How Social Media Helps Students Adapt to College

Wired Campus

For today’s students, social media isn’t just a diversion. Ruud, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, presented the paper, “Social Networking and Social Support: Does It Play a Role in College Social Integration?,”

How Hashtags Can Empower You in 2016

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The hashtag, that ubiquitous pound sign followed by a keyword, are part of the language of social media.”- Hashtags are now used on other social media sites, like Facebook, Instagram, and GooglePlus. Follow These 14 Hashtags for Education Technology Updates.

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. We think that technology helps that happen, and that’s what our event does. Steve: Lucy’s our social media guru… Lucy: Yes there is.

Exploring medical technologies

Learning with 'e's

One of my earliest jobs back in the 1980s was managing the educational technology and learning resources for several nurse education centres across the South West of England. It was fascinating exploring these new technologies, and we all learnt a lot in those pioneering years.

Back to #EDEN

Learning with 'e's

It's a professional community of educators interested in technology supported learning. In that year I was just starting out in the world of educational technology, and I presented some of my research at the EDEN summer conference in Poitiers, France.

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Learning with 'e's

I first met Graham at an event in the UK around 2006, just when I was becoming aware of the potential of social media such as wikis, blogs and social networking platforms as a learning tools. education Graham Attwell learning opennness Pontydysgu selfie social media Technology

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

Are any education technologies, for that matter? Andreessen’s definition does begin to get at some of the reasons why platforms have been so appealing to investors – ideologically as much as technologically. Technology Platforms and the Future of Democracy.

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with 'e's

The user generated content currently available on the web has been criticised for its inconsistent quality (Carr, 2010) and its potential to encourage plagiarism, piracy and a host of other nefarious practices (Keen, 2007). 2007) University of Google: Education in the (Post) Information Age.

2016 Fall CUE Overview

CUE

T his weekend brings another fabulous CUE event to educators interested in educational technology, the CUE 2016 Fall Conference. I’ll be one of those #notatcue people, and will be engaging with #fallcue followers via social media from my home just outside of Chicago.

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. and Wheeler, S (2007) The emerging Web 2.0

Creating your virtual library (quickly) using Slides and Bitmojis)

NeverEndingSearch

2007). technology advocacy equity school libraries virtual libraries websitesWhether or not we are planning for a virtual experience in September, it is clear that we need to translate our practice. We need strategies for personalizing and enriching the remote learning experience.

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with 'e's

The user generated content currently available on the web has been criticised for its inconsistent quality (Carr, 2010) and its potential to encourage plagiarism, piracy and a host of other nefarious practices (Keen, 2007). 2007) University of Google: Education in the (Post) Information Age.

Being there

Learning with 'e's

It's a common psychological phenomenon to feel that although you are separated by distance, the technology actually mediates your connection with someone else. This is where the technology may have failed to support the interaction. 1976) The Social Psychology of Telecommunications.

6 Ways to Stretch Your School or District Technology Budget

The 21st Century Principal

Technology budgets are not likely to escape the knife either, but if we want to maintain being 21st century leaders in our schools, we need to find ways to get the most out of our technology dollars. Too often, administrators turn to cutting support staff and new technology purchases. Cutting new technology purchases also can hamper innovation and experimentation. Here’s my six suggestions for stretching your district or school technology funds.

Online Gaming Strategy Sparks Idea for Ed-Tech Startup Business

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Through a series of courses developed with faculty at Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center, Zulama helps students develop critical programming, art, and design skills. How Startups Can Become Social Media Influencers.

Here's a Neat Infographic on 'The History of the Hashtag'

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It''s informative and entertaining and it was created by blur Group , a global technology company that specializes in ecommerce. According to the infographic, Chris Messina first suggested using hashtags for Twitter groups in 2007. People ask me about hashtags all the time.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking. But blaming social media is too easy and too simplistic.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Moving Forward in the PAH Continuum: Maximizing the Power of the Social Web: Lisa Marie Blaschke. Heutagogy and Social Communities of Practice: Will Self-determined Learning Re-write the Script for Educators?: Philipp Schmidt (2007) provide an excellent comparison of how Education 1.0

What to do with a good old wiki resource?

