Social Media Teacher Resources
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New Review Feeling On Display
Many teen girls and boys experience great pressure to keep up online appearances. Work together as a class to consider the effect of photos on social networking sites, and invite your learners to reflect on such important concepts as double standards and judgment.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 24 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Crossing the Line Online: Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Age of Social Media - NYTimes.com
Sexual harassment and sexual violence are by no means new issues. What has changed is the role of social media in these issues. This powerful and troubling lesson uses a specific rape case to launch research into a discussion of the wider implications and consequences of recording, posting, and sharing sexual situations.
9th - 12th Language Arts 33 Views 27 Downloads CCSS: Designed
How Social Media Can Make History
From Nineteen Eighty-Four, Brave New World, and Fahrenheit 451 to Facebook, Twitter, and TXT. Here’s a must-see video for anyone interested in the transformation of the media landscape and message distribution. The narrator traces four media revolutions: print media, conversational media, visual media, and the Internet, which he labels as “the largest increase in expressive capability in human history.
16 mins 9th - 12th Language Arts 59 Views 45 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review EdTech Tuesdays: NewsBug
Here is a great sneak peek into the NewsBug app, which curates news stories and images that are appropriate for classroom use, and is free from social media connections and in-app purchases.
4 mins 2nd - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 1 Download CCSS: Adaptable
Is Social Media a Trustworthy News Outlet?
Examine the role of social media in social and political uprisings. Pupils listen to NPR audio clips about social media and the Arab Spring and read an article that proposes the idea that revolution will not happen through social media. Class members evaluate these materials individually and in small groups and make their own opinions concerning the role and trustworthiness of social media.
7th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 29 Downloads
Building Community Online
Why do people spend so much time on social networking websites? Class members can discover the answer to this question and learn about community through a series of activities. After exploring social media sites, pupils discuss how to build community.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 29 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review PD Course: Twitter for Educators
Learn how to use Twitter in the classroom with a series of videos that model how to set up a cybersafe account, how to compose and post tweets, and how to sever Twitter-ties. Other videos in the series demonstrate apps for Twitter and suggestions for how to use Twitter for professional development.
42 mins K - Higher Ed 21st Century Skills 4 Views 1 Download
Digital Life 101
Play the video "Digital Life 101" to launch a discusion of the responsible use of social media and online relationships. Related activities ask learners to craft a personal simile describing their media life, and handouts provide a media use quide and vocablary list.
6th - 8th 21st Century Skills 27 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Alice in Fractalland
Take your class on a field trip to Fractalland where they'll learn all about number and shape patterns. Based on Disney's movie Alice in Wonderland, this resource takes young mathematicians on an adventure as they explore patterns in math including Pascal's Triangle, the Fibonacci Sequence, Mandelbrot's fractals and much more.
4th - 8th Math 10 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Digital Life 102
Catch your pupils' attention by starting class with a quiz about digital media! After going over their answers with a partner, individuals compose similes about the role of digital media in their lives and share these with the class. Teacher discussion questions and sample responses are provided for the video that pupils watch after they complete the sharing process.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 45 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Your Digital Footprint: Leaving a Mark
A digital footprint is the trail of personal information that comes from purchasing online, tagging friends in photos, blogging, and using social media. Kids discuss what information can be tracked, privacy, and what your digital footprint can be used for or how it can impact your future.
4th - 8th 21st Century Skills 87 Views 98 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Ping Pong Balls
Applicable to seventh grade mathematical maturity, this task requires small groups to work collaboratively to figure out how many ping-pong balls will fit into a 747. In the end, you will teach them to use sample size to solve the challenge.
6th - 8th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review Ben Franklin: Highlighting the Printer
By studying Benjamin Franklin's work as a printer, your class will have a fantastic opportunity to learn about the economic concepts of entrepreneurship, human capital, and investment.
5th - 8th Social Studies & History 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Privacy and Online Life: Protect Yourself
Help your class protect privacy, security, and their online profiles with this examination of social media, especially Facebook, and who can see what about each of us. Resource contains useful links for learners to conduct their own research.
7th - 10th Language Arts 18 Views 85 Downloads
A New Kind of News
Newspapers and broadcast news. Social media, blogs, and blogospheres. Class members generate a list of news sources they use to get information about events. The big idea here is to introduce the necessary vocabulary and to establish a context for an examination of how news is distributed.
8th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 6 Downloads
New Review PD Course: Instagram Basics
You may think of Instagram as that app you use to share pictures with your friends, but it can be so much more. Rich and Jennifer tell you all about how to use Instagram, and how to use Instagram in the classroom, in this video course.
34 mins K - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 0 Downloads
How to Choose Your News
How do you get the truth unfiltered by middlemen? Tune into various sources and note the differences is the suggestion in a short video that begins by providing examples of how media gatekeepers have manipulated information and how those searching for information must filter through available news sources.
5 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History 5 Views 2 Downloads
New Review EdTech Tuesdays: The Jörgits and the End of Winter
Watch this quick video to learn all about the Jörgits! Jennifer and Rich lead you through this interactive book with a synopsis of the story and the features of the app itself. Full of information and application ideas, this video will help you decide if you want to purchase the book and use it in your classroom.
6 mins 4th - 8th Science 3 Views 0 Downloads