Presentation for 9th grade AVID students designed to interest them in greater participation in online communities. Tan slides with black text are questions for the students to answer with CPS clickers.
Getting SocialFinding your voice in the Global conversation By Neil Krasnoff
Do you write for your own blog or on other Web sites?A. YesB. No
What is your main social networkA. LinkedInB. FacebookC. TwitterD. Other/None
Which of these do you do most often on a social networkA. Keep in touch with friends at schoolB. Find out what is happening in the worldC. Share opinions
Which of these do you trust most as a source of information?A. Google or other Internet searchB. Your family and friendsC. highly respected expertsD. Twitter or FacebookE. Mr. Krasnoff/Library information
It is easier to engage in bad behaviorsuch as lying, cheating, bullying, etc.A. Offline in real lifeB. OnlineC. Not sure/depends
Why go Social?• Be the first to know about stuff• Meet interesting people• Learn new things• Sell or buy products• Find mentors and gurus• Be helpful and influential yourself• Find opportunities and make a better future for yourself and the world
Social Media =Collective Intelligence • In 2011 all the computing power on the Internet = about 1 human brain. • If you’re not part of it, you’re not part of humanity’s future.
In a world with 7 Billion people where doyou fit in?
How can you contribute to Social World?• Helper- ex. Tips and cheat codes for video games• Expert-Know more about shoes than almost anyone• Conversationalist or Networker-talk with a wide variety of people centered on your interests• Reporter-ex. Live Tweeting from the DISD School Board• Commentator-Ex. React to live events like President #Obama speech
How to establish a positive online image• Define yourself. What is your brand?• Find the right people• Learn the lingo. Use smart language• Understand the roles and ethics of online participation• Learn tips and maintain positive attitude• Think BIG
Defining your brand online• Main interests and hobbies you post about• Language you choose• People you associate with• Manners It’s not what you are doing, but what you are interested in.
Who to follow?• People you admire• Journalists that cover your favorite topics• People in careers you want to be in• People you find in #chats that say something you like• Professors at colleges you want to attend or in fields that you want to study
Things to do soon• Change your online profiles and posts to be about your beliefs and ideas• Participate in discussions• Deliberately search for interesting people• Read books and online articles and share about them
After hearing this presentation do you want to do more social networking?A. YesB. NoC. Maybe
Goals for this year• Increase participation in Echo Social Media Club• Get more #amsnth mentions on Twitter and ‘Likes’ on Facebook• Establish international student connections with Australia and other countries