SOCIAL MEDIA & ONLINE TOOLS
       FOR EDUCATORS
     Valencia Community College
          Learning Day 2010
“If we teach today as we taught yesterday
             we rob our children of tomorrow.”
                                 ...
“Your goal should not be to discard social media,
 but to figure out how to make it a powerful tool,
         rather than ...
From the outside twitter seems like

the dumbest idea ever.
Twouble with twitters: SuperNews!
  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN2HAroA12w
Until April 2008 I thought twitter was

the dumbest idea ever too.
Yet, there are 3,000,000 tweets per a day
going on twit...
I started using twitter as an experiment to see how useful it really was.

Many of my students agreed to give it a try.
A few
Reasons to use Twitter.
                          • Collaboration
                          • Reach a larger audienc...
“Twitter is to professional development as HD is to television.
 You don’t know what you’re missing until you see it first...
If you give it a little time, you’ll learn that
tweeting isn’t as geeky as some make it out to be.
Proof that
Great things can come out of twitter.
Most that were involved with Help-portrait were
Inspired & informed through twitter.
And of course in between taking photos
We were twittering to excite everyone about the good we were doing.
Using twitter as an educator has been a life changing experience
It allows me to connect in any many ways I couldn’t befor...
Twitter can be an exciting way

To share your work
Sharing how hard you work on something

Can excite & inspire others.
Before long you begin to realize how much
Twitter helps you inspire others.
Before this presentation I decided to try another little experiment
To inspire students to try twitter. It didn’t take lon...
Need to find a few other
Advantages to using twitter?
5,000,000,000
The number of minutes spent on facebook every day.
If facebook were a country
It would be the world’s 4th largest country.
Instead of asking students to stop using it...
Embrace facebook as a learning & communication tool
Groups & fan pages are a great way to reach users.
Fan pages can be used to promote & share.
Event pages can also help share news & info about events.
DELICIOUS BOOKMARKS.
Become your own little resourceful search engine.
Using delicious to bookmark resources online is
One of the best moves I’ve made as an educator.
Sharing resources with my students has never been easier.
Many students, faculty, and professional use it.
Bookmarks can be organized and
They’re easy to share from any location.
Internet browsers like firefox have plugins
To help bookmarking resources a simple process.
200,000,000
There are more than this many blogs.
There are many blog sites, but wordpress is best known.
It’s free to create a blog that could someday inspire others.
Blogs like wordpress
Allow you to create content easily.
Stats can be tracked to help you learn who’s reading your blog.
The Graphics blog has had nearly 250,000 visitors in about...
3,600,000,000
The number of photos archived on flickr.com
             since June 2009
Flickr has become a great way for us to share student work & photos.
For our graphics program it’s been an invaluable tool.
Flickr allows us to show the quality of our student work.
Our student’s work is becoming a source of inspiration for other...
Our flickr photos have been viewed
a total of 1,134,417 times as of February 2010.
After using flickr for our graphics program for over 3 years

  Our student’s work has been viewed internationally


 Turk...
Linked in is

Used by over 60,000,000 users.
Linked in is a great way to publicly

Post your resume & recommendations.
Linked in is a great way

To stay networked.
You can set up your own

Network groups.
RSS
RSS has changed the way web sites communicate
        RSS = Really Simple Syndication
      RSS is a fancy way of sayi...
Anytime you see this icon you can subscribe
                        to a web site’s “news” to stay up to date.




You can...
Instead of visiting separate web sites

Visit the sites only when there’s updated “news”
There are many ways you can spread the news you read or write.

Feedburner gives you the opportunity to republish RSS.
RSS feeds can be shared in many ways.

Adding RSS feeds to a web site can help them stay current.
RSS feeds can even be shared in online courses.

Adding an RSS feed can help share resources with students.
Google Buzz is a promising new

Social Media resource worth checking out.
At a first glance Google Buzz seems like

