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Social media classroom

  1. 1. Social Media in the Classroom and The Social Media Classroom Terri Simoneau-Berquez Clark University Worcester, Massachusetts SMMC SU 2010 [email_address]
  2. 2. Our SMMC class <ul><li>A powerful example </li><ul><li>Speed, efficiency
  3. 3. Little note-taking
  4. 4. Resources made available </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Our SMMC Class: Tools <ul><li>Cicada, powered by Moodle </li><ul><li>Integrated e-mail
  6. 6. Shared links
  7. 7. Powerpoints </li></ul><li>Class Blog </li><ul><li>Virtual community </li><ul><li>Ideas, daring, encouraging, mentoring </li></ul><li>Resource sharing </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. It was odd at first, seeing people's pictures and 'blogging', as I have never participated in this kind of forum before, but I found that I liked it, I felt more like I knew my fellow classmates than in other classes. - student comment after participating in physical classroom that included a blog component
  9. 10. Empowerment! <ul><li>A real-life learning paradigm </li><ul><li>Bottom-up power </li></ul><li>Teacher is a facilitator </li><ul><li>No spoon-feeding
  10. 11. Skills immediately put into action </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Classroom Blog: <ul><li>Collaborative learning, mentoring, emulation and confidence-building </li><ul><li>Constructive feedback
  12. 13. Enhanced communication </li></ul><li>Shared Resources </li><ul><li>Differing perspectives, interests, levels of expertise
  13. 14. Lasting artefact </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Community 81% of students surveyed reported the use of a social media tool created a sense of community in class. 83% of students surveyed reported the use of the blogs and comments was an effective discussion tool. (Macfarlane, Molina, Pacansky-Brock, 2008)
  15. 16. Blogs: Best Practices establish “community groundrules” • hold students accountable to them • participate in the community, modeling these defined behaviors • students will feel safe, ensured that they’re working with shared values and goals
  16. 18. Social Media Classrooms Mean: Learner Teacher And Learner-Learner
  17. 20. Internet Use RANK Category Share of Time June 2010 Share of Time June 2009 % Change in Share of Time 1 Social Networks 22.7% 15.8% 43% 2 Online Games 10.2% 9.3% 10% 3 E-mail 8.3% 11.5% – 28% 4 Portals 4.4% 5.5% – 19% 5 Instant Messaging 4.0% 4.7% – 15% 6 Videos/Movies 3.9% 3.5% 12% 7 Search 3.5% 3.4% 1% 8 Software Manufacturers 3.3% 3.3% 0% 9 Multi-category Entertainment 2.8% 3.0% – 7% 10 Classifieds/Auctions 2.7% 2.7% – 2% Other 34.3% 37.3% – 8%
  18. 22. Objectives for SM in the K- 12 Classroom <ul><li>their digital footprint they leave matters (Facebook, etc.)
  19. 23. they can be a force in the world; their voice can matter
  20. 24. teach kids to be socially responsible
  21. 25. teach them for learning </li></ul> 
  22. 26. Teaching Social Responsibility Examples: <ul><li>the Internet&quot; can't &quot;fix politics&quot;—people will have to do it, by challenging power relationships. Social media can serve as a tool in that process, she said, but people have to do the heavy lifting, by being authentic in their online interactions, cross-pollinating conversation across social boundaries, and embracing empathy. </li></ul><ul><li>danger that the energy we’re capable of summoning through social media will dissipate if we don’t learn from experienced, seasoned activists and build strategies that figure out who to target and why, not just novel new ways to gain attention </li></ul><ul><li>Civic Media's open source project allows companies, consumers and government to trace the global supply chain and carbon footprint of particular commercial products. </li></ul>
  23. 27. What is Social Good? <ul><li>Most define it as a good or service that benefits the largest number of people in the largest possible way .
  24. 28. Today's model is not limited to massive nonprofits or peacekeeping missions; it can come from anywhere, from an individual with a YouTube account all the way to a big-budget business. </li></ul><ul><li>instead define social good as the benefit a social network creates for those outside its constituents </li></ul><ul><li>So make some ripples... </li></ul>
  25. 29. Today's Undergrad Profile • Socialize face-to-face and online • 95% of 18-24 year olds use a social network (70% daily) • Create & share online content • 45% share videos online (YouTube) • 42% contribute content to wikis • 37% contribute to blogs • 35% use podcasts • Have immediate access to information • 86% own a cell phone • 51% own a hand held internet device Source: Smith, Salaway, Borreson Caruso. ECAR Study of Undergraduate Students and IT , 2009. http://
  26. 30. Social Media Tools for the Classroom a) practical <ul><li>video-streaming </li></ul>b) motivational <ul><li>Facebook, Twitter </li></ul>c) collaborative <ul><li>Google Docs
  27. 31. social bookmarking, discussions, wikis, blogging, file sharing </li></ul>
  28. 32. Examples at University-level Jeff Jarvis: professor at the City University of New York <ul><li>class on using social media for newsgathering
  29. 33. graduate level class in the Graduate School of Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>teaches students that they can use real-time searches to find breaking news — and to find comments on that breaking news.
