Social Studies, Meet Social Media, by Troy D. White

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Do you want your lesson plans to reach more of your students? Social media is a simple way to share your content -- lesson plans, lecture notes, video and more. This presentation details how you can …

Do you want your lesson plans to reach more of your students? Social media is a simple way to share your content -- lesson plans, lecture notes, video and more. This presentation details how you can use Dlvr.it to distribute your content across Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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  • One way teachers can reach more of their students with educational content is through social media. This is a presentation that Troy D. White conducted at the Greater Metropolitan New York Social Studies Teachers conference on February 5, 2011. If you'd like Troy to speak at your event, please contact him at  [email_address]
  • You'll discover how to deliver content to your major social media accounts.
  • You can download a free e-book that has details how to distribute your content using technology at http://go.cloudowltech.com/GMNY2011 The e-book includes exercises and activites and examples.
  • Who is using social media? why are you using it? how are you using it? how could you use it better? Who is NOT using social media? why not? what would you like to do?
  • One reason teachers struggle to use social media is TIME
  • If you're new to using social media in your classroom, here are some tips: (If you're a seasoned veteran, these are some good review points): 1. Move at your own pace don't become overwhelmed dedicate only as much time as you have available Set goals measurable memorable WRITE THEM DOWN! Create a personal and professional brand create social media profiles that reinforce your brand always think in terms of search engine rankings
  • Create a personal and professional brand create social media profiles that reinforce your brand always think in terms of search engine rankings Use your profile to develop presence, online and offline We think of social media as online, but you can also create -- and reinforce -- an offline presence This workshop is designed to show you how to create a presence, using technology
  • It's about carving out a niche for yourself What courses do you enjoy teaching? What do students consistently come to see you about?
  • It's about carving out a niche for yourself What courses do you enjoy teaching? What do students consistently come to see you about? You're looking for a theme that describes you and your talents... ... you want to craft that theme into a branding statement
  • It's about carving out a niche for yourself What courses do you enjoy teaching? What do students consistently come to see you about? You're looking for a theme that describes you and your talents: you want to craft that theme into a branding statement
  • Think about creating 2 social media profiles: YourFullName /troydwhite YourProfessionalName /CloudOwlTech
  • Once you've developed keywords, created profile names and set goals, you're ready to set up your social media accounts It's pretty simple to set up accounts, but step by step instructions, with screenshots, are available in the e-book.
  • For step-by-step instructions on setting up a Dlvr.it account, visit http://go.cloudowltech.com/K12socialmedia Sign into your Dlvr.it account Add a source: Blogger Add destinations: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn
  • You discovered how to deliver content to your major social media accounts.
  • Once you've developed keywords, created profile names and set goals, you're ready to set up your social media accounts It's pretty simple to set up accounts, but step by step instructions, with screenshots, are available in the e-book.
  • 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.

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  • 1. Social Studies, Meet Social Media 9/22/10 Using Technology to Deliver More Content and Reach More Students Troy D. White [email_address] 914-623-8769 ATSS/UFT Annual GMNY Conference February 5, 2011
  • 2. What You'll Cover Today How To... Deliver Content to:  Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter Via : Dlvr.it Using : Google Apps
  • 3. More Information E-book http://go.cloudowltech.com/GMNY2011
  • 4. Who Is (Isn't) Using Social Media?
  • 5. Social Media Landscape
  • 6. Tips on Using Social Media in Education 
    • Remember
      • YOU control social media
      • Set (Realistic) Goals
      • Branding (esp. keywords)
  • 7. Creating Your Social Media Brand
    • Presence
      • Search Engines, Web
      • Classroom (i.e. offline)
  • 8. How to Develop Your Profile Names
    • What Are You Good At?
      • Personally 
      • Professionally
  • 9. Group Exercise: 3 Things... 3 Things People Say About Me...      Personally                        Professionally 1.  2.  3. 
  • 10. Example: Mike Fladlien 3 Things People Say About Mike...      Personally                      Professionally 1. smart                               love economics 2. caring                               talented 3. quick witted                      tech savvy
  • 11. Mike Fladlien Short Profile Professional Profile (EconHacker),  short : I make Economics easy-to-understand with tips and techniques for applying economics to real life. You'll also find me @mfladlien
  • 12. Creating Your Profile Names
    • Profile Names
      • YourPersonalName
        • Twitter.com/troydwhite
      • YourProfessionalName
        • Twitter.com/CloudOwlTech
  • 13. Setting Up Your Social Media Accounts Step-by-step instructions: http://go.cloudowltech.com/GMNY2011 Focus : Google Apps, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter
  • 14. Using Dlvr.it to Distribute Your Content
  • 15. What You Covered Today How To... Deliver Content to:  Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter Via : Dlvr.it Using : Google Apps
  • 16. Remember...
      • You Control Social Media
      • Build a Presence
      • Use Technology 
  • 17. Contact 9/22/10 Troy D. White [email_address]   914-623-8769