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Using social media to impact student learning

  1. 1. STI PD Title Number: SDELIB038 Michelle Wilson, LMS, NBCT North Highland Elementary Jefferson County Library Media January 5, 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>Library media specialists can use social media to acquire, SHARE, and produce information. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can use social media to acquire, SHARE, and produce information. </li></ul><ul><li>Key word=SHARING </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Various internet-based tools that people can use to connect and share useful information </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>What this presentation is NOT: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A step by step guide to setting up a Twitter account, Second Life profile, or Delicious account. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What this presentation IS: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An introduction and overview of social media, and its implications for professional and student use. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>We can use social media to remain on the edge. </li></ul><ul><li>We can social media to get connected. </li></ul><ul><li>We can use social media to contribute our own knowledge, and provide help for others. </li></ul><ul><li>All of these are qualities of a Personal Learning Network. (PLN) </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Not a new concept! </li></ul><ul><li>Where you get your knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>BC version of PLN: teachers within your school, public librarian, professors at local LS (local scale) </li></ul><ul><li>AC version of PLN: social bookmarking, Twitter, list-servs, wikispace communities, blogs, etc. (global scale) </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Use these new tools to learn new things that will help you do your job better! </li></ul><ul><li>Use these new tools to share what you already know with other professionals in need of that knowledge! </li></ul><ul><li>Use these tools to produce new, useful information for other teacher librarians! </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>Lack of PD funding for eminent future, yet there is still need for professional growth </li></ul><ul><li>Using cutting edge technology, without fees </li></ul><ul><li>Learning the newest, best, and most useful information, and pass that along to students </li></ul><ul><li>Connecting with students, in dipping into their world </li></ul><ul><li>Try something new </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>Expect a learning curve, but maintain learning as your priority </li></ul><ul><li>Commit, and try one type of social media at a time. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose your connections wisely! </li></ul><ul><li>Devote any amount of time. </li></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>INFORMATION! </li></ul><ul><li>Google search produces quantity, social media searches produce quality </li></ul><ul><li>Real-time results of news, events, trending topics </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit from information favorably reviewed, liked, respected, considered useful, and shared by other library media professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Database searches still relevant! </li></ul>
  11. 14. <ul><li>Connections! </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: Librarians from Egypt, Australia, California, Canada, Boston, Vermont, and the Philippines! </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious bookmarking: global network </li></ul><ul><li>TeacherTube: national network of like-minded professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs: Using Google Reader to stream all the blogs I follow about teaching, technology, and library media instruction </li></ul>
  12. 15. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Find a few good blogs: create a Google account, and start using Google Reader to collect new posts! </li></ul><ul><li>Remember to make learning a priority, and once you grow in confidence, begin to contribute to the great pot of knowledge! </li></ul>
  13. 16. <ul><li>Twitter: Complete your bio so that other teachers will know you are legit. Go private to protect yourself from being “followed” by undesirables. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs: No matter who recommends a blog, check it out yourself before subscribing to its feed. </li></ul><ul><li>Time management! </li></ul><ul><li>Personal/professional </li></ul>
  14. 17. <ul><li>Students=leaders of techno revolution </li></ul><ul><li>0 learning curve for most of them </li></ul><ul><li>Use social media to engage </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Succinct Writing (140 characters or less) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World History (#iranelection) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unhindered connection to authors, illustrators (Laurie Halse Anderson, Alan Gratz, Mo Willems) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Searching hashtags (# + your topic=a real-time search of all posts on that topic) </li></ul></ul>
  15. 18. <ul><li>Delicious (or Diigo): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have students SEARCH for sites relevant to their topic (another user will only bookmark a site if it is useful) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have students CREATE lists of sites they have found: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>By topic or subject </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For others to benefit from </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>As a bibliography or pathfinder project (they can add notes into each site’s bookmark description) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 19. <ul><li>Blogger </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a library blog and invite students to interact with you on the blog. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage students to post reviews of library books they have read. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the blog as a place to hold photography, poetry, or creative writing contests. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 20. <ul><li>Filters, blocks, and censorship…OH MY!!! </li></ul>
  18. 21. <ul><li>Name 1 social media tool. </li></ul><ul><li>What is a PLN? </li></ul><ul><li>Name 1 reason you should try creating a PLN with social media. </li></ul><ul><li>What is 1 social media tool you will try this year to make yourself a better library media specialist? </li></ul>
  19. 22. <ul><li>Great blogs to follow: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Great library media/technology specialists on Twitter: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>@cybraryman1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>@web20classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>@joycevalenza </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>@kathyshrock </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>@ktenkley </li></ul></ul><ul><li>I can email you a handout (shared on Twitter) on tips for getting started on Twitter. </li></ul>
  20. 23. <ul><li>Twitter: @mwilson518 </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious, TeacherTube, & SlideShare: mwilson518 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] or [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>School phone: 205-379-4950 </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki: and </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: </li></ul>