The Ups and Downs of Social Media

Digital Promise

Watch teenagers using social media, and you witness an emotional rollercoaster: they are intermittently ecstatic, furious, envious, heartbroken, charmed, anxious, obsessive, and bored. Research has begun to zero in on nearly every part of this spectrum, with findings that run from alarming (screen time is linked to depression and suicide ) to reassuring (many teens find social media empowering ). A Study on Adolescent Social Media Use.

How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Online learning has become not only a common alternative to physical classes, but a well-regarded change maker in the education ecosystem. If you teach online, you know what I mean. Good online instructors are what we always wished teaching would be. More on Social Media.

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Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?

My Island View

A lingering general question hanging over the heads of all has been what effect does social media have on our society? That answer has never been so evident as it has been today as social media tools have been placed directly in the hands of the President of the United States, as well as foreign operatives. Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it.

How Online Learning and Social Media Are Revolutionizing Education by @davidmiller4312

TeacherCast

Over the past couple of years, educational technologies have exploded onto the scene, which has resulted in more learning moving online, and social media tools have allowed students to connect and communicate in ways that were unimaginable less than a decade ago.

Survey Finds Girls’ Isolation, Vulnerability Rise With Heavy Social Media Use

Marketplace K-12

A survey released at SXSWedu found that girls who are heavy social media users were more likely to be depressed and isolated from their peers. The post Survey Finds Girls’ Isolation, Vulnerability Rise With Heavy Social Media Use appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Online Learning Social Media SXSWedu

Online Learning During COVID-19

edWeb.net

When Project Tomorrow surveyed students in 2015 about what they envision schools will look like in 2020, one student described school as being the place where there would be more educational videos, online class discussions, online games, and texting between teachers and students.

K-12 Teachers Use Social Media at Home, But Not in Class, Poll Finds

Marketplace K-12

A national poll, which speaks to how and when teachers use social media, finds that educators shun those online forms for in-class use. Entrepreneurship Innovation Online Learning Social Media onlinelearning socialmedia

How Online Learning Research Can Improve Remote Instruction

Edsurge

Looking for an easy way to become a better online instructor? At a time when millions of educators have been thrown into remote learning with no formal training, any answer to that question might seem too good to be true.

#COVID19 #Coronavirus School Closure Online Learning Resources

EdTechSandyK

As COVID-19 spreads around the world, the discussion of how to keep teaching and learning going in the event of school closures has been ramping up on social media. coronavirus COVID-19 elearning online learning onlinelearning school closure

These Educators Embrace the Opportunities of Online Learning

EdTech Magazine

Now, e-learning is the reality for schools across the country. Ready or not, educators have had to quickly figure out how to move classes online and improve the quality of remote instruction. They also understand the power of social media to share ideas.

K-12 Class Sizes Have Ballooned With Online Learning. It’s Not a Good Thing.

Edsurge

When leaders at Megan Claffey’s Colorado district decided to give parents a choice between online and hybrid learning, they didn’t expect many to choose the all-online option. So the day before teachers were called back, I got a call from my principal asking me to go online.”

Is Facebook the New School Web Page?

EdTech Magazine

By Matt Renwick The popular social media site has revolutionized how some schools communicate with students and parents. Classroom Curriculum Internet Online Learning Social Media

Online Learning Book Recommendations: And Why I Read so Few Books on the Topic

Edsurge

Dear Bonni, In the midst of this current COVID situation, I'm looking to up my game … as an educator … especially in the online environment. Tim Carson, Skilled Trades and OER Advocate First, allow me to tell you why I don’t typically read books about online learning.

Hundreds of thousands of students still can’t access online learning

The Hechinger Report

After schools switched from physical instruction to remote learning in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, districts and state leaders assured families they would get devices for students and the technology resources needed to do schoolwork at home.

Engaging Students in Critical Social Media Analysis Through Debate

Educator Innovator

As part of the national celebration of Digital Learning Day last month, I had the opportunity to moderate an online debate between two teams of high school students from opposite ends of California about the merits and risks of social media as a communication tool. In addition to the debate I participated in about social media, another group of teachers tackled appropriate responses to the grand jury decision in the Darren Wilson case with their students.

Tips for Effective Online Learning – Community Edition

ProfHacker

I am working on a project (outside my institution, targeting adult learners), and was asked to provide tips for effective online learning. For adults learning online, whether it’s for credit or for free, be(com)ing a self-directed learner is key (here’s a quick overview of heutagogy which centers around self-directed learning). Most sites will remind you of the importance of time management while learning online, and it’s true.

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Internet Management Online Learning Professional Development Social MediaBy Matt Renwick Overloaded with Twitter? Stem your tweet flow with advice from Principal Matt Renwick.

YouTube Kids Is Google’s First App Designed for Children

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Digital Content Internet Online Learning Online Video Social Media Frank Smith New app gives parents more control over their children''s YouTube browsing.

