Join Kevin Kelly for an in-depth discussion in this video Balancing social media use with traditional strategies, part of Social Media in the Classroom.
- As with any type of activity,…you'll want to consider when to incorporate social media…as a learning task inside or outside the classroom.…In the earlier video on social learning,…I outlined some concepts that might help…with the decision.…For the most part, I ask myself…if technology, or in this case, social media,…will improve the learning experience in some way.…Will it be good for just some students?…Will it be good for all students?…For example, it might support more people…completing a learning task in the same amount of time.…
Or, it might offer alternative ways for people…to reach the learning objectives.…If the answer is yes,…I jump right in.…If the answer is no,…then I save it for another time.…If the answer is maybe,…then it might be worth exploring once as an experiment…and talking to your students about it.…In class, you may decide that you want…students' attention when you lecture.…In that case, you can use language…from in-flight passenger announcements,…"At this time we request that all electronic devices…
- Moving from social networking to "social netlearning"
- Balancing social media with in-class activities
- Creating social media guidelines
- Using Twitter for polls
- Using Facebook for student-generated test questions
- Connecting to real-world scenarios and people
- Using ReadWriteThink and Facebook to construct timelines
- Using Flickr and YouTube to collect student fieldwork
- Showcasing student work in online portfolios
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Using Social Media for Learning
2. Social Media in the Classroom
3. Social Media Outside the Classroom
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