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Costs and Benefits of Social Media in Education

Reading By Example

I cannot check Twitter, Facebook or a Google+ Community, so I seek different forms of cognitive engagement, such as connecting with my family more and attending to the immediate experiences in front of me. But there is a cost to this access. 2008).

Costs and Benefits of Social Media in Education

Reading By Example

I cannot check Twitter, Facebook or a Google+ Community, so I seek different forms of cognitive engagement, such as connecting with my family more and attending to the immediate experiences in front of me. But there is a cost to this access. 2008).

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.

Your Future Self May Thank You: Tidy Up Your Online Presence Over the Holidays


Educators Under a Social Media Microscope Courtesy of Social media and its uses are fascinating to me, and as a result I often read stories of how educators making controversial choices in their use of social media put their jobs in jeopardy. Educators'' Use of Social Media May Cost Jobs Teachers Beware! digital footprint facebook professionalism social media

“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

Sharing ideas, innovative teaching, empowerment and encouragement is at the heart of Davis’ work as a teacher, author and her award-winning blog, Cool Cat Teacher (voted the Edublog Best Teachers Blog in 2008, just one amongst a long list of awards). Twitter: @coolcatteacher.

Why more black students are enrolling in historically black colleges

The Hechinger Report

Some are reversing declines that date to the economic downturn of 2008. At Spelman, prospective students are mentioning the social climate more often in their application essays, Hayes said.

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10 Things to Think About Before You Post

The Daring Librarian

Common Core State Standards ) We''ve been using their Week in Rap news feature in our MHTV school TV studio since they landed on the hip hop education scene in 2008 ! This video is good to use with both students and teachers about making good choices across all social media outets.

Slaying the Email Beast


As those of you who follow me on Twitter know, I’m a “all the tabs open, all the files in one pile, never ever ever inbox zero” kind of person. Audrey Watters wrote about her own practice now of deleting social media posts and emails.

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?: Collaboration and social negotiation is encouraged among learners.

What’s In? What’s Out? And What’s Likely? Decoding Higher Ed Act Reauthorization


On December 12, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce took its first meaningful steps toward reauthorizing the Higher Education Act since 2008. Before the bill was introduced, speculation about provisions and their impact started flying on social media channels, conference calls, and in sidebar conversations between colleagues. My Twitter feed exploded with jabs among colleagues rife with pithy statements and terse press releases.

21st Principal's Top 10 Web Tools for Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

link] Twitter : I been using Twitter the longest. I''ve had a Twitter account since 2008. One way I use Twitter is through a school Twitter account to make announcements. Another way I use Twitter is through my personal-professional Twitter account to share resources with my larger PLN and to engage in the international conversation about education. link] Diigo : This social bookmarking tool serves as one of my two resource collection tools.

All Work and No Play Makes Everything Dull

Fractus Learning

Our #KyEdChat Twitter Talk. Using our discussion on Twitter as a jumping off point, fellow librarian James Allen and I began to brainstorm ways that we could draw attention to the benefits of playing for adults and ways that we could challenge our colleagues to play.

Learning on the move

Learning with 'e's

One report suggests that as many as 8 out of every 10 people now having access to some form of mobile communication device. There are many social implications of mLearning, some of which I covered in my presentation (slides below). David Crystal (2008) says it doesn't.

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AP: Libraries launch apps to sync with iPod generation

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Access to information for all. The latest national data from the American Library Association shows that library visits and circulation climbed nearly 20 percent from 1999 to 2008. Public library systems have provided free Internet access and lent movies and music for years.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

Edmodo was one of the early stars of the most recent resurgence in ed-tech startup founding and funding (circa 2008 onward, that is). But Posterous, if you’ll recall, was acquired by Twitter in 2012 and shut down one year later.

Lessons from Digital Learning Day

Educator Innovator

The next DLD isn’t until next year, but thanks to social media it’s easy to look back at all the amazing ways kids engaged with digital learning at this year’s event. ( #DLDay even trended on Twitter!). In 2008, the high school graduation rate at Winterboro High School was 63 percent. The federal program, signed into law in 1996, helps fund internet access in schools and libraries. By Kathleen Costanza.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. In late fall 2008, the first draft of the document was written by the world, via a sharing website.

Library in Your Pocket

The Daring Librarian

Today''s blog was inspired by the amazing Meredith Farkas, Head of Instructional Initiatives at Norwich University, columnist for American Libraries, lecturer at San Jose State University’s SLIS program, author, speaker and consultant on social media and managing change. 2008).

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The Daring Librarian

Work Experience: I was an elementary library media specialist for 15 years before moving into a district level position of instructional specialist for the School Library Media programs unit in Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland.