Join Kevin Kelly for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Flickr or YouTube to collect student field work, part of Social Media in the Classroom.
- National Geographic defines field work in this way.…"Field work is the process of observing and collecting data…"about people, cultures, and natural environments.…"Field work is conducted in the wild…"of our everyday surroundings…"rather than the semi-controlled environments…"of a lab or classroom."…Field work can be assigned for social sciences,…natural sciences, art,…pretty much anything if you think about it.…In certain fields like nursing, teaching, or social work,…the term field work is a more involved process.…
In this video, I'll describe less formal examples…in the way National Geographic described it.…Let's look at using social media…to help with different parts of the process.…Students can share what they see and experience…in other environments,…provide evidence of completing a task,…and reflect on how it relates to course topics.…As a teacher, you can collect those student artifacts…and lead discussions or activities based on that collection.…Among her many talents, author Michelle Pacansky-Brock…
- 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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