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The Educational Hashtag and Twitter Chat Database

Over the last few months, I’ve been collecting information about educational hashtags and related Twitter chats to create a searchable and filterable database. (See my original post and call for submissions here.) Anyone else overwhelmed by all of the hashtags out there? Mastodon, Twitter and publics. Long ago, I wrote about the theory of social sites, with the then-young Twitter as the exemplar.

Mastodon, Twitter and publics

As Mastodon, GnuSocial and other federated sites have caught some attention recently, I thought I'd revisit these theories. Flow. 7 Questions That Lead to an 'Aha Moment', According to Research. 8 Important Tips on How to Create Engaging Assignments in Google Classroom. A Key to Education Reform. View Original Photo The flipped classroom, the maker movement, project-based learning, blended learning, student centered learning, hour of coding, collaboration, direct instruction, and lecture, there are passionate teacher advocates supporting each of these methods as the best way for kids to learn.

A Key to Education Reform.

I am sure that there are some additional methods or movements that I have not mentioned here. Each of these methods to teach can be effective with many groups of students. Should teachers be banned from posting ‘scantily clad’ photos? Ottawa board seems to think so. A teacher on vacation posts a picture on Facebook depicting her frolicking on the beach in a swimming suit.

Should teachers be banned from posting ‘scantily clad’ photos? Ottawa board seems to think so

Is she risking her professional reputation and putting herself in danger of discipline? That’s one interpretation of a guideline on personal social media use handed out to some teachers in Ottawa’s public school board last week. The guideline warns against posting pictures involving drugs, alcohol or “scantily clad photos on the beach.” It does not elaborate on what constitutes “scantily clad” — either of photos or, presumably, of teachers. 100+ 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.

100+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

" Digital literacies in the age of remix. I presented this latest version of my digital literacies model at the 2016 Solstice Conference hosted by Edge Hill University.

Digital literacies in the age of remix

The slide is from my keynote presentation on digital storytelling. The components in the model are by no means exhaustive - I acknowledge there are many more literacies, some of which are emergent due to new technologies and services. What I have attempted here is to represent what I consider to be the most important, or most regularly observed literacies and try to place them in context. It's also important to note that these do not replace the conventional literacies of reading and writing, speaking and listening, but are supplemental to them. Connected to Learn: Teachers' Experiences with Networked Technologies in the Classroom.

Report: Young Canadians in a Wired World, Phase III: Connected to Learn For more than twenty-five years, Canadian teachers have been at the forefront of getting students online and preparing them to use the Internet in safe, wise and responsible ways.

Connected to Learn: Teachers' Experiences with Networked Technologies in the Classroom

Thanks to the SchoolNet program in the 1990s, many young Canadians had their first experiences with networked technologies in their classrooms and school libraries. However, MediaSmarts’ recent Young Canadians in a Wired World, Phase III study shows that even now, our so-called “digital natives” still need guidance from their teachers. But over the past decade, as digital technology has become nearly ubiquitous and an increasingly central part of young people’s lives, Canadian schools have fallen behind in integrating it. Why Teachers Participate in Twitter Chats (and What's Coming Next)

Teachers who want to expand their knowledge, share instructional resources, and interact with others who have complementary professional interests are discovering that class is always in session thanks to the hundreds of regularly scheduled Twitter chats that happen each week.

Why Teachers Participate in Twitter Chats (and What's Coming Next)

Collaborative conversations between like-minded educators from different schools - that previously and serendipitously only took place at conferences and on other irregular occasions - are now accessible to any teacher from any geography at any given time. Since 2009, hundreds of thousands of teachers have participated in Twitter chats to varying degrees. When you consider the volume of this unprecedented and cumulative knowledge sharing among professionals, who are trained to instruct and enlighten, it’s not hyperbole to say that the impact Twitter and other social platforms are having on education is revolutionary. How Twitter chats work today. How to: Auto-tweet during your keynote. Here is a cute little tip on how to automatically tweet useful links and tidbits of extra information during your presentation.

How to: Auto-tweet during your keynote

It will make you look innovative, and get you a bunch of new followers too. Now I’m not a big fan of live tweet streams during keynotes. Introduction to New Media. In the Participatory Culture Lecture (Week 4) we focused on the notion of Participatory Culture, in particular with how younger generations actively participate online; creatively contributing content online, on Web 2.0 platforms, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. This weeks reading YouTube as Participatory Culture (Chau 2010) initiated discussions into how young people share, develop, interact and learn through social media platforms, with a focus on YouTube. “By merging the technical aspects of youth as media creators with the social aspects of youth as social networkers, new media platforms such as YouTube offer a participatory culture in which to develop, interact, and learn.”

Chau (2010: 65) The TED talk (above) by Henry Jenkins, highlights the five key characteristics that Jenkins identifies for the Participatory Culture Framework: Hanna Spegel » Digital Dualism. Digital Dualism The Science Communications course at the Mount Saint Vincent University inspired be to dig deeper into our perception of ICTs – especially as I am working in this field professionally, an examination of my personal mindset seemed to be in place.

