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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.

Communicating and Connecting With Social Media (An Excerpt)

A Principal's Reflections

The book is entitled Communicating & Connecting With Social Media: Essentials for Principals and will be available from Solution Tree on May 19, 2011 Using Twitter to Build Your School’s Brand The good news is that open-communication practices in a social media world don’t have to be intimidating. For principals, experiments in open communication typically begin with Twitter (www.twitter.com) and Facebook (www.facebook.com).

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?

How I use social media for my professional development

Nik Peachey

This my own attempt to outline my digital media learning experience, or at least part of it. I’ve been using Netvibes for quite some for this, but on my mobile devices I also use Flipboard for more general information and Zite for more professional things.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Social studies teachers will adore these!

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

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

According to a Pew study , 78 percent of teens own a cell phone and almost half own smartphones. What kinds of social media do students use? For more information visit @smartyreaders on Twitter.

Celly Launches New Service and Android App for Building Mobile Social Networks

Educational Technology Guy

It is free to use (standard text messaging rates apply though) and anyone with a mobile phone or access to the web can use it. There is a full web console to control and monitor things and you can either create a Celly login or login with Facebook or Twitter.

Our mutual friends

Learning with 'e's

It fascinated social psychologist Stanley Milgram. So Milgram''s notion of six degrees is not so much a theory of learning, more a social contact theory, but it has significant implications for learning in the social media age. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.

Building Momentum

A Principal's Reflections

Speaking to administrators who are skeptical about utilizing social media is something that I am extremely passionate about. I blocked sites and banned mobile devices to such an extreme. Twitter has been a phenomenal tool to improve school communications.

7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

Learning with 'e's

At the recent ALT-C Conference in Nottingham (which I couldn''t attend) a very good question was asked by Renee Filius on Twitter: How can we enable true two-way interaction between lecturers and students that is not too time consuming? Hyperinks and other media can be sent as tweets.

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25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

Wikipedia )" Since I last posted on Social Networks over a year ago, a number of new ones have been introduced that can be a huge benefit to education. Brainly - A fun social network where students post questions and other students from around the world post answers.

Friday 5 — 7.24.2015

Perry Hewitt

Social media success is about much more than mastering the platforms and tools. Quartz reports how NASA developed a smart social media strategy that fueled its global reach. It’s another sign that the social network is moving beyond its savvy, mobile-only origins.

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.

Parabolic learning

Learning with 'e's

Reflection and Amplification Now that I have some time, I can sit down and reflect on an extraordinary two hour session with my BA Education Studies students this morning. mobile learning and a whole host of other themes during the course.

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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.

10Q: Helen Keegan

Learning with 'e's

In the primary (elementary) and secondary (high) school sectors some can be conspicuous, because through various Teachmeets around the world, and also online during Twitter #edchats, they make their work known to the wider community. What does social media mean to you?

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How m-learning is transforming online education

Neo LMS

That trend is called m-learning , otherwise known as Mobile Learning. 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.

How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

I have also included a list of hashtags, as well as a fantastic list of educators to follow on Twitter! Common Sense Media Rating and Reviews. Mobile Learning Resources from Shake Up Learning. Twitter Accounts to Follow. Private Google+ Community and Study Group.

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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Is Technology Bad for the Teenage Brain? (Yes, No and It's Complicated.)

Edsurge

Social interactions? Social media, contrary to its reputation, actually seems to improve certain prosocial behaviors—empathy, to name one—in teenage populations. Researchers in one study followed a group of 10-14-year-olds for a year, tracking their use of use social media, primarily Twitter and Facebook. Scores actually improved the more the kids used social media. By “digital” I mean mobile devices, primarily texting.

Learning Transformed #LT8Keys

A Principal's Reflections

Social media had to be blocked for all and I, for one, wasn’t going to waste any of my precious time using it professionally or personally. To that end we created an extensive study guide to go along with the book.

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. Mobile apps and/or responsive design It’s standard nowadays for any platform to have an app that’s downloadable from the major app stores. Not only do they provide greater flexibility in terms of accessibility, but nowadays almost everyone owns a mobile device.

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Overcoming The Barriers To Better School:Home Communications

The Web20Classroom

It must be something that is constantly evaluated and refined to meet the ever-changing needs of a more mobile society. I often will look and the district calls and emails and texts, uses their website and social media and see simple things that could change.

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Technology Brings Past to Life in Some History Classrooms

Leadership Lounge

For eighth-grade social studies teacher Andrew Swan, technology resources are a way to get his students at Bigelow Middle School in Newton, Mass., I’d rather use the technology for kids to be prepared and be excited about [social studies].

Forging Ahead With Change

A Principal's Reflections

It is time to realize that social media, technology, and the change process are not the enemy. To this end, teachers and students are now routinely utilizing social media and other various Web 2.0

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.

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.

The DLP Strategy Menu

EdTechTeam

If the coach or teacher desires to share out a strategy, simply hover over or click on the plus button to the right to copy the strategy to your clipboard or share out on social media. You can find him on Twitter @deelanier.

Why Teacher Recruitment Needs to Change

Insight Education Group

In Utah, Governor Gary Herbert addressed his state’s teacher shortage recently with the following plea to his fellow residents via Twitter: "Consider becoming a teacher; it is a noble profession.". In addition, 45% of job seekers use their mobile devices every day in their job search.

Technology in Schools: What If We’ve Just Made Everything Worse

Fractus Learning

When I was studying History at University in the late 1970s I had an eccentric, English born lecturer. Social Media and Mobile Devices. There is no doubting that students love their devices and social media in all its forms.

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Nearpod is described as a mobile app that allows teachers to create and share interactive multimedia presentations in 1-to-1 device classrooms. Twitter. Twitter is probably one of the most misunderstood tech tools available to teachers today. Math teachers: This is for you.

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What to do with a good old wiki resource?

Bryan Alexander

Consider this a case study in evolving social media. Maybe because Twitter and Facebook took up some of our desire to jot down short observations from life. Mobile services have taken up some of this need. I asked around social media for feedback.

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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.

International ed tech and pedagogical projects: notes from INTED 2017

Bryan Alexander

Social media: various projects making use of it, including having students write to Twitter in a new language, or inviting Chinese students in another country to use WeChat to improve their morale. This past week I attended the INTED conference in Valencia, Spain.

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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. I had the pleasure to attend and present at the Midwest Technology Conference in February.

Libraries without walls

Learning with 'e's

I outlined some of the changes that are taking place in libraries as they align their services toward technological developments such as the digitisation of content, social media and the widespread use of mobile devices.

Teaching digital citizenship across the whole curriculum

eSchool News

According to Common Sense Media’s study “ Zero to Eight: Children’s Media Use in America ,” the percentage of children ages eight and under who’ve used a mobile device nearly doubled from 2011 to 2013, from 38 percent to 72 percent.

Knowledge, practice and community

Learning with 'e's

The theory You will recall that Lave''s work was based on social constructivist theory, and focused on how novice learners can become expert through a social process that involves scaffolding and situated learning. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Don’t miss their new Mobile Apps. Rhythm, Meter and the Poetry Tweet-er : Asks students to read the Twitter poems by Billy Collins , Claudia Rankine , Elizabeth Alexander and Robert Pinsky and contribute their own work to a collection of Twitter poems.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” 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.” ” SEL is “social emotional learning,” of course. ” ClassDojo is now a full social media platform for schools - this letter & video just emailed to parents. A new study suggests it should spend more.”