Genius as an Alternative Social Media


” That many academics rely on social media goes without saying. Yet, I am dissatisfied with my social media. Twitter can often be overwhelming, and in my experience it fails to foster engaged discussion. Do you have a favorite alternative form of social media?

Basic Twitter Analysis With twXplorer


There have been a number of posts here on ProfHacker about using Twitter , particularly around archiving tweets. I decided to search #RIPTwitter (a popular hashtag recently due to the changes Twitter has been proposing) to show what the tool is capable of doing.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

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.

Twitter Chats for Learning Easy vs. Hard

My Island View

One Education Twitter chat that precedes all others is #Edchat. For those who are not Twitter chat savvy, a Twitter chat originally was a discussion that uses a specific hashtag to conduct a real-time chat on a specific subject. We are fortunate that any chats are now available to us as connected educators using social media for continuing professional development. It was founded July 30, 2009 and has run continuously ever since.

How Twitter influences the Common Core debate

eSchool News

Researchers track tweets to determine how social media plays into Common Core and educational debates. A new study endeavors to uncover how social media can impact education politics and how people view those issues, especially as they relate to the Common Core State Standards.

5 Tools To Make Your Website Faster (and Better)

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks for Educators Establishing a Personal Brand From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Using a simple scoring system, Google makes recommendations based upon their analysis. Social Media Tech Tips Technology

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


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.

Combatting Digital Polarization


and that most people who see fake news believe it , it is imperative that we work to improve the way we read and consume media and “news.”. The site has three areas: News Analysis , Source Investigation , and Course Materials on Digital Polarization.

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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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What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education

EdTech Magazine

Augmented data analysis, blended digital tools and connected networks will reign among technology innovations in the coming year, according to IT analyst group Gartner’s top 10 tech trends of 2019. . Twitter. What Gartner’s Top Tech Trends for 2019 Mean for Education.

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Project Information Literacy News Study: A new study on new adults and news


For this generation, news is social, visual, and fast. Sharing news on social networks provides some, but not all, students with a valuable opportunity to interact with their communities, whether sharing breaking news from The New York Times or political memes from Facebook.

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Sustainable Development Goals: Writing Journals

User Generated Education

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

MOOCs for Professional Development - #TCEA15


Notes from MOOCs for Professional Development Presentation at TCEA 2015 Dr. Kay Abernathy, Lamar University [link] Lamar University sponsored the MOOC on Social Media Communication Tools for Educators which Dr. Abernathy facilitated.


The fame monster

Learning with 'e's

Can our worth be measured by the amount of Twitter followers we have or by how many +1s we receive on Google+? Klout, Peerindex and other social reputation measuring sites are constantly bombarding web users with statistics about their 'true reach', 'amplification' and 'influence'.

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


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. Nearly 70% of Americans get some of their news from social media; world views—impacting presidential campaigns and more—are shaped by these platforms. the foundations of good writing are the same in any platform—critical thinking and analysis, structure, voice, tone, and audience.

If the Library of Congress pins.


It’s an example of how social media can open collections to new audiences, how sharing makes a difference, and of how libraries and museums now meet audiences where they live and play.

2017 Teachers Pay Teachers’ July Conference — Overview

Ask a Tech Teacher

Buzzwords like “shout out”, “ecosystem”, “safe space”, “self-publishing”, “data analysis” were part of every conversation. Seminars I attended included: using social media to spread the word.

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


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. Ask students to follow their Twitter and Facebook accounts to keep up with breaking news.

Friday 5 — 3.10.2017

Perry Hewitt

There’s been endless analysis of the Snap IPO and its non-voting shares this past week. There are some terrific insights about internet-enabled business models in Twitter, Live, and Luck. Ben Thompson observes that Twitter’s initial success may have prevented it from building a business that takes advantage of the internet’s unique capabilities, evolving like Amazon or Netflix. Also, don’t let politics interfere with your personal brand on social media.

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

User Generated Education

Design thinking is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, conceiving original ideas, lots of experimentation, and sometimes building things by hand. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. jackiegerstein and Barbara Bray @bbray27.

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The Fun of IFTTT

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

The role of technology in the PYP


I sent their questions to Greg over Twitter and, wonderfully, he created a video message for my students in order to answer them. It encourages the use of online networking of teachers through social media and blogging.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. My students are all about social media. High School social studies teacher.

10 Next-Level Classroom Applications for Using Google My Maps


Teachers and students can share their form via social media and ask for information from people anywhere in the world! In a social studies classroom studying the Age of Exploration, teachers can have students track the routes of explorers as they journeyed from Europe across the world.

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A Rock Star Event for a Rock Star Cause


He trains on data analysis, social media and PLNs at the school, district, and conference level. You can follow him on Twitter or visit [link] Want to be a Rock Star educator AND a Rock Star human being?

My top 5 posts of 2014

Learning with 'e's

I''m grateful to all those who read my blog posts during 2014, especially to those who have amplified them through social media platforms such as Twitter and Google+, and for those who have taken the time to comment.

EdTechTeam Impact Report-Mexico


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). In 2017, EdTechTeam Mexico managed a local grant for Google, offered local custom professional development, and maintains a local social media presence.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

shareable , with evaluators, posted on social networks, displayed within the schools learning management system (LMS), curated on professional blogs, and added to resumes to demonstrate the educator’s specific skillset. Education is changing. Again.

Charter Schools: Overrated Or Innovation Hubs - An @IQ2US Debate

The Innovative Educator

Intelligence Squared aims to restore civility, reasoned analysis, and constructive discourse to the often biased media landscape. Get Social Want to follow the debate on social media? The event hashtag is #IQ2USLive and the organization hosting is @IQ2US The debaters can be found on Twitter as follows: Gary Miron @WMU_EMO_StudyGp Julian Vasquez Heilig @ProfessorJVH Jeanne Allen @JeanneAllen Gerard Robinson @gerard_924 Want to follow my reactions?

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


Discovery Education’s Science Techbook, utilizes an inquiry-based format, helps teach students to read, write, and think like scientists through hands-on labs, digital explorations, an interactive glossary, and data analysis activities. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

A hacked school Twitter account in Florida. I delete all my old social media now on a regular and ongoing basis. This software would track and analyze the social media and digital activity of visa holders in order to identify those who might be “high risk.”

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


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.

Getting the Digital Generation to Read Over the Summer

Follow her on Twitter @mluhtala. million printed titles and more than 350,000 digital titles, Mackin supplies print books, eBooks, online educational databases, audiobooks, video resources and more, along with digital content management and custom collection analysis services.

Wisconsin’s School District of Brown Deer Launches New Professional Development Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education


Featuring a unique combination of professional learning, pedagogy, and tools, Digital Leader Corps offers participating educators proven strategies and approaches for integrating educational technologies and digital media into classroom instruction.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples. Increasingly formal use of social media by education institutions.

Personalize Your School Library Program with these Convenient, Creative Apps

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.

Mark Bauerlein on Arguments for and Against Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

From the publisher''s description: Twitter, Facebook, e-publishing, blogs, distance-learning and other social media raise some of the most divisive cultural questions of our time.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways


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.