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Transcript of Social Media
It All Started When...
Digital Citizenship is a concept which helps teachers, technology leaders and parents to understand what students/children/technology users should know how to use technology appropriately.
Google documents are an easy-to-use online word processor, spreadsheet and presentation editor that enables you and your students to create, store and share instantly and securely, and collaborate online in real time. You can create new documents from scratch or upload existing documents, spreadsheets and presentations. There's no software to download, and all your work is stored safely online and can be accessed from any computer.
Why is This Important?
Students need to be taught the consequences of using these types of media. Along with the consequences they need to be taught how to use these websites to their advantage. These social media outlets are not only a great way to communicate between friends, but also, to essentially advertise yourself. Colleges and career professionals look at these outlets and tell a lot from an individual ranging from their favorite color to what they did last Friday night. Social Media, like Facebook and Twitter, are growing so rapidly that it is now reaching out to a much younger demographic, such as elementarily students.
Twitter and education
According to Digital Buzz blog, There are 500 million people active on Facebook on any given day. More than 700 billion minutes are spent on Facebook each month, 20 million applications are installed every day and more than 250 million people interact with Facebook from outside the official website on a monthly basis. More than 200 million people access Facebook via their mobile phone. Forty-eight percent of young people claim to get their news through Facebook. Meanwhile, in just 20 minutes on Facebook more than 1 million links are shared, 2 million friend requests are accepted and almost 3 million messages are sent. Fifty-seven percent of people talk more online then they do in real life.
The uses of Twitter inside the classroom are endless. Here are some examples on what to use Twitter for inside the classroom.
"Twit Board"Notify students of changes to course content, schedules, venues or other important information.
"Summing Up" Ask students to read an article or chapter and then post their brief summary of the key points. A limit of 140 characters demands a lot of academic discipline.
"Twit Links" Share a hyperlink, each student is required to regularly share one new hyperlink to a useful site they have found then classmates can collaborate on it.
"Twitter Stalking" Follow a famous person and document their progress. Better still if this can be linked to an event like during the U.S. Presidential elections, many people followed @BarackObama and kept up to date with his speeches.
"Time Tweet" Choose a famous person from the past and create a twitter account for them – choose an image which represents the historical figure and over a period of time write regular tweets in the role of that character, in a style and using the vocabulary you think they would have used. For example do it for William Shakespeare.
"Micro Meet" Hold discussions involving all the students in the class. Students can tweet while they are in class, while they are in the hall ways, or while they are at home.
"Micro Write" Progressive collaborative writing on Twitter. Students agree to take it in turns to contribute to an account or story over a period of time, like the William Shakespeare account.
"Lingua Tweeta" Send tweets in foreign languages and ask students to respond in the same language or to translate the tweet into their native language. Bringing the classroom not only to community, but to the world.
"Hashtagging" Have a class agree on a "Hashtag" then have students live tweet a book, movie, or debate in class.
"Twitter Pals" Similar to a penpal. Have students regularly converse with their penpal over a period of time to find out about their culture, hobbies, friends, family etc.
"If we teach today as we did yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow."
-John Dewey (1859-1952)
"We don't have a choice on whether we do social media, the question is how well we do it."
"We no longer search for news, news finds us."
"Social media isn't a fad, its a fundamental shift in the way we communicate."
"Think Differently today."
-Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
Social Media Revolution
It is time to embrace social media instead of turning our heads from it.
Information and Communication
With kids growing up with technology, whether it is a cell phone or a laptop, students are usually very well capable of typing and knowing how to use the technology before they are even in middle school. Maybe it is time to rewrite the ICT curriculum to include digital footprints, digital citizenship, and Google documents.
A 93-page report on online education, conducted by SRI(Socially Responsible Investment) International for the Department of Education revealed that online learners out-performed those who received face-to-face instruction.
-New York Times
This generation of students have never been without access to a computer.
Students today are digital learners.
The average teen spends approximately 31 hours a week on the internet. Teens now spend more time listening to, and watching media on their cell phones than actually talking on them. Only 2% of students in a study done with a public high school in San Diego admit to using a book to answer a question or write a report, 100% said they rather use Wikipedia.
-The New York Times
Tell me...I will forget
Show me... I may remember
Involve me...I will understand.
Why do I need a teacher if I have Google?
This is real world stuff, in the world of 21st century communication.
During my research I conducted a survey in which I asked advisory teachers if they used social media such as Facebook and Twitter. I also asked these same teachers to ask their advisory groups if they had Facebook and Twitter. While conducting this survey Tammy Morse saw what I was doing my senior project on and she gave me some great advise along with some wonderful contact information of individuals that she felt would really help my project. One of these individuals was Pat Larkin. Mr. Larkin is the principal at Burlington High School in Burlington, Massachusetts. Mr. Larkin recently started a one to one program where every student and teacher has an iPad. With these iPads they really embrace social media to quite an extent. Here at this school they do not have any printing costs, paper costs, lost papers, substitute teachers, science labs, make up snow days, cell phone restrictions, blocked wi-fi, ICT classes, or restrictions on websites.
