6 Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

The Daring Librarian

I’ve been sharing on social media professionally for eight years now, and I have to admit, it can be kinda tricky. Follow School District Policy Does your district have a technology and social media upolicy?

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year


And there are a variety of alternative assignments, like the Twitter World Leader assignment. Tell us about the Twitter World Leaders. 3) Current events flash quizzes —Boyer creates a video podcast about a particular current event issue, creates a “flash” quiz on material covered in the podcast, and announces the quiz using social media. Boyer's Twitter World Leader Assignment; full size image here.

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Van Dijk, 2002) or simply another phase in its relentless progress.

and then our tools shape us

Learning with 'e's

Today''s book recommendation is the fifth in the series: Howard Rheingold (2002) Smart Mobs: The next social revolution. I first read it whilst a new academic and still finding my way, and I read it in a time that pre-dated what we now know as social media.

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School of Dreams

A Principal's Reflections

After meeting my wife in 2002, I moved to Staten Island, NY and resided there for thirteen years. She had been following me on Twitter and asked if I would be willing to visit her school and see how they were implementing blended learning across all grade levels.

Connected pedagogy: Social networks

Learning with 'e's

Photo by Steve Wheeler In a previous post I outlined some of the metrics around the use of digital media, technologies and social networks. I wrote that: "The age of social technologies has radically transformed the way we live our lives, and that includes how we learn and teach.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. My students are all about social media. High School social studies teacher.

Higher Education in the Disinformation Age

Hack Education

In February 2014, I happened to catch a couple of venture capitalists complaining about journalism on Twitter. Apologies for quoting Crichton at length: Media carries with it a credibility that is totally undeserved. Twitter. Increasingly we trust very little that the media says.

Helping Students Understand Media Literacy


In today’s world where so many people get their news through the internet, the news one sees on a daily basis can easily be filtered through clicks on a social feed. Social media can have a really corrosive effect,” said Greg. Follow her on Twitter @mluhtala.

Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book

TeachThought - Learn better.

Studies of the effectiveness of video in formal learning environments have yielded some confusing ideas, namely that content acquired via video consumption doesn’t easily transfer to the medium of text (Fisch 2002; Koran, Snow & McDonald 1971). Identify media connections (e.g.,

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Learning on the move

Learning with 'e's

There are many social implications of mLearning, some of which I covered in my presentation (slides below). I cited Puro (2002) who declared: 'The mobile phone. Earlier today in a meeting with one of our training staff, I argued that e-learning needs a social learning element.

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Peter Thiel and the Future (and Funding) of Education Technology

Hack Education

That sentiment was echoed this week in the hashtag #repealthe19th trended on Twitter , as Trump supporters responded to an image shared by poll analyst Nate Silver showing a landslide victory for Trump if only men voted this fall. He was the first investor in the social media company in 2004.) PayPal merged with Elon Musk’s financial transaction company X.com the following year, going public in 2002 and then sold to eBay later that year.

Announcing Amazing Keynote and Distinguished Speakers for the School Leadership Summit

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Findings are based on a National study of building principals using social media as a means to enhance professional learning, organizational change and innovative teaching and learning practices. Eric has emerged as an innovative leader in the use of social media and web 2.0

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

She was recently chosen to be a Teacher of the Future by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and she has also been named a Top Education Influencer on Twitter. It breaks down all physical and social barriers.