Engaging Students with Social Networking/Media<br />Ben Nicely<br />Deep Run High School<br />bjnicely@henrico.k12.va.us<b...
Kids use technology with content while engaging each other<br />Builds: 1) Team Work<br />             2) Problem Solving ...
Rapid Movement away from cell calls to texts and access to social networking sites with mobile<br />“School is Boring”<br ...
Social Media – Adapt with it<br />Article- USA today- Social Media finds place in classroom<br />Eric Sheninger -"The Inte...
Community & Collaboration<br /> 1) Translate their world of collaboration and community to one you want for your classroom...
Just 8% of online teens use Twitter<br />Blogging is a 30+ thing<br />While I use my blog site A lot - http://deeprunwildc...
Sign up as Student<br />Join Group- Henrico Social Studies Teachers<br />Group Id – anrkf6<br />Practical - Let’s Sign Up-...
Students Debate a Prompt Question<br />Students Respond to a Controversial Video<br />Students Upload their audiovisual H2...
How to make this practically possible in your classroom? Use Edmodo.com- Video Helps<br />1) Intro Video<br />2) 20 Ideas ...
Feel free to contact me- Let’s collaborate<br />bjnicely@henrico.k12.va.us<br />http://twitter.com/nicely<br />Thanks for ...
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  1. 1. Engaging Students with Social Networking/Media<br />Ben Nicely<br />Deep Run High School<br />bjnicely@henrico.k12.va.us<br />http://deeprunwildcats.org/nicely/<br />
  2. 2. Kids use technology with content while engaging each other<br />Builds: 1) Team Work<br /> 2) Problem Solving Skills<br /> 3) Tech Skills<br />Student Engagement- They are already collaborating – Make it about content!<br />Fact: Young adult women ages 18-29 are the power users of social networking; fully 89% of those who are online use the sites overall and 69% do so on an average day<br />Build Social- It’s About Growing Competency<br />
  3. 3. Rapid Movement away from cell calls to texts and access to social networking sites with mobile<br />“School is Boring”<br />Make the classroom like their life outside school<br />Know the Kid of Today<br />
  4. 4. Social Media – Adapt with it<br />Article- USA today- Social Media finds place in classroom<br />Eric Sheninger -"The Internet as we know it is the 21st century," he says. "It is what these students have known their whole lives. They're connected, they're creating, they're discussing, they're collaborating.“<br />Videos - http://youtu.be/cLkLQOnQrac<br />http://youtu.be/Zl90Sd9JkMI<br />
  5. 5. Community & Collaboration<br /> 1) Translate their world of collaboration and community to one you want for your classroom<br /> 2) Don't grade discussion board assignments.- “they are places for students to grapple with content and concepts”<br />3) Allow for space and time in discussion boards and other collaborative spaces- due dates stretched<br />4) Do many team-building activities online<br />5)Pick the right tool for the purpose<br />Andrew Miller – Buck Institute for Education- http://ascd.typepad.com/blog/2011/07/building-student-community-and-collaboration-online.html<br />
  6. 6. Just 8% of online teens use Twitter<br />Blogging is a 30+ thing<br />While I use my blog site A lot - http://deeprunwildcats.org/nicely/<br />Students want more ability to interact like they do at home- uploading videos, pics, text like writing<br />Use http://www.twiducate.com/ to get a tweet experience going in a low-key, small group setting – has had server capacity issues<br />Blogging & Tweeting?<br />
  7. 7. Sign up as Student<br />Join Group- Henrico Social Studies Teachers<br />Group Id – anrkf6<br />Practical - Let’s Sign Up- Edmodo.com<br />
  8. 8. Students Debate a Prompt Question<br />Students Respond to a Controversial Video<br />Students Upload their audiovisual H21 projects<br />Students Vote on Polls, Follow-up from Blog Comments<br />Students Send Homework<br />Students Practice Good Writing<br />Students have a Library of Resources for Study<br />Students communicate to me<br />How I use it:<br />
  9. 9. How to make this practically possible in your classroom? Use Edmodo.com- Video Helps<br />1) Intro Video<br />2) 20 Ideas of use<br />3) HCPS Intro Video <br />
  10. 10. Feel free to contact me- Let’s collaborate<br />bjnicely@henrico.k12.va.us<br />http://twitter.com/nicely<br />Thanks for Coming<br />

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