Our mutual friends

Learning with 'e's

It fascinated social psychologist Stanley Milgram. Milgram''s question was, how many someones are in the chain?'' (Watts, 2003, p38.) Milgram theorised that it could be established that no-one is separated from anyone else in the world by more than six social contacts.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). By using Google Drive or Archive.org , media can be made available for students to download offline, when they may be without a WiFi connection as well as for those students with limited data plans.

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Separation and connection

Learning with 'e's

We are witnessing a time where a mobile world wide web of connections is proliferating, and in which social mores, human relationships and communication conventions have been irrevocably changed. 2003) Six Degrees: The Science of a Connected Age.

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. Essentially, the Web has become more social.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos.

The ripple effect

Learning with 'e's

Anyone who is interested in the social media phenomenon would be very interested to read this from Abday Adhikari, writing in the Guardian : Every time we publish information on the internet, we are effectively starting a conversation, because people can respond or react to it.

Free computer training resources and courses

Educational Technology Guy

The Office 2010 course is great and I am sharing it with our users to help them transition from Office 2003 to Office 2010 because of the different menu system. The computer courses page has 19 courses including Computer Basics, Email, Internet, Social Media, Google Apps, iPads, and much more.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos.

It’s A Smartphone Life: More Than Half Of U.S. Children Now Have One

MindShift

These stats come from a new, nationally representative survey of media use among children ages 8-18, by Common Sense Media, which has been tracking this since 2003. So an hour spent playing a video game while texting with your friends could be counted on the survey as two hours of media use. However, Vicky Rideout, lead author of the report, points out that screen use also commonly happens during commuting, mealtimes, chores, socializing or other non-screen activities.

How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences

Waterford

5] You can then continue to send messages through text or social media groups, too. Phi Delta Kappan, March 2003, 84(7), pp. The first few months of school pass by so quickly. Before you know it, parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner.

REINVENTING.SCHOOL - Episode 8 Today, "Home as a Place for Learning" #reinventingschool

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Social media: @organiccowboy. Today (Thursday, June 25) at 4:00 pm US-EDT, we present the eighth LIVE episode of the new LearningRevolution.com weekly interview series, REINVENTING SCHOOL. If you miss the LIVE show, we post the edited version here by Monday over the weekend.

The Benefits of Helping Teens Identify Their Purpose in Life

MindShift

They project a slide on a topic of near-universal interest to teenagers – social media. Social media and technology are not agents of change. A lively discussion soon erupts over the pluses and minuses of social media. It’s 12:15 p.m.

Helping teens find their purpose

The Hechinger Report

They project a slide on a topic of near-universal interest to teenagers – social media. Social media and technology are not agents of change. A lively discussion soon erupts over the pluses and minuses of social media.

What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement

MindShift

For tweens and teens it can also include some time spent on social media. Other studies have also linked participation in extracurricular activities to positive social and academic outcomes (Mahoney et al., 2003).

A Glimpse Into What's Possible

A Principal's Reflections

Fueled by social media, collaboration, and other online/offline learning endeavors, teachers and principals have quickly become the ambassadors for technology, initiating and catalyzing conversations in their buildings. Laura had returned to New Milford this past September and is literally constructing a modern day Library Media Center. Albrecht (2003) borrows two terms from physics - Entropy and Syntropy. New York: Amacon, 2003.

LMS 155

How To Make A Civics Education Stick

MindShift

At one Florida middle school, students learned about laws by writing bills — and in 2003, one of those bills made it to the Florida legislature. Plus, students are inundated with information from social media, and they need to learn how to wade through it all to find the facts.

Your classroom does not have to be Pinterest-worthy: Stay reflective on the WHY & avoid comparison

The Cornerstone for Teachers

3 types of thoughts that run through my mind when I see a really awesome idea on social media. The question that I want to answer today is not, “How can we stop other teachers from creating beautiful learning spaces and sharing them on social media?’ Even as late as 2003, there were only a handful of teachers who had access to digital cameras and the understanding of HTML coding to be able to upload those pictures and share them on their own websites.

