I met my fellow Social Media in Science Symposium presenter, Ashton T. Griffin, last week. Where would Social Media in Science Symposium presenters meet before the symposium?
On Twitter of course.
He responded to my Tweet:
Here is where the conversation begins with the Q & A:
Here is @Chem_Coach's Social Media in Science Symposium abstract. I'm really looking forward to this talk.
|45 - Using social media in the teaching of chemistry at Wayne Community College|
|Authors: Ashton T. Griffin,|
|Presentation Time: 2:45 PM|
|Location: Omni Richmond Hotel|
Project Abstract: Using Social Media in the Teaching of Chemistry at Wayne Community College by
Ashton T. Griffin
Wednesday October 26, 2011 Richmond, VA #SERMACS2011 Presentation Start Time: 3:05 pm to Presentation End Time: 3:25 pm
Today's students arrive in our chemistry classrooms with their smart
phones, their laptops, tablets or net books. Ear buds are often
attached to iPods or some other MP3-playing device that we have to ask
them to remove when they enter our classrooms. Social media sites like
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube often compete for their attention. As
chemistry faculty, we are asked to maintain faculty Webpages and often
utilize course management systems like Blackboard or Moodle in our
Chemistry faculty often has been slow to adopt and utilize social media
like Twitter and Facebook in their teaching. But those of us who have
embraced new social media trends have found that it allows us to better
connect with our students and provides our students with a vast array of
ways to learn more about chemistry and its place in our society.
Over the last three years, I have utilized technology and social media
to improve my teaching of chemistry at the community college level. I
can do the same thing for you. Join me in this presentation as I share
some of the tips that worked best for me in this new social media-driven