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Social Media In The Classroom

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A presentation for a school inservice day.

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Social Media In The Classroom

  1. 1. Social Media in the Classroom Ben Kestner February 2010
  2. 2. About Me: Ben kestner www.twitter.com/bkestner www.slideshare.net/bkestner www.benkestner.wordpress.com [email_address]
  3. 3. Preparing for this presentation <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious </li></ul><ul><li>Diig </li></ul><ul><li>Talking to People! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Collaboration <ul><li>I’ve probably collaborated with. </li></ul><ul><li>30 people to prepare this presentation. </li></ul>
  5. 10. Social Media <ul><li>Social media is media designed to be disseminated through social interaction…. </li></ul>
  6. 11. In Plain English…. <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpIOClX1jPE </li></ul>
  7. 12. Being Connected/Sharing Ideas <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs/microblogs/social networks </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki’s/social bookmarks/social news </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia </li></ul><ul><li>photos/music/presentations </li></ul>
  8. 13. Generation ‘Y’
  9. 14. … Also known as…. <ul><li>The NET generation. </li></ul><ul><li>They use the latest Technology </li></ul><ul><li>They are highly motivated </li></ul><ul><li>They have a wide range of interests </li></ul><ul><li>They use computers in work and hobbies </li></ul>
  10. 17. Using Social Media in Your Classroom <ul><li>Don’t use technology for technologies sake. Identify a real need and then see how technology can help you. </li></ul><ul><li>Use technology to enhance, supplement and give new options to what you are trying to achive. </li></ul>
  11. 18. Focus on Four <ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarks </li></ul>
  12. 19. SlideShare <ul><li>If Time!! </li></ul>
  13. 20. <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddO9idmax0o </li></ul>
  14. 21. My Twitter Page https://twitter.com/bkestner
  15. 22. What would famous people have tweeted?!
  16. 24. In your Subject?
  17. 25. Class Idea… <ul><li>In the unit you are covering….ask the kids what they think famous people would say! </li></ul>
  18. 26. Funny Twitter Clip <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN2HAroA12w </li></ul>
  19. 27. <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a_KF7TYKVc </li></ul>
  20. 28. in the classroom <ul><li>We Read </li></ul><ul><li>http://apps.facebook.com/ireadit/ </li></ul>
  21. 29. Blogs……
  22. 30. Blogs <ul><li>www.benkestner.wordpress.com </li></ul>
  23. 31. Class Idea. <ul><li>Students set up a blog in your subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Use as a way of presenting their portfolio </li></ul><ul><li>Use as an assessment tool </li></ul><ul><li>Use as a way of presenting information on a topic </li></ul>
  24. 32. Your Own Blog <ul><li>Basketball Coach </li></ul><ul><li>Practice/videos to watch/comments </li></ul>
  25. 33. Charise’s Wiki Page <ul><li>http://sciclass.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>
  26. 34. Social BookMarking
  27. 35. Social Bookmarking <ul><li>When you bookmark something you can share! </li></ul>
  28. 36. Preparing For This Presentation
  29. 38. Think About…. <ul><li>One assessment or Unit where you think technology can help you. </li></ul>
  30. 39. Dangers <ul><li>Software programmers have designed the way you communicate </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it personal </li></ul>
  31. 40. Balance <ul><li>Balance between technology and real world….. </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of Originality </li></ul><ul><li>Importance of People </li></ul>
  32. 42. Social Media Blues <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T37q9Lx6sw </li></ul>
  33. 43. Further Reading <ul><li>Hand Out! </li></ul><ul><li>www.benkestner.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/ </li></ul>

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