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  • What do we need to build 21 st century skills with our students?
  • Classroom of Future

    1. 1. How Social Media principles live in my classroom today. Melissa Seideman  History Teacher White Plains Middle School, NY Blog: Twitter: @mseideman  
    2. 2.   Social media can involve all students in the learning process, transforming the classroom into an interactive one.
    3. 3. BACK-CHANNELING <ul><ul><li>During lessons, students can  back-channel  their thoughts and comments. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post live dialogue on a Smartboard. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respond to student questions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify a major concept you want students to comprehend. Tweet the concept and allow students to respond via backchanneling. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can compare and contrast, share ideas and develop their critical thinking skills. </li></ul></ul>Twitter and Today’s Meet
    4. 6. <ul><ul><li>Students can meet on  Facebook, Google+, Edmodo, My Big Campus in groups.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can be provided with various concepts to explore or research. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can embed blog posts, project-based learning activities, or other alternative assessments. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can back-channel during class. </li></ul></ul>Social Media Study Groups
    5. 7. <ul><li>Have students create a blog or summarize a major concept or question on a teacher’ s blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can comment on other student’ s posts. </li></ul><ul><li>Blogging can increase comprehension and provide a wonderful resource for review. </li></ul>BLOGS
    6. 9. Texts in Class <ul><ul><li>Texting :: Questions, Announcements, Homework   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students can be provided with various concepts to explore or research. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;Text a friend&quot;- Bring the world into the classroom. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create mobile groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send reminders to an entire class or individual students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students and parents can text their teacher if they have a question. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Try a program called </li></ul></ul>
    7. 10. Students can text you questions about an exam You can text parents Send Reminder Texts
    8. 11. Pop quiz time! <ul><li>Go to  and enter your virtual room number 5638 </li></ul><ul><li>Click &quot;Join room” - ready to go in 10 seconds! </li></ul>
    9. 12. <ul><li>No matter your field of expertise, we were all students once. How can we leverage our learning, our professional lives, and our understanding of social and digital media for the benefit of education? </li></ul><ul><li>For example, we ’re thinking like an agency. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is the audience? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What do they want/need from us? What do we want/need from them? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can we build better relationships? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can we make our model more efficient? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can we increase loyalty? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How can we make the future happen now? </li></ul>Our Challenge: How Can We Help?
    10. 13. By The Way…We Means You Too (We told you there would be homework)
    11. 14. <ul><li>Go to (ask your apple to take you there) </li></ul><ul><li>Submit your ideas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it an app? A way to leverage an existing platform? A marketing campaign? A PR stunt? An augmented reality experience? You tell us. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Twitter works too, just tweet to #smwfutureclassroom </li></ul><ul><li>Then go ask your networks </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook, Twitter, Blogs </li></ul></ul>Tell Us What The Classroom of the Future Looks Like To You Your Brief:
    12. 15. Some of the greatest minds are already working on this assignment…
    13. 16. <ul><li>Working with Melissa and her classroom, we’ re going to bring one of your ideas to life. It’s up to you how involved you want to be -- you’ll get credit either way. </li></ul><ul><li>SapientNitro is committed to putting time and resources behind making this vision come true. </li></ul><ul><li>We’ll be documenting the process on our Idea Engineers blog throughout the rest of the school year. </li></ul><ul><li>And when it’ s done, we’re going to share the output with all of you – </li></ul><ul><li>and the world. </li></ul>This Is A Group Project
    14. 17. THANK YOU.