When the clocks flip and 2013 becomes 2014, some things may change. One that probably won’t is that you’ll still be using social media in your classroom. We know that technology and trends are changing all the time, so what will 2014 hold in store for social media?
Recently, the Babson Survey Research Group and Pearson conducted a survey of nearly 8,000 faculty members in higher education to find out more about how faculty are using social media. While we often post infographics showing trends or results from specific studies here at Edudemic, I found the results of this survey particularly interesting – perhaps because they were so different from what I expected. While it seems that most faculty have adopted some social media use in their personal life, fewer have done so professionally. And their feelings about using social media professionally (in and out of the classroom) seem to be pretty mixed. Keep reading to learn more (and you can access a larger pdf of the infographic by clicking here).
How To Use Instagram In The Classroom - Edudemic - Edudemic We’ve shared a lot of different ideas here on how to integrate different forms of social media in the classroom. From Facebook to Twitter and Pinterest , there are a ton of educators out there who are harnessing their students’ existing interest and knowledge of these social media tools to engage them in learning activities in the classroom. The handy infographic below (Via: librariansonthefly.blogspot.com) shows a number of different ways to employ another popular social media tool in the classroom and library: Instagram . It does offer you more than just fun filters for your photos!
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All of us old-ish folks that didn’t grow up with hand held technology from the time we were just getting into big-kid beds sometimes ponder that children now enter the online world at a much younger age than we did. They’ll never have to deal with a corded telephone or wait for someone to send them snail-mail (or, as I so blandly knew it to be called, “mail). This handy infographic takes a look at the effects that the digital age is having on younger minds and offers insight into how teens are using social media.
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Whether you’re new to technology, just getting started with a social network, or looking for some useful tips then these courses are for you. They’re part of a new idea that I’ve been working on with a few friends. We’re calling it Modern Lessons and it’s essentially a ‘Khan Academy for real-world skills’ where a small handful of people build free online courses designed to help you learn some important things. But it’s more than just a few useful videos about Twitter. There are customized certificates, quizzes, prerequisites, and more. 5 Free Online Courses For Social Media Beginners
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There are perhaps thousands of rules you should follow while on social media. Be courteous, don’t overstep your bounds, don’t stalk, harass, etc. The basic stuff. But what if you’re a blogger, have a few social media profiles that you monitor, or simply want to get more followers?
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While flipping the classroom is still one of the hottest trends in education, it’s got nothing on time-saving and downright useful apps and web tools. In an effort to provide a quick look at some of the best web tools for flipped classrooms, I thought it would be useful to poll the @Edudemic Twitter followers . Including the tweets, I also got at least 40 emails from friends, colleagues, and administrators from around the world.
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Here’s a fresh take on a complex set of data. What if you took all the statistics about everyone in the world and boiled it all down into one question: what if the world was just 100 people? What if you took the billions and billions of people on Earth and made it so only 100 people could represent them? You’d get some super-simplified but interesting stats, that’s for sure. For example, there would be (obviously) 50 men and 50 women. But most of those men and women would live in Asia. What If The World Were 100 People?
A Handy Visual Guide To Running Effective Meetings Meetings are typically not something I look forward to. In fact, I do whatever I can to avoid them. But sometimes you just have to face the music and have one. So what could I do to make these meetings as effective as possible? What are some handy tips that would make meetings take a bit less time and achieve a bit more? I’m glad you asked!
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