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
More connected to other educators means fresh ideas and attitude.S.L.
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.
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
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 be using what I learned or made, and I will know how to expand upon that to create more "tools"L.J., Reading Specialist
Connecting with other educators.M.B., Science Teacher
This course was helpful to explore Twitter as a PLN.T.H., Art Teacher
Very valuable textbook. Loved interacting with classmates on Twitter.J.C., Elementary Teacher
I was surprised to see as much information for educatorsM.J.
This course was very valuable to introduce Twitter and Instagram into my classroom.D.F.
Jenny was a great instructor and I enjoyed learning about social media in the classroom.K.F., Special Education Teacher
I will be using Facebook as a student showcase...starting now. I can not wait to see the results we have in community outreach, student motivation and family buy-in.r.c.
It was a great course and I learned a lot about networking on the webJ.C.
I plan on incorporating social media into my classroom for the first time, ever.K.F., Special Education Teacher
Made social media accessible and explained why it is useful in the classroomC.M., Language Arts Teacher