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What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

techlearning

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

While this blog is based on verifiable data, some readers may be unhappy with my interpretation. These ads were released by the US Congress as being traced back to Russian origin, although they were liked and reshared by many Americans on social media.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

Mobile learning: The good and the bad

Neo LMS

Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. People in a café now usually ask the staff for the Wi-Fi password, and if there’s no Wi-Fi one can always tap the power of cellular data and stay connected to friends. Mobile learning of course.

Who else is collecting data about your children?

Securly

Digital footprints are not exclusive to online shoppers or avid social media users; everyone has one, including your 5-year-old child. However, “age limits” did not stop persistent pre-teens from joining social media and gaming sites.

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Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

There has been a lot of talk in the news about the weaponization of social media. What is often not discussed in these arguments is the interconnectedness of social media and digital, data privacy. Additionally, Park Mobile is not a government app.

Mobile gives the edge

Learning with 'e's

Smart mobile phones continue to disrupt our society. For everyone of us who own them, mobile phones are changing our lives, influencing our decisions about how we interact with each other, how we access and consume information, how we work, entertain ourselves and purchase our goods.

Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. Education, thus, has its roots in the earliest social interactions. What makes your LMS a social learning platform?

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36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

I just enter the data once. Wikispaces is also the backbone of my global collaborative projects since 2006, with MAD about Mattering as the most recent example. Crescerance and MAD-Learn (for Mobile App Development). MAD stands for “Mobile App Development.”

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10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Engage Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below are the slides with example activities and resources. Create a basic QR code easily even on your mobile device that leads to a link, a message or any text, your contact details, or your location.

Education Technology and Data Insecurity

Hack Education

Pokémon Go, a free augmented reality game developed by Niantic (a company spun out of Google in 2015), became the most popular mobile game in US history this year. Pokémon Go generated more than $160 million by the end of July, hitting $600 million in revenue within its first 90 days on the market – the fastest mobile game to do so. Many students cannot afford the heavy data usage required by geofencing apps, for starters. To data about students’ sexual identity?

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Using @IFTTT For Better School Communications

The Web20Classroom

Mobile devices we can carry in our pockets are powerful. For example, a recipe I use all the time is if a picture of me that I am tagged in on Facebook is posted there, then that picture is automatically saved to a folder in my Dropbox. IFTTT Leadership PR Social Media

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report.

Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media. Principals can use social media for communication, public relations, branding, professional development, and opportunity.

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Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

In K-12 and college classrooms across the country, some educators are enacting at least partial device bans, some are advocating for teaching style changes (fewer lectures, for example) and still others are seeking help from the technology itself. Related: Getting schooled in social media.

The Complexities of 'Belonging' in the Digital Age, Part 1

The Playground Advocate

We do seem to live in a time of social isolation in which we have fewer institutional options for finding our tribe while, simultaneously, we have many more individual options for doing so. It may have never been more critical that we teach our students media literacy than it is today.

6 ways to create findable, useful website content

Perry Hewitt

Search engine optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), and increasingly, paid social media placement can achieve remarkable results. mobile-optimized : Mobile matters not only to your users but to search engines that increasingly reward mobile-friendly sites.

Game changers in the Training Zone

Learning with 'e's

One of the examples I've seen recently at the CES - the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas - it was reported that there was a new touch screen device which goes 'lumpy' when you want to put a keyboard up on it.

STEAM It Up with the 8 C’s! 50+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

General Electric is setting the example by engaging learners with science through Vine , Snapchat, and Tumblr. Others are encouraged to create their own #EmojiScience videos and share them on social media with the hashtag #EmojiScience. Find many examples here, Rothinks.wordpress.com ! Play mobile games that teach math and science like Solve the Outbreak (iOS/Android), Math vs Zombies (iOS/Android), Monster Physics (iOS), and Zombie Physics (iOS).

