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1 Understanding and Using Social Media With Your Students NYSFAAA State Conference October 22, 2014 Lake Placid, NY Anthony M. Sozzo Anthony M. Sozzo Associate Dean New York Medical College

2 Making use of the technology Using Audio Response Devices: Keeping Students Engaged Podcasts Making videos using Screen Capture and YouTube Facebook Intro to Cloud Computing DropBox, Box, Google Drive

3 “Social media offers an avenue—but not an all-encompassing solution—to connect students with financial aid information”, panelists at a recent conference concluded. Panel discussed role in financial aid during a session entitled “Beyond Simplification: New Approaches to Access.” Among the panelists: Justin Draeger, President of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators Draeger said that “many financial aid administrators, already laden with a multitude of responsibilities, often lack the extra time to meet students’ needs in online forums in addition to in-person counseling”. But Deil-Amen noted that “those who engaged via social media were able to answer common questions in bulk, leaving more time for individual counseling on nuanced issues”. Publication Date: 6/25/2013 Is Social Media the answer for Fin/Aid Offices?

4 Audience Response Questions…

5 Are you currently using Social Media with your students? A. A. Yes B. B. No

6 What Social Media do you use the most with your students? A. A. Facebook B. B. Twitter C. C. YouTube D. D. Texting E. E. Skype F. F. Other G. G. Not using Social Media at this time

7 If you are hesitant about using Social Media to communicate with your students tell us Why… A. A. I am not hesitant B. B. Will require extra time C. C. Worry about crossing over student/professional boundaries D. D. Not sure what will work or what will last

8 About Audience Response Devises or Clickers Hardware, Setup, Use.

9 Why use Clickers 1. 1. Audience response is a type of interaction associated with the use of audience response systems, to create interactivity between a presenter and his/her audience. 2. 2. Systems for co-located audiences combine wireless hardware with presentation software. 3. 3. These systems are often called "student response systems" or "personal response systems." The hand-held remote control that students use to convey their responses to questions is often called a "clicker.“

10 1.The presenter uses a computer and a video projector to project a presentation such as Power Point after downloading the Clicker software. 2.The clicker software incorporates your Power Point presentation with any added clicker questions you will use. The presentation display questions with several possible answers more commonly referred to as multiple choice questions. 3.The audience participates by selecting the answer they believe to be correct and pushing the corresponding key on their individual wireless keypad.

11 Their answer is then sent to a base station - or receiver - that is also attached to the presenter's computer. The audience response software collects the results, the data is graphically displayed within the presentation for all to see. You can ask True or False questions or even questions calling for particular numerical answers and more.

12 Depending on the presenter's requirements, 1.the data can either be collected anonymously (e.g., in the case of voting) or can be traced to individual participants in circumstances where tracking is required (e.g., classroom quizzes, homework, or questions that ultimately count towards a student's course grade) and, 3.Incoming data may also be stored in a database that resides on the host computer, and data reports can be created after the presentation for further analysis.

13 The Benefits of Audience Response 1. Improve attentiveness. Clickers increased student engagement in the classroom 2. Increase knowledge retention 3. Poll anonymously: Unlike a show of hands, sending responses by hand-held remotes is much more anonymous. Audience members can't really see what response his/her fellow audience members are giving 4. Track individual responses 5. Display polling results immediately 6. Create an interactive and fun learning environment 7. Confirm audience understanding of key points immediately 8. Gather data for reporting and analysis

14 Have you ever used “Clicker” as a teaching tool? A. A. Yes B. B. No

15 Making Podcasts for Your Applicants and Students

16 But first “What is a Podcast?” 1. An audio recording compressed into a digital format 2. An audio broadcast available for downloading from a website to a personal computer or other device. (IE, an IPod). 3. The method by which podcasts are distributed is often called podcasting. 4. Here is a Fin/Aid podcast I made…

17 What you will need to make Podcasts 1. Computer with a “microphone in” jack 2. A microphone headset or built in mic 3. “Audacity” the free audio recording software loaded on your computer and 4. A place to list your audio files, for your students, such as your financial aid website, a curriculum database etc.

18 Computer with a “microphone in” Jack

19 A Microphone Headset or use your built in microphone

20 Audacity free Software

21 A Place to list and/or store your Podcasts 1. Create a folder on your desktop 2. Your Financial Aid Website 3. Your School’s Curriculum data base 4. A Folder in the “Cloud” such as Dropbox, Google Cloud, Amazon Cloud, Box, and other emerging cloud based sites.

22 Ok Let’s get Started…

23 Making a Podcast… After you load “Audacity” there will be a need to do some adjusting and testing of the software for sound level and size of the MP3 file. Once set, you don’t have to deal with it again.

24 Create a folder for your Podcasts


26 Now Record your Podcast ( if you don’t like it, delete it and record it again)

27 Export as an MP3 file Click it and go up to FILE and in the drop down menu click “export as an MP3” to the folder you established naming it as you save it.


29 Save the Podcast in the folder created for your Podcasts

30 Now Load the Podcast and Notify your Students

31 Now let’s do one together… 1. See one 2. Do one 3. Teach one 4. Volunteer?

32 Are you currently using podcasts with your students? A. A. Yes B. B. No

33 Making Screen Capture Videos and Using YouTube



36 The NYMC YouTube Channel… You should have a separate professional YouTube channel from your personal channel. Create two separate YouTube Channels NYMC Financial Aid YouTube Channel

37 Now Let’s make a screen capture YouTube video together Volunteer?

38 Have you used Classroom or Screen Capture with your Students A. A. Yes B. B. No

39 Creating a Financial Aid Facebook Page Separate from your personal Facebook page.

40 Why Create a Financial Aid Facebook Page? 1. Student today want data sent to them, data they asked for on their terms. 2. The average Facebook person spends about an hour a day on Facebook 3. They go into their account multiple times a day. 4. We need to send Fin/Aid information to where our students get information.

41 Students don’t check their e-mail regularly, if at all. To the students, e-mail was as antiquated as the spellings “chuse” and “musick” in the works by Cotton Mather and Jonathan Edwards that they read on their electronic books. “Some of them didn’t even seem to know they had a college e-mail account,” September 27, 2013 Technology and the College Generation By COURTNEY RUBIN New York Times Just how little are students using e-mail these days? Six minutes a day, During the semester, they spent an average of 123 minutes a day on a computer, by far the biggest portion of it, 31 minutes, on social networking. The only thing they spent less time on than e-mail: hunting for content via search engines (four minutes). The actual average of e-mail time, at least on a tablet or desktop, could be even lower

42 NYMC Financial Aid Facebook Page

43 Does your Financial Aid Office have a Facebook Page? A. A. Yes B. B. No

44 What is Cloud Computing and how can I use it with my students? Cloud computing is basically Virtual servers available over the Internet. Instead of storing your data an office hard drive you store it on a server on the internet. You have access to your data 24/7 and reduce space usage on your divices. You can share a file or folder with your students.

45 Dropbox My Dropbox Folder

46 Google Drive My Google Drive

47 Are you NOW more or less likely to use Social Media with your students? A. A. More likely B. B. Less likely C. C. No change

48 What do you feel you can implement with relative ease? A. A. Audio Response B. B. Podcasts C. C. Facebook D. D. Screen Capture E. E. YouTube Videos F. F. Cloud Based Storage

49 End Making Use of the Technology Discussion/Questions Thank You Tony

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