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Online learning displays many new guises, in the wake of the coronoavirus

The Hechinger Report

The Hechinger Report is collaborating with The New York Times to produce Bulletin Board, page 2 of the Times ’ s education supplement, Learning. And with so many people turning online, he said, “There’s a high demand” for people with knowledge like his.

Lessons and Leadership During the Switch to Online Learning

edWeb.net

Two months after the COVID-19 crisis forced educators across the United States to leave their classrooms and start teaching online, the scope of the changes and challenges have now become clear, and educational leaders have started to identify what’s working and what still needs improvement.

Q&A: Principal Speaks Out on the Power YouTube Can Have on Schools

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Internet Leadership Management Online Learning Online Video Social MediaFrank Smith One of EdTech’ s Top 50 bloggers of 2015 has a powerful strategy for engaging kids with YouTube videos.

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Chaos Learning: Classroom vs Online?

My Island View

If this pandemic has taught me anything, this would be my lesson learned. Why not transition the entire system to remote learning? Let’s mandate remote learning. Administrators will lead remotely, teachers will teach remotely, students will learn remotely.

FETC 2016: Why This Year’s Show Is Focused on the Future of Education

EdTech Magazine

Bring Your Own Device Classroom Curriculum Internet Leadership Management Online Learning Social MediaFrank Smith Discover what this year's FETC will bring to the table for educators.

Where’s the Silver Lining for Education?

My Island View

Schools across the nation closed their doors, but required their teachers to try to carry on educating their students using online technology. Overnight, discussions, which were in many cases theoretical about online teaching and learning, became a reality.

The 10 Most Popular EdTech: Focus on K–12 Stories of 2015

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Curriculum Internet Management Online Learning Professional Development Social MediaFrank Smith Look back on the stories our readers loved and shared the most this year.

Farewell, 2020: Lessons Learned

Catlin Tucker

It also provided friends and family with an update on my life in a pre-social media world. Yet, it seemed wrong to pretend the year didn’t happen or that I learned nothing from it. 2 Providing a one-size-fits-all experience doesn’t work in any learning landscape.

Happy 9th birthday! (a few thoughts on blogging and online learning)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Over the past nine years I’ve learned some things about blogging specifically and about social media generally. the overall greater number of voices that have diffused online mindshare, and the rise of both shorter-form feedback mechanisms (likes, tweets, shares) and large, well-funded corporate and/or group blogs all have reduced the on-blog interactivity that many of us individuals used to see. Keep learning from, helping, and encouraging each other!

How this state is turning its virtual teachers into online learning experts

eSchool News

In Arkansas, as in most states, student interest in online learning is skyrocketing. While most students still take at least some of their courses in a face-to-face setting, the need to scale online learning opportunities for thousands of students has required new infrastructure, new curriculum, and, of course, new teachers. When you talk about online and blended learning, they don’t have the background for that.

5 Things You Might Have Missed at CoSN 2016

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Internet Leadership Management Online Learning Social MediaFrank Smith From the Whip and Nae Nae to Wi-Fi on Wheels, this year’s CoSN conference brought fun as well as insightful lessons to the table.

EdTech Bloggers’ 2015 Holiday Gift Guide

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Internet Mobile Apps Mobility Online Learning Social MediaFrank Smith Some of our favorite bloggers share gift ideas for tech-powered teachers.

Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. I know you’ll enjoy their thoughts: Earliest forms of learning, dating back to the stone-age, involved storyboarding one’s experiences on rocks. Education, thus, has its roots in the earliest social interactions. LMSs are now being accepted as one of the ways to learn smartly.

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Create online learning with 123ContactForm

Nik Peachey

123ContactForm may not sound like the kind of tool that would be of interest to educators, but as I discovered when they asked me to review their online form creation tool, they offer quite a range of features that can solve many of the problems we have as 21st century teachers. It's a good idea to click on 'Other Forms' this takes you to the online educator forms. You can also add social buttons to enable users to share your activities through social media channels.

15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017

Edudemic

Teachers and educators can follow these 15 inspirational educators on Twitter to learn about the best and latest teaching trends directly from a source who knows what they're talking about. Articles Featured Online Learning Social Media Trends classroom featured Professional Development resources twitter

What’s in Your Edtech Bag? #EdTechRations

The CoolCatTeacher

David @ hopkinsdavid is an experienced and award-winning senior learning technologist and instructional designer, author of four self-published books and a keen supporter of online learning for all ages and all background. Administrators Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Get Connected (PLN Building) Higher Education Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Productivity Social Media Society and Ethics Teachers Tools

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A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

How to improve learning and listening in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Listening skills and learning can be improved with podcasting. In this episode, you’ll learn: How is podcasting being used in the classroom? What kind of impact can podcasting have on learning? Learn about Listenwise. How to improve learning and listening in the classroom.