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    Socializing the Educator's Toolbox Socializing the Educator's Toolbox Presentation Transcript

    • SOCIALIZING THEEDUCATOR’S TOOLBOXTracy Tuten, Ph.D.
    • The Social Web Social Media are the online means of communication, conveyance, and collaboration among interconnected and interdependent networks.
    • Should We Be Integrating TheseTools in our Courses? # of social media jobs on Monster up 75% over last year (roughly 155 positions /month) Business Week calls for marketing students to know how to  use basic HTML and design software  run a Google adwords campaign,  optimize a Web site for search engines,  analyze Web analytics data,  manage an email marketing campaign  how to utilize social media sites
    • Industry Needs “Increasingly there is a gap between what knowledge workers need to succeed and what systems of higher education are able to provide in order to prepare stakeholders to thrive in a global knowledge society.” O’Hara, 2007
    • Integration of Social Tools Networks Lecture Blogs Discussion Tradigital Methods: Wikis Reading Technology enabled Forums Interactive Media-share Online plus f2fLower Higherengagement engagement Traditional Methods: Social Methods: Focus on f2f Participatory Supplements Email Dialogue Push oriented Blackboard Informal Authoritative Course Collaborative Websites
    • McGee and Diaz (2007) Communication Collaboration Generation Documentation Interactive
    • • Networks • Wikis• Hangouts • Forums • Shared docs • Bookmarks Relate Collaborate Generate Document• Social • Blogs software sites • Media-sharing sites
    • Top SM Tools forInteractive Educators Blogs Wikis Social networks Social bookmark services Media creation and social software Media sharing services
    • Blogging
    • Blogging Integration Enhance industry knowledge and encourage development of writing and critical thinking skills Examples  Me, blogging to extend the classroom  Kaplan, Piskin, and Bol (2010) – student blogging  Grau (2007) – blog as collaborative tool
    • Using Wikis Content resource for course notes and lecture materials Project base for group collaboration Solves problems for teacher and students  Collaboration online  Tracking of contributions  Rewind to old versions when needed  Commenting and discussions in space possible
    • Google Docs plus Hangout
    • Social Networks Simple interactions and sharing Group communication site Course management replacement
    • FB Group
    • Twitter
    • Using Social Bookmarks Store articles and websites for course use  Highlight & annotate  Share  Comment and discuss http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkrHFM3s 8Bc
    • Social Bookmarking
    • Media Creation,Social Software, & Apps Animoto MovieMaker Xtranormal TubeMogul Qik And thousands of others….
    • Custom Digital Papers
    • Evernote
    • Media Sharing Sites
    • Implications SM enables interactive teachers enhanced learning outcomes WHILE enhancing student comfort with tools they’ll be expected to use in the industry. Key is to identify best uses of tools