Social Media – Research & Website

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    Peer Review #2 in Discussion Forum

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  • Social Media assignment
  • Goals and Objectives
    • Discuss the functions of computers in classrooms, businesses, homes, and other environments 
    • Analyze and discuss social and ethical issues related to the increased use of technology in education, business, and society
  •  The assignments below are due by the end of the day on (date).
    • Social media project submitted to Blackboard
    • Social media project added to your website

    Website peer review – in discussion forum [2 separate due dates]

    1. Your initial new thread with your prepared website peer reviewer’s form AND website link, is due by the end of the day on (date).
    2. Your reply post to someone’s thread, saying you are going to review theirs, is due by the end of the day on (date).
    3. Your completed review of someone else’s website, is due by the end of the day on (date).
  • SOCIAL MEDIA are computer-mediated tools that allow people or companies to create, share, or exchange information, career interests, ideas, and pictures/videos in virtual communities and networks. The variety of stand-alone and built-in social media services currently available all include common features:
    1. social media are Web 2.0 internet-based applications,
    2. user-generated content (UGC) is the lifeblood of the social media organism,
    3. users create service-specific profiles for the site or app that are designed and maintained by the social media organization, and
    4. social media facilitate the development of online social networks by connecting a user’s profile with those of other individuals and/or groups.

    Social media depend on mobile and web-based technologies to create highly interactive platforms through which individuals and communities share, co-create, discuss, and modify user-generated content.For this project, you are going to create a social media element to your website. Follow these steps to complete the activity.

    1. Watch Did You Know 2016.
    2. Read the following articles:
    3. Take the “Are you a social media narcissist” quiz
    4. Let’s start thinking! How do you want to incorporate social media into your website. A few potential ideas might include:
      • A teacher Blog with different posts related to the topic of your site.
      • A social media page that allows you to keep in contact with your audience (customers, students, followers, etc.).
      • A Pinterest board with ideas/suggestions for your followers (students, teachers, customers, followers, etc.)
      • A YouTube channel that allows your audience to stay/keep current with your website.
      • A Review Page (similar to Yelp) that allows customers to comment on your product.
      • Other ideas? If you have an idea but aren’t sure if it will work then check with me. We can talk through it.
    5. A few “How To” articles
    6. Create your social media project for your site.
    7. For whatever tool you decide to use: Make at least two posts related to the topic of your site. You are encouraged to include images, and you MUST include some text. You  may link to and comment on items from your website.
      • You are expected to include citation information on your social media (if applicable).
    8. Add the social media project to your website, according to module screencast instructions.
    9. You will submit a LINK to your social media project, into Blackboard for gradingAND the URL for the website page(s) where your social media is located – in the Write Submission area.
  • Source: Wikipedia
  • MODULE 11: Learning Activity SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Attached Files:
  • (5 points)After submitting your social media project in Blackboard, be sure to add it to a page on your website.
  • Submit a link to your social media project AND the URL for the website page where it is located, in the Write Submission area.
  • SUBMIT Website Peer Review #2 – Discussion Forum
  • (5 points)
    1. Prepare this Peer Review #2 document for your reviewer.
      • Copy the Home and About pages criteria you chose, from the Peer Review #2 document you saved during our Notes activity in class.
        [Or, copy from the Peer Review #1 document we used in class for the first peer review.]
      • Complete the CRAP principles section by completing the column for how you implemented the principles on your website.
      • Save this file and name it with your first initial and last name_PeerReview2-ForReviewer.
    2. Create a NEW thread in this forum:
      • Submit your website link, and make sure it is hyperlinked.
      • AND attach your prepared reviewer form.
      • Subject line: Incorporate the topic of your website into an interesting subject line.
    3. Subscribe to your thread, so you receive a notification when someone posts to your thread.
    4. Reply TWICE to someone else’s thread who has not had anyone reply yet. ONLY one person may review a classmate’s website.
      1. First Reply/Post: “I am going to review your website.” [If you see someone else has already replied, please choose another.]
        • In the Subject line, write, “[Your 1st Name] is going to review”
      2. Download their review form.
      3. Open their website, using the link they provided.
      4. Complete their form with your review of their website.
      5. Save your completed peer review document, and add  “-your initials” to their file name:  [My Example: jsmith_PeerReviewer2-AW]
      6. Second Reply/Post to their thread: Attach your review form that contains your comments, and write a general comment.
        • In the Subject line, write: “[Your 1st Name] Completed Review”

    When I grade this forum for each student, I will look for the following:

    1. Initial new thread created, with your website link and attached prepared reviewer’s form.
    2. Reply post to someone else’s thread that says, “I am going to review your website.”
    3. Another reply post, with your attached reviewer’s document.
    4. OPTIONAL reply post thanking the person who reviewed your website.

    DUE DATES for this forum:

    1. Your initial new thread with your prepared website peer reviewer’s form AND website link, is due by the end of the day on (date).
    2. Your reply post to someone’s thread, saying you are going to review theirs, is due by the end of the day on (date).
    3. Your completed review of someone else’s website, is due by the end of the day on (date).

    DEMONSTRATION: How to Complete Peer Review #2

  • You will peer review one classmate’s website. You may review the same person as you did for your Peer Review #1, if no one else has replied to their thread.
  • Please review CITING MEDIA