The Ups and Downs of Social Media

Digital Promise

Watch teenagers using social media, and you witness an emotional rollercoaster: they are intermittently ecstatic, furious, envious, heartbroken, charmed, anxious, obsessive, and bored. A Study on Adolescent Social Media Use.

Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?

My Island View

A lingering general question hanging over the heads of all has been what effect does social media have on our society? Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it.

How Online Learning and Social Media Are Revolutionizing Education by @davidmiller4312

TeacherCast

Over the past couple of years, educational technologies have exploded onto the scene, which has resulted in more learning moving online, and social media tools have allowed students to connect and communicate in ways that were unimaginable less than a decade ago.

Survey Finds Girls’ Isolation, Vulnerability Rise With Heavy Social Media Use

Marketplace K-12

A survey released at SXSWedu found that girls who are heavy social media users were more likely to be depressed and isolated from their peers. The post Survey Finds Girls’ Isolation, Vulnerability Rise With Heavy Social Media Use appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Online Learning Social Media SXSWedu

K-12 Teachers Use Social Media at Home, But Not in Class, Poll Finds

Marketplace K-12

A national poll, which speaks to how and when teachers use social media, finds that educators shun those online forms for in-class use. Entrepreneurship Innovation Online Learning Social Media onlinelearning socialmedia

Tips for Effective Online Learning – Community Edition

ProfHacker

I am working on a project (outside my institution, targeting adult learners), and was asked to provide tips for effective online learning. Most sites will remind you of the importance of time management while learning online, and it’s true.

Is Facebook the New School Web Page?

EdTech Magazine

By Matt Renwick The popular social media site has revolutionized how some schools communicate with students and parents. Classroom Curriculum Internet Online Learning Social Media

YouTube Kids Is Google’s First App Designed for Children

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Digital Content Internet Online Learning Online Video Social Media Frank Smith New app gives parents more control over their children''s YouTube browsing.

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Engaging Students in Critical Social Media Analysis Through Debate

Educator Innovator

As part of the national celebration of Digital Learning Day last month, I had the opportunity to moderate an online debate between two teams of high school students from opposite ends of California about the merits and risks of social media as a communication tool.

Q&A: Principal Speaks Out on the Power YouTube Can Have on Schools

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Internet Leadership Management Online Learning Online Video Social MediaFrank Smith One of EdTech’ s Top 50 bloggers of 2015 has a powerful strategy for engaging kids with YouTube videos.

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Creating online learning with Riddle

Nik Peachey

On the surface Riddle is a great free tool for creating a variety of quizzes and polls that can have rich media embedded into them, but when you look below the surface it's actually a pretty sophisticated tool for quickly authoring engaging elearning.

Happy 9th birthday! (a few thoughts on blogging and online learning)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Over the past nine years I’ve learned some things about blogging specifically and about social media generally. Despite almost a decade in this social media space, I continue to be astounded by the kindnesses that educators extend to each other on a daily basis.

Create online learning with 123ContactForm

Nik Peachey

123ContactForm may not sound like the kind of tool that would be of interest to educators, but as I discovered when they asked me to review their online form creation tool, they offer quite a range of features that can solve many of the problems we have as 21st century teachers.

FETC 2016: Why This Year’s Show Is Focused on the Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

Bring Your Own Device Classroom Curriculum Internet Leadership Management Online Learning Social MediaFrank Smith Discover what this year's FETC will bring to the table for educators.

The 10 Most Popular EdTech: Focus on K–12 Stories of 2015

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Curriculum Internet Management Online Learning Professional Development Social MediaFrank Smith Look back on the stories our readers loved and shared the most this year.

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What’s in Your Edtech Bag? #EdTechRations

The CoolCatTeacher

David @ hopkinsdavid is an experienced and award-winning senior learning technologist and instructional designer, author of four self-published books and a keen supporter of online learning for all ages and all background.

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How this state is turning its virtual teachers into online learning experts

eSchool News

In Arkansas, as in most states, student interest in online learning is skyrocketing. The state’s official response was to create a new program, called Virtual Arkansas , to manage its online courses and work with districts to find students who want to take them.

