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Short presentation regarding the shift in education still needs to be based on building relationships. Social media gives us another opportunity to do this!

Short presentation regarding the shift in education still needs to be based on building relationships. Social media gives us another opportunity to do this!

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  • 1. Unintended Benefits: Using Social Media to Learn and Build Relationships in Schools
  • 2. About Me
  • 3. Relationships
  • 4. Goals of the presentation To share the following: • How we use social media in our school? • Why we use social media in schools? • Share some of the impact that it has had.
  • 5. The How
  • 6. My Journey
  • 7. You are not into sharing?
  • 8. http://georgecouros.ca http://connectedprincipals.com
  • 9. The School
  • 10. The Why
  • 11. The Obvious Critical Thinking Collaboration Communication Creativity
  • 12. The Obvious Digital Literacies (From National Council of Teachers of English) Develop proficiency with the tools of technology Build relationships with others to pose and solve problems collaboratively and cross-culturally Design and share information for global communities to meet a variety of purposes Manage, analyze and synthesize multiple streams of simultaneous information Create, critique, analyze, and evaluate multi-media texts Attend to the ethical responsibilities required by these complex environments
  • 13. Bonus! Enhanced Relationships
  • 14. Creating Connections
  • 15. Connected Principals
  • 16. It’s fun!
  • 17. The Impact
  • 18. Identity Day
  • 19. We need to become connectors From: http://uowblogs.com/digckdlh705/files/2010/08/social-network.jpg
  • 20. Contact Me Email - gec127@gmail.com Email - gcouros@psd70.ab.ca Twitter - @gcouros Blog - georgecouros.ca
  • 21. References and Resources Why Teachers Should Blog - http://davidwees.com/content/why-teachers-should- blog-helpful-flowchart The Principal of Change - http://georgecouros.ca Connected Principals - http://connectedprincipals.com Forest Green School - http://forestgreenschool.ca