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
This course was helpful to explore Twitter as a PLN.T.H., Art Teacher
I am committed to modeling social media usage with my students next year.C.T., Elementary Teacher
This course helped me find a way to get my students thinking about my class when they aren't in it!K.V.
This course was very relevant.W.H., Math Teacher
I was surprised to see as much information for educatorsM.J.
Great course to get your presence started in social media!K.M., Librarian
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.
Very informative. Great explanations of current technologyK.F., Reading Specialist
It was a great course and I learned a lot about networking on the webJ.C.
Social media will be incorporated into my instruction.C.R., Special Education Teacher
Learning how to build my PLN.A.F., Elementary Teacher
Connecting with other educators.M.B., Science Teacher
I plan on incorporating social media into my classroom for the first time, ever.K.F., Special Education Teacher
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
Manageable and relatableK.P.