Passion-Based Literacies & Social Media

Spotlight Educator: Shannon Steimel, Librarian, Lift for Life Academy, MO
Day/Time: Wednesday - 2:20pm - 3:10pm
Audience: 6 - 12
Tech Level: All Strand: Library
Room: 105

When students have the opportunity to read and write about their passions, it transforms their literacy skills. Social media gives students authentic audiences to share their passions. Whether it is reading and blogging about the problems in our world they want to solve, tweeting about their favorite books, publishing their own stories with Storyjumper, Wattpad or Createspace, or creating their own worlds through game design, technology tools are evolving our ideas of literacy. Come to this session to learn how build a student-led culture of literacy at your school.

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