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What Would Abe Lincoln’s Social Media Campaign Look Like? A New Classroom Use For Twitter and Facebook

Edsurge

During the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama and his team pioneered the use of social media as a powerful campaign tool. It’s easy to forget, given how commonplace the use of social media is today, that back in 2008. sending out reminders and raising money on Twitter while interacting with people on Facebook was a huge deal. Both Twitter and the iPhone were less than a year old. What would Twitter posts from the Lincoln campaign look like?

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. Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information.

A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

A Global Search for Education Reflection From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. These ads were released by the US Congress as being traced back to Russian origin, although they were liked and reshared by many Americans on social media.

5 Tools To Make Your Website Faster (and Better)

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks for Educators Establishing a Personal Brand From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Google’s PageSpeed Insights is a quick tool for analyzing your website’s performance on both desktop and mobile devices.

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Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

There has been a lot of talk in the news about the weaponization of social media. What is often not discussed in these arguments is the interconnectedness of social media and digital, data privacy. Additionally, Park Mobile is not a government app.

On teens, their phones & shifting communications landscapes (new from Pew)

NeverEndingSearch

This week Pew Research Center released Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 , a report that should have relevance to all of us who work with young people. The researchers noted that teens are diversifying–71% of teens use more than one social network site.

and then our tools shape us

Learning with 'e's

Today''s book recommendation is the fifth in the series: Howard Rheingold (2002) Smart Mobs: The next social revolution. I first read it whilst a new academic and still finding my way, and I read it in a time that pre-dated what we now know as social media.

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Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future

EdTech Magazine

Kids aged 8–18 years old are in front of screens for seven hours every day on average, CBS News reports. With 95 percent of teenagers in possession of mobile devices, students are constantly sharing and searching through social media platforms. .

To #AASL11 Minneapolis and Back: Report to Faculty

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows, introductory keynote speaker Top Must-Have for Our Students: Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers , the mobile app for 24/7 access by our students. We must be willing to experiment with technology and report our findings."

How Young Activists Deploy Digital Tools for Social Change

Educator Innovator

NOTE: This blog post is part of Writing Our Civic Futures , a social annotation project with Marginal Syllabus. Middle Eastern and Muslim-American youth are creating new ways to use social media and other digital tools to find their voices, educate, and organize for social change.

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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.

Friday 5 — 3.17.2017

Perry Hewitt

John Maeda and team released the 2017 Design in Tech report. The early promise of social media as proxy for inclination to purchase has not been realized. HBR explores the marketing value of social media , and highlights ways marketers can gain customer intelligence and make the most of engaged customer endorsements to drive results. Worried about what your kids are accessing on their mobile devices?

Friday 5 — 11.27.2015

Perry Hewitt

We had the #SlackDown maelstrom with an impressive social media save, fake Don DeLillo joined Twitter to announce a fake death, and then a real Jeff Bezos joined Twitter to announce a real disposable rocket launch.

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Learning on the move

Learning with 'e's

It was nice to be invited to present a session for Sheffield Hallam University on mobile learning earlier today. Mobile learning is going to be very big indeed. One report suggests that as many as 8 out of every 10 people now having access to some form of mobile communication device.

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Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Project templates include social memes, mini websites, narrated tutorials, presentations, reports, posters, how-to videos, and more. The desktop app gives access to all three in one spot while a mobile device requires the download of three different free apps. Book report.

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EdTechSandyK's Top Five Posts of 2012

EdTechSandyK

I was largely incredulous that a school would even ask such a thing in the year 2012, and also sad that they were choosing to address problems by trying to bury them rather than attempting to work with parents and students to help them appropriately navigate our social media saturated world.

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Pushing the Limits on Instagram in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Join the crowd of about 1 billion others who made Instagram the fastest growing social network in history. According to social media speaker and Instagram trainer Peg Fitzpatrick, there is not a right or wrong Instagram aesthetic. Share it on Twitter using #InstagramLimitations.

4 Factors to Consider When Debating Cell Phones in Schools - Guest Post

Educational Technology Guy

Content Recent reports indicate that moving learning into the mobile realm could open up pathways to explore new educational content. Social Connections Cell phones also facilitate social connection, which has its benefits even in a classroom setting.

Ideas for Promoting Digital Diversity

Teacher Reboot Camp

The Center for Talent Innovation reported the female quit rate was 45% in the US, 29% in Brazil, and 50% in China. 100% of the women interviewed reported gender bias. Join our #DigiDiversity Twitter chat. Students can host a Twitter chat with the guest speaker.

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News literacy tools: Advice, four sites and a new app (Swiipe)

NeverEndingSearch

Among the ten key trends Pew researchers gathered from among their research reports on social and news media were: Use of mobile devices for news continues to grow. Two-thirds of Americans (67%) get at least some news on social media. .

Ideas for Promoting Digital Diversity

Teacher Reboot Camp

The Center for Talent Innovation reported the female quit rate was 45% in the US, 29% in Brazil, and 50% in China. 100% of the women interviewed reported gender bias. Join our #DigiDiversity Twitter chat. Students can host a Twitter chat with the guest speaker.

