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 to see as much information for educatorsM.J.
Very valuable learning experience. Course is highly recommended!H.K., Librarian
relevant and helpfulH.M., Special Education Teacher
Useful curriculum.J.F., Tech Specialist
This course was very valuable to introduce Twitter and Instagram into my classroom.D.F.
Definitely helped build a PLNJ.W., Language Arts Teacher
I enjoyed this course and thought it was beneficial to me. I learned a lot about technological tools for my classroom.T.B., Language Arts Teacher
As teachers we teach to be "life-long-learners". I think this course has provided avenues to promote that in a way where I can easily take control of my learning whenever I want.J.I., Special Education Teacher
The course was a very good introduction in social media in an education based way.A.F., Elementary Teacher
I'm hoping to use Instagram more and continue using Twitter for PDK.Z., Music Teacher
Very timely and usefulJ.M., Social Studies Teacher
I do plan to implent the unit I designed for class by using Twitter to host literature chat.D.F.
I am excited to continue to grow my personal learning network through the use of Social Media.A.G., Special Education Teacher
It was a great course and I learned a lot about networking on the webJ.C.
Very useful, excellent set up. I greatly enjoyed and benefited from being able to complete the assignments at my own pace.K.F., Math Teacher