Social Media: Why we should "like" the future of education

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Social Media Why we should “like" the future of education Presented by: Leann Hughes, MA Media Studies West Virginia State University

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When you talk to your grandchildren 50 years from now, you can say you were there at the dawn of this new Internet century, and you played a role in shaping our future and improving the way people get information and communicate with each other. So you are a pioneer. You didn’t miss the party. The party is just beginning..... - Steve Case, The Digital Decade

The Social Media Revolution :

The Social Media Revolution

Social Media Done Right :

Social Media Done Right

A Day in the Life of Social Media:

A Day in the Life of Social Media

So what are the implications of social media for the future of education? :

So what are the implications of social media for the future of education? *Image via Bing

The increased need for teaching strategies that are based on the 3C’s of media literacy:

The increased need for teaching strategies that are based on the 3C’s of media literacy 1.Cultural: Broadening learners’ experience of different kinds of media form and content. 2. Critical: Developing learners’ critical skills in analyzing and assessing media outputs. 3. Creative: Developing learners’ creative skills in using media for expression and communication, and for participation in public debate. *Image via Bing

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If we are living in a world in which children and young people are becoming literate across a range of social media and are regular participants in online environments and the evidence is compelling, then there is clearly a need for more work in this area. Educators must help students enact legal, ethical, responsible, safe and advantageous online community practices! European Charter for Media Literacy (Euromedia, 2004) English Teaching: Practice and Critique May, 2011, Volume 10, Number 1 pp. 41-57 CATHY BURNETT, GUY MERCHANT Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, England *Image via Bing

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*Image via Bing Special thanks to Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College and Fairmont State University

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