Day Four : “The use of social media in schools and in the learning system”

« The use of social media in schools : some examples » by Patrick Dejarnac (teacher at HELMo, Liège-Belgium)

The Twitter Experiment – Twitter in the Classroom, by Dr. Monica Rankin :

«Most educators would agree that large classes set in the auditorium-style classrooms limit teaching options to lecture, lecture, and more lecture. And most educators would also agree that this is not the most effective way to teach. I wanted to find a way to incorporate more student-centered learning techniques and involve the students more fully into the material.»

Dr. Monica Rankin

Utilisation de Twitter à l’école Primaire : écrire pour lire :

Facebook : “The use of Facebook with students in HELMo’s classes”, by Pascale PEREAUX (teacher at HELMo, Liège-Belgium)

Two questions to Pascale Pereaux :
1°) what about the students who don’t have a FB account?
2°) why doesn’t she want to be “friends” with her students while they’re studying but  she agrees when they’re graduated?

Here are her answers:
1°) students create a fake FB account just to follow the discussion
2°) to keep a sane pedagogical distance between teacher and students. This distance isn’t necessary anymore after graduation.

Augmented learning environments & Social Network” by Sergio GARCIA, an skype live conversation with LaSalle University (Madrid-Spain)

First on-line lectures through Skype. Always a special moment with technical aspects to resolve !

Technical organisation !

Sergio Garcia, his C.V.

Spanish students, Manuel and Jeremy

Sergio Garcia presentation @Bett 2013

Augmented reality : Augmented reality is a live, copy, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. Wikipedia

HowStuffWorks “How Augmented Reality Will Work”  : The SixthSense augmented reality system lets you project a phone pad onto your hand and phone a friend — without removing the phone from your pocket.

Selected Bibliography concerning education (by Sergio Garcia : :

Beauchamp, G. y Kennewell, S 2. (2010). Interactivity in the classroom and its impact on learning. Computers & education, 54(3), 759-766.
Beeland, W. (2002). Student engagement, visual learning and technology: can interactive whiteboards help? Valdosta State University vol1no1/beeland_am.pdf.
Istvan, F. (2009). Interactive boards and their function in education. International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC), 2(1).

Online virtual lecture (Skype) with Mario ASSELIN (Quebec-Canada)
The Mario Asselin’s blog :
His posts concerning education (in french) :
The blogs’ St-Joseph school :
A text about « Les blogues : de puissants outils pour faire apprendre » (.pdf) :
A conference (in french) about « Social media : solutions or problems ? »


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