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
Useful curriculum.J.F., Tech Specialist
Connecting with other professionals through social media.M.A., Elementary Teacher
Learned a lot about Twitter and the best ways to integrate it into my classroom.M.M., Math Teacher
I had an excellent time participating in Jenny's course on Social Media for Educators. Jenny is incredibly communicative and personable, her prompts and projects directly related to my subject area and allowed me to create resources that I will use for years.L.G., Music Teacher
I enjoyed learning about how to use social media with my students.C.T., Elementary 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
I will be using Facebook as a student showcase...starting now. I can not wait to see the results we have in community outreach, student motivation and family buy-in.r.c.
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 loved the course! I highly recommend it to my coworkers. It helped me create an Instagram and expanded my Twitter PLN.L.S.
I am better able to teach using social media for sure.W.L.
Manageable and relatableK.P.
I do plan to implent the unit I designed for class by using Twitter to host literature chat.D.F.
The course was a great way to learn about different types of social media and how it can be an asset to educatorsS.H., Librarian
Connecting with other educators.M.B., Science Teacher
I will integrate social media into my classroom in a few ways now.A.F., Elementary Teacher