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
Learning more about how to use social media as professional development, which I didn't expect!K.Z., Music Teacher
Connecting with other educators.M.B., Science Teacher
This course did a great job of taking me out of my comfort zone and pushing me to try new things.N.D.
Very useful- excited to use Twitter in future classes now that I have foundational knowledge.J.F.
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 liked how it focused more on building a network rather than how to implement Twitter in a class setting.M.B., Science Teacher
This course helped me find a way to get my students thinking about my class when they aren't in it!K.V.
I learned a lot about utilizing social media for networking, resource sharing, and expanding my PLN.N.S.
Very informative. Great explanations of current technologyK.F., 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 was very relevant.W.H., Math 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 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
Made social media accessible and explained why it is useful in the classroomC.M., Language Arts Teacher
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
|Location||Course Start Date||Registration Deadline||Sem|
|Online||Jul 12, 2021 9:12 AM||Jul 01, 2021 9:12 AM||Summer|