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Social Media 2.0

  1. 1. The Power of Social Media for Educators 2.0 Dave Shortreed Greater Victoria SD 61
  2. 2. Greater Victoria School District 61 @mr_shortreed ! #sd61learn ! References:
  3. 3. Where good ideas come from? How are they improved/refined?
  4. 4. Social media can be used for most for: ! • sharing stories/ideas • raising awareness • opening conversation • bringing people together
  5. 5. Industry of Relationships Social media as a connector to ENHANCE face to face relationships
  6. 6. Community Turn to your neighbour: 1. Who are your trusted advisors? 2. How often to you connect with them? 3. How did you meet them?
  7. 7. Teamwork
  8. 8. Collaboration Making the district smaller Sharing leadership
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  10. 10. The Networked Teacher
  11. 11. Digital Citizenship What comes up when you google your name? Are you defining it?
  12. 12. Social Media in Education • Facebook for information to parents • Twitter for Professional Learning Network for educators • Instagram/Snapchat for sharing stories between students
  13. 13. Twitter as a Professional Learning Network • for developing professional learning networks • for collaborating • for sharing stories/resources • for problem solving • educational leadership • modelling digital citizenship • personalized headlines
  14. 14. Crowd Sourcing Not one voice or one ‘expert’, but a filter to see and consider many voices on a topic Personalized Learning Network, with headlines filtered by you tailor to many topics - technology, self-regulation, numeracy, Literacy, Aboriginal education, social Responsibility, active learning, self regulation, Social Emotional learning, student inquiry, project based learning, innovative practice, anxiety in education, etc
  15. 15. My Trusted Advisors in EdTech Dr. Valerie Irvine, @_valeriei Chris Wejr, @Chriswejr Dr. Alec Couros, @courosa George Couros, @gcouros
  16. 16. Twitter trends in GVSD ~10 schools on Twitter ~40 P/VP’s ~120 educators interacting on #sd61learn ! Building momentum as a district resource
  17. 17. Twitter is not • to follow famous people • the news, an unfiltered mess of a waste of time • see what people are eating • sunsets/sunrises
  18. 18. Broadcast ! Turn to your neighbour: ! What innovative teaching practice do you see in your school? ! What headlines would you be interested in?
  19. 19. “Education will change from the ground up…teachers as professionals doing great work and sharing it via social media” - Elisa Carlson @EMSCarlson #sd36learn
  20. 20. #bccurric, #bced, #bclearns
  21. 21. Twitter 101 “Twitter can be used as a professional space to collaborate, share, and broadcast information” ! ! Make an account right now if you don’t have one and help each other
  22. 22. Tips for setting up a professional account 1. Use school district email address 2. Choose a professional username (ie- not @cooldude61) 3. Profile photo - crack the egg! 4. Description - how would you introduce yourself? #sd61learn position, school, mandate 5. Location - Victoria, BC
  23. 23. Time to Explore 10 Minutes • Log into Twitter • Re-evaluated your account • chat to your neighbour about challenges moving forward with Twitter
  24. 24. Why hashtag? Focusses your audience Tailors your conversation Focusses on a topic Filters information and location Examples: #bccurric, #pbl, #sd61learn, #sd61slm, #bced, #bclearns, #anxietyined Want to create a hashtag? Search, then start tweeting ELG/PBL Grant Meeting sessions #
  25. 25. Hashtags
  26. 26. Replying/Favorites
  27. 27. @Handles People who you want to credit Connect with Notify/Reply
  28. 28. RT and MT • RT = Retweet- confirmed someones ideas and passed it to your followers • MT= modified Tweet - slight change to the Tweet
  29. 29. Photos/Links Photos can tell a story - use a mobile device to attach photos easily ! Links- go to
  30. 30. Time to Explore 10 Minutes 1. Look at #sd61learn. Search for others 2. #bccurric, #bclearns, #bced, #anxietyined, #srl61 3. What are you headlines?
  31. 31. Getting Started • You can always delete a tweet • Uncheck email notifications • Check out my list for people to follow • Ok to watch till you feel comfortable, but lead by example • Any other advice?
  32. 32. Tips 1. Balance Professional with Personal- how much would you share with your class? 2. Think about who you follow - it is what you can control and they represent you 3. Don’t follow only like-minded people 4. Be careful with negativity 5. Follow #hashtags and @people instead of your feed
  33. 33. attend multiple conference presentations online simultaneously no need to take notes at conferences - visit #bcssafall2013 for example
  34. 34. Platforms iPhone and iPad- Mobile Twitter app Computer - HootSuite/ Tweetdeck (saves columns)
  35. 35. What you should tweet about ! 1. Sharing innovative strategies and news from your schools! 2. Educational articles that influence your thinking! 3. Thoughts and quotes! 4. Questions that will help you or your organization! 5. Support others educators
  36. 36. For Further Reading For relevant presentations, policies, educational articles Tweet Me!
  37. 37. Time to Explore 20 Minutes 1. Take a look at my lists to start to build your local PLN @johngaiptman, @PatrickHDuncan , @mr_shortreed, @janineroy3 2. Look for authors/experts around the world like @dylanwiliam, @courosa, @gcouros 3. Teachers/admin on #sd61learn like @trev_mackenzie or @brad_cunningham or @VPGrizzly
  38. 38. Ticket out the door ! • What are you excited about? • What did you learn today? • Or tweet to #sd61learn
  39. 39. Thank you!