Using social media in your course: Free (or nearly free) tools to create great learning activities<br />Sally Byrd, M.A., ...
Agenda<br />Quick overview of these social media: blogs, wikis, social networks<br />Examples of use in education<br />How...
What is Social Media?<br />From Wikipedia: <br />“Social media are media for social interaction, using highly accessible a...
That’s interesting…<br />And why should I care?<br />
A Typical Day: Where social media use fits in<br />The percentage of adult internet users who do each activity in each age...
Blogs<br />
Reaction: Making Movies in Science<br />Science Unit: <br />“In this unit in science we will be learning about chemistry, ...
PunyaMishra’s Web<br />Instructor website: “These pages are an ongoing digital archive of much of my professional and some...
2009-2010 GMU Instructional Technology Immersion Program<br />Graduate program team site created to share status reports, ...
Wordpress<br />Free!<br />Easy to use (but powerful)<br />Flexible<br />Many themes to choose from (or make your own)<br /...
Wikis<br />
English for Architecture and Urban Planning<br />A blended course complemented with a wiki to share the syllabus, activiti...
2009-2010 GMU Instructional Technology Immersion Program<br />Team wiki used as a document repository to share group resea...
CMS@CSM<br />Online community created for users of the web content management system at CSM to share training resources an...
PBWorks<br />Free!<br />Easy to use <br />Some theme choices – more with paid plans (starting from $99/year)<br />Access c...
Social Networks<br />
National Art Education Association<br />“This network links teachers with a common bond: young children and art”<br />http...
Molecular Forces<br />“A social network for Chemistry and Physics Teachers to share ideas, ask questions and be nerdy.” <b...
eLatineGreekeLearn<br />“Students and teachers of Latin, ancient Greek, and Classical literature can exchange ideas on the...
Ning<br />Almost free! (Plans start at $20/year; next plan up is $200/year and is significantly more powerful )<br />Many ...
What next?<br />Go to <br />www.sallybyrdweb.com/socialmedia<br /> for resources and links to get you started<br />
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  1. 1. Using social media in your course: Free (or nearly free) tools to create great learning activities<br />Sally Byrd, M.A., M.Ed.<br />Webmaster <br />College of Southern Maryland<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Quick overview of these social media: blogs, wikis, social networks<br />Examples of use in education<br />How to and resources<br />www.sallybyrdweb.com/socialmedia<br />
  3. 3. What is Social Media?<br />From Wikipedia: <br />“Social media are media for social interaction, using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Social media uses web-based technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogues.”<br />
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  5. 5. That’s interesting…<br />And why should I care?<br />
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  7. 7. A Typical Day: Where social media use fits in<br />The percentage of adult internet users who do each activity in each age group<br />Source: Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, April 29‐May 30, 2010 Tracking Survey. <br />
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  9. 9. Blogs<br />
  10. 10. Reaction: Making Movies in Science<br />Science Unit: <br />“In this unit in science we will be learning about chemistry, but we will also be making our own movies.”<br />http://year9reaction.wordpress.com<br />
  11. 11. PunyaMishra’s Web<br />Instructor website: “These pages are an ongoing digital archive of much of my professional and some of my personal life.” <br />http://punyamishra.com/<br />
  12. 12. 2009-2010 GMU Instructional Technology Immersion Program<br />Graduate program team site created to share status reports, resources, and project information with our client. <br />http://immersion09.onmason.com<br />
  13. 13. Wordpress<br />Free!<br />Easy to use (but powerful)<br />Flexible<br />Many themes to choose from (or make your own)<br />Create a blog or a website<br />Two options<br />www.wordpress.com – for blogs/sites hosted on Wordpress<br />www.wordpress.org – to download Wordpress for individual hosting<br />
  14. 14. Wikis<br />
  15. 15. English for Architecture and Urban Planning<br />A blended course complemented with a wiki to share the syllabus, activities and exercises, a timetable, and student work.<br />http://id2-124-dg.pbworks.com<br />
  16. 16. 2009-2010 GMU Instructional Technology Immersion Program<br />Team wiki used as a document repository to share group research and writing projects.<br />https://immersionfall09.pbworks.com<br />
  17. 17. CMS@CSM<br />Online community created for users of the web content management system at CSM to share training resources and documentation and provide a forum for discussion.<br />http://cmsatcsm.pbworks.com<br />
  18. 18. PBWorks<br />Free!<br />Easy to use <br />Some theme choices – more with paid plans (starting from $99/year)<br />Access controls for privacy/security<br />http://pbworks.com<br />
  19. 19. Social Networks<br />
  20. 20. National Art Education Association<br />“This network links teachers with a common bond: young children and art”<br />http://naeaelementarydivision.ning.com<br />
  21. 21. Molecular Forces<br />“A social network for Chemistry and Physics Teachers to share ideas, ask questions and be nerdy.” <br />http://molecularforces.ning.com<br />
  22. 22. eLatineGreekeLearn<br />“Students and teachers of Latin, ancient Greek, and Classical literature can exchange ideas on the role of technology in the Classics classroom here.”<br />http://eclassics.ning.com<br />
  23. 23. Ning<br />Almost free! (Plans start at $20/year; next plan up is $200/year and is significantly more powerful )<br />Many themes to choose from (or create your own)<br />Moderation and privacy controls<br />Free 30-day trial<br />http://www.ning.com<br />
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  25. 25. What next?<br />Go to <br />www.sallybyrdweb.com/socialmedia<br /> for resources and links to get you started<br />

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