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  • 1. Social Media and Web 2.0 Applications
    in the diverse classroom
    Leah Perdue
  • 2. What is Social Media?
    • In Web 2.0 terms, Social Media is a website that doesn't just give you information, but interacts with you while giving you that information.
    • 3. It can be as simple as allowing users to comment on an article or as complicated as using your browser history to recommend sites or services you might enjoy.
    • 4. Regular media is a one-way street, where the consumer is given the information, but Social Media is a two-way street where information flows in both directions.
    *From: Mashable.com
  • 5. Still don’t get it?
  • 6. Social Media Inundation in America
    • More people than ever are using social media.
    • 7. Use among middle and high school student is as high as 78%!
    *Statistics from Mashable
  • 8. Social Media Literacy in teens
    • 57% of teens who use the Internet could be considered media creators
    • 9. Teens are living in the most participatory culture ever.
    *Statistic from Mashable
  • 10. In the classroom...
    • 76 % of American K-12 teachers use digital media.
    • 11. However, only 14% of that group uses social media or participatory (wiki-based) sites.
    * Statistics from PBS.org
  • 12. Diversity in Social Media
    • Social Media is rife with diversity, especially racial diversity.
    • 13. In areas of the country where schools are racially homogenous, social media can be used to increase racial diversity learning.
    * From DMS Research
  • 14. Racial Minorities in Social Media
    • Seven in ten African-Americans and English-speaking Latinos use social networking sites—significantly higher than the six in ten whites who do so.
    • 15. Compared with white cell phone owners, African-Americans and Latinos are significantly more likely to use their mobile devices to: use social networking sites, use the internet, and post multimedia content online.
    * Statistics from Pew Research Center
  • 16. Language Diversity in Social Media
    • Facebook is available in more than 37 languages.
    • 17. Efforts are being made to include more language learners in social media to improve language skills.
    • 18. Communities of language learners exist throughout the social media landscape, utilizing the communication to find immersion in the language and study the culture even more than traditional classes.
    *From: Diversity Dimensions
  • 19. Users with disabilities in Social Media
    • 12% of Internet users are disabled.
    • 20. People with disabilities use social media in the same and for the same reasons as users without disabilities: to connect with friends, share their views and converse with other users.
    • 21. People with disabilities may expand the usage of social media and Web 2.0 to look for those who are similarly disabled or for support networks and educational resources.
    • 22. Many people whose disabilities impair mobility say that they receive most of their interaction and informal education utilizing social media or Web 2.0 tech like YouTube
    Source: Disaboom
  • 23. Social media allows
    All students to expand their worlds
  • 24. External Links
    Twitter4Teachers– a listing of educators using Twitter for their classes
    Social Media Primer– a brief video used to develop social media awareness
    Edublogs – a blogging service developed for educators and their students
    TeacherTube – videos, pictures, audio and docs, all centered around reaching children through Web 2.0
    Case for Social Media in Schools– a Mashable article that details why schools should embrcae rather than fear social media.