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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.

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

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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.

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 ?

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.

Social Media Ed, Sex Ed, & Digital Responsibility

The Daring Librarian

So having Library Journal use a version of this quote above in the Movers & Shakers article and having had my beloved School Library blog blocked this week has made me super sensitive to the challenges & responsibilities we have teaching our kids digital awareness and responsibility.

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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5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners.

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

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

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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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Get out your color pencils, crayons, markers: #colorourcollections comes back.

NeverEndingSearch

Organized by the New York Academy of Medicine Library, #ColorOurCollections returns next week. While all of this is great fun for participants, consider the engagement a social media campaign like this inspires.

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year

Edsurge

Explore the World Regions course file , with links to notes, quizzes, and study guides. We also use a lot of maps from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection. And there are a variety of alternative assignments, like the Twitter World Leader assignment. Tell us about the Twitter World Leaders. Boyer's Twitter World Leader Assignment; full size image here.

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.

#getESEAright: Make some noise for school library funding on Thursday night

NeverEndingSearch

Using the hashtag #getESEAright, ALA joins forces with NEA’s planned Twitter storm on Thursday, April 9 th from 7:00 till 8:00 PM Eastern. We need to tell legislators how important school libraries and librarians are to our students and we need your voice to take up the rallying cry. Here’s how you can help: On Thursday, April 9, 2015, between 7-8pm , post one or all of the tweets below, or create your own: School libraries receive over 1.3 activism advocacy twitter

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.

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

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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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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

Voxer, Twitter, and EdCamps: How to Tackle the Harsh Realities of Finding Good Statewide PD

Edsurge

The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 1: Social Chat Platforms Problem One: How do you gather a group of like-minded educators in one place in order to share ideas, when so many miles separate you? Potential Solution: Now, this first solution may sound familiar to some of you—to easily connect on Twitter, we host Nebraska EdChat ( #NebEdChat ), which takes place on Wednesday night at 8pm CST. You are always welcome to join us in Twitter chats, our local Edamps and on Voxer.

Let’s Show Our Work with the #PowerOfPublicSchools

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I share at least one thing every single day on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook about the work that is going on in our public school library. An Illustrator Study of Carson Ellis https://t.co/QWfDVFWefC This all happened this week in my public school library!@BetsyDeVos

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link]. There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! join the Library 2.0 Ffion Alice Bell, Graduate Library Assistant.

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Essentially, the Web has become more social.

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.

AP: Libraries launch apps to sync with iPod generation

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Our library is a warm and fuzzy place in an idyllic setting. This news story tells is like it is -- libraries are keeping up with the times, and should always be part of the mix. who uses the Orange County Library System''s iPhone app to discover foreign films. Public Library. "It''s

How m-learning is transforming online education

Neo LMS

According to one recent study conducted by Pew Research Center , nearly 77% of Americans now own a smartphone of some kind – up from just 35% a few years ago, in 2011. If they didn’t have a computer, they had to go to a library or a friend’s house.

Dynamic Content from UNICEF, the National Park Service, USC Shoah Foundation and More Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services

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Study the Scientist profiles the roles of ornithologists, botanists, hydrologists, fire archaeologists, and more interesting science careers at Yosemite National Park. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

LC launches Online Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature & much more poetry goodness

NeverEndingSearch

As part of that celebration, the Library of Congress recently launched its Online Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature , a collection of 123 audio-recorded readings of renowned poets and prose writers reading from their work. audio Library of Congress literature poetry

Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Richard Byrne on Episode #57 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter handle: @rmbyrne.

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Love Projects: 2nd Grade Tweets & Instagrams

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

These projects began in the library and continued in the art classroom with Ms. Every 2nd grade class came to the library to hear Love before the holidays. Foretich gave groups of students an image from the book to study more closely.

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeff Gearhart on episode 162 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Are you studying Mars? Dr. Michelle Zimmerman – Edtech and Social Emotional Learning – talks about this research.

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

And then, not two days later, I heard Twitter has reclassified their app as a news purveyor rather than a social media device. Once again: Who gets news from Twitter? Library Spot. a link to your library’s digital site.

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Digital Literacy–What is it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

“a person’s ability to perform tasks effectively in a digital environment… includes the ability to read and interpret media, to reproduce data and images through digital manipulation, and to evaluate and apply new knowledge gained from digital environments. Social media.

Technology Brings Past to Life in Some History Classrooms

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For eighth-grade social studies teacher Andrew Swan, technology resources are a way to get his students at Bigelow Middle School in Newton, Mass., She also uses free digital content, like Digital Public Library of America’s primary source sets.

StudyBlue announces annual teacher appreciation program “Thank a Teacher a Latte.”

Educational Technology Guy

Mobile and social study platform, StudyBlue today announced the launch of its annual teacher appreciation program “Thank a Teacher a Latte.” As the largest digital library of peer-sourced study materials, StudyBlue is inviting students, parents and industry leaders nationwide to join in building a virtual Wall of Thanks to give back to the educators who have made a difference in their lives. Related: StudyBlue - create and share flashcards, quizzes, and study guides.

From the Ground Up: Building a New Classroom Culture

EdTechTeam

If you became an educator in the last five years, you have likely experienced a shift from computer labs to 1:1 devices, the debates over blocking access to certain websites and social media platforms. She has been a social studies teacher and is currently a library media specialist.

WalkWoke: an iOS app for your student activists (and a media literacy opp)

NeverEndingSearch

Preview your power and then choose to print it, save it to your photo library, share it on social media, or choose to schedule Twitter or Facebook posts. They are powerful, carefully constructed media messages.

It’s about time: a round-up of time-lining tools

NeverEndingSearch

Working with maps and source materials, using any timescale, users can tell narrated stories; create, animate and customize paths; link to media; specify start and end times using calendar prompts; and embed descriptions of events. New York Public Library Map Warper.

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

What’s more, they have curated the best lessons into a comprehensive library of lessons that are free for teachers to use as well! What’s more, they have a fantastic library of lessons created by teachers who use Nearpod in their own classrooms. Twitter.

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18 Resources to Engage Students in Current Events – From Jen Carey

EdTechTeacher

Another way to help students stay abreast of current events is to guide them towards authentic news agencies and resources, especially those that engage in social media. Ask students to follow their Twitter and Facebook accounts to keep up with breaking news.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

NeverEndingSearch

News hits us across media platforms and devices, in a landscape populated by all degrees of professional journalists and citizen journalists and satirists and hoaxers and folks paid or personally moved to write intentionally fake news. NewseumED : Learning tools on media literacy.

Teaching the #CharlestonSyllabus

Graphite Blog

When nine worshipers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, West Virginia, were murdered on June 17, 2015, social media news feeds quickly filled with opinionated posts about the impacts, meaning, and historical precedents surrounding the event. The #CharlestonSyllabus hashtag takes advantage of the ways social media can fill in the gaps, giving voice to people and perspectives often left out of or glossed over in public school history textbooks.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. Along the way they experience collateral benefits of developing learning agility, building social capital and demonstrating creativity.