Unintended Benefits

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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!

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Unintended Benefits

  1. 1. Unintended Benefits: Using Social Media to Learn and Build Relationships in Schools
  2. 2. About Me
  3. 3. Relationships
  4. 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. 5. The How
  6. 6. My Journey
  7. 7. You are not into sharing?
  8. 8. http://georgecouros.ca http://connectedprincipals.com
  9. 9. The School
  10. 10. The Why
  11. 11. The Obvious Critical Thinking Collaboration Communication Creativity
  12. 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. 13. Bonus! Enhanced Relationships
  14. 14. Creating Connections
  15. 15. Connected Principals
  16. 16. It’s fun!
  17. 17. The Impact
  18. 18. Identity Day
  19. 19. We need to become connectors From: http://uowblogs.com/digckdlh705/files/2010/08/social-network.jpg
  20. 20. Contact Me Email - gec127@gmail.com Email - gcouros@psd70.ab.ca Twitter - @gcouros Blog - georgecouros.ca
  21. 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

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