Your Name and Title: Elaine Plybon

 

School, Library, or Organization Name: Jack E. Singley Academy and MacArthur High School, Irving ISD

 

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Texas, USA

 

Language in Which You Will Present: English

 

Target Audience(s): Secondary teachers

 

Short Session Description (one line): Learn how to use the concept of social media in your classroom, even when the district blocks social networking websites.

 

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): Social networks aren't just a place where students chat with each other and post pictures. It is where many get their news and learn more about people, business, and events. This session will explore how educators can put this engaging venue to work in their classroom, rather than fighting against what has become a large part of students' lives. While it is true that social networks themselves can be a valuable tool in a classroom, the focus of this session will be resources to will enable educators in districts where social networking sites are blocked to utilize the concepts of social networking to create engaging and relevant lessons for their students.

 

Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: www.elaineplybon.net

Tags: 2012SLS, high school, middle school, social media, social network, technology

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