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.

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

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  • 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. “human learning presupposes aspecific social nature”(Vygotsky)
  • 3. “we are prepared
by both ourcultural andbiologicalheritage to uselanguage andcultural toolsand to learn fromeach other”(Rogoff)
  • 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. 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. Our Context
  • 7. Jackie’s Background★ Teacher K-12★ Administrator★ ICT Coordinator★ Now, I teach ClassroomManagement andEducational Administration.
  • 8. Mike’s BackgroundteacherICT coordinatoradministratornow teach MathMethods & Ed tech
  • 9. Teacher Educators!
  • 10. Collaborators & Critical Friends
  • 11. Collaborators & Critical FriendsSelf Study Project & PaperDissertationResearchFaculty Change Study
  • 12. Why usesocial media?
  • 13. STORIES
  • 14. Thank you ... and to conclude ...kirkj@brandonu.canantaism@brandonu.ca@miken_bu @jackie007_41