Brief Bio

Becky Tengs is a third and fourth grade teacher in a multiage class at the Forest Grove Community School. A technologically adept graduate of Pacific University’s MAT and Reading Endorsement programs, Becky designs and implements innovative online projects with elementary school students. She actively uses technology in her classroom, including a daily whole-group blog post, student-created video projects, social networking, as well as online news media.

Title

Social Networking in Upper Elementary

Track

K-12

Proposal Type

Interactive Session

Abstract

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Before most students reach middle school they already have an online life. Everything they can experience in the real world – learn, explore, chat, share, advocate, make friends, and make enemies – they can also experience online. However, many students turn thirteen without a notion on how to navigate this complex and changing online world. Online social networks are critical tools for students to be successful in a 21st century world. Social networking in the elementary school classroom provides a safe, structured environment for students to develop academic, social, and citizenship skills; as well as the potential to strengthen classroom and school communities. Using several teacher-created website as models, learn strategies to develop and manage your own classroom social network and promote responsible digital citizenship for upper elementary school students.

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Social Networking in Upper Elementary

Berglund 019

Before most students reach middle school they already have an online life. Everything they can experience in the real world – learn, explore, chat, share, advocate, make friends, and make enemies – they can also experience online. However, many students turn thirteen without a notion on how to navigate this complex and changing online world. Online social networks are critical tools for students to be successful in a 21st century world. Social networking in the elementary school classroom provides a safe, structured environment for students to develop academic, social, and citizenship skills; as well as the potential to strengthen classroom and school communities. Using several teacher-created website as models, learn strategies to develop and manage your own classroom social network and promote responsible digital citizenship for upper elementary school students.