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Mike Fladlien, Apps Developer http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/econexamcram/id333210911?mt=8 9/22/10
Mike Fladlien, Cartoonist http://www.toonpool.com/artists/dogbreath_1755 9/22/10
Mike Fladlien, YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/fladdog 9/22/10
Mike Fladlien, EconEdLink Author http://www.econedlink.org/lesson/index.php?author_select=215 9/22/10
Mike Fladlien, Twitter http://www.twitter.com/mfladlien 9/22/10
Mike Fladlien, Facebook 9/22/10
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Russ Roberts 9/22/10 EconTalk podcast http://www.econtalk.org/ EconStories.tv http://www.econstories.tv/home.html EconTalk...
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Remember: Be the Network! 
Contact 9/22/10 Troy D. White [email_address]   914-623-8769
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There are a number of simple, easy-to-use social media tools that teachers can use to be more productive in their classrooms, and to reach more of their students.

This is a presentation that Troy D. White conducted for the New York City Salesforce.com User Group on June 2, 2010.

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  • There are a number of simple, easy-to-use social media tools that teachers can use to be more productive in their classrooms, and to reach more of their students. This is a presentation that Troy D. White conducted for the New York City Non-profit Salesforce User Group on June 2, 2010. Link to meeting agenda:  http://is.gd/iVgXi If you&apos;d like Troy to speak at your event, please contact him at  [email_address]
  • In the past, teachers were the center of the instructional process.  Students looked to the teacher for knowledge transfer; in some cases, more ambitious teachers would set up group activities and other &amp;quot;active learning&amp;quot; sessions during class.
  • Today, students are the center of a learning network, and they access content via numerous mediums: video, text, audio, digital and print. Increasingly, they&apos;re getting their knowledge through peer-to-peer networks, such as...
  • Who is using social media at their non-profits? How combines both work and personal accounts... because they just don&apos;t have time to dedicate to social media?  This is why it can be intimidating. So, if teachers want to engage with students in their medium of choice, they can access... ... all of these social networks. Or is there an easier way?  Yes, there a few social networks -- that their students are using, as well -- where teachers can dedicate their time, and make the biggest impact.
  • We&apos;ll take a look at how technology is transforming social studies, in particular Economic Education. These are the leading organizations that teachers have typically turned to when they need economic content and lesson plans for their classrooms. In the past, teachers could find quality content for their classrooms. Lesson plans that were vetted by &amp;quot;professionals&amp;quot; in the field.
  • But do teachers need these &amp;quot;professionals&amp;quot; to create this content? While these organizations of the past provide tried-and-true content, there are multiple resources teachers can turn to nowadays. Some teachers are creating their own content; others are modifying content, or adding a particular context to hot-button issues. We&apos;ll look at three people that are transforming how economics will be consumed by K-12 students in future. These three people are: Mike Fladlien , a high school economics teacher in Muscatine, Iowa; Russ Roberts , an Economics Professor at George Mason University Timothy Brock , a high school student in Southern California
  • Mike Fladlien is the author of a number of blogs. He uses them to: a) keep his own skills and knowledge fresh  -- by blogging, he&apos;s continually forcing himself to learn new things -- both content and technology -- and he stays on top of economic education trends by infusing data and real-life content into his posts. b) he distributes and shares his knowledge with not only his students -- he posts his daily lessons on his blog, so that students can access them -- but he also shares his knowledge with other teachers from around the globe. c) he promotes himself as a tech-savvy educator , both with his peers and with students d) increases his search engine rankings , which is important for both his personal brand and to make sure his content gets in the hands of teachers around the world
  • Mike Fladlien created an iPhone app, which helps students study for economics exams. Again, this demonstrates his tech-savviness, as well as gives him another platform to distribute his knowledge.
  • Mike Fladlien has turned one of his hobbies and passions -- drawing -- into an educational tool. Do you have any passions that can translate into the classroom?
  • MIke Fladlien uses Livescribe to record his lectures. Then, he posts them to Youtube and distributes them to his students, as well as other teachers around the world.
  • Mike Fladlien was also selected as an author for EconEdLink. He produces lesson plans that high school teachers can use with their students. 
  • Mike Fladlien uses Twitter as another channel to distribute his content, primarily providing links to his blog, Facebook page and Youtube channels. Twitter also helps with search engine positioning, so he&apos;s increasing his reach and building his personal brand.
  • Mike Fladlien posts his lectures to Facebook so that students can access them, anytime and anywhere.
  • Russ Roberts is re-defining how economics is taught -- and consumed. He blogs, uses Twitter, publishes a weekly podcast and produced EconStories.tv, which features a rap video that compares two different economic philosophies. Teachers can use Russ&apos; resources to better understand and explore economic concepts, and maintain their own competency and interest in economics. 
  • Timothy Brock is a high school student who offered to help his fellow classmates study for the AP Economics exams. He used Facebook to organize evening study groups. This is an example of peer-to-peer learning, with social media making it easier than ever for students to get the help they need.
  • With Salesforce&apos;s new Chatter features, teachers can collaborate with their students both inside and outside the classroom.
  • These are example of ways teachers can use -- and consume -- social media, in order to engage with their students and be more productive in their classrooms.
  • If you have question, or would like Troy D. White to speak to your group, please contact him at  troy@cloudowltech.com or call  914-623-8769.
  • Social Media In K-12 Education, by Troy D. White

