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3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? Students spend much of their lives outside of school interacting on social media.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16!

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#savings: Can Social Media Nudge Teens into Smarter Money Choices?

MindShift

The juxtaposition led Gonder and some classmates to start a financial education program for high school students in schools in low-income communities. Over the course of the pilot, however, Moneythink Mobile’s developers have learned not to push gamification too far. “A

Digital Tools to Mobilize a Community to a Goal

Tech Helpful

I've done this using social media, blogging, and various websites. Are we as educators truly teaching our students to add value to the digital world if we don't embrace mediums to do this?

A little help from my friends

Learning with 'e's

Throughout the year, the book has continuously exercised my mind, and I have spent countless hours of planning, thinking, researching, writing and editing. David goes on to consider a number of scenarios around the use of mobile learning in large organisations, and concludes that: “.mobile

Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

The education sector has undergone significant changes in the last decade. By incorporating technology into K-12 education model, institutes are aiming to improve the teaching and learning processes in schools and universities. Students usually spend a lot of time on social media.

7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

Learning with 'e's

This is a perennial question, one that often exercises the minds of many higher education lecturers. Here''s a few ideas for you to consider: 1) Lecturers can make sure they maintain dialogue with their students through participation in social media sites.

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Cultural hegemony and disruption

Learning with 'e's

In a Gramscian sense, hegemony describes the power exercised by the ruling class over the population in order to maintain control of the means of production. How does social media disrupt cultural hegemony? Blogging is a new form of educational democracy.

How Intrinsic Motivation Helps Students Manage Digital Distractions

Edsurge

About a decade ago, I began to notice a shift, and now the vast majority of students admit that it’s technological distractions—texting, social media apps and online streaming—that often prevent them from completing work and being engaged in class.

10 Pros And Cons Of A Bring Your Own Device Scheme.

EdTech4Beginners

They are when students are asked to bring in their own mobile device and use them in their learning. 9) Work can be shared easily with classmates, parents and on social media; this gives children an audience. A pointless exercise.

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Take Breaks and Be Active! An Important Digital Message for All Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

Although the article only mentions computers, I let students know the information also applies to using mobile devices, game consoles, iPads and tablets. Find activities to learn vocabulary, spelling, math, social studies and science.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

Hack Education

This is part ten of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Perhaps it’s no surprise that there was so much talk this year about education, technology, and emotional health. As support services get axed and the social safety net becomes threadbare, our well-being – our economic and emotional well-being – becomes more and more fragile. All the talk of the importance of “emotion” in education reflects other trends too.

7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom

Neo LMS

Mobile learning is generally defined as training or education conducted via a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, generally connected to a wireless network such as GSM, G3 or Wifi.

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

In recent years, education has evolved to the point where learning can take place anywhere and at any time, usually beyond the walls of the traditional learning space. And what new skills and knowledge do educators need?

9 Best-in-Class Digital Storytelling Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Because of its multimedia approach and appealing blend of text, color, movement, sound, and images, it has fast become one of the most popular writing exercises in schools. Freemium; mobile app. Free for educators; web and mobile app.

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The new age of inequality and what it means for education: my January talk

Bryan Alexander

What does increasing inequality mean for American higher education? Next I took the audience through the impacts of inequality on education, including K-12 and higher education. Political unrest will be a possibility, stirred and/or sapped by media.

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Design thinking fast-tracks collaboration at the University of Ottawa

Nureva

One exercise asked students to put themselves in the shoes of a Canadian or international student, living in residence or off campus. “I The team knew, of course, that mobile devices are everything to students. Nureva products were able to fast track the whole exercise,” Martin says.

Effective School Communications In The Summer

The Web20Classroom

Relationships go a long way in the educational environment especially to help students to continue to be successful. You could take the same concept and invite students to record short book trailers or book reviews to be posted to the school social media pages and/or website.

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Change The Conversation–It’s Not About The Thinking

TeachThought - Learn better.

Mobile learning. Social media in the classroom. As an academic or intellectual exercise. In education, these might be redressed as: What has standardizing content into a narrow range of content areas done to learning? Maker education?

Design thinking fast-tracks collaboration at the University of Ottawa

Nureva

One exercise asked students to put themselves in the shoes of a Canadian or international student, living in residence or off campus. “I The team knew, of course, that mobile devices are everything to students. Nureva products were able to fast track the whole exercise,” Martin says.

