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Social Media and Networking in the Classroom

Started this discussion. Last reply by Angus Chan Mar 16, 2012. 3 Replies

Hello Everyone! I'm curious how instructors have been or are considering using social media and networking in the classroom; whether it is K-12 or higher education, what tools, techniques are you…Continue

 

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Angus Chan replied to Bushra saeed khan's discussion Will there be a positive impact on the development of reading skills of students if e-books are introduced and put in libraries?
"Public libraries already have ebooks for people to reserve and takeout.  There is the convenience factor i.e. you don't have to be at the library to search and check-out books and as people are slowly gravitating to eReaders for home use,…"
Mar 27, 2012
Angus Chan replied to Skye's discussion twitter and facebook
"Back in 2009, Pew Internet reports that services like Twitter are mostly used by young adults age 18-24 (http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2010/Social-Media-and-Young-Adults/Part-3/4-Twitter-among-teens-and-adults.aspx). Most likely this generation…"
Mar 21, 2012
Angus Chan replied to Skye's discussion twitter and facebook
"You'll also need to consider how public you want to me and where people are going for information.  If you're main goal is a private social network, then something like Edmodo is good as it provides you that walled garden (i.e. for…"
Mar 19, 2012
Angus Chan replied to Skye's discussion twitter and facebook
"It depends on what you're looking for. Twitter provides a fantastic way to distribute information and follow people without requiring you to sacriface too much on privacy.  i.e. I can create an account with any name/alias and not have to…"
Mar 19, 2012
Angus Chan replied to Kate Miller's discussion Is cursive worth teaching and learning today?
"On a personal level, my daughter's school no longer teaches cursive - only printing now (I hope she never is asked to "sign" something as I'm not sure how she'd do it).  How I take notes today it's a combination of…"
Mar 19, 2012
Angus Chan replied to Razep Echeng's discussion Using social network tool in learning and teaching
"I see, in these cases it's troublesome especially when the writer is commenting something that you wish to verify.  Its the difference between verifiable claim and opinion.  Former president Ronald Reagan's catch phrase was…"
Mar 16, 2012
Angus Chan replied to Angus Chan's discussion Social Media and Networking in the Classroom
"Interesting how schools block or use walled gardens in their approach to using Social Media and Networking.  Pros and Cons to this approach.  For those under 13, I know there are agreements that prevents children under this age from using…"
Mar 16, 2012
Wesley Emlet replied to Angus Chan's discussion Social Media and Networking in the Classroom
"I have not used social media sites because of my district's policies which result in every site being blocked.  Instead, there are ways around this that I haven't personally used yet but I would love to attempt with my third…"
Mar 15, 2012
Josette Soard Nase replied to Angus Chan's discussion Social Media and Networking in the Classroom
"My county uses Edmodo for middle and high schools.  Some elementary schools are using it, too.  It is very much like facebook, but it much more secure as only those with the code to join can be on a classroom's Edmodo page.   I…"
Mar 15, 2012
Angus Chan replied to Elizabeth Crawford's discussion 15 Flipped Classrooms We Can Learn From
"There's an article on Wired.com regarding the Khan Academy's new iPad app that allows for flipped classes in any location i.e. no longer need to be connected at home, you can download and watch the videos in any location now. …"
Mar 15, 2012
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Social Media and Networking in the Classroom

Hello Everyone! I'm curious how instructors have been or are considering using social media and networking in the classroom; whether it is K-12 or higher education, what tools, techniques are you considering?  For example: Have you tried using Twitter to facilitate question and answer sessions within a lecture? Do you set a policy how you'll be using social media/networking in your classes to set expectations with your students? Does the school board have a social media / networking policy that…See More
Mar 15, 2012
Angus Chan replied to Razep Echeng's discussion Using social network tool in learning and teaching
"Hi Razep,   It's interesting that you've brought this up considering that the MLA has come up with a standard for citing Tweets from Twitter (http://www.mla.org/style/style_faq/mlastyle_cite_a_tweet).  I also found out that Boise…"
Mar 15, 2012
Angus Chan replied to Steve Hargadon's discussion Introductions
"Hi Everyone!   I'm Angus Chan, a Technical Product Manager from Desire2Learn, working out of our Kitchener, Ontario, Canada office.  I focus mainly on Integration and Middleware (i.e. work with partners to determine how we can…"
Mar 15, 2012

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