A Teacher’s Guide to Social Media

This infographic compiled by OnlineColleges.net shares some of the many ways educators have incorporated social media into the classroom.

A Teacher’s Guide to Social Media

The following previously posted infographics related to social media might also be of interest:

To Tweet Or Not To Tweet

Thanks to a post by Laura Pasquini, I came across this clever video by Marc-André Lalande sharing the benefits for educators to utilize Twitter professionally. I myself have long been a proponent of the use of Twitter by educators and this is yet another great explanation of the benefits. Check it out!

Pecha Kucha

Have you ever been in a presentation that dragged on and on?  Or perhaps are you looking for an alternative approach to presenting information in a concise and memorable way?  Then you need to give Pecha Kucha a try!

Pecha Kucha is a presentation format (usually creative) in which information can be easily and informally shown. This presentation style started back in 2003 in Tokyo, Japan, by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham. Originally, this presentation form was created for young designers to meet, network, and show off their work.

The idea behind Pecha Kucha is to present information in a concise way. Each presenter is allowed to show 20 images, with 20 seconds per slide. The goal of the presentation is to keep interest high and information flowing. Pecha Kucha has sprung interest all around the world and currently occurs in over 157 cities.

Since there are no restrictions to the type of information presented in a Pecha Kucha style presentation this formula can be used in all types of learning formats. As several of my students have pointed out, there are numerous applications for how this type of abbreviated, engaging presentation format in any number of contexts.

Here’s a sample pecha kucha presentation to get a taste of what the impact is like…death to bullet points!

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Twitter in Plain English

CommonCraft has released yet another wonderful video explaining a technology in very simple terms. In their latest video, they explain Twitter in Plain English.

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Online Photo Sharing in Plain English

If you take digital pictures, you need to watch this 3 minute video that explains the value of posting photos on a service like Flickr for sharing or safe keeping.

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You can visit my personal online album at Flickr here.