Engaging students using social media in teacher education

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Slides for presentation given at "Social Media: Implications for the University" conference at York University, May 3-5, 2013.

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Engaging students using social media in teacher education

  1. 1. Student Engagement UsingSocial Media inTeacher EducationMichael Nantais & Jacqueline KirkFaculty of EducationBrandon UniversityThe 1st Annual International Conference on Social Media: Implications for the University2013
May 3-5, 2013 York UniversityToronto, ON, Canada
  2. 2. “human learning presupposes aspecific social nature”(Vygotsky)
  3. 3. “we are prepared
by both ourcultural andbiologicalheritage to uselanguage andcultural toolsand to learn fromeach other”(Rogoff)
  4. 4. We learn through social interactionsin authentic, situated contexts ...photo by A. Forgave: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aforgrave/6078336311/A Community of Practice(Lave & Wenger)
  5. 5. Let’s get acquainted!Break the ice!Turn to your neighbour& share:What social mediatool(s) do you findmost successful forengaging students?poster by D. Kuropatwa: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkuropatwa/3862101829/
  6. 6. Our Context
  7. 7. Jackie’s Background★ Teacher K-12★ Administrator★ ICT Coordinator★ Now, I teach ClassroomManagement andEducational Administration.
  8. 8. Mike’s BackgroundteacherICT coordinatoradministratornow teach MathMethods & Ed tech
  9. 9. Teacher Educators!
  10. 10. Collaborators & Critical Friends
  11. 11. Collaborators & Critical FriendsSelf Study Project & PaperDissertationResearchFaculty Change Study
  12. 12. Why usesocial media?
  13. 13. STORIES
  14. 14. Thank you ... and to conclude ...kirkj@brandonu.canantaism@brandonu.ca@miken_bu @jackie007_41

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