Leveraging the Power of Social Media in the Classroom

Presenter: Elaine Plybon
Location: Bedford, Texas USA
Twitter: @eplybon

Presentation Description: Teenagers spend 80% of their time on the internet involved in social networking websites. This presentation explores the ways educators can utilize their understanding of these venues to create engaging lessons that will help students gain content knowledge, assist teachers in assessing student progress, and provide opportunities for discussions about the students’ own digital footprints. The presentation is designed with the educator who has to deal with restrictive internet filters and even a total lack of internet availability for students.

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Elaine Plybon’s web site: http://www.elaineplybon.net/

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5 Responses to “Leveraging the Power of Social Media in the Classroom”

  1. Thanks for sharing the tools, and the rationale for using those tools, in your presentation. I appreciate it.
    Kevin

  2. Nancy Scofield says:

    Thank you for the good ideas. I found the Fakebook PowerPoint template to be very helpful, and I’m already using it with my 11th grade English classes as they create a series of characters to go with our Spoon River Anthology project. They LOVE it! I would never want to write another biography paper again if I had the option creating a project like this instead.

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