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January 19th Webinar – Social Media and Social Studies

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, just follow the links and bookmark the pages for the webinar. These are not essential for participation, however they may enhance and extend the opportunities on offer.

Please click on the Webcasts tab to register. We have upgraded to a new registration system, allowing you to register directly in Adobe Connect, making the whole webinar process smoother and easier! If you have any questions, please contact Juanita Dickson. Click on the time you wish to participate in and you will be directed to an online registration form.  Please type your email address carefully as all information will be sent to that address. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with a log in link – please use that link to log into the webinar prior to the start time.

 

image by trois tetes on Flickr. Used with Creative Commons BY-NC2.0 License

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