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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 plan 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 12 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 13 Views 29 Downloads
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 53 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 22 Views 26 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 25 Views 42 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review 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 4 Views 4 Downloads
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 16 Views 84 Downloads
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 16 Views 10 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Skill Fifteen: Master Online Communication
Social media and online networking dominates communication in today's society, and it would be a disservice to our classes not to take some time to explore this very relevant cultural phenomenon. This resource brings to light the type of communication that our adolescents are involved with on a daily basis, and gives them the opportunity to analyze the purpose and advantages/disadvantages of such programs as Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, etc.
9th - 12th 21st Century Skills 7 Views 8 Downloads
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 38 Views 36 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 64 Views 81 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 2 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 3 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
New Review 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 3 Views 0 Downloads
What Does the Public Know About You? --Does it Matter?
Young people today have to be very careful with how they present themselves online. Show them the possible impact of their online activity and what employers might see when performing a basic search. The lesson provides a video clip about the consequences of social media as well as several articles on the topic.
9th - 12th Language Arts 4 Views 9 Downloads
The Sons of Sultan Bey (Libya)
Imagine you could increase reading comprehension and social media skills at the same time. Learners can read and then respond to the tale "The Sons of Sultan Bey." Their comments are guided by comprehension-style questions and can be seen by other children in the same age group.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
What if Your Parent Ran for President?
Throughout history, many people have run for president. But, what is that like for the children of those individuals? Kids read a bit about Mitt Romney and his five children, then respond to a writing prompt in a blog post. They describe what it would be like if their parent chose to run for office.
6th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 8 Downloads
What Famous Landmarks Have You Visited?
Responding to blog posts can increase written communication skills, critical thinking skills, and the use of social media as a means for discussion. Kids will compose a blog post in response to the provided article related to famous landmarks, particularly the Hollywood sign.
8th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads