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Teachers Guide to Teaching Using Social Media. March 26, 2014 The growing popularity and the pervasive use of social networking websites among our teens and students is a fact we can no longer ignore.

Teachers Guide to Teaching Using Social Media

Unfortunately, many school boards still promulgate laws that inhibit access to these platforms in schools and thus missing on huge learning opportunities for students. The History Of Twitter In 10 Tweets. Billions of messages are fired off each week via Twitter, many of which capture defining moments in history, or in the evolution of the San Francisco-based firm.

The History Of Twitter In 10 Tweets

Below is a sampling of 10 memorable tweets since the Twitter era began. "just setting up my twttr" @jack March 2006 Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent the first tweet, an automated message saying "just setting up my twttr. " "Arrested" @jamesbuck April 2008. 17 Tech Terms Connected Educators Must Know. From time to time, I find myself saying ridiculous things.

17 Tech Terms Connected Educators Must Know

Ridiculous in the ‘I grew up in the ’80′s’ sort of sense. Specifically, I have a hard time saying ‘record’ in reference to a TV show or movie, and instead I am inadvertently old-school and often refer to it as ‘videotaping’. I know, I know. No one has owned a VCR in years except for my grandma. But when I came across this handy visual it brought to mind things that truly connected educators should probably know before the upcoming school year, I was happy to see that I’m not the only one that needs to update my colloquial vocabulary. Tech Terms That Are Changing (or going away!) .com surf (as in, the web) click dial www. stream piracy thread wireless tablet torrent Tech Terms Of The Future.

Social Networking Inspires Collaboration in the Elementary Classroom. By Denise Phillips Fostering strong communication skills.

Social Networking Inspires Collaboration in the Elementary Classroom

Creating confident speakers and writers. Encouraging collaboration and respect among peers. With the help of social networking? Great teachers and innovative educators are constantly looking for ways to make classrooms more positive and foster camaraderie among students. Five-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education. I think it's fair to say that Twitter can no longer be dismissed as a trivial passing fad.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education

Though I had dabbled with a personal account, my entire opinion changed when I started my @VideoAmy account and dove in to the conversations educators were engaged in. While some people certainly do tweet about what they're having for breakfast, teachers, administrators, and educational organizations use Twitter in a whole different way -- making smart use of those 140 characters to share resources, wisdom, and inspiration. A Great Twitter Cheat Sheet for Teachers. 3 Excellent Tools for Backchanneling in The Classroom. Hosting backchannel discussions with your students in the classroom has several advantages for their learning. Backchanneling allows those shy and reluctant students to participate and share their thoughts. This is particularly the case with those students who are verbally incapable of engaging in open discussions.

50 Education Twitter Hashtags Perfect For Parents. 12 Twitter Tools Every Educators Must Know about. Social networking is a topic that I have been posting about for sometime now.

12 Twitter Tools Every Educators Must Know about

I have published a set of series on this issue and will soon be adding more to it. You can check out Educational Social Networking from part one to part 4 to learn more. Twitter is one of my top social networking tool that I use for both professional development and educational purposes. I don't like to have any personal uses on Twitter because Facebook is already doing this job. The thing about Twitter is that, while it has a huge potential in education, yet many teachers and educators ignore the great arsenal of tools that can be used to get the maximum out of this tool. An Educators Guide To Twitter. Tweet, Tweet, Go the Kindergartners – SchoolBook. “Tweet, tweet, tweet!”

Tweet, Tweet, Go the Kindergartners – SchoolBook

Chirped the kindergartners in Jennifer Aaron's class last week, as they settled onto the multicolored carpet and began to consider what they would like to send out into the Twitter universe that day. Three days a week, as the school day draws to a close, the children in Ms. Aaron's class sit down to compose a message about what they have been doing all day. They then send it out to their parents and relatives through Twitter, the stamping grounds of celebrities and politicians, where few kindergartners have been known to venture. Ms. First, Ms. Global Digital Citizen – the role of the teacher. Technology is increasing pervasive in all aspects of teaching and learning, whether it is the kindergarden student using the gesture based systems like the ipad to enhance their learning and to create objects and engage or the senior student researching, collaborating, communicating and socialising.

