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 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
I will integrate social media into my classroom in a few ways now.A.F., Elementary Teacher
Social media will be incorporated into my instruction.C.R., Special Education Teacher
I learned a lot about Twitter and how I can use to build a network of connected educators.A.M., Reading Specialist
I will be using Facebook as a student showcase...starting now. I can not wait to see the results we have in community outreach, student motivation and family buy-in.r.c.
Social Media for Educators forced me to take action in regard to using Twitter for professional learning.A.R., Tech Specialist
Manageable and relatableK.P.
Very timely and usefulJ.M., Social Studies Teacher
I plan on incorporating social media into my classroom for the first time, ever.K.F., Special Education Teacher
Very informative. Great explanations of current technologyK.F., Reading Specialist
Learned a lot about Twitter and the best ways to integrate it into my classroom.M.M., Math Teacher
The course was a great way to learn about different types of social media and how it can be an asset to educatorsS.H., Librarian
relevant and helpfulH.M., Special Education Teacher
I felt the course was worthwhile for any educator wanting to use more social media in the school setting.A.K.
Connecting with other educators.M.B., Science Teacher