ThunderClap – MediaSmarts

Visit here and Thunderclap the eventhttps://www.thunderclap.it/projects/16419-media-literacy-week-2014 “It’s #MediaLiteracyWeek! Join me in celebrating the positive ways young people are using social media #medlitweek http://thndr.it/1uTqGQR”

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CBC The National showcases our Social Media Awareness Approach

Facebook privacy a key lesson at Winnipeg high school Study says youth concerned about privacy, but not clear on how to protect it Young people today care about online privacy, but many lack the knowledge they need to protect themselves. That’s a lesson Leslie Canteris learned recently, after discovering some unsettling news about her Facebook […]

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University of Winnipeg Cultural Scavenger Hunt and video project

Task one:  Students are to take six photos of “cultural” or  “educational” moments at the U of W today and tomorrow. Create a new U of W field Trip subpage under the self-directed page and post the images with captions explaining why they are important.  Optional Tweet the photos to #DVatUofW @digitalvoices1 U of W […]

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Infographic: The small business social media cheat sheet

Share2Tweet32 inShare 31Share14 Infographic: The small business social media cheat sheet Column Five Media and Flowtown have created a social media cheat sheet to help small companies with no idea of how the various sites work. The cheat sheet covers the basics of Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Digg, Google+ and Tumblr. It looks at the pros […]

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Artist in the School – Spoken Word Session

Intent: We are lucky to have a talented artist in the class today.  Students of Digital Voices will be creating a Digital Mashup to their Spoken word piece on the theme of their cultural activity #3 (review the activity:  http://www.digitalvoices.ca/ongoing-unit/activity-3-its-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it-and-i-feel-fine/) Spoken word is a form of poetry that often uses alliterated prose or verse and […]

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Cultural Activity 3 starts November 2nd

Culture activity 3 Reflect and critique the power of social media on world events, such as doomsday 2012. study the impact of media on world events, Investigate and reflect on the power social media has on world events, Investigate world events and the role media had, Predict the impact social media will have on December […]

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12 things students should never do on social media

Source: http://mashable.com/2012/09/04/students-social-media-warnings/ The last thing young people want is another set of rules. But these days, social media comes with great responsibility, whether you’re just starting high school or finishing up college. The fact is, irresponsible social media conduct could potentially ruin your education and negatively impact your career, not to mention hurt others in […]

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Students Want Social Media in Schools

In its Policy Priorities report, Can Social Media and School Policies be “Friends,” ASCD provides a state-of-the union on social media use in schools. How administrators and educators deal with federal regulations, defining what’s legal, parsing out school responsibilities and weighing them against the benefits of using social media to engage and communicate with students […]

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