#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with 'e's

By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook. Other tools such as wikis, blogs and podcasts also began to be used in education, at first tentatively, and then as embedded features in various programmes of study.

5 Keys to Effective Social Media Strategy for Schools and School Districts

The 21st Century Principal

Should schools and school districts have a "social media strategy" like business and industry? In the corporate world, social media has moved from being a novelty to a deliberate strategy to engage the public. It seems like schools and school districts mostly do social media as an add on, where someone in the central office "just happens" to post announcements to Facebook or Twitter. I have no studies to prove such, but it does make sense.

Incorporating Social Media and Digital Citizenship in the First-Year Experience Course

Mistakengoal.com

Part of that program requires (nearly) all undergraduate students to take a First-Year Seminar (FYS) course and one of the resolutions updated some of the specific outcomes of that course. In this post I’ll discuss how we’re approaching the new outcome of “responsible use of the internet and other social media” that the faculty have added to the course. Students will then write their own case study. Social Networking Services

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. Education, thus, has its roots in the earliest social interactions. What makes your LMS a social learning platform?

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6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

The top-down, one-size-fits-all, sit-and-get, hours-based accountability model for professional development that has reigned prevalent in districts for decades, according to recent research studies, simply a waste of time and money. Districts having success in this area are working to empower teachers – giving them a voice and choice; moving from hours-based to outcome-based systems of accountability; and have school leaders that model and are transparent with their own growth.

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Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.

EdTechSandyK

I wondered what would make a school even venture this request in our social media saturated society. It is hard to cultivate the positive environment required for teaching and learning if social issues are causing continuous disruption.

Open or shut?

Learning with 'e's

They are the researchers and teachers who freely share their knowledge and studies online. Additionally, the potential of social media to amplify content and expand reach exponentially should also be acknowledged. A new breed of academics is emerging in the digital age.

Interview on Down the Hall Podcast

EdTechSandyK

How important of a resource are various social media for doing this? Social media can be a very valuable source of information and professional development for educators. Graphic Used Under a CC By-SA 2.0

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BETTing on the future

Learning with 'e's

Education, whether face to face, or technology mediated, can play an important role in improving intercultural relationships and raising awareness of social responsibilities. How can student outcomes best be improved in the next decade?

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.

Using news and entertainment media in the classroom

Neo LMS

Media” is a funny word these days, it refers to both the medium of communication (digital media, print media etc.) as well as the content (news media etc.). Comparative media studies. Media can assist in a wide range of lessons and learning outcomes.

Riding the Wave of Complexity: Planning for Concept-Based Teaching and Learning

Digital Promise

In the same way, the learners in our classrooms need support in making meaning of the disparate knowledge they encounter—those mathematical formulae, that newsfeed on social media, the historical figures and events that define the time periods they study.

12 Rules of effective Instructional Technology Coaching

Neo LMS

Make sure that all your programs are focussed on the ultimate goal: improving students learning outcomes. In Japan they have a teacher development model called “Lesson Study”; a deep enquiry into one particular lesson, by a study group of a few teachers.

At These Colleges, Students Begin Serious Research Their First Year

Digital Promise

Social media to predict acts of terrorism. For instance, a 2018 study found that undergraduate exposure to a rigorous research program “leads to success in a research STEM career.” This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.

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BETTing on the future

Learning with 'e's

Education, whether face to face, or technology mediated, can play an important role in improving intercultural relationships and raising awareness of social responsibilities. How can student outcomes best be improved in the next decade?

Digital Leadership: Leading Change from Where You Are | #DigiLead

A Principal's Reflections

Sure, there are some unique behaviors and characteristics, but for the most part, it is about identifying intended outcomes, applying an innovative lens, and arriving at them in better, more effective ways. Join the movement on social media using #digilead.

Why Esports in Schools is a Good Thing

ViewSonic Education

Studies have definitely shown that students who are involved in extracurricular activities are more successful in a number of ways. When students can join a school esports team, it becomes a social experience. For one thing, strong social connections boost immune function.

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The danger of claiming that relationships can’t scale

The Christensen Institute

He’s spotlighted programs like StriveTogether and Thread , and philosophies like social-emotional learning that are doubling down on relationships. If we want to weave the social fabric of our country back together, his argument goes, a norm or cultural movement that puts relationships first could spark mass investment in local community-building at a national scale. Core to his axiom that relationships can’t scale is perhaps our most limited social resource: time.

