Social media tips for #canada150 class assignment

Some tips for SFU Students in FASS250 and FASS350

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  1. I was asked as part of my role in the Teaching and Learning centre at SFU to advise and inform a group of students who have been asked to engage in social media as a part of their class assignment. These days, sites like twitter and facebook are undergoing greater levels of scrutiny, especially as a platform for learning and I wanted to have the most up to date and relevant information for the group.\ I thought the best way to go about this would be to put the question to my own Personal Learning Network (PLN) for advice. The response I received was thoughtful and well articulated, and so much more than I could have generated on my own. Here is the story.
  2. Tips for Using Social Media as Class Discussion & Presentation Space. TIP #1 Begin and end with a Cat GIF

  3. To begin, the instructor for FASS250 is using her own Twitter account to make observations about the #canada150 campaign in her world. She models the activity for her students in a few tweets.
  4. To begin I wanted to frame the context of the activity, to discuss and share perspectives around the #canada150 campaign, and what this may mean to others engaged in social media. It did not take long to find a series of hashtags that may go along with the discussion. including;
    #canada1500
    #canada15000
    #resist150
    #resistance150 to name a few.
  5. Using twitter I was able to quickly hone in on some of the issues. Students are being asked to engage in social media to discuss #canada150, but they are likely to find alternative viewpoints along the way.
  6. On March 2, learn sustainability through #Indigenous storytelling. World-renowned artist and author, Roy Henry Vickers, will be sharing the increasingly relevant Legend of The Flood at the UBC Longhouse.
    On March 2, learn sustainability through #Indigenous storytelling. World-renowned artist and author, Roy Henry Vickers, will be sharing the increasingly relevant Legend of The Flood at the UBC Longhouse.
  7. It all started with a humble tweet.

  8. Then the replies.

  9. Right out of the gate, questions regarding the appropriateness of this activity arose.
  10. Tip #1 LISTEN/ FOLLOW FIRST

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