Join Oliver Schinkten for an in-depth discussion in this video Social media for educators, part of Communication in the 21st Century Classroom.
- In this video, we'll explore why social media…is important for educators to use as a…communication and collaboration tool, and how you can…begin to use it for professional development.…Social media has absolutely revolutionized…our ability to develop as professionals.…In the past, professional development seemed…limited to faculty meetings, conferences,…or a book you read, but with social media,…you can now connect with like-minded people…from around the world.…This gives you continuous access to do things such as…read articles and posts shared by like-minded people,…share lesson plans, success stories, and resources…with other educators.…
Or learn about new teaching strategies,…new types of lessons, and new technologies that you can use.…Social media also provides a platform…for you to ask questions, gain perspective…on education in different geographical regions,…different grade levels, or different subject areas.…To be inspired, and to take part in discussions…that are transforming the way…we are able to educate students.…
- Introducing digital literacy to your class
- Understanding our digital citizenship and digital footprint
- Collaborating with Google Drive
- Implementing an LMS
- Offering video office hours using Google Hangouts
- Gathering student feedback with Google Forms
- Creating audio and video announcements
- Using social media to communicate with the community
Skill Level Beginner
1. Communication in the Digital Age
2. Communicate with Your Students
3. Communicate with Your School and District
4. Connect with Your Community
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