Session 1 Outline by Elaine Young

Per your requests here is the course outline I followed (very loosely) on Monday. I skipped some things (as you will see), but it dose give you the links and information overview.

Summer Institute for Educators
June 2009
MIC 3rd Floor

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
Trying out Social Networking Tools

Small Group: What do you hope to get from this workshop?

Setting the Context: Why is social media so darn important anyway? It's not the tools, it's the PEOPLE. Clay Shirky TED Video:
Iran Social Media Timeline:

Tools we will work with today:
Twitter. Set up accounts.
Twitter Management Tools: TweetDeck Demonstration. Set up PeopleBrowsr
Facebook. Making Connections through Groups
FriendFeed. Demo and Discussion
Mobile: Why MOBILE is going to be VITAL in your Teaching

Twitter (With Tweetdeck/PeopleBrowsr demo):
Set up account if you don't have one. If you do, help the person next to you.
Basic Definitions: @, #, RT
Class brainstorms our "Hashtag"
Individuals post questions/reflections/concerns via hashtag (TweetDeck Demo)
Small Group: How might I use Twitter in my Class. All report ONE or TWO to the class via Twitter Hashtag (Peoplebrowsr Demo)

Why is FB even more important? Connect, Share, Comment
The Power of REAL APPLICATIONS (demo Blog, News sharing, Groups)
All set up FB Account. Friend Elaine. Join Group: SummerInst09
Small Group Convo: How can I really use FB in my class? Two note-takers: One via Twitter and class hashtag, other via FB Group. (We'll discuss differences in the afternoon).

What is Friendfeed and how is it different/similar to FB and Twitter
Why use it? Searchable, aggregates, conversations, real time, powerful search

Augmented Reality Technology Integration
Demo: GE
Layar Browser Demo:

Just for fun if we have time: Google as a wealth of opportunity
Docs, Spreadsheets, Presentation, Groups
Earth/Maps (check out street view)

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
What are the challenges presented in education by today's technology?

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