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Brave New Worlds: Social Media in the Classroom and in the Field (BEAC)

This presentation was created for use at the Broadcast Educators Association of Canada's 2010 conference in a session entitled: Brave New Worlds: Social Media in the Field and in the Classroom.

Delivered via webinar from the studios of BCIT's Broadcast Centre in Burnaby, BC to a group in the Toronto, ON May 13, 2010. The short link to share this presentation is:

This session was supplemented with a panel as described in the begining of the slidedeck.

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Brave New Worlds: Social Media in the Classroom and in the Field (BEAC)

  1. 1. Brave New Worlds:<br />Social Media in the Classroom and in the Field<br />
  2. 2. Following along...<br />JoinLive- May 13th 10am-12pm: - Chat LIVE + Interact<br />Download or view this presentation anytime:<br />Twitter Hashtag: #beac <br />
  3. 3. Today’s Panel<br />Kemp Edmonds<br />Social Media Educator<br />BCIT<br />Robert Riskin<br />Program Head, Television <br />BCIT<br />Gillian Shaw<br />Technology Journalist<br />Vancouver Sun<br />
  4. 4. The next 120 minutes or so…<br />Slides > Discussion > Q&A<br />Please contact us via live chat, email or twitter #beac<br />
  5. 5. Contact Us<br />LIVE CHAT:<br />EMAIL:<br />TWITTER: use ‘#beac’ in your tweets<br />
  6. 6. Print, Radio and Television will never die, but they will certainly have to evolve.<br />
  7. 7. What is social media?<br />Sharing<br />Social: refers to the interaction of organisms with other organisms and their collective co-existence.<br />Information<br />Media: are the storage and transmission channels or tools used to store and deliver information or data. <br /><br />
  8. 8. Social Media before the Web<br />Storytelling<br />Homeric Poems<br />Oral tradition<br />Urban Legends<br />Rumors & Gossip<br />Proverbs<br />Slang<br />Jokes<br />
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  10. 10. Old World<br />
  11. 11. New World<br />
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  13. 13. Media are not just tools<br />They are environments<br />
  14. 14. Media mediate our conversations<br />“Media change feels like this” By: Chuckumentary<br />When media changes our conversations change<br />
  15. 15. Media has changed<br /><br />So have the conversations<br />
  16. 16. The New Media Landscape<br />Photo Credit: Hamid Imanesh<br />
  17. 17. A voice for the people<br />#iranelection<br />
  18. 18. Starting the conversation<br />#Obama<br />
  19. 19. Leaping the great firewall<br />#ChineseEarthquake<br />
  20. 20. Role Reversal<br />#hudsonriver<br />
  21. 21. Massive Instant Giving<br />In less than 48 hours the American Red Crossreceived more than $35m in donations - $8m directly from text messages.<br />-BBC News<br />#haiti<br />
  22. 22. Mumbai War Timeline<br />War first reported on Twitter (21:20)<br />On site photos posted to Flickr (00:45)<br />CNN speaks with poster of photos<br />Phone lines jammed Blog used instead (02:00)<br />Story on front pages of websites (02:30)<br />Wikipedia entry created (03:00)<br />CNN links to Twitter profiles<br />Fox News uses Flickr photos<br />
  23. 23. Notes from a journalist: Lisa Johnson @lisasj (CBC)<br />Stream vs.Reservoir<br />Social media as “Social Scanner”<br />Social media makes my city smaller<br />
  24. 24. The Broadcaster’s Job? Social Media can help<br />Investigation<br />Verification<br />Aggregation<br />Gathering Opinions<br />Finding Experts<br />Curation<br />Dissemination<br />Learning<br />
  25. 25. Finding more in the stream<br />
  26. 26. Communities of Practice<br /><br />
  27. 27. The missing link in journalism curricula: <br />Community Engagement<br />- @lavrusik, Columbia Journalism Master’s Graduate.<br />
  28. 28. “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” –Marshall McLuhan<br />“We shape our learners and thereafter our learners shape us.” -Christopher D. Sessums<br />
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  30. 30. When educators ruled the classroom<br />
  31. 31. When ruled the lecture hall<br />
  32. 32. How can we turn this challenge…<br />into an opportunity?<br />
  33. 33. Get on board!<br />
  34. 34. Use Social Media in the classroom<br />Encourage student self-expression<br />Teach content creation<br />Emulate the newsroom on Twitter or others<br />Using social media to build a story<br />Collaborative learning using Wikis<br />Communicate in the field using Facebook<br />Teach learning from communities of practice<br />Teach students about self-learning<br />Teach digital ethics and creative commons<br />
  35. 35. 4 Tips for Integrating Social Media in the Classroom<br /><ul><li>Let down the filters, Cautiously
  36. 36. Add “Digital Citizenship” to the Curriculum
  37. 37. Keep one eye on Student Conduct, the Other on the Law
  38. 38. Teach With Social Media</li></ul><br />
  39. 39. To students from an editor: Kirk Lapointe @kirklapointe<br />Publish your work online<br />Own your domain<br />Become a virtuoso in public<br />Clippings at an interview need digital backup<br />Having no digital footprint is bad<br />Behind the scenes? Publish it!<br />In front of the camera/mic? Publish it!<br />Understand copyright and original content<br />
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  41. 41. Student on Social Media for Journalism<br />Breaking news<br />Immediate analysis<br />Multiple sourcing<br />Personal and trusted sources<br />Connecting with future employers<br />Connect with heroes and thought leaders<br />Twitter is my information farm<br />
  42. 42. 4 Tips for New JournalistsBy: Rick Chung @rickchung<br />Be curious<br />Be aware of these tools<br />Understand the importance of context<br />If you don’t know, you need to know how to find out<br />
  43. 43. Using it for Professional Development<br />New techniques<br />Collaborative learning<br />Thought leaders<br />Case studies<br />Communities of practice<br />9 reasons for educators to use Twitter:<br /><br />
  44. 44. Some takeaways<br />Cloud Storage: & others <br />Document Presentation:<br />Video: http://youtube.com<br />Audio:<br />Extra Lessons:<br />Columbia Journalism Social Media Course: <br /><br />Missing Curricula:<br />Citizens in Journalism:<br />Real-time Search:<br />
  45. 45. Thanks to the production team!<br />BCIT Broadcast Faculty<br />BCIT Broadcast Students<br />Thanks to the audience!<br />Thanks to Rob & Gillian<br />
  46. 46. More ideas…<br />Facebook for learning<br />100 educational uses:<br />Howard Rheingold’s Social Media Classroom<br />Educators Embracing Social Technology<br />Twitter in the Classroom is boosting Engagement<br />Educational Networks:<br />This presentation:<br />