What Can Social Media Aggregation  Contribute to Advocating for           Education?        Thomas I. M. Ho, Ph.D.        ...
Getting the job done!• Assess learning• Accountability• Advocate
Why MUST we do it?            Transparency• Student accountability• Teacher encouragement• Education advocacy
Student accountability• Learning artifacts• Positive digital identities• Electronic portfolios
Teacher encouragement• Personal learning networks• To complement other evidence such as  students’ performance
Education advocacy of                Public Policy•   School choice•   Teacher evaluation•   High-stakes testing•   Parent...
HOW will we do it?• Give up some CONTROL• Make teachers responsible to have Personal  Learning Networks• Assess student le...
Social media & Web 2.0• Twitter  – #EdChat  – Personal Learning Network• Diigo• Blog
Branding• About.me• Flavors.me• Vizify
Aggregate social media           into LearnStreams• http://friendfeed.com/drthomasho• RebelMouse• Storify
Presentation uploaded• http://www.slideshare.net/drthomasho/• Synchronized audio track to be added
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What can social media aggregation contribute to advocating for education

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Social media enables us to capture student's learning artifacts so that we can assess learning while we could also use social media to document teacher's activity in their Personal Learning Networks for which they would be accountable to create and to harness for their professional development. We could think of these as students' and teachers' LearnStreams. Motivated by our experience with lifestreaming, we can aggregate our social media streams to generate LearnStreams. Once we have these LearnStreams, we can publish them to demonstrate our students' learning and teachers' professional development in order to "tell our story" in a more compelling way to our constituents who we hope would then advocate for us as we build financial and political support for education. Students, teachers, administrators, and parents all need to learn how to do this better!

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What can social media aggregation contribute to advocating for education

  1. 1. What Can Social Media Aggregation Contribute to Advocating for Education? Thomas I. M. Ho, Ph.D. @DrThomasHo http://LearnStream.co
  2. 2. Getting the job done!• Assess learning• Accountability• Advocate
  3. 3. Why MUST we do it? Transparency• Student accountability• Teacher encouragement• Education advocacy
  4. 4. Student accountability• Learning artifacts• Positive digital identities• Electronic portfolios
  5. 5. Teacher encouragement• Personal learning networks• To complement other evidence such as students’ performance
  6. 6. Education advocacy of Public Policy• School choice• Teacher evaluation• High-stakes testing• Parent trigger
  7. 7. HOW will we do it?• Give up some CONTROL• Make teachers responsible to have Personal Learning Networks• Assess student learning via social media
  8. 8. Social media & Web 2.0• Twitter – #EdChat – Personal Learning Network• Diigo• Blog
  9. 9. Branding• About.me• Flavors.me• Vizify
  10. 10. Aggregate social media into LearnStreams• http://friendfeed.com/drthomasho• RebelMouse• Storify
  11. 11. Presentation uploaded• http://www.slideshare.net/drthomasho/• Synchronized audio track to be added

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