Social media for Christian Educators

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Are you teaching Bible Study or Sunday School? How will you engage the youth? This webinar shares practical ways to engage, enhance and encourage. For more ideas and coaching go to www.awesomeinsight.com

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Social media for Christian Educators

  1. 1. Engage EnhanceEncourage… Lynette Hawkins, Presenter w w w. a w e s o m e i n s i g h t . c o m
  2. 2. Are You Ready to Open theDigital Door to SundaySchool & Bible Study? 2
  3. 3. TODAY…Discover:• The Meaning of Social Media• Where Young People Are Today• 21st Century Teaching with Social Media • Facebook Twitter YouTube• Tips & Ideas for Teaching 3
  4. 4. Matthew 28:19“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” NRSV 4
  5. 5. WHAT’S SOCIAL MEDIA?Definition“Media designed to be disseminated through social interaction.” WikipediaSocial Media…1.Creates 2 way conversation.2.Builds community.3.Is timely.4.Connects people. 5
  6. 6. A SHIFT IN THE WAY PEOPLECOMMUNICATE 6
  7. 7. 60% of U.S. Churches Use at least one social media platform Lifeway Research, September 2010 7
  8. 8. COMMONLY USED BY MINISTRIESNETWORKING SITES VIDEO SHARINGFacebook YouTubeLinked InBLOGSWordpress BlogsBlogger SHARING FlickrMICROBLOGS PinterestTwitterREVIEWS PRESENTATIONYelp.com SlideshareGoogle 8
  9. 9. 21ST CENTURY CLASSROOMS
  10. 10. YOUTH ARE ONLINE!95 % of All Teens (12-17) now Online! Pew Internet July 2011 pewinternet.org 10
  11. 11. About YouTube .• YouTube Exceeds 2 Billion views a day • Double prime time of all 3 major networks• Average person spends 15 minutes• Hundreds of millions watch via mobile devices
  12. 12. TEXTING DOMINATING 75% Texts• 77% of Teens Have Cellphones• 23% of Teens have Smartphones Pew Internet July 2011 pewinternet.org
  13. 13. WHAT DRAWS THEM TO SOCIAL MEDIA? Creativity Interactive Relationships Conversations
  14. 14. Why Should TeachersConsider Social Media?
  15. 15. GotVideo?
  16. 16. 1. ENGAGE…• Engage with use of creative video clips, audio & visuals • Create a welcoming YouTube Channel for Your Ministry & Upload lesson elements • Record lessons • Share relevant clips to reinforce a lesson topics • (i.e. Forgiveness, Friendship Love, Hospitality)• Create “VLOGS” Video logs from class lessons• Pin clip elements that represent stories shared• Skype to digital penpals at a sister church • Exchange learning with another class
  17. 17. enhance storytelling
  18. 18. 2. ENHANCE…• Enhance with Multimedia Story Telling • Sketch out how various tools can be used in lessons • Look for videos on YouTube as well as DVDs • Continue the class lessons with Tweets during the week • Regularly share relevant messages (to Class lessons) via Facebook, Twitter • Share content of the lesson using multiple tools like video and sharing of a blog• Add Digital with Existing Curriculum • Skype • Video conference a lesson Set up a special time for out of class experience • Bible study using Twitter
  19. 19. encourage conversations
  20. 20. ENCOURAGE• Encourage Interaction & Conversation • Create a Facebook Group that your class can • Post updates • Ask students to share how themes/lessons are relevant to their lives • Pull more students in with Tweets out of class• Share Lessons in Social Media• Slideshare.net & prezi.com for presentations• YouTube & vimeo - videos• Scribd.com for lessons
  21. 21. ENCOURAGE SAFETY ONLINE• Guide them to set up privacy settings• Encourage clean images online• Be mindful of privacy of students
  22. 22. TOOLS YOU MAY NEED AT THE CHURCH • Internet Access • Computer and Monitor • Video Recording • Projector
  23. 23. Plan to beUncomfortable as You Introduce Change in Lessons
  24. 24. WHAT SOME CHRISTIANEDUCATORS DOChurch Website• Place Trivia Questions on some aspect of BibleFacebook• Set up Facebook group for young adults/youth Bible studyTwitter• Tweet “Challenge of the Week” or select phrases of Scripture
  25. 25. HOW DO YOU GET STARTED? • Slow! • Don’t be afraid 25
  26. 26. Matthew 28:19“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” NRSV 26
  27. 27. Any Questions?RESOURCES AVAILABLE ONLINEWWW.AWESOMEINSIGHT.COM • Visit Our Website • For How-to’s and Coaching 27

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