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Following Through

A Principal's Reflections

During the meeting I challenged them to be active in the change process and provide ideas on how to make NMHS a better place academically and socially. In particular they emphasized the importance of accessibility to technology and the use of social media to improve communication in regards to school events, news, achievements etc. These will be added to the mobile iPod learning lab that currently houses 28 nanos. -

Olympic Learning! Over 32 Web Resources and Activities

Teacher Reboot Camp

Your students will also learn about different cultures and traditions by following the Olympics online through videos, articles, images, social media and infographics. Students can learn about the Olympics on Twitter: Follow these accounts and hashtags to get the latest updates and news- @Olympics , @NBCOlympics , @NPROlympics , @ESPNOlympics , #Olympics , #Rio2016 , and #Olympics2016. Check out this Twitter list of Olympic athletes.

Why Teacher Recruitment Needs to Change

Insight Education Group

According to an October 2018 jobs report from the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), there are 389,000 fewer teachers in the K-12 workforce than are needed to keep up with a growing student population. In addition, 45% of job seekers use their mobile devices every day in their job search.

Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Oh My! 4 Tools for Picting in the Classroom

Edsurge

Picting by the Numbers Snapchat, a mobile app that allows users to capture video and pictures that disappear after a few seconds, has over 173 million daily users and the average number of Snaps per day hovers around 2.5 Instagram, a social networking app for sharing photos and videos, counts more than 400 million daily users. Approximately three out of every four tweens and teens are on some type of social media platform these days.

What Does the Research Say About School Communications?

edWeb.net

In “ Text, Twitter, Email, Call—What Do Parents Say About School Communications? ” Dr. Evans noted that since there is a wide age range and level of experience with social media among parents, one size does not fit all as schools and districts look at different methodologies for communication.

Teens using tech: the latest from Pew Research

Bryan Alexander

Race and technology : blacks and Latinos are more likely to use mobile devices and to use the internet in general than are whites. Class and technology : the wealthier the teen’s family, the more likely they are to use Snapchat and, to a less extent, Twitter.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

No commentary this week (not for a lack of things to say, just time), but one quick update: TV news reports of school cyber incidents are quite telling: sometimes for what they report, sometimes for how they report, sometimes for what they omit. In an effort to make the Map more user friendly, I moved my curated list of select recent TV news reports of K-12 cyber incidents to their own page. Twitter not your thing?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

No commentary this week (not for a lack of things to say, just time), but one quick update: TV news reports of school cyber incidents are quite telling: sometimes for what they report, sometimes for how they report, sometimes for what they omit. In an effort to make the Map more user friendly, I moved my curated list of select recent TV news reports of K-12 cyber incidents to their own page. Twitter not your thing?

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Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Bosch on episode 288 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Karen: About a month ago, I started seeing stuff on social media. They had to include media in the review. Twitter: @karlyb.

ClassDojo - free classroom behavior system - announces iOS apps.

Educational Technology Guy

ClassDojo automatically compiles all the data collected from each class into analytics reports, allowing teachers to monitor progress, track trends and share information with parents. The platform has seen incredible viral growth with 20 thousand new teachers adopting the platform each month, as teachers spread ClassDojo by word-of-mouth and through social media channels. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Smashing Adobe

NeverEndingSearch

When finished, share your completed story to Facebook or Twitter, via email or message, or copy and paste a link. The also free creation tool makes it easy to design beautiful, scalable websites (or reports, slideshows, flyers, posters, invitations, portfolios, etc.),

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? Here’s what caught my eye the week of March 6, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. government, yet 92 percent of its most popular sites fail to meet basic standards for security, speed, mobile friendliness, or accessibility.

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Political leaders across parties and nations now want to crack down on the internet, because terror

Bryan Alexander

A “a senior administration official…speaking on background” followed up the president by identifying social media as an area to contest. Should we take an active position in opposition, mobilizing educators in public?

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why.

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Trends to watch in 2016: technologies

Bryan Alexander

Now there’s a bipartisan interest in cracking down on social media ( thank you Trump and Clinton ), plus a drive to weaken encryption so the NSA can have better eyes with which to see you. Mobile is where Google and Apple continue their bitter struggle.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Moving Forward in the PAH Continuum: Maximizing the Power of the Social Web: Lisa Marie Blaschke. Heutagogy and Social Communities of Practice: Will Self-determined Learning Re-write the Script for Educators?: Collaboration and social negotiation is encouraged among learners.

My business after two years

Bryan Alexander

I’ve written reports, done analyses, led workshops on spec. Technologies Social media has been crucial. I increasingly receive consulting proposals and the occasional job offer through LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

Here's what you missed at the MidWest Technology Conference 2014 #METC14

MSEDTechie

Social Studies: [link] - tons of resources on creating effective flipped videos. Fake twitter feeds. Follow reputable news sources and journalists/reporters in the field. I had the pleasure to attend and present at the Midwest Technology Conference in February.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why.

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