Communication -- Online or Onboard
You have probably heard advice that when you have something complicated to talk about with your friends, face-to-face conversation is usually better than through social media, text message, etc.
Throughout history there have been lots of methods of communicating from a distance. Each method of communication is great for what it's intended for, but not always great for complicated conversations.
Have you ever seen international signal flags? These are flags that ships display to communicate with other ships that are far away, or to send messages to people on shore. Each flag has a specific meaning. Here are some examples of signal flags. You can find more online: http://www.navy.mil/navydata/nav_legacy.asp?id=273
FOR THIS ACTIVITY: Draw a cartoon or write a mini-short-story about communicating with signal flags. You can use Future Quest Island characters (avatars) in your story or cartoon.