Whether you have students post to Twitter during class or ask them to share comments during a presentation, these backchannel talks can help facilitate conversation and provide a record of a shared learning experience.
NCTE Presentation 2012
Dr. Karin PerrySam Houston State UniversityDepartment of Library Science NCTE 2012
Type in http://todaysmeet.com/vlc• OR Scan the QR Code• Type in your name• Click Join• Type your message• Click Say• Ask questions or make comments throughout the presentation.
Quick Comment About QR Codes Very easy to generate. I use http://www.qrstuff.com/ Have students create booktrailers and then link the YouTube video in a QR Code. Print them out and tape them to the books in the library. Students can use their phone to watch the trailer before they check out the book. Now, on to the show…
Hit Me With Some Facts Two-thirds of online adults (66%) use social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or LinkedIn. (1)Nearly three quarters (73%) of online teens and an equal number (72%) of young adults use social network sites. (2)
Hit Me With Some More Facts 13 – 17 use 10 Million students ages Facebook. (4) In the USA, we spend 6 hrs and 9 mins on Facebook every month. That is about 10 minutes a day. (4) Facebook use is more common among individuals with higher grades. (4)
Using Facebook in the Classroom/Library Follow the Newsfeeds of people relevant to your subject area. (Authors, Politicians, News Channels, etc…) (5)
Posting about Talking about upcoming writingappearances. inspiration.
Using Facebook Cont… Use Facebook to create Private Groups.
Using Facebook Cont… Share book reviews (both you and the students) Poll your class Post class notes/homework Make annoucements (5)
But, My School Blocks Facebook. Maintain the page outside of the classroom. Update it as soon as you get home from work or before you leave in the morning.Kids are using Facebook before and after school (and you probably are, too.)
Let’s Talk Talk about Facebook with people close to you. Be sure to discuss: Your experiences (personal and professional) School policies that you know of Concerns about using Facebook with students Do you know of anyone using Facebook with students? We will share so be prepared to talk in front of the group.
Hit Me With Some Facts Teens ages 12-17 do not use Twitter in large numbers – just 8% of online teens 12-17 say they ever use Twitter. This puts Twitter far down the list of popular online activities for teens and stands in stark contrast to their record of being early adopters of nearly every online activity. (2) BUT, Twitter can be one of the most useful tools in the classroom.
Ways to Use Twitter With Teens Start backchannel talks. To do this you would… Create a Hashtag for your class/lesson. Unique, but easy to remember at the same time. (This would be like TodaysMeet) Follow Authors. Have students respond to their favorite authors, link pictures of fan art, and just keep up with what they are writing.
Explains why shemight be off theInternet for a while.
Sharing favorite quotesConnecting to characters The Fault in our Starsby John Green #TFIOS
Let’s Talk Talk with some people sitting close to you.Discuss the following topics: Do you have a Twitter? If so, how do you use it the most? Professional or personal? Do you think Twitter would be easier to use with students than Facebook? Why or why not? What about safety issues? Is Twitter any safer than Facebook? Be prepared to share.
Social Networking Specific to Books LibraryThing – Already mentioned by Stephanie. Goodreads – I use this one. Booklikes – Ever heard of it?
Let’s Talk Talk to the people close around you. Discuss the following topics: Were any of these book sites new to you? Do you have a preference just by looking at the screenshots? How can you see using these in the library? In terms of safety, where do these sites rank with Facebook and Twitter? Be prepared to share.
Thank You You can find my slides athttp://slideshare.net/karinlibrarian
Sources (1) Smith, Aaron. " Why Americans use social media | Pew Research Centers Internet & American Life Project." Pew Research Centers Internet & American Life Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2011/Why-Americans-Use-Social- Media.aspx?src=prc-headline>.(2) Lenhart, Amanda. " Social Media and Young Adults | Pew Research Centers Internet & American Life Project." Pew Research Centers Internet & American Life Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Social-Media-and-Young- Adults.aspx>.(3) Lenhart, Amanda. " Teens & Online Video | Pew Research Centers Internet & American Life Project." Pew Research Centers Internet & American Life Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Teens- and-online-video.aspx>.
More Sources (4) "Facebook & Education: Is Facebook Bad for Students? Research for College, High School & Elementary School." College Scholarships.org - Helping Students Pay for College Since 1999. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://www.collegescholarships.org/research/facebook/>.(5) "100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom » Online College.org." Accredited Online Colleges - Online College.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://www.onlinecollege.org/2009/10/20/100-ways-you- should-be-using-facebook-in-your-classroom/>.(6) "TLT: Teen Librarians Toolbox: Now For a Word From Our Sponsors: Booktrailers." TLT: Teen Librarians Toolbox. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Oct. 2012. <http://www.teenlibrariantoolbox.com/2011/11/now-for-word-from-our- sponsors.html>.