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PRESENTED BY:
INTRODUCTION
Social media is part of our daily activities: at home, at work, leisure
time and social relationship. Our lea...
We all wonder what’s going on with young boys and girls. We
regret and complain because of their lack of interest in schoo...
SOCIAL MEDIA: Definition
Social media are computer-mediated tools that allow people
to create, share or exchange informati...
Why use Social Media in (Language)
Teaching and Learning?
The Pedagogical Arguments:
• Familiarity: our students are alrea...
SOCIAL MEDIA……..
……allow the learner to participate
in actual, real-time, relevant
conversations taking place online,
and ...
Online interaction for teaching/learning.
• Online chat
• Online evaluation. Feedback
• Pre-class writing
• E-mail Feedbac...
COMMUNICATION
ONLINE GAMES
Search for information
ELECTRONIC BOOKS
CLASES
ASSIGNMENTS
SHOPPING FOR
TEACHING / LEARNING ITEMS
RESOURCES
STREAMING VIDEO
MOST IMPORTANT TYPES OF
INTERNET-BASED SOCIAL MEDIA ARE:
Some online tools that have been specifically
created for teaching.
TYPES EXAMPLES
Virtual learning environment Blackboard...
ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO USING
SOCIAL MEDIA.
• Collaborative projects
• Peer editing of compositions
• Email
• Reinforcement ...
Social media : Advantages
• It is a familiar tool. Most of your students are on social networking
platforms, and these ser...
• Engaging your students.
• The ability to share learning material.
• The potential to appeal to different learning styles...
• Ease of access. Social networking requires no
expensive equipment or modern upgrades -- all you
need is a computer or mo...
Social Media: Disadvantages
• The action factor. Unless the use of sites such as Facebook and
Twitter are incorporated int...
• Continual social media change.
• The possibility of malware infections or phishing scams.
• The need to filter and plan....
…how to
use social
media.
The challenge
for educators
is …..
Teach a class using:
• They can also communicate with friends and other
users through private or public messages and a chat
feature, it is also...
Fan page: An alternative to a group is a “fan page”, which, has the
advantage that your “status updates” will show up for ...
• Class Projects
• Follow news feeds.
• Share book reviews.
• Poll your class.
• Practice a foreign language.
• Create you...
An excellent way to ensure students are more engaged in the
learning experience, whether in a traditional classroom or at
...
• Send messages. From unexpected absences to rescheduling exams, it's
easy to send messages through Facebook.
• Share mult...
• Allows shy students a way to communicate. Shy students who may not
want to approach their teacher after class or during ...
• Share interesting websites. Students and instructors alike can post
interesting websites that add relevancy to the class...
• Inviting atmosphere. this offers students an opportunity for active
participation on a level playing field.
• Students a...
• Teach personal responsibility. Instructors can take this
opportunity to teach students how to responsibly use
Facebook a...
• These apps are great for both students and teachers and include
access to documents, research material, and presentation...
• Zoho Online Office. If your class is using Zoho for documents,
spreadsheets, or presentations, then this app is an inval...
Example - Classroom Group Page
TWITTERFOR
TEACHING/LEARNING
Tweets are a Source of authentic materials
E-MAIL for teaching and learning.
What’s e-mails…………………?
Email, e-mail stands for electronic
mail, it is the transmission of
messages (emails or email
messa...
Most popular free email service
• G-mail (google approach)
• Yahoo
• Outlook (hotmail)
Instructors can design e-mail assignments as:
NETWORKING
GRADES
ACTIVITIES
• PICASA TOOL. Send photos directly via e-mail using your Microsoft
Outlook or Gmail account.
highlight major points made in class, to
mention things you forgot to bring up in class,
or to give a heads-up about an un...
post a
handout
on the
Web,
answer
questions
a shy
student
might not
want to
ask in
class, or
give
bulletins
about
scheduli...
Listening Activities
Activity Possible technology
Listen a conversation CD, sitio web de audio, audioconferencia
Listen to...
Writing Activities Possible Technology
Ask and answer Text procesor, chat, e-mail, online
discussion.
Writing a text Word ...
