Learning Labs-eTwinning and Social media – WONDER WHEEL

http://learninglab.etwinning.net/web/etwinning-and-social-media/wonder-wheel1

This section features all kinds of wonders – or step-by-step guides on how to use social media networking sites. There is also an EXTRA page with tutorials.

THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO FACEBOOK

The Beginners Guide To Facebook by Mashable covers the networks basic features, policies and culture norms:

Timeline
Friends
 News Feed
 The Status Updates
 Brands
 The Like Button
 Tagging
 Privacy
 Facebook Apps
 Subsrcibe
 Facebook Mobile

THE TEACHER’S GUIDE TO USING YOUTUBE IN THE CLASSROOM

In The teacher’s guide to using YouTube in the classroom by Edudemic, you can find out how to:

 spark lively discussions
 organize playlists
 archive your work
 encourage studetns to dig deeper
 help both struggling and advanced students
 review for upcoming exams
 add quizzes to videos
 let students be the teacher

THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO INSTAGRAM

The Beginner’s Guide to Instagram by Mashable gives the Instagram basics:

Registration
Notification Settings
Photo editing
Videos
Sharing and following

TWITTER FOR EDUCATORS – A BEGINNER’S GUIDE

This excellent pdf A Beginner’s Guide for Educators was created by American educator Amber Coggin. It covers various topics:

What is Twitter?
 Why would educators use Twitter?
 Getting started
 Finding people to follow
 Getting people to follow you
 Twitter lingo
 Programs and apps
 Guidelines and best practices
 Other tools and resources

 A TEACHER’S GUIDE TO THE USE OF LINKEDIN

In this Guide to the Use of LinkedIn for Teachers you can learn:
create a solid profile
 accept new connections
 professional use
 recommendations
 add your personal touch
 be engaged
 join groups (descriptions of interesting groups are given)

THE TEACHER’S GUIDE TO PINTEREST

This comprehensive Guide to Pinterest by Edudemic will give you lots of ideas how to properly use Pinterest in education. It consists of the following:

A Quick Guide to Pinterest
How teachers are using Pinterest
Ways to use Pinterest
A Student’s Guide to pinterest
Interesting Pinterest Boards to Check Out
How Homeschoolers Are Using Pinterest
Social Interaction and Sharing
Resources
Organization
Assignments

A PARENTS’ GUIDE TO SNAPCHAT

Even though Snapchat is extremely popular among teenagers, there are still no guides for teachers available. However, we found this Guide for Parents, by webwise, which can also be used by teachers. It discusses the following:

How and why children use it?
 What are the risks
What can you do?
 How can risks be controlled

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE USE OF BLOGS IN TEACHING

The Ultimate Guide to the Use of Blogs in Teaching is a comprehensive guide that covers the following topics:

What is a blogging?
 Difference between a blog and a website
 Free blogging platforms for teachers and students
 How to set up a blog
 Things to pay heed to when setting up a classroom blog
Blogging tips for teachers
 Advantages of blogging in education
Ways teachers can use blogs in their classrooms
 Examples of student, class and teacher blogs

GOOGLE + FOR SCHOOLS

Google + for schools by Eric Curts, gives a detailed explanation on various features of Google +:

Overview
 Activation
 Profile and Settings
 Finding people and Managing Cirlces
 Communities
 Hangouts

A GUIDE TO USING FLICKR IN EDUCATION

The Guide to using Flickr in Educationhas the following sections:

An introduction to image sharing
Online image editors
Establishing a FlickR account
More about Creative Commons licences
Uploading images
Organising and tagging images
Groups and galleries
Embedding slideshows in your course site
Finding usable images
Using your Mobile Phone and Geotagging
3rd party tools to extend FlickR use
Developing student portfolios
Ideas for using FlickR in education

GOOGLE HANGOUTS GUIDE FOR TEACHERS

This is a step by step guide to Google Hangouts for Educators. You can find the following:

Getting started
 Start a hangout
 Join a hangout
 Hangout tools
 Classroom ideas
 Additional Resources

A TEACHER’S GUIDE TO VINE

Vine is a social network where you can share videos that last up to 6 seconds. It is owned by Twitter. In this guide on how to use Vine in the Classroom you can learn more about:

Vine Pro’s
Vine Con’s
How to use Vine in the classroom

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