Social Media in Education: Broadcast Educators Association of Canada


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"Nurturing the Digital Generation"

BANFF, Alberta

May 24-26, 2013


Tanya Joosten, author of Social Media for Educators, will discuss how social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others, can be used to enhance the classroom by encouraging contact and communication and engaging students with rich and current content, while managing your workload. Also, she will discuss considerations in implementing social media to achieve each of these pedagogical needs. With an effort to create an interactive session, Tanya will share how you can use social media to build your professional network and share resources at this conference and beyond. Her bio is available at:

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Social Media in Education: Broadcast Educators Association of Canada

  1. 1. Social Media for Educatorsfollow
  4. 4. Getting started with
  5. 5. Download theTwitter AppOR
  6. 6. Send a textmessage“Start”to 40404
  7. 7. How to update your bio
  8. 8. Complete bio or profile
  9. 9. Tweeting: Introduce yourselfI’m Tanya Joosten from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, teachcommunication, help other faculty use technology #BEAC2013
  10. 10. Build your network
  11. 11. Following
  12. 12. Hashtags• #edusocmedia• #edtech• #highered• #elearning• #socmedia• #sachat• #edchat• #lrnchatGoogle: education hashtags
  13. 13. Others ways to network• Conference hashtags(#et4online, #blend13, #edu13)• Join live sessions (#edchat, #sachat)• Review campus twitter accounts and hasthags(@uwm, #iamuwm)
  14. 14. Tips to developing a network• Update social media profiles to include animage and a bio appropriate for the socialmedia.• Connect with colleagues through conferenceor professional group hashtags.• Identify useful or influential colleagues andreview to who they are connected.• Participate in your educational institution’ssocial media accounts.
  15. 15. Technology willsave us!
  16. 16. Facebook isthe answer!Bwahahahaha!
  17. 17. It’s not about thetechnology,it’s all socialLarry Johnson, NMC
  18. 18. global collaborative anytimeanyplace mobility access literacyinformal learning
  19. 19. Connect
  20. 20. “A virtual place wherepeople share; everybody andanybody can share anythinganywhere anytime”(Joosten, 2012, p. 6).
  21. 21. What is the student voice?Assess your students’ needs
  22. 22. I want to feel connected
  23. 23.  According to a survey by Joosten (2009), studentsreported that they need good (67%) andfrequent communication (90%) withtheir instructor and good communicationwith their classmates (75%). They also reportedthat they need to feel connected tolearn (80%) (
  24. 24. I don’t use email
  25. 25.  According to PEW Internet study, “Teens whoparticipated in focus groups for this study said thatthey view email as something you useto talk to ‘old people,’ institutions, or tosend complex instructions to large groups “(
  26. 26. I use social media
  27. 27.  95.1% of 18- and 19-year-olds use socialmedia, primarily Facebook on a daily basis(Salaway, et al., 2009) 96% of undergraduates reported using Facebook(Smith & Caruso, 2010) 43% of undergraduate use Twitter (Smith &Caruso, 2010) 90% use mobile devices to receive and send textmessages (Smith, 2010), over 1600 a month(Neilson, 2010) 92% of college-aged students watch YouTube(Moore, 2011)
  28. 28. I like social media forlearning
  29. 29. Usesocial media
  30. 30. Warning!Technology is onlythe medium
  31. 31. Medium | MessageBy Wespeck
  32. 32. You needa pedagogicalstrategy
  33. 33. Increase communication and contact
  34. 34. Engage students through rich,current media
  35. 35. Building cooperation and feedbackHashtags• CATs• Peer Instruction• Reflection
  36. 36. No matter thetechnology, howcan you enhanceyour pedagogy?
  37. 37. Get it!
  38. 38. Connect w/me•••• | google+• juice gyoza | second life