Students will play a written version of the game telephone, and will determine what sorts of communication is effective with limited information, if any. This lesson is part of a media unit curated at our Digital Citizenship website, "Who Am I Online?".
This is a technology-dependent lesson that students can guide at their own pace of exploration and learning. Students share what they learn through the use of Twitter (or alternative classroom sharing medium like TodaysMeet). The use of a social sharing platform like Twitter gives students a place for sharing with a wider audience, for more effective means of communication with each other, for incorporating viewpoints from all students in the classroom, and a means to reference thinking and learning by the use of a hashtag at a later time. Students will understand the role the Allied Air Forces played in the Normandy Invasion. Teachers can use this as a stand-alone lesson or offer more structure by guiding students through each source, one by one. Teachers may learn more about the Eighth Air Force by accessing the ABMC’s Strategic Bombing Campaign Interactive.
This resource is a video abstract of a research paper created by Research Square on behalf of its authors. It provides a synopsis that's easy to understand, and can be used to introduce the topics it covers to students, researchers, and the general public. The video's transcript is also provided in full, with a portion provided below for preview:
"Citation rates and journal impact factor are the most widely used measures of influence in the academic world. But true impact extends well beyond the sphere of research. While quantifying this influence has remained incredibly challenging, social media and the alternative metrics its supplies are beginning to change that. In a new study reported in The American Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers looked at how these “altmetrics” correlate with traditional measures of impact in the field of orthopedics. Their findings point to the types of studies and publication venues that attain the greatest reach. The authors of the study analyzed 496 articles published across five high-impact journals in 2016: The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery; Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research; Acta Orthopaedica; Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy; and The American Journal of Sports Medicine..."
The rest of the transcript, along with a link to the research itself, is available on the resource itself.
This is a website that connects language learners to tutors, language exchanges, a language learning blog, a forum for asking language questions, and a word of the day option. Arabic word of the day options are currently only available in MSA; Egyptian and Syrian dialects are forthcoming. Games are not currently available for Arabic on the site.
While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics. A quiz, thought provoking question, and links for further study are provided to create a lesson around the 20-minute video. Educators may use the platform to easily "Flip" or create their own lesson for use with their students of any age or level.
This OER showcases the use of tools such as twitter, blogs, and other forms of social media, as a project for increasing cultural awareness in the classroom. These tools create spaces in the classroom for culturally responsive engagement between Native and non-Native students. Using contemporary indigenous activism as the focus of a semester-long project, I will discuss the steps taken to enable students to explore contemporary Native issues from indigenous perspectives. The ‘real-time’ environment of social media enables the students to engage with multiple indigenous perspectives in a pro-active, rather than passive, manner. The OER will also show how this exploration leads to increased student intellectual awareness and engagement with the indigenous world around them.
This activity is designed to help students understand the representation of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in everyday communications. Students will first read about the concept, then explore a familiar environment -- Twitter -- for expressions of it. (The activity can be adapted quickly for use with other social media applications and communication sites.) This activity was created by Dr. Sally B. Seraphin, University of Tennessee-Knoxville.
This infographic is an introduction to using the social media platform Twitter to learn more about open education and open educational resources (OER). The infographic contains recommendations on groups, people, and hashtags to follow. There is a link to a spreadsheet if you are interested in an even longer list of Twitter accounts to follow.This resource was created to fulfill requirements in the SPARC #LeadOER Open Education Leadership Program.
This lesson prepares learners for posting marketing ad to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The lesson explores the benefits of marketing on social media and how to cater to different customers based on the platform's features and functionality.