My Twitter Journey So Far: Using Twitter as a Personal Educational Resource

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Like many of you I started hearing buzz about Twitter this year. But I didn''t see any use for Twitter for me, an ed tech specialist with nothing to sell or promote. The little I did explore led me to view Twitter pretty much like this. A friend of mine started getting into social media and using Twitter in the tourism and to a small extent the personal realm, and I heard her mention it once or twice. So, I followed her on Twitter.

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

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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.

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For Some Students, #DeleteFacebook Is Not Really an Option

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But for some students whose class assignments and discussions are tied to the social network, it’s not as simple as it sounds. Her peers communicated more via apps like Twitter, Instagram and the Remind. Bruce McKinney, a communications professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington who has done research on social media , is not surprised at how hard it is to fully detached from Facebook. I entered my junior year of high school without a Facebook account.

Live Thursday, February 2nd - Panel on Personal Learning Profiles

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

She did it with My eCoach as early as 1999 — way before there were blogs, wikis, Twitter or Facebook. Now with multiple opportunities to network using social media and join various online communities, teachers and learners are confused.

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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.

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Via The Guardian : “ Student Loans Company ‘spied on vulnerable students’ social media’ ” The “New” For-Profit Higher Ed. Also from Feldstein : “ Moodle and Blackboard Cut Ties.” ” “ Twitter is funding college professors to audit its platform for toxicity,” writes The Verge. million in funding from Wavemaker Partners, Social Capital, Amplify.LA, Fuel Capital, and Fika Ventures.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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But Posterous, if you’ll recall, was acquired by Twitter in 2012 and shut down one year later. ” In reviewing Srnicek’s book in March, New York Times media journalist John Hermann wrote , Platforms are, in a sense, capitalism distilled to its essence.

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If you’re going to talk about the importance of digital literacy or information literacy or media literacy or what have you, then you best practice it. ” Via The New York Times : “ Kremlin Cash Behind Billionaire’s Twitter and Facebook Investments.” ” Via The Guardian : “ Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner associate.” Maybe social media is broken, Cathy O’Neil suggests.

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“ ICE officials have invited tech companies, including Microsoft , to develop algorithms that will track visa holders’ social media activity ,” ProPublica reports. Schools should consider the ways in which their own social media surveillance re-inscribes these sorts of violent, nationalist policies. But he’s still welcome on college campuses and Twitter. (National) Education Politics.

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The Huffington Post filed Twitter’s response to Ivanka Trump ’s announcement under “comedy.” “ No State Will Measure Social-Emotional Learning Under ESSA. Google had a big media to-do this week. classrooms: An army of robots to help autistic students learn social skills.” The LMS Moodle has raised $6 million in its first ever round of venture funding. Technology, Education, and the Media.”

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. link] TEACHING ENGLISH AND SOCIAL NETWORKING (FUTURE OF EDUCATION SERIES) Mon 25 Oct 08:00PM New York / Tue 25 Oct 12:00AM GMT / Tue 25 Oct 10:00AM Sydney Steve Hargadon interviews Jim Burke. Today, they strive to build a better life for themselves and others by leading social and educational projects for those in need.