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INFOhio Blizzard Bags - Grades 9-12: Home

Students follow the six dimensions of inquiry as they read, investigate, and complete the activities. Ohio's learning standards are integrated into the activities.

Theme: Social Media

social media

What time is it? Chances are, despite the time, you have used some type of social networking tool to communicate, organize or gather information already today. Have you thought about why you use the tools you do and what the larger implications are for you, your friends and family, and society as a whole? Now take a look at the "Your assignment" box below. Click either the 9-10 tab or the 11-12 tab.

Food for thought...

What questions does the quote create for you?  Record them in the KWL&Q chart below.

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Your assignment

In this unit, you will explore social media and its use in today's world.  You will use resources from INFOhio to achieve the following objectives:

  • Search for information about social media and social network sites and their use.
  • Decide which information is most relevant, accurate, and timely.
  • Use the information to compare to your personal experience and create tips for social media use based on collection of evidence or chart data.
  • Share the information with others in ways that are engaging and purposeful.
  • Reflect on what you have learned and how it has affected your understanding and use of social media.

Tips for success:

  • When researching a topic, students often use a research journal or log to keep their notes organized. Watch the video, How to take Cornell Notes properly. Then, create your own Cornell notes on a notebook sheet of paper, as illustrated in the video. Use this note taking format as you complete the activities in each Blizzard Bag.  
  • Use the link to the website, Good Notes to learn more about how to use the Cornell notes method. 
  • Use the Student Research Planning Guide below or your own blank paper for the activities in the Blizzard Bag.
  • Each of the tabs that follows has a box linking you to INFOhio resources. The featured resources give you additional help or provide information necessary to complete the tasks under activities.

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In this lesson, you will be reading about and researching social media in society and then writing an argumentative essay about your findings. Follow each of the steps in the tabs to:

  • Create a question.
  • Locate and evaluate information.
  • Apply and share the information to support an argument.
  • Reflect on the process.

Besides the suggestions in the LibGuide, you will be using the resources for Grades 9-12 found at INFOhio.org, follow these tips for success. 

  • When researching a topic, students often use a research journal or log to keep their notes organized. Click on the link to Monash University where you will find resources on reading and note taking. From these resources, develop your own method for taking notes as you research social media and society. 
  • Watch the video, How to take Cornell Notes properly.  Then, create your own Cornell notes on a notebook sheet of paper, as illustrated in the video. Use this note taking format as you complete the activities in each Blizzard Bag.  
  • Use the link to the website, Good Notes to learn more about the Cornell notes method. 
  • Use the Student Research Planning Guide below or your own blank paper for the activities in the Blizzard Bag.
  • Each of the tabs that follows has a box linking you to INFOhio resources. The featured resources give you additional help or provide information necessary to complete the tasks under activities.

This symbol indicates that technology is needed to complete the assignment.

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