Could social media be the key to cracking chronic disease?

The Christensen Institute

Social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, are the most pervasive examples of facilitated networks in the world today. Still, we recognize that social media can also contribute in negative ways to the state of healthcare.

Teaching empathy for better learning outcomes

Neo LMS

Aside from their home environment, where parents are responsible for teaching them what empathy means, school is where they spend most of their time, learning how to socialize, make friends, collaborate, solve conflicts, and so much more.

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#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with 'e's

By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook. Other tools such as wikis, blogs and podcasts also began to be used in education, at first tentatively, and then as embedded features in various programmes of study.

Recognizing the Digital Assets You Have at Your Disposal

A Principal's Reflections

However, there is a big difference between talk or desire to innovate and an evidence base that illustrates an actual improvement grounded in better outcomes. I have also been blessed to observe great examples that members of my Personal Learning Network (PLN) make available on social media.

Become the Storyteller-in-Chief

A Principal's Reflections

They will also create differentiated assessments in order to provide students with valuable feedback as to the progress being made towards defined learning goals and outcomes. Facebook – This social media tool really become our storytelling hub at New Milford High School.

3 Simple Steps to Help Students Become a Global Citizen

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The social media network can be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or just about anything, although the sheer numbers of educators on Twitter is astounding and becomes quite useful.

Digital Leadership – LIVE Blog of Eric Sheninger Keynote at Leading Future Learning 2015

EdTechTeacher

It was a primarily blue collar population, a diverse population both economically and socially, as well as a school with infrastructure issues. Social Media is a Game Changer. At that point, he saw that social media was a gateway to what’s possible.

Blogging with Freire

Learning with 'e's

So Freire didn't actually live to see the power and potential of social media, or the impact blogging would have on education. But what would he have said about blogs if he had been witness to the participatory web in all its present glory? 6) Use blogging as reflection.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

Districts having success in this area are working to empower teachers – giving them a voice and choice; moving from hours-based to outcome-based systems of accountability; and have school leaders that model and are transparent with their own growth. Commit to Leveraging Social Media and Telling Your Great Story! Blog Access edtech Equity future ready Osmo Osobot planning Policy Privacy professional learning Samsung Social Media Sustainability

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Why Instructional Design Must Focus on Learning Outcomes, Not Learning Activities

Edsurge

However, teachers continue to feel the daunting pressure to compete for their students’ attention amidst the ever-evolving and rapidly-hanging mass media, social media, and entertainment industry, as these elements do a stellar job of keeping students highly engaged outside of the classroom. If we want such activities to produce genuine student growth, instructional design must focus on learning outcomes as opposed to the activity itself.

Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

Digital Promise’s Adult Learning initiative recently launched Community Impact Stories, a new series of blog posts to highlight adult learner stories across the nation. Tech Team members learn to navigate livestreams on social media such as FaithLife , for example.

Open or shut?

Learning with 'e's

Increasing numbers of high profile academics (such as danah boyd and Martin Weller for example) are turning their backs on traditional methods of research dissemination, publishing their work exclusively on free-to-read open access platforms or on their blogs.

Guest Post: The Missing Piece: What Most Edtech Companies Need & Only a Few Have

Digital Promise

It explains who uses the product, what they do with it, and the outcomes they can expect from using it. websites, one pagers, social media campaigns). Outcomes: What does the research tell us about the potential benefits of using the technology? evidence of outcomes.

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.

EdTechSandyK

I wondered what would make a school even venture this request in our social media saturated society. It is hard to cultivate the positive environment required for teaching and learning if social issues are causing continuous disruption.

A little more conversation

Learning with 'e's

My Personal Learning Network (PLN) is the vehicle that carries me to this learning, and social media is the highway that enables me to get there. conversation dialogue education learning peer production Personal Learning Network social media Technology user generated content

Nurturing a media literate next generation

Neo LMS

Good schools have always placed importance on personal, social and health education (PSHE). Education professionals are often spending valuable time, solving issues which have arisen from social media, online behavior and misunderstandings from digital communication.

