Social Media and Digital Citizenship in Education | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link


Social Media and Digital Citizenship in Education - #SPC18152

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

Participants in this course will examine how social media is an integral part of the school community.  The positive and negative impact of social media on the school community will be discussed and explored.  Participants will learn strategies to navigate social media concerns and issues.  The course will help educators learn about norms in digital citizenship and how to plan and integrate social media tools in their classroom and school community.  Social media frameworks for projects, lesson plans, and school functions will be reviewed.  Participants will leave the course with social media tools to engage their students in new learning mediums and improve the classroom and school community environment. 

Global Goals of the Course

  1. To examine seminal and current research in the area of best practice instruction (NBPTS 3,4)
  2. To develop an understanding of the need for social media in today’s classroom and school community (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  3. To analyze current instructional practices of social media use to better support student learning (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  4. To explore possible applications of social media instruction in the classroom (NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  5. To synthesize best practice research and classroom applications (NBPTS 2,3,4)


By Craig Ackerman
Reviewed 9 months ago
Paul Wright is such a help and I really enjoy the classes I've taken. I have immediate, tangible resources and strategies for the classroom.

By Benjamin White
Reviewed 8 months ago
This course was excellent. The instructor, Paul Wright, did a thorough job presenting important materials in a way that was informative and challenging. I feel like I am ready to bring what I learned into the classroom. Working with The Connecting Link was straight forward and the platform is perfect for busy teachers. I will continue to taking more courses!

By Mica Vahl
Reviewed 10 months ago
I appreciate the incredibly applicable content for current educators. I can incorporate what I learn right away in my classroom.

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