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Educational Technology Resources at Bryn Mawr College

Find out about educational technologies available to members of the Bryn Mawr College community.

Blogs, Social Media and other collaboration tools

Faculty at Bryn Mawr are experimenting with a variety of blogging, collaboration and social media tools for expanding learning and discussion in and out of the classroom. We are happy to help faculty members find the most appropriate pedagogical applications of these tools for particular courses. Some of the technologies we have consulted on include:

 Social Media  Presentations  Blogging / Website  Multiple Uses

 

 

Facebook

Haiku Deck

Omeka


Google Apps
(Google Docs, Gmail, etc.)

 

 

Pinterest

Pear Deck

Serendip

 

 

Tumblr

Prezi


Wix

 

Twitter

VoiceThread

WordPress

 

     

Developing Blog/Social Media Assignments

As with an in-class discussion, effective facilitation is key to a successful blogging or discussion board posting assignment. Here is a summary of best practices culled from faculty experience, with links to more detailed information below.

  • SCAFFOLDING is key, especially at the beginning. You will need to artificially prompt students to participate until they begin to understand the online component as a natural extension of class discussion.
  • If you want students to read and comment on each other's posts, make this an explicit part of the assignment. Start by giving a quota for posts and comments, and make sure students know that these will be monitored.
  • Create and enforce a definite schedule for writing new blogs, posting comments, etc.

Faculty and Social Media

Resources to Share with Students

Instagram

New to Instagram?

Already have an Instagram account and want to set up a separate account just for this class?

Concerned about privacy?

 

Tumblr

New to Tumblr?

Already have a Tumblr account and want to set up a separate account just for this class?

Concerned about privacy?

 

Twitter

New to Twitter?

Already have a Twitter account and want to set up a separate account just for this class?

Debating a public or private account?

Need Help with Social Media?

Email help@brynmawr.edu, or contact:

   

Jennifer Spohrer
Manager of Educational
Technology Services
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