GAFE Illinois Summit
Design Spaces for Learning: Exploring Physical and Virtual Learning Areas with Chris Johnson and Christian Long
Developing the Design Mind: An Introduction to Design Thinking w/Christian Long and Laura Deisley
IDEA EXCHANGE: BYO and One-to-One Panel (moderator)
Leaders and Learning Spaces (Workshop)
Learning at the Speed of Technology (workshop)
Life on the Screen (Workshop)
Life on the Screen (Presentation)
What If The Story Changed? (K12 Online Conference)
What If? (Educon Workshop)
What If? (Presentation)
Developing Guidelines for Emerging Technologies
Social media tools, along with handheld technologies such as smartphones and tablets, continue to push educational practice and how schools operate in a 24-7, always-on, connected digital environment. Effectively positioning your school to utilize social media, leverage student-owned technology and embrace other disruptive technologies requires a thorough understanding of the policy, guidelines, and recommendations that support such use. Join a panel of experienced administrators for a lively discussion of the issues.
Panel Discussion Path:
Introduction by David Jakes
Each participant will make an opening statement of introduction to their thoughts on social media
- Why social media? What's the importance to learning?
- Describe where your school district is with social media guidelines, frameworks, or recommendations, as well as permitting student owned devices.
- Do we need guidelines for social media use by organizations? By teachers? Why or why not?
- Make a case for, or against, an "open-device policy" in schools. If for, how do you address equity issues associated with open access?
- "You Hunt Where the Ducks Are. My students are on Facebook." (Jeff Nunokawa, source: http://bit.ly/erjjxt) Is this a valid reason for using Facebook as a tool in school?. Is Facebook a valid learning platform?
- How do you get organizational buy-in for change relating to disruptive technologies such as social media and cell phones?
- Where is the line between permitting freedom of experimentation and innovation for educatiors and the organizational need for "consistent/safe/within the boundaries" tools supplied by the school district?
Rapid Fire Questions: interlaced between the questions above, these require a 30 second response per panelist.
- Suggest one thing/one aspect the audience has not thought of when considering the need for social media guidelines.
- What is one recommendation you have for the audience? (It can be anything, but it must be a one sentence recommendation).
- Who are you paying attention to right now and why? (Perhaps someone doing interesting things with social media, open devices, etc. (This question submitted through Twitter by John Pederson.
- Social means social. Should you engage in two-way communication on your social media platforms and comment back to responders?
- Should you post student first and last names on content they create and class?
- Should you provide recommendations for a teacher's personal use of social media?
Additional Discussion Questions:
- Why is social media such a disruption for school
- Are Facebook and Twitter realistic learning environments for schools? How important is social media/social networking for learning in today’s schools?
- How has social media changed teaching and learning? What are the success stories that you can share?
- Too much emphasis is placed on the tools, and not enough on learning. Comment on this.
- With over 1/2 billion users, and with the number of virtual worlds exploding, can education afford to ignore social media? Is social use justification for educational use?
- What’s most misleading about social media as a learning platform. What's not working?
- Given that schools must address the role that social media plays in their mission, what are the next steps for learning organizations?
- How can organizations and teachers move past the tools that are still emerging, and are still so much a part of the discussion in 2010?
- In your opinion, what role do mobile devices play in schools? How important are they, how important will they become?
- Shouldn't students have their own space, do they want educators in their social stream?
- There was a recent article about 1st graders using Facebook. When do you begin using these technologies with students, if ever?
- What next steps are you considering regarding your application of social media?
Center for Social Media | Making media matter
Social Media: Understanding the Conversations Below the Surface | presentation at Slideshare.net, introducing the fundamentals of social media.
Updating and Upgrading our Schools Media and Publishing Release | Sylvia Tolisano
Making the Case for Social Media in Schools | Mashable
Measuring the Impact of Social Media efforts | Chris Adams
The Anatomy of a Social Media Policy | Social Media Explorer
Social Media Policy for Schools | presentation at Slideshare.net from Oxiem
Social Media Infographics
Social Conversation | Avi Joseph, a great source of interesting infographics
How Social Media is Changing the Education Industry | Penn Olson
Are We Too Obsessed with Facebook? | Mashableca
The Winners & Losers of Social Networking | Mashable
65 Terrific Social Media Infographics | Social Media Today
Is Social Media Ruining Students | Online Education
Online Database of Social Media Policy | policies from a wide ranging of organizations, from the American Red Cross, to the Ford Motor Company, to the Mayo Clinic.
15 University Social Media Policies | Amanda Vandervort
More Guidelines of Organizations | Social Media Toolkit
U.S. Army Social Media Handbook 2011 | MediaSnackers
Social Media Guidelines for Schools (podcast) | Wes Fryer
The Real Life Social Network | Teachers friending students? OK, but go through this slidedeck, from Paul Adams
Mobile Learning: Cell Phones and Mobile Device Resources
Leadership for Mobile Learning | Lucy Gray
Mobile Learning: 21st Century Tools for 21st Century Schools | ISTE Mobile Learning SIG
Teens and Mobile Phones | PEW Internet
Generations and Their Gadgets | PEW Internet
Educause Mobile Computing 5 Day Sprint | Educause
The State of the Mobile App World | infographic from ShoutEm
Top 50 mLearning Resources | presentation at Slideshare.net from Upside Learning
Speak Up 2010 | Project Tomorrow, data on how students are using emerging technologies
Mobile Learning at a Tipping Point | eSchoolNews
Social Media Resources
Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture | Henry Jenkins
KZERO Virtual Worlds | data on the explosion of social media virtual worlds
Social Media and Young Adults | PEW Internet
Speak Up | Project Tomorrow