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Social Media - ED 600
Social Media - ED 600
Social Media - ED 600
Social Media - ED 600
Social Media - ED 600
Social Media - ED 600
Social Media - ED 600
Social Media - ED 600
Social Media - ED 600
Social Media - ED 600
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  • Another definition: Web-based and mobile technologies that can be used to turn communication into interactive dialogue. All of these – Twitter, MySpace, SlideShare, Skype, Facebook and LinkedIn are some of the most common forms of social media.
  • Investigate district policies to see if you are able to have a Facebook and any other restrictions; Explain privacy settings and what they allow you to do (picture); Appropriate profile picture discussion – make sure to include comment about being careful what pictures get taken of you, as anyone can post them on Facebook without your permission
  • Missouri – deals with preventing sexual molestation by teachers - as result of law, all districts are crafting policies centered around teachers not accepting friend requests, etc. from students on Facebook; As social media continues to grow and problems arise, as teachers we are going to be looking at more and more laws like these – for good and bad
  • This is only a snapshot of headlines from the past year. All of these instances could have easily been prevented.
  • We will focus on out of the classroom, as in the classroom pertains more to university settings.
  • Things to discuss: Creating a teacher profile, creating a group/fan page, allows for discussion, can communicate when grades are posted, can communicate when assignments are due, can custom filter profanity and inappropriate words/phrases, can restrict those who join, share examples (scanned pages or pictures of board), make sure to have signed permission if you put up photos!
  • Discuss
  • Talk about easy profile setup and how we did it; upload and you can do any media; easy to view without account
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    • 1. Social Media<br />Rachael Cooley and Joe Czupryn<br />ED 600<br />
    • 2. Internet-based applications that allow for the creation and exchange of user-generated content<br />What is social media?<br />
    • 3. Teacher Professionalism - Facebook<br />Investigate district policies<br />Adjust privacy settings<br />Appropriate profile picture<br />
    • 4. Missouri (May 2011) – “Amy Hestir Student Protection Act”<br />Virginia (being discussed as of January 2011) –Would prohibit teachers from accepting friend requests or private messages<br />State Laws<br />
    • 5. Teacher suspended for Facebook post: called kids future criminals(April 2011 – New Jersey)<br />Teacher suspended after students see photos of her on Facebook posing with a stripper (January 2011 – Pennsylvania)<br />Math and science department supervisor fired after she called her students "germ bags" on Facebook (August 2010 – Massachusetts)<br />In the News<br />
    • 6. Social media is not always a problem for teachers!<br />When used properly, social media can be an effective tool.<br />Several teachers utilize social media both in and out of the classroom.<br />Social Media as a Tool<br />
    • 7. Create a group or fan page for your class<br /><ul><li>Does not require you to share your profile
    • 8. Allows for students to interact with each other, as well as you
    • 9. Adjustable settings allow you to control who can join and what can be said</li></ul>Facebook<br />
    • 10. Post assignments and updates for your class<br />Students and parents can view or have them sent to their phones<br />Twitter<br />
    • 11. Upload Powerpoint presentations, documents, videos, etc.<br />No profile needed to view material<br />Easy access for notes and lessons from home for students<br /><br />
    • 12.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />’s Department of Education)<br />Bibliography<br />