Join Kevin Kelly for an in-depth discussion in this video Ensuring equity when using social media with your class, part of Social Media in the Classroom.
- As we plan to use social media…in and out of the classroom, we need to make sure…everyone can get to the tools, use those tools,…and achieve the same results.…Potential equity challenges fall into two categories:…accessibility and access.…Let's start with how we can address accessibility challenges…with tips, tools, or both.…The government site DigitalGov…has a social media accessibility toolkit.…This webpage contains tips that you can share…with your students based on the social media platform…you use for your class activities.…
For example, they have tips for making Facebook posts…and updates accessible.…They have tips for making tweets accessible.…They have tips for making YouTube videos accessible.…And they have tips for making blogs accessible.…The tips on this site include both technical and tactical.…It tells you where to click and what to consider…beyond the click.…
Now that we've seen some tips,…let's look at some tools that address…accessibility for popular social media,…like Twitter and Facebook.…EasyChirp is an alternative to Twitter…
- 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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