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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

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The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy. In addition to negative commentary, Knowles acknowledged other challenges to adopting social media for education.

Tips for Using Social Media with Educators

edWeb.net

Social media is an essential marketing tool for educational publishers. But the changing algorithms, rise and fall of new platforms, and overall nature of social media make some developers hesitant. In their presentation, “ Social Media Marketing 2.0:

Lies, damn lies and social media

Learning with 'e's

Bad content arrives because it has been promoted through social media company commercial algorithms, or it is made visible on our personal timelines by well-meaning (but incredibly naive) friends and family members (see above). What is their track record with other articles?

Navigating Social Media as a Parent

Tech Helpful

Recently I became aware of an article that warns parents of dangers associated with the apps Musical.ly Recently I attended an e-parenting workshop at a local school here in Chattanooga and the speaker shared a great social media rating guide: This can be found at www.safesmartsocial.com.

Supercharge Student (and Teacher) Financial Literacy With #PowerofEcon Day on April 26

The CoolCatTeacher

Created by CME Group and Discovery Education, Econ Essentials is designed to help high school students learn economic principles through the use of real-world examples. 2PM: The Power of Content dives into interactive learning modules on finance, fuel, and the food system.

Learning from Verizon's Experience: 5 Lessons for School Leaders About Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

Verizon’s decision to not charge customers a $2 convenience fee is a lesson about power of social media, for all of us, including 21st century school leaders.(See When Verizon decided to announce a $2 fee, they ran right into thousands of consumers yelling loudly through the power of social media. That is probably a textbook answer and response to a crowd empowered by social media. The company did not continue to try to defend the fee.

Four Reasons I Use Twitter in My Classroom – Guest Post from Christine Boyer

EdTechTeacher

We live in a very social world, so why not use social media in the classroom? Social media is a part of daily life for millions of people on our planet and it’s not going away any time soon. Only social media can deliver that. Want to learn more?

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

Tech Helpful

The following post is by Alex Podchaski, and while I have never met him in person, we are part of each other's professional learning network. Over the weekend, the media has picked up on what has really happened and gotten to the real part of the story - it’s not real.

How to help students tackle technology overload (and other useful skills)

eSchool News

Her work on media literacy comes at a critical time for educators as we try to support students in their search for credible sources of information. This article points out some interesting tactics used by some companies.

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

edWeb.net

Dignity—it’s not a word often associated with social media and online interaction. It’s a time when parents feel like they are losing control of their kids, yet the kids still have the capability to learn good technology habits.

Why Teachers and Students Need to Learn about Their Brains in the Digital Age

EdNews Daily

When it comes to literacy, for example, Maryanne Wolfe, in a recent article in The Guardian , explained that “skim reading” is replacing deep, analytical, reflective reading. We don’t learn deeply from what we skim. Digital Learning Featured Technology digital learning neuroscience

How This Teacher Builds A Professional Learning Community Online

EdNews Daily

This is the first article in our series about building professional learning communities for online teachers. In June 2016, it became a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (COE). It is also the same for those who are connected to social media.

5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)

The CoolCatTeacher

I wrote about these in Reinventing Writing and in other articles. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

How to Decode a Tweet

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Avatar - A photo or graphic which represents the person or company sending the Tweet. I encourage you to learn more about them and use them. Click the "Retweet" link to spread the learning! Maybe there is a link to an article you don''t have time to read right now.

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20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. So, decide how you’re going to learn.

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Why Flipped and Blended Learning are Making Waves in education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh and his colleague, Ilya Mishra, are new contributors to Ask a Tech Teacher who specialize in online learning and educational technology (more on Ilya’s bio below). A Columbia University research found that, on average, students taught through online learning techniques performed modestly better than those learning through classical classroom approach. With the blended learning approach, teachers devote more personal time for query resolution and revision.

How Teachers Learn About New Edtech Products (Round-up)

Ask a Tech Teacher

How do teachers filter out all the social media noise to find the tech products that will transform their classrooms? Here’s a taste of what SnapLearning shared, and then click the link and go read the entire article. HOW WE LEARN ABOUT NEW EDTECH PRODUCTS [ROUND-UP].

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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.

Slaying giants

Learning with 'e's

Futurist Gerd Leonhard speaking at Learning Technologies 2013 Listening to media futurist Gerd Leonhard speaking at the recent Learning Technologies Conference in London was both engaging and thought provoking. Leonhard believes the major social media platforms have it right.

Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

This is Part 5 in my series of posts on the future of learning and technology. There were sections on digital literacies and mobile learning, both of which we considered to be important for the success of education and learning in the future.

The End of the Promise of Personalized Learning?

EdNews Daily

Here’s the thing: schools profile students as a core function to cause learning, and they definitely promote their service and not only their own lesson-plan products, but those of thousands of publishers. Thousands of applications used by schools right now have innate function that tests and sorts students (profiling) and then uses the same sort of algorithms that advertising systems do to auto-recommend paths of learning, content, and intersection with teachers.

16 Great Learning Podcasts for the Classroom

Graphite Blog

Teachers can get access to classroom activities and conversation starters with a membership to Tinkercast, the company that produces Wow in the World. Related articles and videos are also available to supplement the audio.

We Created Subscription Boxes for Learning—and Teachers Love Them!

Edsurge

As I sat at a giant table with 15 colleagues pondering how to make professional learning more personal for our teachers, my eyes drifted to my screen. What if we could apply the subscription box model to professional learning? What if we could apply the subscription box model to professional learning?” I had recently been asked to seek an innovative, cost-conscious way to make professional learning more personal for educators.

Opportunity Knocking on Your Door

The Principal of Change

Would people be able to see your learning and the things that you have done in your position? It is not about creating an “online persona,” but I always suggest that if people share their learning online, their footprint will take care of itself.

Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

We learn how today. Mike: We’ve started a weekly email to about 400 parents so far, where we’re covering topics like digital citizenship, security, filtering, social media — everything that really relates to how students should use technology today.

#DLNchat: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning?

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On Tuesday, April 10 the #DLNchat community got together to discuss and debate: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning? was the question first posed to the #DLNchat community by Aneesa Davenport, social media and analytics manager for EdSurge. If you learned what you needed to know by reading one chapter of a book, did you ‘fail’ at reading it?”. If you learned what you needed to know by reading one chapter of a book, did you “fail” at reading it?

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22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

While I won’t claim to ever be perfect, I have learned so much over the last seventeen years. If this post helps some of you avoid the mistakes I learned early on, then it will accomplish its purpose! I work to reinforce the paperwork flow so we can focus on learning.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level. So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20.

A Guide to Picking a Learning Management System: The Right Questions to Ask

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Over the past 10 years, new learning management systems (LMSs) have sprung on the scene to rival the Blackboards and Moodles of old. And with certain established companies like Pearson pulling out of the LMS ranks , where do you start? Tara Gilboa, Online Learning Experience Designer at Colorado School of Mines The LMS Checklist #1: Is the platform straightforward and user-friendly? It affects whether or not the LMS supports student learning.

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How to Use Tech to Help Graduating Students Find Jobs

Ask a Tech Teacher

A Monster.com post roundup on job hunting tips provides this insight from HR News Daily on how to boost a resume through social media: “Perhaps the place where social media has had the biggest influence is talent management. The site is best known for its articles.

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4 Steps towards digital wellness for students

Neo LMS

The media loves sensational tech stories. This is just one example of the many articles that warn us of the latest shocking discoveries about the dangers of technology. Learning about technology at home. Did you notice any improvements in sleep, socialization etc.?

How Games Can Hook Students With Short Attention Spans

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. Read the original article. One of the avenues they are exploring is gamification – integrating games and their principles into learning. Traditionally, the course is delivered to students through social media platforms.

Realizing Success in the Adult Basic Education Market

Digital Promise

At Learning Games Studios , we’ve taken our product, Xenos Isle , from the world of academic R&D to the marketplace, reaching adult ESL learners at scale. Our journey has been an interesting one and in this blog post, I’m sharing three key things I’ve learned from our experiences thus far. However, these numbers do not translate to what individual learning providers spend. How does a company raise awareness and sell into a bifurcated market?

EducationPlus Extends Relationship with Discovery Education, Reaffirming 10-Year Commitment to Dynamic Digital Learning Environments

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By extending their 10-year relationship with Discovery Education, EducationPlus reaffirms its commitment to empowering their 58 member school systems to create dynamic digital learning environments with high-quality content from Discovery Education Streaming Plus.

Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry

EdTechTeam

I never imagined that the final course on learning space design would launch my students and I into the most exciting and rewarding project based learning experience of my career. We explored grant writing to learn about how grants are one way to bring new things into a classroom.