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
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 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
Made social media accessible and explained why it is useful in the classroomC.M., Language Arts Teacher
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
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.
Very timely and usefulJ.M., Social Studies Teacher
I really enjoyed that this course highlighted how to incorporate social media into all classroom settings.e.s., Special Education 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
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.
Useful curriculum.J.F., Tech Specialist
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
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.
I will use social media with my classes to stay connected, show off positive happenings in my classroom, and grow as a professional.T.H., Art 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