Social Media in Education

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Is social media just a fad? Is it a threat to education or can it actually benefit education? For more info, contact me at www.noahlomax.com

Note: The "blank" slide (4) is the video "Social Media Revolution 2011" accessible on YouTube.

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Social Media in Education

  1. 1. social mediaFad, Friend, or Foe?
  2. 2. Is social media a Fad?
  3. 3. “The iPod will never Sir Alan Sugar, take off“Media Personality, 2005 TV wont last because people would, “soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night “ “There will never be a Ken Olsen, bigger plane built.“ Digital Equipment Corp, 1977 “There is no need for a computer in the home “ Boeing Engineer, 1933
  4. 4. 98% of the incoming class of 2012 has had internet access their entire K-12 career.*Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education
  5. 5. Is social media a Foe?
  6. 6. • G Guilty until proven innocent?
  7. 7. Is social media a friend?
  8. 8. Using Social Mediain Education
  9. 9. Goals• Transparency• Accountability• Communication• Collaboration
  10. 10. Tools WIKIS Blogs YouTubeSlideshare Facebook Twitter
  11. 11. Getting Started: SM Policy• Logical• Clear• Published• Adhered to• Updated
  12. 12. Suggested Guidelines: Never• Have an unprofessional profile• Share personal information you would not share in class• Bad mouth anyone (Students, faculty, or staff)• Give “everyone access” to everything in your profile• Comment on student’s non-school related posts
  13. 13. Suggested Guidelines: Be Careful• Accepting friend requests from students• Seeking out friendships with students• Chatting with students during non-office hours• Discussing things not related to education
  14. 14. Suggested Guidelines: Always• Share presentations and notes• Answer questions students have on homework• Humanize yourself• Share photos of work (not students)• Network & exchange ideas• Use it as a tool
  15. 15. Get Started!• Try one new thing• Search for videos on YouTube• Learn from the students• Learn howfrom others
  16. 16. social media Fad, Friend, or Foe?Email: nlomax@mbbc.edu www.mbbc.eduTwitter: @NoahLomax www.noahlomax.com

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