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Social Media - ED 600

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Social Media - ED 600

  1. 1. Social Media<br />Rachael Cooley and Joe Czupryn<br />ED 600<br />
  2. 2. Internet-based applications that allow for the creation and exchange of user-generated content<br />What is social media?<br />
  3. 3. Teacher Professionalism - Facebook<br />Investigate district policies<br />Adjust privacy settings<br />Appropriate profile picture<br />
  4. 4. Missouri (May 2011) – “Amy Hestir Student Protection Act”<br />Virginia (being discussed as of January 2011) –Would prohibit teachers from accepting friend requests or private messages<br />State Laws<br />
  5. 5. Teacher suspended for Facebook post: called kids future criminals(April 2011 – New Jersey)<br />Teacher suspended after students see photos of her on Facebook posing with a stripper (January 2011 – Pennsylvania)<br />Math and science department supervisor fired after she called her students "germ bags" on Facebook (August 2010 – Massachusetts)<br />In the News<br />
  6. 6. Social media is not always a problem for teachers!<br />When used properly, social media can be an effective tool.<br />Several teachers utilize social media both in and out of the classroom.<br />Social Media as a Tool<br />
  7. 7. Create a group or fan page for your class<br /><ul><li>Does not require you to share your profile
  8. 8. Allows for students to interact with each other, as well as you
  9. 9. Adjustable settings allow you to control who can join and what can be said</li></ul>Facebook<br />
  10. 10. Post assignments and updates for your class<br />Students and parents can view or have them sent to their phones<br />Twitter<br />
  11. 11. Upload Powerpoint presentations, documents, videos, etc.<br />No profile needed to view material<br />Easy access for notes and lessons from home for students<br />SlideShare.net<br />
  12. 12. http://www.missourinet.com/2011/05/12/amy-hestir-act-passes-house-moves-to-governor/<br />http://www.newser.com/story/109385/virginia-may-ban-teachers-from-friending-students.html<br />http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Education/2011/0401/Teacher-suspended-for-Facebook-post-called-kids-future-criminals-parents-say<br />http://www.nowpublic.com/world/pennsylvania-teacher-suspended-over-private-photo-stripper-2565268.html<br />http://www.thebostonchannel.com/r/24678250/detail.html<br />http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/idahoStatePreventionConf/IPC%202011%20Presentations/Using%20Social%20Media/fb_BestPracticeclassroom1.pdf(Idaho’s Department of Education)<br />Bibliography<br />

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