Using Social Media in the Classroom in the Age of Fake News

ID: 51926 Type: Panel
  1. Brian Kinghorn, Marshall University, United States
  2. Daniel Krutka, University of North Texas, United States
  3. Nandita Gurjar, University of Northern Iowa, United States
  4. Sabrina Thomas, Marshall University, United States

Wednesday, March 28 10:15 AM-11:15 AM Location: Banneker View on map

Presider: Jeffrey Carpenter, Elon University, United States

Abstract: Good digital citizens must have a grasp of how to appropriately use social media in their personal lives, especially in the age of fake news With 65% of American adults reportedly using social networking sites, it is becoming increasingly important to develop pedagogies for teaching about and with social media in the K-12 classroom This revolution is beginning with innovative educators incorporating social media into their university courses for preservice teachers Our panel is comprised of university educators who have experience teaching with and about social media in their classrooms They will share their experiences teaching with social media as as well as useful insights into what worked and what didn’t


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