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Social Media in the Classroom

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Kamsi Okeke

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Transcript of Social Media in the Classroom

iSchool Initiative
Kamsi Okeke
Independent Contractor
20 years old
Junior at Kennesaw State University
Studying International Affairs
I love...
Who am I?
iSchool Initiative
Social Media in the Classroom
Advantages of Social Media in the Classroom
Our vision is to revolutionize the American education system through technology and
promote a culture of lifelong learning.


In 60 Seconds...
Students and Social Media
W.4.6. With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.
RI.8.7. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums (e.g., print or digital text, video, multimedia) to present a particular topic or idea.

Speaking and Listening
SL.11-12.2. Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.

Speaking and Listening Cont...
SL.11-12.5. Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

Common Core
Common core standards are the national academic standards for k-12 schools. This standard has been adopted by 45 out of the 50 states in the U.S. making it the pre-eminent source of what is being taught by the vast majority of public schools in the U.S.

South Carolina: 2014-2015 Full Implementation Year
Social Media Outlets
[Teachers] create a separate profile for educational purposes
Create a group page for each class
Post homework assignments, quizzes, study materials etc...
Easy contact between students, teachers, and parents
Games, polls, current news, informational pages etc...
Use as a bulletin board and discussion board
Create a unique hashtag for each class
Excellent for quiz taking (replaces remotes)
Follow influential people (local and worldwide)
Instant communication and feedback between
students and teachers
Pin students' work and projects [for future reference]
Use as a categorized bulletin board
Find and follow other teachers/resources
Get fun new ideas for crafts and projects
Find new ways to decorate/organize your classroom
Create a class blog
Question and answer
Multimedia (text, visual, audio)
Reblogging capabilities
Unique tags (similar to Twitter and Google+)
Creative alternative to research projects
Create a channel for each class
Subscribe to educational channels
Have students create and upload videos
Use playlists to categorize videos by units
Video message your students
Hootsuite is a social media management system. The systems'
interface uses a dashboard to support social network integration over an array of social media outlets.
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