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By Greg Kumparak On March 12, 2012 Perhaps it goes without saying, but the story of TechCrunch is a long and complicated one. Even in its earliest days, there are some details that are a bit fuzzy and often go overlooked…like that it had two founders right off the bat . Though it was almost immediately framed as being Mike’s blog , Mike Arrington had found a business partner in Keith Teare (who actually admits to having advised Mike not to do it.)
Social Media, while sometimes described as a time waster and blocked by some schools, is actually a great tool for education. Educators can use social media as part of their Personal Learning Network , to share resources, learn, discuss, connect, and more with other educators around the world. They can also use it to connect and communicate with students and parents, have students connect with each other and share, and so much more. Like any other technology, it's how the tool is used that is important. Schools and educators should use social media for learning, sharing and communicating.
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Posted on Monday January 2, 2012 by Staff Writers Over the past year, Pinterest has become one of the most popular social media sites out there, letting people create boards composed of various “pins” from the web, that organize ideas on just about any topic under the sun. Teachers have gotten in on the act as well, sharing lesson plans, classroom photos, cute ideas, and inspirational materials with others in the profession and anyone on the web who wants to learn more about education.
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A recent study has pointed to the decline in education and literacy among British schoolchildren, as a result of increased use of social networking, email and text messaging. The study was conducted by the National Literacy Trust in the UK and they found that children were reading less books, as they favoured ‘technology-based’ reading materials, including email and searching on Facebook, Twitter etc.. The fact that children are reading less books and turning to digital is not really a surprise, but does it need to be a bad thing? Or is it instead a reflection of a shift in society as older forms of reading and writing make way for new, better technologies?
Google+ Parts Google+, as you likely know, is Google's own foray into social media. As much the digital overlap of Google Search, Docs, Calendar, and Gmail software as it is a response to Facebook, Google+ has strong potential application in formal learning environments. First, a look at what makes Google+ tick.
i 2 Votes As I prepare to leave for the BC School Superintendents’ Winter Conference in Vancouver, it’s given me pause to reflect on the ways I’m using Twitter, blogs, and all other types of social media to deepen my practice. And as I’m aware of the popularity of “top 5″ lists, I thought I’d try my own to see how it resonates. 1. Using Social Media stimulates you to think differently.