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Social media for educators 2

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Social media for educators 2

  1. 1. Social Media for Educators By: Lauren Brodlo
  2. 2. Most Useful Tools  I have to say that I was a bit skeptical when I started this course and saw some of the items that I needed to do. I was not on Twitter and had no desire to tweet. However, I have found the educational side of using Twitter to be very beneficial.  I also like Delicious, however I need to find a way to be able to access this at school.
  3. 3. Successes and Challenges  I would say that my greatest success was learning how to use Twitter. I felt completely lost for the first few weeks, but slowly started to understand it and how to use it.  My greatest challenge was building a PLN. I am still not feeling great about it, but I feel like I have started to see the benefits of one.
  4. 4. Moodle and Online learning  I have always been someone who enjoys online learning. I think that allows people the opportunity to really learn things on their own with the guidance of an instructor. Had I been in a class each week, I would have depended more on the instructor to explain things, instead of really learning how to do some things on my own.
  5. 5. Twitter  You can find me on Twitter as lb81379  Twitter was the learning tool that I did not think that I would like, but ended up finding to be very beneficial. I really enjoyed getting connected with other teachers and professional organizations. I have gained access to many professional articles and have shared some great experiences with other teachers.
  6. 6. Delicious.com http://www.delicious.com/lbrodlo Delicious is a wonderful way to put all of the websites that you use in all subjects onto one page. I found many sites that I have used over the past 8 years and now have them in one spot. The only downfall that I have found is that I currently can’t access this at school. Obviously, this presents a bit of problem since school is where I most want to use it.
  7. 7. Classroom 2.0 http://www.classroom20.com/profile/LaurenBrodlo Building a Personal Learning Network was probably the most challenging part of this course for me. I didn’t really understand it in the beginning. The more I visited Classroom 2.0, the more I understood the point behind it. I built my homepage for Classroom 2.0 and then decided to begin a blog about bullying- Bullies Beware. This blog has allowed me to share articles with other teachers and get ideas from them on what they do in their classrooms. I can now see the benefits of building this network.
  8. 8. Animoto http://animoto.com/play/k2F900vyG54Lt8GtgIhpPw Animoto is another one of my favorite tools to use for my classroom and for my personal use. It is such an easy tool to use to make a slideshow/video of your pictures. My students truly enjoyed seeing themselves on the slideshow and it didn’t take too much time to complete!

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