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By Meredith Weichman<br />Social Media: An Educator’s Experience<br />
Twitter<br />My Twitter name: @WeichTeach<br />Best follows: <br />@tomwhitby<br />@educationweek<br />@ShellTerrell<br />...
Twitter – Issues and Concerns<br />Large volume of tweets to monitor<br />Filtering of personal/nonacademic messages<br />...
My Delicious Bookmarks - http://www.delicious.com/ladybug724<br />Best Bookmarks<br />The #IEP Daily - http://paper.li/tag...
My Group – Teacher Talk<br />http://groups.google.com/group/teacher_talk?lnk=iggc<br />Easy way to communicate with other ...
Facebook Fan Page<br />Cheltenham High School Class of 2012<br />http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?cropsuccess&id=720156...
Centralized viewing of multiple RSS feeds.<br />Automatically sorts and categorizes posts by date/publication.<br />Recomm...
Twitter, Delicious, and PLNs offer a vast professional development resource.<br />Facebook can be a useful and convenient ...
Moodle and Online Learning<br />Moodle offers an easy to follow format that clearly defines course content and expectation...
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  1. 1. By Meredith Weichman<br />Social Media: An Educator’s Experience<br />
  2. 2. Twitter<br />My Twitter name: @WeichTeach<br />Best follows: <br />@tomwhitby<br />@educationweek<br />@ShellTerrell<br />@droupoutnation<br />Best hashtag searches: #edchat, #spedchat, #edleadership<br />
  3. 3. Twitter – Issues and Concerns<br />Large volume of tweets to monitor<br />Filtering of personal/nonacademic messages<br />No access from work<br />Deciding what to tweet<br />
  4. 4. My Delicious Bookmarks - http://www.delicious.com/ladybug724<br />Best Bookmarks<br />The #IEP Daily - http://paper.li/tag/IEP<br />The Educator’s PLN - http://www.edupln.com/<br />Ed Reformer - http://edreformer.com/<br />Great resource for easy access to bookmarks from any location.<br />Easy to group and categorize bookmarks for quick reference.<br />Easy way to set up research projects or webquests for students.<br />Delicious<br />
  5. 5. My Group – Teacher Talk<br />http://groups.google.com/group/teacher_talk?lnk=iggc<br />Easy way to communicate with other educators and share ideas, resources, and opinions.<br />Difficult to recruit members to join.<br />Requires time and energy to update/monitor.<br />Content is public so it must be appropriate for all consumers (ie. Parents, students, administrators) who might find the group online.<br />Google Groups<br />
  6. 6. Facebook Fan Page<br />Cheltenham High School Class of 2012<br />http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?cropsuccess&id=720156991#!/pages/Cheltenham-High-School-Class-of-2012/140768455992558<br />Great way to communicate with large groups of students in a quick, easy format.<br />Must monitor/limit posting by students.<br />All content must be school appropriate.<br />No access from school district computers.<br />
  7. 7. Centralized viewing of multiple RSS feeds.<br />Automatically sorts and categorizes posts by date/publication.<br />Recommended Reads<br />edReformer<br />Education Next Blog<br />Education Week in America<br />Education on Huffington Post<br />Everyone’s Blog Posts on the Educator’s PLN<br />Google Reader<br />
  8. 8. Twitter, Delicious, and PLNs offer a vast professional development resource.<br />Facebook can be a useful and convenient tool for communicating with students to organize events and provide information en masse.<br />Social Media tools can be used effectively in the classroom and as a personal tool for educators.<br />Tools can be used by teachers and students with varied levels of understanding and comfort with technology.<br />Social Media in Review<br />
  9. 9. Moodle and Online Learning<br />Moodle offers an easy to follow format that clearly defines course content and expectations.<br />Self-paced format allows for students to work at a comfortable pace and to accommodate for other obligations.<br />Videos and web readings offer access for varied learning modalities.<br />
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