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 ? »

Day Four : Social media and privacy | Jacques Folon

“Social media and privacy” by Jacques FOLON (teacher at ECHEC, Brussels-Belgium)

His presentation on :

Who is Jacques Folon ? For his internet presence (, his C.V. (, his blog (
A text/presentation which can interesting this IP and students : ( See his Scoop it « Generation Y : myth or reality? ».

Day Four : Democracy 2.0 “Social media and democracy”

“Social media and democracy” by Michael HOLZMAYER (teacher at Kirchliche Pädagogische Hochschule, Wien-Autria)

His presentation :

One of the most famous twitter political image :

Concerning How Barack Obama Is Using Web 2.0 to Run for President”, you can read :

Democracy 2.0 : a chance for politics for mobilize people ? not by political party, but by special contents

Arab Revolutions, a 2.0 revolution or …? Links

Day Two : What is ‘generation babyboom’ and ‘generation X?

“What is ‘generation babyboom’ and ‘generation X?’” by Michael HOLZMAYER (teacher at Kirchliche Pädagogische Hochschule, Wien-Austria)
The presentation :

Theory of generations : Karl Mannheim 1923 : Mannheim, K. ([1922-24] 1980) Structures of Thinking. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

Theory of generations (or sociology of generations) is a theory posed by Karl Mannheim in his 1923 essay, The Problem of Generations. This essay has been described as “the most systematic and fully developed” and even “the seminal theoretical treatment of generations as a sociological phenomenon” (Jane Pilcher, Mannheim’s sociology of generations: an undervalued legacy , 1993). According to Mannheim’s theory, people are significantly influenced by the socio-historical environment (in particular, notable events that involve them actively) that predominates their youth, forming, on the basis of that experience, social generations that in turn became agents of change and give rise to events that shape future generations. Source :

The Sociological Problem of Generations ( From Essays on the Sociology of Knowledge, Karl Mannheim. Copyright © 1998. Reproduced by permission of Taylor & Francis Books UK.

Karl Mannheim (March 27, 1893 – January 9, 1947), or Károly Mannheim in the original writing of his name, was a Hungarian-born sociologist, influential in the first half of the 20th century and one of the founding fathers of classical sociology as well as a founder of the sociology of knowledge. Source :
Source :

Questions :

  • What does it need to become a Generation ?
  • How do generations arise/come into being ?

The Generations :

  • « Silent Period » born during the Great Depression (1925-1945)
  • « Babyboomers » born 1945 – middle 1960s. Today – they rule the world
  • « Generation X » born 1965-1981. Douglas Coupland (1991) book that defined a generation

Douglas Coupland
Source :

Douglas Coupland (pronounced kohp-lənd) (born December 30, 1961) is a Canadian novelist. His fiction is complemented by recognized works in design and visual art arising from his early formal training. His first novel, the 1991 international bestseller Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, popularized terms such as McJob and Generation X. He has published thirteen novels, two collections of short stories, seven non-fiction books, and a number of dramatic works and screenplays for film and television. A specific feature of Coupland’s novels is their synthesis of postmodern religion, Web 2.0 technology, human sexuality, and pop culture. Source :

  • « Generation Y » : The « WhY Generation » or the Millennials Generation born 1980 to late 1990’s

A Jordi’s reference : Howe, N., & Strauss, W. (2000). Millennials rising: The next great generation. New York: Vintage Books.

  • « Generation Z » born early 2000s …

Generating a generation – theory

  1. every generation is more related to the pre-previous generation
  2. every second generation is a generation of winners


Here a small video by Michael Holzmayer about the generation Y:

Day one : « New (social) media : what is it? How to handle it? How to use it? » (Part Two)

After the lunch, we continue to work concerning « New (social) media : what is it? How to handle it? How to use it?

“PLE: Personal Learning Environment integrating social media” by Jordi SIMON LLOVET (teacher at Universitat Ramon Llull, Blanquerna-Spain)
Link :

The presentation :

Keywords : Individual, Customized, Online, Shared, Group of open tools

Some links :

Link to examples :

Search and collect

Elaborate and publish

Personal Learning Network:

For you, where is the center of the PLE? For Jordi = worpdress +…  For me = a privately blog and you…?

Cloud computing & sharing resources (Dropbox, GoogleDocs, WeTransfer, SlideShare, etc.)” by Kaj Nedergaard JEPSEN (teacher at University College South Denmark, Esbjerg-Denmark)
The presentation :
The Pedagogical Framework
The three forms of teaching are derived from M.M. Bakhtin‘s novel theory, and are distinguished by their different views on how learning takes place, and by their different perceptions of the relations between subject matter, teacher and student.

Reference :

Links :

  • A interactive way to communicate with the students : Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational exercises and games via smartphones, laptops, and tablets.
  • A tool that Kaj’s students utilize often : (monological and dialogical approaches)


Fakebook allows teachers and students to create imaginary profile pages for study purposes. Can be uses in                                 many subnets : history, biology and science, foreign langage, mother langage, literature…
But is it change pedagogy/education ? How ?

