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Class One: The New Internet and Social Media

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Web 2.0 and Social Media

Class One: The new Internet and Social Media 

  Supplementary Information

Introductions & Course Expectations


Wired Campus-The Chronicle of Higher Ed


Social Media Revolution 2010


Pay Attention


Little Red Riding Hood in 2.0


Poll Everywhere





Take the Web Tools Quiz







Social Learning: an explanation using Twitter


How It Works:  The Way We Work


What the Hell Is Social Media in 2 Minutes


A wiki refers to content created online

as a result of multiple users working on

the same content, but at different times

and from different places. (McIntosh, 2/09)


Famous sites for use and creation: 

Wikipedia,   Wiktionary     Wikiversity    

pbworks      Wiki              Wikispaces





Syllabus ZERD-078-400 Review


Sign in to Course Participants and start using our course wiki




Tips for a Good Looking Wiki


Educational Wikis


Wikis for University Faculty 


Finding the Right Tool


Getting Tricky with Wikis


Interview:  The State of Wikis in Education


How Wikis Streamline Student Collaboration Projects


Uses for Wikihow in Literacy


Fifty Ways to Use Wikis for a More
and Interactive Classroom


Welcome to TEFLPedia!


Play:  A Wiki Sandbox
5 minute break time!    






Social Media:

Any online media that allows users to

interact with one another (i.e. socialize).

(McIntosh, 2/09)







Teen Content Creator


A Vision of Students Today (2007) 



Welcome to the Frustration Decade (and The Decade of Change) (by Seth Godin)

Using Social Media in Small Colleges


Social Media Tools on NYTimes,com FAQs 


Study: Ages of social network users 


The Science of Building Trust with Social Media



Blogs are online journals where the author

can write (blog) about any interest s/he wants.

The blogger can also use the blog to share

content picked up from other social media

sites (YouTube, Issuu) by taking advantage

of the simple embed codes offered by

those content hosts. (McIntosh, 2/09)


Blogger Good all-purpose blog; easy to set up and easy to comment (will allow comments from igoogle or livejournal accounts without a Blogger account)
Wordpress  Lots of options; takes more time to set up 
 Tumblr Easy to set up with nice backgrounds; difficult to comment if you don't have an account; allows anonymous comments
Livejournal  Takes a bit of time to set up, but does include many options; allows anonymous comments

Designed for educators. See http://edublogs.org/guide/

for more information.

 Typepad There appears to be a charge for using Typepad after the free trial period expires.


Let's start blogging!




What possibilities are there for using blogs in your class?  How?


What would be the benefits/challenges to your students for using blogs as opposed to paper journals?


What would be the benefits/challenges to you as the instructor for using blogs in your classes?


Benefits/challenges to you as a learner?


How to Get Started with Blogging


Setting Up a Blog in Wordpress 


100 Best Blogs for Educators


Creating a Teacher's Online Hubdocs.google.com/View?docid=df8b89sj_324h7b58tgq


Here’s My First Five Tips For Writing Better Blog Posts — What Are Yours?

Video:  Social Media Blues - What can you identify as relating to technology?  


Exploration Guide: Educational Uses of Blogs, Wikis, RSS Feeds, etc.


Exemplary Collection of Open eLearning Content Repositories










Tuesday, June 29

In class:        We will start by discussing expectations of this course. We will briefly discuss what the terms web 2.0 and social media refer to.  Students will then learn to maneuver through our course wiki.  They will set up their own blogs and learn how to create posts. 


1.  Bring a digital photograph of yourself to class next week or post it on Course Participants page. 

2.  Write your first post about one of the following: (a) an article or two you've read from the above supplementary information; or (b) a slide or video presentation from the above supplementary information; or (c) your thoughts, hopes, expectations, concerns about this class;  or (d) your thoughts or beliefs concerning social media.



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