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1 A Birmingham schools pilot project to support teachers using social media to share online safely SOS Project: Led by Birmingham teachers. Coordinated by Link2ICT. www.bgfl.org/sos

2 Today’s workshop: 2 two simple aims 1. To share with you... An outline of the SOS pilot project: using social media in Birmingham schools. 2. To seek from you... Your viewpoint on using social media in your school. SOS Project: Led by Birmingham teachers. Coordinated by Link2ICT. www.bgfl.org/sos

3 The SOS Project: An outline Aim To support B’ham teachers to use social media safely: (corporate, professional, pedagogical, personal use) Outcomes - Plain English Getting Started resources - Social Media Policy/Framework for pedagogical use To be hosted at: www.bgfl.org/soswww.bgfl.org/sos To be built by:Link2ICT To be populated by: Project Leaders/facilitators To be published by:Summer 2012 SOS Project: Led by Birmingham teachers. Coordinated by Link2ICT. www.bgfl.org/sos

4 The SOS Project: An outline 2 Starting point Twitter, Blogs, Facebook: how to make a simple start and stay safe. Methodology Participatory action research including: - 1. Building a professional learning community - - share resources, expertise, dialogue, peer support re social media for learning - 2. Change management - - Birmingham teachers owning changes in their practice - 3. Dual focus on social media and esafety Target audience Birmingham teachers social media beginners SOS Project: Led by Birmingham teachers. Coordinated by Link2ICT. www.bgfl.org/sos

5 Project Leaders: Harriet BreezeICT Coordinator, Whitehouse Common Primary Sarah LucasTeacher :Learning Technologies, The Pines Special School Steve PhilpDeputy Head Teacher, Paganel Primary School Chris TalbotNumeracy & ICT manager, Broadmeadow Junior School Project facilitators Paul BusstOnline content manager, Link2ICT Andy PyperE-Safety & Info Security Manager, Link2ICT Chris Seymour-SmithOnline curriculum adviser, Link2ICT SOS Project: Led by Birmingham teachers. Coordinated by Link2ICT. www.bgfl.org/sos

6 What is social media? A social media online tool is one which allows Web 2.0 behaviour: interacting, sharing and collaborating, – quickly, easily, cheaply – through a social media dialogue; creating user-generated content in a virtual community. Contrast with Web 1.0 websites offering one-way, passive viewing of content created by owners of expertise, knowledge and therefore power. –ACTIVE – EASY – VOICE – SOCIAL – DIALOGUE SOS Project: Led by Birmingham teachers. Coordinated by Link2ICT. www.bgfl.org/sos

7 Web 2.0 versus...... Web 1.0 How is online info / content distributed? Participatory Many-many Information-sharing Top-down One-many Information-broadcasting How easily can I access it? High due to: Interoperable, cheap/free, simple technology Lower due to: standalone, expensive, more technical websites Can I choose how I see it? User-centred design (personalisable content ) Author-led design (non-customisable content) Who creates it? Do I have a say? User-generated content; Can be co-created through online collaboration and then shared through interoperable SM tools ‘Expert’-generated content; users have no say Can I share it?Yes through interoperable SM tools Not directly. The numbersMany-many Content can go viral quickly One-many Slower, narrower process.

8 What is social media to Kam?? Converse Publisher Kam BenDanni AbiEllie Publish Share SOS Project: Led by Birmingham teachers. Coordinated by Link2ICT. www.bgfl.org/sos

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11 Evaluate: Present /defend opinions: Make judgments. Synthesise: Compile info in a new way Analyse: Examine. Infer. Present. Explain. Can do / apply: Solve problems: apply knowledge to new situations. Understand: Organise. Compare. Interpret.Describe. Know: Recall facts, terms, concepts, answers. Shift from lower order to higher order thinking skills

12 “Today I learned that…” – Harry Scalextric Day at Paganel Primary “I learned with (Bobby and Gareth!) …” “It doesn’t matter if you win or lose…” – Hannah “I enjoyed doing …” Paganel Primary blog “I am a little disappointed with my picture of the view because I didn't put the camera at an angle so I wish I should of done it now so I could of done better.” Today I learned how to …” – Eloise “What did I learn?” ‘”I enjoy learning with my mates using technology...” Reflecting SEAL Evaluating my learning Birmingham Schools Blogs “How do I enjoy learning?” SOS Project: Led by Birmingham teachers. Coordinated by Link2ICT. www.bgfl.org/sos

13 “At school we are learning how to improve are photographic skills so we can take better pictures of our scalextric project. We have been learning that the backgrounds and foregrounds focus can dramatically improve the quality of a pictures. I hope you like the picture below. We did this with David grange (a professional photographer).” SOS Project: Led by Birmingham teachers. Coordinated by Link2ICT. www.bgfl.org/sos

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16 Thank-you for listening! www.bgfl.org/sos Thank you for participating SOS Project: Led by Birmingham teachers. Coordinated by Link2ICT. www.bgfl.org/sos


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