3 Ways To Improve Student Success With Strong Course Design

Ask a Tech Teacher

According to an in-depth study, 62% of students indicated online discussion forums as an important element for any type of educational programme. Help Paint the Picture of the Experience and Outcomes. I teach a lot of online classes and as such, have used many different platforms.

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Saying Yes to Student Ideas and Creativity

Digital Promise

Through field visits to sites like Montpelier and the University of Virginia, students studied what was memorialized and who made the decisions that resulted in those monuments.

5 Ways to Create Relevant Cultures of Learning

A Principal's Reflections

They provide a defined framework for studies in well-defined, career-focused areas directly connected to university majors and workforce need. If the goal is to improve an array of outcomes and genuinely prepare kids for the workforce now and in the future, a relevant culture is a necessity.

Teaching the “Netflix Generation” #LT8keys

Tom Murray

The explosion of social media, combined with the ability to stream content to virtually all types of devices, both at home and while on the go, has radically altered the way in which people interact with media.

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Learning to Read to Learn

Digital Promise

But in a digital world, there are countless ways — books, newspapers, social media, blogs, online forums — to read information. Now, a study of three adolescent literacy projects reveals instructional approaches that can help teens develop the reading skills they need for consuming 21st-century texts. And while each project had its own model of building teenagers’ comprehension, all were successful in improving student outcomes.

How Games Can Hook Students With Short Attention Spans

Digital Promise

One study found that people’s dependence on digital stimulation has become so high that 67% of men and 25% of women would prefer to experience an electric shock rather than doing nothing for 15 minutes. Traditionally, the course is delivered to students through social media platforms.

Rise of the Edupreneur

A Principal's Reflections

Test the waters on social media with thoughts, quotes, and content that match the topics you are advancing. Leverage social media or go with face-to face conversations. Continue your study in the manner of a trend spotter. Entrepreneurs love what they do.

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How to Help Your Students Navigate the News in a Presidential Election Year

Edsurge

For social studies educators, a presidential election year is a big deal. I’ve always relished these times because they’re part of what makes social studies special. Social studies teachers must support their students as they encounter: Major attacks on journalism.

Delivering a Better ROI for Students Through Ed Tech

Omega Notes

These digital natives are already navigating Internet resources and social media; ed tech tools can harness the comfort and familiarity of that environment by making interactions with course materials more engaging.

Things to know before paying for online courses

Neo LMS

Researchers concluded that there are no significant differences in learning outcomes when it comes to online learning courses compared to the classical ones. But you do have to study just as hard as in a regular class if you want good results. How good are you with making decisions?

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Educational Leadership for Social Good

EdTechTeam

I wanted to learn more about Jennifer’s perspective on edtech for social good, and after an introduction from Al, she was kind enough to meet with me via Hangout to share more of her work. An early adopter of iPads Jennifer remains dedicated to using technology in schools for a social purpose.

Virtual Learning Environments in Nursing Education

TeacherCast

The advantages of these learning environments combine elements of gaming, videoconferencing, social media and other digital age interfaces familiar and engaging to millennial students. These can include web books, document libraries, and a variety of different media.

Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

Tom Murray and I have watched many book studies and Twitter chats unfold since the release of the book in June of 2017. Below you will see how the course is structured as well as learner outcomes. The reaction to Learning Transformed has been truly humbling.

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As Tech Companies Hire More Liberal Arts Majors, More Students Are Choosing STEM Degrees

Edsurge

The study points to estimates from LinkedIn that suggest “between 2010 and 2013, the growth of liberal arts majors entering the technology industry from undergrad outpaced that of computer science and engineering majors by 10 percent.” The parallel trends are caused by a mismatch between job seekers and employers, the study argues. In the past, liberal arts outcomes have always been harder to quantify because they lack of career specificity embedded in the program,” says Sentz. “If

Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, and even cell phones are providing students with opportunities to access the internet for researching, communicating and social learning. Technology has become an integral element in our students’ educational journey.

The Surprising, Research-Backed Benefits of Active Screen Time

Edsurge

According to Common Sense Media, teens today are spending an average of nine hours a day online , while kids from ages eight to 12 are spending an average of six. a new study reported that young children are spending twice as long looking at screens as they do playing outside. Several studies in recent years have shown that too much passive screen time is making kids moody, stressed and lazy. Education Technology Digital and Media Literacy Education Research

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Teaching the “Netflix Generation”

Tom Murray

The explosion of social media, combined with the ability to stream content to virtually all types of devices, both at home and while on the go, has radically altered the way in which people interact with media.

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