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Avoiding Confirmation Bias
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We may be leaving out information or disregarding it because it doesn't conform with our own beliefs.  Students will learn about confirmation bias, different perspectives and how to avoid confirmation bias.  This lesson is part of a media unit curated at our Digital Citizenship website, "Who Am I Online?". 

Subject:
Educational Technology
English Language Arts
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Dana John
John Sadzewicz
Beth Clothier
Angela Anderson
Date Added:
06/14/2020
Introduction to Visual Media Literacy
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This social media literacy unit introduces students to foundational skills in analyzing images and social media posts. It also reenforces critical thinking questions that can be applied to various forms of media. This unit was taught to 9th grade students but is easily adaptible to a range of secondary classrooms. It was also taught in conjunction with another unit focused on social media platforms and content.

Subject:
Graphic Arts
Communication
Marketing
Electronic Technology
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Informational Text
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Author:
Shana Ferguson
Date Added:
12/30/2020
Let's Get Social: Analyzing Social Media Platforms
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This unit engages students in a variety of activities that analyze and reflect on the role of social media in our everyday lives. This includes options for collaborative group work, reading nonfiction articles, a design challenge and presentations to communicate ideas. The unit also includes a formal writing assessment option that aligns with the Common Core State Writing Standards. Activities can be adapted or combined in a variety of ways to support student reflection and analysis. These lessons were piloted in 9th grade English classes but are suitable or a range of secondary students. 

Subject:
Communication
Composition and Rhetoric
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Unit of Study
Author:
Shana Ferguson
Date Added:
02/08/2021
Our On-line Identities
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This lesson invites students to use multiple forms of media, including their own Instagram accounts, to explore their on-line identities.  The lesson culminates in a personal, visual essay.  In the essay, students will use their own images as evidence. Then, students will reason about that evidence to compare what they see on their Instagram posts to their “real world” self. Using information from resources explored in class, students will include a discussion of “authenticity” and properly weave in quotes from those resources.

Subject:
Educational Technology
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Lauren McClanahan
Date Added:
04/06/2021
What Is Your Role Online?
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In this lesson, students will define their dominant roles online, explain the benefits of each type of online role and discuss the responsibilities and risks inherent in each type of online interaction. This lesson is part of a media unit curated at our Digital Citizenship website entitled "Who Am I Online?"

Subject:
Communication
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Beth Clothier
Angela Anderson
Dana John
John Sadzewicz
Date Added:
06/11/2020
Who Am I Online?
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Students will look at social medias and what identities are crafted in those formats, both for social media celebrities and their own digital footprints. This lesson is part of a media unit curated at our Digital Citizenship website, "Who Am I Online?"

Subject:
Communication
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Beth Clothier
John Sadzewicz
Dana John
Angela Anderson
Date Added:
06/13/2020