For Ages 12-18
Day Saturday
Time 1:00-3:00pm
Session Apr 29
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

How Much Do You Really Know about the Internet? The Answers Will Shock (and Teach) You

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Could you explain Twitter to someone younger than you, or demonstrate how to avoid (or succumb to) clickbait? Can you recommend which Youtubers are the best to watch for music, humor, or how-to gaming help? What advice do you have for first time Instagram and Snapchat users? How would you create a viral video or meme? Can you get the most followers and likes, and how much do you have to actually like something to “like” a post?

In this workshop, we’ll make a user manual for social media in 2017, written by young people, for young people. First, we’ll select the social media platform that interests us most, and then we’ll describe one of our own experiences with it in order to develop a user manual entry. With personal stories and opinions (and hopefully some good memes), this user guide will be different than the dry instructions that come with your VCR (what’s a VCR, anyway?); we’ll be writing in a way that will interest and help families who are trying to understand the best ways to teach their young children about the internet.  

The workshop is hosted as part of an 826 National project with Common Sense Media and Scholastic. Interested students who participate in this workshop can submit their work for publication in a professionally published book about social media, a unique resource for families featuring the necessary voices and opinions of middle and high school social media users.

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