Social Media Connections

Course Description:
This course will allow students to explore how social media has changed communication, how it affects their future, and how they can use it to their advantage. The students will also learn a variety of web tools that will allow them to create a professional e-portfolio of information about themselves and career/college knowledge, which they can use in high school, college, and the world of work.

  • The goal of this course is to help make students become proficient in social media communication as well as a variety of web 2.0 tools.

Sample Content:
  • Social Media Research - How it has changed the way we communicate and how is it used in high school, college and the world of work
  • Utilizing web 2.0 tools, students will learn a variety of career information, for example,
  • Job/Career Search Knowledge – Learning current techniques using technology and web sites to create and distribute your resume and learning interviewing skills that you can use for college interviews.
  • A look at how local companies can use social media and web tools
  • Creation of an online portfolio

Sample of digital tools that may be used in this course:
  • Social Media (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Wikispaces
  • blogs
  • Google docs
  • Social bookmarking of websites/content
  • You tube / Video sharing
  • Prezi
  • Animoto
  • Skype

Course wikispace:
Social Media Connections - Mrs. Horwitz's classes