Social media and socialnomics in the
How to bring new tools to your students
(without giving up your connections)
Dr. Martina Arndt, Physics Dr. Nancy Van Leuven, Comm Studies
Cart Celebration! Spring 2010
Some big questions:
What kind of online environment are
students immersed in?
How can we incorporate this environment
into our classrooms – and should we?
Where are the teaching and learning
What’s going on?
Demographic + technology shifts
Uses and types of social media
Student-friendly videos (bring it on in!)
Shift happens: Social media rise
Demographic shift + new tech
U.S. population =
4.5% of the world Roughly 52% of the
population. world’s population is
China’s population = under 30-years-
20% of the world old.
Note: and don’t dominate China; instead,
and nd lead the way
All of us can promote anything to everybody.
Student-friendly video: “Social Bookmarking in Plain English”
All of us can connect with anyone, anywhere.
Student-friendly video: “What is LinkedIn?”
All of us can publish anything for everybody.
Student-friendly video: “RSS feeds in Plain English”
SOCIAL MEDIA in the CLASSROOM
sharing, publishing, networking
Tweeple list for Corporate Communication students
Social media in physics
Alumni tracking through Facebook and LinkedIn
Student groups like the observatory
Twitter (not really…but astronauts are cool!)
NASA wants Twitter followers!
Get short, timely
messages from NASA.
Twitter is a rich source of
information. It's easy to
stay updated on an
incredibly wide variety of
topics. Join today and
Sample NASA tweets
STS-132 launch countdown began at 4p EDT when
clocks in Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Control
Center began ticking backward from T-43 hours. about
14 hours ago via web
NASA aircraft deployed to Gulf of Mexico to help
assess oil spill & aid disaster response agencies.
http://go.usa.gov/iep about 15 hours ago via CoTweet
And in New Teachers Academy
How to manage online personas
Multiple accounts – professional and
Teens & tweens send around
20,000 texts per second.
Give it a ponder