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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

edWeb.net

The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy. In addition to negative commentary, Knowles acknowledged other challenges to adopting social media for education. About the Presenter.

Scientists and social media: an important new study

Bryan Alexander

Pew has a new study , based on surveying nearly 4,000 scientists, and the results are important for higher education and technology. Pew researchers presenting to AAAS. In contrast, social media is only a viable communication method for a minority of these scientists.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

Preparing Audience-Sensitive Presentations and Workshops

ProfHacker

But when you are invited to present a keynote or facilitate a workshop to people you know little or nothing about, how do you ensure you are sufficiently sensitive to your audience? Analog Profession audience conference Culture presentation Responsiveness Sensitivity workshop

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Tip: To learn about my blended learning strategies, see my presentation on Slideshare Simple Steps to Blended Learning . Keynote (for Presentations).

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Giving Students Voice - #TCEA15

EdTechSandyK

Notes from Presentation at TCEA 2015 Zach Snow, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Royse City ISD @ZachSnow Kevin Worthy, Superintendent, Royse City ISD - @kworthy11 goo.gl/AyNuGf They have Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other stuff. Who is listening when you''re on social media?

Survey Says! ISTE11 Philly is the Place to Be!

The Daring Librarian

Besides being super busy with with ISTE Board service, meetings, poster sessions, Blogger cafe hanging, and playgrounds - I''ll be presenting twice on two exciting (but very different!) Survey Says! Gwyneth Jones : Viva La Social Media Revolución! on the Twitters!

MOOCs for Professional Development - #TCEA15

EdTechSandyK

Notes from MOOCs for Professional Development Presentation at TCEA 2015 Dr. Kay Abernathy, Lamar University [link] Lamar University sponsored the MOOC on Social Media Communication Tools for Educators which Dr. Abernathy facilitated.

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Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I was there for a few reasons, starting with having the fine opportunity to lead a pre conference workshop, followed by presenting on two panels, helping out with a Twitter component, and reconnecting with dozens of friends and colleagues.

Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

polls, forms, or surveys. It is a robust, intuitive tool that makes forms and surveys easy to create for teachers and a snap to join for students (for example, no login required — just a class code). Twitter. Twitter can also be used as a poll or a warmup/exit ticket.

Project Information Literacy News Study: A new study on new adults and news

NeverEndingSearch

For this generation, news is social, visual, and fast. Sharing news on social networks provides some, but not all, students with a valuable opportunity to interact with their communities, whether sharing breaking news from The New York Times or political memes from Facebook.

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Education Leaders Propose Ways to Add Teacher Voice to Research Decisions

Edsurge

The groups also surveyed 510 educators about their views on research in the field today. Here’s what they’ve learned so far (note: these findings are preliminary and the survey remains open). While the vast majority of educators say they find education research useful, reliable and relevant, more than 40 percent of those surveyed do not believe that research is easy to find, understand or transfer into their practice. Like U.S.

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Ideas for Promoting Digital Diversity

Teacher Reboot Camp

The Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings conducted a survey in 2015 of 557 women in STEM and interviewed 60 minority women in STEM. Join our #DigiDiversity Twitter chat. Students can host a Twitter chat with the guest speaker.

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Goal: Give Peace a Chance

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students can also create and spread messages of peace through social media via a graphic, digital poster , or video. One of my favorite kids on social media is Kid President who spreads encouraging messages for other young learners to be awesome and make a positive impact on the world.

Ideas for Promoting Digital Diversity

Teacher Reboot Camp

The Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings conducted a survey in 2015 of 557 women in STEM and interviewed 60 minority women in STEM. Join our #DigiDiversity Twitter chat. Students can host a Twitter chat with the guest speaker.

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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

Define the Problem: The educator along with the learners generate possible authentic problems to explore within their local community (classroom, school, social, community) which includes identification of the intended audience. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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3 Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson

TeachThought - Learn better.

Teachers play a bigger role than ever in developing an engaging well-rounded curriculum, though integrating technology into the mix presents its own unique set of challenges. Integrate Social Media–For Focused Student Interacting Or To Publish Student Work.

15 Non-librarian blog(ger)s too good to miss!

NeverEndingSearch

So explore the site, sign up for my weekly tips, or follow along on social media. Among Pernille’s recent posts are Why Writing Sucks and We Need to Talk About It and Getting to Know Our Students Survey. Here are the presentations that “go with.”

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Making America whole again via civics education

The Hechinger Report

The 2016 election and the tumultuous start to Donald Trump’s presidency, which hits the 100-day mark next week, have presented civics teachers in red, blue and purple states alike with a double-edged sword.

