BLC11 Getting Connecting Through Social MediaPresentation Transcript
Getting ConnectedThrough Social Media Shannon McClintock Miller Van Meter School Teacher Librarian Follow on Twitter @shannonmmiller Presentation Website http://tiny.cc/shannonmmillerblc Follow the BLC Conference on Twitter at #BLC11
What is social media?
Collaborative and interactive tools found on the web to… Connect Share Publish Discuss Create Teach Lead View slide
To globally connect our students through collaboration and interactive tools and networks
What does social media bring to the lives of our students?
Empowers them to grow as global and digital citizens
Enriches their learning experiences by connecting with individuals, groups, and experiences around the world
And gives them a purpose and powerful audience that brings incredible value to their learning.
So, why wouldn’t you use social media with your students and in education?
Lack of Knowledge FiltersPermission FormsFear Not enough timeParentsJust Don’t Want to Try Something New
Van Meter’s Story of Using Social Media to Get Connected
Over the last four years I have brought social media into our library and school in many ways.
As I became more connected through social media, great things started to happen at Van Meter.
Connected with great people from Merton, Wisconsin
Christa McClintock Van Meter Kindergarten Teacher PatienceEncouragementExcitement We connected….
Our Two Schools
Skyped from Van Meter, Iowa
To Merton, Wisconsin
Connecting & Communicating with new friends and places
Telling the story of the collaboration and connections through our blog
To real life experiences
And the connections, collaboration and creations didn’t stop there.
John SchuOak Brook, Illinois
Celebrating Read Across America Day Virtually With Our Friends
We created the Celebrating the Power of Words and Stories Through Connections Wiki, used Twitter and Facebook to promote and had 16 teachers, 10 authors, and dozens of connections around the world on World Read Aloud Day.
Why use social media with students? Lets hear from them.
As you can see, social media gives students endless opportunities to connect, collaborate and create with others around the world.
It gives students a place toconnect to their passions, practice personal responsibility and to be leaders in education.
Social media gives them a VOICE.
It can give you a VOICE to be a change in education too.