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3 Ways Teachers Are Using Social Media to Engage Students

Brilliant or Insane

3 Ways Teachers Are Using Social Media to Engage Students by Brittni Brown The battle between teachers and social media accounts for student attention has been one in which teachers seem quite likely to lose. Social Media Technology edtech mobile learning

How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning?

Edudemic

The rampant use of social media/texting slang by teenagers is largely due to increased accessibility to mobile phones. The post How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning?

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The Summer of Social Media

Kyle Pace

It’s also a time that educators can give adequate time to new learning opportunities. One thing that I think summer is great for in terms of professional learning is investing the time to better understand how you can use social media as an educator.

Social Media in Education

A Principal's Reflections

My answers to Bill''s questions provide a snapshot of my social media in education journey. What made you interested in using social media to reach out to your school community? Now I had heard of this social network before, but only viewed it as a means for celebrities and other people to send meaningless messages about things they were doing. As I read the article I learned more about Twitter and its capabilities. The first step is to lurk and learn.

Teaching in Social Media Contexts

SpeechTechie

Social Media is part of life--and a good context for targeting social cognition and narrative language. A few contexts in which I have used social media in the last several months: GCF Learn Free has great simple tutorials on social media outlets.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. Access. With mobility comes diversity.

The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

This is especially evident over the decade, as schools have increasingly adopted mobile learning as a signature initiative using BYOD and 1:1 programs and investing in tablets to provide their students with access to a wealth of relevant educational content and learning opportunities.

Communicating and Connecting With Social Media (An Excerpt)

A Principal's Reflections

The book is entitled Communicating & Connecting With Social Media: Essentials for Principals and will be available from Solution Tree on May 19, 2011 Using Twitter to Build Your School’s Brand The good news is that open-communication practices in a social media world don’t have to be intimidating. These two services have been broadly em­braced across all social and technical profiles and make it possible to reach large audiences in the blink of an eye.

#savings: Can Social Media Nudge Teens into Smarter Money Choices?

MindShift

We were learning about the collapse in this ivory tower, theoretical, Wall Street Journal context,” Gonder recalled. Each classroom lesson is paired with a financial challenge on Moneythink Mobile, an Instagram-like platform on which students compete between weekly meetings with their mentors.

Mobile learning: The good and the bad

Neo LMS

Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. Put that in the context of learning and what do you get? Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go.

Massive "Mobile MakerSpace" Resource

Adjusting Course

Finally, you can see real-time updates by checking out our school's hashtag on social media: #GWgreats. Since we didn't have the luxury of designating an extra classroom as a “MakerSpace” we opted for a mobile-cart model.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about global Kahoots, how she tweets with her class and more global collaborative techniques in this show. Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. How Vickie Morgado Uses Social Media in Her Classroom.

Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

As an early adopter of transformative technologies, I have been watching the mobile app space carefully to see how it can benefit all facets of education. My vision is for every high school around the country to have its own native mobile app. we have a richly-featured mobile app.

#LearningIs mobile

Learning with 'e's

Much was discussed during the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week in Paris. Many more people now own mobile phones, but a large proportion of these are non-smart (i.e. There is a great need for basic literacy education, and several mobile learning projects are beginning to address this.

How to Manage Student Devices for Remote Learning

Digital Promise

As schools across the country have rapidly shifted to distance learning due to school closures brought about by the coronavirus (COVID-19), students have been sent home with school-issued devices like laptops or tablets so they can continue their learning from home.

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

All sessions are recorded so you can access later. He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. Here, we provide an umbrella for these people and these organizations to network and to learn from each other.

NBC's censoring of the Olympics: Social media and lost opportunities

Connecting 2 the World

Overall, NBC, the American television corporation with rights to broadcasting the Olympics, with one exception, has done a pretty good job of covering the games on its free, open access station. However, they have really missed the boat on their social media/online coverage, which could have real repercussions from fans in the future. During the Atlanta Olympics, sametime coverage was extended and the networks learned that they could develop fans for lesser known sports.

Do mobile devices stunt social-emotional skills?

eSchool News

As more of our lives are consumed with digital technology — social media, texting and smartphones — is it any wonder that our children are growing up with electronic gadgets as companions? Every day he sees the impact on social development with his middle-schoolers.

40+ Hashtags to Follow to Learn About the Latest Teaching Trends

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The hashtag, that ubiquitous pound sign followed by a keyword, are part of the language of social media.”- This summer learn more about teaching trends by exploring hashtags. Get your copy of Learning to Go or The 30 Goals for Teachers.

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Mapping mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

Mobile technology is a game changer. I have previously written on this blog about how mobile technology can give the edge and also about some of the social implications of learning on the move. Will the use of social media increase as a result?

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. I’ve been using Netvibes for quite some for this, but on my mobile devices I also use Flipboard for more general information and Zite for more professional things.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. and engage in deeper thinking during the school day, when they have access to their peers and their teachers.

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

The classes are a product of RIFLI’s plan to create a 1:1 classroom computing model that, according to RIFLI’s Director Karisa Tashjian, “blurs the lines between language/content learning and using technology.” Nilson, a participant in the program and a former educator in his native Brazil, put it simply: “How can you know you have to learn if you don’t know what’s there to learn?” Access.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). affordances of mobile Web 2.0.

Mobile gives the edge

Learning with 'e's

Smart mobile phones continue to disrupt our society. They are increasingly pervasive and accessible. Most significantly for those who are immersed in schools, colleges and universities - mobile technology is disrupting education. Thirdly, mobile technology is powerfully social.

#OhMyGAAD - Are You Ready for Global #Accessibility Awareness Day? May 16, 2019

techlearning

Innovative educators can prepare for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) which takes place on Thursday, May 16th. GADD was launched in 2012 to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.)

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

As a social media platform, twitter is extremely likeable. Formal Learning. But for formal learning applications, many educators cringe at anything remotely useful showing up on an unfiltered (And unfilterable) platform full of so much non-academic snark.

#OhMyGAAD - Are You Ready for Global #Accessibility Awareness Day? May 16, 2019

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators can prepare for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) which takes place on Thursday, May 16th. GADD was launched in 2012 to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.)

5 tips to engage parents using technology they already use

eSchool News

The trick to getting more parents involved in what’s going on in the classroom: stick to video, social media, and other familiar tech. Experiential learning, flipped classrooms, and new standards have turned the familiar to foreign, and this can be intimidating.

Tips for Engaging Families in Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

It goes without saying that many of them are dealing with some intense challenges such as equitable access to technology, WIFI availability, finding time to assist their kids with school work, and a general sense of not knowing what to do in a remote learning world.

Two innovations that have changed learning forever

Learning with 'e's

In the 90s we saw the rapid evolution of the Internet and video conferencing , followed closely by the emergence of mobile phones and the social web. I said that there are in fact two innovations that I believe have made the most impact on learning - social media and mobile phones.

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

NeverEndingSearch

These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

The current ways m-learning is making online education better

Neo LMS

The internet is full of educational videos, websites, software, apps and various other tools, ready to be discovered and used to support students’ learning. And how can these educational apps be accessed? Through mobile phones and tablets, of course. E-learning

Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

Education technology already assists teachers create diverse and engaging learning materials and deliver better classes. Students are particularly excited about all of the new possibilities digital learning can offer. Why do kids love e-learning? E-learning supports videos.

5 Tips to Increase Parental Engagement in the 21st Century Classroom – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

As an administrator in the 21st century, I constantly think about ways to effectively communicate with our parents and the tools that our faculty can use to extend and expand the way we share academic, behavioral, and social data with the families of children whom we serve.