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
after taking this course, I will consider social media when lesson planningH.M., Special Education Teacher
This course was very valuable to introduce Twitter and Instagram into my classroom.D.F.
I really enjoyed this course and found it very valuable. The instructor was very helpful and the moodle was easy to use and find assignments.E.K., Reading Specialist
I enjoyed it. I got me out of my comfort zone, and into more tech!K.S.
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
It was invaluable as an educator to learn how to network with other educators and broaden our resources.C.F.
Creating a twitter PLN.S.L.
Connecting with other educators.M.B., Science Teacher
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
Social Media for Educators forced me to take action in regard to using Twitter for professional learning.A.R., Tech Specialist
I loved this course and have been recommending it to colleagues.C.L., Elementary Teacher
Very valuable learning experience. Course is highly recommended!H.K., Librarian
This course pushed me outside of my comfort zone, and it was well worth it!K.G., Math Teacher
Connecting with other professionals through social media.M.A., Elementary Teacher
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