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  1. 1. INTERNATIONAL Speaker SHANA FERGUSON @medialitnerd USA #TMbett19
  2. 2. Empowering Students as Users of Social Media Shana Ferguson Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching Bett 2019
  3. 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. 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 morning? Posted to social media from Bett / London today? 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, https://www.flickr.com/photos/155423788 @N03/38410472172/.
  5. 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 produce media. ● Students need guidance as they discover, digest and create digital media. Intel Free Press. “Book Hidden in Textbook.”” Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/intelfreepress/with/15471594162/
  6. 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 constantly Anderson, Monica and JingJIng Jiang. “Teens, Social Media and Technology, 2018.” PEW Research Center, 2018.
  7. 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 Statistics, UK)
  8. 8. What’sdifferent? Shifts in the medialandscape ● Algorithms, Echochambers & the Filter Bubble ● Bloggers, citizen journalists, & influencers ● Economy of clicks & being “liked” ● Doctored content ● Bots Blogtrepreneur. “Social Media Mix 3D Icons - Mix #1” Flickr. 11 July 2016. https://www.flickr.com/photos/143601516@N03/280110 15990
  9. 9. Created in Canva by Katie Nedved Related Article: Martin & Roberts. “Digital Native Digital Literacy.” Principal, Jan/Feb 2015. http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/aaslissues/MartinRoberts_JF15.pdf 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 Media 2017
  10. 10. Sharing: not what welearned in kindergarten “59% of links shared on social media have never actually been clicked.” Caitlin Dewey, Washington Post, June 16, 2016. C!... “Share,” Flickr. 10 Nov 2010.. https://www.flickr.com/photos/carlos_maya/5165377895
  11. 11. What’s so alarming? “falsehoods were still 70 percent more likely to get retweeted than accurate news” Meyer, Robinson. “The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News,” The Atlantic, 8 March 2018. Image: Giles, Mark. “Fire Alarm.” Flickr, 9 Jan 2006, https://www.flickr.com/photos/admitone/845097 33. 25 Sept 2018.
  12. 12. Developing critical frameworks Critical reading & thinking skills are essential. 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. http://spoki.tvnet.lv/vesture/Berni-ir-dzimusi- ticigie/567236
  13. 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 global leaders? " Achievement Graduation Education Cap Graduation Cap.” Max Pixel. https://www.maxpixel.net/Achievement-Graduation-Education-Cap-Graduation- Cap-3430714
  14. 14. Collaborative curriculum Partner with University of Edinburgh Centre for Research in Digital Education Collaborative planning, instruction and curricular design with teachers and students in the US & UK. Refine, share & post social media curricular materials for secondary school use. www.medialitnerd.com

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