Reading activities
Activities Possible technologies
Read a story, a poem, newspaper,
magazine, a book/novel, a letter, a
c...
Visual activities
Activity Possible technology
Watch a festival, artista, band, etc Ustream, internet,DVD, YouTube,
etc.
S...
E-MAILS: Advantages
• The most important benefit is its potential to offer
learners opportunities for much more valuable
c...
Some other advantages
of using emails in education
• Presence of teacher is not mandatory.
• Teachers can send assignment ...
E-mai: disadvantages
• Some students do not own technology in their homes.
• Many don’t have internet service at home or a...
CONCLUSION
We knew technology was important to communicate all around the
world. However, now we have a wider idea of the usefulness ...
SOME SUGGESTIONS……
Ask how to get in any internet web
site via google or explorer.
Download video-tutorials or virtual
tours of the applica...
Five ways to use Social Media…….
…… in Language Teaching.
• 1. Create a Facebook page that your class can 'like'. Start po...
• 4. Create a Pinterest account. Take some pictures of prompt cards, post-it
notes or even objects with their description ...
References
Gonzalez T., R.Z. The use of e-mails and blogs in education. 840-04-3313 TEED3035 (online) .
http://es.slidesha...
• Barclay, Erin (February 2011). Best uses of the internet. IDT 7064 M-50
http://es.slideshare.net/erinbarclay/10-best-use...
• Kenny, M.A. Social Media in Language Teaching and Learning: Some Pedagogical and
Technological Considerations. Institute...
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages
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This presentation is about the importance of social media in language learning/teaching process in this current digital era.

Social media is an amazing tool to motivate language learners because it can be adapted to any social context, age and culture since it is possible to customize learning according to learners and teachers' needs.

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Social media and education: advantages and disadvantages

  1. 1. PRESENTED BY:
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION Social media is part of our daily activities: at home, at work, leisure time and social relationship. Our learners are being born in a very changeable technological era which motivate them to be updated on any new application, any new software, any new social networking. A high percent of our students waste a lot of time playing games, chatting (making jokes, gossiping, receiving bad advices), following people that sometimes are not the best examples for them, and maybe watching pornography.
  3. 3. We all wonder what’s going on with young boys and girls. We regret and complain because of their lack of interest in school issues. But, we never reflect on what are we doing to integrate technology to school ir order to teach them a better use of social media. There is much to do in our school in regards of technology. It can be our best tool, our best resource, our best key to motivate learners using social media in favor or their education, in favor of creating a human being full of values.
  4. 4. SOCIAL MEDIA: Definition Social media are computer-mediated tools that allow people to create, share or exchange information, ideas, and pictures/videos in virtual communities and networks. Social media is defined as "a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of user- generated content.”(Wikipedia.com)
  5. 5. Why use Social Media in (Language) Teaching and Learning? The Pedagogical Arguments: • Familiarity: our students are already using them for purposes that include the social and the educational • Use in class/after class – social media bring learning outside the classroom. • Authentic, autonomous and independent learning. • Motivational and fun. • Meaningful interaction peer-peer, student-instructor (communication) • Vast resource of authentic written, audio, video materials with which both receptive and productive skills may be practised. (information).
  6. 6. SOCIAL MEDIA…….. ……allow the learner to participate in actual, real-time, relevant conversations taking place online, and practice the target language by his/her own. (Wikipedia.com).
  7. 7. Online interaction for teaching/learning. • Online chat • Online evaluation. Feedback • Pre-class writing • E-mail Feedback: instructor poses questions about his teaching via e-mail.
