Social media in education

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Social media in education

  1. 1. Social Media in Education Image from http://blog.desertrose.net
  2. 2. Potential Image from http://www.edweek.org
  3. 3. Potential• Everyone participates• Everyone’s opinion is heard• Everyone contributes• Everyone can choose their own device• Everyone can choose their own medium• Everyone learns
  4. 4. Potential Image from http://ioanalazarov.com
  5. 5. Potential• Connected classroom• Active lessons• Flexible learning• Adheres to Gardner’s multiple intelligences• Creates an individualized learning platform
  6. 6. Potential Image from http://www.edweek.org
  7. 7. Potential• Can track graduation efforts• Can learn at anytime and any place• Plentiful eContent• Resources are free or inexpensive• More options
  8. 8. Issues Image from http://www.bluevolcanomedia.com
  9. 9. Issues• Public profiles can reveal too much information• Posts can be retweeted or repost by others• Post can be taken out of context• A stalker could map out your daily routine by following you on multiple social networks• Information vulnerability
  10. 10. Issues Image from http://dgsenglishdept.blogspot.com
  11. 11. Issues• Cyberbullying• Hurtful remarks• Flash mobs• Stalking• Tormenting• Inappropriate language
  12. 12. Conclusion Image from http://www.skgtechnologies.com
  13. 13. Conclusion• Think before posting• Leverage social media for knowledge creation• Select your friends wisely• Consider filters• Make the positives outweigh the negatives• Continue to find new innovate ways to use social media

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