Social Media in the Classroom Don Goble firstname.lastname@example.org http://about.me/dongoble follow me on Twitter @dgoble2001 Presentation from MEOA 2011 http://www.schooltube.com/channel/meoa
Twitter & Facebook for teachers Why should teachers care?
This is where our kids LIVE! Educators & classes should too...On the surface, 140 characters on as a message onTwitter may seem ridiculous, but.....@AmNotWhatIAm@ladueview@LaduePanoramaHow Are Colleges Using Social Media [Infographic]@ICTV_16
What is TwitterThe crew at GCFLearnFree.org explain it for us.
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Why create a Facebook Fan page?1 Student & Teacher Engagement2 Student & Teacher Motivation3 Student & Teaching Strategies4 Student &Teaching tips5 Appropriate digital literacy 50 Reasons to Invite Facebook into your Classroom http://teacherstraining.com.au/how-to-use-facebook-in-the-classroom-without-compromising-your-professional-relationship-with-your-students/
Key questions for Twitter & Facebook1. What are the top reasons to use social media in the classroom?2. How has social media helped me professionally?3. What sage advice do I have for educators wanting to use socialmedia?4. Who would be the top 5 people you’d recommend others to followon Twitter?
Why Twitter & Facebook?•Connection * Why Use Twitter (video) * Facebook for Educators (video)•Collaboration•Collegiality•Information•Fun•All of these = ProfessionalDevelopment & Student Engagement
•Link with people around world with similarinterests/global connection = PLN•Participate in conversations with othereducators•Other teachers/educators have same vision forenhancing teaching/learning in their classrooms
•Connection for isolated people(location/job)•Keep my thinking fresh by extending myprofessional network•Interactwith people I would notnormally have the chance to connectwith•Participating in global conversations
•What’s the latest Journalism trend•Asking and answering questions•Sharing tips and resources•Staying up-to-date•Finding/making recommendations•Problem-solving
•Wider audience for class/student blogs•Post assignments for students•Set reminders, deadlines or class announcements•Highlight student work that you published to theweb: articles, blogs, videos•Promote your student television show or journalismprogram•Communicate with parents
•Keep up to date with what’s happening in theworld - The Presidential Election•Breaking news - Bin Laden/Plane in theHudson•Keep in touch with what is happening in theoutside world - especially important forpeople free-lancing, a skill our students willNEED to seize!
•Participatein ‘unofficial’ PD - The bestprofessional development I have ever receivedhas occurred on Twitter•Keepsme in touch with the outstanding rolemodels in our (global) education system•Difficult to find funds to attend professionaldev. workshops - depend on Twitter, Facebook& peers to learn and grow•Able to tear down the walls of my classroom& give my students a chance to connect withpeople around the world
•Findinformation & resources to use withstudents & colleagues•Truenetworking with teachers around theworld•Twitter is the first place I go to when I have aproblem or need inspiration
•I’ve ‘stolen’ and used many ideas in thecurriculum or own personal life; made friends;shared my own ideas; collaborated withothers; reflected on my own practice andmore•Twitterprovides hands on tech support -questions are ALWAYS answered•Get a job through social media - contacts, etc
Sage advice for newbies on Twitter From newbies
•Have fun•Don’t try to follow too many people•Get involved•Just start•Connect with educators•Have a code of conduct for yourself•Enjoy the spirit of the community•Make connections with people with similar interests•Lurk/Listen/Question
•Tweet your lesson ideas•Add web link & some info about you in your bio•Give yourself time to develop connections•Find someone you know/trust to follow first - thenfollow people they follow•Remember what you say stays online!•Jump in & connect = Don’t quit!
Sage advice for newbies on Facebook Fan Page From newbies
Workflow for your class•Start small•Create the account with your student leaders•Place a student in charge of managing it•Don’t feel like you have to be the expert•Don’t feel like you have to have a personal page•You don’t need to friend anyone
Prepare for College• According to a new study by UMass Dartmouth, 100% of colleges and universities surveyed are using some form of social media.• Read more here
•Don’t worry if people don’t follow you back•Don’tworry if it takes a long time to ‘get’ - just abouteveryone says that•Visit the Blogger’s Cafes at conferences to meet upwith people•Join the conversations•140 characters leads to tight, focussedwriting/thinking•Don’t worry about ROI for students Poem Next
Impact of Social Media on Journalism - videoSocial Media Trends in Journalism - video15 Examples Worth Learning From - articleWays to have a social media presence for your staff when your high school says ‘No - articleJEADigitalMedia Social Media Tips for High School Programs - guideSocial Media and Journalism - (video) Can we afford NOT to use in media education?
Prepare for Real World Media = Journalism Jobs!
Poll the #PLN Twitter The Power of a PLN blog post & comments LinkedInCBS Anchor & Reporter
Student reporters cover the Presidential debate....... on social media!
Let’s get started and sign-up!Go to Twitter.com or Facebook.com to begin
Free Tutorial on STEP by STEP process http://www.gcflearnfree.org/twitter101 Videos include: Signing Up for Twitter Following People on Twitter Exploring on Twitter How to Tweet
Free Tutorial on STEP by STEP process http://www.gcflearnfree.org/facebook101 Videos include: Setting up a Facebook account Understanding Privacy on Facebook Setting Your Privacy on Facebook Creating a Profile on Facebook Finding Friends on Facebook Sharing the Facebook Timelime Understanding Your News Feed on Facebook Uploading Photos & Videos on Facebook
Excellent Links for the Beginner Twitter’s Language Educational Hash Tags The Twitter Experiment (video) Twitter for Beginners Establishing a Twitter Routine for the Classroom Facebook in Education Facebook for Beginners100 Updated Ways to Use Facebook in the Classroom Don Goble’s guide to Social Media in the Classroom