  8. 8. COMMUNICATION
  9. 9. ONLINE GAMES
  10. 10. Search for information
  11. 11. ELECTRONIC BOOKS
  12. 12. CLASES
  13. 13. ASSIGNMENTS
  14. 14. SHOPPING FOR TEACHING / LEARNING ITEMS
  15. 15. RESOURCES
  16. 16. STREAMING VIDEO
  17. 17. MOST IMPORTANT TYPES OF INTERNET-BASED SOCIAL MEDIA ARE:
  18. 18. Some online tools that have been specifically created for teaching. TYPES EXAMPLES Virtual learning environment Blackboard, moodle, UBH Quiz creator Hot potatoes Sound recording and playback audacity Flashcards generators Cramberry Teaching videos TeacherTub Teaching social network Edmodo Virtual classroom Elluminate
  19. 19. ACTIVITIES YOU CAN DO USING SOCIAL MEDIA. • Collaborative projects • Peer editing of compositions • Email • Reinforcement of classroom material • Games and simulations • Blogging and podcast • Video making • Video conference
  20. 20. Social media : Advantages • It is a familiar tool. Most of your students are on social networking platforms, and these services are already tools that students are generally comfortable with -- and they can probably show you a thing or two in return. • Improve your own knowledge and skills as an educator. • Resource availability • Improvement of research skills. • Relevant, real-life learning. • The promotion of digital citizenship
  21. 21. • Engaging your students. • The ability to share learning material. • The potential to appeal to different learning styles. Whether a learner naturally prefers kinetic, audio or visual learning, the varied types of media and information found on sites such as Facebook and Twitter can appeal to a wide range of learner styles.
  22. 22. • Ease of access. Social networking requires no expensive equipment or modern upgrades -- all you need is a computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. • Assisting shy students. • Provide profesional teachers support, guidance and training. • Promote independent and informal language learning (autonomous learners). • Encouraga teachers to expand their rol to that of moderator and advisor in language teaching.
  23. 23. Social Media: Disadvantages • The action factor. Unless the use of sites such as Facebook and Twitter are incorporated into a class plan in order to contribute towards an objective lesson aim, then it could become nothing more than a waste of time. • Distractions. • The risk of cyberbullying. • Limiting face-to-face communication • The need for schools to research, understand and implement. it requires a good level of technical understanding to use and maintain social media effectively
  24. 24. • Continual social media change. • The possibility of malware infections or phishing scams. • The need to filter and plan. Schools have a duty of care to their students, in order to protect children from inappropriate communication, images or video. Several options are available, such as YouTube for Schools.. • Inappropriate content sharing or exposure • Controlling device use in class.
  25. 25. …how to use social media. The challenge for educators is …..
  26. 26. Teach a class using:
  27. 27. • They can also communicate with friends and other users through private or public messages and a chat feature, it is also an incredible learning tool. Teachers can utilize Facebook for class projects, for enhancing communication, and for engaging students in a manner that might not be entirely possible in traditional classroom settings.
  28. 28. Fan page: An alternative to a group is a “fan page”, which, has the advantage that your “status updates” will show up for students on their live feed .Disadvantage : some students turn off live feed and only see status updates of their friends.
  29. 29. • Class Projects • Follow news feeds. • Share book reviews. • Poll your class. • Practice a foreign language. • Create your own news source. • Follow news stories. • Participate in a challenge. • Bring literature to life. ACTIVITIES
  30. 30. An excellent way to ensure students are more engaged in the learning experience, whether in a traditional classroom or at accredited online colleges, is by strengthening the communication between students and student-to-teacher. These are just a few ideas to do just that: • Create groups. You can create groups for entire classes or for study groups with smaller subsets of students that allow for easy sharing of information and communication, without students even having to friend each other. • Schedule events. From beginning of semester mixers to after-finals celebrations, easily schedule events for the entire class using Facebook. Facilitate Communication
  31. 31. • Send messages. From unexpected absences to rescheduling exams, it's easy to send messages through Facebook. • Share multimedia. With the ability to post videos, photos, and more, you can share multimedia content easily with the entire class. • Post class notes. Post notes after each class period for students to have access for review or in case they were absent. • Provide direct communication with instructors. Instructors and students can contact each other through Facebook, providing an opportunity for better sharing of information and promoting better working relationships. Facilitate Communication
