Encouraging the Power of Voice through Reddit

Tuesday 9:30 Room C-1

Presenter: Rory Tannebaum, Merrimack College

The purpose of this presentation will be to introduce attendees to Reddit, an increasingly popular & powerful social media site and to align Reddit’s platform with the social studies. The presentation will demonstrate how Reddit’s model reflects many of the aims of the field including – though not limited to – creating a democratic space for students, encouraging students’ voices, and using discussion to construct knowledge. Attendees will leave with practical strategies for integrating Reddit’s model into the classroom.

Target Audience

  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College

Subject Area

  • U.S. History
  • Civics/Government
  • Multidisciplinary