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Teaching and Learning with Social Media Workshop


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This is a workshop conduct with faculty at various college to discuss how to implement social media in education. The Teaching and Learning with Social Media Workshop is conduct by Professor Josh. For more information visit or @professorjosh on Twitter.

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Teaching and Learning with Social Media Workshop

  1. 1. Josh Murdock @ProfessorJosh
  2. 2. • Examine a variety of social media tools available to support student learning. • Explore social and legal issues related to the use of social media. • Distinguish characteristics of various social media tools that can be used to enhance student learning. • Develop a plan to appropriately integrate social media into a specific course.
  3. 3. Who am I?
  4. 4. Introductions – Pair Share Introduce someone else to the rest of the group • Name • Discipline or Area of College • Why are you interested in this topic? • What type of social media do you currently use? • Do you utilize social media currently for personal, professional, and/or instructional purposes?
  5. 5. Social Media Revolution
  6. 6. The Millennial Generation • The Millennial Generation has emerged as a force that will shape the social and economic dynamics of the next decade (Howe & Strauss, 2000). • The definition of when millennials were born varies, with estimates ranging from 1977 (Tapscott, 1998) to 1982 (Howe & Strauss, 2000). • Researchers agree that the uniqueness of millennials results from technological forces that have affected this generation. • Unique millennial competency is the ability to effectively use broadly networked digital communication technologies to quickly and seamlessly accomplish a variety of tasks (Gorman, Nelson, & Glassman, 2004). • This competency has resulted from their experiences with Internet communities (Gorman, Nelson, & Glassman, 2004). • Link to Infographic - Who Are the Millennials
  7. 7. Characteristics of the Millennials
  8. 8. Engaging the Millennials • Millennials learn at a fast pace that does not involve a "telling style" or "text-oriented" style of teaching. • Millennials like visual examples, and prefer less text and telling. • Millennials want interactivity.
  9. 9. What is Social Media?
  10. 10. Social Media 101
  11. 11. Reviewing Social Media Tools As you browse, research, and discover social media tools it's important to keep in mind a few key factors. • Public (everyone in the world) vs. private (restricted access) accessibility of content • Social media privacy policies for tool being used • Usability, both for students and faculty • Faculty's control over content • Academic record retention (How will you keep a record of the content created?) • Technical skills required for the tool • Support available for tool • Information required for registering or sign-up to utilize the tool • Tracking and verifying social media application usernames vs. students' real names • Guidelines and code of conduct requirements • Value-added vs. using a tool because it's cool • Copyright concerns
  12. 12. Do you Facebook?
  13. 13. Facebook Pages vs. Groups
  14. 14. Facebook Pages
  15. 15. Facebook is rolling out a new feature for users to opt in to receive notifications every time a page makes a post. Facebook Pages
  16. 16. Facebook used in a college classroom
  17. 17. Open: Anyone can see the group, who’s in it, and what members post. Closed: Anyone can see the group and who’s in it. Only members see posts. Secret: Only members see the group, who’s in it, and what members post. Facebook groups
  18. 18. Facebook groups to create your first group or join a group
  19. 19. groups for schools Groups for Schools require school email address to join in any group – Valencia College example
  20. 20. Twouble with Twitter
  21. 21. “The qualities that make Twitter seem insane and half-baked are what makes it so powerful.” - Jonathan Zittrain –Harvard Law Professor & Internet Expert
  22. 22. Your Global Network
  23. 23. Twitter Tweet Me! @PROFESSORJOSH #TLSM
  24. 24. Twitter
  25. 25. Glossary of twitter terms
  26. 26. Twitter hashtags
  27. 27. Twitter Chat What is a Twitter Chat? How to Run a Successful Twitter Chat
  28. 28. Twitter tips
  29. 29. Twitter Tools
  30. 30. Twitter Tools
  31. 31. Twitter Tools
  32. 32. Twitter Tools
