3 Ways Teachers Are Using Social Media to Engage Students

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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. High schools have banned phones, established site blocks, and multiple other strategies to reduce student abilities to gain access to […]. The post 3 Ways Teachers Are Using Social Media to Engage Students appeared first on Brilliant or Insane.

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? Articles Featured News Social Media Tools Trends featured guide humor student engagement twitterHow does that effect writing skills? appeared first on Edudemic.

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The Summer of Social Media

Kyle Pace

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 can be used as a great communication tool for a district, school, or a classroom. Maybe you want some online PD that doesn’t limit you to 140 characters and gives you more of the social media experience maybe you’re used to (think Facebook)?

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. For me, Twitter opened the door to the world of social media.

Teaching in Social Media Contexts

SpeechTechie

Social Media is part of life--and a good context for targeting social cognition and narrative language. In general, social media is now one context for us all to be sharing our stories through words and pictures, and also is a way we send messages about ourselves and interact around them. 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. For 2013, the focus is on a variety of challenges, from how learners access content to how the idea of a “curriculum” is defined. Access. As mobile learning is a blend of the digital and physical, diverse metrics (i.e., With mobility comes diversity.

7 Reasons Why Mobile Apps Are Great for Vocabulary Boosting

EmergingEdTech

Mobile Apps Can be a Highly Effective Way to Discover and Learn New Vocabulary Think about how lucky students are these days. They can use different technologies to access knowledge at any time. Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources Social Media & Social Learning learn new vocabulary mobile apps study vocabulary mobile apps vocabulary study apps

Redesigned Cloud Portal to Safeguard Student Internet Access

Kajeet

Also, when students are unsupervised, they tend to wander to entertainment or social media sites. Mobile Broadband Technology Insight SentinelSince 2016, there have been over 353 reported cyber incidents in K-12. This number from K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center has increased by 20 since the last time we referenced the Cyber Incident Map. Students are the largest contingent of network users in K-12, but they don’t receive security training for device usage and connectivity.

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

MindShift

Now a nonprofit called Moneythink , it has with 30 university chapters in 10 states, Moneythink takes a blended learning approach, by mixing personalized mentoring with the power of social media. And, since 2014, the nonprofit has been piloting an app called Moneythink Mobile, to push these lessons beyond classroom walls, track their impact, and use “likes” and other social nudges to encourage better real-world money habits. Social media isn’t a fix in itself.

5 ways peer networks lead to better student support systems

eSchool News

Students often turned to social media–and, by default, used their own social capital–to learn about emergency aid, support networks, and available resources.

The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

While the physical structure of a classroom with students sitting at desks in rows may look familiar to most, the explosion of Internet-accessible, mobile devices in the hands of those students has definitely changed the way students interact with each other, with their teachers, with the greater education community, and with instructional materials. Mobile students. Young students do pretty well in terms of mobile devices ownership. Finding the value of going mobile.

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. Fast forward to today, and we now have a fleet of 15-20 Mobile MakerSpace carts stored in our Media Center and surrounding hallways. Accessing a cart is as easy as checking out a library book!

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. For the China Olympics, I finally had access to high speed internet which allowed me to view streaming video.

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. Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go. Mobile learning is about transforming how everyone can access shared knowledge and resources.

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. I had them come down and meet with several student leaders and me this past spring where I shared my vision of having a mobile app for New Milford HS , which could also be shared with other schools. My vision is for every high school around the country to have its own native mobile app.

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

To address these different learning levels, RIFLI uses the Northstar Digital Literacy assessment exam as the basis for a curriculum that teaches how to use a computer to using Microsoft Excel and Word as well as social media, specifically Facebook. Access. But lending the tablets is only part of the access puzzle. Awareness, assessment, and access: these are the three things that RIFLI have in mind at all times.

#LearningIs mobile

Learning with 'e's

Much was discussed during the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week in Paris. The image presented here was ironic, appearing as it did on the door to the main venue of the conference, but as several pointed out, the device in the image is a reference to a bygone age when mobile phones were primitive. Many more people now own mobile phones, but a large proportion of these are non-smart (i.e.

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? A report on media consumption by the nonprofit Common Sense Media said teens spend an average of nearly nine hours a day using screen media, and children between ages 8 and 12 consume an average of almost six hours a day.

