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Tumblr in the Classroom

How to put this popular social media website to use in your classroom!

Julie Youngster

on 17 October 2012

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Transcript of Tumblr in the Classroom

How to this social media
website in your classroom... in the Classroom Some Statistics... Tumblr ranks #3 on the social media platform
13% of Tumblr users are between the ages of 2 and 17
This is actually more like 13-17
Tumblr wins over Facebook for the ability to customize it
Venture capitalist Fred Wilson stated, "They use Facebook as a utility. They check Facebook when they wake up and check it before they go to bed. But their profile on Facebook looks just like everyone’s profile. A Tumblr is self expression.” Uses in the Classroom Questions and answers
Post a question on Tumblr & have students log
on and answer the question
Find something you want to share & reblog it
with the simple click of a button
Using Tags
Create unique tag for your class & have students
post content related to that tag Uses Continued Share Music
Have students upload songs related to topic
you're discussing & post reactions to music
Create a Class Blog
Tumblr allows creation of group blogs
Use this for multiple classes or periods to
share info between each other and/or
as a group project idea How to Get Started 1. Sign up (very quick & easy)
2. Get to know Tumblr a little better
a. Go to your "dashboard"
b. Click "explore Tumblr"
c. Click on the "education" tag, scroll through,
explore, & start reblogging information
d. Click on a tag to see what others are
already sharing (#edtech or #teachers
are good places to start) Pros and Cons Sources http://mashable.com/2011/05/01/group-tumblr/
http://www.tumblr.com/darkjewls http://mashable.com/2011/05/01/group-tumblr/ For a tutorial on how to create a group blog. Cons Pros Very easy to use
Students will enjoy
Variety of different uses in classroom
Free & requires no download May not be acceptable in some schools
Requires Internet access at school and/or home
Risk of sexual content (My Tumblr!) Now go make your own! Thanks for watching!
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