The New Teacher Challenge!
The resources on this page were designed to support teachers and learners as they work together to crack this case! Please refer to Chapter 10 in Developing Digital Detectives for more information about this lesson.
About Digital Detective's Notebook
This section contains templates/worksheets that may be used to help Digital Detectives identify and analyze evidence from the case. Note: because these resources were designed as scaffolds, we’ve limited the number of templates for HS students to just two. However, if your learners need additional support in mastering this content, we encourage you to review the templates that were created for younger Digital Detectives. You may find them useful for your learners as well.
Some things to note:
- The digital versions of these templates can be downloaded as PDFs or image files.
- Image files can then be uploaded to shared slide decks for students to complete collaboratively.
- These resources are meant only to scaffold student thinking. Teachers should feel free to abandon or adapt them to meet the needs of their unique learners.
Case File: Part 1
These supplemental resources were curated to be given to Digital Detectives as they examine the evidence and apply the Four Lenses to this case. Some things to note:
While these resources may help Digital Detectives determine the credibility of the information in this case, there may also be some red herrings among them!
Teachers may choose to distribute some or all of these resources. Teachers may also add their own materials to the case file in order to further support or challenge their Digital Detectives.
We recommend the case file be given to students as they are investigating the story.
- [PDF] One sheet (as it appears in this chapter)
- [IMAGE] Hi-Res version of image shared student one sheet
- [INSTAGRAM POST] I knew it was coming: The New Teacher Challenge featuring ME*
- [VIDEO] New Teacher Challenge Video Compilation (This is long, and some of the videos are disturbing/inappropriate. We recommend playing one or two to the entire class, so they understand the challenge, rather than distributing it to all students).
- [ARTICLE] The #NewTeacherChallenge Is HILARIOUS!
- [ARTICLE] The Social Media Challenges Helping Keep Boredom at Bay
- [ARTICLE] The Danger of Internet Challenges
Case File: Part 2
Reminder: These resources reveal the facts of the case and should not be distributed until after students have investigated the scenario and shared their conclusions.
About The Digital Detective's Toolbox
These resources should not be included in the case file. Rather, they have been curated to help the teacher facilitate other elements of the lesson.
Digital Detective's Toolbox: Content
- [VIDEO] Tutorial for using the tool Dotstorming • Potential resource for activating prior knowledge
- [INFOGRAPHIC] What’s Not To Like? • Potential resource for guided practice
- [EXEMPLAR] Written Conversation • Potential resource for guided practice
- [VIDEO] Book Creator Tutorial • Potential resource for helping students synthesize learning
- [VIDEO] Adobe Spark Tutorial • Potential resource for helping students synthesize learning
- [VIDEO] How to Use Likert Scales • Potential resource for helping students express their confidence in an opinion or learning outcome
About Yet To Be Solved Mysteries
These are other stories we considered using for lessons in this chapter. They might be useful in crafting your own cases for the digital detectives you work with. Check back for updates or reach out to us on social media to suggest stories!
Yet To Be Solved Mysteries: Content
Direct link to spreadsheet with more content.