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Introduction to social media in teaching and learning Bryony Taylor
Setting the scene <ul><li>What is the context we are working in? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know? video:  http://bit.ly/cnT...
In pairs discuss <ul><li>How did that video make you feel? (Be honest!) </li></ul><ul><li>How would you describe social me...
What is social media? <ul><li>Think of social media as like the invention of email or the telephone – it is a tool – a ver...
Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 <ul><li>Web 1.0 – ‘if we build it, they will come’ </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 – User generated content –...
Social media is a tool for: <ul><li>Communicating  </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating </li></ul><ul...
What about using social media for teaching and learning? <ul><li>Personal learning environments (PLEs) and VLEs: </li></ul...
The big gap? Image from:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/whsimages/897128379/
Keeping yourself up to date <ul><li>Simple CPD idea: ‘Non-smoking breaks’. Sharing a new tool you like over a tea break. <...
Some top social media tools for enhancing teaching & learning <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></...
Twitter <ul><li>Examples:  </li></ul><ul><li>Video demo:  http://www.teachers.tv/videos/online-communities-in-the-classroo...
Social bookmarking <ul><li>Recommended sites: </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious  -  http:// www.delicious.com /   </li></ul><ul>...
Blogging <ul><li>Reflective journal for you or learners </li></ul><ul><li>Class blog – here’s an example of a infant schoo...
Podcasting <ul><li>Create audio versions of your seminars/lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Post them on the VLE for students to l...
Youtube & Mole TV <ul><li>Use videos to liven up lessons – search on YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own films and c...
What next? <ul><li>Write down now: </li></ul><ul><li>1 thing you’re going to do </li></ul><ul><li>1 thing you’re going to ...
Keep in touch! <ul><li>Email:  [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Follow me  @vahva  on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>My blog: ...
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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.

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  1. 1. Introduction to social media in teaching and learning Bryony Taylor
  2. 2. Setting the scene <ul><li>What is the context we are working in? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you know? video: http://bit.ly/cnT0VB </li></ul>Image from: http://static.squidoo.com/resize/squidoo_images/-1/draft_lens2332530module13127548photo_1229854935Gromit_train.jpg
  3. 3. In pairs discuss <ul><li>How did that video make you feel? (Be honest!) </li></ul><ul><li>How would you describe social media? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you use any social media sites? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think they can be used for teaching and learning? </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is social media? <ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 <ul><li>Web 1.0 – ‘if we build it, they will come’ </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 – User generated content – everyone’s putting stuff on the internet </li></ul><ul><li>This means that organisations need to </li></ul><ul><li>‘ be everywhere’ rather than ‘being somewhere’ </li></ul><ul><li>Image from: http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID30717/images/web10web20.jpg </li></ul>
  6. 6. Social media is a tool for: <ul><li>Communicating </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating </li></ul><ul><li>And it’s social – that means it’s about real people connecting with other real people </li></ul>Image from: http://thesituationist.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/istock-social-network.jpg
  7. 7. What about using social media for teaching and learning? <ul><li>Personal learning environments (PLEs) and VLEs: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =r77iDP_f0NY </li></ul><ul><li>What does your PLE look like? </li></ul><ul><li>What do your students’ PLEs look like? </li></ul>Image from: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Odl1QZirlCM/SeEthlyMuGI/AAAAAAAAB0c/7TzY6rKNRwg/s400/My+PLE.jpg
  8. 8. The big gap? Image from: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whsimages/897128379/
  9. 9. Keeping yourself up to date <ul><li>Simple CPD idea: ‘Non-smoking breaks’. Sharing a new tool you like over a tea break. </li></ul><ul><li>Be playful! </li></ul>Image from: http://www.paintings2enjoy.com/assets/Paintings/CupOfTea.jpg
  10. 10. Some top social media tools for enhancing teaching & learning <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Social bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Online videos </li></ul>Image from: http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ChwOPQAim6SepM:http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/EUR/2400-1292~Rosie-the-Riveter-Posters.jpg&t=1/
  11. 11. Twitter <ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><li>Video demo: http://www.teachers.tv/videos/online-communities-in-the-classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com/2009/01/teaching-with-twitter.html </li></ul><ul><li>Video demo: http:// www.moletv.org.uk/watch.aspx?v =JL874 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Social bookmarking <ul><li>Recommended sites: </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious - http:// www.delicious.com / </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo - http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =0RvAkTuL02A </li></ul>Image from: http://www.bookmarkingsoftware.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/social_bookmarking.png
  13. 13. Blogging <ul><li>Reflective journal for you or learners </li></ul><ul><li>Class blog – here’s an example of a infant school class blog being used to keep parents informed: </li></ul><ul><li>http://r2011.heathfieldcps.net/2010/09/17/week-2-at-heathfield/ </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended: wordpress & posterous </li></ul>
  14. 14. Podcasting <ul><li>Create audio versions of your seminars/lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Post them on the VLE for students to listen to in their own time or put them on iTunes U </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended tool: http:// www.voisse.com / </li></ul>Image from: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3062/2547308475_ebabe8ba95.jpg
  15. 15. Youtube & Mole TV <ul><li>Use videos to liven up lessons – search on YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Create your own films and challenge students to film responses </li></ul><ul><li>Use for own professional development. I recommend: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.moletv.org.uk / </li></ul>Image from: http://www.trendsspotting.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/youtube.jpg
  16. 16. What next? <ul><li>Write down now: </li></ul><ul><li>1 thing you’re going to do </li></ul><ul><li>1 thing you’re going to share with a colleague/your team </li></ul><ul><li>1 thing you’re going to learn more about </li></ul>Image from: http://www.hd-report.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/back_to_the_future_poster.jpg
  17. 17. Keep in touch! <ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Follow me @vahva on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>My blog: http://sociallearningonline.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>My presentations: http:// www.slideshare.net/BryonyTaylor </li></ul><ul><li>Join the Learning 3.0 network: </li></ul><ul><li>http://grou.ps/learning3 </li></ul>
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