To Keep Teens Safe Online, They Need To Learn To Manage Risk

MindShift

Horror stories of social media harassment and exposure to explicit content leading to teen suicide or even murder abound. teens accessing the Internet via a mobile device that allows them to be online anywhere and at all times of day, parents are desperately looking for ways to protect teens from online predators, bullies, and their own poor decisionmaking. In other words, most of the apps don’t encourage parents and teens to talk about their shared social media values.

Amazing Time Management Resources Useful For Teachers

TeacherCast

The way education in this advanced or modern era has been changed, the role of various mind blowing and productive time management applications is increasing day by day.

The Power of a Goal-Minded Teacher

Teacher Reboot Camp

Check out these icebreakers and team-building exercises. Provide students with examples of people their age accomplishing the incredible with social media or their. Goal: Build a Passionate/Personal Learning Network - Find you educator community. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. . 30 Goals 30 Goals Cycle 6 #30Goals #30GoalsEdu education goal-minded goals learning teachers

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ABCmouse Creator, Age of Learning Taps Tencent to Lead Its Expansion in China

Edsurge

The mouse that guides children through ABCmouse , an educational app, is getting help from China’s most recognizable penguin to break into one of the world’s biggest market for English language learning. product for its ABCmouse Early Learning Academy, an app that provides instructional games and exercises for young learners. Age of Learning aims to tap into Tencent’s vast distribution network across its social platforms. education technology industry conference.

How To Successfully Update, Repost, and Repurpose Old and Outdated Content On Your Blog

TeacherCast

Revisiting posts from long ago isn't simply an exercise in opening a post and changing the date. What posts have done well on Social Media? Social Media. Add Social Media.

How to BE a Better Leader

EdTechTeam

It gives you orders to do some quick exercises every few minutes as you decide. This extension will block your access to social media or other sites that can lead you astray. Get that meeting scheduled at the right time for everyone using World Time Buddy as an app on your mobile device or a browser extension. Director of International Education.

The Power of a Goal-Minded Teacher

Teacher Reboot Camp

Check out these icebreakers and team-building exercises. Provide students with examples of people their age accomplishing the incredible with social media or their. Goal: Build a Passionate/Personal Learning Network - Find you educator community.

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15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

Google Keep is now officially a part of G Suite for Education and integrates sweetly with Google Docs. This is also an excellent way to create other types of habits as well, like remembering to take your backpack home, drink water, exercise, etc. Mobile Voice Notes.

Inspire to learn

Learning with 'e's

On 3-4 December I'll be in Manchester to present a keynote speech at the Inspire Conference , sponsored by the Higher Education Academy. The conference is themed around excellence in teaching of the social sciences, which reflects my own professional and academic background.

What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement

MindShift

For tweens and teens it can also include some time spent on social media. Other studies have also linked participation in extracurricular activities to positive social and academic outcomes (Mahoney et al.,

How Can Schools Help Kids With Anxiety?

MindShift

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: via Apple Podcasts | via Stitcher | via NPROne | via Spotify. Middle school can be a difficult time for anyone, but for Brianna it was particularly hard socially because her family moved several times.

Learning Revolution - Education Films - Why Hitting 50K G+ Comunity Members Is Sad - New Public Calendars - Occupy Your Brain

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

These events bring together educators, learners, leaders, and others to rethink and reinvent education. Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings Conversations Submit a Video or Quote Updates Educational Films Compilation. We''re collecting what we''re hoping will be an all-inclusive list of films about education, some of which we''re going to show at our Deep Dive event at Black Mountain in May.

The Most Beautiful Way to Assess, Poll and Engage: Typeform

Fractus Learning

Optimized to look stunning on all devices (desktop and mobile), Typeform is well worth exploring as your go-to tool for polling, quizzing, surveying and engaging students, staff and parents… Or anyone, come to think of it. An excellent exercise in both storytelling and logical thinking.

The emerging landscape of testing

Bryan Alexander

EdTechDigest was kind enough to publish them as a column, “The New Politics of Educational Data” Reproduced below: As winter gives way to spring in the northern hemisphere, we are witnessing the emergence of a new politics of educational data. Based on discussions I’ve conducted with leading thinkers and practitioners, I can identify two competing ideologies, with powerful implications for the future of education. How is the testing world changing?

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Personal Stories: How Teens Connect with StoryCorps and Podcasts

MindShift

But for teens, getting to know one another is often the domain of intimate friendships or curated identities on social media platforms. A StoryCorps mobile recording booth in front of the New Jersey State Library. “It’s the purest form of why we became educators,” he says.