While researching material for my paper on 24/7 Connectivity, I stumbled upon a huge issue in both academic and popular discourse: Digital Dualism. The perception that online is different from offline, that virtual is not physical (and hereby, less “authentic”). I don’t believe in those virtual (sic!) Differences, but that we live in an augmented reality – with all its challenges. For the purpose of this paper, I combined the concept of Digital Dualism and the Mean World Syndrome in order to analyse the current discourse on ICTs from an either cyber-utopian or -dystopian point of view. Title Digital dualism & mean world syndrome 2.0: ICTs in academic and popular discourse Abstract. A New Culture of Learning: About A New Culture of Learning. Our understanding of what constitutes "a new culture of learning" requires us to share several basic assumptions about the world and how learning occurs.

First and foremost is the realization that, The world is changing faster than ever and our skill sets have a shorter and shorter life. Strategies which resist or even adapt to a constantly changing world are insufficient to keep up. We need ways to embrace change and even enjoy making sense out of a constantly changing work.. The Twitteraholic’s Ultimate Guide to tweets, hashtags, and all things Twitter.

Most educators who learn to use Twitter effectively say they learn more from their personal learning network (PLN) on Twitter than they’ve achieved from any other forms of professional development or personal learning. Unfortunately educators often dismiss Twitter, or fail to see the value of Twitter, when they’re first introduced to Twitter. Our aim of this post is to provide all the information you need to learn how to use Twitter effectively as an educator. We regularly update this post with new information. This post was last updated June, 2014. Click on a link below to go to the section you want to read: Blog.hootsuite. Social media is a relatively new tool for most businesses. This means that, unlike many other marketing tools, when people begin to build out social media for their business, they’re starting from scratch.

They haven’t created social media strategies before or they don’t know what questions to ask for a social media audit, and finding out can be both difficult and time consuming. 5 Ways to Disrupt a Dying Industry. Disruption isn't a new idea that just popped into my head. City police asking anyone victimized by racist Facebook page to come forward - Tbnewswatch.com Thunder Bay News. Top 20 in Educational Technology to Connect with through Social Media - AACE. What SXSW can teach us about the future of machines. Living in a Digital World We Don’t Understand. Teaching 21st-century skills for 21st-century jobs GUEST COLUMN | by Cat McManus The term “21st century skills” gets thrown around a lot in educational circles. Some use this term to mean “computer literacy.” Others expand the concept to include a “range of skills and competencies that go beyond what has traditionally been taught in the classroom, [including] critical thinking and problem solving; communication, collaboration; and creativity and innovation.”

Still others—most significantly the advocacy organization Partnership for 21st Century Skills—include “information literacy, media literacy, and information, communication and technology literacy.” What’s clear is that the basic requirements for success in the 21st century are no longer just the “three Rs,” nor even the three Rs with a dash of basic ability to manipulate a computer. Why teach 21st century skills, if students are already living in a digital world?

I disagree with you. So that makes you a whore. A Beautiful Visual on How Technology Is Transforming 21st Century Education. March 14, 2015 Technology is radically transforming the education landscape.The technological innovations and digital progress that marked the last two decades have brought a massive change in the ways education is being conceptualized and delivered, bigger than anytime in the history of mankind. The revolution that’s changing the way your child is taught. 9780262513623_Confronting_the_Challenges.pdf. Social Media Site Usage 2014. In a new survey conducted in September 2014, the Pew Research Center finds that Facebook remains by far the most popular social media site. While its growth has slowed, the level of user engagement with the platform has increased. Other platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn saw significant increases over the past year in the proportion of online adults who now use their sites.

The results in this report are based on American adults who use the internet. Other key findings: While Facebook remains the most popular social media site, its overall growth has slowed and other sites continue to see increases in usership. Facebook continues to be the most popular social media site, but its membership saw little change from 2013. Every other social media platform measured saw significant growth between 2013 and 2014. The engagement of Facebook users continues to grow, while daily use on other platforms shows little change. Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’ Using Twitter as a PBL Professional Development Tool. Social Isolation and New Technology. Overview. The Social Classroom: Integrating Social Network Use in Education: Or? Mallia, Gorg Mallia: 9781466649040: Books - Amazon.ca.

Connectivism. 2014-nmc-horizon-report-k12-EN.pdf. 2014 Horizon Report. Technical solutions: Wisdom of the crowds. Stephen Colbert Asks Sherry Turkle: What Is There To Live For Without Latest iPhone?! Kahlil Gibran On Children. ED536086.pdf. Confronting the Challenges of a Participatory Culture (Part Six) Chalkup Social Learning Platform, Simple Learning Management. Student Engagement App for Schools. Introduction into Social Media. Social media? Get serious! Understanding the functional building bloc… SOCIAL MEDIA FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING. Seminar classifying social media. Introduction into Social Media.