  30. 34. Examples of social media search used in class include Twitter, FriendFeed, Scoopler and SearchMerge, which allows you to search several sites in real time at the same time </li></ul>
  31. 35. Stanford and Facebook <ul><li>providing access to faculty and student projects.
  32. 36. students looking for inspiration for projects can see videos, pictures and other previously done projects.
  33. 37. easier to search for news and research being done at Stanford
  34. 38. The university has multiple pages, making it easy to locate information
  35. 39. Stanford University also offers Facebook office hours, at which time faculty is available to answer questions on Facebook. </li></ul>
  36. 40. NewsMixer <ul><li>Created by students a t the Medill School of Journalism
  37. 41. pulls local, national and global news from a variety of sources.
  38. 42. places for users to connect, integration with Facebook, letter-writing opportunities and quip-sharing
  39. 43. basically a social network created by the students. </li></ul>
  40. 44. Twitter Scavenger Hunt Game-oriented learning Students compete to find resources, and be the first to post to Twitter.
  41. 45. TechWiki Class Q & A forum
  42. 46. E-learning consultants need to partner with IT, Corporate Communication, and HR strategists to weave social media into learning strategies. (Wilkins) Professional Training
  43. 47. Professional Training Examples <ul><li>Intel Corporation has adopted wiki technologies as the backbone of an informal knowledge management initiative </li></ul>· Sun Microsystems encourages everyone in the company to blog, with just a simple set of guidelines on what to share · Ace Hardware uses discussion boards and profiles to share domain expertise between locations with zero vetting or controls, other than the opinion and feedback of peers · Best Buy is using a combination of social technologies, including Idea Sharing tools and even Prediction Markets, to empower its front-line workers to share ideas, network, and collaborate In each of these cases, the learning organizations were on the outside looking in as these initiatives were launched (Wilkins) .
  44. 48. The Social Media Classroom a) on-line learning (Moodle and the like) b) custom social networks (Ning) c) stand-alone or embedded threads (Voicethread)
  45. 49. SM: Why and How? WHY? added human dimension HOW? components of platforms social bookmarking Discussions wikis file-sharing blogging, microblogging RSS Widgets Video conferencing
  46. 50. Instead of «social networking » <ul><li>social and collaborative platforms
  47. 51. social learning environments or
  48. 52. networks or communities </li></ul>(much more acceptable and accepted by senior managers)
  49. 53. SMC Properties applications are available from navigational tabs at the top of a personalized start page upon login that aggregates their own different posts to the various parts of the site.
  50. 54. The Social Media Classroom <ul><li>Providers: </li><ul><li>Ning
  51. 55. Social Media Classroom
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  54. 58. </li></ul></ul>
  55. 59. Moodle <ul><li>Open Source (free)
  56. 60. provides various types of questions - Calculated, Description, Essay, Matching, Embedded Answers, Multiple Choice, Short Answer, Numerical, Random Short-Answer Matching, True/False.
  57. 61. integration with others such as (via third-party extensions) </li></ul>syndication, using RSS or Atom - external newsfeeds can be displayed in a course, and forums, blogs, and other features made available to others as newsfeeds.
  58. 62. <ul><li>Rob: Hi there, feel free to ask me any questions about SocialGO...
  59. 63. you: Actually, I am preparing a presentation on Social Media in the classroom...
  60. 64. Rob: i see. ok
  61. 65. you: I am a professional trainer who has taken up Master's studies. What is your role there?
  62. 66. Rob: i am a sales representative for SocialGO
  63. 67. you: Ah-ha, so I guess that means it is not free...
  64. 68. Rob: we have a free plan. our pricing plans can be compared here:
  65. 69. you: I'll check things out. Thanks. </li></ul>
  66. 70. Howard Rheingold ...No more chained books!
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  68. 72. Useful Resources (online community management)
  69. 73. References: 1/2
  70. 74. References - 2/2 Online Learning in the Social Web Michelle Pacansky-Brock email : blog : ______________________ 13-enlightening-case-studies-of-social-media-in-the-classroom/
  71. 75. Thank you for listening