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Social Media in the Classroom
Social Media in the Classroom
Social Media in the Classroom
Social Media in the Classroom
Social Media in the Classroom
Social Media in the Classroom
Social Media in the Classroom
Social Media in the Classroom
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Social Media in the Classroom

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  • 1. 5TOPTIPSTO SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY UTILISE SOCIAL MEDIA AS ATOOLTO SUPPORT LEARNING Thursday, 11 July 13
  • 2. [1] EDUCATION ANDTRAINING • Ensure that students have excellent digital citizenship lessons • E-safety training • Show students how to protect their Facebook/Twitter/Google+ profile • Teach them how social media can be used productively • What can go wrong if they are not careful • Train teachers how to use social media and how to protect their profiles. It is important teachers are confident users who will buy into your idea. • Run information evenings for parents. Thursday, 11 July 13
  • 3. [2]YOU NEED AVISION • If you are going to convince the school that using social media in education is a good idea, you need a vision. • Why do you want to use social media? T/L? Communicating with students/parents/public? • What are your aims and objectives? • What are the advantages? • How will it benefit students and teachers? Collaboration? Embracing technology used by students? • How will you make it safe? • How have other schools used it? Do some research. • What social media will you use? • Outside communication? Thursday, 11 July 13
  • 4. [3] ADMINISTRATION • It is important that you are able to keep track of your accounts and groups.There should also be rules that members of staff to follow when using social media in school. • Keep a document that has a list of all accounts, groups or Twitter handles. (Google Forms) • It would be useful to have this document online so that everyone can see it. the teachers who run the groups/accounts could also amend details online if necessary. • Have a list of rules that all teachers will have to follow (AUP). • The leader of the initiative should be a member of all the groups or follow the twitter feeds to moderate and give advice. Thursday, 11 July 13
  • 5. [4]TEACHING AND LEARNING • Social media can be used for extra curricular clubs, trips, marketing and communication. However, it's is a powerful tool for teaching and learning. • It could be just a broadcast account or group? • Make social media part of a project or course. It could be a requirement? • Keep sharing information and do not abandon it. However, avoid information overload. • Get students to actively use it for discussion and collaboration. Students should be sharing links etc. This could be homework? • Think of alternatives for those students who do not want to use social media. • Teachers can use it for a personal development tool. For instance ICT to Computing changes. Thursday, 11 July 13
  • 6. [5] EVALUATE • After a set period of time, it is important to evaluate the initiative. • Ask teachers and students (Google Forms). • Did they see it as a success? • What did they like/dislike about it? • Come up with a list of recommendations for future use. • Create a report to give to senior management. Thursday, 11 July 13
  • 7. Design and Deliver an Outstanding Secondary Computing Curriculum 15th October 2013, London www.oeconferences.com/computing13 •Ofsted: will clarify their new inspection requirements and highlight what ‘Outstanding’ computing will look like •Curriculum: Take away practical guidance to develop a computing curriculum that is as robust and as engagingly delivered as possible •Assessment: Create new, clear benchmarking standards to assess pupil progress in computing Thursday, 11 July 13
  • 8. Matt Britland @mattbritland www.mattbritland.com @realiselearning www.realiselearning.co.uk Thursday, 11 July 13

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