Social Network & Community Building Assignment
Instructor: Jerry H. Yamashita, M.Ed.
Lesson Title: Establish Your Digital Presence
Introduction: "Appsmash is the trendy term embodying the idea that apps can collide with one another to help create brilliant new products. The way an appsmash works is simple: work begins in one app, then is pushed to a second, a third, or more for further modification and enhancement (Catapano, 2020)."
Using Padlet to collaborate, Twitter to share ideas and join PLNs, and a professional blog to create in-depth content, participants will be able to experience first-hand how an appsmash lesson looks and feels. Ideas from this workshop can be quickly adapted to suit any subject area or grade level while quickly establishing a professional online presence at the same time.
Padlet: This is an example of a simple assignment created for a professional development workshop. Following this model, you will create your own Padlet to plan an activity for your subject area.
Twitter: Next, you will create a professional Twitter account for all things education-related. This account will allow you to connect with staff, students, and fellow educators from around the world both individually and through Professional Learning Networks. Upon creating your account, send your first tweet and use the hashtag #AdultEdTechPLN so that we create our own thread.
Blog: Review the resources below to research and decide on a blog platform that's right for you. Some are standalone blogs and others are built-in to website builders. Once you've established your blog, Tweet your link to me privately by beginning your tweet with @AdultEdTech. Click the screenshot below to see an example of my blog.
- Create a unique Padlet activity
- Create a Twitter profile and send a tweet
- Research and choose a blog platform. Publish and tweet the link.
Catapano, J. (2020). Technology in the classroom: Using an appsmash. TeachHUB. https://www.teachhub.com/technology-classroom-using-appsmash#:~:text=%E2%80%9CAppsmash%E2%80%9D%20is%20the%20trendy%20term,for%20further%20modification%20and%20enhancement.
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