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10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

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10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education. As a social media platform, twitter is extremely likeable. While all social media sites serve some useful niche or they’d likely disappear, twitter has significant potential for academic applications.

How I use social media for my professional development

Nik Peachey

This my own attempt to outline my digital media learning experience, or at least part of it. Both these are very easy to browse when I have a moment spare and have great integration with both Twitter and Facebook. I tend not to engage with people very much through Twitter though.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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And they could be critical for baseline analysis of student skills and formative assessment. Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Homepage Analysis : Students identify advertisements on a news website.

10Q: Helen Keegan

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In the primary (elementary) and secondary (high) school sectors some can be conspicuous, because through various Teachmeets around the world, and also online during Twitter #edchats, they make their work known to the wider community. What does social media mean to you?

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From Analog to Digital: Why and How to Teach Students to Write for an Online Audience

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Now think about the frequency with which you read online articles, blogs, social media posts or listen to podcasts that inspire you or provide new information and perspectives. If you’re like me, you’ve done much of your reading and learning through some kind of digital publishing platform—because it’s easy, accessible and often free. the foundations of good writing are the same in any platform—critical thinking and analysis, structure, voice, tone, and audience.

18 Resources to Engage Students in Current Events – From Jen Carey

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Another way to help students stay abreast of current events is to guide them towards authentic news agencies and resources, especially those that engage in social media. Still, you can access headlines and, in most cases, a limited number of stories per month.

EdTechTeam Impact Report-Mexico

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EdTechTeam Mexico is also a Chromebook Reseller and offers a program called ImpactoEDU , which is designed to develop key competencies in students: problem-solving, information analysis, decision making, creativity, collaborative learning, and communication (through access to devices, curated applications, and professional development). With the return of the Mexico City Summit, EdTechTeam Mexico served 1,395 educators face-to-face in 2017.

The Fun of IFTTT

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It uses a simple statement that will turn all the social media mavens into engineers—IF THIS THEN THAT. Popular Recipes include: IF you post a photo on Instagram THEN share it on Twitter.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

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If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM. This is typically done by sharing documentation of learning and final reflections through social media.

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10 Next-Level Classroom Applications for Using Google My Maps

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Teachers and students can share their form via social media and ask for information from people anywhere in the world! After publishing their map, students can open the map in Google Maps and have access to Street View. If you have other ideas, share them with me on Twitter.

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The Chilean Ministry of Education Launches New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Presidential EdTech Initiative

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Me Conecto para Aprender aims to close the gap in access to information technologies and promote their use across Chile by providing all of the country’s 7grade students a laptop computer, a year of internet access, and high-quality digital resources that encourage the use of the computer.

Getting the Digital Generation to Read Over the Summer

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Jane recommended keeping the library open during hours that the public library isn’t available, so students always have access to books. Follow her on Twitter @mluhtala.

Personalize Your School Library Program with these Convenient, Creative Apps

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For libraries looking to take control of their social media strategies, Michelle recommends using Buffer. Buffer is a way to merge different social media accounts for easier and faster posting. Follow her on Twitter @mluhtala.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

In addition to the long-standing goal of providing brand exposure, marketing through education technology now routinely engages students in activities that facilitate the collection of valuable personal data and that socialize students to accept relentless monitoring and surveillance as normal.

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Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

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Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. Education is changing. Again.

New Jersey’s Plainfield Public School District Forms New Partnership with Discovery Education to Create Digital Learning Environments Districtwide

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This new collaboration enables PPSD’s educators to integrate Discovery Education’s Science, Math and Social Studies Techbooks into classroom instruction districtwide, creating dynamic digital learning environments for all students that will prepare them for life beyond the classroom.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

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When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. Along the way they experience collateral benefits of developing learning agility, building social capital and demonstrating creativity.

Tennessee’s Hamilton County Schools Selects Discovery Education to Drive Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Initiative in all Middle Schools and High Schools

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This new effort seeks to personalize learning in the middle grades to meet every child where they are academically, expose them to a variety of potential careers, and support their social and emotional learning. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? But youth in the criminal justice and foster care systems often don't have access to it. Greitens moves to increase rural schools' internet access | News-Leader → Gov.

