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Lesson Plan in Service Learning, Let’s Get Social May 1, 2013

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Now that your project has been decided on, and work has begun, we will work on promoting the work.  One of the benefits of social media is that we are able to promote work to the virtual world.  The work that is being done by each of you may inspire someone else to pick-up where you are leaving off, or maybe to start a different service learning project in the area.

Bi-weekly you will write a blog about your progress with your project, or questions, concerns and issues that might arise.  You will share your blog on the:  ESC Service Learning blog site.

For the purpose of this course, you will need to create accounts on the following social media platforms:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest

And join/follow the ESC Service Learning pages and feeds.  As blogs postings are added, I will be sharing them through these three sites (if you would like to add your own each week to both the blog and these sites, feel free to do so).  During weeks 7, 10 and 14, you will be asked to share things through Twitter and Pinterest, and comment through Facebook.

This is a great exercise in marketing and promotion in the digital environment.

Please keep in mind:

  • If you are taking photos during the course of your project, make sure to obtain permission from the organization.  Only include people in photos that you have been granted permission from.
  • Do not use people’s names, unless you have received permission to do so.

Idea developed from the article:  See Table 1, Date Matrix

Brabant, M. & Hochman, A.  The Social Foundations Classroom:  What are Schools For?  Crossing Institutional Boundaries for the Sake of Learning.  Educational Studies.

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