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Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
Social Media for Educators
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Social Media for Educators
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  • 1. The Power of Social Media for Educators Dave Shortreed Greater Victoria SD 61
  • 2. Greater Victoria School District 61 @mr_shortreed ! www.daveshortreed.com/social-media-for-educators ! ! ! #sd61learn
  • 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. 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. Teamwork http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Working_Together_Teamwork_Puzzle_Concept.jpg
  • 6. What do you think social media can be used for? ! • share stories/ideas • raise awareness • open conversation • bring people together
  • 7. Collaboration http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Farm_silos.jpg
  • 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkuropatwa/4766403166/
  • 9. The Networked Teacher http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/580
  • 10. Digital Citizenship What comes up when you google your name? Are you defining it?
  • 11. My Trusted Advisors in EdTech Dr. Valerie Irvine, @_valeriei Chris Wejr, @Chriswejr Dr. Alec Couros, @courosa George Couros, @gcouros
  • 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. Twitter as a Professional Learning Network http://www.flickr.com/photos/pedromourapinheiro/3110300295/
  • 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. Twitter is not • to follow pop stars • see what people are eating • a waste of time http://www.flickr.com/photos/verbeeldingskr8/3638834128/
  • 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. 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. 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. curriculum.gov.bc.ca #bccurric, #bced, #bclearns
  • 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. 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. 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. Hashtags
  • 24. Replying/Favorites
  • 25. @Handles People who you want to credit Connect with Notify/Reply
  • 26. RT and MT • RT = Retweet- confirmed someones ideas and passed it to your followers • MT= modified Tweet - slight change to the Tweet
  • 27. Photos/Links Photos can tell a story - use a mobile device to attach photos easily ! Links- go to bitly.com
  • 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. Top tool bar @connect - shows interactions # - Discover - search for a topic DM = Direct message Settings- to set privacy, email notifications Tweet button
  • 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. Other Benefits: • attend multiple conference presentations online simultaneously • enhances the face to face interactions • highlights innovative practice and problem solves
  • 32. Platforms iPhone and iPad- Mobile Twitter app Computer- HootSuite/ Tweetdeck (saves columns)
  • 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. For Further Information daveshortreed.com/social-media-for-educators/ For relevant articles, policy, presentations Tweet Me!
  • 35. Ticket out the door • Talk and tweet to #sd61learn • What are you excited about? • What do you want to know more about?
  • 36. Thank you!

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