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 do plan to implent the unit I designed for class by using Twitter to host literature chat.D.F.
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 better able to teach using social media for sure.W.L.
Learning more about how to use social media as professional development, which I didn't expect!K.Z., Music 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
I enjoy learning how to use social media to develop a PLN.C.K.
Creating a twitter PLN.S.L.
This course was a great for helping teachers understand how social media can be used in the classroom.C.R., Special Education Teacher
I was surprised to see as much information for educatorsM.J.
This was a great course to give the participant a greater understanding of social media and its uses in education. There was enough expectation to push me forward and out of my comfort zone.L.J., Reading Specialist
PLN will have a large impact!J.C., Elementary Teacher
Connecting with other professionals through social media.M.A., Elementary 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
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