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
Learning how to build my PLN.A.F., Elementary Teacher
Very useful, excellent set up. I greatly enjoyed and benefited from being able to complete the assignments at my own pace.K.F., Math Teacher
I really enjoyed that this course highlighted how to incorporate social media into all classroom settings.e.s., Special Education Teacher
I liked that a variety of programs were shown; I feel that it will be useful to my teaching.C.B., Language Arts Teacher
I thought that it was laid out well. Social media is definitely a topic that should continually be touched upon due to its value, in the classroom and professionally.J.S., Elementary Teacher
I learned a lot about utilizing social media for networking, resource sharing, and expanding my PLN.N.S.
Connecting with other educators.M.B., Science Teacher
Learning more about how to use social media as professional development, which I didn't expect!K.Z., Music 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 social media directly with my students, indirectly to increase my PLN, and as a communication tool for parents and families.W.H., Math Teacher
This was a great course to give the participant a greater understanding of social media and its uses in education. There was enough expectation to push me forward and out of my comfort zone.L.J., Reading Specialist
This was a very teacher-friendly course. I loved that Jenny posted all of the assignments so that we truly could work at our pace on implementing social media into our classrooms.D.M., Language Arts Teacher
This course helped me find a way to get my students thinking about my class when they aren't in it!K.V.
Very timely and usefulJ.M., Social Studies Teacher
As teachers we teach to be "life-long-learners". I think this course has provided avenues to promote that in a way where I can easily take control of my learning whenever I want.J.I., Special Education Teacher