Using Google to Enhance Teams

The Playground Advocate

With my single GMail account, I integrate my mail, my documents, my online storage, my calendar, my blog, and many of my social networking tools. For example, we collect feedback from educators about our work using Forms.

Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

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. For students with mobility issues in particular, this may turn out to be an important leveler.

Friday 5 — 8.19.2016

Perry Hewitt

Google Duo, a clean, simple mobile video calling (and soon, audio calling ) app launched this week to take on Facetime. The jury is still out whether its simplicity will carry the day, or it will become the latest failed Google social tool (Buzz, Wave, Plus).

STEAM It Up with the 8 C’s! 50+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

General Electric is setting the example by engaging learners with science through Vine , Snapchat, and Tumblr. Others are encouraged to create their own #EmojiScience videos and share them on social media with the hashtag #EmojiScience. Find many examples here, Rothinks.wordpress.com ! Play mobile games that teach math and science like Solve the Outbreak (iOS/Android), Math vs Zombies (iOS/Android), Monster Physics (iOS), and Zombie Physics (iOS).

How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

For example, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls not only empathize intellect but also social skills in their mission statement. Examples are STEM, PBL, Inquiry-Based Learning, Interdisciplinary, and Base Learning.

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The Process of Change

A Principal's Reflections

Through my work I have seen in person, and through social media, some amazing examples of what education can and should be. Sometimes the best examples of sustainable change have resulted from a more organic approach.

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Is Technology Bad for the Teenage Brain? (Yes, No and It's Complicated.)

Edsurge

Social interactions? In my most recent book “Attack of the Teenage Brain,” I give an example of papers from two separate research groups examining video games and attentional states. The data that do exist point to some barely-there trendlines, fortunately. Social media, contrary to its reputation, actually seems to improve certain prosocial behaviors—empathy, to name one—in teenage populations. Scores actually improved the more the kids used social media.

Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

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. For students with mobility issues in particular, this may turn out to be an important leveler.

Managing And Protecting Digital Identities

The Web20Classroom

Blog posts, social media posts, images from conferences, articles, videos, you might be surprised at what you will find. 50/75/100 words are perfect for conference session proposals and social media. Take Twitter for example. It started with some tweets.

Sustainable Development Goals: Writing Journals

User Generated Education

Interpret differences in shape, center, and spread in the context of the data sets, accounting for possible effects of extreme data points (outliers). It also explores new data from scientists and researchers where standards for measuring SDG targets are still being developed.

Group Texting Programs: The Next Big Wave?

Education with Technology

David Murphy wonders if group texting is shaping up to be the next big battleground between the Web’s social (or search) superstars. Students and teachers will not be charged texting units against their data plan since the class texting generates so many texts. For example, if twenty five students make four comments each, that is 100 text messages. – The texting program will connect to or allow easy transfer to other social media.

Overcoming The Barriers To Better School:Home Communications

The Web20Classroom

Even worse, no idea if they have good contact data on each and every of their students or not. It must be something that is constantly evaluated and refined to meet the ever-changing needs of a more mobile society. The goal is to collect demographic data on every student.

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Must-have features in any LMS

Neo LMS

Experimental features are an example. Developers might handpick a select number of users and judging from how they the features, they can collect data, squash bugs and make the experimental feature available for general use. A good example would be how Facebook and Twitter have incorporated common like/favorite and share/retweet buttons. Mobile apps and/or responsive design It’s standard nowadays for any platform to have an app that’s downloadable from the major app stores.

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Has Your School Reached an Edtech Plateau? Here’s the Key to Moving the Needle

Edsurge

Then, share the resulting data and respond to the concerns of participants so that the meeting can continue positively and productively. For example, create a live word cloud with AnswerGarden or Poll Everywhere in response to a school-wide question to help focus the discussion. Well, not surprisingly, it starts with modeling—and some adults aren’t exactly setting the right kind of example. Are they analyzing data or using math to solve real world problems?