I read the article on" Digital Media Learning. "This article had a lot of valid points. My main issue is how do we go about Teaching students social skills ,because that is what is needed when it comes to social media, and media education. I often see students post blogs on their pages that are very inappropriate on so many levels. And they have no clue that once they post a blog, its hard to take it back. We all play a part in preparing young people to go out into the world and make meaningful contributions to society. How do we as educators and parents encourage our children to be mindful about what they post on social media. I need to find ways to encourage them to think out of the box on ways digital media can open doors for them. For example: "Heather Lawver (H. Jenkins, 2006a) was 14 years old. She wanted to help other young people improve their reading and writing skills. She established an online publication with a staff of more than 100 people across the world. Her project was embraced by teachers and integrated into their curriculum. She emerged as an important spokesperson in a national debate about intellectual property.The website Lawver created was a school newspaper for the fictional
Hogwarts, the location for the popular Harry Potter books."http://www.macfound.org/media/article_pdfs/JENKINS_WHITE_PAPER.PDF. This was a fantastic example of how a student turned her thought into reality. I just need to find ways to get students to think out the box like Heather.