What Does the Popularity of Pokémon Go Mean for K-12 Gaming? A Q-and-A With James Gee

Marketplace K-12

He has written several books on the role of games and learning, including What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy (2003) and Language and Learning (2004). As a gamer, I’m just not personally deeply interested in the social media aspect.

How Classroom Political Discussions — Controversies, Too — Prepare Students for Needed Civic Participation

MindShift

Students who practiced discussion also became more interested in politics in a social way, and shared political thoughts with family, friends, and coworkers. Some have suggested that debate not be relegated to social studies class or an after-school club, but be integrated into every subject.

5 things I’m embarrassed to tell you

The Cornerstone for Teachers

I have lots of days when it’s hard for me to get motivated, and I am especially distracted by social media. I started sharing ideas online back in 2003, and both education and the world in general changes so quickly every year.

Education Technology and The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Hack Education

And that sure seems plausible, what with our social media profiles being scrutinized to adjudicate our immigration status, our fitness trackers being monitored to determine our insurance rates, our reading and viewing habits being manipulated by black-box algorithms, our devices listening in and nudging us as the world seems to totter towards totalitarianism. The future of education is technological. Necessarily so.

The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

Futurologist Ray Kurzweil's argument looks beyond these issues, holding that the tools we have available to us as a result of networked social media and personal devices, actually enable us to increase our cognitive abilities.

Personal Stories: How Teens Connect with StoryCorps and Podcasts

MindShift

But for teens, getting to know one another is often the domain of intimate friendships or curated identities on social media platforms. Isay began StoryCorps in 2003 after years of producing radio documentaries that relied on dialogues for content.

Final Schedule for Tomorrow's "Digital Literacy & Fake News" Mini-Conference - Plus Bonus

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Then we will have 14 practitioner-led sessions that look deeply at the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and digital literacy. What does “digital literacy” mean in an era shaped by the Internet, social media, and staggering quantities of information?

"Digital Literacy & Fake News" Keynote Panelists Announced + First Sessions for Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

They and our session presenters will look deeply at the foundational relationship of libraries and librarians to media, information, and digital literacy. What does “digital literacy” mean in an era shaped by the Internet, social media, and staggering quantities of information?

Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The pivotal moment of his career happened when he was teaching at Hannam University in South Korea in 2003 surrounded by the papers of 275 writing students and wondering if he had them all.

MOOC 74

It's Raining! Why Texas Should Use the Rainy Day Fund

EdTechSandyK

In 2003, to deal with the last economic downturn, the Legislature appropriated $1.3 Social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and blogs are wonderful, but it is my opinion that the most compelling conversations, the ones that move people to action, are the ones that take place in person.

Dear ISTE (reprised)

NeverEndingSearch

We’ve been leading schools in rediscovering story in all of its glorious forms and introducing the power of digital storytelling, media creation and augmented reality. We’ve leveraged social media to connect themselves and their learning communities, often globally.

Human 2.0

Learning with 'e's

The data mining capabilities of the social networks alone can enslave us by owning our purchasing habits, internet search preferences and all other personal data he suggests. He sees Facebook and other social networks undermining and devaluing friendships. Post human.

The Serious & Historic Importance of Media Literacy | Downloadable Posters for Media Literacy Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Media Literacy Week is November 5 - 9 , spearheaded by the National Association of Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). I want to urge you to join the NAMLE email/membership list (free) to get information and resources around media literacy and Media Literacy Week.

Your Talent Tech Stack for 2018

Gaggle Speaks

The “other” section here was two free tools that their users had migrated to a paid version of Hiretual and Mahiba , a StepStone product for enriching social profiles. CareerArc – Employer branding for social media. We’ve come a long way.

Library 2.017: EXPERTISE, COMPETENCIES, AND CAREERS

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2017 on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

NeverEndingSearch

News hits us across media platforms and devices, in a landscape populated by all degrees of professional journalists and citizen journalists and satirists and hoaxers and folks paid or personally moved to write intentionally fake news. NewseumED : Learning tools on media literacy.

Register Now for the Open Mini-Conference on Library "Expertise, Competencies, and Careers"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participants are encouraged to use #library2017 on their social media posts leading up to and during the event.