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2010 SECO Social Media Presentation

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2010 SECO Social Media Presentation

  1. 1. Social Media Tools for Teachers <br />Presentation developed by Kelli Nowinsky, Shaun Holloway, Chris Hurtubise, Kevin Pfefferle, Doug Buchanan, Kevin McChesneyScience Education Council of Ohio (SECO)Thursday, February 25, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Goal of this presentation: To define social media and look at some cool tools you can use to connect with colleagues, parents and stakeholders. <br />
  3. 3. What is Social Media?<br />Social media are electronic technologies and practices that people use to create, collaborateand share content - opinions, insights, experiences, and perspectives - with each other.*What do you think?*Source: Wikipedia<br />
  4. 4. Examples of Social Media Tools<br />Wikis: Wikipedia <br />Social networking: LinkedIn,Ning<br />Presence applications: Twitter<br />Video sharing: TeacherTube<br />Photo sharing: Flickr and Webshots<br />Social bookmarking: del.icio.us<br />Blogging: WordPressand TeacherLingo<br />What others are you using?<br />
  5. 5. “Twitter in the classroom?”Source: University of Minnesota / YouTube<br />
  6. 6. Eight cool tools – and how to use them.<br />
  7. 7.  <br />Webshots and flickr are photo-sharing sites that provide you and your students with ways to share photos of your school, special events, and memorable programs. You can also post photos to TeacherTube.<br />At COSI, guests can view COSI&apos;s Photo Albums or upload their own COSI photos to share them with friends and family.<br />
  8. 8. Photos taken by COSI Team, then uploaded to webshots.<br />
  9. 9. Your students & families will generate their own content about your school. This photo was taken by COSI Guest Tim Purdue, then uploaded to flickr.<br />
  10. 10. Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to stay connected by exchanging frequent answers to the question: &quot;What are you doing?&quot;<br />It’s a great way to share information, websites, and videos fast. You can also send out almost any question and receive advice quickly.<br />
  11. 11. Kevin’s Twitter Homepage: Info for students<br />
  12. 12. Doug’s Twitter Homepage: Info for teachers<br />
  13. 13.  <br />TeacherTube is a student-friendly site to watch and share original videos, photos, and audio files with the whole world.<br />
  14. 14. Flip videocamera. About $150.<br />You can also follow TeacherTube on Twitter.<br />
  15. 15. YouTube has a new “Safe Mode” that removes objectionable content.<br />COSI uses YouTube to get our Guests behind-the-scenes.<br />YouTube Example: What do frogs eat?<br />
  16. 16.  <br />Ning gives everyone the opportunity to create their own social networks for anything. Ning powers the largest number of social networks on the internet.<br /> <br />COSI&apos;s Nings include a Camp-In Memory Station for former and current overnight campers and a social network for members of our Education Advisory Board.<br />
  17. 17. Ning helps keep our EAB teachers connected.<br />
  18. 18. Classroom 2.0 is also a Ning site. It’s free to use.<br />
  19. 19. WordpressWordPress is the world’s largest blogging tool, seen by tens of millions every day. COSI&apos;s blogs include thoughts from COSI CEO David Chesebrough and road stories from COSI On Wheels.<br />
  20. 20. COSI WordPress Blogs<br />
  21. 21. You can create your own free blog at TeacherLingo. You can also search for lesson plans by subject and grade level.<br />
  22. 22. Use Google to keep tabs on yourself: Set up a Google Alert with your school’s name. You’ll receive a regular email of news, blog posts, and videos that mention YOU.<br />
  23. 23. Keeping tabs on yourself: Google Alert for “COSI”Some of the content isn’t relevant, but when it is, you’re bound to learn something new.<br />
  24. 24. Podcasting: A podcast is a free video or audio series that you download from the web or iTunes and play on your computer, iPod, or other digital audio device.<br />
  25. 25. Audio Podcasting Tools<br />Royalty-free music tracks are available online. About $30.<br />iTunes lets listeners find your podcast and download new editions easily.<br />A digital recorder plugs right into your computer with a built-in USB port. About $100.<br />Desktop audio editing software is easy to use. About $30.<br />
  26. 26. So, we’ve:Defined social media and looked at some cool tools. What sites and tools do you use? What challenges have you faced, and how have you overcome them?<br />
  27. 27. Contact us!<br />Kevin McChesneyphsc.physics@gmail.com<br />Doug Buchanandbuchanan@mail.cosi.org<br />

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