 6. Communication Forms & Norms • Who are the communicators? • What is the purpose of their communication? • What FORM of communication might they be using? • What NORMS are they using (vocabulary, spelling, slang, sentence structure, etc.)?
  7. 7. In order to be an effective communicator, you have to be able to adapt your communication style to fit your audience.
  8. 8. Norms Mom Best friend Grandma Mr. A. Standards of expectations for communicating in the context of that audience.
  9. 9. Forms & Norms Activity Feeling: Mad Reason: Frustrated with your homework. Form: Email Form: IM Chat
  10. 10. Forms & Norms Activity Feeling: Sad Reason:Your favorite pet just passed away. Form: Email Form: IM Chat
  11. 11. We adapt the way we express ourselves using different FORMS and NORMS depending on... - the audience (who we are talking to). - the context (the setting or situation). - the purpose (what we set out to do).
  12. 12. Task - A specific piece of work. Audience - Person we are communicating with. Purpose - Reason for the interaction. Forms - Type of communication being used. Norms - Standards and expectations for communication.
  13. 13. Problem • 6th graders don’t understand yet that you need to consider your audience, purpose, and form when communicating. • As a result, they are writing the same way to their teachers as they do to their friends.
  14. 14. Solution • Create a skit in which the characters do not adapt the correct NORMS of communication for the audience at hand. • As a result, they get into a sticky situation or cause a misunderstanding. NORMS - vocabulary, slang, sentence structure, spelling, grammar, punctuation, tone, etc.
  15. 15. 6th Grade Students Digital Forms - Incorrect Norm - Vocabulary, slang, sentence structure, spelling, grammar, punctuation, tone, etc. •Emailing a teacher •Posting a comment on a wiki page • Submitting an essay in English class. •Commenting on another classmates Facebook page.
  16. 16. Mom Best friend Grandma Mr. A.

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