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Social networking 2012


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Social networking 2012

  1. 1. Jason Harshman Brad MaguthThe Ohio State University University of Akron
  2. 2. Overview• The ways in which social networking platforms have emerged as an important civics space.• The opportunities and challenges of social studies teachers and students using social networking tools for civic education.• Instructional resources and tools, based upon teachers’/students’ levels of comfort and access, to use social networks to foster civic mindedness.
  3. 3. What are social networks? The practice by which individuals, organizations, an d institutions use the Internet to access and post information, build relationships, and connect with other users.
  4. 4. Social Networking & Civic Information
  5. 5. Social Networking and Civic Participation
  6. 6. The Convergence of Social Networking and Civic Education Civic Networking Civic NetworkingThe use of social media to: Education• Access civic information Providing citizens with the and resources. opportunity and training to meaningfully, constructivel• Create a civic commons y, and safely use social whereby citizens can networking for civic share, deliberate, and purposes advocate on important civic issues.
  7. 7. Encountering and Crossing the Digital DivideYoung people today have grown • Just-in-Time Learningaccustomed to living portions of their (Collins & Halverson, 2010).life online by • Digital Natives, Digitalshopping, socializing, and learning Immigrants (Prensky, 2002).through technology (Lenhart &Madden, 2005). Digital ExplorerDigital Immigrant Digital Native
  8. 8. Updating our/their “status”• “Youthscapes” (Maira & Soep, 2005)• NCSS statement on media literacy• CORE Curriculum• Judging a website by it’s 21st century cover• Whose voices are represented in your classroom?
  9. 9. Social Networking, the SocialStudies, and the Story of Missed Opportunity
  10. 10. E2Ks:remind 101 --Students text a code that you create to a neutral number. --Students never have your number. --The teacher never has the student’s number. Why use it: --Pre-program HW reminders. --Remind students about an upcoming test. --Let parents know there is a project due in two days.
  11. 11. facebook Wall Photos Flair Boxes John F. Kennedy Logout John F. Kennedy is preparing to sign the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Wall Info Photos Boxes Fakebook Write something… ShareView photos of JFK (5)Send JFK a message John F. Kennedy is preparing to sign the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty October 7, 1963Poke message Bobby Kennedy to John F. Kennedy Have you finalized your plans for the TexasInformation trip? October 1, 1963Networks:Washington D.C.Birthday:May 29, 1917 John F. Kennedy I can’t believe I had to actually send the National Guard to AlabamaPolitical: just so some kids could go to college!Democrat June 11, 1963Religion:CatholicHometown: John F. Kennedy is so glad we avoided war with the Russians! That Crisis in Cuba hadBrookline, Mass. my blood boiling! October 28, 1962Friends John F. Kennedy hopes everyone realizes how serious I am about putting a man on the moon!!! September 9, 1962LBJ Frank Marilyn John F. Kennedy wishes the Bay of Pigs invasion had gone better! I think Castro is going to be a major thorn in the side of the U.S. April 17, 1961Bobby Jackie Robert
  12. 12. Facebook: Building Civic Connections • Ohio Arts Council • Ohio Council for the Social Studies • Council on World Affairs (Akron, Cleveland, Columbus) • Cleveland City Club • American Historical Association • World History Association • Ohio Historical Society • New York Times • Washington Post • Huffington Post • Cleveland Plain Dealer • Columbus Dispatch • Toledo Blade • Sandusky Register • Ohio General Assembly Reps: – Ohio House Standing Committee on Education – Ohio Senate Standing Committee on Education
  13. 13. The sky is thelimit when it comes to technology and social studies! “Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.” Teachers have used it for: Exit tickets, checks for understanding, openi ng class, closure, HW.
  14. 14. Edmodo
  15. 15. Online Petitioning • • •
  16. 16. iCivics Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’ConnorGames based platform and civics curriculum tomeet students where the are- in thegaming, media, and social networking world.
  17. 17. Social Media: LinkedIn
  18. 18. ePalsTaking it Global iEARN
  19. 19. Updating (Y)our Status FakebookDigital Immigrant Digital Explorer Digital Native
  20. 20. Please take out yourcell phones.(2) This is a free servicethat will not result inspam or invasion ofprivacy. You will text your responses to: 37607
  21. 21. Tell us what you do!
  22. 22. Questions & Comments? • Mr. Jason Harshman The Ohio State University- • Dr. Brad Maguth University of Akron –