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Is social media an effective tool for learning?

Neo LMS

There is this argument on whether social media and learning can coexist, because really, how can the noisy environment of social media become an effective tool for learning? Everyone who owns an internet-capable device has access to Facebook.

Practical examples of social media in elementary school

The Innovative Educator

Guest post by Computer Teacher & Tech Coordinator, Chris Casal | Cross posted at The Casal Operating System Editor''s note: Chris Casal is a member of the NYC DOE Social Media Advisory Team. His insights have helped inspire and guide teachers in the effective use of social media in the classroom. I am often asked about how we use "social media" here at PS 10. For that, Twitter is a fantastic platform. social media in education

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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Whether my class is uploading their Scratch video games, or linking to their website efolios, we post our group work on the class wiki.

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A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

The construction of a PLN enables educators to harness the power inherent in 21st Century technologies in order to create a professional growth tool that is accessible whenever, wherever. For more information on Twitter check out this video.

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60 years ago today

Learning with 'e's

The web arrived, and we found ourselves beginning to network across the globe, forming the first social networks. I began to involve myself in the open learning movement, encouraging my colleagues to produce learning content in accessible formats. I have reached a milestone in my life.

7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

Learning with 'e's

At the recent ALT-C Conference in Nottingham (which I couldn''t attend) a very good question was asked by Renee Filius on Twitter: How can we enable true two-way interaction between lecturers and students that is not too time consuming? Hyperinks and other media can be sent as tweets.

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Teacher Creativity Skill: Create Digital Learning Spaces

The Playground Advocate

Websites, Wikis and Blogs are another great way to create a central online hub for collaborating, information sharing, and building community. Social Media offers a group of very useful (and free) tools for creating community. What if your Twitter feed gets hacked?

Interview on Down the Hall Podcast

EdTechSandyK

I have networked on Twitter and on this blog with one of the podcast hosts, Dave Roy ( @UBCMET ), a Senior Program Assistant for EPLT, and it was Dave who asked me for an interview after hearing me in another recent podcast appearance. Graphic Used Under a CC By-SA 2.0

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Freedom, Autonomy, and Digital Media at an Indiana High School

Educator Innovator

I believe these words also convey the most important reason for using digital media in schools. Blogs, wikis, Skype, YouTube can be learners’ power tools, but their creative and pedagogical potential is only activated when learners get to think, work, create, and do for themselves.

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“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

When students take my courses, they make movies, learn about the composition of visual images, blog, use social media, design websites and more, all based upon the objectives of a project. Some educators like Twitter, others like Facebook, while others go to conferences.

Neil Gaiman and Twittering the Exquisite Corpse

The Daring Librarian

So, yesterday i got really excited about the Neil Gaiman Twitter writing opportunity the Exquisite Corpse.I However, Twitter is now Blocked in HCPSS. and hangs.recently i was told that Twitter was now blocked (it wasn''t last year) because it''s a social networking site!

Everyone's a critic

Learning with 'e's

Social media and the internet have largely been responsible for this change. Before social media, the school play or the end of term concert was a good way to allow children to perform to an audience, as was the art display and the school sports day.

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10Q: Helen Keegan

Learning with 'e's

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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9 Interactive Collaborative Projects to Explore & Reuse

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Ways to Use This Resource The interactive image poster at the bottom of this post was created for quick access to the 9 interactive projects featured here. To access any of the individual images, click on the button to View All Images in Channel.

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5 Top Ways Technology Benefits Project Based Learning

Wisewire

Rather than settle on their device addiction for merely social needs, as educators we can harness this fixation to meet our educational objectives. TWITTER AS A RESOURCE. Twitter will be one of your best assets as far as getting ideas on lessons and projects.

7 Ways to Use ThingLink UnPlugged

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

These images demonstrate ways to connect with life's everyday learning opportunities by capturing moments through text, images and rich media. Ways to Use ThingLink UnPlugged This interactive image poster was created for quick access to the 7 UnPlugged interactive image featured here.

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Digital Literacy–What is it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

“a person’s ability to perform tasks effectively in a digital environment… includes the ability to read and interpret media, to reproduce data and images through digital manipulation, and to evaluate and apply new knowledge gained from digital environments. Social media.

