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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.

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.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Social studies teachers will adore these!

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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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.

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). affordances of mobile Web 2.0.

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.

Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

And all that mobile computing has turned us into a nation of multitaskers who do nearly everything while gazing at one or more screens. A growing pile of studies finds that the more students multitask, the lower their grades. Related: Getting schooled in social media.

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.

Schools and Communities Together

Digital Promise

In their new book, Broader, Bolder, Better , Paul Reville and Elaine Weiss draw on nine years of research and case studies from 12 diverse communities to advocate for more and larger-scale partnerships between communities and schools. Social Media and Technology.

Teaching cybersecurity to your students: 3 basic tips

Neo LMS

According to a study done by Symantec , apps with the most cybersecurity issues are lifestyle apps, which account for 27 percent of malicious apps. Read more: Digital security and safeguarding student and staff data.

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. In fact, 65% of Millennials in a study felt they are not confident in face-to-face interactions from a survey from One Poll.

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

Edsurge

Social interactions? 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. Researchers in one study followed a group of 10-14-year-olds for a year, tracking their use of use social media, primarily Twitter and Facebook. Scores actually improved the more the kids used 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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Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, and even cell phones are providing students with opportunities to access the internet for researching, communicating and social learning. Technology has become an integral element in our students’ educational journey.

Must-have features in any LMS

Neo LMS

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. 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. Not only do they provide greater flexibility in terms of accessibility, but nowadays almost everyone owns a mobile device.

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Three Ways to Stop Sextortion in Its Tracks

Gaggle Speaks

The sender claims to have incriminating pictures and threatens to release the images across social media unless more sexually explicit images or videos are sent to the perpetrator. Unfortunately, images can be distributed easily across social media at a rapid pace.

The future of classrooms

Learning with 'e's

Those who study the future of education often suggest that the demise of traditional classrooms is not only inevitable, but imminent. Technology online learning learner analytics digitisation of text education knowledge teacher roles mobile technology learning school MOOC

How Parents Can Model Better Screen Time Behavior for Their Kids

MindShift

The mobile tech revolution is barely a decade old, and it brings special challenges to parents and caregivers, says pediatrician Jenny Radesky, who sees patients at the University of Michigan and is one of the top researchers in the field of parents, children and new media. ” Parents of young children pick up their phones an average of almost 70 times a day, according to a pilot study Radesky recently published.

MDR Releases Digital Marketing Trends in Education Report

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March 20, 2018 – MDR, a division of Dun & Bradstreet, today released its 2018 Digital Marketing Trends in Education report, the most comprehensive study of the online habits of educators available. SHELTON, Conn.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Wish there were publicly available data to support this claim. Tagged on: April 2, 2017 Exclusive: Pisa data may be 'incomparable' | tes → Falls in Asian high-flyers' math scores could simply be down to switch to computer tests.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Wish there were publicly available data to support this claim. Tagged on: April 2, 2017 Exclusive: Pisa data may be 'incomparable' | tes → Falls in Asian high-flyers' math scores could simply be down to switch to computer tests.

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Are Digital Textbooks More Effective for K-12 Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

The K-12 curriculum is increasingly being dominated by digital textbooks as educational institutes are adopting this new form of study material to teach school students. This proves helpful as students don’t have to spend time on the search engine browsing for relevant data. Students have a lot of notes and study materials to go through in an academic year. Digital natives are no strangers to sharing posts and daily activities on social platforms.

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The 9 essential elements of digital citizenship

eSchool News

According to a recent Common Sense Media’s study , the percentage of children ages eight and under who’ve used a mobile device nearly doubled from 2011 to 2013, from 38 percent to 72 percent. And about two in five children under the age of two have used a mobile device.

The Real Problem With Multiple-Choice Questions

TeachThought - Learn better.

This is a tone that is becoming increasingly important in the 21st century as access to information increases, as the updating of information happens more naturally, and as blended and mobile learning environments become more common. The Real Problem With Multiple-Choice Questions.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens was expanded and I became aware of more organizations, as well as their supporting tools and resources. Many of the organizations, which are listed alphabetically, have free tools, research, case studies, and resources that can seamlessly be utilized and implemented at the district and school levels.

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

And when I peer into classrooms, I see students tuning out their peers and teachers and focusing instead on YouTube and social media. The study does not mention smartphones as a choice tool to achieve greater engagement and academic success, however.

What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement

MindShift

Most likely not, but being inclusive, communicating your plan honestly and effectively, and supporting it with data will give you the best chance for success. For tweens and teens it can also include some time spent on social media.

Edtech Tools Get Creative With Formative Assessments

MSEDTechie

Our students now in elementary school have never had a time in their lives where mobile technology wasn''t present. The data and results that come from testing can show powerful trends about student achievement, but especially in an age when technology is constantly changing, have you ever wondered if there were other ways your students can creatively show their learning, in a timely, and efficient manner? EDpuzzle also collects data as students watch and interact with the video.

TOP TIPS for Classroom Management in the Digital Age

EdTechTeam

Partnering with Parents At the moment it’s safe to safe most parents today in 2016 haven’t grown up in a digital classroom environment, nor grew up with social media, and thus have a difficult time understanding the current classroom environment.

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13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

TeachThought - Learn better.

Modern learners must consume, evaluate, and integrate constantly changing data in highly-dynamic and visible contexts. Math, science, social studies, and literacy have been the pillars of modern education for over a century. 13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years.

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Nearpod is described as a mobile app that allows teachers to create and share interactive multimedia presentations in 1-to-1 device classrooms. and make it super easy for teachers to instantly gather student data on any given subject. Math teachers: This is for you.

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The Digital Transition: When Will Schools Be Transformed?

EdNews Daily

Or the teacher allows the students to log into outside services that are collecting huge amounts of student data. These big data analytics are rarely transparent even if they are public. By Leilani Cauthen.