For nearly 10 years, Bri has focused on creating content to address the questions and concerns educators have about teaching classes, preparing students for certifications, and making the most of the iCEV curriculum system.
Each of these resources is provided by well-known publishers on TpT and has a unique take on teaching students about using social media.
Social Media Literacy - Looking at Social Media Useintroduces media awareness and how social media networks impact students today. For $3.75, you can use this social media activity to open up important discussions in your classroom before diving into more specific lessons.
Cyber Smarts -- Teach Kids About Social Media Safety focuses on helping kids make safe choices when using social media. With this $6.50 download, you'll access 22 pages of materials, including situation cards, a poster, vocab sheets, assessments, and more.
Digital Citizenship & Social Media ties together the concepts of digital citizenship, digital footprints, and social media with hands-on projects. For $5, you'll get 14 pages of materials, including warmups, a digital citizenship research project, and digital footprint activity.
All of the products include teacher and student resources, such as directions, discussion starters, and worksheets so you’ll have everything you need for each lesson!
The best part about these resources is they are created (and reviewed) by actual teachers. That means you can be confident in the quality and effectiveness of the lessons and activities!
However, if you’d rather use resources all developed by one publisher the next option could be just what you’re looking for.
2. Social Media Lessons from Common Sense Education
To tackle the topic of good social media habits in middle school, Common Sense Education has three great lessons:
Who Are You Online? (Grade 6)
My Social Media Life (Grade 7)
Social Media and Digital Footprints: Our Responsibilities (Grade 8)
Who Are You Online? introduces students to the pros and cons of presenting yourself in different ways on social media.
The lesson includes a warm up, a video for classroom discussion, a class debate activity, a quiz, and related family resources. In total, it will take you approximately 45 minutes to get through all of the content.
My Social Media Life helps students better understand how connecting with others on social media can affect their feelings and relationships.
The lesson includes a warm up, a video for classroom discussion, student handouts, an exit ticket activity, a quiz, and related family resources. In total, this lesson will take approximately 45 minutes.
The unit on social media is called Being Social Online and presented in five lessons:
Introduction to Being Social Online
Social Media and Its Uses
Your Digital Footprint
Protecting Yourself Socially
It Goes Down in the DMs
Along with these interactive student lessons, you’ll find resources such as teacher presentations and class activities to supplement your lessons.
In addition, you get formative and summative assessments that are automatically graded. Overall, this module is perfect for a teacher looking for a resource that’s got meat behind it!
The best part about Business&ITCenter21 is that it’s more than just lesson plans or activity ideas. It’s a full-fledged curriculum that you can use to teach so much more than good social media behavior.
Altogether, it has more than 200 hours-worth of curriculum to teach digital citizenship, soft skills, career readiness, and business concepts.
In addition to the curriculum, Business&ITCenter21 includes a full learning management system with automatic grading, student progress reports, and more.
And because the system is digital, it’s regularly updated with new resources and information -- something you need when teaching topics like social media and digital citizenship!
Learn More About Living Online – Social Communication!
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Click below to learn more about the social media lessons in the Living Online – Social communication module: