Social Media Landscape (2011) Source: Fred Cavazza
What is Social Networking? Social Networking is the grouping of individuals into specific groups, like small rural communities or a neighbourhood subdivision, where it is possible to meet other people and gather and share first-hand information and experiences. Capabilities Share photos and videos Share information Interact with other people without being face-to-face.
Caters for the varied learning styles of the students within the classroom Interact Research Collaborate Social Networking has become a part of everyday life, with 73% of teenagers recorded as social networking site users. Fun Engaging Social networking Catering for student’s interests will highly motivate them to be involved. Can be organized for collaborative work, group work Or individual work. Analyze Building Knowledge & Understanding Evaluate
How can Social Networking (Flickr) be used in the classroom Collaboratively Community collaboration Topic/subject collaboration At School At home Individually Group work Via Mobile Learning devices
What do you think Social networking can Teach us?
What can Social Networking teach us? Social Networking can: Teach us how to take risks Teaches students how to receive feedback from their teachers and peers.
Legal & Ethical considerations Ensure all students are exposed to and aware of the dangers of Social Networking online before participating in the use of the sites Explore and discuss privacy issues with the students, to alert students that everything they post online can leave a ‘digital footprint.’ Social Media & Privacy Cyber bullying
Appropriate context/s for use “School curriculum should provide learning and assessment opportunities that allow students to inquire, create and communicate with ICTs, and to use ICTs safely and responsibly to manage, store and locate information.” Appropriate Contexts consist of:
Assessments involving art – select links to direct them to certain artworks.
These aspects of Flickr would also be relevant in the home environment – depending on whether the resource of internet is available to students.
QSA states that students develop and apply ethical, safe and responsible practices when working with ICT’s in online an stand-alone environments. (2007) Most social networking sites are recommended to children over 13 years of age. There are controls to what and how much information you share. Names, profile pictures and networks are visible to everyone. Location settings on some social networking sites. On-line bullying Closed groups (invitation only) a must. E.g. glogster EDU for teachers and students. Privacy & security
Curriculum Area Focus The Australian Curriculum includes in each learning area an information and communication technology (ICT) competence. (QSA, 2011)
Curriculum Area Focus Social Networking can be integrated into most key learning areas (KLA’s) across the curriculum. Some examples include but not limited to: Facebook – Literacy (Writing/Blogging), Science/History (Interacting with real life scientists/historians – discovering first-hand knowledge). YouTube – English (Oral/multi-modal presentation) Twitter – Class reminders, due dates, assignment information. Flickr – Photo boards, class excursions, art appreciation Delicious – class group presentations, assignment information