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New Media & Digital Identity

New Media & Digital Identity


New Media & Digital Identity  (Online)

June 19-July 31, 2018, 7:00-8:30 pm (Tuesday & Thursday only)
Open to students entering grades 10-12
Course Credit:  Not offered for credit


Students will create a variety of media, including news articles, blog posts, podcasts, and other digital media designed for publication.

These projects, and our subsequent written reflections and verbal discussions, will encourage students to think critically about how media producers consider audience, angle, and medium when creating and distributing content. By engaging in both media criticism and creation, students will explore the influence of new and traditional forms of media. Students will also draw on their own media habits to analyze trends and developments within the field.

Discussion topics will include: new media, branding, censorship, data mining, digital citizenship, and the future of media. Students will emerge from this course as responsible producers and consumers who will feel empowered to manage their own personal brand. This digital online identity will benefit students in the college admissions process.


Nate Green, instructor

Nate Green has been teaching history and coaching basketball and lacrosse for eight years since graduating from Wesleyan University in 2009. He works at Flint Hill School (VA) in the Innovation Department and Technology Integration Department. This year, Nate is teaching a class called Disruptive Innovation through Social Media, and he has been teaching the course New Media and Digital Identity at St. Paul's School for the past four summers. In all of his courses, Nate enjoys leveraging educational technology and new media to enhance learning. He actively seeks opportunities to speak to teachers, students, and parents about how to take advantage of new media for passion-based learning. To help support students in this endeavor, Nate built a website called the Social Media Marketplace that connects students to new media based on their interests in order to facilitate lifelong learning. 


Details & Eligibility

▸ Online Course
▸ June 19-July 31, 2018, 7:00-8:30 pm
▸ Students entering grades 10-12
▸ Credit: Not offered for credit

2018 Tuition: $875
Financial aid is available (June 1 deadline)

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