Source :

“Prezi : making a zooming presentation” by Manuel PEREZ (teacher at Universitat LaSalle, Madrid-Spain)
Prezi in a collaborative activity.

Making a Zooming Presentation:

“Making videos with different softwares and online tools (MovieMaker, WeVideo, YouTube Online Editor, Audocity, etc.)” by Rocio FERNANDEZ PIQUERAS (teacher at Universidad Catolica de Valencia, Valencia-Spain)

First part : a work realized by the teacher and the students :

Why YouTube Online Editor ?
Advantages : It’s easy when you are new in video editing. You can use your Google’s profile. When you are finish it’s publish online at the same time. Some limitation with the audio and synchronisation. You can mix video and photos.
Disadvantages : Editor isn’t easy to find the first time.

Day one : « New (social) media : what is it? How to handle it? How to use it? »

As last year, we have no wifi connection at the ip’s ouverture. But the adversity make us stronger as last year, I’m sure.

IP Introduction by Martine :

First contact and activity between students and teachers :

As an introduction of the IP, several participating teachers will give short lectures about social media (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc.) ant the new communication tools that can be linked to it (Prezi, PLE, online video editing and downloading, cloud computing, etc.). This will give to the participating students a general overview about content and tools that they can use during the IP to lead their reflection and build their own material.

“What is new (social) media?” by Patrick DEJARNAC (teacher at HELMo, Liège-Belgium)

This lecture will introduce the participants to social media: definitions, facts, statistics, surveys and regulations about the most important internet sites and companies (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube…) but also on some emerging tendencies and trends (Snapchat, Pinterest…). The aim is to enable everyone to have an overview of the field of social networks. The lecturer will not take a position “for” or “against” but he will exhibit a series of statistical data so that participants can subsequently develop their own thinking and undergo their own researches on this theme. Legislation (in terms of copyright and image rights) will also be explained to allow legal use of these tools and media during the IP.
Links =
Because the absence of wifi, the program is changed and we continued with Patrick :

“The importance of videos in social media + trends and moods in video making” by Patrick DEJARNAC (teacher at HELMo, Liège-Belgium)

This conference aims to explain the growing importance of videos on the Internet and especially in social networks and sharing sites. The presence of videos attracts not only more people but also allows the user to larger broadcasting and a greater buzz. With the advent of multifunctional mobile phones and smartphones, combined to easy and free online editing softwares, the general public has the ability to create and perform its own videos . New trends and new patterns have emerged recently in video making: lipdub , cupsong timelapse … Social networks allow you to share these videos with millions of people. Used appropriately, these videos can also pursue an educational goal and achieve new goals of education and training, particularly to a new type of public (the new generations).
The objective of this conference is to enable IP participants to learn the main “grammatical” rules about the language of the images (frame, scale, shots’values, camera axis …), to draw attention on the techniques constraints for filming and editing (white balance, audio capture, synchronization between image and sound …) and to explain how to download existing videos from the web. The lecture will also show the latest fashions and trends in video productions. All this to allow participants to a better integration of video content in the work to be produced and broadcasted during this IP.

During this presentation and a videoscribe’s presentation, the song of the last year’s IP made is apparition : Let’s go to the beach. Isnt’ fine that last year’s students with be with us?

Day 10 : What did I learn during those two weeks ?


What did I learn during those two weeks ?

Think to all the things you explored, experienced, created and practiced those two weeks…


Inserting conclusions in portfolio, blog, website, e-learning and after publish a comment here with the sharing link. Thank you.

Day 8 : What is Generation Z & how to teach them?

Wednesday morning, five groups of European students (participating in the Intensive Programme “e-culture”) gave way, for an hour, five classes of students to St. Croix. The theme of the presentations were: “What is Generation Z How to teach them?”.

The classes :

  • BAC1 Languages
  • BAC1 Languages
  • BAC3 Primary
  • BAC3 Primary
  • BAC3 Human sciences
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Photo from Elena take in one HELMo’s class

European students had instructions for, among others, use one or more ICT tools (Prezi, video, data projector, internet and social networks …) and ensure their multicultural communication (presentations were in English -> how to be understood by Francophones).
After an initial debriefing, both with our students HELMo that European students (and their teachers), it appears that this activity was very experienced and she has to share rich content both on the same time (in class).
Finally, some European students propose to create a Facebook group to continue sharing (despite the physical distance) some information and some questions.

Photo from Eunice in one HELMO’s class

Thank you teachers  (Guy W., V. Gregory, Anne B., D. Gregory, Frederick C.) and  students HELMo for their hospitality and their involvement in the project this morning. This remains a very nice human memory and learning! 🙂

Read the comments to follow presentations’ link.