Social Media for LearningThe aim of this blog is to help you explore the different ways you can interact online using social media and the tools to help you do this.
Introducing Social MediaSo what is social media you might ask? Social Media is an umbrella term for web based and mobile technology that allows the user to produce and share information with others using text and/or media (video, audio, images), who in turn are then able to engage in a interactive dialogue about the content.
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- Using Pinterest to bookmark those special things buried in the too-wide web
- A Dr Seuss inspired Guide to using Twitter
- A scaffolded approach to develop digital and social media skills to support PERSONALised student PPDP
- Emoticons and emojis: a brief introduction to the history and current use in social media dialogue
- Quick tip on how to disable autoplay of videos on Facebook and conserve your data allowance
Author Archives: Sue Beckingham
Introduction Pinterest provides a space to save ideas that you want to come back to, by capturing an image or video file and the URL connected to this item as a Pin. Pins are visual bookmarks for interesting things you find … Continue reading
Some excellent tips weaved into this humorous Dr Seuss inspired Guide to Twitter created by Hootsuite. Hootsuite Hootsuite is a social media dashboard that can help you to manage and measure your social networks. It enables you to: Manage multiple … Continue reading
What is an emoticon? An emoticon is short for ‘emotion icon’ and is a visual representation of a facial expression or body posture to convey mood, attitude or emotion used initially in e-mail and text messages. The most well known is the … Continue reading
Image source: Pixabay You may have noticed videos within Facebook posts, automatically playing in your news feed. Watching videos (and streaming music) tend to use quite a bit of data, so you may want to consider your options. You can … Continue reading
Did you know that you can easily monitor the web for content and be notified of the results by using Google Alerts? Start by simply choosing a key word that is relevant to the topic you wish to research. If … Continue reading
Image source: Pixabay I recently attended a workshop led by Sue Featherstone (Journalist and Principal Lecturer, Sheffield Hallam University) on the secrets of blogging which was put on for the new student bloggers who are volunteer content managers. These students will capture … Continue reading
Identity theft is a form of stealing someone’s identity in which someone pretends to be someone else by assuming that person’s identity, usually as a method to gain access to resources or obtain credit and other benefits in that person’s … Continue reading
Image source: Flickr Definition: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages. People use the hashtag symbol # before a … Continue reading
I was inspired by a blog post written by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano (known as @langwitches on Twitter) which begins by saying “Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY” It made me consider … Continue reading