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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

Digital Communication

Social Media


About me

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

How can you extend your classroom through social media?


The language of a teenager

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 communication1

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

What are some issues regarding digital communication?


Digital communication issues

Digital Communication Issues

  • Cell Phones in Class (Texting)


Can you find the student texting in class

Can you find the student texting in class?


What is your school s policy towards texting in class

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


Digital communication issues1

Digital Communication Issues

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


What is social media

What is social media?


What is social media1

What is social media?


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

What social media sites do you use?


Why social media

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

Take a guess as to what they said?


1 youtube

1. YouTube


2 facebook

2. Facebook


3 webmail

3. Webmail


What are three websites you visit everyday

What are three websites you visit everyday?


Three sites i visit daily

Three sites I visit daily


Social media in the classroom

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

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

What did I do?

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


Why twitter

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

Simple


Easy to organize

Easy to Organize


Allows you to extend your classroom

Allows you to extend your classroom.


What is a blog

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?


How can you use a blog to extend your classroom1

How can you use a blog to extend your classroom?


Using blogs

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

RSS Service


Subscribe to blogs

Subscribe to Blogs


Blogreader

Blogreader

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


Quiz time

Quiz Time


Digital communication

Quiz

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

  • A. 150

  • B. 200

  • C. 346

  • D. 140


Digital communication

Quiz

  • What is a contraction for “web log?”

  • A. Webelos

  • B. Blog

  • C. Online Diary

  • D. webl


Digital communication

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

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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