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 am committed to modeling social media usage with my students next year.C.T., Elementary Teacher
I am better able to teach using social media for sure.W.L.
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
This course pushed me outside of my comfort zone, and it was well worth it!K.G., Math Teacher
Very useful- excited to use Twitter in future classes now that I have foundational knowledge.j.f.
I liked how it focused more on building a network rather than how to implement Twitter in a class setting.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
The introduction of Twitter, which I will be using as my social media platform in my classroom.K.F., Special Education Teacher
Learned a lot about Twitter and the best ways to integrate it into my classroom.M.M., Math Teacher
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
Creating social media platforms and projects that will directly be used in my music classroom was the most valuable for me.L.G., Music 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
I do plan to implent the unit I designed for class by using Twitter to host literature chat.D.F.
I am excited to try some of the things I learned in this class. I think it will really bring my teaching into the 21st centuryK.S.