Social Media and Current Events: Impacts and Implications

Twitter. Facebook. Instagram. You Tube. See something happen. Post immediately. Seek political office. Get your supporters to tweet. Start a revolution. Watch the world respond. In thousands of places and millions of lives, social media has changed the way we interact with the world, the way media handles current events, and the way people receive and believe their news. What are the impacts and implications of this new technology? What can we do to be informed consumers of what we see posted? Hear these questions and more discussed in this program archive. To obtain more details about the program including related curriculum standards, program objectives, a time-coded program agenda, pre and post program learning activities, and additional video and web resources related to the program, click on the Educational Material tab. This program is targeted to students in grades seven through twelve.

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am