Signature Assignment: Digital Presentation: The Integrated Classroom and the Role of the Educator

 

Signature Assignment:

Digital Presentation:

The Integrated Classroom and the Role of the Educator

 

By: Tiffany R. Harvey

 

 

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According to the peer-reviewed article by Papandrea (2012), ” participating in social media can enhance communication and collaboration, facilitate social interaction, promote creativity, and help develop writing and technical skills (p. 1605).

  • Involvement in a social learning environment is imperative to today’s modern organization.  In order to properly incorporate this type of learning environment, there must be an effective strategy and implementation plan put into place using social media platforms.

 

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Social Learning: – Online Social Interaction via Social Media Platforms

  • Social learning provides a collaborative environment that allows for an ongoing conversation amongst colleagues 365 days a year and 24 hours a day.
  • Social learning encourages employees to work together versus separately in a collaborated effort to better the organization as a whole.
  • Social learning encourages a trainer to work in a dynamic environment with the aid of technology, the primary aim being interaction and education that leads to positive organizational change.

Social Accountability:

  • It is imperative to set up a guideline for employees to use before social media tools are launched within an organization:
    • Provide a structure for employees on how to use social media – such as which platforms are beneficial to their current roles (Twitter, Linkedin, etc).
    • Provide rules & regulations for using social media to prevent future issues from arising e.g. teachers giving unwelcome or uncomfortable online attention to students also known as stalking (Warnick, Bitters, & Falk, 2016).
    • Provide an environment that would work to prevent security lapses and situations by providing training to employees on how to use social media safely.

Organization Accountability:

  • Having an integrated approach to training places an emphasis on partnerships versus singular efforts within the organization.  Not only will individuals be able to have more authentic conversations with each other, but together look for better solutions to problems for the better good of the organization.

Benefits & Challenges

  • Benefits:
    • An interactive and authentic way to communicate with others
    • An ability to have conversations via comments etc in real time
    • An ability to touch people across the world – 365 days a year, 24/7
    • An ability to make changes to the learning environment and platform quickly, and in many cases immediately unlike what would be done with traditional learning systems in which change takes an extensive amount of time
  • Challenges:
    • Usage of certain social media tools is reflective of the character and moral aptitude of the person (e.g. which platforms used & frequency)
    • Content (e.g. photos & written content) published on social media tools is also reflective of the character and moral aptitude of the person.
    • Individual’s online reputation will add to the individual’s in person reputation and persona.  They now go hand and hand in our corporate workplace.
    • If an individual does not display good moral aptitude and judgment which is shared via social media it can lead to serious issues for the individual and the organization.

 

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An example of a strategy proposed and planned for an organization can be found in this insightful blog in regard to the Palm Beach County District Public School System of Florida: Social Media Policy Web-Based Proposal: Palm Beach County (Florida) Public Schools

*According to “The School District Of Palm Beach County” (2017),  “The School District of Palm Beach County is the eleventh largest in the nation and the fifth largest in the State of Florida with 185 schools, serving more than 194,300 students who speak 154 languages and dialects. As the largest employer in Palm Beach County, the school district has 22,051 employees, including more than 12,729 teachers”.

More Information on Palm Beach County Public Schools

Reflecting on the use of social media by the district, and the policies enacted by the proposed strategy we can see the utilization by employees in the following manner:

  • The individual will be given a model to follow accordingly
  • The individual will be shown how to and how NOT to conduct themselves on social media
  • The individual will be part of a responsible & respectable organization that takes the necessary precautions and procedures on how to use social media

 

 

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Conclusion

  • Our strategy will provide the organization with a proven and effective manner in which to utilize social learning via social media platforms in order to bring about a culture of collaboration and authenticity.
    • Specifically by giving the organization:
      • A “rule book” to follow to appropriate as they find necessary for their individual needs
      • A policy to share with employees, students, and parents
      •  A policy that can be used for training and disciplinary action

  

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Social Media Policy Web-Based Proposal: Palm Beach County (Florida) Public Schools

Social Media Policy Web-Based Proposal:

Palm Beach County Public Schools

by: Tiffany R. Harvey

 

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*According to “The School District Of Palm Beach County” (2017),  “The School District of Palm Beach County is the eleventh largest in the nation and the fifth largest in the State of Florida with 185 schools, serving more than 194,300 students who speak 154 languages and dialects. As the largest employer in Palm Beach County, the school district has 22,051 employees, including more than 12,729 teachers”.