5 Things You Might Have Missed at CoSN 2016

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Internet Leadership Management Online Learning Social MediaFrank Smith From the Whip and Nae Nae to Wi-Fi on Wheels, this year’s CoSN conference brought fun as well as insightful lessons to the table.

EdTech Bloggers’ 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Internet Mobile Apps Mobility Online Learning Social MediaFrank Smith Some of our favorite bloggers share gift ideas for tech-powered teachers.

15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017

Edudemic

Teachers and educators can follow these 15 inspirational educators on Twitter to learn about the best and latest teaching trends directly from a source who knows what they're talking about.

A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

How to improve learning and listening in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Listening skills and learning can be improved with podcasting. In this episode, you’ll learn: How is podcasting being used in the classroom?

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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How to Keep Kids Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

(and prevent problems online) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In this episode, Shannon Mclintock -Miller and I discuss current best practices about digital citizenship and online safety for kids. Learn more about Bloomz.

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Why Is Tech So Slow To Go?

My Island View

The big question that educators often ponder seems to be: In this age of technology and innovation does technology improve student learning? It is impossible to get “out-of-the-box” teaching and learning when teachers are restrained by “in-the-box” management.

System 101

Foster Better Teacher-Student Collaboration with Easy Distance Learning Program Set up

EmergingEdTech

Easy to integrate video conferencing can provide a vital missing element for online learning. You're never too old to learn, but with modern communications you're never too far either. Universities. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

What is Collaboration for Professional Learning?

My Island View

After being involved in social media for over a decade, I have made a few observations that might be helpful to folks who use social media, more specifically Twitter, to develop and maintain a Personal Learning Network. I started my Twitter account with a plan and focus to use it to develop collegial sources for my professional learning. Using Twitter for professional learning requires a collaborative mindset.

A PD Perspective

My Island View

I have always supported teachers and have a record of doing so during my very public run in social media for the last decade. Adults learn best through collaboration (I believe most kids do as well.). They need to be trained in both technology and adult learning.

Sextortion: Your Students Are at Risk, Teachers Can Help

The CoolCatTeacher

Sextortion is a shocking new way online predators are targeting kids. Netsmartz is a free online training program from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. It is online. Learn at your own pace.

Emerging Trends in Ed-Tech: Maker Spaces, Collaborative Learning

Marketplace K-12

Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog Over the next few years, schools will increasingly count on technology to try to spark student creativity, independent learning, and innovation, rather using digital tools in passive, rote ways, a new report predicts. Ed-tech Conferences Innovation Online Learning Social Media edtech iste2015 maker

Cybersecurity measures educators can take for e-learning environments

Neo LMS

E-learning technology is transforming how students learn, and these new opportunities bring plenty of benefits to the traditional classroom. Begin by discussing the types of cyber criminals who may try to find their way into your e-learning classroom.

6 Creative Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom

Edudemic

Like Google’s free tools and all the main social media platforms, Skype is one more free and infinitely useful tool that educators can add to their toolbox. Articles Tools 21st Century Learners communication online learning sharing skype Social Media Web 2.0 The old adage that “you get what you pay for” seems increasingly outdated in the age of free technologies that provide real value.

The Age-Old Faculty Meeting Facelift

My Island View

Once the day-to-day school housekeeping topics are removed from the meeting there will be more time for more substantive topics that affect learning in education.

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Mindfulness and Screen Time

Digital Promise

Between guilt-tinged uncertainty about screen time for kids ( “So, if you’re using it for good, does it count as screen time?” ) and worry about social media stress for teens, it’s easy to feel like a lost traveler without a GPS. And how can we help kids manage their online time and the problems they encounter, as well as assess their own digital responsibilities? Read Ethics, Disconnected: Helping Young People Confront the Ethical Dilemmas of the Online World.

Blogs: Do They Serve Any Real Purpose?

My Island View

That community is collaborative through social media, and often those digital connections carry over to more face-to-face collaborations at education conferences and meet-ups. Of course the mainstream media often picks things up after they have been implemented.