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New York’s Mt. Vernon City School District Begins New Three-Year Partnership with Discovery Education Strengthening STEAM/STEM Education Across the School System

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A global community of education professionals, the Discovery Education Community connects members across school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing and inspiration.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. Educators and students are compelled to use centrally purchased tools, data systems, and popular social media platforms.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

I take it as a given that thanks to online advertising and the rise of information brokers that we live in a time of extreme information asymmetry , a time in which the few tools available for individuals to give or withhold consent about personal information collection and analysis are insufficient to the task – if not under existential threat. Educators and students are compelled to use centrally purchased tools, data systems, and popular social media platforms.

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Helping Students Understand Media Literacy

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Having such conversations with students can be helpful to understand the kinds of prices that are paid for access to information. Social media can have a really corrosive effect,” said Greg. Follow her on Twitter @mluhtala. Follow him on Twitter @gtoppo.

Getting better news: my daily routine

Bryan Alexander

After one such mocking a Twitter friend asked , “what do you favor for news?” After some struggle and transitions over RSS readers I currently prefer Digg Reader , although I use Feedly when on the road and without laptop access.

Marjory Stoneman students give legislators a civics lesson

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Ever since the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, in which Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris murdered 12 students and one teacher, I’ve asked myself, how many have to die before we make it more difficult for people to access weapons? UNITED STATES – FEBRUARY 19: Washington, D.C.,

Dynamic Content from UNICEF, the National Park Service, USC Shoah Foundation and More Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services

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Primary Source Testimonies from USC Shoah Foundation: Discovery Education has partnered with USC Shoah Foundation to bring video testimonies to Discovery Education Streaming Plus and Social Studies Techbook. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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

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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.

Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

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Utilizing an inquiry-based format built on the 5E model, Discovery Education’s Science Techbook helps teach students to read, write, and think like scientists through hands-on labs, digital explorations, an interactive glossary, and data analysis activities.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? But youth in the criminal justice and foster care systems often don't have access to it. Greitens moves to increase rural schools' internet access | News-Leader → Gov.

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The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

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This series is meant to serve in-depth exploration of the events of the past year and an analysis of how these events shape the way in which we imagine and prepare for the future of teaching and learning. As concerns about “fake news” make clear, Silicon Valley’s influence also extends to how we access information and build knowledge; it extends to the stories we hear and share. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. Social Justice.

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Planning PD Got You Down? 4 Ways Padlet Can Help You Get Your Groove Back

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The program provides varied accessibility for one’s needs. We especially wanted them to be able to have them at their fingertips for close analysis and critical assessment. I knew that with the capabilities of Padlet, not only would staff have access to anything shared, but they would be able to post their own comments and other important artifacts that would benefit the entire faculty council.

New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

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All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Digital Learning The Wire Science social studies Computer Science k12 education STEM

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Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book

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In lieu of these data, inter and intra-media interaction from texts, images, voice, video, and other existing and emerging digital and non-digital forms represents a significant opportunity for innovation and creativity. Identify media connections (e.g., Modality Analysis (e.g.,

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How Can Alternative Assignments Effectively Assess Student Learning? #DLNchat

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Further analysis can let all know common areas of struggle so focus can be applied.” There was some discussion about how to use social media to bring learning into the wider virtual world as described in How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year. Digital tools used for assessment can also increase access and support collaborative assignments. Do exams still serve a purpose? Could tests be replaced by project-based work?

Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services

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The recently-added content empowers educators to create dynamic digital learning environments that support social studies, life and earth sciences, social and emotional learning, and more. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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Discovery Education Adds Dynamic New Content to Award Winning Digital Services

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New episodes of Science Channel’s Secrets of the Underground are now live in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook. Silver Spring, Md.

4 Ways to Integrate Media Literacy in the Classroom

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With a recent focus on "fake news" and the realization that many of us (adults and kids alike) get our news primarily through social media , the concept of "media literacy" is buzzing. Below are a few framing ideas, planning tools, and media-literacy-infused project examples that can help you leverage this momentum, expand media-literacy education in your classrooms, and coordinate a media-literacy program schoolwide.