Discussion for the course LIBMEDIA 790: Technologies for Collaboration and Learning.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Teacher uses of social media professionally
WGBH recently did a study of how teachers currently use social media in a professional context and projected uses in the future. Through these focus groups they found that teachers want to find high quality materials for their lessons. They see three main purposes for social media:
"Finding appropriate rich media resources, activity ideas, and lesson plans more efficiently.
Learning from and communicating with other educators.
Storing, organizing, adapting and sharing rich media resources and related materials in one place."