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
I was surprised by how Twitter-centric the course was, but found it all very interesting and beneficial to my teaching.K.Z., Music Teacher
I'm hoping to use Instagram more and continue using Twitter for PDK.Z., Music Teacher
I am better able to teach using social media for sure.W.L.
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 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 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
after taking this course, I will consider social media when lesson planningH.M., Special Education Teacher
Learning how to build my PLN.A.F., Elementary 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 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
This course pushed me outside of my comfort zone, and it was well worth it!K.G., Math Teacher
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 will definitely continue to use Twitter to learn and collaborate with others.J.I., Special Education Teacher
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|Online||Mar 18, 2020 9:12 AM||Mar 08, 2020 9:12 AM||Spring|