social media icons on phone screen. instagram, Facebook, and twitter.

I am going to save you the “Social Media is bad post.” That is not what this is about. This post is to celebrate the collective power of people that connect over the internet on social media. Social media is a place where people of similar interests can connect, share, and post about the things that they love! For instance, there are hashtags dedicated to many different and very specific items, depending on what you may want to know about. 

Social Media is usually painted in a pretty dark picture. This stems from the actions of some users while using these sites. What tends to get lost is the power of human connection and the power of these systems to connect, achieve, and overcome some great adds. This module is designed to shed some light on the positive aspects of social media and how you can be a positive participant on social media (pending parental approval, of course!). 


The purpose of this session is designed to help students understand the power of social media for converstaion and connection, regardless of physical location. 


2a. cultivate and manage their digital identity and reputation and are aware of the permanence of their actions in the digital world

3b. evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility, and relevance of information, media, data, or other resources