In the following proposal, we will be addressing some foundation pieces pertaining to social media for district employees that will aid in keeping everyone accountable, safe, and steering towards a beneficial path.  

According to the peer reviewed article by Papandrea (2012), ” participating in social media can enhance communication and collaboration, facilitate social interaction, promote creativity, and help develop writing and technical skills (p. 1605).  Social media definitely has its place in the school system, but guidelines must be proposed and enacted in order for this technology to be used properly and safely.

  • What is the importance of setting guidelines for employee use before social media tools are launched within an organization?
    • Provide a structure for employees on how to use social media – such as which platforms are beneficial to their current roles (Twitter, Linkedin, etc)
    • Provide rules & regulations for using social media to prevent future issues from arising e.g. teachers giving unwelcome or uncomfortable online attention to students also known as stalking (Warnick, Bitters, & Falk, 2016).
    • Provide an environment that would work to prevent security lapses and situations by providing training to employees on how to use social media safely

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  • Why should employees carefully consider the content they share within the social media space?
    • Content shared is in most cases forever and permanent
    • Content shared can put yourself, others, and the school district in jeopardy if inappropriate.  The peer-reviewed article “Social Media in Schools: A Treasure Trove or Hot Potato?” mentions several examples of teachers specifically putting themselves in jeopardy via posts on their personal Facebook pages (Wang, 2013).  For example, a Georgia high school English teacher was asked for resignation after pictures of him holding glasses of wine and beer were seen by complaining parents (Wang, 2013).  In another example, a special education teacher shared perceived sexually provocative posts on his Facebook page and was terminated (Wang, 2013).  Teachers must be very careful in their usage of social media as it could ultimately affect their livelihood as a teacher.
    • Content sharing can be viewed 24/7, 365 days a year around the world

 

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  • How might social media tools affect an employee’s online and in-person reputation?
    • Usage of certain social media tools is reflective of the character and moral aptitude of the person (e.g. which platforms used & frequency)
    • Content (e.g. photos & written content) published on social media tools is also reflective of the character and moral aptitude of the person
    • Individual’s online reputation will add to the individual’s in person reputation and persona.  They now go hand and hand in our corporate workplace.

 

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  • How can an organization ensure accountability and responsible use of social media within the workplace?
    • Frequent Training
    • Monitoring of social media especially on district equipment
    • Establishing a protocol/disciplinary action for use with all employees

 

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  • How is the individual employee affected by responsible use within an organization’s social learning environment?
    • The individual will be given a model to follow accordingly
    • The individual will be shown what not to do on social media
    • The individual will be part of a responsible & respectable organization that takes the necessary precautions and procedures on how to use social media

 

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  • How will your proposal for a social media policy enhance the organization’s professional development environment?
    • Give the district a “rule book” to follow to appropriate as they find necessary for their individual needs
    • Give the district a policy to share with employees, students, and parents
    • Give the district a policy that can be used for training and disciplinary action

 

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References

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Wang, Y. (2013). Social media in schools: A treasure trove or hot potato? Journal of Cases

in Educational Leadership, 16(1), 56-64.

 

Papandrea, M. (2012, June). Social media, public school teachers, and the first

amendment. North Carolina Law Review, 90(5), 1597-1642.

 

Warnick, B. R., Bitters, T. A., Falk, T. M., & Kim, S. H. (2016). Social media use and teacher

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Public Speaking for Managers

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Introduction

  • This blog will be focusing on managers that are looking to improve their public speaking skills – including becoming a more effective communicator.
  • Blogs provide an ability to communicate with an audience in one central place that can be accessed 24/7.  In addition, it allows for further conversation through a social medium that allows for details based on experiences and opinions.
  • A blog is a social media platform where an individual can share thoughts, opinions, images, and videos with an audience that would find the content to be intellectually stimulating.
  • This blog can be a central meeting place for individuals to go to learn new methods, see examples, and further utilize skills that are addressed.
  • Advantages:
    • 24/7 access
    • central location
    • sharable to social media platforms
    • interactive with the ability to have a conversation with followers via comments
  • Disadvantages:
    • can be one-sided or more opinion based even in a corporate setting
    • can be interpreted incorrectly by readers
    • followers and commenters can be abusive and inappropriate
    • can be time-consuming
  • Blogs may be used as resources for individuals to enhance education on certain concepts and theories.  These allow for further implementation and conceptualization for individuals to be able to succeed.
  • Begin by searching for blogs that interest you, and sign up for notifications for each particular blog.  In addition, familiarize yourself with the blog and the author.  Read about the author in the “about me” section, and read some past blogs.  Once the author publishes new content go and read the blog.  To fully complete the experience leave a comment and contribute to the conversation with other followers.

