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  • 1. Using Social Media in theClassroomNoel R. BuensucesoHigher Education Unit, Miriam CollegeMay 23, 2013
  • 2. “From Beatles to Beetles”
  • 3. Outline of PresentationIntroduction: Connecting the DotsThe Social Media LandscapeFacebookYouTubeSlideshareProject NoahEffective PracticesConclusions
  • 4. Connecting the Dots1963: Beatles’ music1973: Disney and Sesame Street1975: Original Pilipino Music1977: Studied photography1981: Pac-man, Space Invaders, Game &Watch1993: Original Pilipino Music1995: Pixar Films
  • 5. Connecting the Dots2001: e-Learning in MC (Course Compass)2006: Yahoo, Google2007: Engrade (LMS)2008: Facebook, ProProfs
  • 6. Connecting the Dots2011: Panoramio, Picasa, Google Maps,Google Earth, Vimeo,Birdcinema.com2012: Project Noah , Learnist, Dropbox2009: You Tube, Edu 2.0, Pixton Comics2010: Slideshare, LinkedIn,Academia.eduAsian University Digital Resource Network
  • 7. Social Media Defined:“forms of electronic communication (asWeb sites for social networking andmicroblogging) through which userscreate online communities to shareinformation, ideas, personal messages,and other content (as videos)."
  • 8. Please choose only 1…2…3…
  • 9. Social Media from 2001-2013
  • 10. 2012 Social Network Analysis Report –Demographic – Geographic and Search DataRevealed
  • 11. How about in the Asia Pacific?Source:
  • 12. Insights“Facebook dominates the APAC landscape withstrong presence in 9 out of the 13 countriesfeatured in the map.North Asian countries have a strong local socialmedia presence. In China it’s RenRen, SouthKorea has CyWorld, Taiwan its Wretch andJapan has become a Twitter nation quickly.”Source: The study did not include visitation from mobile devices and internet cafes
  • 13. Insights“Highest internet penetration is in NewZealand (85.40%) followed by South Korea(81.10%). But the South Korean figure is moresignificant, given that there are 39million internet users out of 48 millionpopulation.”Source:
  • 14. Insights“In terms of usage, Asian netizens aremostly using the internet for video watchingespecially in northern part, while southernpart mostly dominated by socialnetworking. Next usage come in line is forreading and writing, and the least usage theinternet are for photo sharing, though incertain countries the percentage figure isquite high.”Source:
  • 15. Social Media in the PhilippinesSource:
  • 16. Study on Social Media"Faculty see considerable value in manysocial media sites for use in class. Facultyresponses show that online video fromeither YouTube or other online video sites isseen as having the greatest value for use inclasses.”Source:
  • 17. Study on Social Mediaand“Not all social media sites are seen as beingvaluable for teaching; Facebook and Twitterare not seen as having value for class use. Alarge proportion of faculty sayFacebook (53%) and Twitter (46%) have“negative” value for use in class.”Sorce:
  • 18. How is media affecting kids?
  • 19. Source:
  • 20. Source:
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  • 22. Source:
  • 23. How is Media Affecting Kids? has takena look at the effect of media and technology onchildren 8 and under in the US.
