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 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.
I really enjoyed that this course highlighted how to incorporate social media into all classroom settings.e.s., Special Education Teacher
Very useful- excited to use Twitter in future classes now that I have foundational knowledge.j.f.
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
I enjoyed it. I got me out of my comfort zone, and into more tech!K.S.
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
Made social media accessible and explained why it is useful in the classroomC.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.
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
This course pushed me outside of my comfort zone, and it was well worth it!K.G., Math Teacher
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 timely and usefulJ.M., Social Studies Teacher
I was intimidated by social media at first. This class helped me better understand how I can utilize it to further my profession.C.S., Elementary Teacher
Social Media for Educators forced me to take action in regard to using Twitter for professional learning.A.R., Tech Specialist
This course was very valuable to introduce Twitter and Instagram into my classroom.D.F.