Social Media in the Classroom

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Social Media in the Classroom

  1. 1. SOCIAL MEDIA in educationNoah Echols
  2. 2. NAME THAT WRITER 1 2 3 4 5 Poe Yeats Morrison Ginsberg Shaw 10 9 8 7 6Hurston Twain Anne Frank Shakespeare Dickens Noah Echols
  3. 3. LET YOUR STUDENTS CHEAT Wikipedia Crowdsoursing = new way for active learning Why compete with resources that already exist? Noah Echols
  4. 4. WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIAPlatforms that facilitate online mass communication. and/orContent produced by users on social media platforms for thepurpose of sharing for some reason. Noah Echols
  5. 5. WHAT MAKES SM SIGNIFICANT? Noah Echols
  6. 6. WHAT MAKES SM SIGNIFICANT? During the average 20-minute period in 2010, there were: More video is uploaded to YouTube in 60 days than all 3 major US Twitter users send 55 million tweets per day. (website- 1,5870,000 wall posts, 2,716,000 photos uploaded and networks created in 60 years. (website-monitoring.com) monitoring.com) 10,208,000 comments posted to Facebook. (AllFacebook.com) Noah Echols
  7. 7. WHY SHOULD EDUCATORS CARE? Social media use is ubiquitous It is changing how we live our lives Students expect similar communication styles and methods Students want to create Noah Echols
  8. 8. WHAT ABOUT PRIVACY? Zuckerberg’s Vision Your personal lives and professional lives are blending Viral Discourse Noah Echols
  9. 9. WAIT, SO EDUCATORS AREUSELESS? NO! But, educators must invite students to be co-creators of knowledge rather than passive sponges. Students are sifting through both bad and good information daily. Teach them to be an effective filter and you’ve done more than enough. Noah Echols
  10. 10. WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE? Foreign Language on Facebook Follow thought-leaders on Twitter Search political discourse on YouTube Use FB groups for class collaboration Get students to tweet events/classes/ideas - Storify Noah Echols
  11. 11. THINGS TO REMEMBER It isn’t innovative to substitute a YouTube video for a lecture. Incorporate the social aspect of social media into curriculum You can’t win the battle for attention. Harness it. The is a wealth of information created everyday. Use it. We are still in transition so the old rules and new rules apply simultaneously. Noah Echols
  12. 12. RESOURCES Facebook.com/education Inigral.com Twitterfall.com Search.twitter.com http://twitter.com/#!/list/NVEchols/universities Noah Echols
  13. 13. ME Facebook.com/nvechols Twitter.com/nvechols nechols1@kennesaw.edu www.ViralDiscourse.com Noah Echols
  14. 14. QUESTIONS What potential pitfalls do you foresee? What do schools need to help teachers and students be more innovative? Is anyone currently using social media in the classroom? Comments, insights, suggestions, rebuttals? Noah Echols

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