SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education                            Janice Richardson                           14 Nov...
SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationWhat is SMILE?        In 2011, Facebook announced a        Digital Citizenship...
SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education• Part 1: Online learning lab for 100 teachers    worldwide to investigate edu...
SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education        6-week eLearning Lab content• Unit 1: What is social media?• Unit 2: U...
SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationStructure of eLearning Lab                         www.europeanschoolnet.org -...
SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education                1. What is Social Media?bridges isolation, breaks down school...
SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education2. Using Social media in a whole-school approach“…education is based upon rela...
SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education  3. Using social media for learning and teaching“Whatever tool is used, whate...
SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education     4. Social Media for professional developmentTwitter has taught me to…- ma...
SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationTwitter is also…- without boundaries – you can offer social capital to your fo...
SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education             5. Responsible use of social mediaSMILE participants consider tha...
SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education              6. Five challenges to adoptionHow to integrate Social Media acro...
SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education      Part 2 – Communities of PracticeObjectives•    Encourage collaborative l...
SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationAnother 5 challenges to achieving implementationTeachers’ busy schedule!Holi...
SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationWhat next?Participants will continue developing their own social  media strat...
SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationFurther information             Janice Richardson         janice.richardson@eu...
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  • Facebook’s mission is to make the world more open and connected. At the heart of this mission is the belief that an increasingly social world can have a profoundly positive impact on people’s lives – changing the way we share, discover, and learn.   Facebook’s Digital Citizenship Research Grants is a new effort to support world-class research that improves understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with how kids are growing up in a world of media and technology.   As part of this initiative, Facebook committed to investing $200,000 to support research that highlights trends associated with Digital Citizenship, broadly (with an initial focus on bullying prevention). This research grant was open to academic and nonprofit institutions, with a deadline for submissions of September 2011. Facebook received nearly 100 grant applications from academics and non-profits from more than 10 countries.  We are please to state that the European Schoolnet (EUN) P proposal was accepted as one of four successful projects, and is the only research grant to be awarded in Europe. http://www.facebook.com/notes/facebook-safety/facebook-awards-digital-citizenship-research-grant-to-european-schoolnet/346406968713425 sqdsdS
  • Element 1: An online learning laboratory for 100 teachers from the 30 member states of EUN partnership (and beyond*) to investigate and embrace the educational opportunities social media offers. *We additionally have participants from Argentina and Brazil. sqdsdS
  • The online course – six units: Unit 1: What is social media? Unit 2: Using social media in schools - whole-school approach Including Social media quick start guides Unit 3: Using social media for learning and teaching - pedagogical principles Unit 4: Using social media for professional development Unit 5: Using social media responsibly Unit 6: Social media policy and the challenges of social media adoption in schools The sqdsdS
  • For each unit, participants are given an introductory video to view, along with a written commentary and additional sources of information. They also have a list of links to explore and reflect on, and examples of interesting practice taken from both the education sector and beyond   At the end of each unit are a series of tasks to help participants deepen their understanding, and gain practical experience of many of the issues discussed. We intend for this to be a very interactive course and encourage all participants to engage in discussion and debate along the way! A discussion forum is used to post general comments and queries, and there are a series of themed forum discussions for each module. sqdsdS
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  • an interactive online tutorial; a Teacher’s Guide with instructions, background information, classroom activities and handouts. sqdsdS
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  • Research findings, including case studies on social media in learning and education, will be published regularly throughout the project, culminating in a final report in March 2013. sqdsdS
  • Research findings, including case studies on social media in learning and education, will be published regularly throughout the project, culminating in a final report in March 2013. sqdsdS
  • Research findings, including case studies on social media in learning and education, will be published regularly throughout the project, culminating in a final report in March 2013. sqdsdS
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    1. 1. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education Janice Richardson 14 November 2012 www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org
    2. 2. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationWhat is SMILE? In 2011, Facebook announced a Digital Citizenship Research Grant: “a new effort to support world-class research that improves understanding of the challenges and opportunities associated with how children are growing up in a world of media and technology.” www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 2
    3. 3. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education• Part 1: Online learning lab for 100 teachers worldwide to investigate educational opportunities social media offers.• Part 2: Communities of practice for brainstorming, sharing and mutual support between teachers• Part 3: Dissemination of results through online platforms, European and international conferences and a publication scheduled for Dec 2012. www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 3
