Session 507

Title: Building collaborative spaces through Social Media

Presenter: Evonne Webb, Information & Online Services, Department of Education

Co-presenter: Joanne Mackie, Information & Online Services, Department of Education

Type: Showcase

Duration: 60 mins


This session will explore strategies for using social media as a professional learning tool, including establishing a clear purpose for using social media, an overview of appropriate and available social media channels, current research and case studies that exemplify best practice. Social media platforms to be addressed in this workshop includes Yammer, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Outcomes of the workshop include:

  • Building student confidence by providing opportunities for students to have a voice
  • strengthening teacher and student collaboration and communication in secondary schools
  • improving teacher professional knowledge and practice through an online and collaborative approach
  • showcasing best practice of social media use in NSW Public Schools

Target Audience: K-12, Teachers & Executive, School Leaders, Special Education, Rural & Remote

Requirements: Smart phone, tablet or laptop would be an advantage but not essential.