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Using Social Media in Education

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Using Social Media in Education
Therefore, if used correctly and monitored social media is an effective collaborative & interactive tool for learning.
Constructivism
John Dewey
"any social arrangement that remains vitally social is educative to those who participate in it"
Design carefully
Provide;
guidance,
tasks
& support
Monitor frequently
Safeguarding
What is Social Media?
interactive platforms via which individuals and communities create and share user-generated content
References
Poore, M. (2013). Using social media in the classroom. London: Sage.
Brainstorming
How can social media motivate students and promote engagement in education?
Social Media Promotes
Participation
Collaboration
Interactivity
Communication
Networking
Creativity
Flexiblity
Peer Learning
"allows us to break out of the paradigm of the monolithic learner into the world of constructivist, active and situated pedagogies"
Facilitates dialogue
Encourages team work
Promotes discussion & negotiation
Facilitates self discovery & sharing
It's Relevant
Learning is a collaborative & interactive process in which individuals create knowledge through experience.
Democracy and Education 1916 p10
Discovery Learning
Social media enables problem solving and encourages independence
Peer Learning
Students work together to construct and share
Situated or Social Learning
Through ongoing participation in a social context students build an understanding
Active Learning
Social media requires the active engagement of the learner in the creation of something new
Considerations
Megan Poore 2013 p8
flickr
facebook
twitter
tumblr
pinterest
YouTube
linkedIn
instagram
google+
pocket
edublogs
scoop.it
prezi
forums
blogs
Wikis
podcasts
curation tools
Motivation & Student Engagement
Appraise Social Media as a teaching or assessment strategy to motivate students and promote engagement
By the end of this session you will be able to...
6. Evaluation
Blooms Taxonomy:
Motivated Learners are engaged, active participants in their own learning.
Professor Chris Palmer
American University’s Center for Teaching Excellence
Types of Social Media:
Professor Chris Palmer. Inspiring Students to Become Enthusiastic and Motivated Learners
Source: Ipsos MORI
80% of lesson time is spent listening to the teacher!
...We therefore need to transform our learners from passive observers to active participants
In your journals reflect on your own practice, are your learners engaged, active participants in their own learning?
Further Reading
Video - Sir John Jones
150 Teaching Strategies
Prof. Chris Palmer: Inspiring Students to Become Enthusiastic and Motivated Learners
Geoff Petty: Teaching Without Talking
The Lazy Teachers Handbook. Jim Smith
Available on the VLE
Book
Web
infed - The social/situational orientation to learning
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