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Social media for educators


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Social media for educators

  1. 1. Social Media For Educators Final Project Teresa Penczak April 2011
  2. 2. What is Social Media For Educators? <ul><li>Easy and accessible techniques for social interaction all over the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Personally </li></ul><ul><li>Professionally </li></ul>
  3. 3. Social Media is- being heard without being seen! It is an opportunity for educators to strengthen their PLN’s using all aspects of social media. <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>You Tube </li></ul><ul><li>LinkedIn </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Wikispaces </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Moodle? <ul><li>In school, at home, or on the go, I can Moodle with an entire community. </li></ul><ul><li>I can work at my own pace and I can make my own mistakes and find ways of fixing them on my own. </li></ul><ul><li>Viewing the video links for help with the different types of media was useful </li></ul><ul><li>I have received feedback and ideas from others. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Social Bookmarking DYNAMITE DIIGO! <ul><li>A website to post your favorite bookmarks- so EASY to use. </li></ul><ul><li>Saving pages is simple, the Diigo toolbar is the way to go. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to comment about a page. You can converse about a specific bookmark with someone. </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing favorite bookmarks on Facebook and Twitter! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Personal Learning Networks <ul><li>I have used different web tools to become more confident with my technology skills. </li></ul><ul><li>I connect with other educators </li></ul><ul><li>I am building upon my Wikispace ( for student interaction to “Grammar Junction”. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Successes <ul><li>I am much more confident with using the various forms of social media. </li></ul><ul><li>Love my Facebook! </li></ul><ul><li>Diigo has become one of my favorites. It is easy to use and keeps everything in order for easy finding and sharing. </li></ul><ul><li>I feel proud that I was able to navigate a lot of information and not feel overwhelmed. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Challenges <ul><li>So many online resources for social media for teachers….which ones are the best to choose? </li></ul><ul><li>Producing more tweets and gaining more followers is something I need to build upon. </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping track of all my different accounts, usernames and passwords. </li></ul>
  9. 9. My re-cap of learning <ul><li>Microblogging- Twitter- short messages, instant feedback, 140 characters. #edchat and #edtech. </li></ul><ul><li>PLN’s- connecting with educators all over the world. be a follower! </li></ul><ul><li>Share resources- and Diigo. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can be up to date with all the latest technology trends- for free! </li></ul>