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

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However, at each level—middle school, high school, and college—these variations paled in comparison to a stunning and dismaying consistency. Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information.

Our mutual friends

Learning with 'e's

It fascinated social psychologist Stanley Milgram. So Milgram''s notion of six degrees is not so much a theory of learning, more a social contact theory, but it has significant implications for learning in the social media age. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.

It takes a village

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It''s not a new phrase, but I was reminded of it again recently by Aaron Davis , a secondary school teacher in Melbourne, who has a prolific education Twitter account. In 1962, technology use was minimal in comparison to today''s ubiquitous global digital capabilities.

News literacy tools: Advice, four sites and a new app (Swiipe)

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Among the ten key trends Pew researchers gathered from among their research reports on social and news media were: Use of mobile devices for news continues to grow. Two-thirds of Americans (67%) get at least some news on social media. .

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

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At least, it does in the social space. The tension between open, social learning and the formal, enclosed variety is becoming untenable. There are (at least) six powerful motivations fueling learning socially. You can follow him on Twitter at @DavidPriceOBE.

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

MindShift

At least, it does in the social space. The tension between open, social learning and the formal, enclosed variety is becoming untenable. There are (at least) six powerful motivations fueling learning socially. You can follow him on Twitter at @DavidPriceOBE Getty.

Knowledge, practice and community

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The theory You will recall that Lave''s work was based on social constructivist theory, and focused on how novice learners can become expert through a social process that involves scaffolding and situated learning. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.

Revised List of Top iPad Apps for School Administrators

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Media Apps EPIX: For those who are movie addicts and have a cable subscription to the EPIX movie channel, you can now add access to your EPIX movies to your iPad. This app connects to your Google Reader account and pulls your chosen RSS feeds down to your iPad, where you can read them, share them on social media, or curate them to your Evernote account. In comparison to other apps, this is a bit more expensive but well worth it.

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The persistence of distance (learning)

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By comparison, in its technology supported multiple formats, contemporary distance education is much more sophisticated. m-Learning, or mobile learning focused on the use of personal technologies.