On March 10th 2016, I attended the NCCIA presentation at 9:00pm with Andy McPhee, Senior Acquisitions Editor with F.A. Davis, in RM219 in the 600 building at Rowan Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury, NC.
Using Social Media to Enhance your Teaching Learning and Practice
We would like to focus more on teaching rather than personal use, because we’re mostly familiar with that.
1.2 Billion on facebook, 1 billion on youtube, 150m on snapchat, 70m on pinterest, 232m on twitter. Now those numbers were from 2013.
WHy use social media? Spread infomation, educate students, interact with teachers and business owners, bloggers and community. Gain info and group collaboration. Never lose sight of the fact that you are always open and vulnerable. Keep everything on or above board. By and Large, hackers aren’t interested in us. We are unchallenging, and that’s our best security.
facebook.com/stella.bellman is a resusitation dummy. She is the face of a nursing program. Its a way to interact with students on social media without compromising privacy. Students interact like she’s real.
Main types of social media: Social network, microblogging, etc.
It is difficult to do facebook just for business. As soon as you open an account, they require you to add school, etc. Contacts come out of the woodwork. Its so easy to respond to a comment from the wrong accounts. It becomes difficult to keep the two worlds separate. Classmates create a group – a secret group so no one can see – only friend students and then unfriend students at the end of the semester. The profile becomes the problem.
Since community is built and small you get some nice stuff.
Its a good source for up to the minute news source and information-giving device. Andy is mainly using IFTTT to flip facebook posts to twitter.
Trying to become facebook. Losing some of its mission. Its still a fine way to network and find work. JOBS is a great feature if posting. Its a job networking site and SPAMMERS are coming on to become a connection.
SOCIAL BOOKMARKING with DIGG, REDDIT, STUMBLEUPON
all collect URL and show based on your interests. It will populate with information that are shared or digged most.
vimeo, youtube, instagram, Vine
THere are a million of these. Periscope for example is new, and there will be millions within the next few years.
Student project: Watch one, Do one, Teach one. It engages students in the process, and builds a community. They know they’re being recorded and the know they want to do it right. How do you know a video is reliable? The info is out there, but is it right? do you know anything about the host? What are your parameters and understanding.
Pinterest is an oddball. You’re sharing only images – they link in the background, but goes well for fashion, shoes, jewelry, and recipe. Its mostly pushing for women, but that isn’t the only audience. Andy uses it for books. He gets lots of re-pins. Does it help the business? it is unknown. How might it be used in the classroom? For graphic design and social media statistics, it makes a nice research site available for students.
BLOGS AND REVIEWS
Wordpress, Blogger, Goodreads. Ongoing copywriting, ideas, representation, explanation. Getting students started is more than half the job.
Seven Basic Learning Styles
Learners come in 7 basics styles: Visual, Aural, Verbal, Physical, Logical, Social, Solitary. Visual: items in space. Aural: sound and music. Verbal: speech and writing. Physical: using body, hands, sense of touch. Logical: logic, reasoning, systems. Social: learning in groups or with people. Solitary: Prefering to work alone or self-study.
Real interactivity should look to children’s e-book! Most publishing companiestake a book and retrofit to a digital platform. Consider starting with a chapters summary: what’s the final takeaway. Students should then be able to wind their way through the learning pattern to assemble the material. Test them on the summary. Retrofitting does not solve this issue. Children’s books do this, because content is so limited.
Areas of the brain are involved in this. look to Occipital Lobe for graphic designers. Parietal lobe, frontal lobe, temporal lobe, cerebellum. [see slide for more information above at bit.ly address] In addition to this, there are learning styles
Using Social Media to Enhance Your Teaching, Learning, and Practice
I learn by seeing.
I listen and learn
audio backed PPT
I enjoy learning in groups.
Google Docs or other simultanous-editing apps
Synchronous or asynchronous discussion boards
I learn by doing
Difficult on social media
demonstrate for video outlet
I’m thankful for technology
scripting for youtube video (sequencing)
I enjoy learning in groups
google docs or simultaneous editing apps
synchronous or synchronus discussion baords
blogs and wiki
I learn best on my own
Working with Social Media
Plan, Produce, Give Back. Plan from the very beginning. What do you want SM to do for you? You literally can’t be in everything. Choose your battles.
Communicate with colleagues
Promote self in professional community
Choose your outlets, and get everyone on board. Build Follow/Friend lists. Do this slowly. Search for the content that you like. Follow them. Set your accounts to follow an RT of every follower. Check outlets regularly to increase lists. Build your community. You cannot set this up to run on its own.
Produce with Social Media
Write and Share your knowledge. You are teachers, provide the content, but don’t get into arguments. Communicate, Listen and respond. Experiment
Don’t just read, post
Help, don’t push
Follow the “rules”
11 Rules of Social Media Etiquette
Give more than you receive
Don’t be an idle chatterbox
Don’t interfere with other’s efforts
Remember that cheaters never win
Build quality relationships
Stop being too aggressive
Respect the community
Listen to others
Be accountable for your actions
Words to the Wise
Be Careful With YOur Personal Information. Would you want your boss to see whatever you’re posting? If not, don’t bother writing it. NEVER post or repost student information. Never, Ever post a negative piece about a student, in fact, just post positive materials. No swearing. No criticizing individuals by name or other descriptors. Always professional, courteous, helpful
Above all… Have Fun. Play with it. The more you engage, the more you’ll be able to