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Social Media for Educators – What You Need to Know Lisa Bering , CHRP. Objectives. To recognize the increasing importance of social media and be able to list the most popular applications To be familiar with several ways social media can be used in the classroom

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objectives
Objectives
  • To recognize the increasing importance of social media and be able to list the most popular applications
  • To be familiar with several ways social media can be used in the classroom
  • To be aware of methods to maximize benefits and minimize risks of using social media for education
social media applications that enable self publishing
Social media: applications that enable self publishing

Presented by George Kao

for the choice Magazine community

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Top 3 Social Networking Sites

  • Facebook:At Least 500 Million ActiveUsers
  • (more than 50% of these log on daily)LinkedIn:
  • More than 75 Million MembersTwitter:More than 28 Million Unique Visitors Monthly

Presented by George Kao for the choice Magazine

community

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Millenials

  • Aged 15-29
  • Technology everywhere – rapid multi tasking all aspects of life
  • Uncomfortable with formality
  • Bored with “broadcast teaching” -- Eager to “find a better way to do things”

From Dr. Sean Lyons: March 25, 2010 Teaching the Millennial Generation: Meeting the Challenge

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Social Media – Here to Stay

  • % of Canadians online who use at least one form of social media**
  • 90%

# of businesses

who use social media

in Canada*

9 out of 10

From

**Forrester Research, 2009

*SAS/Leger Marketing survey, 1,000+ Canadian executives, March 2010

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Let’s Look at Twitter

Step 2:

www.twitter.com

[email protected]

Password: secret2010

Step 1:

Step 3:

10

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Blogging-activity that allows self-published commentary by individuals

GETTING STARTED: http://www.blogtrepreneur.com/2007/05/23/101-essential-blogging-resources/

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HR current issues, changes

  • Go to
    • www.hrandyou.wordpress.com
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www.linkedin.com

Need to register for use

  • Professional, business networking
  • Less emphasis on photos
  • Turn off notifications of others’ changes
use dedicated facebook page
Use Dedicated Facebook page
  • Control content
  • Decrease distraction
  • Places less emphasis on Friending
  • Keep messages related to certain topics
  • Prevent seeing nudity, swearing, crimes, improper behaviour, student love lives, political or other affiliations
help students pause before they post
Help students Pause before they Post
  • Where am I posting ?
  • What am I posting?
  • Why am I posting?
  • What does this say about me?
  • What will I think of this in 10 years (next 2 jobs, possibly in a relationship or married, potentially a parent)?
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Students face repercussions on any type of social media. Measures of prevention are to:

  • Avoid Posting Embarrassing Photos
  • Create Positive Content
  • Google Yourself
  • Don\'t Talk Trash Online
  • It\'s Not All About You
  • Be Social

From Huffington post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/08/essential-social-media-et_n_637690.html#s110607,

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Social Media for Educators

Be aware of its uses and popularity;

however,

Be wary of its consequences

guidelines
Guidelines
  • Use caution interacting with individual students on sites to avoid perception of bias
  • Set expectations i.e. you can exchange messages about course assignments, but don’t begin small talk when you see me online
  • Course requests such as asking for an extended deadlines must be done through a school site, not Facebook.
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Help students sift –

Canadian Media Awareness

  • http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/teachers/media_education/media_education_overview.cfm
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Promoting Ethical Behaviour Online

  • http://www.media-awareness.ca/
  • english/resources/educational/lessons/
  • secondary/cyberbullying/
  • cyberbullying_behaviour.cfm
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50 Ways to Use Your Twitter (in class)

http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2009/06/08/50-ways-to-use-twitter-in-the-college-classroom/

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Resources to help students

  • http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/teachers/index.cfm
  • In class http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/resources/special_initiatives/wa_resources/wa_teachers/are_you_web_aware/web_aware_social_networking.cfm
  • Are you Web Aware ?
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Other Resources

  • http://www.slideshare.net/KSLeBlanc/teaching-the-teachers-about-social-media
  • Faculty Development Social Media video
  • http://www.teachertube.com/
  • for videos
  • http://socialmediaclassroom.com/
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Any thoughts,

comments,

or questions?

follow up site
Follow up site

www.onlineteacherscanada.wordpress.com

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