Do you have (or know) a 7-9th grader that loves to spend time on their smartphone and social media?

I’m teaching “Changing the World with Social Media”, a 2 week teen social media class at Sonoma State University in July 2014 just for that student. They’ll get skills to turn their online time into opportunities to impact positive social change. They’ll identify how to make a difference in the world; select tools right for the task; set them up correctly; and learn how to stay safe online.

Read this blog I wrote about critical thinking and hoaxes and the web.

Platforms used in this process include: Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, Pinterest, mobile devices and more. Students pick a project, establish a strategy, set-up tools, and learn how to manage a social media campaign for change. Privacy and security settings, and protecting and building your online identity will be examined. Students will present their campaigns to their classmates and families.

No prerequisites.

Learn more on the Sonoma State Excel for Youth course description page. Registration page.

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