"Great article, Eric. I'm going to forward this on to some colleagues. Makes a lot of sense considering, as I reflect on my undergraduate days, going to a 400 person lecture hall to sit silently and not engage with the other students is, well,…"
One other suggestion, in terms of how social media might actually be used in the classroom, is Jeffrey Young's article in the Chronical of Higher Education, "Teaching Naked".
I've been trying to find ways to encourage…"
"Thomas and Eric, thanks for the tips! I actually studied under Dr. Wesch at KSU and am part of the Digital Ethnography Working Group. We've done a lot of stuff using netvibes and wikis in the classroom, and I was planning on demonstrating our…"
I suggest looking into some of the work that Dr. Michael Wesch is doing at Kansas State. You may have seen is near-viral video on You Tube, "The Machine is Us/ing Us. Web 2.0 in just under 5 minutes". His site, Digital Ethnography…"
"I've ghiven similar workshops at my college and I always did them in a classroom where everyone had a computer to use. My focus was on RSS and delicious, so we set up a reader account and a delicious account as part of the workshop. Seemed more…"
Greetings all! I was wondering if anyone was interested in offering any advice. I am scheduled to give a workshop on using social media in the classroom to an audience of educators. I plan to begin with a talk about the general cultural impact of the new mediascape and how it's changing society and the classroom environment. They want me to cover the basic forms of social media, including RSS, wikis, blogs, social bookmarking, and NING (this last one I, admittedly, have little experience with).…See More