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Square Facebook logoFacebook is a social networking service and website with more than 900 million active users. Users create a personal profile, add other users as friends, exchange messages, and share information with their friends, family, or the world. Open your personal Facebook account.

You can use Facebook in the classroom by creating a Facebook group page. Facebook groups allow you to share articles, links, and ideas with your students in a quick and easy way. Students can also share information with each other.

What is it?
A large social network where people create profiles, exchange messages, and report status updates.
How to begin?
1. You must set up a personal profile before you create a classroom page.
2. Create your classroom page and add contact information and office hours, schedules, and links to relevant information.
3. Join groups on Facebook that are relevant to your academic interests.
Learn the Lingo. Like: This allows other users to know if you appreciate a particular post.
Poke: A way to interact with friends and has flirting connotations. Avoid in academic matters.
Status: A microblogging feature to inform other users of your thoughts and actions.
Tag: Marks a photo or video with text to identify a person or subject.

Adapted from The Small Business Social Media Cheat Sheet.

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Twitter LogoTwitter is an online social networking service and microblogging service. Users can quickly share, send and read text-based "Tweets" of up to 140 characters. Open your personal Twitter account .

What is it? A microblogging service that enable users to send text-based posts of up to 140 characters.
How to begin? 1. Create a Twitter handle. Use either your classss name or a name your students and peers will recognized.
2. Follow students, academics, and other users that are in your field.
3. Make it onto #FF. These lists recommend other Twitter use follow you.
4. Recruit followers by letting people know you've joined Twitter. Post to other social media platforms and websites with links back to your Twitter.
Learn the Lingo. Reply (@): Use this to address a public message to a user.
Retweet (RT): This indicates a posting is a retweet from another user.
Direct Message (DM)
: You can only send a direct message to someone who is following you.
Hashtag (#)
: Used to categorize tweets and keeps tweets grouped together.

Adapted from The Small Business Social Media Cheat Sheet.


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Square YouTube LogoYouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small. Open your personal YouTube account.



What is it? A video-sharing website popular for user-generated content, video clips, and video blogging.
How to begin? 1. Before you set up a YouTube account, you must first decide if video content creation will benefit your classroom.
2. If the answer is yes, set up your YouTube account will be linked with any Google accounts you have.
3. Once your first video is posted, share it through your other social media platforms such as Facebook.
4. Connect with students by liking or commenting on student reactions.
Learn the Lingo. Like: YouTube users have the ability to vote videos up or down with the like or unlike buttons.
View: Usually refers to viewer count, which keeps a record of the numbers of views a video receives.
Comments: Users can leave comments about the video that are kept on each page.

Adapted from The Small Business Social Media Cheat Sheet.


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Square LinkedIn LogoUse LinkedIn to build your network. Find past and present colleagues and classmates quickly. Discover inside connections when you're looking for a job or new business opportunity. Open your personal LinkedIn account.

What is it? LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with over 120 million members and growing rapidly. LinkedIn connects you to your trusted contacts and helps you exchange knowledge, ideas, and opportunities with a broader network of professionals.
How to begin? 1. Fill out your LinkedIn profile.
2. Check for former colleagues and classmates who are on LinkedIn by using specific LinkedIn search tools.
3. Check for people who share a group or affiliation with you.
4. Search through your 1st degree network connections.
Learn the Lingo. Introduction: Messages that allow members to contact or be contacted through a shared or mutual connectiong.
Network: A group of users that can contact you through connections up to three degrees away.
Recommendation: Comment written to recommend a colleague, business partner, or providor of a professional service including service provides that are not LinkedIn members.

Adapted from The Small Business Social Media Cheat Sheet.



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