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Social media for educators

  1. 1. By: Rachel Lombardo<br />Social Media for Educators<br />
  2. 2. "Social media is the use of web-based and mobile technologies to turn communication into interactive dialogue" (Wikipedia)<br />Social Media is a way to connect and collaborate with friends, colleagues, and your surrounding community<br />Can take many different forms <br />microblogging<br />social bookmarking<br />social networking<br />audio and video sharing<br />Ultimate goal for educators is to build their Professional Learning Network through the use of Social Media<br />What is Social Media?<br />
  3. 3. We live in a digitally enhanced world<br />Teach our students to be technologically competent and connected to the global world<br />Fast – time efficient way to get information<br />No cost way for educators to experience professional development and become a connected learner<br />Many different ways to build your PLN – microblogging, social bookmarking, social networking, Video sharing, video conferences, and online communities<br />Why is a Professional Learning Network Important?<br />
  4. 4. Microblogging is a way for an individual to stay in touch by posting short messages to the web<br />Must be less that 140 characters<br />Answers the question "What are you doing?" <br />Can post a link to a great website  (use http://tinyurl.com<br /> to shorten links)<br /> Can be used for personal or professional <br />Connect with (or "follow") other people with similar interests <br />Most popular platform for microblogging is Twitter<br />Educators can use microblogging as a way to stay up-to-date with current trends and research<br />Follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/lilrachel27 <br />Microblogging<br />
  5. 5. Social bookmarking allows an individual to organize, store, and manage all their online resources<br />You can access your bookmarks anywhere because it is in a central, web-based location<br />“Tagging” your bookmarks allows you to sort, share, and categorize your resources<br />You can also search other peoples bookmarks by the “tags” they have created <br />Some platforms for social bookmarking include:<br />Diigo<br />Del.icio.us<br />StumbleUpon<br />Squido<br />Educators can use Social Bookmarking for sharing favorite sites with students and parents, or with other educators<br />See My social Bookmarking page at www.delicious.com/lilrachel27<br />Social Bookmarking <br />
  6. 6. Small community of learners that have similar interests<br />I have a personal Social Network on Facebook, and my professional Social network is on Classroom 2.0. <br />Classroom 2.0 allows me to join groups, follow blogs, participate in webinars, post updates, and invite colleagues to follow me<br />Follow me at http://www.classroom20.com/profile/RachelLombardo<br />Social Networks<br />
  7. 7. Other ways to build your PLN include<br />Animoto<br />Glogster<br />Wix<br />Stixy<br />The Animoto video I created to share with family members who could not make it to my daughter’s 1st birthday party<br />http://animoto.com/play/LSfTqWwTbmvYLo8AU970LQ<br />Other Tools <br />
  8. 8. I really enjoyed becoming a connected learner<br />I found Twitter and Delicious very easy to become familiar with and start using right away<br />Building my PLN is going to take some time<br />Finding time away from kids and husband to “surf” and “explore” these different platforms was a challenge<br />Keeping up with all the different accounts and passwords that I used was also a challenge<br />Successes and Challenges<br />
  9. 9. Would highly recommend Online learning to other educators<br />Can complete the course from the comfort of your own home (car, Starbucks, school, quiet corner at church waiting for your son to get done CCD)<br />Instructor was very helpful and genuinely interested in our learning! I did not feel disconnected at all!<br />Moodle and Online Learning<br />

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