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Best Apps for Boosting Your Educational Social Media
3 In-service Credits/ 45 Hours Instructor: Meredith Starr August 1-29, or September 1-29
Tablets and iPhones are a game changer for education. In a research study led by UAB researcher Pere Marques, 87% of teachers say that using digital tablets or smartphones for classroom learning activities improves understanding of information, digital skills, creativity, independent learning and increase motivation to learn in the classroom. In the Socially Networked Classroom course you learn how to expand your classroom beyond its walls and into a student’s life through social networking media. This course can be taken as a companion course, a follow up course or just independently by the teacher already comfortable with social media. Learn to enhance your social media content with apps such as Vine, Brushes, Tadaa, and build substance through such apps such as Kahn Academy. In addition, you will discover tools and articles to support the apps you already use, and develop a confidence in how to create your own learning network. Faculty are sophisticated consumers of social media, this course will help you become a producer. This course is appropriate for all teachers N-12, in all curriculum areas such as ELA, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Language, Math, the Arts, and Special Education, Guidance Counselors, School Psychologists and Social Workers . Beginners are welcome. There is no prerequisite for this course.