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Social Teaching
by Design

Sample Assignments Using Social & Mobile Tools:
A Quick Idea Roundup
For educators seeking
fresh ideas to create social
and mobile assignments for
students, here's a collection
of six example...
1.flipbooks

online presentation decks, no narrator required

Created with Powerpoint/Keynote/HaikuDeck
Uploaded to Slides...
Flipbooks can be research based visual essays,
with image credits &"sources cited" on last slide.

One of my students saw ...
Once in the cloud, flipbooks can be embedded
in the learning management system...

sample flipbooks by my students, posted...
... shared within a discussion forum, flipbooks
can receive peer-to-peer feedback and critiques.

sample flipbooks by my s...
Example of a collaborative flipbook
created by students.
Click images below to check it out: http://coding2day.com/14-soci...
flipbook tool:

This iPad app is free.
flipbook tool:

Make 3 for free. Educational pricing is $10/year for 30 student accounts.
Example of online flipbook
created with
flipbook tool:

free
Add voiceover narration to flipbook slides with this iOS app.
mindmaps
2.

solo or collaborative online brainstorming
mindmap tool:

Collaborative, cloud-based, free mindmap app.
mindmap tool:

Collaborative, cloud-based, free mindmap app.
mindmap tool:

Mobile app for iOS tablets. Build 3 free. Export as PDF/jpg.

Tota! Recal"
photoquotes
3.

illustrate an interesting textbook quote/fact
Photoquotes encourage students
to read the textbook closely ...

Sample photoquotes created by my students.
...and they can be used to help students
understand photosourcing and copyright.

advanced

image search
photoquote tool:

Free web-based image editing app.
4.infographics

& digital posters

Used as a research essay alternative. Shared via
LMS for peer-to-peer inspiration & fee...
infographic tool:

Free web-based data visualization app.
infographic tool:

Free web-based data visualization app.
infographic assignment:
student feedback

"

It really exercised my
Photoshop skills because I was
constantly searching fo...
infographic assignment:
student feedback

"

I was very surprised how
something that seemed
visually simple could have
act...
To accompany the
infographic, students can
be asked to write an
infographic designer's
statement, commenting
on their rese...
from infographics to digital posters
poster by pixienicki
poster by Christopher Sledge

images sourced from Flickr

poster...
digital poster tool:
Free design templates.
Pin the posters to
create a virtual
gallery on

Pins enable
social sharing
and commenting.
Plan a live (recordable)
digital poster presentation
video or text chat .
digital poster presentation tool:

Free text chat web app CoverItLive allows you to record/embed
transcript alongside the ...
Example of a live poster e-presentation.
hangouts

Click images above to check it out: http://bit.ly/1kXLEYz
flashcards
5.

mLearning objects, by students, for students
digital flashcards tool:

Free web and mobile app. Can add audio voiceover to cards.

2013	
  FILM240	
  Flashcards	
  by	...
digital flashcards tool:

Free web and mobile app. Solo or collaborative options.
6.social
bookmarking
discover and share great web finds
social bookmarking tool:

Free web and mobile app. Solo or collaborative options.
social bookmarking tool:
Collect media from across the social web, arrange
links in a visual narrative, then embed anywher...
(I p#omi$e% 6, bu& he#''( ) bonu$ on'!)

7.booklist

online reviews or annotated bibliography
Sharing research, writing, a...
booklist tool:
Using free Listmania list, assemble bibliography, add reviews, share.
booklist tool:
Pinboard annotated bibliography ~ pin books, add mini reviews.
In closing, why teach "socially, by design" in the first place?
Because we know...

