Social Media and Social Studies - January 19th Webinar
Published:January 17, 2012
Social Media and Social Studies facilitated by Jim Wells
Weekly Thursday Webinar
January 19, 2012
3:15pm and 7:15pm
Social Studies involves itself with human communication and events. It seems that social media was developed to enhance and encourage the interactions of people. Therefore, what is the interplay of these two realms? This webinar will seek to discover the links between our students in their social studies and their social media. How can Twitter help our students understand the thoughts of people from long ago? What part can Facebook play in encouraging young people to take a participatory role in civic life? And can wikis be used to build a better understanding of our world? Join the webinar at 3.15 or 7.15, be prepared to connect with others and find out how a more connected world can mean a deeper, more enlightened social studies student.
As preparation for this webinar, it may be of benefit to you if you have a Twitter, Facebook and Flickr account, as well as become a member of wikispaces. All are free and easy to sign up. These are not essential for participation, however they may enhance and extend the opportunities on offer.
Please join us on Thursday, January 12th at 3:15 pm. or 7:15 pm. Visit Maine121.org and select the webinar/time you wish to participate in - you will be re-directed to online registration. We have a new registration system, so please ensure you enter your email address correctly! Once you register you will receive a confirmation email that contains a login link that will be used the day of the webinar.
If you visit Maine121.org, please note our schedule has been posted through June 2012. We are working to update the registration links and should have registration available for future sessions in the next couple of weeks.
The MLTI Team