Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, it’s seems everyone, including your students, talk about ways the Internet let’s them stay in touch and see what others are doing. Since many of your students are already there, have you been curious if any of these tools might keep them engaged in your class? Do you ever wonder if there might be some time effective ways to communicate with their parents? GoogleDocs, Adobe ConnectNow, iGoogle, Flicker, animoto, earth album, Teacher Tube, blogs, virtual labs and yes, even Facebook and Twitter can help you add dimension and interest to your class. Discover tips to use a variety of social media and online tools to help your students. You will also spend some time discussing ways to overcome resistance you might encounter in using these programs. For any teacher interested in social media, from beginners to advanced social networkers.
About Your Instructor
Dan Torrez has worked side by side with teachers and school administrators to implement successful social media strategies. For teachers and administrators who have struggled with finding the right social media approach, Dan has helped to ease technology fears, grow understanding of the ways social media can benefit instruction and learning, and build strategic, easy-to-follow plans for successful social media implementation. His experience working in public schools and with youth and community education programs gives Dan a uniquely varied social media expertise that appeals to teachers, parents and youth.
"My knowledge about existing technologies and how to use them has increased immensely during this class." - Cara Good
About online learning
Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It's easy. It's fun.
How the Course Works
It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom. You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.
Once inside the online classroom, here's what you can expect.
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact the Continuing Education department at least eight weeks in advance at: (262) 595-3340 (V), (262) 595-2513 (FAX) or e-mail at email@example.com. Requests are kept confidential.
Monday, March 6, 2017 - Friday, March 31, 2017
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