Helping Parents Guide Kids' Media Use #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Helping Parents Guide Kids' Media Use SXSWedu 2017 Panel tinyurl.com/ParentsGuidetoKidsMedia What makes for effective parent engagement around media and technology? Parents and caregivers are looking to schools for advice on their kids' media use.

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Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social

Edsurge

The enthusiasm shared by educators who understand that social media will forever impact their lives and practice is very reminiscent of the vibe expressed by dot-commers two decades ago during the first wave of the Internet boom—this is a very good thing. The future, and increasingly the present, of educator professional development is predicated upon insights and resources shared within professional learning communities.

9 Ways to Use Media to Increase Parent Engagement - Lessons Fr The @CommonSenseEd Panel at #SXSWEdu

The Innovative Educator

What are co-engagement ideas where media brings parents and kids together? I had the opportunity to join a panel at South by Southwest hosted by Common Sense Education called Helping Parents Guide Kids Media Use. See panel discussion here and presentation materials here.)

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

Fractus Learning

To the great mirth of my colleagues, one student included the following comment in the school wide survey that I conducted. Social Media and Mobile Devices. There is no doubting that students love their devices and social media in all its forms.

Productivity Tips and Tools for Teachers and Students – SULS032

Shake Up Learning

33:39] – Lisa gives you ideas on using fake Instagram templates in the classroom for projects and presentations. [39:43] 44:11] – In writing her book, Lisa did a survey of students to see which platforms they are on. Lisa on Twitter: @TechChef4u.

TeachThought Is Looking For Interns. (Again.)

TeachThought - Learn better.

Ultimately, the idea of unpaid internships is polarizing–you’re either fine with it and want to learn and connect and do and see what’s what, or you wonder if “internship” isn’t a synonym for “free labor for some huge–and cheap–media conglomerate.”

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Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

shareable , with evaluators, posted on social networks, displayed within the schools learning management system (LMS), curated on professional blogs, and added to resumes to demonstrate the educator’s specific skillset. Education is changing. Again.

#IntentionalConnectivity: why my phone no longer controls me (& how you can take charge, too)

The Cornerstone Blog

What the New Research Says cites a survey in which “… most respondents, with the exception of those over the age of 50, check text messages, email, or their social network ‘all the time’ or ‘every 15 minutes.’”. The goal isn’t to give up social media or stop using email.

It’s about time: a round-up of time-lining tools

NeverEndingSearch

Working with maps and source materials, using any timescale, users can tell narrated stories; create, animate and customize paths; link to media; specify start and end times using calendar prompts; and embed descriptions of events. US Geological Survey historical topographical maps.

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.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Folks on Reddit and Twitter had some interesting thoughts on the piece. Tagged on: April 20, 2017 Instagram and Snapchat are Most Popular Social Networks for Teens; Black Teens are Most Active on Social Media, Messaging Apps | APNORC.org → Via Amanda Lenhart: A new poll of 790 teens age 13-17 conducted by The AP-NORC Center explores how adolescents use social media and messaging applications and examines disparities in use among teens of different groups.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Folks on Reddit and Twitter had some interesting thoughts on the piece. Tagged on: April 20, 2017 Instagram and Snapchat are Most Popular Social Networks for Teens; Black Teens are Most Active on Social Media, Messaging Apps | APNORC.org → Via Amanda Lenhart: A new poll of 790 teens age 13-17 conducted by The AP-NORC Center explores how adolescents use social media and messaging applications and examines disparities in use among teens of different groups.

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Summer 2017 Learning Series: Non-Educational Books To Read.Over and Over

The Web20Classroom

We started with Twitter chats and how you can participate in real time or whenever you want. If I’m not prepping for a keynote, working on a presentation or compiling some data I’m reading. For the next several weeks I’ll be sharing posts that you can use for your summer learning.

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To Flip or Not to Flip? That is the Question!

Fractus Learning

Canadian philosopher and author Marshall McLuhan introduced the popular phrase “ the medium is the message ” in his groundbreaking book Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man in 1964. Matt has made presentations at Harvard University, ISTE, Towson University, and Clarion University.

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Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. Back in 2014, our interviews and surveys led us to a taxonomy of digital curation. They analyze, synthesize, and potentially present for a real audience.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Solve a Problem

The Playground Advocate

More importantly, though, the Internet is a social space where you can ask a question directly to human beings. My favorite method for this is to ask a question on Twitter or in one of the Google+ communities that I belong to.