Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

For Thought Leader Thursday , social media researcher Laura Pasquini explains three defining aspects of effective social media powered professional development.In The lessons learned from effective social media PD.

Learning to learn: A skill set for the 21st century student

Neo LMS

In today’s knowledge-based economy, employees are challenged by new situations at work every day, so they need to constantly learn and improve their skills in order to be successful. There’s a lot of technology in the business world; still, some say it isn’t enough.

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3 ways to be a better digital citizen, online and IRL

eSchool News

note : Innovation In Action is a new monthly column from the International Society of Technology in Education focused on exem plary practices in education. Views of technology and its place in society can be seen in movies, television, and cultural references.

Do It Right the First Time: How to Maximize Your Edtech Investment

Edsurge

Unfortunately, so are school budget restrictions, unmanageable workloads and aging (not to mention underperforming) classroom technology, to name just a few concerns. it was crucial to create a checklist specifying what the new technology should accomplish.

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How to Build Your PLN

Ask a Tech Teacher

More simply, it’s: …an extended group of knowledgeable people you reach out to for answers, and trust to guide your learning. The engine of a PLN is social media. refer to it in your social media. Keep your social media focused on those topics.

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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. So as a result, we are now seeing more skill based educational practises in colleges.

The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn #iste2015

There is no box

Enter Twitter and the rise of social media. These groups (or Personal Learning Networks) allow for just in time information requests, asynchronous collaboration and archived knowledge bases. If we don’t embrace technology to build personal networks of our own for learning, then we risk being left behind in a world of ubiquitous access to information and just in time learning. The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn. Kids sitting in rows of desk.

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 unfortunately the SEO systems work based on social algorithms, which seem to promote popularity as opposed to really good quality information.

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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. Through a variety of mediasocial media, movies. A digital knowledge base of aggregated media to stay ahead.

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Fake news: Fact or opinion?

Kathy Schrock

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.

Defining (adj. or v.?) Innovations

Improving Education Environments

Innovation happens when we rethink conventions and apply alternative learning or technology to old problems. The exhibit will be open during conference hours, and it will feed directly into social media as well as digital repositories.

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. Through a variety of mediasocial media, movies. A digital knowledge base of aggregated media to stay ahead.

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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. It’s not that paying for a piece of technology will treat you any better, mind you.). But new technology hasn’t made it easy.