Join Kevin Kelly for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Twitter and a Google jockey to augment lectures, part of Social Media in the Classroom.
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- If you want to use social media to engage students…during your presentations or lectures,…consider asking a student to be a Google jockey.…What's a Google jockey?…A Google jockey conducts internet searches…related to your lecture, or a classroom discussion…while it's going, and shares the results with the teacher…or the entire class in real time.…Start by picking a lecture or classroom activity…that might be difficult, or might generate…more questions than others.…A Google jockey will dynamically generate…additional information during class,…based on your prompts or student questions.…
In other cases, you might give the Google jockey…free reign to do the searches him- or herself.…Pick the student ahead of time.…She or he should review any presentation slides…or discussion prompts, complete any required…readings, and start thinking about sites and resources…to visit that might help fellow students learn the concept.…For my example, I'll pick Freya Terray.…Google jockey searches can cover a wide range of functions.…
- 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