The pros and cons of social media

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The pros and cons of social media

  1. 1. The Pros and Cons of social media and social networking
  2. 2. My online presence  Digital foot print  trail left by an entities interactions in a digital environment; including their usage of TV, mobile phone, internet and world wide web  Purpose of using  Whether it is private or public  Frequency of use  Last access date
  3. 3. My online presence
  4. 4. Why social networking?  Online space for individual to present themselves  Articulate their social network  Establish & maintain connects with others  Examples  Facebook connects you with people around you (400 million active users)  Twitter (65 millions tweets posted per day)
  5. 5. Popular Social Networking Activities Among Online Students (K-12)  41% post messages  32% download music and videos  29% upload music  25% update personal web sites or online profiles  24% post photos  17% blog  16% create and share virtual objects  14% create new characters  10% participate in collaborative projects and send suggestions to web sites  9% submit articles to web sites; participate in quizzes, polls, or surveys
  6. 6. Things to consider when working with social media  Target audience  What tools to use?  Costing  Privacy level  Community driven  Stakeholders
  7. 7. Using internet for young people  Focus too much on self  Use social media to connect to people  Collaborating / networking opportunities  How to publish and contribute to community
  8. 8. Pros of using social media  Instant, real-time, Make the publication easier  Reach a big audience group  Low or no cost  Good tools for sharing and consume content  Real time communication and engagement  Use hashtags to create twitter backchannel  Allow chance for reticent student to express themselves  Work within their comfort zone and voice out in writing
  9. 9. Sharing & learning  Professional development  Personal learning network  Personal learning environment  Self engagement
  10. 10. Cons of using social media  Take time to create accounts  Immediacy  Emotional  Privacy  Impersonate
  11. 11. Social media in Education  Technology take too much time  Social media in school is dangerous!  Social media is for entertainment only  Social media increases off-task behavior  You don’t need to learn about social media in schools
  12. 12. My Conclusion  Balancing innovation with student engagement  Use right tool for right outcome When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to look like a nail. ...

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