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7 Reasons To Leverage Social Networking Tools in the Classroom

Instructional uses of social networking software can provide opportunities for learning, connecting, and engagement. This year, I’ve written frequently about popular social media tools, and education-specific social networking apps, and social enterprise solutions. I’ve also noticed increasing coverage of this topic in the media recently. Maybe it’s just me paying more attention to it … or maybe it signals an increasing acceptance of these types of tools as legitimate and effective resources for the classroom. Social networking tools aren’t going away any time soon, they appear to be here for the long term. 7 ways in which “social learning applications” can play an impactful role in education: Engagement: Using social media and networking tools obviously has a social aspect to it, and it requires proactive effort on the part of the user. Social Learning: Bandura’s Social Learning Theory posits that “people learn from one another, via observation, imitation, and modeling”. Print This Post Related:  EdTech

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Les hauts et les bas de la classe branchée Nathalie Côté, publié le 23 décembre 2011 Un ordinateur portable par élève : une expérience ni rose ni noire pour 39 classes de 16 écoles françaises. Si les appareils comportent des avantages, ils apportent aussi leur lot de désagréments, selon une étude Acer-European Schoolnet réalisée l’année dernière et dévoilée cet automne. On y apprend que 71 % des enseignants français ayant participé au projet estiment que les netbooks fournis ont motivé davantage les élèves vis-à-vis de l’apprentissage et de l’école en général, tandis que 50 % des jeunes partagent leur avis. Un portrait positif, mais il y a un revers à cette médaille. Du côté des élèves, 30 % ont indiqué qu’ils avaient eu mal au dos en raison du poids de leur ordinateur (94 % l’apportaient à la maison) et le quart ont signalé que leurs yeux leur faisaient mal quand ils regardaient l’écran trop longtemps. Au cours du projet, les ordinateurs portables ont été utilisés dans 23 matières différentes. À lire aussi :

What the Research Says About Increasing Facebook Engagement This post summarizes some findings from a recent research report about increasing engagement on Facebook and a couple of conversations about applying the research over on my blog Facebook page. I also tested some of the tips suggested by the research. Here’s what I learned: After Hours Posting I have been looking at different research studies, like this one “Posting Strategies That Encourage Engagement on Facebook” to see if there were more tactics to try. For giggles, I posted after business hours and noticed an uptick in comments. Don’t Automate All Your Facebook Posts If you’re thinking about using one of those helper apps that lets you pre-schedule posts to Facebook, don’t do it. I very occasionally use HootSuite to schedule posts on Facebook. Zane Mccolloch-Lussier suggested this post if you want to read more about EdgeRank score. Ask Questions Click for Larger Image The research also suggests that asking questions works best for increasing engagement. Always Be Commenting

The English Blog China's President ends a three day visit to France. Trade and business deals have been on the agenda. David Pollard looks at just how much China can offer a struggling France in terms of help and investment. TRANSCRIPTREPORTER: Politicians call it pressing the flesh. There was plenty of it as France offered handshake after handshake to the visiting Chinese delegation. IDIOMS1. 7 Search Tips You Probably Don’t Know About Not a day passes by without doing an online search. You may know of basic search operators like AND, OR, etc. but an increasing number of web applications support even more keywords that’ll help you fine tune your search to the core. Here are some you may have never heard of. This is a guest post by Shankar Ganesh 1. Chances are you’ve never heard of Google’s AROUND(n) search operator. 2. Starring emails is one indispensable feature in Gmail and you’ve probably enabled Superstars labs addon. What many people don’t know is that you can search and find messages that have been marked by a specific star. Here are other search operators that you can use to find super-starred emails in Gmail: You really should thank the Google Operating System blog for bring these to light. 3. Gmail search simply leaves a lot to be desired. Give your Gmail account credentials (don’t worry, they’re stored locally) and then click Ctrl + / to put the focus on the CloudMagic search bar. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Le comportement des adolescents sur les réseaux sociaux Comment se conduisent les adolescents sur les réseaux sociaux ? Les 12-17 ans y sont très largement représentés, 76% des internautes de cette tranche d’âge y étant présents, et notamment sur Facebook – bien que l’inscription à ce réseau ne soit autorisé qu’aux plus de 13 ans… D’ailleurs, 44% des adolescents avouent avoir menti sur leur âge, pour pouvoir accéder à un site Internet imposant une restriction. C’est l’un des chiffres présentés sur cette infographie, réunissant des études de l’institut Pew et de ZoneAlarm, consacrée au comportement des adolescents sur les réseaux sociaux. Leurs activités sont sont détaillées : commenter l’actualité de leurs amis, mettre à jour leur statut, et utiliser la messagerie instantanée sont les occupations les plus partagées. Contrairement à ce que l’on pourrait penser, les jeux comptent parmi les activités les moins populaires sur les réseaux sociaux, leur usage étant minoritaire. Infographie réalisée par ZoneAlarm

14 social media stats for your next presentation | 10 internet technologies that educators should be informed about There are so many different tools and technologies available on the internet today, and so many associated terms and concepts. As I think about topics to focus on here in the coming months, I want to make sure we’re touching on the most important ones. What are the most important internet technologies for educators to be aware of, and informed about? I’m sure many people would probably come up with a slightly different list, but based on my observations and experiences, and feedback from faculty at my institution, I have selected the following technologies. I do not mean to imply that every educator should be expected to use all of these technologies in the classroom, but rather that every educator should understand what these are, the potential they have in the classroom, and how their students may already be using them. 1. 2. Have you considered outsourcing your call center? 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Use of brain dumps can provide you real success in exam. About Kelly Walsh