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  • Using online social media to engage students Presented by Simon Brown, SkillsTech Australia stonemasonry teacher.
  • Using Social Media To Engage Students

    1. 1. Using online social media to engage students Presented by Simon Brown Stonemasonry teacher
    2. 2. Using online social media to engage students <ul><li>Aims </li></ul><ul><li>Brief overview of each tool: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions: What is your view? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Aims <ul><li>Connect with each student (one to one) </li></ul><ul><li>Build a supportive relationship outside class (one to many) </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage collaboration between students (many to many) </li></ul>
    4. 4. The WWWeb is the platform
    5. 5. Ning
    6. 6. Twitter
    7. 7. Flickr
    8. 8. YouTube
    9. 10. <ul><li>Why Ning ? </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to set up and use </li></ul><ul><li>Customisable profile questions </li></ul><ul><li>Visually oriented (photos and videos) </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregates Twitter and Flickr feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Embeds YouTube videos </li></ul>Ning social networks
    10. 11. Ning social networks <ul><li>Why stomas.ning ? </li></ul><ul><li>Stoma = alternative portal </li></ul><ul><li>Sounds a bit like stonemasoning </li></ul><ul><li>Stone Masoning = ‘stone crafting’ </li></ul>
    11. 22. I am joining this site because… <ul><li>i was held hostige until i did. </li></ul><ul><li>Simon said, Plus could be a good way to meet other apprentice masons </li></ul><ul><li>cause you can achieve so much more than what you can get out of it... example trade, knowledge, skills and a good future... </li></ul><ul><li>i think it is great </li></ul><ul><li>i'm an apprentice stone mason and would like to keep in contact with mates that i have meet down here at tafe. </li></ul><ul><li>im joining this site because our teacher wants us to become members of it to update and communicate with other stonemasons and apprentices online </li></ul>
    12. 23. I am joining this site because… <ul><li>simon said </li></ul><ul><li>meet more people </li></ul><ul><li>i want to meet other stone masons </li></ul><ul><li>to interact with people </li></ul><ul><li>i am learning at tafe at the moment. </li></ul><ul><li>something 2 do </li></ul><ul><li>i'm retarded </li></ul><ul><li>because I want to learn from the Guru </li></ul><ul><li>i am currently doing a stonemasonry apprenticeship </li></ul><ul><li>to meet others with similar interest and hopefully gain more info about stone </li></ul>
    13. 24. I am joining this site because… <ul><li>networking is good </li></ul><ul><li>keeping in touch with everyone from tafe </li></ul><ul><li>Simon made me. </li></ul><ul><li>I'm helping to build a network of stonemasons </li></ul><ul><li>i want to learn </li></ul><ul><li>to keep in touch </li></ul><ul><li>I'm interested in all things stone. Educating people about stone sculpture has become very important to me and I hope to be able to contribute in some small way. </li></ul><ul><li>its good </li></ul>
    14. 25. I am joining this site because… <ul><li>sumfin 2 do & my class teacher made me!!! lol peace </li></ul><ul><li>To share my interest in stonemasonry </li></ul><ul><li>Simon would like us 2 have a profile so we can discuss topics online </li></ul><ul><li>of tafe training and to learn more about the trade </li></ul><ul><li>its cool </li></ul><ul><li>I want to learn more about the stone industry </li></ul><ul><li>because it a good way to keep in touch with my trainer and also the other first apprentices involved in my trade as a stonemason.... and i have found it is a great way to find resources on stonemasonry... </li></ul><ul><li>We are trying to set up an online community to share stonemasonry stuff. </li></ul>
    15. 26. <ul><li>Why Twitter ? </li></ul><ul><li>It’s simple to use </li></ul><ul><li>Character limit forces good word choices </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter has many web applications </li></ul><ul><li>Can also be set up on a mobile phone </li></ul>Twitter instant messaging
    16. 36. <ul><li>Why Flickr ? </li></ul><ul><li>Very easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata supports media searching </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul>Flickr image sharing
    17. 41. <ul><li>Why YouTube ? </li></ul><ul><li>It is a vast resource </li></ul><ul><li>Supports metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Embeddable videoclips </li></ul>YouTube
    18. 43. Questions <ul><li>Has the project achieved its aims? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it OK to use the WWWeb? </li></ul><ul><li>Where to from here? </li></ul>

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