Social Media: Use in Classrooms

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Social Media: Use in Classrooms

  1. 1. Social Media: Use in College Classrooms<br />By: Ellen Fleming<br />
  2. 2. Social Media Started in 1971 with the first email<br />E<br />X<br />P<br />A<br />N<br />S<br />I<br />O<br />N<br />In 1994 the Webs 1st Social Networking Site was created<br />
  3. 3. In October of 2011 it is reported that 91% of adults using the internet use social media<br />
  4. 4. Why it should be used in college classrooms<br />Jumping into a new college is AWKWARD<br />Social Media provides a base where students feel comfortable and therefore flourish<br /><ul><li>College is about create bonds, friendships, and learning how to network
  5. 5. There is no better place to do this in the professional world than on the internet</li></li></ul><li>Not Satisfied…Here’s More<br /><ul><li>Keeps students interested in class, with sites that interest them in their personal lives e</li></ul>ex. Twitter, Facebook, MySpace<br /><ul><li>Students are comfortable using these tools, boosting their confidence in the classroom
  6. 6. March of 2011- study proved “Students on Twitter engaged more than the control group (not on Twitter), and also increased the amount of teacher engagement with the students. Additionally, the Twitter group had over a half point more GPA in first semester grades” (Braziel, 2011). </li></li></ul><li>WhatTheFlem Ellen Fleming: #thatawkwardmomentwhen you still don’t believe me<br />
  7. 7. Job Offers: <br />Everyone knows that it has become increasingly difficult for college grads to find jobs out of college…until now<br />
  8. 8. “Younger candidates are often thought of as better qualified for social media positions…” (Waugh, 2011)"definitely consider someone fresh out of college…all but one of [my] sales staff is under the age of 30” (Waugh, 2011)“…the corporate offices of Comcast, Disney, and Ford to smaller nonprofits, businesses are paying people to tweet, Facebook, and blog” (Waugh, 2011)<br />
  9. 9. Now matter what your passion is, there is a place you can represent it within social media. <br />Social Media will give students a way to interact with their classes, but it will also give students a career opportunity that is not known to many<br />It would teach students how to use this tools and to profit from them<br />There is room for everyone on the web<br />
  10. 10. Social Media <br />Is nowfriendswith<br />College Classrooms<br />

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