A Middle School Workshop In this new workshop that combines both media literacy and social studies, students get empowered to create posts that can contribute to helping the environment on their favourite social media platforms. Here are the slides: Here is the Nearpod preview:
It is not hard to notice how much our OJCS students have been talking to one another about what’s happening in Ukraine. When they enter the classroom in the mornings, when they play outside at recess, and as they walk in the halls, they are talking about the things they’ve heard, the TikTok videos they’ve … Continue reading Talking to Students About Ukraine
Your parents and teachers (including me!) are often trying to educate you about the problems and safety issues surrounding social media. That it’s addictive, that some platforms are inappropriate, that it is full of ill-intentioned strangers. There is of course some truth to some of this, but there is also a bright and shiny flip … Continue reading Using Social Media to Make a Positive Impact
Today students were introduced to the concept of a Digital Footprint. We used the example of tracks left by animals and how we can use our own deductive capabilities to infer quite a lot about an animal based on its tracks. The same is true for us when we go online. The sites we visit, … Continue reading What is a Digital Footprint?
Grades 6, 7, and 8 visited the library this week for a lesson on the effects of social media on our personal relationships. Whether they are allowed legally to be on certain platforms or not (most require you to be at least 13), the reality is that most middle schoolers are on Snapchat, Instagram, Tic … Continue reading Social Media and Our Relationships