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The Power of Social Media for
Educators 2.0

Dave Shortreed
Greater Victoria SD 61
Greater Victoria School District 61
@mr_shortreed
!

#sd61learn
!

References:
www.daveshortreed.com/social-media-for-educ...
Where good ideas come
from?

How are they improved/refined?
http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-2297989507

http://sd61.me...
Social media can be used for
most for:
!
•

sharing stories/ideas

•

raising awareness

•

opening conversation

•

bring...
Industry of Relationships
Social media as a connector to
ENHANCE face to face
relationships

http://commons.wikimedia.org/...
Community
Turn to your neighbour:
1. Who are your trusted advisors?
2. How often to you connect with them?
3. How did you ...
Teamwork

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Working_Together_Teamwork_Puzzle_Concept.jpg
Collaboration
Making the district smaller
Sharing leadership

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Farm_silos.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkuropatwa/4766403166/
The Networked Teacher

http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/580
Digital Citizenship

What comes up when you
google your name?
Are you defining it?
Social Media in Education

•

Facebook for information to parents

•

Twitter for Professional Learning Network for
educat...
Twitter as a Professional
Learning Network
•

for developing professional learning networks

•

for collaborating

•

for ...
Crowd Sourcing
Not one voice or one ‘expert’, but
a filter to see and consider many
voices on a topic
Personalized Learning...
My Trusted Advisors in
EdTech
Dr. Valerie Irvine, @_valeriei

Chris Wejr, @Chriswejr

Dr. Alec Couros, @courosa

George Co...
Twitter trends in GVSD
~10 schools on Twitter
~40 P/VP’s
~120 educators
interacting on #sd61learn
!

Building momentum as ...
Twitter is not
•

to follow famous people

•

the news, an unfiltered mess
of a waste of time

•

see what people are eatin...
Broadcast
!

Turn to your neighbour:
!

What innovative teaching
practice do you see in
your school?
!

What headlines wou...
“Education will change from the ground up…teachers as professionals
doing great work and sharing it via social media” - El...
curriculum.gov.bc.ca

#bccurric, #bced, #bclearns
Twitter 101
“Twitter can be used as a professional space to
collaborate, share, and broadcast information”
!

twitter.com
...
Tips for setting up a
professional account
1. Use school district email
address
2. Choose a professional
username (ie- not...
Time to Explore
10 Minutes
•

Log into Twitter

•

Re-evaluated your account

•

chat to your neighbour about
challenges m...
Why hashtag?
Focusses your audience
Tailors your conversation
Focusses on a topic
Filters information and location
Example...
Hashtags
Replying/Favorites
@Handles
People who you want to
credit
Connect with
Notify/Reply
RT and MT
•

RT = Retweet- confirmed someones ideas and passed it to your
followers

•

MT= modified Tweet - slight change t...
Photos/Links
Photos can tell a story - use a mobile device to attach photos easily
!

Links- go to bitly.com
Time to Explore
10 Minutes
1. Look at #sd61learn. Search for others
2. #bccurric, #bclearns, #bced, #anxietyined, #srl61
3...
Getting Started

•

You can always delete a tweet

•

Uncheck email notifications

•

Check out my list for people to
follo...
Tips
1. Balance Professional with Personal- how much would you share with
your class?
2. Think about who you follow - it i...
attend multiple conference presentations online simultaneously
no need to take notes at conferences - visit #bcssafall2013...
Platforms
iPhone and iPad- Mobile Twitter app
Computer - HootSuite/ Tweetdeck (saves columns)
What you should tweet about
!

1. Sharing innovative strategies and news from your
schools!
2. Educational articles that i...
For Further Reading
daveshortreed.com/social-media-for-educators/
For relevant presentations, policies, educational
articl...
Time to Explore
20 Minutes
1. Take a look at my lists to start to build your local PLN
@johngaiptman, @PatrickHDuncan , @m...
Ticket out the door
!
•

What are you excited about?

•

What did you learn today?

