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 enjoyed this course and gain some great ideas to carry over into my professional side.A.E., Special Education Teacher
It was invaluable as an educator to learn how to network with other educators and broaden our resources.C.F.
I will be using social media directly with my students, indirectly to increase my PLN, and as a communication tool for parents and families.W.H., Math Teacher
I plan on incorporating social media into my classroom for the first time, ever.K.F., Special Education Teacher
It was a great course and I learned a lot about networking on the webJ.C.
I felt the course was worthwhile for any educator wanting to use more social media in the school setting.A.K.
I learned a lot of strategies for using social media in new ways.L.M., Social Studies Teacher
I enjoyed learning about how to use social media with my students.C.T., Elementary Teacher
Creating a twitter PLN.S.L.
This course helped me find a way to get my students thinking about my class when they aren't in it!K.V.
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
I loved the course! I highly recommend it to my coworkers. It helped me create an Instagram and expanded my Twitter PLN.L.S.
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
I am excited to try some of the things I learned in this class. I think it will really bring my teaching into the 21st centuryK.S.
Manageable and relatableK.P.