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.

Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations

Edsurge

Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards.

I Saw it on Facebook! Focusing School Communities on Literacy with Social Media

CUE

Recently, my husband shared a study with me that showed that the brains of folks who read and write every day are a third healthier in old age than those who didn’t ( Leslie, 2014). I think every community should have an ambassador and social media should be at the heart of their work.

Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy

EdTechTeam

The importance of media literacy cannot be understated. Nor can the value of social media as a teaching, learning, and publishing tool. Two principles inform why I engage with my students around social media: Digital literacy doesn’t just naturally develop any more than print literacy does, and. So, my students must have guided practice analyzing and using social media if they are to use it purposefully, productively, and safely.

Are Phones and Social Media a Distraction in Museums and Galleries?

Graphite Blog

" However, there's still a question of whether smartphones and social media enhance or distract from the museum experience. Recommended for: Grades: 6-12 Subjects: arts, digital citizenship, social studies, ELA.

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

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ?

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Social media is something students are going to explore on their own, no matter what. She’s author of the book Social LEADia.

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Articles, resources on social media, and conference presentations on these topics are proliferating at a rate that most educators are now familiar with maker education. With a maker mindset and some of the strategies outlined above, any classroom or library can become a makerspace.

Contest asks libraries to share “My Library Pic”

eSchool News

Gale’s photo contest highlights the role of local libraries in leveraging technology. Libraries are often the go-to technology centers in local communities and on campuses. Education Grants - Deadline News School Libraries

Project Information Literacy News Study: A new study on new adults and news

NeverEndingSearch

For this generation, news is social, visual, and fast. Sharing news on social networks provides some, but not all, students with a valuable opportunity to interact with their communities, whether sharing breaking news from The New York Times or political memes from Facebook.

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Libraries without walls

Learning with 'e's

I recently wrote about how libraries are adapting to the digital age. The traditional library is viewed by many as a place for stacks of books to gather dust, and where stern librarians in tweed jackets tell you to keep quiet. In Library 2.0

Announcing the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our third Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Emerging Technology," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

How to Blend Learning with Play for a Kid-friendly Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Collect these into a digital library that kids can access online, see what friends are reading over the summer, and find books that appeal to them. Mindsnacks SAT Vocabulary – flash cards on SAT vocabulary that can be studied anytime.

Register for the Library 2.0 "Emerging Technology" Mini-Conference - Plus, Some Accepted Sessions Are Online!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Emerging Technology," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 30th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0 and at the Library 2.0

Lesson Plan for Teaching Kids to Spot Fake News

Indiana Jen

The reality is that misinformation propagates social media (especially Facebook). The reality is, however, that we cannot expect our online platforms to keep up with the deluge of fake media. Common Sense Media – How to Spot Fake News (And Teach Kids to be Media Savvy) .

10 Ways to Enhance Your Social Studies Lessons With Buncee

Buncee

And to ring in the new school year, we here at Buncee are bringing you ideas and inspiration on ways you can enhance your social studies lessons with Buncee! One way to use Buncee in your social studies lesson is to have your students make their own maps.

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New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

techlearning

All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Digital Learning The Wire Science social studies Computer Science k12 education STEM

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Project Arclight: a Digital Humanities Approach to Media Studies

ProfHacker

A new open-access book came across my social media feed a couple of months ago, The Arclight Guidebook to Media History and the Digital Humanities. The book itself is a great resource for those looking to get started with digital humanities approaches to doing media studies.

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March 13th Library 2.0 Mini-Conference "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We hope you'll consider joining our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). (We

Kinesthetic Lessons in Empathy and Digital Citizenship

EdTechTeam

For this exercise, let’s imagine that we are studying Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump by Joseph Wright. Ask the students: “How are you defining yourself and being defined by others in social media and other contexts?”. Visual texts in any media are powerful primary sources.

Library 2.017: EXPERTISE, COMPETENCIES, AND CAREERS

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Expertise, Competencies and Careers," which will be held online (and for free) March 29th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

Class Tech Tips: How To Skype with an Expert in Your Classroom

techlearning

Class Tech Tips: 10 Tips for Using Social Media to Tell Your School’s Story ] Skype with an Expert In my book Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning for a Tech-Rich Classroom , I talk about the power of virtual reality to spark questions.

Got Gabsee? 3D Augmented Reality Avatar

The Daring Librarian

The Verge I say that it's a whole lot of fun, and I can see using it for program advocacy, as well as book and library promotion. Social Studies Photo Scavenger Hunt or Mystery Skype with Gabsee! (WARNING - Lots of embedded videos - page may load slowly) Got the Gabsee App?

Coming Fast | Session Updates - Library 2.018: Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World, October 17th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We've got lots of updated details on our third Library 2.018 mini-conference: "Social Crisis Management in a 21st Century World," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, October 17th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

Flipped Classroom Approach: Flipped classroom means a learning model where students go through their study materials at home and do their assignments in the classroom. It is a virtual library consisting of interactive learning nuggets which keeps students engaged in the content.

Library 2.017 Mini-Conference: DIGITAL LITERACY & FAKE NEWS

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our second of three Library 2.017 mini-conferences: "Digital Literacy + Fake News," which will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, June 1st, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join the Library 2.0

Keynote Panel Announced - Library 2.019 "Open Data" Mini-Conference - June 5th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce the keynote panel for our second Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Open Data," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, June 5th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone). Please also join this Library 2.0

101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative

TeachThought - Learn better.

Libraries, computer labs, and even school gardens can be inspiring and educational places for learners. Encourage them to head to the library, pursue their interests, and keep learning. STUDY THE BRAIN. Teaching classroom creativity social media teacher

Playing at Orientation: Interview with the Designers of “The Parasite” at University of Chicago

ProfHacker

which introduced high school youth from the South Side of Chicago to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, digital media literacies, and the basics of serious game design. Our current media environment calls for alternative concepts and methods of experimentation.

Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services

techlearning

The recently-added content empowers educators to create dynamic digital learning environments that support social studies, life and earth sciences, social and emotional learning, and more. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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5 Creative Ways to Connect Young Adults to Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Librarian Karen Scott challenges us with some non-traditional practices to get kids interested in reading including organizing her library by genre and using social media and graphics to inspire a love of reading.

Library 2.016: Privacy in the Digital Age (March 16th, Online)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution and School of Information at San José State University are excited to announce the first of three Library 2.016 mini-conferences: "Privacy in the Digital Age," March 16th, 2016, from 12:00 - 3:00pm US-Pacific Time (click for your own time zone).

The Winner of the 2019 Barrow Peace Prize Is…

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Our 2nd graders gathered in the library for the 6th annual announcement of the Barrow Peace Prize. Every year, we get comments on social media about the project which I share with the students. We met together in the library and found ways to combine our ideas into one prize.

How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star

The Daring Librarian

How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star - Branding Tips & Tricks First thing I gotta say, I don’t know that I really love the term Library Rockstars because I think ALL Teachers and Librarians are rock stars or has an inner rock star waiting to come out.

Library 2.018 - "Design Thinking" Registration and Call for Proposals Open, Keynote Updates

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're excited to announce our first Library 2.018 mini-conference: Design Thinking: How Librarians Are Incorporating It Into Their Practice , which will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, March 8th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).