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.
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I had an excellent time participating in Jenny's course on Social Media for Educators. Jenny is incredibly communicative and personable, her prompts and projects directly related to my subject area and allowed me to create resources that I will use for years.L.G., Music Teacher
I felt the course was worthwhile for any educator wanting to use more social media in the school setting.A.K.
Learning how to connect with other educators.E.R., Elementary Teacher
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
This course helped me find a way to get my students thinking about my class when they aren't in it!K.V.
Social media will be incorporated into my instruction.C.R., Special Education Teacher
It helped me connect with my students in a way I never have before.K.V.
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
Amazing instructor who shows a passion for the content and can provide solid life experiences based on the content. It was a course that pushed me out of my comfort level and a push that I needed.L.N.
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
More connected to other educators means fresh ideas and attitude.S.L.
I do plan to implent the unit I designed for class by using Twitter to host literature chat.D.F.
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.
I plan on using my new professional network to gather ideas.M.B., Science Teacher
Very valuable textbook. Loved interacting with classmates on Twitter.J.C., Elementary Teacher