Social media, as of August 2010

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Social media, as of August 2010

  1. 1. Social media and socialnomics in the BSC classroom 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
  2. 2. 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 moments?
  3. 3. What’s going on?  Demographic + technology shifts  Uses and types of social media -- share -- publish -- network  Student-friendly videos (bring it on in!) Shift happens: Social media rise
  4. 4. 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. population. Note: and don’t dominate China; instead, and nd lead the way
  5. 5. Uses of social media Share Network Publish
  6. 6. SHARING All of us can promote anything to everybody. Student-friendly video: “Social Bookmarking in Plain English”
  7. 7. NETWORKING All of us can connect with anyone, anywhere. Student-friendly video: “What is LinkedIn?”
  8. 8. PUBLISHING All of us can publish anything for everybody. Student-friendly video: “RSS feeds in Plain English”
  9. 9. SOCIAL MEDIA in the CLASSROOM sharing, publishing, networking Tweeple list for Corporate Communication students
  10. 10. Social media in physics  YouTube  Alumni tracking through Facebook and LinkedIn  Student groups like the observatory  Twitter (not really…but astronauts are cool!)
  11. 11. NASA wants Twitter followers!  Get short, timely messages from NASA.  Twitter is a rich source of instantly updated information. It's easy to stay updated on an incredibly wide variety of topics. Join today and follow @NASA.
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. And in New Teachers Academy  How to manage online personas  Networking  Privacy settings  Multiple accounts – professional and personal
  14. 14. Instant/text messaging Teens & tweens send around 20,000 texts per second. Student-friendly video: Give it a ponder
  15. 15. And then there’s SECOND LIFE!
  16. 16. So, it is here…now what?  Multitasking versus shifting attention  Where do they learn how to behave online?  Does it help them learn?  Final student-friendly overview: Social Media Revolution
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