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
This was a great course to give the participant a greater understanding of social media and its uses in education. There was enough expectation to push me forward and out of my comfort zone.L.J., Reading Specialist
It was invaluable as an educator to learn how to network with other educators and broaden our resources.C.F.
This course was a great for helping teachers understand how social media can be used in the classroom.C.R., Special Education Teacher
I will integrate social media into my classroom in a few ways now.A.F., Elementary Teacher
This course pushed me outside of my comfort zone, and it was well worth it!K.G., Math Teacher
The most valuable parts of the course were when we were encouraged to create accounts on social media and explore.C.R., Special Education Teacher
I will definitely continue to use Twitter to learn and collaborate with others.J.H., Special Education 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
This class was very helpful and practical for me. I loved how I could work at my own pace.J.D.
Learning how to connect with other educators.E.R., Elementary Teacher
I was intimidated by social media at first. This class helped me better understand how I can utilize it to further my profession.C.S., Elementary Teacher
PLN will have a large impact!J.C., Elementary Teacher
I am better able to teach using social media for sure.W.L.
I really enjoyed that this course highlighted how to incorporate social media into all classroom settings.e.s., Special Education Teacher
I was surprised to see as much information for educatorsM.J.