Topic outline

  • Welcome

    Hello and welcome to Socially Networked Learning. This module and the others like it have been created to give you a self-paced introduction to a variety of topics related to learning and teaching on mobile devices.

    Each module is composed of the following sections:

    Overview - This offers a description of the main ideas within the module, the driving objectives, and the essential questions.
    Investigation - Here is a curated pathway for learning about your module’s topics complete with explanations, links and ideas for learning.
    Application & Discussions - In this section, you’ll complete a specific activity related to the module topic that asks you to put your learning into action, and a link to posting and sharing your learning for deeper discussion
    Further Investigation - If the initial Investigation was dipping your toe in the learning, this section gives you a chance to dive in, explore things more deeply, and provide yourself with an archive of resources for shifting your practice.


    If you need help at any point during the module, the SVVSD Instructional Technology Coordinators are always here to help you. Should you run into a hiccup, send an email to itc-team-group@svvsd.org, and we’ll be happy to help.

    • Module Overview

      Objective:

      • Participants will complete this module with an understanding of the affordances and limitations of leveraging social media in formal learning spaces.

      Essential Questions:

      • How can social media help teaching and learning in my classroom?

      • What resources are available for guiding and informing my thinking around the use of social media in the classroom?

      • What are important considerations and implications of social networking in teaching and learning?

      Definitions - Key Vocabulary

      • Social Networkinga website or other application that enables users to communicate with each other by posting information, comments, messages, images, etc..

      • Social Mediaforms of electronic communication (as Web sites for social networking and microblogging) through which users create online communities to share information, ideas, personal messages, and other content (as videos) 

      How does this module align with Tier 1 and the Teaching & Learning Cycle?

      • Core Instruction and Assessment
      • Context, Environment, Instruction/Assessment, Metacognition, Transfer and Life Long Learners

      Apps

      • Investigation

        Social networking is one of the most engaging tools to enter the world of a more connected educational environment.  Watch and read the resources below to get a sense of the potential for socially networked learning.

      • Application & Discussions

        The first link in this section will take you to the assignment connected to this module.  Please complete the assignment and then move onto the discussion questions below.

      • Sample Resources

        Tools/Social Networks

        • Delicious
          •  A free and easy tool to save, organize, and discover interesting links on the web
        • Diigo
          • Diigo is a free social bookmarking, research, and knowledge sharing tool  created to mimic the ease of taking notes while providing a network for   sharing and discovering information.  
        • eduClipper (How to Use eduClipper)
          • eduClipper is born out of the educational need for teachers and students to have a better platform to explore, share, and contribute resources and materials to help enhance teaching and learning of both a formal and personal nature.
        • Ning
          • Ning makes it easy to launch your own social network in a matter of minutes.

          • A global community of education professionals that are passionate about transforming the learning experience with digital media, the Discovery Educator Network (DEN) connects members across town and around the world through social media, virtual conferences and in-person events.
        • Twitter
          • Twitter is a service for friends, family, and coworkers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent messages.

        Readings and Watchings