Social Media: Where do Twitter, Facebook & others fit into education?

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Is social media a fad? How will it change the way we communicate, or has it already? Don't know what tools would be beneficial to you? Join us for an overview of Social Media tools as well as a discussion about how they are used in education.

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Social Media: Where do Twitter, Facebook & others fit into education?

  1. 1. Social Media <ul><li>Where do Twitter, Facebook & others fit into education? </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is Social Media?
  3. 3. Social media is media designed to be disseminated through social interaction, created using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. Social media uses Internet and web-based technologies to transform broadcast media monologues (one to many) into social media dialogues (many to many). It supports the democratization of knowledge and information, transforming people from content consumers into content producers. Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_media
  4. 4. transforming people from content consumers into content producers
  5. 5. Social Media Revolution Video Revolution Video
  6. 7. Communication
  7. 8. Collaboration
  8. 9. Multimedia
  9. 10. Reviews & Opinions
  10. 11. Communication
  11. 12. Collaboration
  12. 13. Multimedia
  13. 14. Reviews & Opinions
  14. 18. But how are they used in education?
  15. 19. Personal vs. Classroom Use Classroom Use Classroom Use
  16. 21. There are over 500 NCSU based groups on Facebook
  17. 22. Fan pages vs. Group Pages Group Pages
  18. 23. K-12 Schools using FB
  19. 29. #edchat
  20. 30. EdWeek Article
  21. 31. backchannel
  22. 35. [email_address] @bethanyvsmith @bethanyvsmith

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