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What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

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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.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). Undergraduate Smartphone Ownership.

Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom

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Laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, and even cell phones are providing students with opportunities to access the internet for researching, communicating and social learning. The post Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom appeared first on edWeb.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. As mobile learning is a blend of the digital and physical, diverse metrics (i.e.,

The challenges of mobile learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

This is especially evident over the decade, as schools have increasingly adopted mobile learning as a signature initiative using BYOD and 1:1 programs and investing in tablets to provide their students with access to a wealth of relevant educational content and learning opportunities.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

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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. Now owning a smartphone is like losing half our lives. Mobile learning of course.

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

Students Adonis Scott (left), and Donavin Haugen (right) use their smartphones to sign up for an online review quiz. And when I peer into classrooms, I see students tuning out their peers and teachers and focusing instead on YouTube and social media.

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.

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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4 Factors to Consider When Debating Cell Phones in Schools - Guest Post

Educational Technology Guy

Schools may need to adjust their internet plans depending on how much data the intended curriculum needs. Content Recent reports indicate that moving learning into the mobile realm could open up pathways to explore new educational content. But cell phones can pose some social risks.

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.

Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

Since the fall of 2016, the communications department at Dominguez Hills has banned smartphones, laptops and other personal technology in every classroom — with grade deductions for violations — except for teacher-guided use and “tech breaks” during longer classes such as Eames’s.

On teens, their phones & shifting communications landscapes (new from Pew)

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This week Pew Research Center released Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 , a report that should have relevance to all of us who work with young people. The researchers noted that teens are diversifying–71% of teens use more than one social network site.

Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

Social media channels provide the digital alternative for the “traditional” social life and support communication within online communities non-stop. They turn to other social media sites , like Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Yik Yak, or Twitter.

“If that’s where they are, it’s where I must be, too.”

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” by Dawn Casey-Rowe , Smartphone Owner And User Of Analog Clocks. They’re on social media during meetings and conventions. Looking up census data.” Today, many parts of the world and certain demographics are skipping right to mobile phones.

3 Techniques for Promoting Resilience in Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

adults have some type of mobile device. If this is true, then why do we invest so heavily in educational learning software—which arguably has yet to become truly mobile friendly—as the vehicle by which we “incorporate” technology in adult education?

Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Neo LMS

Not long ago, mobile devices were considered perfect for any past-time activity, and had no place in the classroom. Students can play games, watch stupid videos, browse inappropriate websites, spend time on social media, or catch up on the latest episodes of their favorite series.

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Teaching cybersecurity to your students: 3 basic tips

Neo LMS

Considering that 95% of teens have access to a smartphone and 45% say they are online ‘almost constantly’ , they need all the support possible to avoid becoming victims of cyber threats. Read more: Digital security and safeguarding student and staff data.

Digitally agile research

Learning with 'e's

It's a book that provides essential reading for all academics in a time where digital, mobile and social media technologies are an increasingly important part of the research equation.

IT leaders, admins still fear network attacks

eSchool News

Seventy-one percent of district administrators and IT leaders are concerned about the security of their network against malicious attacks or misbehavior, as outlined in the data , which comes from a collaboration between the nonprofit Project Tomorrow and cloud security provider iboss.

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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Top 5 Apps for Educational Administrators to Use

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media - Social Media is an excellent resource for administrators. I also think that all administrators should have a smartphone or tablet. This way, they can be mobile and still have access to their data, information, and resources and be able to communicate more effectively and efficiently with staff, students, and parents. I recently wrote about " My most used/favorite Apps and how I use them ".

Livestreaming and Podcasting in the Classroom

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Do you need to have a desktop or laptop to get the most out of the platform, or would a smartphone work best? What social media do you use regularly for communicating with your students and parents? What type of data do you need to collect?

How Can I Rethink Reading Logs with High Schoolers?

Reading By Example

If you are not familiar with Goodreads, it is a social media tool for readers. Goodreads is very mobile friendly, so they can use their smartphones and tablets for this purpose at school.

Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

This proves helpful as students don’t have to spend time on the search engine browsing for relevant data. Always Accessible: Students access smartphones for around five hours a day. By creating digital textbooks for K-12 students, you can ensure that they access their course materials anytime during the day, just like their smartphone content. Digital natives are no strangers to sharing posts and daily activities on social platforms.

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23 Tools For Students To Publish What They Learn

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These notes can be done by just using a smartphone and can easily be shared to postachio. Google Developers is an infographic tool that depicts live sets of data. is both a tool and a community dedicated to data visualization and infographics.It Social Media for Students.

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4 Augmented and Virtual Reality Projects That Point to the Future of Education

Edsurge

Education has been a recurring theme throughout the many programs of the NYC Media Lab, a public-private partnership where I serve as an Executive Director. How can teachers use immersive media to educate citizens and keep our communities vibrant? These are just a few of the top-of-mind questions that NYC Media Lab’s consortium is thinking about as we enter the next wave of media transformation.

What Does the Research Say About School Communications?

edWeb.net

The latest data from Speak Up Research Project gives insights on school to home communications. In addition, she leads several other research efforts on the impact of mobile devices, digital content and blended learning models in both K-12 and higher education.

Future Proofing Your Video Platform: A Cautionary Tale About Obsolescence

Edsurge

Famous failures abound: Blackberry remained committed to the physical keyboard as its competitors leapfrogged them with smartphones and mobile apps. Newspaper executives ignored the shift as multi-modal “readers” gravitated toward sites that blended text, video and social media. The dominant technology platforms (SIS and LMS) used on campus were never architected to make effective use of live media. Colleges and universities are awash in digital video.

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Trends to watch in 2016: technologies

Bryan Alexander

Now there’s a bipartisan interest in cracking down on social media ( thank you Trump and Clinton ), plus a drive to weaken encryption so the NSA can have better eyes with which to see you. Mobile is where Google and Apple continue their bitter struggle.

Top 10 Digital Skills for Education Leaders

Leadership Lounge

Be proficient in using their district’s data systems. Be proficient in accessing and working with district, school and student data. Know how to effectively use mobile devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc.)

ClassDojo - free classroom behavior system - announces iOS apps.

Educational Technology Guy

ClassDojo automatically compiles all the data collected from each class into analytics reports, allowing teachers to monitor progress, track trends and share information with parents. The free service also operates on the Web, allowing teachers to alternatively use a laptop, desktop computer, or any smartphone or tablet via Web browser.

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A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

This asset was handed to [school districts and educational nonprofits] with the expectation that they deliver educational and social value in return. In their defense, Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen point out that they do more than most to support digital inclusion.