  32. 32. • Allows shy students a way to communicate. Shy students who may not want to approach their teacher after class or during office hours can use Facebook to communicate. • Facilitate classmate connections. When students get to know each other more intimately, they become more involved in the learning experience. • Make announcements. Instructors can send out reminders about upcoming tests, upcoming due dates, or any classroom news. • Brainstorm. Students can have the ability to add their thoughts to the class any time they occur allows for more opportunities for brainstorming off each other. Facilitate Communication
  33. 33. • Share interesting websites. Students and instructors alike can post interesting websites that add relevancy to the class. • Post homework. Posting homework through Facebook not only provides easy access for students, it also puts in writing specifically what is expected and when it is due. Facilitate Communication
  34. 34. • Inviting atmosphere. this offers students an opportunity for active participation on a level playing field. • Students are comfortable with Facebook. Most students are already users of Facebook, so implementing it into class provides a comfortable way for students to participate in class. • Promotes collaboration. Facebook's design promotes social interchange between participants, thereby increasing collaboration between students working on activities. • Students engaged outside of class. When students are accessing the class content more often, that means they will be thinking about and engaging in the lessons more frequently. • Ambient awareness. a way of getting to know those you follow on social networks in more meaningful ways. Benefits
  35. 35. • Teach personal responsibility. Instructors can take this opportunity to teach students how to responsibly use Facebook and other social networking sites so it helps their future–not the opposite. • Access to guest speakers. Instructors who have stayed in contact through Facebook with past students who have moved on to their careers have an excellent resource for guest speakers for the class. Benefits
  36. 36. • These apps are great for both students and teachers and include access to documents, research material, and presentations: • Links. Easily post links to interesting things found on the Internet that may be relevant to class. • SlideShare. Instructors and students can use this app to create awesome slide presentations as a part of class or to complete an assignment. • To-Do List. Who couldn't use a reminder list of all there is to complete in a day? This app helps with that. • JSTOR Search. You may need to access this through your library's proxy, but this is a great way to find full articles through JSTOR. • WorldCat. Search for material available at libraries around the world to find help with your research. Facebook Applications for Both Students and Teachers
  37. 37. • Zoho Online Office. If your class is using Zoho for documents, spreadsheets, or presentations, then this app is an invaluable way to access them all through Facebook. • Google Docs. Just like Zoho, if you are using Google Docs, access them through Facebook with this app. • Podcasts. Teachers and students who use a classroom management system can access their courses, assignments, and more through Podcasts. • LibGuides. Access content from your library with this app. • Facebook Groups for Teachers: These groups show how other instructors are using Facebook in education or work to unite educators through Facebook. You can connect with educators across the nation. Facebook Applications for Both Students and Teachers
  38. 38. Example - Classroom Group Page
  39. 39. TWITTERFOR TEACHING/LEARNING
  40. 40. Tweets are a Source of authentic materials
  41. 41. E-MAIL for teaching and learning.
  42. 42. What’s e-mails…………………? Email, e-mail stands for electronic mail, it is the transmission of messages (emails or email messages) over electronic networks like the internet. Messages get to the other person's email account within seconds.
  43. 43. Most popular free email service • G-mail (google approach) • Yahoo • Outlook (hotmail)
  44. 44. Instructors can design e-mail assignments as:
  45. 45. NETWORKING
  46. 46. GRADES
  47. 47. ACTIVITIES • PICASA TOOL. Send photos directly via e-mail using your Microsoft Outlook or Gmail account.
  48. 48. highlight major points made in class, to mention things you forgot to bring up in class, or to give a heads-up about an unexpected absence. •As a feedback and communication tool. •Smith, Whiteley and Smith (1999), stressed that email can increase faculty-student You can also use e-mail to…….
  49. 49. post a handout on the Web, answer questions a shy student might not want to ask in class, or give bulletins about scheduling changes, among other things.
  50. 50. Listening Activities Activity Possible technology Listen a conversation CD, sitio web de audio, audioconferencia Listen to patterns Podscasts, recorded audio Listen to a program Ubterbet raduim oidcasts Kusteb ti a oien/song CD, internet, podcast Listen to a recorded audio Podcastas, audio website Listen to a presentation Presentation software, multimedia, video/audio conference Listen to a story CD, audibook, internet (TeacherTube, podcasts.
