3. Shana Ferguson @medialitnerd
Teacher Librarian, Columbia River HS,
Vancouver, Washington, USA
Fulbright Award: Jan 1 - April 1, 2019
Centre for Research in Digital
Education, University of Edinburgh
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Judy Robertson
Teacher Mentors: Kate Fuller &
Tommy Lawson http://www.fulbright.org.uk/
4. How manyof you?
Looked at a notification on your phone
when you woke up this morning?
Followed a news item on your phone this
Posted to social media from Bett / London
Checked social media posts during Bett?
Sent a text, tweet or e-mail from your
phone during this conference?
Marie-Baeten. “Selfie.” Flickr, 15 Nov 2017,
5. Whydoes the librarian care about social media?
● Students have more access
to information and the
world than ever before.
● Students are not just
consumers; they actively
● Students need guidance as
they discover, digest and
create digital media.
Intel Free Press. “Book Hidden in Textbook.”” Flickr.
6. Teens,Social Media and Technology2018 U.S. Survey
● 95% of teens own or have
access to a smart phone
● 85% on Youtube
● 72% on Instagram
● 69% on Snapchat
● 32% on Twitter
● 45% of teens online almost
Anderson, Monica and JingJIng Jiang. “Teens, Social Media and
Technology, 2018.” PEW Research Center, 2018.
7. UK teens & social media stats
● 2017: 83% of 12-15 yr. olds have
own smart phone (OfCom)
● 2017: 74% of 12-15 yr. olds have
social media account (OfCom)
● 2018: 98% of 16-24 yr. olds used
smart phone to access the internet
in 2018 (Office for National
8. What’sdifferent? Shifts in the medialandscape
Echochambers & the
● Bloggers, citizen
● Economy of clicks &
● Doctored content
Blogtrepreneur. “Social Media Mix 3D Icons - Mix #1”
Flickr. 11 July 2016.
9. Created in Canva by Katie Nedved
Related Article: Martin & Roberts. “Digital Native Digital Literacy.” Principal, Jan/Feb 2015.
Social media & the news
“Children are frequently
getting news and news
headlines from their social-
networking sites. Among
children who use social
media, 76 percent get news
or news headlines from a
social networking site.”
News & America’s Kids, Common Sense
10. Sharing: not what welearned in kindergarten
“59% of links shared on
social media have never
actually been clicked.”
Caitlin Dewey, Washington Post, June
C!... “Share,” Flickr. 10 Nov 2010..
11. What’s so alarming?
“falsehoods were still 70 percent
more likely to get retweeted than
Meyer, Robinson. “The Grim Conclusions of the
Largest-Ever Study of Fake News,” The Atlantic, 8
Image: Giles, Mark. “Fire Alarm.” Flickr, 9 Jan
33. 25 Sept 2018.
12. Developing critical frameworks
Critical reading & thinking skills
Skills need to be enduring &
applicable for shifting information
platforms & content.
Skills should address the
global nature of social media.
Gulshan. Bērni ir “dzimuši ticīgie”, 8 May 2012.
13. Developing social media leaders
● How/why is personal data
gathered and/or used on
social media sites?
● What control can teens exert
over the algorithms that
curate the content they see?
● How can teens leverage
media production as future
" Achievement Graduation Education Cap Graduation Cap.” Max Pixel.
14. Collaborative curriculum
Partner with University of Edinburgh
Centre for Research in Digital
Collaborative planning, instruction
and curricular design with teachers
and students in the US & UK.
Refine, share & post social media
curricular materials for secondary