Uniting to Make a Difference in African Education – MIE Fellows Worldwide

Daily Edventures

Ovi created a blog in Sway , which presents our actions and outcomes: https://sway.com/U0hgvPYG8gW7RbB3. Information People Social media Belgium koen timmers projectkakumaGuest Post by Koen Timmers (MIE Fellow, Belgium).

Riding the Wave of Complexity: Planning for Concept-Based Teaching and Learning

Digital Promise

In the same way, the learners in our classrooms need support in making meaning of the disparate knowledge they encounter—those mathematical formulae, that newsfeed on social media, the historical figures and events that define the time periods they study.

In the Hands of the Students: The Classroom Computer

Inquire and Inspire

The biggest challenge is finding an effective way for sharing a single computer so that students have the opportunity to create the digital media that they''d like to present.

At These Colleges, Students Begin Serious Research Their First Year

Digital Promise

Social media to predict acts of terrorism. At the University of Maryland, student teams investigated how social media promotes terrorism and found that it is possible to identify when conflicts on social media can escalate into physical violence.

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The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

This is number 4 in the series of blog posts entitled 'Shaping Education for the Future.' Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education.

10Q: David Mitchell

Learning with 'e's

Why is blogging so important in education? Blogging suffers from a very narrow definition! I know this as I'm that blogging bloke who was on the telly. What many people don't know is the pedagogy behind the good practice that goes into the learning behind a great blog.

Saying Yes to Student Ideas and Creativity

Digital Promise

Another program recently born out of the university, ReinventED Lab , is the brainchild of Keaton Wadzinski, a former undergraduate student at UVA who studied youth and social innovation. Blog Education Innovation Clusters Educators Uncategorized

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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K-12 Dealmaking: GreatSchools Acquires Schoolie; n2y, Thrivist Gain Funding

Marketplace K-12

based Thrivist said its platform “enables schools to develop, deliver, and manage online learning and leverage learning analytics to improve outcomes,” according to the company, which notes that software is offered via a software-as-a-service model and is being used in more than 25 school districts. Marketplace K-12 Fundraising K-12 dealmaking Social Media software as a service

4 Ways to Discover the Best Edtech

Digital Promise

Read edtech-focused blogs. Teacher blogs dedicated to edtech, such as the Innovative Educator or Edudemic , not only provide the latest and greatest products available for educators, but they also reflect on how other teachers have actually used these products in their classrooms.

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Why Connect?

A Principal's Reflections

I got on Twitter in 2009, which was an accomplishment in itself as I had previously convinced myself that I would never use social media as I didn’t have the time nor saw any value in it. Do you think social media platforms are a give-and-take relationship?

Teaching the “Netflix Generation” #LT8keys

Tom Murray

The explosion of social media, combined with the ability to stream content to virtually all types of devices, both at home and while on the go, has radically altered the way in which people interact with media.

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How Games Can Hook Students With Short Attention Spans

Digital Promise

Traditionally, the course is delivered to students through social media platforms. Since the game was based on rewarding learning outcomes and sharing their knowledge, students found gamification relevant and beneficial to their learning.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A Principal's Reflections

My experiences in this social space forced me to take a critical lens to my professional practice as well as that of my staff in my school. Over time my primary use of social media shifted from communicator to learner.

The EdTech Disconnect

The Christensen Institute

This is the second post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. Children likewise rely increasingly on mobile technology and social media to stay in touch with one another.

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Digital Citizenship: The Critical Call To Educate and Prepare 21st-Century Learners

EdNews Daily

Although this generation can navigate the digital world with ease, it is unreasonable to assume young people fully understand how to leverage technology for best possible outcomes. Today, 60% of parents say they’ve checked their teenagers’ profiles on social networking sites.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens was expanded and I became aware additional organizations, as well as their supporting tools and resources.

The Fans, Fanboys, and Fanatics of OER

Doug Levin

I also tend to think that educators make rational responses in selecting instructional materials and tools (including using social media) – and certainly in the U.S. Blog OERI have a confession to make. I work in K-12 education in the U.S.,

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Teaching the “Netflix Generation”

Tom Murray

The explosion of social media, combined with the ability to stream content to virtually all types of devices, both at home and while on the go, has radically altered the way in which people interact with media.

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