ERIC Number: EJ888062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 6
Creating a Curriculum Unit on Evaluation of Social Media
McLean, C. D.
Knowledge Quest, v38 n3 p18-27 Jan-Feb 2010
At the beginning of last year the assistant Middle Division director at the Berkeley Preparatory School challenged his faculty to collaborate with at least one teacher from another department in the division for a portion of one unit. Because the challenge was given at the beginning of the school year, it was received with trepidation, but, after spending the first semester planning, Middle Division teachers created some amazing projects. This year the "one unit" challenge brings in the Upper Division faculty, with an additional zinger of incorporating a Web 2.0 tool. In this article, the author describes how she has partnered with an Advance Placement (AP) Comparative Government teacher on a media bias unit for juniors and seniors that meets the assistant director's challenge. The author details how she and her colleague created a curriculum unit on evaluation of social media.
Descriptors: Social Networks, Advanced Placement Programs, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Language Teachers, Computer Software, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Audio Equipment, Information Dissemination, Editing, Collaborative Writing, Journalism, Electronic Publishing, Web Sites, Librarians, Reference Services
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Teachers
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