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Scientists and social media: an important new study

Bryan Alexander

Pew researchers presenting to AAAS. When it comes to communicating with their peers, scientists use a variety of media, with an emphasis on old-school methods: When it comes to digitally communicating with one’s peers, the leading technology for scientists is… email.

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


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.

Infographics in Education with Eileen Lennon

The CoolCatTeacher

Eileen Lennon on episode 291 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. On April 26, celebrate PowerofEcon on Twitter with Discovery Education, CME Group, and their Econ Essentials Program. Twitter: @eileen_lennon.

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10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Office Suite Skills Productivity Apps - Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentation Tools, Note taking and organization apps - educators need to now how to create, edit, and modify documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

The Hottest Posts Everybody's Reading

The Innovative Educator

Entry Pageviews Stop Letting Good Students Do Bad Presentations Nov 19, 2014, 3391 Does Twitter have a minimum age requirement? Jun 13, 2013, 2227 Interactive whiteboards: A Comparison + Some Alternatives. Nov 2, 2014, 1609 Conversation topics for educators in the age of social media. Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views.

Tips & Tools to Enhance Collaboration Between Tech & Curriculum


These include: More engaged students – Students are often more engaged when material is presented with digital tools. Our educators are using Newsela’s categories of readings to find articles that lend themselves to comparisons or even the pro/con option in text set.

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Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens


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.

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?: Philipp Schmidt (2007) provide an excellent comparison of how Education 1.0

Choose your words carefully

Learning with 'e's

During that period, computers were quite rudimentary and were mainly being used in education to present text and test learning through simple multiple choice questions. He then proceeded to make some comparisons with humans replacing technology.

It’s Not About the Tool


Through the book “The Lightning Thief” and the Sphero robot, we created a lesson that culminated in a video showing a comparison of the main character, the Hero’s Journey, and the Sphero challenge that they created. Twitter: @smilelearning. She has presented at NERIC Technology Awareness Day, NYSCATE, Learning with Innovative Technology conference, and the NYSMSA conference.

Revised List of Top iPad Apps for School Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

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. Keynote : Keynote is a presentation app created specifically for the iPad. Users can create and show presentations.

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The persistence of distance (learning)

Learning with 'e's

By comparison, in its technology supported multiple formats, contemporary distance education is much more sophisticated. Teaching en masse has emerged as a significant trend because of a lessening need to create co-present learning environments such as classrooms and lecture halls.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

“ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. Facebook is, although Mark Zuckerberg denies it , a media company. And like democracy, technology changes the social and individual relationships between us. ” Eschewing “traditional” media advertising buys, the Trump campaign invested in Facebook ads and raised money through the site as well.