Social media in the classroom: Why and how to use it

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Anucha Somabut Educational Technology Programs Khon Kaen University Follow on Twitter @iteachercafe

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  • 1. Social media in the classroom : Why and how to use it Anucha Somabut Educational Technology Programs Khon Kaen University Follow on Twitter @iteachercafe
  • 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OptqxagZDfM
  • 3. Whether you like it or not, social media is here to stay. But, what about social media in the classroom?
  • 4. Todays education faces irrelevance unless we bridge the gap between how students live and how students learn. Why are 21st century skills important?
  • 5. Why are 21st century skills important? workforce The average person will change jobs nine times by the time he or she is 32. Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • 6. Why are 21st century skills important? Relationship to no child left behind Emphasizes student achievement and requires assessments in core subjects. Skills are to be integrated in core subjects Requires that every student be technologically literate by 8th grade States, schools and districts can incorporate a broad vision of 21st century skills into their NCLB framework
  • 7. WHAT ARE 21ST CENTURY SKILLS?
  • 8. What are 21st century skills?
  • 9. What are 21st century skills? Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes Global Awareness Financial, Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy Civic Literacy Health Literacy Environmental Literacy Mastery of core subjects and 21st century themes is essential to student success. Core subjects include English, reading or language arts, world languages, arts, mathematics, economics, science, geography, history, government and civics. In addition, schools must promote an understanding of academic content at much higher levels by weaving 21st century interdisciplinary themes into core subjects:
  • 10. What are 21st century skills? Learning and Innovation Skills Creativity and Innovation Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Communication and Collaboration Learning and innovation skills are what separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in todays world and those who are not. They include:
  • 11. What are 21st century skills? Information, Media and Technology Skills Information Literacy Media Literacy ICT (Information, Communications and Technology) Literacy Today, we live in a technology and media-driven environment, marked by access to an abundance of information, rapid changes in technology tools and the ability to collaborate and make individual contributions on an unprecedented scale. Effective citizens and workers must be able to exhibit a range of functional and critical thinking skills, such as:
  • 12. What are 21st century skills? Life and Career Skills Flexibility and Adaptability Initiative and Self-Direction Social and Cross-Cultural Skills Productivity and Accountability Leadership and Responsibility Todays life and work environments require far more than thinking skills and content knowledge. The ability to navigate the complex life and work environments in the globally competitive information age requires students to pay rigorous attention to developing adequate life and career skills, such as:
  • 13. Teaching in the 21st Century
  • 14. What does it mean to teach in 21st Century
  • 15. If teacher can only provide Content Facts Date Formula
  • 16. If teacher can only provide Research Theories Stories Information
  • 17. obsolete THEN OUR ROLE IN THE LIVES OF STUDENTS
  • 18. The following principles illustrate how knowledge construction can be facilitated: Provide multiple representations of reality; Represent the natural complexity of the real world; Focus on knowledge construction, not reproduction; Present authentic tasks (contextualizing rather than abstracting instruction); Provide real-world, case-based learning environments, rather than pre-determined instructional sequences; Foster reflective practice; Enable context-and content dependent knowledge construction; Support collaborative construction of knowledge through social negotiation. Jonassen (1994)
  • 19. 4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning 1. Instruction should be student- centered 2. Education should be collaborative 3. Learning should have context 4. Schools should be integrated with society http://www.teachthought.com/learning/4-essential-rules-of-21st-century-learning/
  • 20. 4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning 1. Instruction should be student- centered 2. Education should be collaborative 3. Learning should have context 4. Schools should be integrated with society
  • 21. 4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning 2. Education should be collaborative 2. Education should be collaborative 3. Learning should have context 4. Schools should be integrated with society Collaborativelearning
  • 22. 4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning 3. Learning should have context 2. Education should be collaborative 3. Learning should have context 4. Schools should be integrated with society
  • 23. 4 Essential Rules Of 21st Century Learning 4. Schools should be integrated with society 2. Education should be collaborative 3. Learning should have context 4. Schools should be integrated with society
  • 24. 7 Ways Teachers Use Social Media in the Classroom Encourage students to share work socially Use a hashtag to facilitate guest speaker discussions Require students to keep a blog Require original expert sources Use Google Hangouts Create a social classroom on Edmodo Hold a class in Second Life http://mashable.com/2013/08/18/social-media-teachers/
  • 25. Encourage students to share work socially
  • 26. Use a hashtag to facilitate guest speaker discussions
  • 27. Require students to keep a blog
  • 28. Require original expert sources
  • 29. Use Google Hangouts
  • 30. Create a social classroom on Edmodo
  • 31. Hold a class in Second Life
  • 32. Learning with
  • 33. Why Facebook ? Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg) (TIME) 2010
  • 34. Facebook
  • 35. Facebook
  • 36. Facebook
  • 37. Facebook
  • 38. Facebook
  • 39. Facebook
  • 40. Facebook
  • 41. Facebook
  • 42. Facebook
  • 43. Facebook
  • 44. Facebook
  • 45. Facebook 1. Profile 5,000 2. Group 5,000 3. Page Facebook Application
  • 46. Facebook Page 1. 2. 3. 4. RSS 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. / 10.
  • 47. 1. Invite your friends Page Friends Profile 2. Tell your fans Page 3. Promote this Page on your website Page (Like Box) / Page
  • 48. Post status updates Link
  • 49. Facebook Page Facebook Page (Profile) Facebook Profile Create a Page Page
  • 50. Page Page Page Local Business or Place
  • 51. Skip 1 2
  • 52. URL Page Set Address Page
  • 53. Page Profile Page Profile Page Account
  • 54. Page Page Page Edit Page Manage Permission Page
  • 55. Page
  • 56. Page Page
  • 57. Browse View Page Page
  • 58. Page
  • 59. Cover Page Add a Cover Upload Photo
  • 60. Photos Add Photos
  • 61. Select Photos Open
  • 62. +Add More Photos Post Photos
  • 63. Page Create Album
  • 64. Page Edit Page Manage Permissions Application Page Apps Application ( Apps)
  • 65. Apps Edit Settings Available (add) okay
  • 66. Apps Apps
  • 67. (Apps) Facebook Page Apps 2 Apps Facebook 2. Apps
  • 68. Page Edit Page Manage Permissions Delete Page Save Page
  • 69.