Hunting & Gathering: Helping Creative Students Build Their Social Media Presence Wisely

Your Name and Title: Dr. Gigi Johnson, Exec. Director, Maremel Institute (; Lecturer, UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

School, Library, or Organization Name:  Maremel Institute and UCLA HASOM


Co-Presenter Name(s): NA

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: United States

Language in Which You Will Present: American English

Target Audience(s):  Teachers and learners in the creative industry spaces, esp. high school and higher ed; coaches of helping students understand social media beyond Facebook, including BS detection

Short Session Description (one line): Creating curriculum and skills for creative students to build and understand social media presence beyond the classroom


Full Session Description (as long as you would like):  At UCLA HASOM, for three years I have helped undergraduates in music learn how to understand and engage community around their music and story.  Through this program, I have learned to help them understand deeply their ability to engage community, find kindred spirits across the web, and build critical thinking capacities on BS detection (amazing light among this group).  Through this session, I would like to share those learnings, describe tools and modules that I have developed with these creative souls, and gather conversations from the participants on how they have worked to teach kids to hunt and gather on their own to build smart stories about their work and lives on the global web. 

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: -- I'll put up a workspace of materials there, and for the session, open up a version of the Moodle space that we use for sharing collaborative tools and work as examples.  I'll also add the materials here for continuing use and sharing. 

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