Today in web 2.0 class we discussed the use of social media and web 2.0 technologies by the White House and President Obama to get his message out to the people. Students watched his speech about the military actions our nation has taken in Libya and listened to his explanation of why they were necessary and justified. Students then watched other news video on the situation to see for themselves what is going on right now in this country and to try to understand firsthand how it relates to them back here at home. They also listened to differing viewpoints on whether or not this was the right decision by the President to help them decide for themselves what they thought.
After that, students blogged about their reflections below to my prompts and we discussed how to join in these conversations online in safe and responsible way. This is an important issue with digital citizenship.
Watch the President's speech here:
Assignment for students
Now that you have watched the President's speech and researched the situation online on various news sources; please respond the following prompts. Please sign in anonymously and just sign at the end of your post with your first name. Mr. Halvorsen
1. Do you think the President made the right decision? Why - explain.
2. What do you think the United States and UN should do now in Libya? How would your choice affect the future of this nation and the rest of the Middle East which is very unstable politically right now?