    1. 1. Social Media in K-12 Education 9/22/10 How Social Media Can Help Teachers Increase Productivity and Boost Student Achievement Troy D. White [email_address] 914-623-8769 New York City Non-profit Salesforce User Group June 2, 2010
    2. 2. Yesterday... 9/22/10
    3. 3. Students Today...   . . . Are the Network 
    4. 4. How Teachers Can Become Part of the Network 9/22/10
    5. 5. Economic Education Today Junior Achievement,   http://www.ja.org/ Foundation for Teaching Economics,   http://www.fte.org Buck Institute,   http://www.bie.org/ Federal Reserve Bank,  http://www.federalreserveeducation.org/ Council for Economic Education, http://www.councilforeconed.org 9/22/10
    6. 6. Economic Education Today Mike Fladlien, Economics Teacher Muscatine, IA Russ Roberts, Economics Professor George Mason University Tim Brock, High School Student 9/22/10
    7. 7. Mike Fladlien, Blogger http://mikeroeconomics.blogspot.com/ http://teachingAPeconomics.blogspot.com/ 9/22/10
    8. 8. Mike Fladlien, Apps Developer http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/econexamcram/id333210911?mt=8 9/22/10
    9. 9. Mike Fladlien, Cartoonist http://www.toonpool.com/artists/dogbreath_1755 9/22/10
    10. 10. Mike Fladlien, YouTube http://www.youtube.com/user/fladdog 9/22/10
    11. 11. Mike Fladlien, EconEdLink Author http://www.econedlink.org/lesson/index.php?author_select=215 9/22/10
    12. 12. Mike Fladlien, Twitter http://www.twitter.com/mfladlien 9/22/10
    13. 13. Mike Fladlien, Facebook 9/22/10
    14. 14. Free Tools Used by Mike Fladlien 9/22/10 <ul><li>Google Apps </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gmail & Google Docs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Toonpool </li></ul><ul><li>Livescribe  (there is a nominal cost...) </li></ul>
    15. 15. Russ Roberts 9/22/10 EconTalk podcast http://www.econtalk.org/ EconStories.tv http://www.econstories.tv/home.html EconTalker (Twitter) http://twitter.com/econtalker
    16. 16. Russ Roberts 9/22/10
    17. 17. Timothy Brock, High School Student 9/22/10
    18. 18. What About Salesforce? With Chatter, Collaboration both inside and outside the classroom
    19. 19. Remember: Be the Network! 
    20. 20. Contact 9/22/10 Troy D. White [email_address]   914-623-8769
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