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INFOhio Blizzard Bags - Grades 9-12: Sharing Information

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

Sharing Information Activities

Sharing Information

  1.  Post what you learned.
    1. If you have a social media account, create a series of 10 posts about a social media. You may want to include facts you have learned about the site or about social media and its benefits. Make sure one of the posts is a link to the timeline, graph, or analysis tool you created in the Applying Information tab.
    2. Make your posts interesting and use hash tags or other tagging options to increase your posts' viewability.
    3. Posts may be written in a word processing document and then posted to the site.
    4. Send a link to your teacher to show where to view your posts.
  2. Cite what you know.
    1. Create an annotated bibliography of the resources you located and evaluated about social media.  
    2. Use the correct citation format such as MLA or APA. Your teacher will direct you. See the Purdue OWL: Annotated Bibliographies guide below for examples on how to create a formal annotated bibliography.
  3. Make an infographic.
    1. Using an online tool such as or create an infographic that shares facts and data from the articles, charts, timelines, and websites you read and the poll in the previous section.  
    2. If you don't have an Internet connection, create your own infographic on a piece of poster board. Use this sample to help you design or come up with ideas.
    3. Use the Infographic Rubric by Kathy Schrock below as a guide to help you with your infographic.
    4. Consider using a web-based tool like Canva or to create your infographic. 
  4. Write an essay.
    1. Write a short essay of at least 5 paragraphs that answers one of your questions about social media. Use the information you collected in the poll, applied in your graph, and found in your research.
    2. You can follow the guidelines for writing your essay using the Purdue OWL: Expository Essays guide below.  
    3. Make sure to include specific evidence from the sources, and cite the information within the text.  
    4. You can learn more using GO! Ask, Act, Achieve: How do I prepare my project for publication? or the Purdue OWL citation style guides below.

Sharing Information

  1. Write an argumentative essay using facts you gathered in the locating and evaluating information sections on how social media is being used in the workplace, school or politics.​
    • Refer to your KWL&Q Chart and identify one of the questions you created and searched for in the Locating and Evaluating tabs.
    • Pull out the information you found that provides evidence to support your argument.
    • Read the Purdue OWL: Argumentative Essays guide below to help with the process of writing your essay. 
    • Use the rubric linked below to help with the process of writing your essay. 
    • Make sure you are writing an argument and not a persuasion by studying this Read Write Think chart.
    • Be sure to include in-text citations, and use the correct MLA or APA format for your essay. Learn more about them by watching these videos.
  2. Create a social media guide for graduates to help them use social media as a tool in searching for a job. Use information you found in your research as well as in the additional articles listed below. Consider using one of the the creation tools from Go! How do I create my project?