Title

What the Hashtag?!: Building Your Professional Learning Network (PLN)

Session Type

Workshop (up to 75 minutes)

Topic

Technology and Teaching

Session Abstract

Abstract

These days there are many different opportunities to connect with professionals in education at any given time. The key is finding what works for you and your schedule. In this interactive session, attendees will have the chance to see social media, websites, and several apps in action. Participants will also leave with best practice strategies that promote the use of technology in and out of the classroom. The presenter will facilitate an open discussion about implementing technology in courses, while sharing ideas for the classroom as well as professional development opportunities. The session will include building an understanding of: Twitter-what are hashtags, who’s who (followers), and how to use a live format (for class or presentations); Voxer and Edmodo-communication tools that can take group discussions to the next level; and Blogging-a reflection tool that can be used in the classroom or as a professional development component. These tools may be used by participants to connect with students, continue connections made during the conference, form groups with colleagues who have similar interests/discipline studies, or finally connect with educators globally. Is there something that you have wanted to try but wasn’t sure how? Have you felt a need to take your course to the next level to ensure students are getting the most out of it? Here is your chance to grow and learn in a supportive environment while building a professional network at the same time.

Important-This is a BYOD (bring your own device) event.

Keywords

social networking, social media, Twitter, blogging

Location

DiGiorgio Campus Center 221

Start Date

6-2-2016 9:00 AM

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Feb 6th, 9:00 AM Feb 6th, 10:15 AM

What the Hashtag?!: Building Your Professional Learning Network (PLN)

DiGiorgio Campus Center 221

Abstract

These days there are many different opportunities to connect with professionals in education at any given time. The key is finding what works for you and your schedule. In this interactive session, attendees will have the chance to see social media, websites, and several apps in action. Participants will also leave with best practice strategies that promote the use of technology in and out of the classroom. The presenter will facilitate an open discussion about implementing technology in courses, while sharing ideas for the classroom as well as professional development opportunities. The session will include building an understanding of: Twitter-what are hashtags, who’s who (followers), and how to use a live format (for class or presentations); Voxer and Edmodo-communication tools that can take group discussions to the next level; and Blogging-a reflection tool that can be used in the classroom or as a professional development component. These tools may be used by participants to connect with students, continue connections made during the conference, form groups with colleagues who have similar interests/discipline studies, or finally connect with educators globally. Is there something that you have wanted to try but wasn’t sure how? Have you felt a need to take your course to the next level to ensure students are getting the most out of it? Here is your chance to grow and learn in a supportive environment while building a professional network at the same time.

Important-This is a BYOD (bring your own device) event.