Using Social Media for Professional and Educational Purposes


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Slides for a workshop on using social media for professional and educational purposes. Covers Twitter and LinkedIn for professional development and using Facebook for connecting with students.

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  • In 140 characters or less, express your opinion, chat with @friend or RT what you read and loved. #hashtag for context or emotions
  • Using Social Media for Professional and Educational Purposes

    1. 1. Using Social Media for Professional and Educational Purposes Sherrie Lee Teo Yuan Ching
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    3. 3. How to Tweet
    4. 4. Elements of a Tweet @ Used before username Links to Twitter profileExample:Welcome @newuser to Twitter!@newuser I agree. Twitter is bewildering!!
    5. 5. Elements of a Tweet # Mark keyword or topic Also used for humor/emotionsClick on #word to show all Tweets with #word Example: At social media workshop. #lafest Twitter is cool! #doingitforthefirsttime
    6. 6. Elements of a Tweet RTRe-posting another person’s Tweet Quick way to share Gives credit to original posterExample:RT @TODAYonline: Harvard Universityinvestigating allegations that 125undergrads cheated on a take-home finalexam
    7. 7. Now you try!
    8. 8. Follow @orangecanton
    9. 9. Follow @darthycdious
    10. 10. Follow News
    11. 11. Tweet Away! Oliver Widder, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license:
    12. 12. Twitter for Professional Purposes Use # to read tweets about a topic #edsg #edtech #edusocmedia #education Respond to people’s posts, ask questions, state opinions, share news, RTYou don’t only have to tweet about “serious” stuff People have personalities and real lives!
    13. 13. Profile = resumeYou don’t have to be job hunting to be on LinkedIn Connect with present and past colleagues Get introduced to someone else through those connections
    14. 14. Check this to link FROM LinkedIn to TwitterTo link FROM Twitter to LinkedIn, use
    15. 15. Continue the conversations on Twitter using #lafest
    16. 16. WHY FACEBOOK?Students don’t check emailThey DO check FB / TwitterALL THE TIME“Friend” them for easiercommunication
    17. 17. PAGES Creating one is easy Maintaining it is something elsePost, tag, comment on news and photos
    18. 18. GROUPSYou or your students can createitYou don’t have to friend groupmembersPost reminders, useful websites,commentEasier to maintain than pages
    19. 19. STUDENTS ≠ PRIVACY?Separate account toconnect with studentsStay active during officehoursDisconnect when you gohome
    20. 20. HOW ABOUT TWITTER? Students follow you for updates You don’t have to follow backLink to Facebook account for greater reach
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    22. 22. Little is private on social mediaIf you’re too private, you won’t be social Facebook: privacy settings Twitter: protect your tweets Post what you won’t regret
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