Social Media For Teens - 6th to 8th grades


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  • Who is blogger? What do you write about?Passion is a big word: it’s really doing something that makes you happy. How do you what makes you happy? When it makes you feel good. No one has to tell you to do it.
  • Social Media For Teens - 6th to 8th grades

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    2. 2. Definition<br /> 3 opportunities<br /> Best Practices<br /> Take Away<br />
    3. 3. What is Social Media? <br />Social media is the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue– Wikipedia<br />It’s not just about Facebook. It’s about engaging in conversation with people who share common interest. <br />6 Degree Separation <br />Six degrees of separation (called the "Human Web") refers to the idea that everyone is on average approximately six steps away from any other person on Earth. This can help you connect with the right minded people.<br />Online is New<br />It’s a new world: email started in 1965, WiFi in 1999 and Facebook in 2004. <br />It creates many opportunities but we often don’t know how to use wisely. <br />We need to ask our self: what’s the purpose? What will I achieve in the next hour while been online? Never loose track of why we are on the internet.<br />
    4. 4. Use Social Media to get your first job<br />
    5. 5. Getting your first job in 4 steps<br />Gain <br />Emphasis<br />Understand what the recruiter wants<br />Trust &<br />transparency<br />Customize your Facebook profile<br />Our Facebook profile is who you are. Any picture, text, games, comments define you and create our online personality. The question is : are you really who you are claiming to be? You could ask why does it matter. Online IS the offline world. At some point, others will connect the dots and will not trust you if your online doesn’t fit with who you really are . <br /> <br />Connect with the right people<br />Use the 6 degree separation theory to connect with people who share common interest.<br />Engage<br />Apply to the job<br />
    6. 6. Game<br />You are the owner of a horse back riding Ranch in Saratoga.<br />Today, you need to hire one summer camp counselor. <br />Your criteria are her/his expertise in horses.<br />Which one will you pick? <br />
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    9. 9. Sophie or Leilani?<br />So which one is it?<br />
    10. 10. Use Social Media to start your business<br />
    11. 11. Start a Business<br />Find your passion!<br />Passion is a big word, but it’s really doing something that makes you happy. How do you know what makes you happy? When it makes you feel good and no one has to tell you to do it.<br />Share your passion<br />Sharing your passion using Social Media is the starter kit to launching your business. It’s that easy.<br />
    12. 12. Successful teen entrepreneurs<br />At the age of 9, Jason started making Pencil Bugs, colorful pencil toppers in the shape of bugs. Aside from his business, Jason’s been featured on many major network shows, not only for his young entrepreneurship, but also for his philanthropic efforts. He’s donated money for foster children, and has sent his pencils to schoolchildren in Africa.<br />Fraser Doherty started making jams at the age of 14 in Scotland, and by 16 left school to work on his jam business SuperJam full-time. SuperJam sells around 500,000 jars a year, which currently has around 10 percent of UK jam market.<br />Ashley Qualls, started at 14 year old. She took an $8 loan from her mother to purchase the domain name and by the time she was 17 she had turned it into a million-dollar business selling MySpace layouts to teenage girls. <br />
    13. 13. Carl Churchill, a UK web designer who has been called the British Bill Gates. He started his business at the age of 12. By 19 he was making a turnover of over one million pounds. He is predicted to be worth over £100 million by 2020.<br />Ben Gulak invented an emission-free bike he called Uno. He designed the original model himself, and it is supposed to move and handle similarly to a Segway. He is a famous teen entrepreneur for his invention and has even been on the cover of "Popular Science.“<br />Romero Bryan. started designing clothes at the age of 12, and his own clothing line has taken off like a rocket. He’s dressed some of the most popular people on the planet including Beyonce, Victoria Beckham, Cameron Diaz, and Alicia Keys. Romero’s empire is expected to earn him over 30 million pounds by 2020.<br />In 1965 Fred De Luca borrowed just $1,000 to start the now-famous Subway sandwich restaurant. Fred was only 17 years old when he decided to be an entrepreneur, and he started the restaurant as a way to earn money for college. Since opening the first shop in Boston, the chain now has 32,401 locations and makes over $9 billion in sales yearly. <br />
    14. 14. Use Social Media to learn and acquire knowledge <br />
    15. 15. Research<br /><ul><li>Remember Copyright</li></ul>Online researchis now a way of life: Using mobile devices to compare products on the spot and make the right decision. <br /><ul><li>Sourceis key to make sense of what’s true or what’s not true. Your job is to look at all the information, connect the dots, evaluate their truthiness and make your own judgment. Today, your first job is to acquire the ability to make sense of what is.</li></li></ul><li>Author Guidelines and Best Practices<br />Trust: You are what you write. <br />Transparency: Online is public. Keep secrets at home.<br />Write what you know: Research if you need to, but make sure you know what you are writing about.<br />Are you adding value? The best way to get yours read is to write things that people will value. Is it positive or negative? It’s your decision.<br />Your responsibility: What you write is ultimately your responsibility. Saying: “I was tired”, “It was late”….too late. It’s posted.<br />Be a Leader: There can be a fine line between healthy debate and incendiary reaction. Some topics—like politics, religion, or even music—are sensitive territory.<br />Writing is exposing yourself to other’s point of view: never assume that everyone agree with you.<br />Don't take anything personally. Everyone is more focus on themselves anyway, so why worry.<br />Be open minded:The world is a wide open space with different points of view.<br />
    16. 16. Take away<br />Source and references are keys to evaluate content worthiness.<br />Social media is new: it can be a waste of time, if you lose track of what you want to accomplish.<br />You are what you write. Before writing anything, ask yourself: does this portray be well or not?<br />Before applying to a job, customize your profile and make your story fit with who you are.<br />Did you screw up? Take the blame if there is blame to take, learn and move on. <br />If it gives you pause, pause.<br />Social media creates a better world because we all share knowledge, and knowledge is power. <br />Have fun and make the world a better place to live in.<br />
    17. 17. Thank you for reading!<br />and have a great day!<br />I’m happy to come visit your class for a 30 minutes talk <br />if you are in the bay area, California.<br />Connect with me <br />Email:<br />