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Short introduction to social media and its uses in teaching and learning. First presented to staff at Colchester Institute on 6th October 2010.

Short introduction to social media and its uses in teaching and learning. First presented to staff at Colchester Institute on 6th October 2010.

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  • Introduction to social media in teaching and learning Bryony Taylor
  • Setting the scene
    • What is the context we are working in?
    • Did you know? video: http://bit.ly/cnT0VB
    Image from: http://static.squidoo.com/resize/squidoo_images/-1/draft_lens2332530module13127548photo_1229854935Gromit_train.jpg
  • In pairs discuss
    • How did that video make you feel? (Be honest!)
    • How would you describe social media?
    • Do you use any social media sites?
    • Do you think they can be used for teaching and learning?
  • What is social media?
    • Think of social media as like the invention of email or the telephone – it is a tool – a very powerful one – for communicating on an individual and a mass scale
  • Web 1.0 to Web 2.0
    • Web 1.0 – ‘if we build it, they will come’
    • Web 2.0 – User generated content – everyone’s putting stuff on the internet
    • This means that organisations need to
    • ‘ be everywhere’ rather than ‘being somewhere’
    • Image from: http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID30717/images/web10web20.jpg
  • Social media is a tool for:
    • Communicating
    • Sharing
    • Collaborating
    • And it’s social – that means it’s about real people connecting with other real people
    Image from: http://thesituationist.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/istock-social-network.jpg
  • What about using social media for teaching and learning?
    • Personal learning environments (PLEs) and VLEs:
    • http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =r77iDP_f0NY
    • What does your PLE look like?
    • What do your students’ PLEs look like?
    Image from: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Odl1QZirlCM/SeEthlyMuGI/AAAAAAAAB0c/7TzY6rKNRwg/s400/My+PLE.jpg
  • The big gap? Image from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whsimages/897128379/
  • Keeping yourself up to date
    • Simple CPD idea: ‘Non-smoking breaks’. Sharing a new tool you like over a tea break.
    • Be playful!
    Image from: http://www.paintings2enjoy.com/assets/Paintings/CupOfTea.jpg
  • Some top social media tools for enhancing teaching & learning
    • Twitter
    • Social bookmarking
    • Blogging
    • Podcasts
    • Online videos
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  • Twitter
    • Examples:
    • Video demo: http://www.teachers.tv/videos/online-communities-in-the-classroom
    • Blog:
    • http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2009/01/teaching-with-twitter.html
    • Video demo: http:// www.moletv.org.uk/watch.aspx?v =JL874
  • Social bookmarking
    • Recommended sites:
    • Delicious - http:// www.delicious.com /
    • Diigo - http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =0RvAkTuL02A
    Image from: http://www.bookmarkingsoftware.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/social_bookmarking.png
  • Blogging
    • Reflective journal for you or learners
    • Class blog – here’s an example of a infant school class blog being used to keep parents informed:
    • http://r2011.heathfieldcps.net/2010/09/17/week-2-at-heathfield/
    • Recommended: wordpress & posterous
  • Podcasting
    • Create audio versions of your seminars/lessons
    • Post them on the VLE for students to listen to in their own time or put them on iTunes U
    • Recommended tool: http:// www.voisse.com /
    Image from: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3062/2547308475_ebabe8ba95.jpg
  • Youtube & Mole TV
    • Use videos to liven up lessons – search on YouTube
    • Create your own films and challenge students to film responses
    • Use for own professional development. I recommend:
    • http:// www.moletv.org.uk /
    Image from: http://www.trendsspotting.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/youtube.jpg
  • What next?
    • Write down now:
    • 1 thing you’re going to do
    • 1 thing you’re going to share with a colleague/your team
    • 1 thing you’re going to learn more about
    Image from: http://www.hd-report.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/back_to_the_future_poster.jpg
  • Keep in touch!
    • Email: [email_address]
    • Follow me @vahva on Twitter
    • My blog: http://sociallearningonline.wordpress.com
    • My presentations: http:// www.slideshare.net/BryonyTaylor
    • Join the Learning 3.0 network:
    • http://grou.ps/learning3