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an umbrella term that defines the various activities that integrate technology, social interaction and the construction of words, pictures, videos and audio.


BECAUSE 4 OUT OF 5 OF STUDENTS

USE SOCIAL MEDIA ON A DAILY BASIS


YOU SEE, SOCIAL MEDIA IS SUPPOSED TO BE

A DIALOGUE NOT A MONOLOGUE!


BENEFIT #1

SOCIAL MEDIA IMPROVES COMMUNICATION BY PROVIDING A MEDIUM FOR STUDENTS TO ASK QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE FEEDBACK FROM THEIR TEACHER AND OTHER STUDENTS.


BENEFIT #2

SOCIAL MEDIA APPS FOR EDUCATION CAN MAKE LEARNING MORE FUN AND EASY FOR STUDENTS. (SEE THE ITUNES APP STORE FOR MORE INFORMATION.)


BENEFIT #3

TEACHERS CAN CREATE FACEBOOK GROUPS FOR THEIR CLASSES WHERE THEY CAN POST CLASS EVENTS, HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS AND RESEARCH RESOURCES.


BENEFIT #4

YOUTUBE VIDEOS CAN BE USED AS SUPPLEMENTAL LEARNING MATERIAL FOR STUDENTS TO WATCH OR YOU CAN RECORD YOUR OWN LESSONS FOR STUDENTS TO WATCH AT A LATER DATE.


BENEFIT #5

PINTEREST CAN BE USED TO BRAINSTORM PROJECT IDEAS OR FOR STUDENTS TO UPLOAD FINAL PROJECTS OR ASSIGNMENTS.


USING FACEBOOK

IN THE CLASSROOM


Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc


FACEBOOK LINGO

TIMELINE

YOUR TIMELINE/WALL IS YOUR PAGE. IT CONTAINS ALL YOUR STORIES, YOUR PHOTOS AND VIDEOS, A LIST OF YOUR FRIENDS, YOUR FAVORITE ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS, AND WHAT USED TO BE CALLED YOUR WALL. THIS IS WHERE YOUR FRIENDS CAN LEAVE YOU MESSAGES, AND YOU CAN UPDATE THE WORLD WITH ANYTHING YOU FEEL LIKE SHARING.


FACEBOOK LINGO

NEWSFEED

THE NEWS FEED IS A CONTINUOUS STREAM OF UPDATES ABOUT YOUR FRIENDS’ ACTIVITIES ON AND OFF FACEBOOK. IT APPEARS ON YOUR HOME PAGE.


FACEBOOK LINGO

DIRECT MESSAGE

A DIRECT MESSAGE GOES ONLY TO THE PERSON/PEOPLE YOU ARE WRITING A MESSAGE TO. WRITING ON SOMEONE’S WALL/TIMELINE CAN BE SEEN BY EVERYONE.

CHAT

CHAT IS A FEATURE THAT LETS YOU SEND INSTANT MESSAGES TO ONLINE FRIENDS.


FACEBOOK LINGO

LIKE

YOU’LL SEE THIS WORD, ALONG WITH “COMMENT” AND “SHARE,” UNDER EVERY STATUS UPDATE. IT’S AN UPBEAT WAY TO SHARE POSITIVE FEEDBACK. THINK OF IT AS A: ONECLICK ENCOURAGER! WHEN YOU “LIKE” A PAGE, POSTS FROM THAT ORGANIZATION/BUSINESS WILL SHOW UP IN YOUR FEED.

PRIVACY

THESE SETTINGS ALLOW YOU TO SET THE TERMS OF YOUR ONLINE RELATIONSHIP WITH “FRIENDS.” YOU DETERMINE WHAT THEY SEE IN YOUR FEED AND PHOTOS.


3 WAYS YOU CAN

USE FACEBOOK IN THE

CLASSROOM


START A “GROUP” FOR YOUR CLASS. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE “FRIENDS” TO BE IN A GROUP. USE A GROUP TO POST ASSIGNMENTS, MAKE ANNOUNCEMENTS, SHARE DOCUMENTS OR FILES, OR START A DISCUSSION THREAD.


CREATE A “PAGE” FOR YOUR CLASS/ CLUB PROJECT. A PAGE SETS THE STAGE TO FOLLOW A PROJECT OVER TIME, WITH A TIMELINE TO POST PROGRESS, PICTURES, EVENTS AND MORE.


HAVE YOUR STUDENTS “LIKE” WHAT MATTERS. NEWS ORGANIZATIONS, SCHOLARLY JOURNALS, SCIENTISTS, RESEARCHERS, WRITERS, REPORTERS, FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES AND MORE POST DYNAMIC CONTENT THAT CAN ADD TO CLASS DISCUSSIONS ABOUT CURRENT EVENTS AND INDUSTRY TRENDS.


