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Keeping Up With The Past: Student-Centered Teaching and Social Media

Keeping Up With The Past: Student-Centered Teaching and Social Media

Dr. Jennifer L. Palmer

Assistant Professor of History

Date: September 27, 2016

Overview

Do you ever feel like you’re competing with social media and the internet? Phones, tablets, and laptops keep students constantly connected, and it often seems as if they devote more time to Tweeting, Yaking, surfing, or posting than they do to writing term papers. This Award Winning Faculty Series session is designed for instructors who want to create environments and craft assignments that harness the power of social media and the internet to foster public discourse and analytical learning. Palmer will guide participants through two fundamental student-centered instructional models present in her classroom: opportunities for students, such as writing graphic novels and creating YouTube videos, to share their research and writing in ways that are part of their own social vernacular, and actively engaging students through the transformation of the classroom setting into an eighteenth century French salon.