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How Educators Use Pinterest for Curation

Adam Glenn The phenomenal growth of Pinterest has sparked interest among millions of users. It’s also spread to journalism educators, who are increasingly experimenting with it in the classroom. The social network launched two years ago, but in recent months has drawn red-hot excitement for its unique visual, topic-based curation approach. Now journalism school faculty are increasingly in on the act. One early adopter was University of Southern California’s Andrew Lih, who last October, long before he and many others knew the site would become a blockbuster, introduced it to online students in an entrepreneurial class to gather what he called a “mood board” for a project on public art.

Aggregating images to share with students is an increasingly common classroom use for the tool. Jody Strauch at Northwest Missouri State University has used Pinterest to show good design work to her media design classes. Pinterest is not without its drawbacks. On Twitter: To Follow or Not to Follow. Recently, I have had students discover my @TheNerdyTeacher Twitter account and follow me.

On Twitter: To Follow or Not to Follow

It usually only lasts a few days before they unfollow me -- a few days of my flooding their feed with blog posts, education news and Edutopia articles. The big question I get from kids is, "Why don't you follow me back? " I tell them that I have some guidelines when it comes to Twitter and following students. How One Response to a Reddit Query Became a Big Budget Flick. With just a handful of posts about a hypothetical time travel scenario, James Erwin went from web commenter to professional screenwriter.Photo: Robert Maxwell James Erwin, 37, works for a financial services firm in Des Moines, Iowa, writing software manuals.

How One Response to a Reddit Query Became a Big Budget Flick

He’s been doing that for a couple of years, and he enjoys it. It’s a pretty low-stress job for a person with a methodical turn of mind—good pay, short commute. He’s home by 5:30 every night to spend time with his wife and 1-year-old son. One Wednesday last August, Erwin rose from his desk around noon. Reddit is a sprawling news site, where “news” is defined by its tens of millions of users—one of the largest communities on the Internet. It’s common for random questions to appear on Reddit’s front page, like “Is there a magnet capable of pulling the iron out of your body?” Erwin, who studied history at the University of Iowa, had been posting on Reddit for about five months. Crowd Sourced Twitter Guide For Teachers. This guide is specifically for teachers who are interested in finding out more about Twitter and even jumping in to the Twittersphere themselves.

Crowd Sourced Twitter Guide For Teachers

It is made up of a series of videos from teachers who use Twitter all the time, so it was 'crowd sourced.' Meaning people in the crowd each added a little until there was a whole. How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom. A.P.

How Teachers Make Cell Phones Work in the Classroom

Chemistry students use their cell phones to answer their teacher's question. When we talk about using cell phones in class, we’re not just talking about using cell phones in class. The idea of mobile learning touches on just about every subject that any technology addresses: social media, digital citizenship, content-knowledge versus skill-building, Internet filtering and safety laws, teaching techniques, bring-your-own-device policies, school budgets. At its core, the issues associated with mobile learning get to the very fundamentals of what happens in class everyday.

At their best, cell phones and mobile devices seamlessly facilitate what students and teachers already do in thriving, inspiring classrooms. In the most ideal class settings, mobile devices disappear into the background, like markers and whiteboards, pencil and paper – not because they’re not being used, but because they’re simply tools, a means to an end. In Ramsey Musallam’s A.P. Related.