 

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Blogs

  1. ) Public Speaking for Life – Should I imagine the audience naked when speaking?
  • The blog is written by Sarah Ewen, a co-founder and focuses on the concept of imagining the audience naked as a way to help a speaker feel more at ease when speaking.
  • It appears that the blog has consistent content published.
  • There is no engagement between blog followers and the author, but there is a social media share button for facebook, twitter, and linked in which one can see that there are multiple shares that are made.  That shows that there is an interaction between followers and the content.
  • This blog provides excellent content that bases its opinion on logic and reasoning on how to best properly communicate persuasively with your audience.  In addition, the website displays clear and impacting images that aid in the statement being depicted in the blog post.

2. ) Public Words – The Neuroscience of a First Impression

  • This blog is written by Dr. Nick Morgan, founder of the site and expert in public speaking.
  • This blog is an excellent resource for learning to improve your communication skills for a professional learning looking to take their skills to the next level.
  • This is a beautifully constructed site that is appealing to the eye with high resolution and gorgeous photos.
  • Looking among the comment section you find vibrant conversation happening with readers, and an ability to share to other social media platforms for further discussion within social circles.
  • The author brings a wide amount of knowledge, expertise, and wisdom in this post presented from his extensive experience and education in communication skills.

3. ) Speak Up for Success – How Much Information is Too Much for your Listener?

  • This blog is written by Jezra Kaye, the founder of the site.
  • This blog gives quick and easy tips for public speaking for professionals with a focus on quick implementation specifically, in this case, reducing the amount of information shared to keep the attention of an audience.
  • The blog is constructed well to provide an easy source to gather information and find useable tidbits.
  • Blog posts are not dated but do correspond with the monthly newsletter.  There are numerous categories of blogs and even a “top 100” list of best tips for public speaking.
  • There is an area for comments, but no comments were seen.  In addition, there is an area for sharing to other social media platforms.
  • Towards the bottom of the blog, and the general website as a whole there are reviews from clients and readers with the experiences they have had working with the author and how it positively affected their public speaking skills.

4. ) Ginger Public Speaking – When is it safe to share a controversial opinion? What are we learning from the “Google Memo”?

  • This blog is authored by Sarah Lloyd-Hughes a public speaking expert and best-selling author.
  • This is a blog intended for professionals looking to improve and engage in public speaking through authenticity, but being cognizant of offending individuals with one’s opinion.
  • This blog dives into issues related to public speaking, leadership, and management.  Not only does it address these concerns, but advises on how to overcome them, and aim for success in professional endeavors.

5. ) Brian Tracy’s Ultimate List Of Public Speaking Tips

  • Brian Tracy is a world-renowned expert in personal, business, and leadership success.  A portion of this blog is geared specifically towards professionals looking to improve their public speaking in order to assist them in reaching success.
  • The blog lists post that addresses emotional, physiological, and tactical processes for being an effective communicator with his top list of tips to be an effective public speaker.
  • He has a very large following who are active in comments for his posts with their own personal experiences and implementations of his insights into communication.  In addition, he is very respondent in answering questions and acknowledging the comments from his followers.

 

~ Well that’s our five blogs to go to inspire you to work to become the best public speaker that you can be!


References

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Public Speaking for Life. (2017).  Should I imagine the audience naked when public

speaking? Retrieved from http://www.publicspeakingforlife.com.au/2017/05/25/imagine-

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Public Words. (2017). The Neuroscience of a First Impression?  Retrieved from

http://www.publicwords.com/2017/08/24/neuroscience-first-impression/

 

Speak Up for Success. (2017).  How much information is too much for your listener?

Retrieved from http://speakupforsuccess.com/too-much-information/

 

Ginger Public Speaking. (2017).  When is it safe to share a controversial opinion?  What

are we learning from the “Google Memo”?  Retrieved from

https://www.gingerpublicspeaking.com/article/when-is-it-safe-to-share-a-controversial-

opinion-what-are-we-learning-from-the-google-memo

 

Brian Tracy International (this is the name of the website). (2017).  Brian Tracy’s Ultimate

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