For those who did or didn't attend the the presentation on Social Media for professional and classroom use, we have provided the resources here for you. A summary of the presentation in blog form will follow, but for now, enjoy!
Effective Uses of Facebook and Twitter in the Classroom
|Uses/Benefits||Personal||Professional||Classroom Announcements||Classroom Interaction|
|Keep connected with family, friends, and interests about important and/or frivolous things.||Networking, CFPs, major scholars/professionals in the field, professional opportunities, industry news, and professional organizations.||Reminding students about assignments, last minute changes, recommending links/resources for class or the school, and sharing advice.||Developing discussions outside the classroom, organizing course information, and soliciting feedback.|
#HashtagsLess concerns with anonymity
|Same as above, but 140-space posts.||Same as above, but 140-space posts.||Same as above, but 140-space posts.||Same as above, but 140-space posts.|
Backchannel to class for conversation or notes.
Language manipulation skills
|Example #1||“Hey Joe—check out this video”||“Anyone going to conference X and wanna split a room?”||“Who has started their paper yet—remember, it’s due tomorrow!”||“The first 5 people to find legitimate internet sources on today’s lesson, will get a bonus point.”|
|Example #2||“My cat did the cutest thing.”||“According to ‘reliable news source,’ your industry is about to implode.”||“Class is cancelled today—keep reading for next class.”||“What are the three major things you took from today’s class?”|
|Example #3||“Who wants to go to a movie tonite?”||“The National Association of Stuff is hosting a conference in your town.”||“Here’s a link related to yesterday’s discussion.”||“What do we think of this link in lieu of last week’s class discussion on topic X?”|
|Example #4||“I’m bored…totally.”||“Anyone know anyone that works at Company X—I’m trying to get a hold of someone for a contract option.”||“Don’t forget to bring the other book to class tomorrow.”||“What challenges are you finding with this assignment, reading, or course?”|
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Recommends Books on the Topic of Social Media, Digital Technology, and Modern Society
- Anderson, Chris. Free: The Future of a Radical Price. New York: Hyperion, 2009.
- Bauerlein, Mark. The Digital Divide: Arguments for and against Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2011.
- Botsman, Rachel, and Roo Rogers. What's Mine Is Yours: The Rise of Collaborative Consumption. New York: Harper Business, 2010.
- Carr, Nicholas G. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010.
- Chatfield, Tom. Fun Inc: Why Gaming Will Dominate the Twenty-First Century. New York, NY: Pegasus Books, 2010.
- Chen, Brian X. Always on: How the Iphone Unlocked the Anything - Anytime - Anywhere Future-and Locked Us in. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2011.
- Jarvis, Jeff. Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2011.
- Johnson, Steven. Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter. New York: Riverhead Books, 2005
- Levine, Robert. Free Ride: How Digital Parasites Are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back. New York: Doubleday, 2011.
- McGonigal, Jane. Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. New York: Penguin Press, 2011.
- Pariser, Eli. The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You. New York: Penguin Press, 2011
- Rose, Frank. The Art of Immersion: How the Digital Generation Is Remaking Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the Way We Tell Stories. New York: W.W. Norton & Co, 2011.
- Rushkoff, Douglas. Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age. Berkeley, Calif: Soft Skull Press, 2011.
- Shirky, Clay. Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age. New York: Penguin Press, 2010.
- Turkle, Sherry. Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other. New York: Basic Books, 2011