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
I will integrate social media into my classroom in a few ways now.A.F., Elementary Teacher
This course was helpful to explore Twitter as a PLN.T.H., Art Teacher
PLN will have a large impact!J.C., Elementary Teacher
I enjoyed this course and thought it was beneficial to me. I learned a lot about technological tools for my classroom.T.B., Language Arts Teacher
This class was very helpful and practical for me. I loved how I could work at my own pace.J.D.
This course helped me find a way to get my students thinking about my class when they aren't in it!K.V.
I enjoy learning how to use social media to develop a PLN.C.K.
I enjoyed this course and gain some great ideas to carry over into my professional side.A.E., Special Education Teacher
Useful curriculum.J.F., Tech Specialist
I will be using what I learned or made, and I will know how to expand upon that to create more "tools"L.J., Reading Specialist
Great course to get your presence started in social media!K.M., Librarian
The introduction of Twitter, which I will be using as my social media platform in my classroom.K.F., Special Education Teacher
Creating social media platforms and projects that will directly be used in my music classroom was the most valuable for me.L.G., Music Teacher
Connecting with other educators.M.B., Science Teacher
Very valuable textbook. Loved interacting with classmates on Twitter.J.C., Elementary Teacher