  51. 51. Writing Activities Possible Technology Ask and answer Text procesor, chat, e-mail, online discussion. Writing a text Word processor, blog, wiki Object rotulation Word processor, drawing software Written definitions Word processor, software to draw mind-maps Write a parragraph/sentence, a poem, a letter. Word processor, software to draw mind-maps Create a story Software to créate comics Online discussion Discussion fórum, chatroom, chats Create graphich and charts Word processor, Excel
  52. 52. Reading activities Activities Possible technologies Read a story, a poem, newspaper, magazine, a book/novel, a letter, a chart, a graphic, an article, etc. Internet, E-bookreader, e-mail
  53. 53. Visual activities Activity Possible technology Watch a festival, artista, band, etc Ustream, internet,DVD, YouTube, etc. See a video Internet (TeacherTube, Hulu), DVD See a live presentation Web, videoconference, Ustream Look at pictures, images Web.
  54. 54. E-MAILS: Advantages • The most important benefit is its potential to offer learners opportunities for much more valuable communicative interaction in the target language than was ever possible in the traditional foreign language classroom. • E-MAIL is typically a free way to electronically “mail” friends, family and co-workers:
  55. 55. Some other advantages of using emails in education • Presence of teacher is not mandatory. • Teachers can send assignment anytime, anywhere. • Quicker responses to messages and questions. • Save money (paper, ink cartridges, markers, etc. • Emails are easy to use. You can organize your daily correspondence, send and receive electronic messages and save them on computers. • Feedback • Emails may carry viruses. •
  56. 56. E-mai: disadvantages • Some students do not own technology in their homes. • Many don’t have internet service at home or area they live in. • Not all students are computer frienly. • Some e-mails may carry viruses, • Some attached documents may not be compaible with some Microsoft office tolos due to different updates. • Bloch (2002) is also concerned about the social aspect of email and finds that misunderstandings and conflicts can abound without a face-to-face context.
  57. 57. CONCLUSION
  58. 58. We knew technology was important to communicate all around the world. However, now we have a wider idea of the usefulness of social media, and that it can be a great allied for teachers and education. It is time to start using this tool as our best resource to motivate learners to study, specially language. It is time that we, as teachers, worry about qualifying for being as good as learners are dealing with social media issues. The change has came a long time ago. In spite of that Dominican Republic is one of the countries leader in communication which implies the use of high tech; regarding education (specially public schools) we are quite behind. Many teachers are not willing to make any effort to get updated and that’s why students refuse learning through old methodologies and strategies. They’re demanding a new teaching style adapted to the modern era we are living in. If any action is taken……
  59. 59. SOME SUGGESTIONS……
  60. 60. Ask how to get in any internet web site via google or explorer. Download video-tutorials or virtual tours of the application you need to use. You’re going to get a very good step by step explanation. So you can learn how to use Word, powerpoint, e-mail, google applications, Excel, etc, etc. If you don’t have an internet account go to an internet center and ask for help. It’s just RD$20.00 per hour.
  61. 61. Five ways to use Social Media……. …… in Language Teaching. • 1. Create a Facebook page that your class can 'like'. Start posting updates to your timeline, but not in English. Ask your pupils to translate the text using Facebook's in-line Bing translation tool and ask them to gauge its accuracy. • 2. Create a Twitter account. Start tweeting in a foreign language, keeping in mind that you have a 140 character limit, and see if your pupils can strike up a conversation with you. Impose a non-English only reply and retweet rule. • 3. Create a YouTube account. Ask each of your pupils to record a video blog, or 'vlog', of their hobbies, thoughts or opinions on topical news stories, but speaking only in a foreign language. Those who want to have their video uploaded should send it to you first.
  62. 62. • 4. Create a Pinterest account. Take some pictures of prompt cards, post-it notes or even objects with their description in another language and 'pin' them on your boards. You could even look for photos of the country, or infographics about languages in general, to help your pupils understand more about why they should learn it. • 5. Create a blog . Dedicate it entirely to publishing content in the language you teach. Show your pupils why you love the language and inspire them to do the same. Ask them to write something, however small, and post it for the whole world to admire. Source: http://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/teacher-blog/2012/apr/10/language- teaching-socialmedia
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