Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund
Zentrale wissenschaftliche Einrichtung

Social Media (and Shakespeare) in the Classroom.
W...
What are social media?

Dr. Bastian Pelka
webinar, 12th December 2013

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What are social media?
 Social media are not a new technology
 Social media are a new communication style
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incre...
What is a social innovation?

 „(...) intentional new configuration of social practice with the aim of
better solve socie...
How will social media change the labour market?
 Social media will change the style of communication in the
„knowledge so...
Which competences will students need
in order to to use social media successfully?
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Reflect your own role in a...
…and teachers?
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Are often afraid of using social media…
…and sometimes forbidden
…and afraid of their students kno...
The „learn2teach by social web“ curriculum
 L2T adresses teachers who have never used social media in the
classroom or at...
The „learn2teach by social web“ curriculum
 It builds on some convictions:
 Pupils will learn the technology way themsel...
Social media in the classroom – some examples
 Let students do a
calculation in an online
shared spreadsheet
 A teacher ...
Social media in the classroom – some examples
 Let students interview
each other or „experts“ on
a video
 Share those vi...
Social media in the classroom – some examples
 Let students do a roleplay
via twitter!
 Form a hastag like
#Macbethlesso...
Some lessons learned
 Students can profit from social media as learning environments
when they co-operate
 Teachers need...
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W...
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  1. 1. Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund Zentrale wissenschaftliche Einrichtung Social Media (and Shakespeare) in the Classroom. Why do they matter? And how? Presentation for the webinar at Living Schools Lab project (http://lsl.eun.org/) for the European Schoolnet (http://www.eun.org/) on 12th Dec 2013 Bastian Pelka Dr. Bastian Pelka webinar, 12th December 2013 This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
  2. 2. What are social media? Dr. Bastian Pelka webinar, 12th December 2013 2
  3. 3. What are social media?  Social media are not a new technology  Social media are a new communication style     incremental shared public cooperative  Social media empower users to create, share and alter content  „User“ is everybody with an internet access  „content“ is everything digital: images, text, videos -> opinions!  „sharing“ is the opposit of „owning“  Social media are rather a new way of doing than a technology Dr. Bastian Pelka webinar, 12th December 2013 3
  4. 4. What is a social innovation?  „(...) intentional new configuration of social practice with the aim of better solve societal challenges(...)“ (Howaldt / Schwarz 2010)  Distinguishes technological and social layer of innovation  Does not relate to being „good“ or „evil“ Dr. Bastian Pelka webinar, 12th December 2013 4
  5. 5. How will social media change the labour market?  Social media will change the style of communication in the „knowledge society“. This has begun to change     labour leisure education …  intellectual work is shaped by social media based cooperation  „unfinished thoughts“ are debated and improved incrementally  Working styles and professional routines and occupations are challenged Dr. Bastian Pelka webinar, 12th December 2013 5
  6. 6. Which competences will students need in order to to use social media successfully?       Reflect your own role in a complex process Learn to moderate/facilitate Co-ordinate co-operation, motive a team Accept feedback, give feedback Learn to survive „publicity“ Be critical about sources, data privacy and software platforms  After all, social media require social skills, not IT skills! Dr. Bastian Pelka webinar, 12th December 2013 6
  7. 7. …and teachers?     Are often afraid of using social media… …and sometimes forbidden …and afraid of their students knowing it better. …usually don‘t use social media in the classroom  Need to see the reason for using social media – it‘s not a reason in itself  Need to see social media as a social innovation, not as a new technology Dr. Bastian Pelka webinar, 12th December 2013 7
  8. 8. The „learn2teach by social web“ curriculum  L2T adresses teachers who have never used social media in the classroom or at home.  It is a vocational training e-learning course with appr. 100 hours workload.  It aims at the pedagogical level of social media:  How can school prepare students for a working life that is shaped by social media?  How can school exploit the added pedagogical value of social media?  The curriculum provides inspiration for lessons, not guidance to use technology.  It is designed by teachers – some of them had not used social media before and speaks „from teachers for teachers“. Dr. Bastian Pelka webinar, 12th December 2013 8
  9. 9. The „learn2teach by social web“ curriculum  It builds on some convictions:  Pupils will learn the technology way themselfes. What school needs to supply are media competences.  School is the best space to adress those competences, it should provide a reflection space for the role of social media for working and leisure life.  You can not use social media in the classroom - nor prepare your students for a reflected use - without doing it yourself. Dr. Bastian Pelka webinar, 12th December 2013 9
  10. 10. Social media in the classroom – some examples  Let students do a calculation in an online shared spreadsheet  A teacher made use of the „addict“ behaviour of social networks: he posted a new math challenge every week – his students checked his math group every day! Dr. Bastian Pelka webinar, 12th December 2013 10
  11. 11. Social media in the classroom – some examples  Let students interview each other or „experts“ on a video  Share those videos, make a contest.  Link videos to correspondent youtube videos, create a group, discuss them Dr. Bastian Pelka webinar, 12th December 2013 11
  12. 12. Social media in the classroom – some examples  Let students do a roleplay via twitter!  Form a hastag like #Macbethlesson  Assign roles to students and let them act on their twitter accounts in their roles  See what evolves – which new interpretations you get from.  Quite apart from the fun value, students really did have to understand the text in detail to be able to tweet. Dr. Bastian Pelka webinar, 12th December 2013 12
  13. 13. Some lessons learned  Students can profit from social media as learning environments when they co-operate  Teachers need to bring „school“ and „reality“ into these environments – work with clear names and set the rules!  Show borders between „sharing“ and „copy & pasting“  Understand social media as a new space – with old rules and known challenges  Social media have a great power to motivate – and even empower those who tend to be more silent. Dr. Bastian Pelka webinar, 12th December 2013 13
  14. 14. Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund Zentrale wissenschaftliche Einrichtung Social Media (and Shakespeare) in the Classroom. Why do they matter? And how? Presentation for the webinar at Living Schoolslab project (http://lsl.eun.org/) for the European Schoolnet (http://www.eun.org/) on 12th Dec 2013 Bastian Pelka Dr. Bastian Pelka webinar, 12th December 2013

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