Erik is currently the Global Vice President of Digital Marketing for Education headquartered in Lucerne, Switzerland and a Professor of Digital Marketing for Hult International Business School's Masters program. Erik also is the author of Socialnomics.
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"Facebook." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 19 Mar. 2012. Web. 19 Mar. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook>. I used this wikipedia page just as I did for the other one; to get a background knowledge of Facebook. It was very useful as well.
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"Featured in Social Media." Mashable. Web. 03 Apr. 2012. <http://mashable.com/2011/04/26/facebook-for-schools/>. I was able to use this for a little facts about other schools.
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"How Twitter Is Being Used in West Des Moines Schools « West Des Moines Community Schools Technology." West Des Moines Community Schools Technology. Web. 15 Feb. 2012. <http://wdmtech.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/twitter/>. This article was helpful. It talked about what some elemetary schools are doing with social media such as twitter. They use twitter to micro blog and summarize.
"How Well Are Schools Using Social Media? [Infographic] - SocialTimes.com." SocialTimes.com - Your Social Media Source. Web. 14 Feb. 2012. <http://socialtimes.com/how-well-are-schools-using-social-media-infographic_b89204>. This article was not too helpful. It gave me some examples of prestigous schools using social media like facebook and twitter to get messages accrossed. Some of these schools are Harvard and John Hopkins.
"Infographic: Social Media Statistics For 2012Â |Â Digital Buzz Blog." Digital Buzz Blog. Web. 29 Mar. 2012. <http://www.digitalbuzzblog.com/social-media-statistics-stats-2012-infographic/>. This website was very helpful as it gave me a lot of facts that I did not know about Twitter or Social Media in general.
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"Schools Are Embracing Social Networking as an Effective Teaching Tool." - ParentingNH. Web. 21 Feb. 2012. <http://parentingnh.ning.com/notes/Schools_are_embracing_social_networking_as_an_effective_teaching_tool>. This Article is very helpful. It is local as well; Nashua Manchester area. T.A.P. trasparent, accessible, and professional. Out of Nashua Telegraph
"Schools Use Facebook, Twitter to Get out Their Message | OregonLive.com." Oregon Local News, Breaking News, Sports & Weather - OregonLive.com. Web. 13 Feb. 2012. <http://www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2009/09/schools_turn_to_facebook_twitt.html>.
"Schools Using Facebook to Attract New Students." E-Learning Software, Rapid ELearning, LMS, Learning Management System. Web. 14 Feb. 2012. <http://www.trivantis.com/social-learning-news/schools-using-facebook-attract-new-students-20280>. This article gave me a great idea of making a Facebook or a Twitter for our school mascot. I thought this would be a good place to start. Improve school spirit? Attendance at athletics?
"Social Media Find Place in Classroom - USATODAY.com." News, Travel, Weather, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, U.S. & World - USATODAY.com. Web. 14 Feb. 2012. <http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2011-07-24-schools-social-media_n.htm>.
"Social Networking ProCon.org." Social Networking ProCon.org. Web. 30 Mar. 2012. <http://socialnetworking.procon.org/>. This website was very helpful because it gave me in site on the pros and cons of social networking as a whole.
Stansbury, Meris. "Ten Ways Schools Are Using Social Media Effectively | ESchool News." ESchool News |. Web. 14 Feb. 2012. <http://www.eschoolnews.com/2011/10/21/ten-ways-schools-are-using-social-media-effectively/>. This article was very useful. It contained alot of information of how to use Facebook to a school's advantage. It also listed some of the cons behind using Facebook in the classroom.
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"Twitter Stats in 2012 [Infographic]." Twitter Stats in 2012 [Infographic]. Web. 29 Mar. 2012. <http://www.webanalyticsworld.net/2012/03/twitter-stats-in-2012-infographic.html>. This article was very helpful. It gave me a lot of information like statistics on Facebook and Twitter.
"Twitter." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 18 Mar. 2012. Web. 19 Mar. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter>. I used wikipedia just to get a background on twitter. It was actually very useful.
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While visiting Burlington High School I had a chance to ask the students there about cyberbullying. In my surprise every student acted like it was not a big issue there. The teachers even agreed. One student actually gave me an example where he saw that a student was having a bad day and he went out of his way in the hall to make a difference in that individuals day.
I sat in on a US History class at Burlington High School where a student appeared to had been distracted by his technology (iPad). I noticed this student before the teacher did, shortly after I noticed this individual the teacher noticed. To solve this problem the teacher just asked this individual a question where the student wasn't able to respond because they were distracted. The teacher just simply said put it away and class went on.
Some Schools in NH doing this