Ideas on how to use Social Media & Mobile in everyday education

social media hangout with students

The other day I’ve been asked how I use Social Media and mobile phones in my ‘normal’ (non super IT specific) classes. I didn’t even know where to start but after gathering my thoughts I figured I simply start by explaining from the very beginning. So I came up with some ideas on how to use Facebook, Foursquare, Twitter, App.net and more together with mobile phones to create a fun environment (sounds always kinda weird when a lecturer/teacher says ‘fun’, I know. Still hope it’s more fun than before at least) and gain some additional value by curating and collecting Social Media mentions.

I just published an article regarding those things over there at nomadteacher.org. Feel free to check some more info about the aforementioned topics by reading “Using technology in every day class – Check ins, twitter, social notes“.