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  1. A workshop on using social media in teaching English Prepared by : AnasAlawawdeh H.O.D: Samir Al-Said ELT supervisor: Mohammad Samaha ELT Senior Supervisor: Aisha Al-Awadi School principal: AbdallahAlhaqan

  2. What is social media? • The term social media refers to web-based and mobile applications that allow individuals and organizations to create, engage, and share new user-generated content, in digital environments through multi-way communication. •  These tools tend to fall into two broad categories: those primarily intended for social networking, such as Facebook or Twitter, and those that are designed for sharing user-generated content such as blogs, YouTube, or Flickr.

  3. Figure 1. Some key social media sites and their year of launch

  4. Figure2. Percentage of social media users in U.S. and UK higher education groups. Note: U.S. statistics are from the Pew Internet & American Life Project. UK statistics are from the Oxford Internet Survey. Date:  20 Dec 2011

  5. BY THE NUMBERS • 750 million Number of Facebook users worldwide. • 100 million Number of Twitter users worldwide. • 230 million Number of tweets sent per day.

  6. BY THE NUMBERS • 80 percent Increase in Tweets since the beginning of 2011. • $8 billion Estimated valuation of Twitter based on that recent funding.

  7. BY THE NUMBERS • $80 billion Estimated valuation of Facebook. • 11.8 million Number of new Facebook users worldwide in May, down from 13.9 million new users in April, according to the research group Inside Facebook. • SOURCE THE FISCAL TIMES 2011 http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/ 2011/09/12/The-Social-Media-Explosion-Bythe-Numbers.aspx#page1

  8. How to use Twitter

  9. Tips on using SM in teaching • Show students how to find and access information through technology. • Establish Clearly Communicated Boundaries. • You can use SM to handle different areas in your teaching; grammar, composition, reading, literature… • SM can be used to broadcast events like exams and deadlines.

  10. Pros and cons of using Social networks in teaching Pros: • Making safe communities: among students and teachers themselves. • Gain access to available information, services, and resources. - Collaboration is encouraged -Building an ongoing relationship with stakeholders: with social media, the classroom can be a lively, 24/7 experience. - Professional development

  11. Cons and pros of using Social networks in teaching Cons: • - the dynamics of the users of the technology: Must be managed by someone who understands social media. • Lack of features. • Can be a distracter if not used properly. - It needs more than a presence. - From an organizational and management perspective, the most significant benefits and the most notable risks arise from the democratizing nature of social media.

  12. Helpful Twitter accounts for teachersto follow @NikPeachey, @ozge, @TheConsultantsE and @Larryferlazzo. Or just click on the "Who to follow button" and search for terms such as ELT, Tesol, EFL, and ESL.

  13. I hope this workshop was helpful Thanks for attending Good luck in your teaching