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Digital engagement for teachers is a paradox. On the one hand there is constant pressure to use social media to enrich learning in the classroom. On the other, the medium itself hosts heated debates on the pitfalls of using social media.nTherefore, it is only natural for teachers to be apprehensive of the internet as a resource for professional development.nThis anxiety is further exacerbated by the fact that there are no fixed methods for using social media. We can train people to tweet, but the skills of this army of Twitter-users will become redundant with the launch of the next website that captures everyones imagination.nSocial media works best when it is used to start a conversation. So it is far more important for teachers to develop digital communication skills to share their ideas with confidence, than to know how to operate a website. And in order to achieve this, we need to shift the focus of digital literacy training from the levers and gears of the latest technology to the development of the individual.nE-learning platforms are designed for schools to solve specific problems. And the training coupled with this technology is to take a few rigid steps to produce a result.nThis approach is redundant for social media. The medium is not about managing discreet chunks of information. It is about creating a narrative that is both rich and rewarding for an audience of parents, students, the local community or peers.nSo it is important for teachers make correct judgments on the information they consume, as well as the content they produce about themselves whilst in the public domain. The first step to achieve this intuitive way of working is to address the negative perceptions of social media. Only when we are confident of the medium can we use it effectively, otherwise we will constantly project our anxieties and in the process make mistakes.nA common perception is that social media leads to a loss of control over ones identity. This can be traced to numero
Teaching with Social Media
83% of adult respondents thought that a twelve-year-old knew more about the Internet than their elected representative in Congress (Zogby 2006) 48% of all children six and under have used a computer, and 30% have played video games (Rideout, Vandewater, and Wartella 2003) 55% of youth 12-17 use social networking sites (Pew 2007) 57% of teens who use the Internet could be considered media creators (Pew 2005), a statistic that may be an undercount, because it does not factor in newer digital forms of expression or those that produce artifacts other than written texts (Jenkins/MacArthur 2006) While engaged in an average of 2.7 simultaneous Internet Message conversations, 39% of surveyed college students were also writing academic essays while multitasking online (Baron 2006) 71% of students at the University of Minnesota use Wikipedia; 28% cite it (Adams 2006) 36% of students in a U.S./Canada study admit to "cut and paste" plagiarism of sources from the Internet (McCabe 2004) 81% of faculty in the Humanities and Social Sciences get digital resources from Google-type searches (Harley 2006) The Importance of extracurricular writing (Lunsford 2007) The Second Life Project Blogging and Composition My first experiment with social media: The War from the Web The Needs of the Humanities Core Course Endnotes projects would be more pedagogically useful as wikis Certain in-class exercises, such as a unit on German identities, suggest ways that blogs could be used. Cultural literacy: pedagogical use of Facebook, multiplayer games, etc. Thinking about podcasting differently from the one-to-many model Personal Blogging at Virtualpolitik and Sivacracy and Contributing to Design Your Life A YouTube Video about 2006 Exploring Facebook and MySpace The closer the connection to course content, the more valuable the use of social media We have to be mindful of the privacy of our students when we expose them to the public sphere We have to be conscious of the potential politics of academ
As social media become nearly inescapable on college campuses, a pair of recently published studies supports what many professors already have concluded: Students using Facebook or text messaging during a lecture tend to do worse when quizzed later. By Scott Roberson,, APnMost teachers report using at least one social media site in their class, but 53% said Facebook and 46% said Twitter add "negative" value, a new study says. Most teachers report using at least one social media site in their class, but 53% said Facebook and 46% said Twitter add "negative" value, a new study says. Sponsored LinksnBut wait: Faculty who build Twitter into classwork may be helping students learn better, a 2010 study suggests. And a survey of nearly 2,000 faculty last spring by education publisher Pearson found that many consider YouTube a "very valuable" classroom aid.n"The more research we do, the more we understand that its about nuances in how the technologies are used, not whether or not theyre used, that matters in the classroom," says Lock Haven (Pa.) University professor Reynol Junco, one of a handful of researchers to study the topic and publish studies on the topic in journals such as Computers & Education and Journal of Computer-Assisted Learning. "Youd be shocked at how many people dont get that."nSTORY: Apple scores with digital textbooks and app STORY: iPads for every teen in Michigan district Faculty among them. Nearly two-thirds reported using at least one social media site in their class, but 53% said Facebook and 46% said Twitter add "negative" value, the Pearson study says. A survey last fall by Faculty Focus, a website about teaching, found that about 83% of professors allowed laptops in their classrooms; 58% said they found students using Facebook when they werent supposed to.nSome students acknowledge the distracting nature of their digital devices.nWhen Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in Pennsylvania blocked access to several p
Using Social Media for Teaching and Learning | Academic ...
Social media tools, such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, are changing the way students and faculty communicate, share ideas, and build networks. The interest in social media is increasing, and the educational community is looking to harness the potential of these resources to improve teaching and learning while also being mindful of privacy concerns. Join us online as we showcase some effective uses of social media in student learning. Well discuss ways to use social media to create experiential learning activities, improve student interactivity and engagement, and develop community and professional networks. Faculty, instructional designers and technologists, academic computing services staff, and student computing services administrators will learn to use social media tools effectively. After participating in this webcast, you will be able to implement social media into curriculum delivery to improve student learning. What are some best practices in using social media? Information to guide your use of social media Examples of different institutions and departments Consideration for integration of social media into curriculum Concerns about privacy in the use of social media Addressing issues that faculty and students may have Support through educational workshop In her role as assistant chair and e-courses coordinator for the English department at Glendale Community College, Alisa works with faculty to create and improve online and blended courses. She currently serves as a technology specialist for the Maricopa District, providing a podcasting and vodcasting series and teaching with technology and mobile learning workshops for the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction. Alisa previously served as interim instructional technologist for the Title V Grant at Phoenix College. Lisa C. Young, Ph.D.nInstructional Designer and Educational TechnologistnScottsdale Community CollegenWith nearly 20 years of experience teaching and directing occupational programs,
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