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How social media works

One of our course goals @EdMethods is to "Develop skills for reflection, growth and professional networking." That is why you're doing social media audits and practicing using SM tools to connect with others and promote your work. #sschat #socialmedia


  1. Here's a short case study in sharing work and making connections via social media
  2. It starts when I designed your assignment for Class 3 @EdMethods. I including this lesson I created @TED_ED. I based it on the work of Sam Wineberg and the Stanford History Group. Of course, I gave them credits.
  3. I included the TEDed Lesson in your Class 3 post @EdMethods to flip part of your Class 4 assignment. 
  4. Then I Tweet about our class. I add hashtags for all the tools I used in the lesson to attract a broader audience. 
  5. I use our Class 3 assignment (including the TEDEd lesson) as the basis of a post on my blog. I refocus the post on a broader question - how to create a more student centered classroom - to make it relevant to a larger audience. 
  6. Then I tweet about my blog post. Different hashtags to broaden reach to teacher education groups.
  7. Then Sam Wineburg of Stanford History Group spots the work on TEDed and posts a congratulatory Tweet.
  8. His tweet was picked up and retweeted and / or favorited repeated times. 
  9. Then I thank Wineburg and SHEG with this Tweet. I include a @EdMethods to steer the dialog back to our class blog.
  10. The curation of the social media dialog into this Storify archive becomes an artifact which I post on my blog. I send out a Tweet.
  11. Sam sees he is quoted in our Storify, and he sends out a Tweet
  12. When our project is finished I turned it into a blog post
  13. I then shared the project / blog post on Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Facebook.