Is social media an effective tool for learning?

Neo LMS

There is this argument on whether social media and learning can coexist, because really, how can the noisy environment of social media become an effective tool for learning? In a loose sense, social media can become a spark for change.

Scientists and social media: an important new study

Bryan Alexander

When it comes to communicating with their peers, scientists use a variety of media, with an emphasis on old-school methods: When it comes to digitally communicating with one’s peers, the leading technology for scientists is… email.

Must-have features in any LMS

Neo LMS

A good example would be how Facebook and Twitter have incorporated common like/favorite and share/retweet buttons. Learning platforms features are standardized because users expect each platform to have the same basic features, such as integrating a school’s grading system in the LMS. So what are these features that any LMS should have? This way, learning becomes more fun and engaging because both students and teachers are greeted with a socialized and friendly LMS.

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What’s all the buzz about Messenger Kids?

Ask a Tech Teacher

When preteen kids see parents and older siblings thumbing away at social media accounts, they want to do it. First and foremost: Messenger Kids is not a social media app. More on social media. Make your LMS a social learning platform.

What’s in Your Edtech Bag? #EdTechRations

The CoolCatTeacher

David Hopkins on Episode 357 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. ” PowerSchool is my only recommended SIS and LMS.

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The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Britt Watwood on episode 327 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You have to prove to me that it’s worth using Facebook, or any social media, for that matter. Twitter: @bwatwood.

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers

Graphite Blog

Social media is an increasingly important part of students' lives; in fact, the average teen spends over an hour a day using social media. To be true digital citizens, our students need teachers who model pro-social, creative, and responsible social media use. So why are only one in 10 teachers using social media professionally ? DON'T: Start using social media in your classroom if there are no guidelines or consent forms.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Haiku Learning (my LMS). iPads Lesson Plans Productivity Social Media STEM Students Teaching Tech Tips Technology Tools Writing

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It's complicated

Learning with 'e's

We discussed the evolution of social media in higher education and also how institutional virtual learning environments (learning management systems) are being developed to cope with new demands of new learners.

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Teacher Creativity Skill: Create Digital Learning Spaces

The Playground Advocate

The field of LMS choices can be pretty overwhelming, and if you are looking for one on your own (as opposed to finding one for a district), your search can be different. Social Media offers a group of very useful (and free) tools for creating community.

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

Edsurge

And there are a variety of alternative assignments, like the Twitter World Leader assignment. Tell us about the Twitter World Leaders. For undergraduates in World Regions, the road to an A is paved with: 1) Weekly book reading quizzes —Each week a quiz is posted on Moodle —a free LMS—with questions arising from the two assigned chapters from The Plaid Avenger’s World. Boyer's Twitter World Leader Assignment; full size image here.

Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

Whether or not we realise it, if we regularly use social media, we are members of the world wide digital tribe. People feel free to say much more on Twitter than they would dare to say to someone face to face.

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Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

Social media channels provide the digital alternative for the “traditional” social life and support communication within online communities non-stop. They turn to other social media sites , like Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Yik Yak, or Twitter.

Looking for Trusted Advisers? Look No Further

Ask a Tech Teacher

Social Media: @alicekeeler, YouTube. Alice Keeler is a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator and LEC Admin & Online and Blended certified. Social Media: @cultofpedagogy, iTunes podcast.

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5 Ideas for Improving Student Writing

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode #10: Jennifer Serravallo on the 10-Minute Teacher Show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. PowerSchool Learning – https://www.powerschool.com/products/lms/ (Sponsor).

Building beautiful book bentos

NeverEndingSearch

Filled instructions, a video tutorial, and lots of student samples, their suggested student project invites readers to construct visual collages that link to author interviews, book trailers, meaningful image, media, reviews, and more. bookbento (Twitter).

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Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

Besides, the blended learning approach makes learning more personalized, increases engagement, social and group collaboration, provides more time for preparation and 24/7 access to the learning materials.

Metaverse–Education Game-changer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Once completed, it can be shared through the app, with a link, by posting to some social media, or by uploading to a class LMS (learning management system). Once the experience is completed, publish to Facebook, Twitter, an LMS, or share the link.

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Micah Brown on episode 237 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. PowerSchool is my SIS and LMS and is the sponsor of today’s show. Just share that love on social media. Twitter: @mbrownedtech.

Helping Parents Guide Kids' Media Use #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Helping Parents Guide Kids' Media Use SXSWedu 2017 Panel tinyurl.com/ParentsGuidetoKidsMedia What makes for effective parent engagement around media and technology? Parents and caregivers are looking to schools for advice on their kids' media use.

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5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead

eSchool News

One of the most popular articles on eSchool Media is a surprising one to the editors: “ 6 apps that block social media distractions. Social Media: This was the easiest to choose, thanks to our reigning king of articles mentioned above.

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Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning? A formula detailing a chemical reaction, or the new math behind a social media outreach strategy? Social platforms have completely redefined the way people create, search and consume content.

