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 did a great job of taking me out of my comfort zone and pushing me to try new things.N.D.
I learned a lot about utilizing social media for networking, resource sharing, and expanding my PLN.N.S.
This course was useful as a reminder of the importance of collaboration and relationships with other educators is for teachers.A.T., Math Teacher
I loved the course! I highly recommend it to my coworkers. It helped me create an Instagram and expanded my Twitter PLN.L.M.
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
This course got me out of my comfort zone. I had not use Twitter really at all before, and I leaned a lot about its value.J.I., Special Education 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
I am excited to continue to grow my personal learning network through the use of Social Media.A.G., Special Education Teacher
after taking this course, I will consider social media when lesson planningH.M., Special Education Teacher
relevant and helpfulH.M., Special Education Teacher
I'm hoping to use Instagram more and continue using Twitter for PDK.Z., Music Teacher
Learning more about how to use social media as professional development, which I didn't expect!K.Z., Music 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
It already has. My students are now coming to me talking about something we are going to do because they saw it on twitter or instagram! I love that so much!K.V.