  33. 33. Joel Berman – Twitter and YouTube Class Example: I have been using Twitter to collect data on exercises that were confusing in class or those that students simply want another example to refer I then record examples of the top questions/concerns and upload them to YouTube. One of the related links (in response to the requests for long division) is: Amanda Kern: During the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters web design faculty teaching the GRA 2141C web page design course worked toward creating more awareness of social media throughou the semester. The hopes were to help students increase their awareness and see the professional benefits of social media. The following activities were implemented each semester to help increas awareness of social media’s professional benefits. One of the examples is by Brian Croxall (@briancroxall ) who is using Twitter in his ENG 456 Readin Technology course to engage his student with social media in an age of new media. This is a month long Twitter-related assignment after he has already spent time with students discussing media systems. After gaining foundation requirements, the students are to follow the class account “Croxall” and other members of the class, posting at least once a day for a month and using the course hashtag #eng465. Croxall focused on having students play with Twitter and see if it changes the culture or society of the class in any appreciable way. The final assignment is for students to write up an evaluation of the assignment and what Twitter teaches about community and media. This assignment would be a low-stake, low-entry form of so media to implement into a course for the first time. EDU Examples
  34. 34. Blogging - WordPress Educational blogging: • Teacher Communication • Dialogue Generation • Student Blogs • Teacher Blogs What blogging does for students: • Helps them find a voice • Creates enthusiasm for writing & communications • Engages conversation and learning • Provides an opportunity to teach about responsible journalism • Empowers students
  35. 35. Social Bookmarking – search, sort, and access your bookmarks from anywhere. Share them with your networks or classes easily.
  36. 36. • Linkedin helps you establish your professional profile online, especially in the world of Google searches. • Linkedin helps you stay in touch with colleagues and friends from your professional world. • Linkedin lets you find experts and search ideas through trusted professional circles. • Linkedin helps you explore career opportunities.
  37. 37. YouTube Basics: • Learn about Sharing Videos and the difference between Public, Private, and Unlisted videos 9 • YouTube Handbook via YouTube - Learn all about watching and producing videos on YouTube • Guiding Tech's guide: Best YouTube Tips, Hacks, & Resources YouTube in Education: • Khan Academy is a library of over 2,400 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history • YouTube EDU • Example of a Weekly Announcements posted on YouTube as Unlisted:
  38. 38. Do you pinterest?
  39. 39. What is Pinterest? Virtual {Pin Board: Visual way to organize and share links and images with others.
  40. 40. “Pin it” options Pin it button for your browser iOS (Apple) and Android Apps How to Pin on Your iPhone in Pinterest:
  41. 41. EDU Examples
  42. 42. Google+
  43. 43. Google+
  44. 44. Google+ Hangouts
  45. 45. Google+ Communities
  46. 46. Social Media Tools Think about two possible social media tools you could integrate to engage, excite, and educate students. • How would you utilize these tools? • What would you need to learn more about before implementing these tools in the classroom?
  47. 47. Legal and Ethical Best Practices
  48. 48. Service Learning & Social Activism • TedX – Leila Chirayath Janah: Ending Poverty in the Digital Age • Micro-volunteering: microvolunteering/
  49. 49. Value Added • Pedagogical potential • Thinking beyond the learning management system • Tools that can be used beyond the classroom and graduation • Social interaction with society
  50. 50. Digital Peril?
  51. 51. Legal and Ethical Concerns Relating to Social Media Use in Instruction • FERPA • Privacy • Syllabus & Resources • Opting In vs Opting Out • Social Concerns – To Friend or Not To Friend? • Record Retention
  52. 52. Legal and Ethical Issues What are some best practices related to using social media in education? What are important “must have” elements to add to your syllabus or materials for students when utilizing social media?
  53. 53. Examples • Fostering meaning and community in writing courses with social media. • Reading technology Twitter assignment • Social learning public service ad campaign • Disconnect36 Assignment – No media for 36 hours • Master of Distance Education Social Bookmarking • The Elevator Pitch - YouTube • Google+ in Database course current events
  54. 54. Social Media Integration Planning Map Ready to develop a plan? Planning Map Template
  55. 55. @ProfessorJosh #TLSM
  56. 56. Resources • Teaching and Learning with Twitter • Teaching and Learning with Facebook • Teaching and Learning with Google+ • Teaching and Learning with Pinterest • Increasing your Learning Network • Social media in education isn't’ a fad, it’s a revolution