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Teaching Digital Citizenship using Social Media, T&L 900

Instructor: Karina Barley

Topics: Technology, Life Skills/Social Issues & Career & Technical Ed
Audiences: High School & K-12

Teenagers are among the most prolific users of social media, with some statistics suggesting that up to 95% of teens with access to the Internet are using one or more forms of social media.

Like or loathe it, there is no escaping that social media is intrinsic to the teenage life, so the natural progression is to include the use of social media into your curriculum.

Just as we teach students about social values, personal and community safety, and how to prepare for the world outside of school, it's increasingly vital that we teach students how to use social media positively, respectfully and safely, and to stay connected with our students through the same technology we have incorporated into our daily lives.

This course explores the `do's and don'ts' of social media, including the negatives and positives of using social media.

You will know how to create a socially connected classroom, how to teach your students to be respectful of each other online, how to teach students to protect their online identity and reputation, help students ward off cyber bullying, and show students how to build an online resume.

After taking this course, you will be better prepared to support your student's online activities so that they will be protected, safe and prepared. You will learn to be a mentor and role model who fosters positive and appropriate online experiences that sets your students up for future success.

PLEASE NOTE: It may take 7-10 days upon registration with UND for the instructor to provide you access to the Digital Learning Tree course. Please watch for an e-mail from your instructor, using the e-mail address newteacherhelp@yahoo.com. Please check your junk or spam files during this timeframe to make sure your computer has not filtered out this important e-mail.

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Professional Development Credits: 3 - S/U grading
UND Fee: $480
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Professional Development Credits: 3 - Letter grading
UND Fee: $480
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About Your Instructor

Karina Barley Karina Barley

Karina Barley is an Australian teacher with more than 20 years of experience in both mainstream and special education schools. Her interest in autism and how to provide better educational opportunities for her students with autism led her to utilize iPads in both the curriculum and in the classroom.

Karina completed her Master in Education majoring in technology and education and also trialled the use of iPads in her classroom for an entire year. She is currently engaged in conducting professional development for teachers in both primary and secondary schools in Victoria, Australia, and also works as an autism consultant. Karina partnered with Digital Learning Tree in 2012 to develop an iPad course that focuses on how to use the iPad within the Common Core Standards.


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