Using Online Social Media To Engage Students


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  • Using online social media to engage students Presented by Simon Brown, SkillsTech Australia stonemasonry teacher.
  • Using Online Social Media To Engage Students

    1. 1. Using online social media to engage students Presented by Simon Brown Stonemasonry teacher SkillsTech Australia
    2. 2. Using online social media to engage students <ul><li>Aims </li></ul><ul><li>Brief overview of each tool: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Questions: What is your view? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Aims <ul><li>Connect with each student (one to one) </li></ul><ul><li>Build a supportive relationship outside class (one to many) </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage collaboration between students (many to many) </li></ul>
    4. 4. The WWWeb is the platform
    5. 5. Ning
    6. 6. Twitter
    7. 7. Flickr
    8. 8. YouTube
    9. 10. <ul><li>Why Ning ? </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to set up and use </li></ul><ul><li>Customisable profile questions </li></ul><ul><li>Visually oriented (photos and videos) </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregates Twitter and Flickr feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Embeds YouTube videos </li></ul>Ning social networks
    10. 11. Ning social networks <ul><li>Why stomas.ning ? </li></ul><ul><li>Stoma = alternative portal </li></ul><ul><li>Sounds a bit like stonemasoning </li></ul><ul><li>Stone Masoning = ‘stone crafting’ </li></ul>
    11. 22. I am joining this site because… <ul><li>i was held hostige until i did. </li></ul><ul><li>Simon said, Plus could be a good way to meet other apprentice masons </li></ul><ul><li>cause you can achieve so much more than what you can get out of it... example trade, knowledge, skills and a good future... </li></ul><ul><li>i think it is great </li></ul><ul><li>i'm an apprentice stone mason and would like to keep in contact with mates that i have meet down here at tafe. </li></ul><ul><li>im joining this site because our teacher wants us to become members of it to update and communicate with other stonemasons and apprentices online </li></ul>
    12. 23. I am joining this site because… <ul><li>simon said </li></ul><ul><li>meet more people </li></ul><ul><li>i want to meet other stone masons </li></ul><ul><li>to interact with people </li></ul><ul><li>i am learning at tafe at the moment. </li></ul><ul><li>something 2 do </li></ul><ul><li>i'm retarded </li></ul><ul><li>because I want to learn from the Guru </li></ul><ul><li>i am currently doing a stonemasonry apprenticeship </li></ul><ul><li>to meet others with similar interest and hopefully gain more info about stone </li></ul>
    13. 24. I am joining this site because… <ul><li>networking is good </li></ul><ul><li>keeping in touch with everyone from tafe </li></ul><ul><li>Simon made me. </li></ul><ul><li>I'm helping to build a network of stonemasons </li></ul><ul><li>i want to learn </li></ul><ul><li>to keep in touch </li></ul><ul><li>I'm interested in all things stone. Educating people about stone sculpture has become very important to me and I hope to be able to contribute in some small way. </li></ul><ul><li>its good </li></ul>
    14. 25. I am joining this site because… <ul><li>sumfin 2 do & my class teacher made me!!! lol peace </li></ul><ul><li>To share my interest in stonemasonry </li></ul><ul><li>Simon would like us 2 have a profile so we can discuss topics online </li></ul><ul><li>of tafe training and to learn more about the trade </li></ul><ul><li>its cool </li></ul><ul><li>I want to learn more about the stone industry </li></ul><ul><li>because it a good way to keep in touch with my trainer and also the other first apprentices involved in my trade as a stonemason.... and i have found it is a great way to find resources on stonemasonry... </li></ul><ul><li>We are trying to set up an online community to share stonemasonry stuff. </li></ul>
    15. 26. <ul><li>Why Twitter ? </li></ul><ul><li>It’s simple to use </li></ul><ul><li>Character limit forces good word choices </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter has many web applications </li></ul><ul><li>Can also be set up on a mobile phone </li></ul>Twitter instant messaging
    16. 36. <ul><li>Why Flickr ? </li></ul><ul><li>Very easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata supports media searching </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul>Flickr image sharing
    17. 41. <ul><li>Why YouTube ? </li></ul><ul><li>It is a vast resource </li></ul><ul><li>Supports metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Embeddable videoclips </li></ul>YouTube
    18. 43. Questions <ul><li>Has the project achieved its aims? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it OK to use the WWWeb? </li></ul><ul><li>Where to from here? </li></ul>