Malden High School
Teacher: Mrs. Beth Horwitz


Technology is changing everything we do, including how we communicate.

Course Description:
This course will allow students to explore how social media has changed communication, how it affects their future, and how they can use it to their advantage. The students will also learn a variety of web tools that will allow them to create a professional e-portfolio of information about themselves and career/college knowledge, which they can use in high school, college, and the world of work.

  • The goal of this course is to help make students become proficient in social media communication as well as a variety of web 2.0 tools.

Sample Content:
  • Social Media Research - How it has changed the way we communicate and how is it used in high school, college and the world of work
  • Utilizing web 2.0 tools, students will learn a variety of career information, for example,
    • Video game designer career information
    • Fashion career
    • Sports marketing career Information
    • Retailing and e-tailing

  • Job/Career Search Knowledge – Learning current techniques using technology and web sites to create and distribute your resume and learning interviewing skills that you can use for college interviews.
  • A look at how local companies can use social media and web tools
  • Creation of an online portfolio

Sample of digital tools that may be used in this course:
  • Social Media (Facebook and Twitter)
  • Wikispaces
  • blogs
  • Google docs
  • Social bookmarking of websites/content
  • You tube / Video sharing
  • Prezi
  • Animotosm-image.jpg
  • Skype

Social Media Topics:
  • Freedom of Speech Assignment
  • History of Social Media-Info graphic
  • History of Facebook and MySpace
  • Social Media Influence
  • Credible Sources
  • Social Media Netiquette
  • Create a Strong Password
  • Copyright
  • Digital Footprint
  • Social Media Pictures
  • Cyber bullying
  • Writing for Social Media
  • Introduction to Blogs
  • Introduction to Twitter
  • Introduction to Delicious-Social Bookmarking
  • Linked In
  • College Search with SM
  • Career and SM
  • Companies that use SM
  • The Past, Present, and Future of SM

What is Social Media?

Social Media Site 9-9-13