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Social Media for Educators

  1. 1. The Power of Social Media for Educators Dave Shortreed Greater Victoria SD 61
  2. 2. Greater Victoria School District 61 @mr_shortreed ! www.daveshortreed.com/social-media-for-educators ! ! ! #sd61learn
  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. 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?
  5. 5. Teamwork http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Working_Together_Teamwork_Puzzle_Concept.jpg
  6. 6. What do you think social media can be used for? ! • share stories/ideas • raise awareness • open conversation • bring people together
  7. 7. Collaboration http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Farm_silos.jpg
  8. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkuropatwa/4766403166/
  9. 9. The Networked Teacher http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/580
  10. 10. Digital Citizenship What comes up when you google your name? Are you defining it?
  11. 11. My Trusted Advisors in EdTech Dr. Valerie Irvine, @_valeriei Chris Wejr, @Chriswejr Dr. Alec Couros, @courosa George Couros, @gcouros
  12. 12. Collective Knowledge Not one voice or one expert, but a filter to see and consider many voices on any topic - educational technology, self-regulation, Aboriginal education, student inquiry, project based learning, innovative practice http://learningspaces.unl.edu/collaborate.jpg
  13. 13. Twitter as a Professional Learning Network http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedromourapinheiro/3110300295/
  14. 14. Twitter trends in GVSD ~10 schools on Twitter ~40 P/VP’s ~120 educators interacting on #sd61learn ! Building momentum as a district resource
  15. 15. Twitter is not • to follow pop stars • see what people are eating • a waste of time http://www.flickr.com/photos/verbeeldingskr8/3638834128/
  16. 16. Twitter is a Tool for Educators • for developing professional learning networks • for collaborating • for sharing stories/resources • for problem solving • educational leadership • modelling digital citizenship www.psdgraphics.com/blue-growth-chart
  17. 17. Broadcast ! Turn to your neighbour: ! What innovative teaching practice do you see in your school? ! Do you use social media to highlight it? http://www.fotopedia.com/items/flickr-2575986601
  18. 18. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ASocial_Media_Marketing.jpg “Education will change from the ground up…teachers as professionals doing great work and sharing it via social media” - Elisa Carlson @EMSCarlson #sd36learn
  19. 19. curriculum.gov.bc.ca #bccurric, #bced, #bclearns
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. Why hashtag? Focusses your audience Tailors your conversation Focusses on a topic Examples: #bccurric, #pbl, #sd61learn, #sd61slm, #bced, #bclearns Want to create a hashtag? Search, then start tweeting ELG/PBL Grant Meeting sessions #
  23. 23. Hashtags
  24. 24. Replying/Favorites
  25. 25. @Handles People who you want to credit Connect with Notify/Reply
  26. 26. RT and MT • RT = Retweet- confirmed someones ideas and passed it to your followers • MT= modified Tweet - slight change to the Tweet
  27. 27. Photos/Links Photos can tell a story - use a mobile device to attach photos easily ! Links- go to bitly.com
  28. 28. Getting Started • You can always delete a tweet • uncheck email notifications • check out my list for people to follow • watch till you feel comfortable • any other advice?
  29. 29. Top tool bar @connect - shows interactions # - Discover - search for a topic DM = Direct message Settings- to set privacy, email notifications Tweet button
  30. 30. Tips 1. Think twice, tweet once 2. Balance Professional with Personal- how much would you share with your class? 3. Think about who you follow - it is what you can control and they represent you 4. Don’t follow only like-minded people 5. Be careful on negativity 6. Follow #hashtags and @people instead of your feed
  31. 31. Other Benefits: • attend multiple conference presentations online simultaneously • enhances the face to face interactions • highlights innovative practice and problem solves
  32. 32. Platforms iPhone and iPad- Mobile Twitter app Computer- HootSuite/ Tweetdeck (saves columns)
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. For Further Information daveshortreed.com/social-media-for-educators/ For relevant articles, policy, presentations Tweet Me!
  35. 35. Ticket out the door • Talk and tweet to #sd61learn • What are you excited about? • What do you want to know more about?
  36. 36. Thank you!

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