Writing with Social Media
Katherine Lashley
AFACCT 2014
Facebook
6 word stories
 Focus on brevity
 http://www.sixwordstor





ies.net/about/
Students write their
own 6 word story
T...
6 word stories
 https://www.facebook.

com/groups/55686911
1020555/
 https://www.facebook.
com/groups/2435472
65688240/
Chalk the Sidewalk
 4 word message
 Related to essay
 Focus on

brevity, argument, mai
n topic
 Write in chalk on
pave...
Chalk the Sidewalk
Blogs
Blogs: Essay Chunks
 Students select a small section of a graded essay

to revise
 Students post it on their blog
 Focu...
Blogs: Journals
 Students read and revise journal entries
 Focus:
 Revision
 Time between drafts
Twitter
Tweet about
blog posts
#hashtag
 #keywords for essay
 #keywords for research
 Search Twitter for the #hashtag and read what’s

trending
Pinterest
Save images, memes, and website links for your class
YouTube
 Videos of authors
 Movie clips
 Students create videos connected to essays
 Content
 Organization

 Present...
New Ideas
 Skype
 Facetime
 Instagram
 Prezi
Advice on Using Social Media
 Find a good balance
 Too much can overwhelm you and your students
 Introduce in the first...
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  1. 1. Writing with Social Media Katherine Lashley AFACCT 2014
  2. 2. Facebook
  3. 3. 6 word stories  Focus on brevity  http://www.sixwordstor     ies.net/about/ Students write their own 6 word story The story can match their essay Students post it on FB Student comment
  4. 4. 6 word stories  https://www.facebook. com/groups/55686911 1020555/  https://www.facebook. com/groups/2435472 65688240/
  5. 5. Chalk the Sidewalk  4 word message  Related to essay  Focus on brevity, argument, mai n topic  Write in chalk on pavement
  6. 6. Chalk the Sidewalk
  7. 7. Blogs
  8. 8. Blogs: Essay Chunks  Students select a small section of a graded essay to revise  Students post it on their blog  Focus:  Topic sentence  Concluding sentence  Revising  Audience
  9. 9. Blogs: Journals  Students read and revise journal entries  Focus:  Revision  Time between drafts
  10. 10. Twitter Tweet about blog posts
  11. 11. #hashtag  #keywords for essay  #keywords for research  Search Twitter for the #hashtag and read what’s trending
  12. 12. Pinterest Save images, memes, and website links for your class
  13. 13. YouTube  Videos of authors  Movie clips  Students create videos connected to essays  Content  Organization  Presentation
  14. 14. New Ideas  Skype  Facetime  Instagram  Prezi
  15. 15. Advice on Using Social Media  Find a good balance  Too much can overwhelm you and your students  Introduce in the first 2-3 weeks of the semester  Do not introduce this late in the semester  List it in the syllabus

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