Keeping in touch (old and new friends), networking (through “friend” suggestions, or mutual interests), meeting new friends or colleagues, sharing information, newsStrengths of a like FB: widely dispersed network (time, space and location)Weakness: volume of information, be careful who your friends are
Planning and implementation of initiatives, discussions, sharing of ideasTo learn new techniques, strategies or about new resources (in general, e.g. technology integration)Ask for advice on specific topicsShare and use media (images, presentations, audio (podcasts), video, lesson plans, rubrics)
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Nings to Knols: Social Knowledge Structures for Professional Learning<br />Angela Elkordy, <br />Principal, Al-Ihsan Academy<br />Eastern Michigan University, Doctoral Student<br />
Overview<br />Authentic learning – useful and relevant<br />Discussion – links to prior learning (what’s useful to you now? Could be useful?)<br />Types of social media<br />Facts – <br />caveats<br />
Purpose<br />How social media is used by students vs. adults<br />How social media is helpful to educators<br />How to participate – goal: to identify three tools <br />Understand different types of social media<br />Resources for continued learning<br />
Kinds of Collaborative Media Tools<br />Collaborative Environments<br />Communication tools<br />Interactive tools<br />Learning management systems<br />Social Media – sharing documents, media, presentations<br />
Social Networks <br />Uses of social media <br />Allow users to share media, information, keep each other up to data (micro-blogging)<br />Allows users to create and expand a database of affiliations based upon mutual interests (suggests new “friends”)<br />Usually free<br />Kinds: one to one/group, by invitation, or completely open for all to join or combination<br />
How Educators are Using Social Networks<br />Collaborative work:<br />Working with colleagues (on-site and remotely)<br />In related fields<br />Follow experts on specific subjects<br />Post questions, interactive dialog (advice)<br />Sharing media and knowledge<br />Qualitative and quantitative data for analysis (polls, surveys)<br />Sharing resources and news<br />
Collaborative Environments<br />Virtual worlds (i.e. Second Life)<br />Learning management systems (Moodle, school based)<br />Webinars (Live and Archived (search “free webinars (educators or teachers)”) (Middle School Portal)<br />Online conferences (K-12 Online)<br />Groupware (real time collaborative creation such as document editing)<br />
Second Life<br />Converse in real time<br />Access and learn from media (ezines, video, sound, hands-on-learning building)<br />Attend lectures, meetings, showcases of research, immersion learning activities<br />Collaborate world wide<br />
Social Bookmarking -- http://delicious.com/elkorda<br />
Interactive Tools<br />Surveys <br />(Surveymonkey, zoomerang)<br />Polls (Polldaddy)<br />Find more web 2.0 tools: <br />
Learn More…<br />Social Networking for Teachers<br />http://socialnetworking4teachers.wikispaces.com/<br />Glossaries of Social Networking terms<br /><ul><li>http://socialmedia.wikispaces.com/A-Z+of+social+media</li></li></ul><li>Thank you for attending! <br />Questions, comments or ideas to share?<br />Angela Elkordy, firstname.lastname@example.org<br />Presentation posted:<br />
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