class 11  survey social media

To begin studying your topic, surf the web to see how it’s being represented.  

Steps:

  1.  Create a cites/bibliography Google doc page to serve as a regular place to log/annotate your findings.   
  2.  Brainstorm and list online sources your want to survey, e.g. Reddit, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, YouTube, what else? 
  3.  Annotate ten useful sources that would be purposeful to share with others. 
    1. Include at least 3 videos.  
    2. Write a two to three sentence summary, aka annotation:  “a note of explanation or comment added to a text or diagram.”
    3. For each source, copy and paste URL.  Include date of research: Retrieved month day, year.”
  4. As part of your ten annotations, find two posts with images that somehow represent your topic.
    1. In your annotation, discuss the images:  describe and interpret; may require more than two sentences.    
  5. Once the annotations are complete, write a 2-3 paragraph summary of some important takeaways related to your topic.  
    1. Before writing, review the media literacy questions we’ve been working with:  #2:  who tells the story:  sources, voices, ideology; #3 story not told:  context/root causes, alternatives/root solutions.  How do these questions apply to the varied meanings represented in your sources?  
    2. Make at least one comment on how these media literacy questions apply.  
  6. Conclude with some questions and/or directions for follow-up research.  

COPY THESE ANNOTATIONS TO YOUR GOOGLE DOC; INCLUDE ASSIGNMENT DATE & TITLE AT TOP.