Introduction to Social Media: Our Connected World


Course Description:
Have a Facebook account? What about Twitter? Whether you’ve already dipped your toes in the waters of social media or are still standing on the shore wondering what to make of it all, learning how to interact on various social media platforms is crucial in order to survive and thrive in this age of digital communication. We can take comfort in the fact that God wants us to be successful in the use of these communication tools as we seek to use them for His glory. In this course, you will receive a broad overview of different social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and more. You’ll also discover best practices for using social media personally, academically, and even professionally. You will also explore some principles from God’s Word relating to our use of these platforms. If you thought social media was just a way to keep track of friends and share personal photos, this course will show you how to use these resources in much more powerful ways while abiding by biblical principles.

Recommended Prerequisites:

Grade Level:
9-12th Grades

Course Types Available:
Full Course (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)

Biblical Integration Information:
God has chosen to reveal truths about His nature and ways in the Created world. The complex patterns, designs, and relationships discovered in the study of mathematics points to God’s nature and ways. As we explore, discover, verify, and catalogue the known truths of His universe, dive into the unknown, make decisions, identify, assess, and solve problems around us, and seek to understand more about the universe God has made and the role of humans in it, God is glorified. The study of mathematics leads us into a deeper understanding of our Creator and appreciation for His provision and wisdom as we use this knowledge as a tool to have dominion over and care for the natural world.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles.”

Required Purchased Materials:
None. Students are required to access a variety of social media platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and others.