  • 24. ExposurePercent of children ages 0-8 who have each itemin their bedroomTV 42%DVD/VCR player 29%Video game console player 11%Computer 4%
  • 25. Children under 2 spend over 2x the timewatching TV and videos as reading books.average time spent on TV and Videos: 53minutes/dayAverage time spent reading books: 23minutes/day
  • 26. Watching TV, DVDs, or videosTV on a TV set 1:52DVDs 1:35TV/Videos on a computer :56TV/Videos on a cell, iPod or iPad :40Reading/being read to :47Listening to music 1:12Average Time Spent With Media (ages 0-8) dailyon each device
  • 27. Other computer activitiesEducational software 1:01Homework 1:20Anything else :38Using any screen media 2:58Percentage of daycare centers that use TVduring a typical day: 70%
  • 28. Playing media gamesConsole video games 1:15Computer games :57Handheld game player :59Cell/iPod/iPad games :30
  • 29. Other computer activitiesEducational software 1:01Homework 1:20Anything else :38Using any screen media 2:58Percentage of daycare centers that use TVduring a typical day: 70%
  • 30. Parental ConcernsPercentage of parents who would like to limittheir childrens TV watching: 7366% of parents talk to their child about thedangers of social media sites
  • 31. Parental Concerns53% of parents count on their children to tellthem if a problem occurs43% follow their children on the their socialmedia sites39% set parental privacy settings
  • 32. Top Parents Concerns of Social MediasImpact on kids: ages 1-12Violation of privacy 67%Sexting/Inappropriate sexual behavior 64%cyber bullying/verbal abuse 56%Identity theft/fraud 54%Lack of ambition/enthusiasm 54%
  • 33. 42% were pessimistic, agreeing with asecond statement that in 2020 youngtechnology users would be easily distracted,lack deep thinking skills and thirst only forinstant gratification
  • 34. The Teachers PerspectivePercent of teachers who say students mediause has hurt their:Attention Span 71%Writing 58%Face-to-face communication 59%Homework 48%Critical Thinking 42%
  • 35. 79% teachers use media and technology as ateaching tool74% say incorporating tablets into theclassroom would be helpful to their studentslearning, while 26% say it would mainly be adistraction to learning.
  • 36. Teachers who say students entertainmentmedia use has a positive or negative effectsexualization: negative 67%; positive 3%;hasnt made a difference 28%anti-social behaviors: negative 61%; positive2%; hasnt made a difference 34%
  • 37. Ideas about the value of education:negative 48%; positive 6%: hasnt made adifference 44%Attitudes toward adults:negative 61%; positive 2%; hasnt made adifference 34%Self-esteem:negative 43%; positive 6%; hasnt made adifference 49%
  • 38. My Social Media ClassroomExperience
  • 39. Profile of my classes6 sections, 174 studentsCollege courses-Accountancy, BA,Entrep.Year levels- 60 % 2nd year, 35 % 3rd year,5 % 4th year
  • 40. Profile of my classesAge range - 16 to 20Nationalities- mostly Filipinos with 4foreigners100% with mobile phones100% with access to a computer athome
  • 41. facebook.com
  • 42. You Tube.com
  • 43. slideshare.net
  • 44. projectnoah.org
  • 45. Effective Practices•Create one group per class•Choose privacy settings•Set virtual classroom policies•Assign a co-administrator ( class rep.)•Use real names
  • 46. Effective Practices•Use a recent and decent profile photo•Use straight English•Reply to ALL inquiries and questionsa.s.a.p.
  • 47. Effective Practices•Ask students to create their own originalprojects online (project-based learning)•CreativityMultiple Intelligences•Flipped the classroom•Reward with patches (ala Project Noah)
  • 48. Effective Practices•Learn from one another•Use OPM music•Integrate Local Knowledge•Let the students create another accountfor academic purposes
  • 49. •Better class performance of students•Less failures•Better communication skills•Less costs•Lectures are available online
  • 50. •Multiple Intelligences•Learning Curve•3 Rs-Reuse, Reduce, Recycle•Better evaluation of the teacher
  • 51. •Learning curve time•Favorite excuse: Technical problem•Spams
  • 52. •T.L.D.R. (Too Long Didn’t Read)- Hint:remember 140 characters•A.S.A.P. means “now” to students•Integrity of student’s work
  • 53. ConclusionsCollaborative Learning or CrowdlearningBuild a professional network via slideshareCollaborative ResearchF2F + Social media = Blended LearningSocial media won’t be able to fixeverything in the class
  • 54. Video: Pay Attention
  • 55. Thank you!
  • 56. Sources: