Successes and Challenges of Using Social Media in Teaching and Learning
No prior experience with social media is necessary for participation in this workshop. Please bring a laptop, tablet or smartphone.
By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Describe and compare the purpose and format of four types of social media: Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.
- Identify preexisting or new learning objective(s) that could be met using student interaction with social media.
- Develop a strategy for incorporating social media into your classroom.
- Analyze the benefits and drawbacks of using social media in teaching and learning.
Social Media_EER 2019_Workshop Slides.pdf (Acrobat (PDF) 847kB Jul24 19)
1:30 Welcome and introductions, form small groups
1:45 Jigsaw exercise, each participant to learn about a different type of social media and then report back to their small groups (Goal #1)
Social Media_EER 2019_Jigsaw_ALL METHODS.docx (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 78kB Jul11 19)
2:15 Fill out course context worksheet to make links, think about where and what type of social media is relevant to you (Goal #2)
Social Media_EER 2019_Course Context.docx (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 21kB Jul11 19)
2:40 Fill out course planning worksheet, start developing a social media strategy for your context (Goal #3)
Social Media_EER 2019_Course Planning.docx (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 22kB Jul11 19)
3:15 Discussion, benefits and drawbacks of social media in teaching and learning (Goal #4)
3:45 Wrap-up and evaluation
Social Media_EER 2019_Resources.docx (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 17kB Jul16 19)
Other points of discussion and recommended pages from workshop participants:
Facebook group with geology-related discussions: "Geologists Drinking Beer"