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How to Craft Social Media for Graduate Study. "Streams of Content, Limited Attention: The Flow of Information through Social Media" "Streams of Content, Limited Attention: The Flow of Information through Social Media" danah boyd Web2.0 Expo New York, NY 17 November 2009.

"Streams of Content, Limited Attention: The Flow of Information through Social Media"

Head. This paper reports findings from an exploratory study about how students majoring in humanities and social sciences use the Internet and library resources for research.


Using student discussion groups, content analysis, and a student survey, our results suggest students may not be as reliant on public Internet sites as previous research has reported. Instead, students in our study used a hybrid approach for conducting course–related research. A majority of students leveraged both online and offline sources to overcome challenges with finding, selecting, and evaluating resources and gauging professors’ expectations for quality research. writing.pdf. Professors Consider Classroom Uses for Google Plus - Wired Campus. Google Plus, the social-networking platform, is so new that most Internet users are not yet able to see it—an invitation is required while the service is in its test phase.

Professors Consider Classroom Uses for Google Plus - Wired Campus

But some professors who have tried it say they already see possible uses for teaching and research if the service catches on. The new Google service, announced last week, is similar in many ways to Facebook. It provides a way to share updates, photos, and recommendations with friends and colleagues. One key difference is that Google Plus makes it easier to share information with isolated subgroups of contacts, rather than sending all updates to every online “friend.”

Facebook’s default approach—sharing with everyone in your personal network—has created a dilemma for professors whose students want to be their online friends. Facebook does allow some selective sharing, but doing so is difficult to master. Twitter for Organizations. Twitter for Organizations Right now you're probably thinking, "Oh, no, not ANOTHER Twitter® tutorial!

Twitter for Organizations

" Well, yes, this IS a Twitter® tutorial, but we're going to dig a little deeper. Technology, or Lack Thereof, at the Podium. Why Are We Still Consuming News Like It’s 1899? Internet rules and laws: the top 10, from Godwin to Poe. Can We Teach Creative and Critical Thinking? - Education. When a teacher gives a test, he or she is trying to measure students' ability to recall and apply information learned over a particular period of time.

Can We Teach Creative and Critical Thinking? - Education

The exams make it relatively straightforward: Did the student get an answer right or wrong? Was mastery of skills demonstrated? But how is creative or critical thought defined and taught? Economics - "Pinched: How the Great Recession Has Narrowed Our Futures & What We Can Do About It. How Social Digital Is Your Company? - David Armano. 12 — When it comes to technology, you definitely “act your age”.

Let’s start with full disclosure: I’m a baby boomer.

12 — When it comes to technology, you definitely “act your age”.

Ok, I’ve gotten that out of the way. I do have two millenial children (now young adults), and most of the people I work with are Gen Xers. How did people get together before cell phones? — My son (age 20) recently asked me how people ever got together when I was growing up. “There weren’t cell phones, so how did you ever arrange to get together to hang out?” Digital Literacies for Writing in Social Media. The following is a shortened version of a talk I gave at the "Engaging the Public" symposium held at Washington & Jefferson College on Oct. 1.

Digital Literacies for Writing in Social Media

According to Cathy Davidson's Now You See It, 65 percent of students entering school today will have careers in fields that haven't been invented yet. While #IDontHaveFactsToBackThisUp, I'm willing to make the following prediction about writing: a full 100% of these students, at some point in their lives, will be required to use writing technologies that haven't been invented yet.

Consider this: as recently as four years ago, who would have imagined that major companies would have employees whose jobs were to interact with customers on Twitter, or that someone could make a career out of writing for Facebook? Four years before that, not only did those jobs not exist, Twitter and Facebook didn't exist, and the types of writing that they represent were only in their nascent form. Kairos of Digital Media.

Dean Shareski: How To Make Better Teachers. Want to create better teachers?

Dean Shareski: How To Make Better Teachers

I know how. One word. Blogging. Now before you roll your eyes or accuse me of oversimplifying the very complex issue of teacher evaluation and monitoring, hear me out. I began teaching in 1988. When I discovered blogs almost five years ago, I soon figured out what that term meant. Dan Meyer, a Mathematics teacher in California writes: It’s NEVER Too Late. Why Cyberbullying Rhetoric Misses the Mark. Why Writing Skills are More Important Than Ever. Digital technology makes a lot of things simpler.

Why Writing Skills are More Important Than Ever

It's also causing some cherished forms of communication, like letter writing, to become almost obsolete. But a surprising paradox of digital technology is the emphasis it places on writing skills. By Sarah Wright Why Are Writing Skills So Important? Though we live in an era where print media is faltering, and people hand write and mail letters out of novelty rather than necessity, writing skills are still important. The reasons for that are many, but the two main forces in play are the Internet and a highly competitive job market.

The Social Media Assessment. Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class. The following is a guest post from Michelle Doman, a 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Brandon Middle School in Wisconsin.

Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class

Students using Facebook in your class? Better try a bit harder. 17 Tips to Improve Your Online Presence. Looking for ways to make yourself stand out amidst the millions of online profiles and portfolios in the information world? Here are a few tips to amp up your profiles and suggestions for how to make stellar status updates: Profile Tips Here are some quick recommendations to improve your profiles on social networking sites. "Myths and Mismatches", Oh My! Screencasting Tips and Best Practices. Mountain Beltway. The Teacher’s Guide To Using YouTube In The Classroom. YouTube is rolling out some big new ways to engage with the education community . Six Keys to Being Excellent at Anything. RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms.

Ten skills every student should learn. Resourcefulness, accountability, critical thinking, and communicating effectively—and with respect—were among the key skills cited by readers as most important.