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Everyone’s an Influencer: Bring the Social Media Influencer Style Into Your Classroom

Date/Time
November 2
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Strand
Digital Learning and Innovative Practices
Audience
Instructional Coaches, Library and Media Specialists, Teachers

Do your students want to be influencers or YouTubers? While the influencer and YouTube lifestyle may look easy and glamorous, the reality is, it’s a lot of work and there are real skills involved with the end product. How do we capture that passion for creating and translate it into our curriculum? More importantly, today’s businesses rely on social media to connect with their customers more than ever. So how do we provide students the skills to become an influencer, or more likely, a business’s social media manager? No matter how old your students are, they have all been exposed to or inspired by, an influencer. This session will explore a set of online tools available to teachers and students that can have your students influencing others that your content is awesome!

Presenter
Ben Sondgeroth
Ben Sondgeroth
Lead Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Northern Illinois, Learning Technology Center

Ben leads the LTC’s RETC team and facilitates ongoing professional learning events for teachers, administrators, and technology staff in northern Illinois.