Social Media and the College Application Process
1 Hook/Attention Getter
Instructor will show examples of social media profiles that caused students to not get accepted or got students in trouble at the college level and have them read a NYTimes article.
Students will read the article from the NY Times
2 Direct Instruction
Teacher will play the webinar for students related to security online and their digital footprint. The teacher will work with the students to discuss the implications of online security
Students will watch the webinar on online security, privacy, and risk. Students will have a discussion with peers and the teacher regarding their digital footprint.
3 Independent Practice
Teacher will ask students to log on to their social media sites individually and set privacy settings and assess if their photos would impact a college seeing who they are.
Students will log on to their social media site and assess their security settings and what they post.
4 Wrap Up
The teacher will have students reflect on what they found and how it impacts them.
Students will reflect on the activity in writing as a closing activity.