It's no secret that livestreaming video that can be viewed later, is an incredibly powerful learning tool. In fact @MarkBarnes19 explained in this #HackLearning podcast, that livestreaming has the potential to break down the walls of school.
The problem is that despite we know this is true, it hasn't. The question is why?
Because it's not that simple. Regardless of the platform, there are a lot of confusing little details. A Google Hangout on Air requires "7 Not So Simple Steps." There are platforms like UStream and Livestream, but still, not so simple and not so intuitive for others to find. Some people use Skype add-ons and equipment to record, but add-ons and equipment are not that simple.
But, there's good news. That has all changed.
Facebook Live puts the simple into livestreaming. Seriously! If you can write a Facebook post, you can "Go Live!" Here's how:
Social Media can Play Numerous Meaningful Roles in the “Design Thinking” Classroom Many educators believe that their primary purpose isn’t necessarily to teach their students facts and figures, but to teach them how to think and solve problems. As part of
YouTube is well known for its vlogs, viral videos, and product reviews. However, it’s also an amazing platform for eLearning. Most of your online learners are watching and subscribing to channels on a regular basis. Why not give them the knowledge and skills they need using a social media platform they already use? eLearning tutorials, demos, and task walkthroughs are just some of the eLearning content that you can upload to your YouTube channel. In this article, you will discover the 3 key benefits of creating an eLearning YouTube channel, as well as 4 simple steps you can follow to launch one of your own.
Twitter puede ser de gran ayuda al docente en muchas maneras. Es fácil encontrar ideas que nos ayuden a empezar a utilizarlo en clase; después de echar un vistazo aquí y allá, se nos ocurren algunas ideas para despertar inquietudes.
Por un lado, recordemos que los 140 caracteres presuponen capacidad de seleccionar y sintetizar lo que verdaderamente es interesante. Crear un hashtag supone elegir un tema y crear una pequeña comunidad que está interesada en ese tema, posiblemente con ideas interesantes que aportar, además tiene la ventaja de que no es una conversación como tal, por lo que puedes hacer una aportación y ver la reacción de tu “grupo”, con ideas que lo mejoren, retweets o likes, lo que supone que puedes estar contribuyendo con cosas interesantes y que ayudan. No pasa nada si alguien te corrige, te lleva la contraria o no piensa como tu, porque eso también enseña. Lo ideal es buscar gente interesante de verdad a quien seguir y que de verdad sea enriquecedor.
Social Media and education have a complicated relationship. Most educators come into contact with it for the first time through a negative experience – a disciplinary action involving students or even peers. As such, many administrators have actively cautioned teachers against the use of Social Media, and many educators themselves have condemned Social Media as …
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