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Transcript of "Integrating social media into your educational practice short"
Incorporating Social Media in your Practice Nell Eckersley
Introductions What do you know about Social Media? What would you like to learn? What one thing would you like to take away from this session? 2 #COABE12
Agenda Social Media What is it? Why should we use it? Go2web20 Top 100 Tools for Learning list Twitter Action plan to incorporate at least one tool in your practice Wiggio group 3 #COABE12
Why Incorporate Social Media? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyZRS0BnpAI&feature=youtu 5 #COABE12
What is Social Media? Web 2.0 Cloud Computing Mobile Learning 6 #COABE12
Why Social Media? Makes tasks authentic & challenging Extends time devoted project Supports collaborative work Inexpensive, multiplatform Real life experience Help break down the digital divide 7 #COABE12
Myths about Social Media? Only young people use Social Media Social Media; just a waste of time Fears about security & privacy Hierarchy of needs; technology comes after literacy8 #COABE12
Why use Social Media in Adult Ed? Inexpensive and flexible Support Personal Learning Networks (PLN) for professional development and with learners Practice basic computer skills Student centered content Extend time spent on projects Increase student retention Raise public awareness of adult literacy 9 #COABE12
What Can You Say in 140 Characters? 21 #COABE12
Twitter & Metacognition Metacognition The practice of thinking about and reflecting on your learning Increases comprehension and retention Twitter can be a viable platform for metacognition Forces users to be brief and to the point-an important skill in thinking clearly and communicating effectively Can provide a simple way for attendees at a conference to share thoughts about particular sessions and activities with others at the event and those unable to attend. 22 #COABE12
Shortening LinksYou can use BitLy to shorten URL’s without creating an account 28 #COABE12
Customizing Your Shortened URLBut if you create an account on BitLy.com, you can customize your shortened URLSGo from http://bit.ly/vJrH91 to http://bit.ly/wiggiotips 29 #COABE12
AnalyticsWith an account you can also track how many times the URL you created has been clicked. 30 #COABE12
QR CodeAnd with or without an account you can make any of the shortened URLS into a QR Code by adding .qr at the end 31 #COABE12
Finding People to Follow Twitter Directories like http://WeFollow.com Search hashtags and words #AdultEd See who follows people you follow http://Twibes.com http://Listorious.com http://Archivist.visitmix.com32 #COABE12
Search Twitter Search on http://Twitter.com for people, keywords or hashtags Search on http://Search.Twitter.com for keywords or hashtags even if you don’t have a Twitter account Track hashtags and tweet from http://tweetchat.com/ 33 #COABE12
Sending and Receiving Tweets Twitter.com Texts via your cell phone Applications on computers & smart phones Tweetdeck HootSuite Seesmic HootCourse and http://tweetchat.com/34 #COABE12
EdChat How do we keep up with important education Twitter discussions? #EdChat Wiki #AEChat 35 #COABE12
Our Wiggio Group Group name: SoMe for Adult Education Group password: socialmedia1 Group email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Group web address: http://someforadulteducation.wiggio.com 43 #COABE12
My contact info Moderator, NIFL Technology and Literacy Discussion List http://www.nifl.gov/mailman/listinfo/Technology Email: email@example.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/LACNYCnell Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nell.eckersleylac Blog: http://nelightful.wordpress.com/ Delicious: http://www.delicious.com/nelleckersley 44 #COABE12
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