ONLINE RESOURCES

CLASSROOM PROJECTS:

HTTP://WWW.ONLINECOLLEGE.ORG/2012/05/21/100-WAYS-YOUSHOULD-BE-USING-FACEBOOK-IN-YOUR-CLASSROOM-UPDATED/

SETTING UP GROUPS:

HTTP://WWW.ZDNET.COM/BLOG/IGENERATION/WAYS-TO-USEFACEBOOK-EFFECTIVELY-IN-CLASS/15269

PRIVACY SETTINGS:

HTTP://WWW.MENTORMOB.COM/LEARN/I/TOP-WAYS-TO-USEFACEBOOK-IN-THE-CLASSROOM/THE-WHY-AND-HOW-OF-USINGFACEBOOK-FOR-EDUCATORS


SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS ARE EXCITING BECAUSE THEY BREAK DOWN THE IDEA THAT LEARNING ONLY OCCURS IN CLASS. STUDENTS WHO USE SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS IN THEIR PRIVATE LIVES ARE COMING TO COLLEGE WITH NEW WAYS OF KNOWING AND SHARING INFORMATION. WE HAVE UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES TO FOSTER LEARNING AS A SOCIAL ACT.


USING TWITTER

IN THE CLASSROOM


TWITTER LINGO

#

THE # SYMBOL, CALLED A HASHTAG, IS USED TO MARK KEYWORDS OR TOPICS IN A TWEET. IT WAS CREATED ORGANICALLY BY TWITTER USERS AS A WAY TO CATEGORIZE MESSAGES.


TWITTER LINGO

@

THE @ SIGN IS USED TO CALL OUT USERNAMES IN TWEETS, LIKE THIS: HELLO @TWITTER! WHEN A USERNAME IS PRECEDED BY THE @ SIGN, IT BECOMES A LINK TO A TWITTER PROFILE.


TWITTER LINGO

FOLLOW

TO FOLLOW SOMEONE ON TWITTER IS TO SUBSCRIBE TO THEIR TWEETS OR UPDATES ON THE SITE.

FOLLOWER

A FOLLOWER IS ANOTHER TWITTER USER WHO HAS FOLLOWED YOU.


TWITTER LINGO

LISTS

CURATED GROUPS OF OTHER TWITTER USERS. USED TO TIE SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS INTO A GROUP ON YOUR TWITTER ACCOUNT.


TWITTER LINGO

RETWEET (RT)

A TWEET BY ANOTHER USER, FORWARDED TO YOU BY SOMEONE YOU FOLLOW. OFTEN USED TO SPREAD NEWS OR SHARE VALUABLE FINDINGS ON TWITTER.


5 WAYS YOU CAN

USE TWITTER IN THE

CLASSROOM


#1

TWEET ABOUT UPCOMING DUE DATES OR ASSIGNMENTS.

ONE OF THE SIMPLEST WAYS THAT TEACHERS CAN USE TWITTER IN THEIR CLASSROOM INVOLVES SETTING UP A FEED DEDICATED EXCLUSIVELY TO DUE DATES, TESTS OR QUIZZES.


#2

TRACK A SPECIFIC HASHTAG.

YOU CAN INCORPORATE TWITTER IN LESSONS TO ENGAGE STUDENTS OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM AND THE VARIOUS WAYS IN WHICH PEOPLE USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO COMMUNICATE IDEAS.


#3

CHAT WITH INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS.

ONE OF THE SIMPLEST WAYS THAT TEACHERS CAN USE TWITTER IN THEIR CLASSROOM INVOLVES SETTING UP A FEED DEDICATED EXCLUSIVELY TO DUE DATES, TESTS OR QUIZZES.


#4

POST SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS.

RETWEET ARTICLES, NEWS STORIES, OPINIONS AND OTHER INTERESTING TIDBITS RELEVANT TO A SPECIFIC CLASS AS AN EXCELLENT, CONVENIENT SUPPLEMENT TO CLASSROOM LECTURES.


#5

CHANNEL THAT INNER LOIS LANE.

SEND YOUR STUDENTS OUT INTO THE WORLD OF MICROBLOGGING AND ASSIGN THEM TO POLL FELLOW STUDENTS OR ASK QUESTIONS FOR USE IN ASSIGNMENTS AND RESEARCH.


HOW TO START

TWEETING


MANY USERS FIND IT FUN OR EXCITING TO CONTRIBUTE THEIR OWN CONTENT TO TWITTER (WE CALL THIS “TWEETING”). IF YOU’RE ONE OF THEM, HERE ARE SOME GOOD WAYS TO GET STARTED POSTING YOUR OWN TWEETS. PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY MAY FOLLOW YOU AND THEY’LL SEE ALL THE TWEETS YOU SHARE WITH THEM.


#1

BUILD A VOICE:

RETWEET, REPLY, REACT

USE EXISTING INFORMATION (OTHER PEOPLE’S TWEETS) ON TWITTER TO FIND YOUR OWN VOICE AND SHOW OTHERS WHAT YOU CARE ABOUT. RETWEET MESSAGES YOU’VE FOUND AND LOVE, OR @REPLY WITH YOUR REACTION TO A TWEET YOU FIND INTERESTING. TIP: IF YOU’RE A NEW USER, OTHERS ARE MORE LIKELY TO FIND YOUR MESSAGES IF THEY ARE RETWEETS OR @REPLIES.


