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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.

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.”


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Digital Communication

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

  • Cell phones

  • Instant Messaging (IM)

  • Videoconferencing

  • Email

Digital communication issues
Digital Communication Issues

  • Cell Phones in Class (Texting)

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Digital Communication Issues

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

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.


Why social media
Why social media?

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

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,

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.

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.

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.


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

Digital communication

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

  • A. 150

  • B. 200

  • C. 346

  • D. 140

Digital communication

  • What is a contraction for “web log?”

  • A. Webelos

  • B. Blog

  • C. Online Diary

  • D. webl

Digital communication

  • 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.


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

PPT on how to use social media in the classroom.

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

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.