I’m getting ready for the fall semester at University of Portland School of Education where I teach grad and undergrad social studies methods class. Our class blog EdMethods.
This year I’ve decided to become much more purposeful in training my students on how to use social media for their own professional growth. As a proof of concept, I thought I’d crowdsource for some ideas that I might incorporate into my social media course strand. If it’s such a useful tool, time for some “dogfooding.”
I posted the following tweet
With more than 140 characters to work with, I posted the following to a number of my Google+ communities and LinkedIn groups.
Within hours the replies started to come in. In less than 48 hours I had received enough feedback to collect them in Storify. View directly here or embedded below.
(Storify won’t collect G+ discussion threads or anything from LinkedIn. So I did my best with text only.)
How would you teach aspiring teachers how to effectively use social media to network and for their own professional growth? Add your ideas in the comment below.
Image credit: Vocational training for S.A.T.C. in University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Class in Pole-Climbing in the course for telephone electricians, with some of their instructors. University of Michigan., ca. 1918 U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier:165-WW-119A(1)