    4. 4. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education 6-week eLearning Lab content• Unit 1: What is social media?• Unit 2: Using social media in schools…• Unit 3: Using social media for learning and teaching…• Unit 4: Using social media for professional development• Unit 5: Using social media responsibly• Unit 6: Social media policy… www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 4
    5. 5. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationStructure of eLearning Lab www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 5
    6. 6. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education 1. What is Social Media?bridges isolation, breaks down school wallscan be a powerful didactical toolcreates links with other teachers, making work more interesting & rewarding.”allows teachers to dip in and out of what other schools are doingoffers inspiration to improve teaching www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 6
    7. 7. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education2. Using Social media in a whole-school approach“…education is based upon relationships. Social media isnot just “technology”, it really bring our world together. Withproactive use of social media, the sky is the limit.”“Steven Johnson says in his book ‘Where Good IdeasCome From’ : Innovative environments are better atallowing their inhabitants to explore...The trick to havinggood ideas is not to sit around in glorious isolation and tryto think big thoughts. The trick is to get more parts on thetable. I hope that the school leaders out there will choose toavail their students of modern resources, but first they needto embrace them for themselves.” www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 7
    8. 8. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education 3. Using social media for learning and teaching“Whatever tool is used, whatever method is used or whoever directs,controls or leads the students; the most important thing to keep in mindis how to encourage students in literacy. If we can teach them how totake their own learning responsibility, then every tool or other newsocial media is worth trying.” www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 8
    9. 9. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education 4. Social Media for professional developmentTwitter has taught me to…- make judgments about the good from the facile- judge trends – to see what is concerning teachers & educators right nowTwitter is…-engaging, needs organisational thought and time management!-not as easy to integrate into class as I thought, but we are getting there!-my Personal Learning Network – I look forward to filling an applicationform and responding to the question “outline in-service courses attended,with supporting documentary evidence” – … with my Twitter-stream!-best explained by participation – tweeting a meeting is a great way todemonstrate its power-in its infancy in terms of possibilities – #edchatie recently examinedpooling teaching and learning resources – a tsunami of ideas and links www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 9
    10. 10. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationTwitter is also…- without boundaries – you can offer social capital to your followers andshare ideas from those you follow – whenever and wherever…and so on…But at the end of the day Twitter is about people – the best that educationhas to offer – those teachers and educators, formal and informal whorealise that they are always learners and that learning never ever stops –just like my Twitter stream!” www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 10
    11. 11. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education 5. Responsible use of social mediaSMILE participants consider that of all the resources that most useful foreducators, one resource is a MUST HAVE:A PASSPORT TO THE INTERNET – an interactive literacy tutorial with ateacher’s guide and handouts for students develop covering 5 key areas: authenticating online information; recognising online marketing ploys; protecting their privacy; managing online relationships; dealing with cyberbullying. www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 11
    12. 12. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education 6. Five challenges to adoptionHow to integrate Social Media across the curriculum to avoid itbeing just project-based or an add on for interested teachers?Professional development is essential - change is hard, and requiresboth knowledge and opportunity.A change in the examination system to drive in-depth change.Teachers alone can’t lead the implementation of social media policies –it has to be a national, even a European implementation.Digital natives know how to use the devices but need to be taught therules of their use. www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 12
    13. 13. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & Education Part 2 – Communities of PracticeObjectives• Encourage collaborative learning and share best practice;• Brainstorm and problem-solve together;• Seek experience, map knowledge and identify issues or gaps.Two main tasks• Gather case studies, and choose one or two to discuss and improve;• Develop a personal social media strategy to be implemented during academic year. www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 13
    14. 14. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationAnother 5 challenges to achieving implementationTeachers’ busy schedule!Holidays and change of class in new school yearFinding how Social Media fits in a rigid class scheduleNon-supportive reactions of colleagues and hierarchyHow to drive change in schools? www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 14
    15. 15. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationWhat next?Participants will continue developing their own social media strategy for implementation;Communities of Practice will continue to support each other as they implement their social strategy in schools;Launch of a publication in December 2012 on trends and best practices for integrating social media in the classrooms. www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 15
    16. 16. SMILE – Social Media in Learning & EducationFurther information Janice Richardson janice.richardson@eun.org smile@eun.org SMILE http://leedu.eun.org/web/smile/home smile@eun.org www.europeanschoolnet.org - www.eun.org 16

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