EDU 929 Social Media for Educators
Explores the use of social media as an educational tool to enhance the learning environment and to create connected learning communities. Examines social media platforms such as Twitter, Diigo, LinkedIn, Google+, and more. Examine pros and cons for various social media platforms.
This course provides real world practice in building a professional learning network to impact the quality of content and methodology in the classroom. Students will participate in online chats, discover rich resources through social media to support learning outcomes, and discover the importance of connected educators across the globe. Within the practice of leveraging social media the following topics will also be examined:
- Best practices in online community participation.
- Best practices in the usage of social media platforms.
- Best practices in participating within a professional learning community.
- Creation of and analyzing a long term social media implementation plan.
- Best practices in the use of social media platforms with students.
*Participants in this course will have a mandatory, synchronous, video conference session. The date and time are listed on each course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
It was a great course and I learned a lot about networking on the webJ.C.
This course was helpful to explore Twitter as a PLN.T.H., Art Teacher
I was surprised to see as much information for educatorsM.J.
I plan on incorporating social media into my classroom for the first time, ever.K.F., Special Education Teacher
Great course to get your presence started in social media!K.M., Librarian
Amazing instructor who shows a passion for the content and can provide solid life experiences based on the content. It was a course that pushed me out of my comfort level and a push that I needed.L.N.
This course introduced me to aspects of twitter and other social media that I was not aware of. I came away with great idea of how to incorporate social media into my classroom as well as using it to establish a PLN and better myself as an educator.J.W., Special Education Teacher
Jenny was a great instructor and I enjoyed learning about social media in the classroom.K.F., Special Education Teacher
I plan on using my new professional network to gather ideas.M.B., Science Teacher
I was surprised by how Twitter-centric the course was, but found it all very interesting and beneficial to my teaching.K.Z., Music Teacher
Social media will be incorporated into my instruction.C.R., Special Education Teacher
Learning how to properly and safely use social media in my classroom.W.H., Math Teacher
Good experience for me because I needed a "push" to start figuring out how to use and actually using certain aspects of social media. I honestly think they will serve me well.H.G., Music Teacher
I liked how it focused more on building a network rather than how to implement Twitter in a class setting.M.B., Science Teacher
I enjoyed this course and gain some great ideas to carry over into my professional side.A.E., Special Education Teacher