A convergence of current social media.
Google Buzz is

The latest “hype” in social media.
“What you leave behind is not
  what is engraved in stone monuments,
      but what is woven into the lives of others.”
  ...
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             www.amandakern.com
             www.facebook.com/amandakern
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  1. 1. SOCIAL MEDIA & ONLINE TOOLS FOR EDUCATORS Valencia Community College Learning Day 2010
  2. 2. “If we teach today as we taught yesterday we rob our children of tomorrow.” —John Dewey
  3. 3. “Your goal should not be to discard social media, but to figure out how to make it a powerful tool, rather than a useless distraction.” —Ben Parr
  4. 4. From the outside twitter seems like the dumbest idea ever.
  5. 5. Twouble with twitters: SuperNews! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN2HAroA12w
  6. 6. Until April 2008 I thought twitter was the dumbest idea ever too. Yet, there are 3,000,000 tweets per a day going on twitter.com daily.
  7. 7. I started using twitter as an experiment to see how useful it really was. Many of my students agreed to give it a try.
  8. 8. A few Reasons to use Twitter. • Collaboration • Reach a larger audience • Share ideas • Inspire • Stay updated • Communicate • Networking • Interact
  9. 9. “Twitter is to professional development as HD is to television. You don’t know what you’re missing until you see it first hand.” — John Mikulski
  10. 10. If you give it a little time, you’ll learn that tweeting isn’t as geeky as some make it out to be.
  11. 11. Proof that Great things can come out of twitter.
  12. 12. Most that were involved with Help-portrait were Inspired & informed through twitter.
  13. 13. And of course in between taking photos We were twittering to excite everyone about the good we were doing.
  14. 14. Using twitter as an educator has been a life changing experience It allows me to connect in any many ways I couldn’t before.
  15. 15. Twitter can be an exciting way To share your work
  16. 16. Sharing how hard you work on something Can excite & inspire others.
  17. 17. Before long you begin to realize how much Twitter helps you inspire others.
  18. 18. Before this presentation I decided to try another little experiment To inspire students to try twitter. It didn’t take long to excite students.
  19. 19. Need to find a few other Advantages to using twitter?
  20. 20. 5,000,000,000 The number of minutes spent on facebook every day.
  21. 21. If facebook were a country It would be the world’s 4th largest country.
  22. 22. Instead of asking students to stop using it... Embrace facebook as a learning & communication tool
  23. 23. Groups & fan pages are a great way to reach users.
  24. 24. Fan pages can be used to promote & share.
  25. 25. Event pages can also help share news & info about events.
  26. 26. DELICIOUS BOOKMARKS. Become your own little resourceful search engine.
  27. 27. Using delicious to bookmark resources online is One of the best moves I’ve made as an educator.
  28. 28. Sharing resources with my students has never been easier. Many students, faculty, and professional use it.
  29. 29. Bookmarks can be organized and They’re easy to share from any location.
  30. 30. Internet browsers like firefox have plugins To help bookmarking resources a simple process.
  31. 31. 200,000,000 There are more than this many blogs.
  32. 32. There are many blog sites, but wordpress is best known. It’s free to create a blog that could someday inspire others.
  33. 33. Blogs like wordpress Allow you to create content easily.
  34. 34. Stats can be tracked to help you learn who’s reading your blog. The Graphics blog has had nearly 250,000 visitors in about 3 years.
  35. 35. 3,600,000,000 The number of photos archived on flickr.com since June 2009
  36. 36. Flickr has become a great way for us to share student work & photos. For our graphics program it’s been an invaluable tool.
  37. 37. Flickr allows us to show the quality of our student work. Our student’s work is becoming a source of inspiration for other designers.
  38. 38. Our flickr photos have been viewed a total of 1,134,417 times as of February 2010.
  39. 39. After using flickr for our graphics program for over 3 years Our student’s work has been viewed internationally Turkey • Brazil •Chile •Colombia • Espana • Italy • Argentina • Vietnam Mexico • England • UK • India • Norway • Portugal • France • Philippines Canada • Indonesia • China • Kuwait • Malaysia • Finland • England Netherlands • Taiwan • Greece • Germany • Japan • Lebanon • Ireland Romania • Costa Rica
  40. 40. Linked in is Used by over 60,000,000 users.
  41. 41. Linked in is a great way to publicly Post your resume & recommendations.
  42. 42. Linked in is a great way To stay networked.
  43. 43. You can set up your own Network groups.
  44. 44. RSS RSS has changed the way web sites communicate RSS = Really Simple Syndication RSS is a fancy way of saying “news”
  45. 45. Anytime you see this icon you can subscribe to a web site’s “news” to stay up to date. You can use an RSS reader to keep up with RSS iGoogle offers a way to read RSS.
  46. 46. Instead of visiting separate web sites Visit the sites only when there’s updated “news”
  47. 47. There are many ways you can spread the news you read or write. Feedburner gives you the opportunity to republish RSS.
  48. 48. RSS feeds can be shared in many ways. Adding RSS feeds to a web site can help them stay current.
  49. 49. RSS feeds can even be shared in online courses. Adding an RSS feed can help share resources with students.
  50. 50. Google Buzz is a promising new Social Media resource worth checking out.
  51. 51. At a first glance Google Buzz seems like A convergence of current social media.
  52. 52. Google Buzz is The latest “hype” in social media.
  53. 53. “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” —Percicles
  54. 54. CONNECT ONLINE www.amandakern.com www.facebook.com/amandakern www.facebook.com/amandakernphotography www.twitter.com/amandakern www.delicious.com/amandakern www.linkedin.com/in/amandakern http://vccgraphics.wordpress.com http://www.flickr.com/photos/vccgraphics Questions? email: akern@valenciacc.edu

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