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Florida Virtual School offers new social media course

Florida Virtual School now offers a course in Social Media as a Language Arts elective.
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“Hold on while I tweet that.” “Do you follow her blog?” “What’s the IG hashtag?”

The language of today’s students and their tools of communication no longer include pen and paper or even a traditional telephone. Social Media is the way information is shared and there are right ways and wrong ways to do it.

Florida Virtual School (FLVS®) now offers a course in Social Media as a Language Arts elective. This is a new course code proposed by FLVS and approved by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE). In addition to the curriculum content, there is a strong emphasis on the eradication of online negativity.

The curriculum focuses on the larger issues surrounding the use of social media. Students are encouraged to recognize that the world of social media revolves around them and their actions, decisions, and interests. They will be encouraged to find authenticity within an online world, and will learn how their digital footprints make a bigger impression than physical ones.



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