Global Digital Citizen – the role of the teacher

No matter what the opinion of the teacher as to the its worth, its positive or negative effect or its importance, information and communication technologies are increasingly ubiquitous. Social Media: It Does Have a Place in the Classroom. 10 Things You Need To Know About Facebook Right Now. As Facebook filed for its initial public offer, it’s the perfect time to examine the website’s performance online and how its audience compares with that of other social networks.

10 Things You Need To Know About Facebook Right Now

Given the expected $75 billion to $100 billion initial valuation of Facebook, we’re all already aware of the magnitude of the business. Below we reveal how much of a behemoth the website itself is in the U.S. and other markets. Facebook captures one in every eleven Internet visits in the U.S. One in every five page views online occurs on Facebook. The average visit time on Facebook is 20 minutes.’s audience skews slightly more female than the online population as a whole. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn: The Pros And Cons Of Social Media In Education [INFOGRAPHIC] Mom This is How Twitter Works. 10 Pro Tips for Writers Using Social Media. We recently covered 10 inspiring social networks for writers that can help you extend your influence and develop your content.

10 Pro Tips for Writers Using Social Media

But what about the mainstream networks? How do you successfully raise your profile and gain a following? Six well-known authors and writers, who are experts in this type of personal branding, share their methods and suggestions on how to use social media to push yourself forward in the writing industry. MIT OpenCourseWare: Will it work for you? InShare19 Since the establishment of the first university in 1148, these institutions have primarily been reserved for those who could afford a higher education. This was a clear denial of the four human rights in education : ✔ The right to availability of schools and teachers. Ten meta-trends impacting learning. In a world where libraries are completely reinventing themselves, where universities and schools are moving away from labs to BYOD, and where the focus of everything seems to be on mobiles —what will be the role of technology in the next decade? What do leading institutions need to be doing now to prepare?

What are the strategies that will provide them the most flexibility? The greatest competitive advantage? The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags. Whether you’re a new or seasoned Twitter user, you likely come across confusing hashtags that probably look like a bunch of nonsense. First, What’s A Hashtag? The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keyword or topic in a Tweet. Any Twitter user can categorize or follow topics with hashtags.Those hashtags (usually) mean something and are a great way to get a tweet to appear in search results or discussion monitoring. Angry Birds Statistics [Infographic] More Teens Turning to Twitter. Despite being limited to 140-characters, teens are increasingly turning to Twitter to post comments, links, photos, and daily musings.

From September 2009 to July 2011, Twitter usage in teens aged 12 to 17 doubled, rising from 8% to 16%., according to a study from the Pew Research Center. Experts are saying the jump is significant given that the increase in use of social networking website Facebook among teens in the same age bracket was just 7% during the same period. “Our data suggests that teens are beginning to use Twitter, though it is still not nearly to the same degree as Facebook,” says Amanda Lenhart, senior research specialist at Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.

“We also found almost complete overlap between Twitter use and Facebook use – so while some teens may be moving to Twitter, they’re not necessarily abandoning their Facebook profiles, either,” says Lenhart. According to the study, 87% of adults are on Facebook, but only 10% of them are on Twitter. How a 140-Character Twitter Resume Could Land Your Next Job. Can Facebook Get You a Job? [INFOGRAPHIC] In answer to the question above, approximately 18,400,000 Americans say yes, they got their current job through Facebook. Though Zuck's platform ranks #1, Twitter and LinkedIn don't have shabby numbers either — 8 million and 10.2 million Americans, respectively, have gotten their jobs through social platforms. Judging from our Job Search Series, it should come as no surprise that being socially savvy pays off in the job hunt for two reasons — it helps you network, and it's a highly marketable strength in your skill set, given all the openings in the digital space.

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