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Digital Communication. Social Media. About Me. Adam Williams I teach Economics at Cass High School in Cartersville , Georgia. I am working towards my Masters in Instructional Technology through Georgia Southern. How can you extend your classroom through social media?.

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Digital Communication

Social Media


About Me

  • Adam Williams

  • I teach Economics at Cass High School in Cartersville, Georgia.

  • I am working towards my Masters in Instructional Technology through Georgia Southern.


How can you extend your classroom through social media?


The Language of a Teenager…

  • “Hey Johnny, Facebook me when you get home.”

  • “Tweet up the concert and make sure you use hashtags.”

  • “I just downloaded that app on my iphone.”

  • “OMG your mom blogs about you.”

  • “LOL IDK TTYL XOXO :)”


Digital Communication

  • According to Ribble and Bailey digital communication is the electronic exchange of information.

  • Cell phones

  • Instant Messaging (IM)

  • Videoconferencing

  • Email


What are some issues regarding digital communication?


Digital Communication Issues

  • Cell Phones in Class (Texting)


Can you find the student texting in class?


What is your school’s policy towards texting in class?


Digital Communication Issues

  • Can the school discipline you for what you post on MySpace or Facebook?


What is social media?


What is social media?


Social Media

  • Social media is any form of online publication or presence that allows end users to engage in multi-directional conversations in or around the content on the website.

  • www.onlinematters.com/glossary.htm


What social media sites do you use?


Why social media?

  • I asked my students what are the three websites you visit on a daily basis?


Take a guess as to what they said?


1. YouTube


2. Facebook


3. Webmail


What are three websites you visit everyday?


Three sites I visit daily


Social Media in the Classroom

  • How could I use something that students use everyday to extend my classroom.


You have to get on their level

  • High School students use social media on a daily basis. In order to reach out to them you have to use a medium they can relate to?


What did I do?

  • I created a twitter account, www.twitter.com/m9economics


Why Twitter?

  • It is simple

  • 140 characters makes you keep it simple.

  • Hashtags (#) allow you to organize things.

  • It allows you to teach outside the classroom.


Simple


Easy to Organize


Allows you to extend your classroom.


What is a Blog?

  • A blog (a contraction of the term "web log")[1] is a type of website, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. "Blog" can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.


How can you use a blog to extend your classroom?


How can you use a blog to extend your classroom?


Using Blogs

  • Subscribe to the blogs you enjoy reading.

  • Subscribe to blogs that provide you with information you can use in the classroom.

  • Organize all these blogs in one place with a RSS or blog reader.


RSS Service


Subscribe to Blogs


Blogreader

  • A blog reader allows you to be more efficient because your reading list is located in one place.


Quiz Time


Quiz

  • How many characters are you aloud to use with Twitter?

  • A. 150

  • B. 200

  • C. 346

  • D. 140


Quiz

  • What is a contraction for “web log?”

  • A. Webelos

  • B. Blog

  • C. Online Diary

  • D. webl


Quiz

  • What is one advantage of a blog reader?

  • A. It allows you to create your own blog.

  • B. It allows you to use your time more efficiently

  • C. It creates more confusion

  • D. It lets you pay your bills online.


Resources

http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listweb20s.html

Web 2.o for the classroom. Find various web tools you can use in your classroom.

http://www.slideshare.net/corinnew/social-media-in-the-classroom-presentation

PPT on how to use social media in the classroom.

http://www.classroomblogging.com/

Learn how to create a quality blog that allows you to teach outside the classroom.

http://academhack.outsidethetext.com/home/

Tech tools you can use in your classroom. Also has a lot of great ideas as to how you can use Twitter in the classroom.


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