What Would Abe Lincoln’s Social Media Campaign Look Like? A New Classroom Use For Twitter and Facebook


During the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama and his team pioneered the use of social media as a powerful campaign tool. It’s easy to forget, given how commonplace the use of social media is today, that back in 2008. Both Twitter and the iPhone were less than a year old. But Obama’s use of mobile devices and social media changed political campaigns forever. Using social media tools pairs nicely with all of those skills.

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


These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Webpage Comparison : Students examine two websites and select the one that they would use to begin research on gun control, assessing their ability to identify the strengths and limitations of websites for learning about political topics. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

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How To Save a Periscope. #edtech


Should it be used more simply for professional learning? The broadcast should have saved to my camera roll; however, my storage on my iPhone was too full. Talk about anytime, anywhere learning! live stream video livestream video periscope periscope for education save a periscope save periscope share periscope social media tools for education

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#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

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Get a 45-day free trial of SmartLab Game-Based Learning Software. SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. Register for my free Differentiating Instruction with Technology webinar sponsored by SMART Learning Suite next Thursday, February 9 at 4pm. Finally, Billy finishes up with the MOST EXCITING thing he’s learned on Twitter (#breakoutedu). See the contest rules for the SMART Learning Suite and MakerBot Replicator Mini+ in last week’s show.

3 Reasons to Take the ThingLink Summer VR Challenge

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The ThingLink Summer VR Challenge for coaches, teachers and students will provide opportunities for participants at all levels to work together to explore and create interactive 360/VR activities for teaching and learning. Gain Early Access to the 360/VR Tag Editing Tool We will provide participants with access to the VR tagging tool along with a series of fun and self-paced activities to teach you how to create these immersive learning experiences.