Social media for educators

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A brief one hour workshop to get folks started using social media Presented at Western Technical, La Crosse, WI.

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  • Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are popular social media tools being used in the classroom to build connections, create presence, and increase student learning. But how can you use social media for specific pedagogy goals and not just checking on your friends’ status updates? This workshop will highlight how social media can be used both as a professional development tool and to better meet the needs of students by enhancing student interactivity and providing engaging learning opportunities. The workshop will showcase examples used by instructors in real classes, with real pedagogy needs and assessment requirements.At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:Increase communication and feedback in the classroom using Facebook and TwitterEngage students with rich content on various social media like YouTubeCreate a strong pedagogically sound sense of presence in your classroomDevelop strategies for managing your social media and building your professional network
  • Can use browser or mobile appWhat is a hashtagWhy use hashtags
  • Social Mobile –content deliveyr
  • Rachel
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdfdRZZ9si4&list=LLiIVtIyXkBAAq0sg7ubDjGQ&index=51&feature=plpp_video
  • One post – multiple social mediaHashtags (e.g., #edtech)Class discussionsConferencesWebinarsReal timeMonitor multiple conversations at a glance
  • http://www.theonion.com/articles/internet-users-demand-less-interactivity,30920/
  • Social media for educators

    1. 1. Social Media for Educators Follow me @tjoosten, twitter.com/tjoosten Preso at: http://www.slideshare.net/tjoosten/
    2. 2. Overview • Build your professional network on Twitter • Increase communication and feedback in the classroom using Facebook and Twitter • Engage students with rich content on various social media like YouTube • Develop strategies for managing your social media
    3. 3. BUILD YOUR PROFESSIONAL NETWORK ON TWITTER
    4. 4. Getting started with Twitter
    5. 5. How to update your bio
    6. 6. Complete bio or profile
    7. 7. Tips for completing your bio • Upload a picture of yourself, true representation • Follow the social media culture • Focus on potential common interests • Identify your educational institution • Be professional, yet personal
    8. 8. Tweeting: Introduce yourself I’m Tanya Joosten from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, teach communication, help other faculty use technology #edusocmedia
    9. 9. Build your network
    10. 10. Following
    11. 11. Hashtags • #nusym13 • #edusocmedia • #edtech • #highered • #socmedia • #sachat • #edchat • #lrnchat Google: education hashtags
    12. 12. Others ways to network • Conference hashtags (#blend13, #nmc13, #dtl2013) • Join live sessions (#edchat, #sachat) • Review campus twitter accounts and hasthags (@uwm, #iamuwm)
    13. 13. INCREASE COMMUNICATION THROUGH A FACEBOOK FAN PAGE
    14. 14. Increasing communication and encouraging contact Who are our students? • I want to feel connected • I don’t use email • I use social media, a lot
    15. 15. Increase communication and contact
    16. 16. An example: Jewish studies
    17. 17. An example: Clinical lab sciences
    18. 18. Getting started with Facebook
    19. 19. Benefits • Increases interactions between instructors and students • Enhances communication and builds feelings of connectedness • Create a strong pedagogically sound sense of presence in your classroom • Overcomes the challenges of students at a distance or in remote locations • Facilitates providing timely student feedback • Helps students stay organized • Increases student performance • Results in high levels of satisfaction of instructors and students
    20. 20. INCREASE FEEDBACK OPPORTUNITIES IN THE CLASSROOM USING TWITTER
    21. 21. Building cooperation and feedback • CATs • Peer Instruction • Reflection
    22. 22. An example
    23. 23. Benefits • Provides an opportunity for active learning in large lectures • Enhances students participation and engagement in class • Provides frequent, low stakes feedback on student learning • Creates an opportunity for just in time teaching or to address weaknesses in student learning • Provides a strategy for integrating blended courses, online and f2f • Develops cooperation among students • Increases students satisfaction
    24. 24. SHARE RICH MEDIA AND CONTENT ON VARIOUS SOCIAL MEDIA TO ENGAGE STUDENTS
    25. 25. Developing a richer learning experience
    26. 26. Creating a YouTube Account
    27. 27. Creating a YouTube Playlist
    28. 28. YouTube alternatives Content & Publication • SchoolTube • TeacherTube • Vimeo Educational Content • MIT World • PBS.org • TED • YouTube.EDU And many more!
    29. 29. Benefits • Improving student learning • Helps instructors manage their workload • Enhances 21st century literacy skills for instructors and students • Facilitates the use of rich and current content • Enhances student engagement
    30. 30. DEVELOP STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA
    31. 31. 5 questions to consider • What is the pedagogical need? • How will the selected social media help meet that need? • What aspects of the learning process should be improved? • What learning outcomes can be better achieved through the use of the selected social media over other technologies? • What is the expected behavior of students within the selected social media?
    32. 32. What is your pedagogical need? • Increase communication and encourage contact • Engage students through rich, current media • Gather and provide feedback in the classroom • Create a cooperative and collaborative learning opportunities
    33. 33. Social Dashboards - TweetDeck
    34. 34. Get it!
    35. 35. Connect w/me • twitter.com/tjoosten • linkedin.com/in/tjoosten • facebook.com/tjoosten • juice.gyoza@gmail.com | google+ • juice gyoza | second life

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