How I use social media for my professional development

Nik Peachey

The issue of how we use social media for our own development as teachers and as digitally skilled individuals, is one that I believe is of vital importance though, not just because it can enable us to keep developing as teachers through the content, ideas, resources and above all people it gives us access to, but also because the way use digital media for our own development should guide and influence the way we use it with our students and build their digital literacies and communication skills.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. I think we’ve learned how to use social media in just a really positive way, and learned to communicate and build a global audience, and shared our learning, and learned with others. How Vickie Morgado Uses Social Media in Her Classroom. So now you had your second graders and now this year your third graders using social media. Realistically, they will be on social media.

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. A surprising number of families still don’t have computers or access to the internet at home. I worked with a family that had no access to e-mail at home because the only internet available in their area was dial up.

Those were the days? Engaging with social media

Connecting 2 the World

As a result, there is more social identity based on how many "friends" you have on facebook, risky behavior that will get immediate attention, and less ability to take part in long, well-thought out indepth discussion. This is where mobile technology and new apps might be able to create more democratic access that allows for engagement and community building. Andy Cloverdale social networking tools communication style

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. They felt like they had a front-row audience with experts that they would not normally have access to, So it’s going to give you… It’s free, first of all. It’s online, so you don’t have to go anywhere, and you can attend in your pajamas if you want to, and it’s all recorded so that you can access it at any time afterward.

Tightrope Brings Online and OTT Channel Publishing to Schools and More with Cablecast VIO Stream

eSchool News

Tightrope Media Systems has unveiled Cablecast VIO Stream , a full-featured, automated solution for bringing live event streams and on-demand video to the web, social media, and over-the-top (OTT) platforms. Newsline businesses online schools social social media video web

Mobile gives the edge

Learning with 'e's

Smart mobile phones continue to disrupt our society. They are increasingly pervasive and accessible. For everyone of us who own them, mobile phones are changing our lives, influencing our decisions about how we interact with each other, how we access and consume information, how we work, entertain ourselves and purchase our goods. Most significantly for those who are immersed in schools, colleges and universities - mobile technology is disrupting education.

Jussi Tähtinen- CEO And Co-Founder Of Nitro Games- Household Name For Shooter Games On Mobile

AsiaTechDaily

Jussi is a co-founder of Nitro Games , a Finnish mobile games company focusing on making free to play games for global distribution. Jussi Tähtinen: We do mobile games. Jussi Tähtinen: We’ve been focusing exclusively on mobile games since 2014. Bookmark( 0 ).

Cablecast Community Media Platform and Screenweave LIVE Keep North Penn School District Students Broadcasting

eSchool News

As the educational access channel for the North Penn School District, North Penn Television (NPTV) brings timely information to residents in the Montgomery County suburbs of Philadelphia via its cable channel, website , and social media.

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. We see this happening on a global scale through increasing mobile phone subscriptions. The Mobile World Congress predicts that as early as 2014, mobile phone subscriptions will outstrip the global population (~7.9 Will the use of social media increase as a result?

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. Today, More than 90 percent of families own a mobile device , and nine in ten (94 percent) families have some kind of internet access, even among families below the poverty level. Here are some tips and inspiration to encourage greater parent engagement: Social media.

Distributed groups and mobile technology

Connecting 2 the World

In addition, the internet made communication more efficient as an email could be left overnight for someone to access the next day. However, due to the computer still being tied to a line, if a person was away from the office for any length of time, a colleague would need to access and review their emails. How has mobile technology affected distributed groups? In any work team, individuals want to present a social identity that will make collaboration easier.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

As a social media platform, twitter is extremely likeable. Offering quick bits of information, a dynamic stream that looks great on desktop and mobile devices, and a variety of ways to communicate from #hashtags to @messaging to micro-blogging and link distribution, twitter works, and unlike facebook, blogging, and other digital tools, when something does indeed “Fail” on twitter, the overwhelming number of tweets quickly covers the mistake.

How to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills online

eSchool News

With smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, students have 24/7 access to news, information, and opinions—not all of which are well-informed or well-intentioned. In truth, we are flooded with a constant stream of information online, from legitimate news and facts to websites and social media posts taking sides in intense political debates. Monitoring students’ internet access in school won’t help them once they leave the classroom.

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. Tip #1: School Social Networking Accounts. In this same letter he introduced two new social media platforms to further dialogue: a district Facebook page and a district twitter account, @WT_Schools.

#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.) access/inclusion and people with different abilities. This is particularly important for educators because they understand the importance of creating inclusive content for students and families.

Chingari, An Indian Video-Sharing Social Networking App Raises US$13M In Funding Lead By OnMobile

AsiaTechDaily

Chingari, an Indian video-sharing social networking app has raised US$13 million in a funding round led by a telecom technology company OnMobile. The company strives to create a vertical mobile-first platform to connect the talent in the country. Bookmark( 0 ).