New-Teacher Academy 2015 on #ntchat: Working with Parents

Teaching With Soul

I asked several talented educators, active in social media, to join me and contribute weekly to this series and it was a huge success! You can find her on Twitter @ShellTerrell. In the past, I have had parents add wiki content such as song lyrics or YouTube videos.

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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.

21st Principal’s Big List of Must-Have Administrator Tech Knowledge

The 21st Century Principal

Use and understand social media platforms: Instead of giving in to fear and trying to find ways to limit access and use of social media platforms by educators, 21st century administrators need to be engaged heavily in the use of these platforms to both promote their educational organizations and to communicate with stakeholders. To really be able to take advantage of the cyber-media, administrators need to be able to understand its intricacies and quirks.

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My Edublog Awards Nominations for 2011

SpeechTechie

The Edublog Awards were started about 7 years ago to counteract the trend of blocking social media in school districts and celebrate the educational power of these resources. This is all in addition to her dedication to interpersonal engagement on Twitter.

2012 Edublog Award Nominations

SpeechTechie

Each year I enjoy the Edublog Awards season, which is ostensibly a competition but really a reminder of the importance of social media in education. In the past few years, quite a few of the SLPs participating in social media have represented in this event, as you can see in last year''s ASHAsphere post. It''s great food for thought and skillfully compiled, collected and elicited by Maggie McGary, ASHA''s social media director.

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Back to School Food for Thought (AKA Anytime Resources for Tech Integration and Your Digital Footprint)

EdTechSandyK

Over the past couple of weeks, several links have come my way via Twitter which I think would be valuable for educators to visit as the summer begins to wind down and preparation for the new school year gears up.

Nominations Due Monday (Nov 26) for the Annual Edublog Awards!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Edublog Awards is a community-based initiative started in 2004 in response to community concerns relating to how schools, districts and educational institutions were blocking access of learner and teacher blog sites for educational purposes. The purpose of the Edublog awards is promote and demonstrate the educational values of these social media. It is that time of year again! The 2012 Edublog Awards are a go, and I''m pleased for Classroom 2.0 and my Web 2.0

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2011 Edublog Awards - Nominations Due by Friday!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

I have the pleasure again this year of co-hosting the annual Edublog Awards, designed to promote the educational value of social media. community for "Best educational use of a social network" Classroom 2.0 community for "Best educational use of a social network" Teacher 2.0

Why Even Young Students Benefit From Connecting Globally

MindShift

From practicing counting by fives or comparing similarities and differences via Skype, to writing for a worldwide audience, to making and sharing videos of social studies concepts on our blogs, we connect and invite the world to learn with us and to help us learn.

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Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You can also follow the event on Twitter @GlobalEdCon and using the hashtag #globaled19. will concentrate on causes and consequences as well as sustainable ways to avoid it and decode it as content and media prosumers living in the connected global village.

To #AASL11 Minneapolis and Back: Report to Faculty

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows, introductory keynote speaker Top Must-Have for Our Students: Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers , the mobile app for 24/7 access by our students. Thanks for asking about my trip to Minneapolis. Yes, it was FABULOUS!

My Edublog Nomiations 2011

The Daring Librarian

Best twitter hashtag - #tlchat, This is the hashtag that I always check to keep a pulse on library trends and news. Best educational Ed Tech Wiki: The Mighty Little Librarian'' s Tech Tuesdays.

ISTE SIGMS Election Please Vote for Brenda Now!

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. I can create NINGs and wikis.

9 Ways to Use Google Wave

The Electric Educator

I am proud to be able to provide access to Wave for these 9 individuals. Wave replaces the need for multiple services such as a Wiki to post work, Google Docs to collaborate on documents, email to communicate asynchronously, and instant messaging services to communicate synchronously.

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. link] TEACHING ENGLISH AND SOCIAL NETWORKING (FUTURE OF EDUCATION SERIES) Mon 25 Oct 08:00PM New York / Tue 25 Oct 12:00AM GMT / Tue 25 Oct 10:00AM Sydney Steve Hargadon interviews Jim Burke. tools for accessing, storing, analysing, applying and sharing information.