Published on March 20, 2014
Yackety Yak Please Talk Back Haley Duck Meridian Community College Meridian, MS
Then and Now
Presentation Goal • After today’s presentation, participants will know how to use and implement communication tools in their classroom to get the students interacting using technology. This session will highlight Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress, all of which will keep you connected and get your students talking.
Which One Are You?? • Emma? • Husband?
Don’t Judge The Book By Its Homepage • 1.11 Billions users • Free to use and view • Requires account setup • Create Group – Make Private – Invite students
Facebook cont. • Uses: – Bibliography – Notes – Chapter summary – Research topics – Homework assignments – Q and A – Announcements/Deadlines
Facebook cont. Pros: • Easy to use • Familiarity • Peer connection • Videos and images • Separation of personal and school Cons: • Device required • Displayed responses
Tweedly Deedly Dee, Tweet Tweet • Over 230 Million users • Free to view and use • Requires account setup • Connect by following • Create page – Create tweet then tag instructor
Twitter cont. • Uses: – Test bonus questions/answers – Professional ReTweets – Project ideas – Homework assignments – Q and A – Announcements/deadlines
Twitter cont. Pros: • Following and being followed • Videos and images • ReTweets • Announcements/reminders • Professional users • Instant Messaging Cons: • Character Limit (140) • Device required • Separation of personal and school tweets
No Whammies With Your WordPress Luck • Over 75 million blog site • Free to use and view – Option for upgrades • Requires account setup • Follow Blogs
WordPress cont. • Uses: – Weekly blogs – Chapter summary – Projects – Notes – Announcements/deadlines
WordPress cont. Cons:Pros: • Creativity • Post length • Videos, images, links • Professional not personal • Blogroll • Limited themes • Device required • Less peer connection • User friendliness
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What’s the Point???? • Student connection • Instructor presence • Retention
QUESTIONS?? The End firstname.lastname@example.org
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