Every Monday, my week begins with a Weekly Thought Starter from Think with Google. Some of these ideas are motivational in nature, some challenge me to look at things in new ways, and some just get my mind racing about the great things that can happen in our schools if we just give our students a chance to think differently.
This week's thought starter described what happened when, as part of a YouTube challenge, Google asked seven agency creatives and filmmakers to tell a video story in 6 seconds. 6. Seconds. The result? Seven thought-provoking, boundary-pushing videos that told a story in, you guessed it... 6 seconds.
So, here's my own thought starter: How can we take the same idea, and challenge our students to tell their stories? What will happen if we give our students six seconds? Will they change a mind? Change a perspective? Change the world?
Six seconds is all it takes.
Six seconds to share.
Six seconds to inspire.
Six seconds to be heard.
Share your students’ stories using the hashtag #6SecStory.
Jennifer Fischer is a former middle school English teacher, full-time instructional coach, and part-time edtech nerd, who strives to help next JENeration educators transform learning for all students.