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Social media in the classroom
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Tyler Seim Twitter Twitter is a social networking site used to send and read things called tweets. Tweets are only allowed to be 140 characters long. There are ways to retweet, tweet at someone, and follow all kinds of people. There are a few ways that twitter can be used in the classroom. Pros / Cons Laws Pros & Cons Projects/Uses "The internet is this generation's defining technology for literacy." Type 1: Classroom News Blog
Type 2: Mirror Blogs
Type 3: Showcase Blogs
Type 4: Literature Response Blogs Pros/Cons Example http://peacelovelanguageartsclass.blogspot.com/2013/04/homework-3513.html#comment-form Uses provides decentralized access rights which allows multiple authors Encourage student engagement and interaction Helpful to keep students caught up when he or she misses class Students may not have access to internet outside of school Do you want to be able to post questions on a blog and have your students answer them? August 2, 2011- Governor Jay Nixon signed Missouri State Bill 54 banning students and teachers from communicating via social networking sites. Do you wish to put your students' work on a blog for other classmates to view? October 21, 2011- Governor Jay Nixon effectively repealed Missouri State Bill 54. With the repeal of this Bill, Jay Nixon gave each school district until January 2012 to develop their own written social media policy for student teacher interaction. Pros:
Simple, easy to use, and orderly.
Appealing to the young.
Serves as a vehicle to promote and discuss social issues.
Provides a wider audience and greater visibility. Cons:
Could be boring at times compared to other social networking sites.
Can adversely affect the social communication skills of the youth.
Spoiling the value of relationships. Pinterest is a pinboard-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies. References for Blogs:
Zawilinski, L. (2009). HOT Blogging: A Framework for Blogging to Promote Higher Order Thinking. Reading Teacher, 62(8), 650-661.
Jara, L. & Yesid, O. (2012). Using a Blog to Guide Beginner Students to Use Adjectives Appropriately When Writing Descriptions in English. Profile, Vol.1 (1), p.187-209. References Sharing Content
Teaching Copyright and Digital Citizenship
(Edutopia) Sheninger, E. Pinterest for educators? [Web log message].
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/pinterest-for-educators Pros: Simple and student friendly
Keep students in the loop with hashtags
Easy to get connected with students
Short and to the point
Millions of users Cons: Distracting
May lead to more social then educational interaction
A lot of irrelevant information
Can become a tool for cyber-bullying Reading assignment summaries
Bulletin board for reminders and assignments
Use a twitter poll to ask students about their opinions
Students are able to communicate with experts. References for Facebook: References for Pinterest: References for Twitter: Young, Jeffrey R. "Teaching With Twitter: Not For The Faint Of Heart." Education Digest 75.7 (2010): 9-12. Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson). Web. 30 Apr. 2013. Projects and Uses Blankenship, Mark. "How Social Media Can And Should Impact Higher Education." Education Digest 76.7 (2011): 39-42. Education Full Text (H.W. Wilson). Web. 30 Apr. 2013. Asking friends for information Making a group for your class. Put educational links to videos and other sites for students to use Connecting with other classes around the world! Parents can get more involved with class and homework activities Using templates for projects Facebook templates for education. (2013). Retrieved from http://www.teachone2one.com/teaching-with-technology/facebook-templatefor-education/
Missouri Repeals Law Restricting Teacher-Student Internet And Facebook Interaction. (n.d.). Breaking News and Opinion on The Huffington Post. Retrieved May 6, 2013, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/21/missouri-repeals-law-rest_n_1025761.html
Kist, W. (2010). The socially networked classroom: teaching in the new media age. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin.
Senate Bill 54 How will it affect your online communications? | News | Missouri NEA. (n.d.). Home | Missouri NEA. Retrieved May 6, 2013, from http://www.mnea.org/Missouri/News/Senate-Bill-54-brHow-will-it-affect-your-online-co-173.aspx
Pilgrim , J. (2011). Learning through faceook: A potential tool for educators. Unpublished raw data, University of Mary-Baylor, , Available from H.W. Wilson. (66509973). http://www.teachone2one.com/teaching-with-technology/facebook-templatefor-education/ This Bill was also known as the Amy Hestir Student Protection Act