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  • Here you are today doing professional development – listening to me teach you about social media. But will your professional development end at the end of the day? I hope not. You can all leverage social media to help you to continue to education yourself by engaging in blogging. Follow and read educational leaders.
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    • 1. PROMOTING THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN EDUCATION Alisa Cooper Glendale Community College
    • 2. The survey of over 8,000 faculty found that 41% of college professors use social media as a teaching tool, up from around 34% in 2012.
    • 3. WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA? “Social media refers to interaction among people in which they create, share, and/or exchange information and ideas in virtual communities and networks” (Wikipedia).
    • 4. TYPES OF SOCIAL MEDIA Social Bookmarking. (Delicious, Diigo) Interact by tagging websites and searching through websites bookmarked by other people. Social News. (Digg, Reddit) Interact by voting for articles and commenting on them. Social Networking. (Facebook, Google+) Interact by adding friends, commenting on profiles, joining groups and having discussions. Social Photo and Video Sharing. (YouTube, Flickr, Instagram, Vine) Interact by sharing photos or videos and commenting on user submissions. Blogs & Wikis. (Wikipedia, WordPress, Blogger) Interact by adding articles and editing existing articles. Micro Blogging. (Twitter, Tumblr) Let your friends or followers know what you are up to, using up to 140 characters. Curation Sites. (Pinterest,, Storify) Organize content, facilitate collaboration and share with others.
    • 5. USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA IN EDUCATION • Professional Development • Course Assignments • Online Learning • Collaborative Learning • Personal Learning Network (PLN) • Integrating Real World Applications into Teaching
    • 6. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT • Engage in Blogging • ProfHacker profhacker/ • Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://www.educatorstechn • Edudemic: connecting education & technology / • Free Technology for Teachers http://www.freetech4teach
    • 7. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT • Watch Videos • TEDTalks • The 20 most popular TED Talks, as of this moment • YouTube – • 10 YouTube Channels That Will Make You Smarter
    • 8. COURSE ASSIGNMENTS • Use a hashtag to facilitate guest speaker discussions. • A Simple Guide on the Use of Hashtag for Teachers • Require students to keep a blog. • Gather and share data collected with mobile devices during field work or travel abroad • Twitter as an Exit Slip or Unit Review • Aggregate images and information to share with classmates - Scavenger Hunt with Instagram • create a private social network focused around course curriculum • Example: ENH295 class on Google+ (Private)
    • 9. ENH295 Google+ Community
    • 10. ONLINE LEARNING • Teacher who taught an online class and three F2F set up a Facebook page to foster communication between the remote students and the students she taught physically. • Use Google Hangouts to hold office hours and/or check in with students face to face. • Expand your classroom and include people that might be subject-matter experts in their discipline. Use a hashtag to facilitate guest speaker discussions. • Form student study groups with the use of Google+ Hangouts and other social tools.
    • 11. INTEGRATING REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS INTO TEACHING • Creating a public profile to showcase personal research interests and to connect with a broad audience. • For journalists, LinkedIn has proven to be an invaluable tool to reach out to sources, from CEOs to corporate PR representatives. • Writing classes can use social media to practice writing: Amazon reviews, Yelp, Foursquare, Rotten Tomatoes (movies). • Taking up a cause and spreading the word (Civility Week at GCC)
    • 12. PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORK (PLN) The goal of the PLN is to connect, collaborate and contribute so that we can become aware, connected, empowered, and confident learners.
    • 13. PERSONAL LEARNING NETWORK (PLN) • Join a network (LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+) • Find like-minded people to follow • Follow #hashtags • at • Best Twitter Hashtags for Education • Share your own expertise and knowledge