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 mandatory, synchronous, video conference sessions. The dates and times are listed on each course registration page.
See what other educators are saying about this course
Social Media for Educators forced me to take action in regard to using Twitter for professional learning.A.R., Tech Specialist
I learned a lot of strategies for using social media in new ways.L.M., Social Studies Teacher
As teachers we teach to be "life-long-learners". I think this course has provided avenues to promote that in a way where I can easily take control of my learning whenever I want.J.I., Special Education Teacher
Social media will be incorporated into my instruction.C.R., Special Education Teacher
I was surprised to see as much information for educatorsM.J.
I will use social media with my classes to stay connected, show off positive happenings in my classroom, and grow as a professional.T.H., Art Teacher
Manageable and relatableK.P.
I do plan to implent the unit I designed for class by using Twitter to host literature chat.D.F.
We had to create a Facebook and Twitter as an assignment and I definitely plan on using this in my classroom next year. Or at least trying it out.M.M., Math Teacher
I really enjoyed this course and found it very valuable. The instructor was very helpful and the moodle was easy to use and find assignments.E.K., Reading Specialist
I am committed to modeling social media usage with my students next year.C.T., Elementary Teacher
It allowed me to connect to other professionals in my field which then created more creative ideas for my classroom.E.R., Elementary Teacher
Very timely and usefulJ.M., Social Studies Teacher
I am better able to teach using social media for sure.W.L.
I enjoyed it. I got me out of my comfort zone, and into more tech!K.S.
|Location||Course Start Date||Registration Deadline||Sem|
|Online||Mar 01, 2021 9:12 AM||Feb 18, 2021 9:12 AM||Spring|