Introduction To Social Media In Education

Start using social media to innovate learning and create, build and grow your personal learning network.
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (168 ratings)
10,916 students
Introduction To Social Media In Education
Rating: 3.9 out of 5 (168 ratings)
10,916 students
Using the right network for the right purpose
Creating private and secure networks
Building an online school community
Building your PLN
Using social media for professional development

Requirements

  • Reliable Internet connection
Description

Social media has revolutionized communication, business and even the way we interact day to day. This detailed course will show you how social networks can be used to innovate the classroom and broaden your own professional skill-set and personal learning network.

Leigh Technology Academy ICT teacher and social media addict Toby Adams presents this comprehensive and fun introduction to social media in education. With tutorials taking you through the four major social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest), the course provides everything you need to get up to speed in social media as well as create, build and grow your personal learning network.

What is covered in this course?

  1. Twitter
  2. Facebook
  3. Google+
  4. Pinterest

What will you master on successful completion of this course?

  • Choosing the right social network for you and your school
  • Understanding the key differences and benefits between different social networks
  • Ensuring privacy and security settings are put in place
  • Using social networks to find and share content and media
  • Using social media to grow and nurture an invaluable personal learning network (PLN)
  • Setting up school and class pages on social networks
  • Using social media to build a community in your school and professional network
  • Applying practical examples in your personal networks and with your students

Discounts are available for group, school or district purchases - please contact us to inquire further.

Who this course is for:
  • Educators
  • Teachers
  • Librarians
  • Principals
  • Instructors/Trainers
  • Consultants
Course content
6 sections • 45 lectures • 3h 19m total length
  • Introduction
    00:40
  • Why Twitter?
    05:38
  • Setting up
    09:41
  • Your Twitter profile
    06:20
  • Settings and privacy
    04:58
  • Following users
    04:49
  • Following lists
    05:50
  • Basics of tweeting
    05:33
  • Replies and links
    02:40
  • Hashtags for education
    03:14
  • Interactions and discovery
    04:32
  • Links and retweeting
    04:36
  • Images and location
    02:57
  • Subscribing to lists
    02:58
  • 3rd party tools
    04:15
  • Mobile apps
    03:09
  • A practical example
    01:38
  • Account setup - part 1
    04:10
  • Account setup - part 2
    06:02
  • Privacy and settings
    04:23
  • Facebook profile
    07:57
  • Friends and subscriptions
    03:51
  • Sharing, photos and polls
    05:31
  • Sharing the web
    02:50
  • Facebook pages
    04:52
  • Message and events
    04:47
  • Facebook apps
    04:34
  • Account setup - part 1
    05:17
  • Account setup - part 2
    05:51
  • Google+ basics
    06:02
  • Privacy and settings
    06:14
  • Circles
    03:32
  • +1 and sharing
    03:38
  • Hangouts
    06:08
  • Using Google services
    05:58
  • Brand/School pages
    06:22
  • Pinterest overview
    03:48
  • Pinterest basics
    04:52
  • Settings and privacy
    02:31
  • Start pinning
    03:02
  • Pin it button
    03:13
  • Working with pins
    02:53
  • Profile and activity
    03:46
  • Search and pinning content
    03:04
  • Thank You
    00:52

Instructor
Professional development for cutting edge educators
Fractus Learning
  • 4.3 Instructor Rating
  • 2,299 Reviews
  • 59,629 Students
  • 3 Courses

Fractus Learning works with educators around the globe to promote cutting edge technology skills, tools and resources. We focus on how technology can improve the learning experience, pedagogical outcomes and make education a joy for all students.

Our goal is to motivate, excite and enhance the teaching skill set with the use of technology, making sure educators are always on the cutting edge.