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 was surprised by how Twitter-centric the course was, but found it all very interesting and beneficial to my teaching.K.Z., Music Teacher
Learning how to connect with other educators.E.R., Elementary Teacher
I'm hoping to use Instagram more and continue using Twitter for PDK.Z., Music Teacher
I liked how it focused more on building a network rather than how to implement Twitter in a class setting.M.B., Science Teacher
Social media will be incorporated into my instruction.C.R., 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.H., 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.
I learned a lot of strategies for using social media in new ways.L.M., Social Studies Teacher
Learning how to build my PLN.A.F., Elementary Teacher
Very valuable textbook. Loved interacting with classmates on Twitter.J.C., Elementary 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
Connecting with other professionals through social media.M.A., Elementary Teacher
I was surprised to see as much information for educatorsM.J.
It was a great course and I learned a lot about networking on the webJ.C.
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.