Want to teach students about social media? Here is one way to make it stick.

Want to teach students about social media? Here is one way to make it stick.

If you’re going to teach your students or colleagues about the power of social media, why not use the one tool being used across the globe including organizations like NASA and the National Guard. The Social Media Revolution video is the most viewed social media series in the world, and the latest version for 2015 is now live. Here is the video, and below I have included a few sample discussion questions as well as a more in-depth lesson plan you can use with your team or students. Package them together for a high impact training session.

Social Media Revolution 2015

Discussion Questions (30 minute session)

After showing the video, facilitate a deeper conversation with your team  or students about social media. Use the following discussion questions to prompt a thought provoking dialogue.

  1. What stats were most surprising? Why?
  2. How does this shape the way our team communicates?
  3. How has social media impacted the way you experience college?
  4. How does this impact how we engage other students in our programs or services?
  5. What is a good example of how our team used social media in 2014 to accomplish one of our goals?
  6. What is one way we might be able to improve our use of social media to maximize the opportunity we have to connect with more students or build deeper relationships with the students we already connect with?
  7. Final thoughts?

Socialnomics Learning Lab (60-90 minute session)

Need to do more of a deep dive into social media? Here is a lesson plan I created for the Digital Leadership Institute with exercises and case studies to use with students. Pair this with the latest video for a more in-depth training session.

Stats Mentioned in Video

  • Mobile drives over 50% of ecommerce traffic | Stat found here
  • Over 1.35 billion users on Facebook | Stat found here
  • Over 50% of the world’s population is under 30-years-old | Stat found here
  • 53% of millennial generation respondents (those born between 1981 and 2000) said they’d rather lose their sense of smell than their technology | Stat found here
  • More people own a mobile device than a toothbrush | Stat found here
  • By 2018 video will account for over 2/3 of mobile usage hence why 2/3 of orgs will increase spending on video this year | Stat found here
  • Every second 2 new members join LinkedIn | Stat found here
  • The LinkedIn age limit has been lowered to 13 | Stat found here
  • Grandparents are the fastest growing demographic on twitter | Stat found here
  • 90% of buyers trust peer recommendations | Stat found here
  • The average attention span of a human is 7 seconds | Stat found here
  • The average attention span of a gold fish is 8 seconds. | Stat found here

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