Join Kevin Kelly for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Twitter, Facebook, or Diigo to connect to real-world scenarios and people, part of Social Media in the Classroom.
- In this video we'll explore how to use social media…to connect course topics to real-world scenarios and people.…In an interview, cultural anthropologist Michael Wesch…from Kansas State University said,…"In the US, when you say 'real life'…people tend to define it as: outside of school."…It's our job as teachers to make the connections…between what we do in class…and what happens in the real world.…The Association for American Colleges and Universities…lists 10 high-impact practices…for students in higher education.…
Half of that list involves connections…outside of the classroom,…learning communities that involve students…and big questions beyond the classroom,…undergraduate research,…working to answer important questions,…global learning, to interact with and explore cultures,…experiences, and viewpoints other than their own,…service or community based learning…to get direct experience with issues they study…and solve local problems,…and internships to provide direct experience…in a work setting with guidance…
- 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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