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Social media in the classroom

  1. 1. Social Media in the Classroom<br />Danielle Ketchum<br />CI 583 – Integrating Current Technology in Teaching<br />March 30, 2011<br />
  2. 2. What is Social Media?<br />Web and mobile technologies<br />Creating value using technology and personal inteaction<br />User-generated content<br />Social Huh?<br />
  3. 3. Why Use Social Media?<br />Uses tools parents/students already have, are familiar with using<br />Allows for greater collaboration<br />Facilitates distance learning<br />Enables parents to observe, participate in instruction and activity easily<br />Lets other teachers take part or contribute<br />
  4. 4. Are They Using It?<br />Out of 161 students surveyed, 158 (98%) said that in the last month, they used one ore more of these four tools to discuss at least one item of school work (test, project, daily or homework assignment, etc).<br />Survey of 161 juniors and seniors, Conroe High School<br />
  5. 5. Opposition<br />Technophobia – fear of using new or different technologies<br />Student privacy – unauthorized viewing of student work, likeness<br />Mandated filtering – heavy blocking of sites, services by district filters<br />Misuse – concern that students will use tools inappropriately<br />
  6. 6. More than Enough Reasons<br />100 Inspiring Ways to Use Social Media In the Classroom<br />13 Enlightening Case Studies of Social Media in the Classroom<br />3 Ways Educators Are Embracing Social Technology<br />4 Tips for Integrating Social Media Into the Classroom<br />Click<br />Click<br />Click<br />Click<br />
  7. 7. Teacher Tweets<br />Remind about due dates, classroom updates<br />Gain immediate data input (writing prompt or statistics lessons)<br />Where are you?<br />What are you doing?<br />Interact with live world events (Japan, Libya, Egypt)<br />
  8. 8. Students and Parents Tweet<br />Ask questions/clarify regarding material from class instruction<br />Update teacher on events, occurrences<br />Gain help for test prep questions (TAKS, SAT/ACT, et al)<br />Respond to teacher writing prompts<br />Limited to 140 characters<br />Requires precision, brevity for accuracy<br />
  9. 9. Wikispaces<br />Highly collaborative<br />Free-form exchange of ideas, information<br />Comment, reply<br />Edit data, information, or master document<br />Include audio and video support<br />Authentic assessment<br />Ideal for group work and projects<br />
  10. 10. My Favorite Wikispace Project<br />Use wikispace to describe the gymnasium at St. Vladimir’s (from Mead’s Vampire Academy)<br />Small group collaboration<br />Requires all to have read novel and input<br />Responses reflect individual schema<br />Creates description from nothing!<br />Assesses comprehension based on what is contributed, reflects inaccuracy<br />
  11. 11. Facebook<br />One of the most blocked sites in US schools<br />One of the most abused sites in US schools<br />Offers great opportunities for use when properly managed<br />Extremely flexible, versatile<br />Highly controversial<br />Solution…<br />
  12. 12. Edmodo<br />Students<br />Engages them in technology<br />Protects and keeps them safe<br />Promotes anytime, anyplace learning<br />Enables them to exchange ideas<br />Teachers<br />Assign and grade work<br />Post messages<br />Conduct classroom discussions<br />
  13. 13. FB without the Stress<br />Two Edmodo videos <br />Fewer limitations than Twitter<br />Easy, safe, <br /> and teacher<br /> -controlled<br />Click<br />
  14. 14. So Much to Do<br />Create alerts similar to<br /> Tweets<br />Create assignments, <br /> grade and record scores<br />Gather blog, news feeds<br />Post and reply to messages (teacher AND student)<br />Create polls<br />
  15. 15. Social Media:Not Just for Students<br />Encourages teacher to teacher collaboration<br />Supports exchange of lesson plans, ideas<br />Enables administrators to participate, contribute, and evaluate<br />Fosters a global community between schools, districts, and classrooms<br />
  16. 16. This Means<br />The World is evolving<br />Education must move forward for our students<br />We must be prepared<br />They must be prepared<br />Did You Know <br />Click<br />
  17. 17. Bibliography<br />Ali, T. (2010). 4 Tips for Integrating Social Media into the Classroom. Retrieved from .<br />Casey, G. (2011, March 1). Social Networking as a Classroom Environment. Multiple Postings. Retrieved from<br />Ferenstein, G. (2010). 3 Ways Educators Are Embracing Social Media in the Classroom. Retrieved from<br />Fleming, S. (2009). So Much More than Twitter: Edmodo for Teachers. Bright Hub. Retrieved from<br />Jarvis, J. (2009). 12 Enlightening Case Studies of Social Media in the Classroom. Retrieved from<br />.Ketchum, M, personal communication and interview, March 2011.<br />
  18. 18. Bibliography (cont’d)<br />Online University Resources. (2010). 100 Inspiring Ways to Use Social Media in the Classroom. Retrieved from<br />Quillan, I. (2011). Educators Move Beyond the Hype over Skype. Education Weels Digital Directions. Retrieved from<br />Riccardi, A. (2009). A Ning Primer. Tech and Learning. Retrieved from<br />Smith, N. (2010). Teachers Embracing Social Media in the Classroom. Tech News Daily. Retrieved from<br />Weisgerber, C. and Butler, S. (2008). Social Media in the Classroom [Power Point]. Retrieved from<br />You Tube. (2009) Did You Know, 3.0 (Official Video) – 2009 Edition. Retrieved from<br />