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Social Media in the Classroom

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Social Media in the Classroom

  1. 1. 5TOPTIPSTO SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY UTILISE SOCIAL MEDIA AS ATOOLTO SUPPORT LEARNING Thursday, 11 July 13
  2. 2. [1] EDUCATION ANDTRAINING • Ensure that students have excellent digital citizenship lessons • E-safety training • Show students how to protect their Facebook/Twitter/Google+ profile • Teach them how social media can be used productively • What can go wrong if they are not careful • Train teachers how to use social media and how to protect their profiles. It is important teachers are confident users who will buy into your idea. • Run information evenings for parents. Thursday, 11 July 13
  3. 3. [2]YOU NEED AVISION • If you are going to convince the school that using social media in education is a good idea, you need a vision. • Why do you want to use social media? T/L? Communicating with students/parents/public? • What are your aims and objectives? • What are the advantages? • How will it benefit students and teachers? Collaboration? Embracing technology used by students? • How will you make it safe? • How have other schools used it? Do some research. • What social media will you use? • Outside communication? Thursday, 11 July 13
  4. 4. [3] ADMINISTRATION • It is important that you are able to keep track of your accounts and groups.There should also be rules that members of staff to follow when using social media in school. • Keep a document that has a list of all accounts, groups or Twitter handles. (Google Forms) • It would be useful to have this document online so that everyone can see it. the teachers who run the groups/accounts could also amend details online if necessary. • Have a list of rules that all teachers will have to follow (AUP). • The leader of the initiative should be a member of all the groups or follow the twitter feeds to moderate and give advice. Thursday, 11 July 13
  5. 5. [4]TEACHING AND LEARNING • Social media can be used for extra curricular clubs, trips, marketing and communication. However, it's is a powerful tool for teaching and learning. • It could be just a broadcast account or group? • Make social media part of a project or course. It could be a requirement? • Keep sharing information and do not abandon it. However, avoid information overload. • Get students to actively use it for discussion and collaboration. Students should be sharing links etc. This could be homework? • Think of alternatives for those students who do not want to use social media. • Teachers can use it for a personal development tool. For instance ICT to Computing changes. Thursday, 11 July 13
  6. 6. [5] EVALUATE • After a set period of time, it is important to evaluate the initiative. • Ask teachers and students (Google Forms). • Did they see it as a success? • What did they like/dislike about it? • Come up with a list of recommendations for future use. • Create a report to give to senior management. Thursday, 11 July 13
  7. 7. Design and Deliver an Outstanding Secondary Computing Curriculum 15th October 2013, London www.oeconferences.com/computing13 •Ofsted: will clarify their new inspection requirements and highlight what ‘Outstanding’ computing will look like •Curriculum: Take away practical guidance to develop a computing curriculum that is as robust and as engagingly delivered as possible •Assessment: Create new, clear benchmarking standards to assess pupil progress in computing Thursday, 11 July 13
  8. 8. Matt Britland @mattbritland www.mattbritland.com @realiselearning www.realiselearning.co.uk Thursday, 11 July 13

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