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Top 10 Tips for Using Social Media for Administrators & Other Educators

The 21st Century Principal

According to Andy Beal and Judy Strauss, authors of Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online , “Shifting from traditional to social media requires new skills, new tools, and an understanding of social media platforms.” Any school leader bringing an archaic understanding and knowledge of old media to social media is in danger of looking foolish and perhaps in danger of getting himself in major trouble with stakeholders.

How colleges are adapting to the future of education

Linways Technologies

If that seems too far fetched, just think about the number of jobs that was created in the last few decades, like social media manager, drone operator, mobile app developer, system admin etc. Institutions and educators are trying to prepare students for a future that is still taking form. We are not sure what skills or knowledge might prove relevant and what jobs, opportunities, and system will be outdated as AI, VR, and many other technologies becomes mainstream.

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10 tips for teaching critical thinking + information literacy

The Cornerstone for Teachers

The Truth for Teachers podcast is doing a two-part series about media literacy this season. Back in episode 216, I spoke with Peter Adams of the News Literacy Project about how educators can be informed media consumers and advocates for truth.

An article and a powerful conversation: two updates on code name FOEcast

Bryan Alexander

If you haven’t followed FOEcast, it’s a project to create plans for a future of education and technology initiative. Next we asked: what methods or strategies do you use to learn and think about the future of education? Exploring the stories people tell about the future of education (I think this was another Waters link). Through a variety of mediasocial media, movies. A digital knowledge base of aggregated media to stay ahead.

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Britannica CEO Talks Google, Wikipedia and What Lil Pump Can Teach Us About Credibility

Edsurge

There was a time not long ago when people claimed to trust Google news results and Wikipedia articles more than the media outlets they linked to. It’s about the foundation of knowledge. Do you really want to build your foundation of knowledge based on information that might not be true? But you and I have no time—even though you’re a journalist and I’m an educated person who believes in these things, so I pretty much exhibit the same behavior you do.

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Fake news: Fact or opinion?

Kathy Schrock

The following blog post first appeared on my Discovery Education blog in February of 2019 , and is re-published here with permission. link] Creative Commons license: [link] The Digital Classroom Starter Kit from Common Sense Education provides digital citizenship activities and lessons as part of their classroom technology use ideas. You can visit their News and Media Literacy units here. Discovery Education includes a 2:37 Common Craft video called Bias Detection.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. In an era before Facebook or Edmodo, the social networking site Ning was, for a time, quite popular with educators. Altius Education.