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 better able to teach using social media for sure.W.L.
More connected to other educators means fresh ideas and attitude.S.L.
I am excited to continue to grow my personal learning network through the use of Social Media.A.G., Special Education Teacher
I will be using social media directly with my students, indirectly to increase my PLN, and as a communication tool for parents and families.W.H., Math Teacher
This course was a great for helping teachers understand how social media can be used in the classroom.C.R., Special Education Teacher
Very timely and usefulJ.M., Social Studies Teacher
Creating a twitter PLN.S.L.
It was a great course and I learned a lot about networking on the webJ.C.
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
Very useful- excited to use Twitter in future classes now that I have foundational knowledge.J.F.
Learned a lot about Twitter and the best ways to integrate it into my classroom.M.M., Math Teacher
I enjoyed it. I got me out of my comfort zone, and into more tech!K.S.
I will integrate social media into my classroom in a few ways now.A.F., Elementary 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 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.