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Highlights From a Year of Tracking Future Trends in Education

Edsurge

Another surprise was a turn in public perception of giant technology companies, especially Facebook and Google, as well as Twitter and Amazon. Related to this development was the rise of what I think of as Social Justice Edtech. This movement asks us to rethink technology to address social problems in education and society. They argue that putatively equitable technologies actually reinstate social inequalities.

Punk learning

Learning with 'e's

For some time, educators have been subverting established methods and turning their backs on institutional tools and technologies such as the managed learning environment (also known as LMS or VLE). By 1977, punk music had emerged as a creative force to be reckoned with.

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Technology Integration, 1 to 1, and Student Centered Learning… Ten Free Resources and Tools

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. Highlights : Social Media Templates, Museum Box, Graphic Organizers. Highlights : Use in or out of an LMS, Great resources included.

AnswerGarden a powerful, minimalistic feedback/brainstorming tool

NeverEndingSearch

AnswerGarden looks like what would happen if Twitter, TodaysMeet, Padlet and Wordle and Tagxedo had a little baby app. It is easy to share your AnswerGardens on social media or to embed on a website, LibGuide, LMS, etc.

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Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

shareable , with evaluators, posted on social networks, displayed within the schools learning management system (LMS), curated on professional blogs, and added to resumes to demonstrate the educator’s specific skillset. Education is changing. Again.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

It’s not even an LMS, quite frankly – something Edmodo tried to use as a selling point for a little while. But Posterous, if you’ll recall, was acquired by Twitter in 2012 and shut down one year later. That’s because I now count AltSchool as an LMS.

Vetting Web 2.0 Educational Tools: The Web in the Classroom…Part 2

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. There may also be a separate Social Media Policy which should also be explored… if available.

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Tips and Scoops from ASU GSV That You Won’t Find on the Agenda

Edsurge

And social media feeds on our worst instincts when it comes to self-esteem. Dubbed New U Ventures , the fund will be managed by EPIC Ventures, a Utah-based venture firm whose previous deals include Instructure, the publicly-traded LMS company.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I was there for a few reasons, starting with having the fine opportunity to lead a pre conference workshop, followed by presenting on two panels, helping out with a Twitter component, and reconnecting with dozens of friends and colleagues.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Folks on Reddit and Twitter had some interesting thoughts on the piece. Tagged on: April 20, 2017 Instagram and Snapchat are Most Popular Social Networks for Teens; Black Teens are Most Active on Social Media, Messaging Apps | APNORC.org → Via Amanda Lenhart: A new poll of 790 teens age 13-17 conducted by The AP-NORC Center explores how adolescents use social media and messaging applications and examines disparities in use among teens of different groups.

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Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

Twitter activity during the hour was also very energetic, so I Storified it. He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. In education self-hosting maybe an alternative to the LMS, or a very basic, fundamental element of literacy.

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

Twitter activity during the hour was also very energetic, so I Storified it. He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. In education self-hosting maybe an alternative to the LMS, or a very basic, fundamental element of literacy.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Folks on Reddit and Twitter had some interesting thoughts on the piece. Tagged on: April 20, 2017 Instagram and Snapchat are Most Popular Social Networks for Teens; Black Teens are Most Active on Social Media, Messaging Apps | APNORC.org → Via Amanda Lenhart: A new poll of 790 teens age 13-17 conducted by The AP-NORC Center explores how adolescents use social media and messaging applications and examines disparities in use among teens of different groups.

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Paperless Please

Hansen's Link to Tech

Start using an LMS (Learning Management System) such as Google Classroom , Schoology , Canvas , Edmodo , Moodle. Easy answer(s) is to contact your building/district coach, talk to your PLN, connect with a G+ Community, lurk or join Twitter Chat, attend a conference or edcamp.

5 Online Discussion Tools to Fuel Student Engagement

Graphite Blog

Think of it as a teacher-moderated, private version of Twitter, where students can discuss topics that might just transcend the virtual space. First and foremost, Chalkup is an LMS (learning management system). If you also happen to be looking for an LMS for your class, Chalkup could be a good way to go. Twitter. We all know that Twitter is a public tool (generally) and therefore the opposite of an anonymous option.

Boom.drop the mic.

Tech Helpful

As I stepped out of the classroom teacher role to the tech coach role three years ago, my bent to restlessness increased- to some extent I "blame it" on Twitter. Twitter has opened my world to innovation by the multitudes. LMS or no LMS?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” SEL is “social emotional learning,” of course. Kevin Carey argues in Washington Monthly “Why More Colleges Should Treat Students Like Numbers ”: Students who log on to the LMS, download materials, click on lectures, and contribute to discussions are much less likely to drop out than students who don’t. ” ClassDojo is now a full social media platform for schools - this letter & video just emailed to parents.

How Baltimore CPS Used Communications Strategies to Create Personalized Learning Buy-In

Edsurge

These ambassadors recruit staff members to share their ideas using a bevy of communications tools including social media outlets, school websites and and the Lighthouse School’s reflections page. Ambassadors post ideas and pictures of what is happening in their classrooms on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest using the #BCPSLH and #BCPSSTAT hashtags. Twitter has become the most widely used medium for sharing stories about BCPS. This isn’t your alma mater’s old note home.