#ELD11 Harnessing Social Networks in Your Classrooms

I was honored to be asked to speak at the inaugural Emerging Learning Design conference on June 3. When I first spoke with AJ Kelton about it, we decided together that speaking about how middle and high school students are using social networks in their classrooms would be a suitable topic. The assumption was that current college students most likely viewed social networks, like Facebook, differently than those having used these types of sites since adolescence. The plan was to present Harnessing Social Networks in Your Classrooms.

There were some additional resources that the folks that attended the session and I spoke about:

Social Media: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2011/05/social_media_two_steps_forward.html

Twitter Goes to College
http://www.usnews.com/education/articles/2010/08/16/twitter-goes-to-college-

The Effect of Twitter on College Students Engagement and Grades
http://blog.reyjunco.com/pdf/JuncoHeibergerLokenTwitterEngagementGrades.pdf

50 Ways to Use Twitter in the College Classroom
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2009/06/08/50-ways-to-use-twitter-in-the-college-classroom/

Twitter Chats and Hashtags:

Directory of #highered tweetups, hashtags & twitter chats
http://edutweetups.com/twitter-chats/

#HigherEdChat
#collegechat
#PhDchat
#lrnchat
#edchat

Cybraryman’s Educational Twitter Hashtags
http://www.cybraryman.com/edhashtags.html

I really enjoyed the conversation that proceeded my presentation. The attendees spoke about honest concerns like friending students, time spent on computers and filtering. I wish we had more than the 55 minutes allotted, but there were so many other wonderful presentations to attend and only so much time to go around.

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2 thoughts on “#ELD11 Harnessing Social Networks in Your Classrooms

  1. Jeff Raybon says:

    I enjoyed your post and your video about Edmodo. Thanks for the all links. I’m trying to learn to be social network savvy and sure these links will help. Thanks, Jeff

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