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Making your class more sociable

  1. 1. Welcome! <br />Please go to and sign up for a student account.<br />Use code m5qdbm<br />
  2. 2. Making Your Class More Sociable: Using Social Networks with your Students<br />John Woodring<br /><br /><br />
  3. 3. How do you interact with your students online?<br />
  4. 4. How do your students interact with each other online about your class?<br />
  5. 5. Why a Social Network?<br />This is where students and parents are located.<br />Easier to engage in dialog and share information with students and parents.<br />
  6. 6. Rules<br />Making Your Class More Social<br />
  7. 7. Social Network Rules<br />It’s business, not personal! <br />Class business only!<br />
  8. 8. Social Network Rules<br />Only share information regarding class.<br />
  9. 9. Social Network Rules<br />Be prepared to ban those who break the rules.<br />Have control over who joins in the discussion.<br />
  10. 10. Social Network Rules<br />Offer this as an option and not a requirement.<br />
  11. 11. Social Network Rules<br />Only use the tools you and your administrators are comfortable with. <br />Have a plan for it’s use.<br />
  12. 12. Social Network Rules<br />Allow and even encourage parent participation.<br />
  13. 13. Social Network Rules<br />Setup an opportunity to demonstrate how you use social network and offer help for those who wish to join in.<br />
  14. 14. Social Network Rules<br />Post where people can join your social network such as website and/or syllabus.<br />
  15. 15. Facebook<br />Making Your Class More Social<br />
  16. 16. Make sure you understand how to set the privacy settings to the point you can teach it!<br />
  17. 17. Setup a Group for class purposes.<br />You can control who sees information<br />Pages for your school. <br />You don’t have to befriend anyone to join a page or group.<br />
  18. 18. Let’s take a quick look at Facebook<br />
  19. 19. Twitter<br />Making Your Class More Social<br />
  20. 20. Uses for Twitter<br />Creating a personal learning network<br />Announcements<br />Links<br />Photos with mobile or third party apps<br />
  21. 21. Using Twitter Safely<br />You can create different Twitter accounts.<br />Creating private links<br />You do not have to follow students or you can unfollow them<br />
  22. 22. Location-Based<br />Making Your Class More Social<br />
  23. 23. Location-Based<br />Examples are Foursquare and Gowalla<br />Used usually with mobile devices<br />You will check-in at a location and it is shared with friends<br />Apps for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Blackberry, and Palm products <br />
  24. 24. Uses<br />Create virtual field-trips<br />Create tips or give information about a location<br />Organizations, cities, and businesses are sharing information when people check-in<br />Badges, pins, and other items can be picked-up <br />Foursqure<br />Gowalla<br />
  25. 25. Take part in the Gowalla Trip Challenge<br />Setup a Gowalla account<br />Search for the SCETV Summer Workshop 2010 trip.<br />Check-in to at least 5 of the 10 locations to get credit for the trip <br />Show your badge at the check-in desk to receive a prize.<br />
  26. 26. Educational social networks<br />Making Your Class More Social<br />
  27. 27. Edmodo<br /> Compared to Twitter<br /> Do not need an e-mail to sign students up<br /> Secure Environment<br /> Share ideas, files, and assignments<br /> Mobile Access and iPhone app<br /> Create and grade assignments<br /> Store and share Files<br /> Class Calendar<br /> Notifications via e-mail, text, Twitter<br /> Share links and embedded objects<br /> Create Polls<br /> Able to subscribe to public streams via RSS<br /> Document viewer <br />
  28. 28. Course management system<br />Social network<br />Students can have their own sites<br />Class profiles and WebPages<br />Create Tests and Quizzes<br />Online Drop boxes<br />Blogs<br />Private Messaging<br />Group work spaces<br />Personal File storage<br />Calendars<br />Parent Access<br />
  29. 29. Ning<br />Ning Mini for Educators<br />Provided by Pearson<br />Must apply for this state<br />Fees range from $19.95 to $499.95 per year<br />Members can blog, share pictures and videos, chat, create groups and forums <br />