Thanks Diana Samu-Visser for keeping track of the workshop! Click below to review points of today’s workshop, with some great ideas from Diana for good measure.
Today I held a workshop at the Teaching Support Centre at Western University entitled “Using Social Media Effectively in Higher Education”. I will use my next few posts to expand upon ideas presented during that session. First, I’m pleased to share the great ideas for using social media in higher education that the workshop attendees came up with. Please check out these solutions for some great ideas!
These instructions via Liz Gross on displaying live twitter feeds in powerpoint are perfect for those of you who want to display tweets in class. I think it would be great to display my class hashtag as students come in to class as something visual to get them in the mindset and to see what’s been said in the last week on twitter by their classmates.
There are many reasons why instructors use new technology in their teaching
- It’s shiny and new, it’s fancy! Of course I want to use it!
- If I don’t do it, I’ll be a dinosaur.
- My students are using technology that is alien to me – I better pick up on it so I can speak their language.
Why do you choose any of the teaching methods that you use? Why do you sometimes pick up chalk or a marker instead of showing a downloaded image? Why do you demonstrate how to do something rather than give a handout? I’m sure you have your reasons, and your teaching methods that involve technology need good reasons too!