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Social Media in the Classroom

  1. 1. SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ADULT EDUCATORS LES KLASSEN NEW MEDIA PRODUCER CENTRE FOR EDUCATION AND WORK
  2. 2. My Background Using computers since 1982 Early adopter of the Internet, 1994 Arts degree, 1999 TV / Radio Broadcasting Diploma, 2005 Work for adult education development company since 2001 Wrote & directed for Frantic Films
  3. 3. HOW MEDIA HAS CHANGED BLOGS TWITTER 1 1 1 1 2 3 TODAY’s AGENDA
  4. 4. WHAT IS SOCIAL MEDIA Social media uses Internet and web-based technologies to transform broadcast media monologues (one to many) into social media dialogues (many to many).
  5. 5. STUFF STIR Dr. Allison Rossett
  6. 6. STUFF & STIR EXAMPLE STUFF
  7. 7. STUFF & STIR EXAMPLE STIR STUFF
  8. 8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrJB1QOEWL4
  9. 9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrJB1QOEWL4
  10. 10. ONE BLOGGING MODEL CLASS BLOG LEARNER4 BLOG LEARNER3 BLOG LEARNER2 BLOG Post 1 Post 1 Post 1 Post 2 LEARNER1 BLOG Comment Comment Comment Comment Comment Comment Comment Post 2 Post 2 Post 2 Post 2 Comment Comment Post 1 Post 2 Comment Comment Comment
  11. 11. SIGN UP SAMPLE BLOG BLOG DEMO http://www.teachandlearn.ca/blog/ blogger.com
  12. 12. THE DASHBOARD VIEW BLOG DEMO
  13. 13. MAKING A POST LEAVING A COMMENT BLOG DEMO
  14. 14. MICRO BLOGGING
  15. 15. Application: The Twitter Experiment http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/how_one_teacher_uses_twitter_in_the_classroom.php
  16. 16. Summary Overcome fears Another way to be heard A way to share glossary terms Share knowledge across the globe Forces focus at 140 chars Remote Presence Learner’s think it’s cool
  17. 17. THE MODEL Learners and Instructors signup for Twitter. Learners and Instructors tweet out glossary terms & discussion points. Instructor projects tweets to the class.
  18. 18. DEMO
  19. 19. # Tags
  20. 20. Twitter Experiment Conclusions <ul><li>http://www.utdallas.edu/~mrankin/usweb/twitterconclusions.htm </li></ul>
  21. 21. PODCASTS An audio or video file that is pushed to your Podcatcher.
  22. 22. ITUNES IS THE EASIEST PODCATCHER
  23. 23. PODCASTS DEMONSTRATION Teacher 2.0 iTunes University The iTunes Store Looking for extended information (TWIT.TV)
  24. 24. Subscribe to interesting podcasts and play them in class. Assign a required podcast as additional resources for learners. Create your own podcast with lecture highlights or additional supplemental content. Subscribe to podcasts as a form of professional development.
  25. 25. Podcast Resources YouTube Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4rz0jSXvG8 Apple’s Website (for Mac Users) http://www.seminars.apple.com/seminarsonli ne/podcastproducer/apple/ Mahalo.com Resources http://www.mahalo.co m/how-to-make-a-podcast About.com http://radio.about.com/od/podcastin1/a/aa030805a.htm
  26. 26. Social Networks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a_KF7TYKVc
  27. 27. Social Networks Characteristics 1. Profile Page 2. Friends 3. A Wall 4. Info Page 5. Photo 6. Video 7. A Messaging System 8. Additional Characteristics vary by network.
  28. 28. Social Networks http://www.classroom20.com Example 2: Ning.com
  29. 29. Social Networks Setting Up Your Own Ning Network www.ning.com
  30. 30. Additional Technologies <ul><li>http://www.wallwisher.com / </li></ul>
  31. 31. Les Klassen New Media Producer Centre for Education and Work http://www.cewca.org [email_address] www.thelearningtreefort.com

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