Bryan Alexander

Consider this a case study in evolving social media. Back in 2007 I traveled a great deal (and still do), which meant (and means) spending a lot of time in airports. I asked around social media for feedback. technology Uncategorized collaboration wiki

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The People and Moments That Define Us

A Principal's Reflections

After having assumed the duties of both athletic director and vice principal at New Milford High School I became the principal in 2007. Once in the space that social media provided, I began to lurk and learn.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

” I mean, yes, I’m totally making up the framing of the “trends” angle here (in the hopes, I confess, to defanging all those ridiculous clickbait articles that just list a bunch of shiny new consumer technology products and predict that they’re poised to “revolutionize school”). The business of education technology overlaps with the politics of ed-tech. There is No Technology Industry (There is Only Ideology). Technology is a system.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

One of education technologies’s greatest luminaries passed away this year. It’s all of our loss, really, as too many in education technology happily reduce the potential of computer programming as an epistemological endeavor to a market for new products. My work as a thinker and writer about tech and ed-tech – and one explicitly committed to social justice – has been profoundly affected by Seymour. The number of technology startups fizzled.

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

Hack Education

I want to start this year’s review of education technology acknowledging grief. I want to start this year’s review of education technology sanctioning, if such a thing is necessary, our mourning. In a society that considers itself highly rational, highly technological, highly scientific, to call something “magical” often serves to dismiss or diminish it – or to dismiss or diminish those who do not sufficiently understand science or tech.

The Thin Line Between Critical Literacy and New Literacies

Reading By Example

This is another reaction I wrote to assigned reading for the graduate course I am taking through the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Technology and School Leadership. Critical literacy’s roots are founded in social justice. 2007).

The Thin Line Between Critical Literacy and New Literacies

Reading By Example

This is another reaction I wrote to assigned reading for the graduate course I am taking through the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Technology and School Leadership. Critical literacy’s roots are founded in social justice. 2007).

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology. FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12.

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Free Lesson Plans and Other Resources to Prevent Cyberbullying and Promote Online Safety

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“We live in a world today where everything we do can be tracked,” says Shannon Bischoff, Technology Facilitator at Toledo Public Schools in Ohio. Those of us creating, working in, and teaching technology are greatly concerned about how we can help make the internet a safer and better place for all—especially children and young people. One in three young people have experienced online threats, a rate that has nearly doubled from 2007 to 2016.

Dear ISTE (reprised)

NeverEndingSearch

The organization acknowledges the accelerated pace of change and is entering the process of seeing what works, what is still relevant, what is obsolete, what is still missing since the last refresh in 2007. The 2007 standards described a landscape in which we were using technology to learn.

3 Apps to Prioritize Your Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Started in Israel in 2007, feature-packed Waze was purchased by Google about a year ago which means it can share features with–and from–Google’s in-house Google Maps. What a great lesson for students to learn about the power of the internet, social media, and one person.

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Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

edWeb.net

According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.”

The Scientific Debate Over Teens, Screens And Mental Health

MindShift

One hypothesis that has gotten a lot of traction is that with nearly every teen using a smartphone these days, digital media must take some of the blame for worsening mental health. “Social media invites comparison,” Twenge says.

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

Hack Education

Thiel’s lawyers have threatened other lawsuits against the media – some on behalf of Melania Trump , Trump’s current wife – and Donald Trump himself regularly threatens and files lawsuits against news organizations who report damaging information about him. He was the first investor in the social media company in 2004.) He shapes technology products and politics alike. ResearchGate (social networking site for researchers).

How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez is updating her Teachers Guide to Technology for 2018. Our middle school, like many other middle schools, have teams made up of Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math.

Schools struggle to help students return to class after a mental health crisis

The Hechinger Report

The suicide rate for children and young adults, ages 10 to 24, rose by 56 percent from 2007 and 2017 and is now the second leading cause of death among teenagers, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. K-12 News Mental health and trauma Parents Social emotional

Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Engaging Kindergarteners with Technology: Augmented Reality, iPads, QR Codes and More. Karen: About a month ago, I started seeing stuff on social media. Technology is expensive. They had to include media in the review. Karen is a 2007 Apple Distinguished Educator.