Introduction To Social Media In Education
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Introduction To Social Media In Education

Start using social media to innovate learning and create, build and grow your personal learning network.
3.5 (59 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
6,104 students enrolled
Created by Fractus Learning
Last updated 4/2013
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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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 is the target audience?
  • Educators
  • Teachers
  • Librarians
  • Principals
  • Instructors/Trainers
  • Consultants
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
03:19:28
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Introduction
1 Lecture 00:40
What will you learn in this course?
Introduction
00:40
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Twitter
16 Lectures 01:12:48
  • Twitter for professional development
  • Twitter for communication
  • Twitter for PLN
Why Twitter?
05:38

  • Creating an account
  • Exploring Twitter
Setting up
09:41

  • Personalizing Twitter
  • Adding account details
  • Choosing an avatar
Your Twitter profile
06:20

  • Twitter settings
  • Tuning privacy and security
Settings and privacy
04:58

  • Finding educators to follow
  • Following users
  • Un-following users
Following users
04:49

  • What is a list?
  • Setting up lists
  • Adding users to your lists
Following lists
05:50

  • Your first Tweet
  • Mentioning users on Twitter
  • Hashtags
Basics of tweeting
05:33

  • Replying to Tweets
  • Adding links to Tweets
Replies and links
02:40

  • Education hashtags
  • Saving searches
Hashtags for education
03:14

  • Notifications and interactions
  • Discovering users and information
Interactions and discovery
04:32

  • Tweeting from websites
  • Retweeting
Links and retweeting
04:36

  • Adding images to Tweets
  • Adding location to Tweets
Images and location
02:57

  • Finding Twitter lists
  • Subscribing to lists
Subscribing to lists
02:58

  • WeFollow - Twitter directory
  • Timehop - Twitter time travel
  • dlvr.it - Distribute your blog to Twitter
3rd party tools
04:15

  • Twitter mobile history
  • Twitter mobile app
Mobile apps
03:09

  • The power of Twitter
  • Sourcing your PLN
A practical example
01:38
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Facebook
10 Lectures 48:57
  • Creating a Facebook account
Account setup - part 1
04:10

  • Adding initial profile information
Account setup - part 2
06:02

  • Facebook security and privacy
  • Sharing privacy
  • Profile and tagging
Privacy and settings
04:23

  • Detailing profile information
  • Changing profile image
  • Personal information
Facebook profile
07:57

  • Adding friends
  • Subscribing to users
Friends and subscriptions
03:51

  • Status updates and sharing
  • Posting photos
  • Posting a poll
Sharing, photos and polls
05:31

  • Sharing links on Facebook
  • Sharing from websites
Sharing the web
02:50

  • Discovering pages
  • Creating a school/class page
Facebook pages
04:52

  • Using private messages
  • Setting up group events
Message and events
04:47

  • Finding Facebook apps
  • Adding Facebook apps
  • App security and privacy
Facebook apps
04:34
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Google+
9 Lectures 49:02
  • Creating a Google account
  • Using your own Google account
Account setup - part 1
05:17

  • Adding people you know
  • Following users of interest
  • Finalizing profile
Account setup - part 2
05:51

  • Navigating Google+
  • Understanding the interface
Google+ basics
06:02

  • Google account settings
  • Changing privacy and security settings
Privacy and settings
06:14

  • Organizing your social network
  • Understanding circles
  • Grouping your network
Circles
03:32

  • Plus one content
  •  Sharing content on Google+
+1 and sharing
03:38

  • Organize meetings on Google+
  • Start a Hangout
Hangouts
06:08

  • Linking with YouTube
  • Linking with Google Drive
  • Other Google services
Using Google services
05:58

  • Creating a school Google+ page
  • Using and managing a Google+ page
Brand/School pages
06:22
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Pinterest
8 Lectures 27:09
  • Requesting an invite*
  • Overview of the network
* You can now sign up to Pinterest with Facebook/Twitter accounts
Pinterest overview
03:48

  • The Pinterest interface
  • The major Pinterest concepts
  • Finding content on Pinterest
Pinterest basics
04:52

  • Pinterest settings
  • Privacy options
Settings and privacy
02:31

  • Pinning on Pinterest
  • Uploading images
Start pinning
03:02

  • Adding the 'Pin It' button to your browser
  • Pinning from the web
Pin it button
03:13

  • Sharing content and repinning
  • Liking pins on Pinterest
Working with pins
02:53

  • Pinterest as a scrap booking tool
  • Collaboration on Pinterest
Profile and activity
03:46

  • Searching pins
  • Finding content across Pinterest
Search and pinning content
03:04
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Wrap Up
1 Lecture 00:52
  • Final thoughts
  • Further learning
Thank You
00:52
About the Instructor
Fractus Learning
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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.