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    • The Teens They are A-Changin’
      Examining Social Media’s Affordances Through the Perception of Teenagers and Teachers.
      Poukhan Philavanh
    • What is Social Media?
      Social communication tools
      Facilitates communities
      A group of internet-based applications that build on the ideological & technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of user generated content. (Kaplan & Haenlein, 2010)
    • Theoretical Applications
      Learning theories can be applied to social media
      Social Constructivism
      Situated Learning
      Distributed Cognition
      Connectivism
    • Research Questions
      What are the beliefs and perceptions among teens and educator regarding the use of social media tools for skills development?
      What are the beliefs and perceptions among teens and educator regarding the use of social media tools in formal learning environments?
      What skills are teenagers developing, enhancing, or extending through the use of social media?
      How would social media benefit the skills needed for the 21st century?
    • Research Approach
      Mixed methodology
      Quantitative- survey
      Qualitative- written response & taped interviews
    • Results
      Social Media Survey
      153 teenagers
      32 educators
      Taped Interviews
      5 teenagers
      5 educators
    • Results: General Internet Use
      Both educators & teenagers use the internet frequently.
    • Results: General Internet Use
    • Results: Effects of Social Media
      Traditional literacy skills
    • Results: Effects of Social Media
      Traditional literacy skills
    • Results: Effects of Social Media
      Traditional literacy skills
      Do you think using social media tools in school would make you (learners) more or less likely to:
    • Results: Effects of Social Media
      Traditional literacy skills - Do you think using social media tools in school would make you (learners) more or less likely to:
    • Results: Effects of Social Media
      Traditional literacy skills - Do you think using social media tools in school would make you (learners) more or less likely to:
    • Results: Effects of Social Media
      Study skills - Do you think using social media tools in school would make you (learners) more or less likely to:
    • Results: Effects of Social Media
      Study skills - Do you think using social media tools in school would make you (learners) more or less likely to:
    • Results: Effects of Social Media
      Study skills - Do you think using social media tools in school would make you (learners) more or less likely to:
    • Content Themes
      Seven Cs
      Creativity
      Career
      Communication
      Connectedness
      Community
      Collaboration
      Confidence
    • Creativity
      Educator and teenagers think that social media tools can facilitate creativity
      Multiple perspectives, working model, audience, and easy outlets
      E.g. music, video, writing, art
      “ I created movie/ picture mashs, posted stories i've created.” - 16 year old female from NY
    • Creativity
    • Career
      Future profession
      Develop career skills
      Promoting and marketing skills
      Opportunities
      “YouTube I use to post videos of my favorite thing to do which is sing to reach a large amount of viewers. One of my videos has over 200 views.” - 14 year old male from MN
      “ I have also accomplished learning about my dream career. I am learning how to be a Journalist. I am reading on blogs about the expectations and what not.” – 15 year old female from Alabama
    • Career
    • Communication
      Common tool
      Code-switching
      Authentic audience
      Identity & Self expression
      Cultural awareness
      Multiple perspectives
      “ I stay on Facebook for a while and when i'm done updating myself on the current news feeds and posting comments on them/their walls, then I just usually minimize the window and stay on facebook while I do other things on my computer. I just wait for someone to I.M. me or something.” – 17 year old male from MN
      “With blogs, I find out people's opinions on the world.” – 16 year old female from NY
      “ I blog. Blogging is a way to help vent feelings.” – 14 year old female from MN
    • Communication
    • Connectedness
      Bridge to community
      Maintain connections
      Connect to learning materials
      Other cultures
      “Learning to connect with people- sometimes those people live in other countries, and you do not get to see them often. I also communicate with friends (who live in France and are French) in French, which actually helps with my foreign language skills.”
      – 15 year old female from New York
    • Connectedness
    • Community
      “This one secret group I have on Facebook that consists of my friends who are really close. It’s called the Legion of Bros and essentially is where we all posts funny links and discuss issues we have.” – 17 year old male from MN
      Immediate communal activities
      Intimate communal spaces
      Community of practice
      Feelings of competency
    • Collaboration
      Among community of friends first
      Community of practice
      Criticism and critique
      Atypical interactions
      Immediate feedback
      “ I have followers [on a blog] which critique what I write or create, giving me creative criticism.” – 16 year old female from New York
    • Collaboration
    • Confidence
      Ownership
      Contribution
      Experience
      Validation
      “ I sometimes post corrections on Wikipedia, but not that often. It feels good when I know that I have corrected false information and help people get the right answers.” – 15 year old male from MN
    • Confidence
    • Beliefs and perceptions among teens & educators regarding the use of social media for skills development
      Teenagers
      Divided betweenno difference and negative effectin traditional literacy skills
      “nontraditional or nonacademic” skills
      Educators
      Encouraging poor traditional literacy skills w/o guidance
      Creativity & code-switching
    • Beliefs and perceptions among teens and educators regarding the use of social media tools in formal learning environments
      Teenagers
      Inside school disruption
      Separate online spaces
      e.g. wikis, blogs, YouTube, Twitter
      Educators
      Inside school disruption
      Also separate online spaces
      e.g. blogs, wikispaces, YouTube, Ning,
    • Skills teenagers are developing, enhancing, or extending through the use of social media
      Creativity
      writing, art, music, etc.
      Collaboration
      feedback, critique, criticism
      Connectedness
      networking, learning materials, culture
      Career
      promoting & marketing
      Community
      participation
      Communication
      code-switching, foreign language
      Confidence
      contribution, experience
    • Social media benefit for 21st century skills
      Creativity & innovation
      Collaboration
      Cultural awareness
      Technological competencies
      Community participation
      Digital citizenship
      Reflection, decision making, problem solving, critical thinking…more!
    • The END!