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Loreto Normanhurst Conference
Teaching Social Media Skills to Early
Teens
Presenter: Bernadette O’Dwyer
Why Teach Social Media
Why Teach Social Media
Life Learning Opportunities
Why Teach Social Media
Why Teach Social Media
Survey Results Loreto Normanhurst 2013 Yr 7 and 8
The most frequently used Social Media Tools
• Instagram 58%
• Skype 57%
• You Tube 49.6%
81% of students access social media on a smart phone
91% of students access social media at home and 71% use social
media when bored.
Why Teach Social Media
Do you feel more comfortable to be ‘yourself’ on Social Media?
Why Teach Social Media
Do you use a particular type of Social Media because your
friends are?
Why Teach Social Media
Do you think about how you use Social Media and how it may
affect you in your future?
Why Teach Social Media
How do you feel about Social Media in a classroom?
Why Teach Social Media
How To Teach Social Media
How To Teach Social Media
Year 7 Integrated Learning – Coastal Environments
Unit Aim:
In this unit students examine the features of a particular type of global
environment – Coastal. They consider the spatial distribution of coasts, the major
geographical processes that operate and the way humans interact with the
environment. They look at the coastal environment from the perspective of a
coastal community. Students present their work in a variety of forms: Postcard;
Newsletter and an interactive Discussion Board.
Should Nuclear Power Plants be along Coast Lines
Should Marine Parks be increased in size and number along the Coffs Coast line
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Year 8 Integrated Learning – Connectedness
Unit Aim: Students have the opportunity to examine the meaning of
connectedness, in general and in the context of communities through various
activities and begin to develop an awareness of how important connectedness is
to the success of a community and to the identity of an individual.
Kate Coffey Wiki
Katherine Macken Wiki
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Conversations
The Loreto Normanhurst Student Growth Model focuses on the Holistic
Education of a student.
A critical element to this model are Conversations. Each student meets with their
advisor 10 times over the course of the year to discuss their growth. The
elements of growth are discussed under the FACE Curriculum.
Each student responds to questions and blogs these on the school portal to
document their Holistic Growth and provide for real reflection.
Example of Conversation Blog
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Year 8 Integrated Learning – United Nations
Unit Aim
Each nation is entitled to ONE post in Today's Meet. It
must be relevant to their stance on the issue and support
the debate.
You must use formal language and a positive tone. Try to
incorporate UN terminology.
All posts must be justified.
"We agree with North Korea on this matter because we
are allies."
The Secretary-General and Advisors reserve the right to
close Today's Meet at any time.
Sanctions will apply to nations who cannot adhere to the
above rules.
The best post will be rewarded with 2 merits each.
TodaysMeet
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Photography – appropriate online images
How To Teach Social Media
Photography – appropriate online images
Students are asked to consider how the images that they take,
post and share can impact on a person’s life.
They focus on a celebrity currently in the media who is being
scrutinised. Students are shown a number of images and ask to
comment on what each image is saying about that person.
They then must develop a PPT for Middle School students that
highlights rules for appropriate published photography
Example of student work
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Photography – Instragram your excursion
In Year 7 and 8 Students attend Geography Field excursion to Bobbin
Head and the Blue Mountains. As part of the activities for the day,
students are now being encouraged to bring phones/cameras etc to
take an image that captures the essence of that environment.
Students are then asked to submit the photos and they vote to
determine which image is the most successful in the task. Students
are practising being critical in determining the image they select. It’s
really making them think.
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Photography – Instragram your excursion
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Year 7 Integrated Learning – Who are You
Unit Aim: Students investigate and explore values. In particular that
begin to identify different types of values and how these influence a
person’s behaviour and attitudes.
Student Example
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Year 7 Integrated Learning – Orientation
Unit Aim: Students work through an orientation program for the first
weeks of High School in Year 7. As part of the Safe Laptop Use lessons
students are asked to review a ‘fakeBook’ page and identify:
• What judgements we make when we see a page.
• What private information we can find on her page.
• What her images tell us?
Students then identify what there digital foot print is on a paper
footprint and discuss this with their parents and advisors
What judgement do you make
Digital Footprint
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Year 8 Technology: Mosaic Clocks
Unit Aim: To develop a Mosaic Clock for the home
Mosaic Clocks
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Yr 8 Integrated Learning Global Citizenship
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What’s current….
As a visual bookmarking site, self-described as a ‘virtual pinboard’,
Pinterest allows users to ‘pin’, or transfer digital images to an interest
‘board’, or webpage that they make themselves and give a title to.
The images are then collected together on this board and made
available for others to see. Users may ‘repin’ images from other
people’s boards, pin images they have found on other websites or use
images of their own (their own photographs or infographics, for
example). A wealth of high-quality and diverse images are available to
use for Pinterest purposes.
Tweeted by @DALupton , retweeted by @jwil101 on the 25/03/13
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Social Media Resources
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http://todaysmeet.com/
http://edublogs.org/
http://www.glogster.com/
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups&hl=en#!overvi
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• http://www.chatzy.com/advanced.htm
• http://www.edmodo.com/
• http://www.weebly.com/

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