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  • 1. Are You Clueless?: Using Social Media in the Classroom Instructional Delivery Committee College of Mount St. Joseph
  • 2. Are You Clueless?
    • Blogging in the classroom - WordPress
      • Bodle, R. (2011). Social learning with social media. In C. Wankel (Ed.) Teaching Arts and Science with the New Social Media . Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Group.
  • 3. Blogging in the classroom
    • What ?
    • Why ?
      • With examples
    • How ?
  • 4. What ? Web + log = blog
    • Form of self publishing
    • Individual and collective
    • Multimedia (text, video, image, link)
    • Post in reverse chronological order
    • A shared venue for collaborative learning
    • An open learning management system
  • 5. Why ?
    • visibly engaging platform
    • expressive forms of communication
    • participation and social interaction
    • community building
    • social learning
  • 6. Examples: Combine critical reflection with visual texts Visual communication (click through link) New Media and Society (click through link)
  • 7. How ?: getting a blog
    • Go to the website http://wordpress.com
    • Click on the orange button “Sign up now”
    • Fill out form (user name, password, email address)
      • Check box “Legal Flotsam”
      • Check box “Gimme a blog!”
    • Click “Next”
  • 8.  
  • 9. How ? (part 2)
    • Choose blog domain name
      • e.g.,really coolclass .wordpress.com
    • Choose blog title
      • e.g., reallycoolclass
    • Click “Sign Up”
  • 10. How ? (part 2)
    • Choose a blog domain name
  • 11.
    • Go to email address to activate blog
  • 12. How ? (part 2 cont.)
    • Go to worpress.com
    • Sign in (with user name and password)
    • You'll see this drop down menu – click “my blog”
  • 13. Ta da!
  • 14. How ? (part 3) create content
    • Add a new post (you can also edit first post)
  • 15. How ? (part 4) invite students
    • Go to dashboard
  • 16. How ? (part 4) invite students
    • User>Invites
  • 17. How ? (part 4 cont)
    • Invite all your students!
    • Select “add user as contributor” (later change role to editor)