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  • The question most educators seem to ask about social media and Web 2.0 applications is, "What can I do with them in my classroom?“ That is the question we are going to answer today!
  • In 1950, Benjamin Bloom developed a taxonomy of cognitive objectives to categorize and order thinking skills. In 1990, a student of Bloom’s revised the taxonomy to reflect relevance to 21st century work. Note the change from nouns to verbs associated with each level. (Action Oriented!)
  • The above image is  an easy visual overview of Web 2.0 tools and how they fit into Blooms Taxonomy. It was designed by Mike Fisher. The choice of what level to use any Web 2.0 is up to the teacher. At what level do you use each Web 2.0 tools?
  • We need to organize learning environments and activities that include opportunities for acquiring basic skills, knowledge, and conceptual understanding, not as isolated events but as contributions to students development of strong identities as individual learners and as more effective participants in meaningful social practices of their learning communities!
  • The most significant effect of integrating social media into teaching and learning is that it fosters Active Learning by students. Active Learning means different thing to different people. Active learning is different than traditional instruction in which teachers do most of the talking and students are passive. here are four broad categories of learning strategies that one might use in an active learning classroom:individual activities,paired activities,informal small groups and cooperative student projects
  • Literacies in today's world include connecting, organizing, sharing, collaborating. It is important to understand how to use the tools and software available to us, but we also need to recognize how the tools are using (and changing) us.Media are not just tools, not just a means of communication; media is shaping many aspects of our lives and how we connect with one another. As Media changes, our relationships change, and, our culture changes. Students today need to have different literacies than they did in the past; skills on how to find content, sort it, organize it, and criticize it. They need to be taught how to be critical thinkers!

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  • 1. Social Media in the Classroom Polls Blogs Facebook Wikis Pinterest Twitter GoogleAppsPeter Zirogiannis - @peteziroDr. Nancy Rubin - @nancyrubin/
  • 2. TopicsSocial Media for Teaching and LearningHow do you integrate social media and sociallearning into your classroom?
  • 3. Bloom’s TaxonomyBloom’s Original Taxonomy Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy
  • 4. http://www.usi.edu/distance/bdt.htm Digital Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • 5. Learning Theories • Constructivism - involves active techniques such as experiments and real-world problem solving. • Connectivism - Learning is a process of connecting specialized nodes or information sources. A learner can exponentially improve their own learning by plugging into an existing network.The Networked Studenthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwM4ieFOotA
  • 6. Active Learning • Students engage in activities such as problem solving that promote analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of class content. • Cooperative learning, problem- based learning, and the use of case methods and simulations are some approaches that promote active learning.
  • 7. Social Applications are linking people not just information. Weare using and sharing information in new ways: – User-generated content – User-generated filtering – User-generated organization – User-generated distribution
  • 8. Web 2.0 Project Ideas for Your Classroom• Class Commons - No matter the size of your class, having all the students in a social learning space brings them all together.• Course Blog - Create a class blog and share it publicly to let others know what your class is learning and doing. Add an RSS feed so students can subscribe to the blog and get updates on the go.• Individual Student Blogs - Enable students to blog on their own to learn how to share their work with others. Use Private Journals for critical reflections.• Post homework, notes, and lectures - provide easy access for students.• Share materials, news, current events, changes to syllabus or class schedule.• Brainstorm - Encouraging students to brainstorm on class topics outside class time provides more opportunities for sharing great thoughts.
  • 9. Web 2.0 Project Ideas for Your Classroom• Book reviews. Students can post their book reviews for the instructor to grade and other students to read.• Use polls as an interactive teaching tool in class.• Use a wiki to showcase student projects• Author visits. Use Invite by Email feature to invite authors (or guest lecturers) and allow students to interact with the visitor.• Use comments and feedback to extend the conversation beyond just posting to wikis and blogs.• Include students who may have to be absent and engage them with buddies to help them get their work.
  • 10. Collaborative Math Projects• Show Your Work: Students show detailed steps about how to solve a math problem.• Problem Solving : Students work together to solve a word problem provided by the teacher.• Famous Mathematicians: Students research a famous mathematician and create wiki with the findings.
  • 11. Collaborative Science Projects• Body Systems: Students create wiki pages on the different organ systems in the body.• Planets: Groups work to research a planet and post findings and pictures on a wiki.• Animal Classification: Groups choose to research animals and create a wiki of research findings.
  • 12. Collaborative Document and Project Resources• Titan Pad – Collaborative Documents• Wallwisher - Collaborative Notice Board• Google Apps for Education• Quick Screenshare• Virtual Post-Its
  • 13. Professional Development• http://www.cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html
  • 14. Resources• The Amazing Web 2.0 Projects book• 100 Inspiring Ways to Use Social Media In the Classroom• http://nancy- rubin.com/2012/02/24/collaborative/