#2

MENTION:

INCLUDE OTHERS IN YOUR CONTENT

CONSIDER MENTIONING OTHER USERS BY THEIR TWITTER USERNAME (PRECEDED BY THE @ SIGN) IN YOUR TWEETS. TRY POSTING A MESSAGE MENTIONING A CELEBRITY OR PERSON YOU ADMIRE – THEY OFTEN RESPOND TO FANS. YOU’LL SEE THEIR RESPONSE ON YOUR MENTIONS TAB.


#3

GET FANCY:

EXPLORE ADVANCED FEATURES

AS YOU BECOME MORE ENGAGED ON TWITTER, OTHERS WILL BEGIN TO FIND AND FOLLOW YOU. CONSIDER EXPLORING THE SITE’S MORE ADVANCED FEATURES: LISTS, DIRECT MESSAGES, AND FAVORITES. LEARN HOW TO INCLUDE IMAGES OR VIDEOS IN YOUR TWEETS. TIP: THE BEST WAY TO GAIN FOLLOWERS ON TWITTER IS TO REGULARLY ENGAGE AND CONTRIBUTE IN A MEANINGFUL WAY.


USING YOUTUBE

IN THE CLASSROOM


YOUTUBE VIDEOS CAN BE USED AS SUPPLEMENTAL LEARNING MATERIAL FOR STUDENTS TO WATCH OR YOU CAN RECORD YOUR OWN LESSONS FOR STUDENTS TO WATCH AT A LATER DATE.


COMPREHENSIVE

YOUTUBE FOR SCHOOLS PROVIDES SCHOOLS ACCESS TO HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FREE EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE EDU. THESE VIDEOS COME FROM WELL-KNOWN ORGANIZATIONS LIKE STANFORD, PBS AND TED AS WELL AS FROM UP-AND-COMING YOUTUBE PARTNERS WITH MILLIONS OF VIEWS, LIKE KHAN ACADEMY, STEVE SPANGLER SCIENCE AND NUMBERPHILE.


CUSTOMIZABLE

YOU CAN CUSTOMIZE THE CONTENT AVAILABLE IN YOUR SCHOOL. ALL SCHOOLS GET ACCESS TO ALL OF THE YOUTUBE EDU CONTENT, BUT TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS CAN ALSO CREATE PLAYLISTS OF VIDEOS THAT ARE VIEWABLE ONLY WITHIN THEIR SCHOOL’S NETWORK.


TEACHER-FRIENDLY

YOUTUBE.COM/TEACHERS HAS HUNDREDS OF PLAYLISTS OF VIDEOS THAT ALIGN WITH COMMON EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS, ORGANIZED BY SUBJECT AND GRADE. THESE PLAYLISTS WERE CREATED BY TEACHERS FOR TEACHERS SO YOU CAN SPEND MORE TIME TEACHING AND LESS TIME SEARCHING.


STORIFY IS A SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM THAT ALLOWS USERS TO CREATE A DIGITAL STORY FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES OF SOCIAL MEDIA BY ATTACHING TWEETS, PHOTOS AND VIDEOS.


4 WAYS YOU CAN

USE STORIFY IN THE

CLASSROOM


#1 CURRENT EVENTS:

COMPILE A STORY ABOUT A RECENT EVENT OR PHENOMENON. WANT TO HELP STUDENTS ENGAGE WITH THE WORLD AROUND THEM? YOU MIGHT ASSIGN THEM TO CRAFT A STORY FROM A CERTAIN POINT OF VIEW OR ASK STUDENTS TO PICK OUT TWEETS, PICTURES, AND VIDEOS THAT COVER A VARIETY OF PERSPECTIVES.


#2 LITERATURE CLASS:

CREATE A MULTIMEDIA “BOOK REPORT”

IF STUDENTS ARE READING A NON-FICTION BOOK, THEY CAN COMB THE WEB FOR YOUTUBE VIDEOS, LINKS, PICTURES AND MORE RELATED TO THE SUBJECT MATTER. IF STUDENTS ARE READING A NOVEL, THEY MIGHT CHOOSE TO CREATE A STORIFY STORY ON THE AUTHOR’S BIOGRAPHY OR ABOUT THE TIME PERIOD IN WHICH THE NOVEL IS SET.


#3 HISTORY:

REENACT A HISTORICAL NARRATIVE TEACHING STUDENTS ABOUT THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, THE FRENCH REVOLUTION, OR THE WAR OF 1812? HAVE STUDENTS CREATE A STORIFY NARRATIVE THAT FOCUSES ON ONE ASPECT OF THE LESSON.


#4 SCIENCE:

PUT TOGETHER PHOTOS, VIDEOS, AND OTHER INFORMATION ABOUT A SCIENTIFIC CONCEPT. USE STORIFY TO CHRONICLE A SCIENTIFIC PHENOMENON OR DISCOVERY, OR HAVE STUDENTS COLLECT PHOTOS FROM A PARTICULAR TYPE OF ECOSYSTEM.


FOR A COPY OF THIS PRESENTATION AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES VISIT: HTTP://BIT.LY/NWCCSOCIALMEDIA101

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