The road to deep learning is

students...
About the Author
Sidneyeve Matrix teaches about media, marketing, and
mass communications at Queen's University in Canada....
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  1. 1. Social Teaching by Design Sample Assignments Using Social & Mobile Tools: A Quick Idea Roundup
  2. 2. For educators seeking fresh ideas to create social and mobile assignments for students, here's a collection of six examples + online tools. ~ Sidneyeve
  3. 3. 1.flipbooks online presentation decks, no narrator required Created with Powerpoint/Keynote/HaikuDeck Uploaded to Slideshare/Google Drive
  4. 4. Flipbooks can be research based visual essays, with image credits &"sources cited" on last slide. One of my students saw her flipbook go "viral"~ attracting 47.6K+ views on Slideshare!
  5. 5. Once in the cloud, flipbooks can be embedded in the learning management system... sample flipbooks by my students, posted on Slideshare
  6. 6. ... shared within a discussion forum, flipbooks can receive peer-to-peer feedback and critiques. sample flipbooks by my students, posted on Slideshare
  7. 7. Example of a collaborative flipbook created by students. Click images below to check it out: http://coding2day.com/14-social-media-predictions-for-2014.htm Thanks Prof Joe Bob Hester @joebobhester
  8. 8. flipbook tool: This iPad app is free.
  9. 9. flipbook tool: Make 3 for free. Educational pricing is $10/year for 30 student accounts.
  10. 10. Example of online flipbook created with
  11. 11. flipbook tool: free Add voiceover narration to flipbook slides with this iOS app.
  12. 12. mindmaps 2. solo or collaborative online brainstorming
  13. 13. mindmap tool: Collaborative, cloud-based, free mindmap app.
  14. 14. mindmap tool: Collaborative, cloud-based, free mindmap app.
  15. 15. mindmap tool: Mobile app for iOS tablets. Build 3 free. Export as PDF/jpg. Tota! Recal"
  16. 16. photoquotes 3. illustrate an interesting textbook quote/fact
  17. 17. Photoquotes encourage students to read the textbook closely ... Sample photoquotes created by my students.
  18. 18. ...and they can be used to help students understand photosourcing and copyright. advanced image search
  19. 19. photoquote tool: Free web-based image editing app.
  20. 20. 4.infographics & digital posters Used as a research essay alternative. Shared via LMS for peer-to-peer inspiration & feedback. Sample infographics by my students.
  21. 21. infographic tool: Free web-based data visualization app.
  22. 22. infographic tool: Free web-based data visualization app.
  23. 23. infographic assignment: student feedback " It really exercised my Photoshop skills because I was constantly searching for techniques and tutorials online and ended up with an even bigger and better set of skills. " Quotes and sample infographics by my students.
  24. 24. infographic assignment: student feedback " I was very surprised how something that seemed visually simple could have actually taken days to research and design. " Quotes and sample infographics by my students.
  25. 25. To accompany the infographic, students can be asked to write an infographic designer's statement, commenting on their research journey and creative process. copy of my template available by request
  26. 26. from infographics to digital posters poster by pixienicki poster by Christopher Sledge images sourced from Flickr poster by ARM Climate Research Facility
  27. 27. digital poster tool: Free design templates.
  28. 28. Pin the posters to create a virtual gallery on Pins enable social sharing and commenting.
  29. 29. Plan a live (recordable) digital poster presentation video or text chat .
  30. 30. digital poster presentation tool: Free text chat web app CoverItLive allows you to record/embed transcript alongside the poster. iOS app version also available. poster by eddequincey Poster and sample chat transcript juxtaposed for illustrative purposes only.
  31. 31. Example of a live poster e-presentation. hangouts Click images above to check it out: http://bit.ly/1kXLEYz
  32. 32. flashcards 5. mLearning objects, by students, for students
  33. 33. digital flashcards tool: Free web and mobile app. Can add audio voiceover to cards. 2013  FILM240  Flashcards  by  ^SEM
  34. 34. digital flashcards tool: Free web and mobile app. Solo or collaborative options.
  35. 35. 6.social bookmarking discover and share great web finds
  36. 36. social bookmarking tool: Free web and mobile app. Solo or collaborative options.
  37. 37. social bookmarking tool: Collect media from across the social web, arrange links in a visual narrative, then embed anywhere.
  38. 38. (I p#omi$e% 6, bu& he#''( ) bonu$ on'!) 7.booklist online reviews or annotated bibliography Sharing research, writing, and discovering great reads.
  39. 39. booklist tool: Using free Listmania list, assemble bibliography, add reviews, share.
  40. 40. booklist tool: Pinboard annotated bibliography ~ pin books, add mini reviews.
  41. 41. In closing, why teach "socially, by design" in the first place? Because we know... The road to deep learning is students sharing knowledge.
  42. 42. About the Author Sidneyeve Matrix teaches about media, marketing, and mass communications at Queen's University in Canada. Linkedin.com/sidneyevematrix Twitter.com/sidneyeve sidney.eve@queensu.ca All Rights Reserved © 2014
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