Here is the third instalment of my ongoing series on creating a healthy balance between screentime and time being present in the real world in the online courses I teach. In an attempt at encouraging offline breaks, I am putting reminders into each Unit this term of my BCIT Course, BCST 1073: Building Your Digital Media Presence, to take a break from the computer and get up to stretch, dance, meditate …etc. I will be sharing these Activity Breaks with all of you here, in case you are thinking of doing something similar. Feel free to copy and modify these for your own online courses, if so desired.
Activity Break #3: Office Chair Dancing
With this Unit being on search engine optimization, I thought I’d build this Unit’s Activity Break purely based on the top listings under the search term of ‘Office Chair Dance’ on Google and YouTube.
Fittingly with Halloween approaching, here is the top listed link on Google:
And as I entered ‘Office Chair Dance’ into a YouTube search, here are the top 4 listed videos. Take a look at the titles, meta descriptions, and tags for a hint at what is helping to boost them to the top of the search engine rankings.
It wasn’t long before I started to clue into the fact that I’d stumbled upon the Office Chair Dance Olympics.
So get your bodies moving in those chairs of yours, as your trainers are here …
It would be wrong to have a dance party without some Uptown Funk …
And last but not least, my personal favourite, which reminds me of some parties from the early days of social tech in Vancouver …
Okay, now your turn, anyone who feels so inclined to share a video with us in this Discussion of you doing an Office Chair Dance, would totally make my day!
If you have links to your own or other people’s activity breaks in online courses, I’d love to see and hear about them. Tell us about them in the comments below.
In case you missed it, here are Activity Break #1 and #2: