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Blame social media, video games for behavior problems in school, educators say - Newfoundland & Labrador. Growing up in the social media age is doing more harm than good, according to a school counsellor on the northeast Avalon.

Blame social media, video games for behavior problems in school, educators say - Newfoundland & Labrador

Boyd Perry said having access to a limitless world of information can be beneficial to learning, but many young kids are not equipped to handle the flood of information they are getting through their screens. "Young people have more access and more information. We automatically think that's a good thing," said Perry. "They aren't yet ready … to develop a critical way of analyzing the information they are getting. " During CBC's education forum, Inside the Classroom, featuring 30 educators from across the province, several teachers and counsellors raised issues about social media, video games, and their impact on student behaviours. Social media issues. 5 Up-and-Coming Social Media Tools You Should Know About.

Social media marketing is still a new business tool, relatively speaking.

5 Up-and-Coming Social Media Tools You Should Know About

There’s no magic formula for success, and the potential benefits of your efforts are broad and not entirely predictable. That promise is appealing, especially to young entrepreneurs, but results don’t come automatically -- even if you have a solid strategic foundation for your campaign. In fact, it requires a tremendous amount of planning, effort and refinement before you start to see results. Social Media Trends to Watch. Toronto-students-create-emoji-to-reflect-themselves.html?referrer= A zomb-moji.


A bespectacled teen. Harry Potter. These emojis don’t exist, but if one class of Grade 10 girls had their way, they would. The students at Madonna Catholic Secondary School, an all-girls school in North York, created the emoji after reading a Star article about emoji sexism in class. Social Media and the Loss of Curiosity. By Alicia Wallace From MySpace and Hi5 to Facebook and Twitter, our relationship with social media has evolved over the past 15 years.

Social Media and the Loss of Curiosity

Unfortunately, this may have led to the loss of curiosity and the devolution of our bonds with the people these platforms were built to connect us with, beyond the boundaries of time and space. Websites we once used to find and catch up with best friends from third grade and share photos from a good night out have become little more than tools of narcissism, news, and nosiness. How did this happen? Facebook is, by far, the most popular social media platform drawing 1.1 billion unique monthly visitors.

Why was Facebook created? Facebook used to be - or at least feel - more exclusive. The platform was all about finding and connecting with tent-mates from high school mission trips, the guy who moved away and no one ever saw again, and friends who went to different universities. Who's on Facebook? More than anyone else, millennials are actively using Facebook. Tools To Help Students Follow Their Passions. When I was putting together my book, The Teacher’s Guide to Tech, I kept getting carried away with thoughts of how so many of the tools I discovered were so empowering.

Tools To Help Students Follow Their Passions

Not long ago, a person’s talents were limited by money and other resources. For instance: If a writer wanted to write a book, he had to get the attention — and the financial support — of an established publisher.If a guitar player wanted to record and distribute her music, she had to get the backing of a music producer.If a painter wanted to sell his art, he had to find a gallery to show it.If a filmmaker wanted to see her film come to life, she needed expensive equipment — and a movie studio — to produce and distribute it to the world.

But that’s all changed now. 50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media. Imagine a world where resources were limited to what was found in the classroom or the school closet known as the "Curriculum Materials Room.

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

" Picture a world where students wrote letters with pen and paper to communicate with other students and adults outside of the building. Due to postage costs, the teacher either sent the letters in bulk or paid for stamps out of his or her own pocket. Five social media trends that will change marketing and business in 2016. Social media networks have taken the world and they have become an integral part of our everyday lives.

Five social media trends that will change marketing and business in 2016

There are more than 2 billion active social media users right now, and that number keeps growing as we speak. It has increased by 25% each year, which only shows that the popularity and the use of social media is definitely not going to go down anytime soon. Why Social Media Education Is Needed In Schools. Uk.businessinsider. REUTERS/Robert GalbraithFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during his keynote address at Facebook's f8 developers conference in San Francisco, California April 30, 2014 Facebook recently announced that WhatsApp, the company it bought for $19 billion (£13 billion) last year, has over one billion users, making it one of the largest communication apps in the world.


In the post announcing the one billion user milestone, the WhatsApp team revealed an interesting insight into how people are using the service in 2016. "We are proud of this milestone, and we're humbled by the extraordinary ways all of you have used WhatsApp," the post reads. These uses include "sharing vital information during natural disasters or health emergencies, finding a date, growing a small business, buying an engagement ring, or seeking a better life. " The traditional views of WhatsApp — a person-to-person messaging service, for example — are obviously outdated, and the new product is far more interesting.

This Australian underwear ad is why everyone loves Australians. Blog.hootsuite. Now that you know that your social media marketing plan requires a stellar content strategy to support it, you may find yourself overwhelmed.


Creating and publishing great content can be a lot of work, so you need to get organized and figure out a schedule that works for your business. When you’ve got a content calendar you can commit to, social media marketing becomes a lot less daunting. Creating a plan, a template, or a calendar simply means that you make all the necessary information available to all the relevant stakeholders in one place. 10 Reasons to Educate Elementary Students about Social Media. English: Infographic on how Social Media are being used, and how everything is changed by them.

10 Reasons to Educate Elementary Students about Social Media

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) This Week in Content Marketing: Social Media Isn't Dead, We're Just Using It Wrong. #FlipboardChat Summary: How Students Can Use Flipboard Magazines. Jenn de la Vega / September 2, 2015 Every Wednesday evening, members of the Flipboard Club—an unofficial group of passionate evangelists—hold a Twitter chat about a Flipboard-centric topic.

We share the tips and ideas discussed there each week. Join in the chat at 7pm PT / 10pm ET via the #FlipboardChat hashtag on Twitter. If the time zone doesn’t work for you, join this Facebook group to stay in the loop. The Educator’s Guide to Social Media. It’s a question we at Getting Smart hear often — “As an educator, should I even be on social media at all?” In most cases, our answer is a resounding YES! That said, there are definitely guidelines anyone working in education should follow when participating. Killer’s ultimate selfie: Roanoke horror becoming the new norm. Rage, narcissism, a gun and social media combined for a particularly excruciating display of horror Wednesday morning. After murdering two former colleagues during a live TV news stand-up, the Roanoke killer uploaded a horrifying message to his Twitter account: “I filmed the shooting see Facebook.” So now there were two awful videos — the live stand-up filmed by the videographer, and the killer’s even more gruesome amateur version apparently taken with his phone.

This instantly took over the news feeds of the world. If you were anywhere near the Internet you wound up experiencing this crime. You couldn’t escape it. You may have realized the story had taken another terrible turn by the cries of co-workers saying “Oh my god.” Social media didn’t cause this crime. The 4 Things Your School’s Social Media Feed Needs to Include. Printed with permission of The use of social media in schools and school districts has gone from a novel way of spreading news and information to an essential method of communicating with school stakeholders. However, those who are in charge of the school’s social media feed don’t always include the most important items.

As a result, they don’t draw the followers and interest that should be present in the social media feed. Here are four things your school’s social media feed need to assure you are maximizing connections with your stakeholders: Social Media & Students' Communication Skills. Rusul Alrubail , Edutopia Community Facilitator/ Student Voice & Literacy at The Writing Project Posted 07/14/2015 8:37PM | Last Commented 10/28/2015 1:50PM With social media taking up such a large space in our lives, many of us question whether it’s impacting our communication skills, more importantly, our students’ communication skills. As an English teacher, a writer, and a mom, I am always worried about the repercussions social media will have on my kids’ critical thinking, writing and personal & academic communication skills.

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning. 7 Social Media Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Learn Today and Teach Tomorrow. Photo credit: Dislike and Like @IfdyPerez via photopin (license) Welcome To The Age Of The Micro-Singularity. Uk.businessinsider. Watch the Online Video Course How to Rock Social Media. Uk.businessinsider. YouTube Offers Free Music for your Classroom Videos. Skype's live translation feature is open for anyone to use. This is How to Use Google Drive App for Android to Scan Docs into Searchable PDFs. How I Use Flipboard as an Educator. Educators / April 13, 2015 When Flipboard invited magazine readers to create their own magazines, I jumped on the bandwagon and immediately began compiling my own. Most of my magazines are targeted for the education field. I believe Flipboard is the perfect tool for educators to create magazines for themselves, their students and colleagues. How To Leave Work At 5 P.M. And Still Get Everything Done.

5 Ways To Appear More Like An Expert - Rather Than A Narcissist - In The Digital Age. How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life. Photo As she made the long journey from New York to South Africa, to visit family during the holidays in 2013, Justine Sacco, 30 years old and the senior director of corporate communications at IAC, began tweeting acerbic little jokes about the indignities of travel. There was one about a fellow passenger on the flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport: Google boss warns of 'forgotten century' with email and photos at risk. Piles of digitised material – from blogs, tweets, pictures and videos, to official documents such as court rulings and emails – may be lost forever because the programs needed to view them will become defunct, Google’s vice-president has warned.

Humanity’s first steps into the digital world could be lost to future historians, Vint Cerf told the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual meeting in San Jose, California, warning that we faced a “forgotten generation, or even a forgotten century” through what he called “bit rot”, where old computer files become useless junk. Behind the Scenes: How I Post on Social Media. 10 Essential Social Media Graphics (That You Can Create in Under 15 M… How to Use Social Media as a Learning Tool in the Classroom.