Crowdsourcing Knowledge Through Social Media

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Learn how to crowdsource and crowdfund resources for your classroom.

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Crowdsourcing Knowledge Through Social Media

  1. 1. Crowdsourcing Knowledge ThroughSocial MediaTorrey Trust
  2. 2. Agenda Crowdsourcing 101 Why? How? What? Crowdfunding
  3. 3. Crowdsourcing 101
  4. 4. Examples “Web MDs: Social Media are Changing How We Diagnose Disease” (Alice Park, TIME Magazine) Competitions  Red weather balloon challenge  Fold.it Colleges Olympic Ticket Fancierhealth
  5. 5. Why Crowdsource? Utilize the Wisdom of the Crowd How many medal sports were featured in the 2012 Olympics?
  6. 6. Why Crowdsource? Utilize the Wisdom of the Crowd  How many medal sports were featured in the 2012 Olympics? 26 Find Answers/Solutions Fundraise Learn
  7. 7. What You Should Crowdsource Solutions  Tech Problems, Classroom Management Issues Feedback  Lesson Plans  New Classes/Clubs Resources  Classroom (equipment, supplies)  Tech (websites, web 2.0 tools, apps)
  8. 8. How-To Build Global Support Network Ask Your Network  Blog  Tweet with Hashtags  Discussion Forum Post  Collaborative Document (Google/TypePad) Tip: Cast a Wide Net
  9. 9. Crowdsourcing Tools Edmodo vs. Ning
  10. 10. Crowdsourcing Tools Twitter  Hashtags (#edchat, #edtech)  Wider Audience  http://cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html  Twitter Handle (@torreytrust)  Direct tweet toward a person
  11. 11. Crowdsourcing Tools LinkedIn Facebook BetterLesson EdWeb Yahoo! & Google Groups Others?
  12. 12. Crowdsourcing Tips Select the most effective tools Networking & Netiquette Verify the information your receive If your crowd has questions, give answers
  13. 13. Crowdfunding Name (Global Alexa Rank)  Kickstarter (746)  IndieGoGo (4,301)  GoFundMe (15,586)  ChipIn (27,977)  RocketHub (55,230)  GiveForward (72,001) Donors Choose
  14. 14. Crowdfunding Tips Creative Pitch  Make a video Offer tiered incentives  (i.e., cards from kids) Be bold & think big  ($1000, $500, $100) More initial funding = More funders  Closer to funding goal = more donations occur Leverage your global support network &crowdsource tools  Connect with people with large networks and leverage their networks
  15. 15. Questions
  16. 16. Credits Presentation Designed by: Torrey Trust Ph.D. Student Education: Teaching & Learning Gevirtz Graduate School of Education UC Santa Barbara K-12 Tech Tools Database Founder
  17. 17. ContactMe torreytrust@gmail.com www.torreytrust.com @torreytrust http://edutechdatabase.wikispaces.com

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