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S: Social Literacy- Melissa Stevenson

BC: TE 402- Spring 2012

FC: Social Literacy | By: Melissa Stevenson TE 402

1: This Mixbook was created to help teach future educators understand the importance of incorporating social literacy into their classrooms!

2: Literacy has been described as the ability to read, write and to think critically. However literacy is much more than just reading and writing it includes social, cultural, emotional, visual, environmental, numeracy, and political literacies. | Literacy is...

3: Social Literacy is, "(I)The power of identity in groups and (II) the process of defining and expanding social groupings to further our aim" (Gall). | What is Social Literacy?

4: The Importance of Social Literacy is to... -Expand knowledge of cultural and social norms -Build relationships with others -Enhance communication skills

5: Teaching social literacy involves teaching students how to communication with peers, family members, and colleagues in school. Social literacy is everywhere and used everyday. Social literacy includes texting, emailing, talking, eye contact, manners, handshakes etc. (Van Petten I) | Social literacy helps to prevent against bullying, helps young people learn to express themselves, helps family communication at home and lastly social literacy helps students become prepared for their future careers (Van Petten I)

6: How do we increase social literacy in school? | (2/21/12). Retrieved from:

7: ...By Social Networking | Social networking is the grouping of individuals into specific group like communities. Social networking is most popular online (What is Social Networking).

8: Watch Social Network in Plain English | Social Networks: -Twitter -Facebook -Blogging -Google Plus -Wiki's

10: Twitter | What is Twitter? Twitter is a social network site that allows people to post, read comments and follow specific people

11: Watch the twitter experiment: | What are the benefits of Twitter in the Classroom? -Collaboration -Increase participation -Practice of concise writing -Increase reading and writing skills -Allows for students to form new friendships

12: What is Facebook? Facebook is the most known social network today. People must create a profile to begin using the social network. Once a profile is created friends can be added, messages can be exchanged and communication can take place | Facebook

13: What are the benefits of facebook in the classroom? -Engaging to students -Promotes collaboration -Promotes organization with the use of calendars -Provides learning applications (50 Reasons to Invite Facebook into the Classroom).

14: Blogging | Blogging is a shared online journal. Blogs can be created through:

15: Check out these 33 ways to use blogs in your classroom: | What are the benefits of blogging in the classroom? -Increase communication between the teacher and students -Encouragement from deeper discussions -Encourages participation from shy students -Promotes opportunities for students to read and write.

16: Google Plus | What is Google Plus? Google Plus is a new social networking site. Google plus is very similar to Facebook. It allows people to create charts, post videos/pictures, create circles (or groups of friends) etc. (10 Reasons to use google plus in your classroom)

17: What are the benefits of Google Plus in the classroom? -Encourages collaboration and participation of students -Encourages organization through calendar's and online activities -Encourages students to use visuals -Encourages students to expand their friendship circle

18: WIKI'S | What is a Wiki? A wiki is a site that allows visitors to participant. It is a living collaboration site, whose purpose is sharing the creative process and product of many (Wiki Walk Through).

19: What are the benefits of wiki's in the classroom? -Encourage participation -Promote discussion based learning -Encourages collaboration of parents, teachers, and students -Encourages motivation -Increase reading and writing skills | Check it out:

20: Activities to use in your classroom that incorporate social networks:

21: 1) Have the class make a facebook page of someone they are learning about 2) Have the class follow famous people on twitter. For instance, if you are teaching about the government system you can have them follow the President. 3) Create a class blog to discuss readings that are being done in class. 4) Have the students create a wiki that teaches others about a topic of there choice. 5) Have students create a photo album on google plus of places that they have traveled to, so you can create a map to help teach geography

22: References: | 10 Ways to Use Google Plus in the Classroom. (2011, July 24). Retrieved February 10, 2012, from the Theater Professor: 50 Reasons to Invite Facebook into the Classroom. (2011, July 18). Retrieved February 18, 2012, from Online College: Affilate Networking. (2011). Retrieved February 17, 2012, from

23: Black, J. (2008, October 28). 33 ways to use blogs in the classroom. Retrienved February 17, 2012, from Web 2.0 in the Classroom; Ferenstein, G. (2010, Match 1). How Twitter in the Classroom is Boosting Students Engagement. Retrieved February 18, 2012, from Mashable Social Media: Gall, E. (n.d). Social Literacy. Retrieved February 12, 2012, from Van Petten, V. (n.d) Can We Teach Social Literacy? 2Retrieved March 5, 2012, from Radical Parenting, www. What is Social Networking? (2012, January 12). Retrieved February 19, 2012, from Wiki Walk Through. (n.d). Retrieved February 19, 2012. from Teachers First:

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