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Social Media and Digital Citizenship in Education

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

Participants in this course will examine how social media is an integral part of the school community.  The positive and negative impact of social media on the school community will be discussed and explored.  Participants will learn strategies to navigate social media concerns and issues.  The course will help educators learn about norms in digital citizenship and how to plan and integrate social media tools in their classroom and school community.  Social media frameworks for projects, lesson plans, and school functions will be reviewed.  Participants will leave the course with social media tools to engage their students in new learning mediums and improve the classroom and school community environment. 

Global Goals of the Course

  1. To examine seminal and current research in the area of best practice instruction (NBPTS 3,4)
  2. To develop an understanding of the need for social media in today’s classroom and school community (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  3. To analyze current instructional practices of social media use to better support student learning (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  4. To explore possible applications of social media instruction in the classroom (NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  5. To synthesize best practice research and classroom applications (NBPTS 2,3,4)

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