CPS Social Media & Effective Practices

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This presentation overviews social media outlets used by Chicago Public Schools and how to use social media effectively in the classroom. This presentation occurred at the 2012 CPS Tech Talk Conference.

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CPS Social Media & Effective Practices

  1. 1. CPS Social Media &Effective Practices presented by: Alex Soble, Social Media Manager Lisa Perez, Network Library Coordinator Support webpage: http://goo.gl/T6Hnu
  2. 2. Facebook.com/ChicagoPublicSchools
  3. 3. @ChiPubSchools
  4. 4. #1 Useful resources.
  5. 5. #1 Useful resources.#2 Explaining changes.
  6. 6. #1 Useful resources.#2 Explaining changes.#3 Untold stories.
  7. 7. CEO Brizard
  8. 8. CEO Brizard #CPSchat
  9. 9. CEO Brizard #CPSchatMon. 1/30 5:00PM
  10. 10. Social media policy FAQsWhat are the rules for student-teacher social media interaction?
  11. 11. Social media policy FAQsWhat are the rules for student-teacher social media interaction?For now, use common sense andlots of caution.
  12. 12. Social media policy FAQsCan my school have a Facebookpage? Twitter account?
  13. 13. Social media policy FAQsCan my school have a Facebookpage? Twitter account?Please wait. Soon there will be apolicy & guidelines; it will besuper-kosher.
  14. 14. Social media policy FAQsIs the District going to unblockFacebook and YouTube?Stay tuned.
  15. 15. SELECT ANCHOR COMMON CORE STATESTANDARDS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
  16. 16. TWITTER • No student accounts • OK to make classroom account (don’t share password w/others) 140character  Monitor current events, politics, municipal MICRO- government, popular cultureBLOGGING!  Communicate with teachers in other schools; create joint projects  Tweet from field trips or school events (no student pics or identifying info)  Share homework assignments or parent announcements  Write a poem collaboratively or with partner classes  Track hashtags; statistically analyze trending topics  Partner with classes in other countries; tweet in foreign languages  Monitor various professionals for career information  Create short book reviews  Art students can create various backgrounds for use in the class Twitter account page
  17. 17. SOCIAL MEDIA WALLED GARDEN• Doesn’t require student email• Doesn’t collect student info• Doesn’t interface with other social media• Doesn’t allow outside commenting or communication with unknown people.
  18. 18. Launch new room in less than one minuteStudents need access to computers during classBack channels give every student a voice • Get immediate feedback on what students think • Capture research data from multiple sources • Access immediate, informal assessment data • Practice writing in other languages • Communicate with collaborating classes
  19. 19. Set up in less than a minute Set privacy options Save revisions Export in Word, PDF, HTML, or other optionsStudents need access to computers at some pointUse first names only, no personal contact info, monitor • Brainstorm ideas, share learning • Collaborate with other classes • Access informal, formative assessment • Show learning over time • Simulate historical conversations, debate issues • Plan collectively, write collaboratively
  20. 20. Chatzy Chat Rooms No student accounts needed Have students use first name only Non-active rooms disappear after 14 days • Monitor student comprehension, questions, & thoughts in a back channel • Plan research, collaborations, events • Work synchronously or asynchronously • Work across multiple classes or with collaborating classes • Communicate in other languageshttp://www.chatzy.com/19468733819782
  21. 21. WALLED GARDEN DIGITAL CREATION SITES – GETTRAINING HERE
  22. 22. Use discussion tabs in Wikispaces to promote student discussion and assessment around research & educational digital artifacts See https://sites.google.com/site/cpsedtechportal/wikis for training on setting up your class wiki See http://cpsproflib.wikispaces.com/training for two more wiki screencast videos
  23. 23. iPad Apps
  24. 24. PROFESSIONALNETWORKING FORTEACHERS Aggregate the blogs of your subject-matter and educational leaders on your computer or phoneUse Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, orSeesmic to aggregate tweetson your computer or phone Follow your subject-matter and educational leadersFollow your hashtags including#edtech, #edchat, #cpstt,#iste
  25. 25. Contact InfoAlex Soblearsoble@cps.k12.il.us@alexsoble773-553-1675Lisa Perezleperez1@cps.k12.il.us@leperez1773-553-6212

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