Lesson 9- Social Media


November 8-14

Upon completion of this module, the student will be able to:
1. Explain what social media is and how it works.
2. Explain the advantages of selected social media tool.
3. Create an account at the selected site and begin adding content.
4. Explain how to use social media tools in the classroom.
Grading for Module- 1 hour credit=100 points
Journal entry on wiki- 25 points
Discussion participation- 25 points
Product- Content creation on selected site- 50 points

Description:

A social network service focuses on building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities. A social network contains a profile for each user and a means for interacting over the internet, such as email or instant messaging.

District Guidelines
If you are interested in using social networking in your classroom inside the District network, you will need to download two documents from the District web site. The Teacher Permission Form is how a teacher requests permission to use a particular social networking site. This must be signed by the teacher and their principal. This form has a second page that includes some best practices that teachers must agree to abide by. These are sent in to Technology Services where they will be reviewed and approved or denied. Sites will be reviewed for educational appropriateness and their ability to provide a safe environment. If a site is approved for use, the Parent Permission Form must be sent home with all students that wish to participate. You must have a signed permission form for all students participating in your social network.

Downloading the forms
Go to http://www.gcisd-k12.org
DEPARTMENTS & PROGRAMS- TECHNOLOGY- SOCIAL NETWORKING
http://www.gcisd-k12.org/1591101018182617330/blank/browse.asp?a=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&c=94513&1591101018182617330Nav=|&NodeID=936

Assignment:

  1. Watch the slideshow below in "Section 1- What is social media?" to learn about social media.
  2. On your Digital Dozen wiki, create a new page called "SocialMedia ". On your "Social Media" page, write a definition of "social media" in your own words (imagine that a fellow teacher asks you, "What is social media?" What would you say to explain social media to him/her?)
  3. Answer the discussion questions found on the Discussions tab of this wiki page.
  4. Briefly explore the social media tools listed in "Section 2- What Social Media Tools are Available". Read the tutorials and idea links for each tool.
  5. Select the social media tool that you like best and create an account. Begin creating something you could use with your students in your classroom.
  6. Watch the slideshows and read the links in "Section 3- Ideas for Using Social Media Tools in the Classroom".
  7. On your "Social Media" page on your Wikispace, write your ideas for using social media personally or in your classroom. Add a link to the social media site you created.
  8. Read the answers to the discussion questions posted by your fellow Digital Dozen classmates. Respond to any you feel strongly about or have something to add to.

Section 1- What is Social Media



Section 2- What Social Media Tools are Available?

Site
Tutorials
Ideas for Using
Twiducate
http://www.twiducate.com

Student Twitter Type Projects-
- Twitter key points of a book (as this person did with a movie (http://www.twitter.com/ferris_bueller_)
- Twitter from the POV of a book character
- Pretend you are in the middle of an important event in history... Twitter it!
Edmodo
http://www.edmodo.com

http://mrssmoke.onsugar.com/social-networking-students-8786715
Goodreads
http://www.goodreads.com

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/track-book-goodreads/

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2011/05/goodreads-makes-great-readers.html
Wallwisher
http://www.wallwisher.com/


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBn1EVzh6wk&feature=related

http://www.passyworld.com/passyPDFs/WallWisher.pdf
Ideas- http://ow.ly/1oZWD Example: http://ow.ly/1or4A

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2010/04/building-video-collage-with-wallwisher.html

http://www.teachscienceandmath.com/2010/04/19/using-wallwisher-in-science-classes/

https://kditzlerteacherresourcepage.wikispaces.com/Wallwisher


http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/ineducation


http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/vocabrti

http://seanbanville.com/2010/06/26/wallwisher-105-classroom-ideas/

http://ilearntechnology.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Picture-46.png

http://newhampton.wikispaces.com/Social+Media+Reading+List

http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2010/05/100-inspiring-ways-to-use-social-
media-in-the-classroom

http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/v2JoDCh2q2

Section 3- Ideas for Using Social Media Tools in the Classroom

Inspiring Ways to Use Social Media In the Classroom
http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2010/05/online-universties-home-online.html






Enrichment:

Use Twitter to Build Your Own PLN (personal learning network):
Create an account on Twitter and find people to follow to build your PLN

What is a PLN?
http://edudemic.com/2010/06/teachers-helping-teachers-the-pln-road-map/