In this chapter, we learn that social media is defined as anything that connects people in a large scale conversation, exploration, and opinion-sharing. As a result, everything can be considered social media. I also review the current Big 5 (Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, and Youtube) by talking about what they are and how they are used.
Twitter: Getting Connected Resource
Instagram for Teachers is a resource created by Tony Vincent that not only shows you the “how tos” of Instagram, but some great ideas too. Here is a resource I created. Just apply the digital leadership framework when using it with your class.
Mrs. Azzi’s Grade 6 class reached out to the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau on Twitter and got a video response back. Check it out here.
Check out this example of how Chris Aviles said, “yes” to two of his students which led to a wonderful community-building opportunity at his school. Check out the student Youtube Channel and Twitter account too!
Beyond the Chapter
Storytelling with Instagram by Rusul Alrubail
140 Twitter Tips for Educators book by Brad Currie, Billy Krakower, and Scott Rocco