Introduction To Social Media In Education

Start using social media to innovate learning and create, build and grow your personal learning network.
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  • Lectures 45
  • Contents Video: 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2013 English

Course 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.

What are the requirements?

  • Reliable Internet connection

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What is the target audience?

  • Educators
  • Teachers
  • Librarians
  • Principals
  • Instructors/Trainers
  • Consultants

What you get with this course?

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

00:40
What will you learn in this course?
Section 1: Twitter
05:38
  • Twitter for professional development
  • Twitter for communication
  • Twitter for PLN
09:41
  • Creating an account
  • Exploring Twitter
06:20
  • Personalizing Twitter
  • Adding account details
  • Choosing an avatar
04:58
  • Twitter settings
  • Tuning privacy and security
04:49
  • Finding educators to follow
  • Following users
  • Un-following users
05:50
  • What is a list?
  • Setting up lists
  • Adding users to your lists
05:33
  • Your first Tweet
  • Mentioning users on Twitter
  • Hashtags
02:40
  • Replying to Tweets
  • Adding links to Tweets
03:14
  • Education hashtags
  • Saving searches
04:32
  • Notifications and interactions
  • Discovering users and information
04:36
  • Tweeting from websites
  • Retweeting
02:57
  • Adding images to Tweets
  • Adding location to Tweets
02:58
  • Finding Twitter lists
  • Subscribing to lists
04:15
  • WeFollow - Twitter directory
  • Timehop - Twitter time travel
  • dlvr.it - Distribute your blog to Twitter
03:09
  • Twitter mobile history
  • Twitter mobile app
01:38
  • The power of Twitter
  • Sourcing your PLN
Section 2: Facebook
04:10
  • Creating a Facebook account
06:02
  • Adding initial profile information
04:23
  • Facebook security and privacy
  • Sharing privacy
  • Profile and tagging
07:57
  • Detailing profile information
  • Changing profile image
  • Personal information
03:51
  • Adding friends
  • Subscribing to users
05:31
  • Status updates and sharing
  • Posting photos
  • Posting a poll
02:50
  • Sharing links on Facebook
  • Sharing from websites
04:52
  • Discovering pages
  • Creating a school/class page
04:47
  • Using private messages
  • Setting up group events
04:34
  • Finding Facebook apps
  • Adding Facebook apps
  • App security and privacy
Section 3: Google+
05:17
  • Creating a Google account
  • Using your own Google account
05:51
  • Adding people you know
  • Following users of interest
  • Finalizing profile
06:02
  • Navigating Google+
  • Understanding the interface
06:14
  • Google account settings
  • Changing privacy and security settings
03:32
  • Organizing your social network
  • Understanding circles
  • Grouping your network
03:38
  • Plus one content
  •  Sharing content on Google+
06:08
  • Organize meetings on Google+
  • Start a Hangout
05:58
  • Linking with YouTube
  • Linking with Google Drive
  • Other Google services
06:22
  • Creating a school Google+ page
  • Using and managing a Google+ page
Section 4: Pinterest
03:48
  • Requesting an invite*
  • Overview of the network
* You can now sign up to Pinterest with Facebook/Twitter accounts
04:52
  • The Pinterest interface
  • The major Pinterest concepts
  • Finding content on Pinterest
02:31
  • Pinterest settings
  • Privacy options
03:02
  • Pinning on Pinterest
  • Uploading images
03:13
  • Adding the 'Pin It' button to your browser
  • Pinning from the web
02:53
  • Sharing content and repinning
  • Liking pins on Pinterest
03:46
  • Pinterest as a scrap booking tool
  • Collaboration on Pinterest
03:04
  • Searching pins
  • Finding content across Pinterest
Section 5: Wrap Up
00:52
  • Final thoughts
  • Further learning

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Instructor Biography

Fractus Learning, Professional development for cutting edge educators

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.

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