•

Or tweet to #sd61learn
Thank you!
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  1. 1. The Power of Social Media for Educators 2.0 Dave Shortreed Greater Victoria SD 61
  2. 2. Greater Victoria School District 61 @mr_shortreed ! #sd61learn ! References: www.daveshortreed.com/social-media-for-educators
  3. 3. Where good ideas come from? How are they improved/refined? http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-2297989507 http://sd61.mediacore.tv/media/where-good-ideas-come-from-by-steven-johnson
  4. 4. Social media can be used for most for: ! • sharing stories/ideas • raising awareness • opening conversation • bringing people together
  5. 5. Industry of Relationships Social media as a connector to ENHANCE face to face relationships http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASocial_Media_Marketing.jpg
  6. 6. Community Turn to your neighbour: 1. Who are your trusted advisors? 2. How often to you connect with them? 3. How did you meet them?
  7. 7. Teamwork http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Working_Together_Teamwork_Puzzle_Concept.jpg
  8. 8. Collaboration Making the district smaller Sharing leadership http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Farm_silos.jpg
  9. 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkuropatwa/4766403166/
  10. 10. The Networked Teacher http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/580
  11. 11. Digital Citizenship What comes up when you google your name? Are you defining it?
  12. 12. Social Media in Education • Facebook for information to parents • Twitter for Professional Learning Network for educators • Instagram/Snapchat for sharing stories between students
  13. 13. Twitter as a Professional Learning Network • for developing professional learning networks • for collaborating • for sharing stories/resources • for problem solving • educational leadership • modelling digital citizenship • personalized headlines http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedromourapinheiro/3110300295/
  14. 14. Crowd Sourcing Not one voice or one ‘expert’, but a filter to see and consider many voices on a topic Personalized Learning Network, with headlines filtered by you tailor to many topics - technology, self-regulation, numeracy, Literacy, Aboriginal education, social Responsibility, active learning, self regulation, Social Emotional learning, student inquiry, project based learning, innovative http://learningspaces.unl.edu/collaborate.jpg practice, anxiety in education, etc
  15. 15. My Trusted Advisors in EdTech Dr. Valerie Irvine, @_valeriei Chris Wejr, @Chriswejr Dr. Alec Couros, @courosa George Couros, @gcouros
  16. 16. Twitter trends in GVSD ~10 schools on Twitter ~40 P/VP’s ~120 educators interacting on #sd61learn ! Building momentum as a district resource
  17. 17. Twitter is not • to follow famous people • the news, an unfiltered mess of a waste of time • see what people are eating • sunsets/sunrises http://www.flickr.com/photos/verbeeldingskr8/3638834128/
  18. 18. Broadcast ! Turn to your neighbour: ! What innovative teaching practice do you see in your school? ! What headlines would you be interested in? http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-2575986601
  19. 19. “Education will change from the ground up…teachers as professionals doing great work and sharing it via social media” - Elisa Carlson @EMSCarlson #sd36learn
  20. 20. curriculum.gov.bc.ca #bccurric, #bced, #bclearns
  21. 21. Twitter 101 “Twitter can be used as a professional space to collaborate, share, and broadcast information” ! twitter.com ! Make an account right now if you don’t have one and help each other
  22. 22. Tips for setting up a professional account 1. Use school district email address 2. Choose a professional username (ie- not @cooldude61) 3. Profile photo - crack the egg! 4. Description - how would you introduce yourself? #sd61learn position, school, mandate 5. Location - Victoria, BC
  23. 23. Time to Explore 10 Minutes • Log into Twitter • Re-evaluated your account • chat to your neighbour about challenges moving forward with Twitter
  24. 24. Why hashtag? Focusses your audience Tailors your conversation Focusses on a topic Filters information and location Examples: #bccurric, #pbl, #sd61learn, #sd61slm, #bced, #bclearns, #anxietyined Want to create a hashtag? Search, then start tweeting ELG/PBL Grant Meeting sessions #
  25. 25. Hashtags
  26. 26. Replying/Favorites
  27. 27. @Handles People who you want to credit Connect with Notify/Reply
  28. 28. RT and MT • RT = Retweet- confirmed someones ideas and passed it to your followers • MT= modified Tweet - slight change to the Tweet
  29. 29. Photos/Links Photos can tell a story - use a mobile device to attach photos easily ! Links- go to bitly.com
  30. 30. Time to Explore 10 Minutes 1. Look at #sd61learn. Search for others 2. #bccurric, #bclearns, #bced, #anxietyined, #srl61 3. What are you headlines?
  31. 31. Getting Started • You can always delete a tweet • Uncheck email notifications • Check out my list for people to follow • Ok to watch till you feel comfortable, but lead by example • Any other advice?
  32. 32. Tips 1. Balance Professional with Personal- how much would you share with your class? 2. Think about who you follow - it is what you can control and they represent you 3. Don’t follow only like-minded people 4. Be careful with negativity 5. Follow #hashtags and @people instead of your feed
  33. 33. attend multiple conference presentations online simultaneously no need to take notes at conferences - visit #bcssafall2013 for example
  34. 34. Platforms iPhone and iPad- Mobile Twitter app Computer - HootSuite/ Tweetdeck (saves columns)
  35. 35. What you should tweet about ! 1. Sharing innovative strategies and news from your schools! 2. Educational articles that influence your thinking! 3. Thoughts and quotes! 4. Questions that will help you or your organization! 5. Support others educators http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/1810
  36. 36. For Further Reading daveshortreed.com/social-media-for-educators/ For relevant presentations, policies, educational articles Tweet Me!
  37. 37. Time to Explore 20 Minutes 1. Take a look at my lists to start to build your local PLN @johngaiptman, @PatrickHDuncan , @mr_shortreed, @janineroy3 2. Look for authors/experts around the world like @dylanwiliam, @courosa, @gcouros 3. Teachers/admin on #sd61learn like @trev_mackenzie or @brad_cunningham or @VPGrizzly
  38. 38. Ticket out the door ! • What are you excited about? • What did you learn today? • Or tweet to #sd61learn
  39. 39. Thank you!
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