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3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Where do students spend their time outside of school? 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?

How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning?

Edudemic

The rampant use of social media/texting slang by teenagers is largely due to increased accessibility to mobile phones. The post How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning?

5 Tips for Integrating Ed-Tech Into Students’ Daily Lives

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Although I personally believe the most effective solutions can draw on both approaches, it’s clear to me that software intended for students must be evolutionary as we consider the logistics of integrating technology in students’ daily lives. What hardware do students use?

You Don't Have to Marry It!

The Daring Librarian

1:1 Flipping Makerspace Genius Hour Common Core Mobile Learning Design Thinking Google Classroom Brain Based Learning Project Based Learning Learning Management Systems Transformative Brain Based Learning Spaces Sheesh.I How about Social Media?

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QR Codes Are NOT All Hype - So There!

The Daring Librarian

One of my fav members of my PLN on Twitter is Josh Stumpenhorst - this morning he posted this Tweet about an article on Social Media Today titled QR codes – Don’t Believe the Hype which got my blood boiling because it''s flawed logic - especially for educators!

5 Top Ways Technology Benefits Project Based Learning

Wisewire

Project based learning (PBL) is a great way to have students engage authentically and dig deep into content related topics that are driving their curiosity. They wouldn’t walk out of the house without a shirt on, nor would they go anywhere without their mobile devices.

Daily Motivations and More with Buncee!

Buncee

My students have used Buncee to create presentations for project-based learning, to tell about their family or daily routine, talk about foods, to teach a lesson on augmented and virtual reality, or even just to create some “about me” Buncees to share with classmates as well as their global peers.

Creation just got even better with Buncee!

Buncee

One of my favorite things about teaching, besides working with my students, is finding new and engaging ways to have students create and show their learning. We were thrilled when students realized that they could share their work seamlessly by sharing to Google Classroom.

Join #TeachDoNow Summer MOOC

Educator Innovator

This online opportunity is open to anyone interested in learning how to use Twitter and other media sharing applications to promote social and civic discourse with students and will take place this summer from July 7 – August 17. Weekly activities will center around KQED’s Do Now, a program that allows students to engage and respond to current issues in science, news and the arts. using social media tools.

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5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices

Edsurge

If used intentionally, mobile devices can be an express pass to exploring beyond the walls of our schools. While pushing students to learn outside our classrooms is a step in the right direction, how do we ensure that these experiences lead to deeper learning ? Accept Immediate Inquiry Creating a culture of inquiry starts by piquing student interest and then slowly releasing students to seek the answers to their questions about complex problems.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Purdue Global Demands Students Waive Right to Sue.” Via NPR : “ Student Loan Watchdog Quits , Says Trump Administration ‘Turned Its Back’ On Borrowers.” Via The New York Times : “The Student Debt Problem Is Worse Than We Imagined.” ” Inside Higher Ed takes a closer look at a game called Givling , a mobile trivia app “that promises winners a payout of up to $50,000 on their student loan debt.”

The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers – Professional Development

Fractus Learning

Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. Mindsets in the Classroom: Building a Culture of Success and Student Achievement in Schools – Mary Cay Ricci.

Election 2016: How Did Higher Ed Leaders Respond?

ProfHacker

But late in the day, a friend who works at Southern New Hampshire University sent me an extraordinary email that he had received from the president there, and that email prompted me to ask on Twitter whether any other university presidents had similarly made statements about the election results.

Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

Educator Innovator

Editor’s Note: Teaching Channel has partnered with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use by educators. The majority of the tools mentioned in this post and the four earlier posts in our series, transform the student experience from passive consumers of information to active creators of content, employing multiple English Language Arts standards and skills along the way. Follow her on Twitter: @NatalieFranzi.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our Twitter hashtag is #stemx13, and we have some resources for publicizing at [link]. Iris Lapinski - CEO, CDI Apps for Good - "Apps for Good - Growing a new generation of problem solvers and makers" Dale Dougherty - Founder, President, and CEO, Maker Media, Inc.;

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Our students are children of technology and the web. It breaks down all physical and social barriers.