How Social Media Can Make History

This How Social Media Can Make History video also includes:

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.” The big idea here is that, for the first time, individuals and groups can engage in conversations that are “global, social, ubiquitous, and cheap.” Big Brother beware!

170 Views 115 Downloads
CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the video to launch a study of the impact of the Internet
Classroom Considerations

  • Teacher resource includes extensions and links to related sites
Pros

  • Very thought-filled video about censorship and bypassing censors
  • Option offered that provides the opportunity to flip the video: create your own multiple choice and/or open answer questions to check for understanding, add additional resources, or create a discussion question for an online open forum (requires free online registration)
Cons

  • None