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13 Enlightening Case Studies of Social Media in the Classroom

13 Enlightening Case Studies of Social Media in the Classroom
Social media is the thing right now. It provides a way to connect people of similar (or dissimilar) interests from around the world. Social media also provides networking tools for professionals and even for job hunters. But social media isn’t just for professionals, computer geeks and families who prefer not to send email; increasingly, social media is becoming a part of the classroom. 1. It isn’t surprising that social media is used in newsgathering. This is a graduate level class in the Graduate School of Journalism that teaches students that they can use real-time searches to find breaking news — and to find comments on that breaking news. 2. Many universities are interested in sharing projects with the world — not to mention educating others in the school. Also, gathering this information into one place makes it a little bit easier to search for news and research being done at Stanford. 3. Chris Copeland is all about using Twitter to help his students. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

41 Websites for Teachers to Integrate Tech into Your Classroom « Ask a Tech Teacher Any cookies on my website are used to ensure normal website functions (for instance, Youtube videos won’t work without their own identifiers). These cookies cannot be switched off because the website wouldn’t work properly anymore. However, these identifiers do not store any personal data. When you leave a comment, WordPress stores your gravatar name, IP Address, comment, and email address. Your personal information will not be sold or shared with any third parties under any circumstances. TeachEng.us » 100+ examples of use of social media for learning C4LPT EmailShare 0EmailShare Note: this page dates back to 2011. More up to date information is to be found in my Social Learning Handbook 2014. Here are over 100 ways that different social technologies (and tools) are being used by learning professionals worldwide – compiled from the comments of those who have contributed to the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009 activity. Blogging (1) “Blogs are great for learning from others, reflection, story sharing, facilitating connections among people, philosophizing, and much more” Janice Petosky, Instructional designer,West Chester, Pennsylvania (2) “Writing a blog is a learning activity, of course, but reading the best blogs that are available is one of my most productive learning experiences.” (3) “Blogging is my chief way of making sense of things“ Michele Martin, Freelance Learning Consultant, USA (5) “While everyone seems to get the blog thing now, few are leveraging the technology for what, at its root, it really is: a very quick web page creator.

Top 6 Sites that Inspire and Educate If you’re a professional who likes to be intellectually stimulated and you enjoy keeping up with the latest news and breaking trends, the internet provides you with an endless choice of carefully curated sites to visit. Today, we bring you six of them that we believe are leaps and bounds above the rest. These sites will not only educate you on topics ranging from business and technology to art and design, they’ll motivate you to find your own, original ideas and see them through. They’re culturally relevant, they’re idea driven and most of all, they’re deeply inspirational. TED is short for three incredibly important subjects in our modern world; technology, entertainment and design. Tip: Download TED’s free iPad app to browse through 800 videos by date, popularity or keyword. 2. Brain Pickings started from very humble beginnings. Tip: With over 63K Twitter followers, Brainpicker has a strong audience…and for good reason. 4. 5.

12 Social Media Monitoring Tools Reviewed After several months of researching, testing, and using various tools for social media monitoring and response, I thought it might be helpful to share some of my findings. It was fun to dive into these tools, but I hope the information in this article will save you time and help you quickly find the tool that’s right for your needs. Why Bother Monitoring Social Media? Even if you or your clients have "decided" not to actively participate in social media, it’s really not a choice. Monitoring helps with branding and marketing and can help identify quality control or customer care problems that may have gone unnoticed. Monitoring is only one piece of the puzzle, however. Terminology There are few terms you’ll need to be familiar with before we talk about the tools, so let’s take a moment to cover them before we jump into the details. Influence If you find there are customers who have a strong opinion of your brand, it’s important to understand the influence of those customers. Sentiment Volume 1.

Edu-pinning: Pinterest in Education « ErHead My name is Erin Paynter and I am addicted to Pinterest. Pinterest has been named over and over as the hottest new website for 2012, with the rate of new users rising every week at a seemingly exponential rate. Some of what is driving the huge rate of growth is its “viral” nature, meaning re-pins account for most of the activity on the site (MarktetingProfs article: Social Media: What’s Driving Pinterest’s Amazing Growth). In the past few weeks, the uses of Pinterest in the field of education have come zooming to the forefront of the online edu-chatter (see this post by Eric Sheninger). These are six pinners from the field of education and leadership that I think have boards worth following: Vicki Davis (coolcatteacher) Vicki has created boards on: “Being a Social Media Maven”, “Teaching Ideas and Apps” and “Collaborative Writing”, and my favourite “Global Collaboration in Education”. Eric Sheninger (esheninger) Karen Steffensen (kstef2) Debbie Fucoloro (debbiefuco) Like this: Like Loading...

3 Chrome Extensions For Gmail That Help You Use Email Quickly In my meandering through the Chrome Web Store, I found three Chrome extensions designed for Gmail that looked like a perfect productivity hack to defeat my inertia. Of course, to complement my Gmail user experience, I was also armed with the recommendations given by Matt when he talked about 6 Cool Google Chrome Extensions for Gmail Users. If you are as conscious about your ‘laze times’ as me, I am sure you will like these three Chrome extensions for the Gmail user. Mailto:Gmail This is the simplest extension of the trio. Send From Gmail We have talked about this Chrome extension for Gmail in the 4 Ways to Set Gmail as Your Default Email in Your Browser. OmniMail OmniMail for Gmail is just about the best Chrome extension if you want rapid-fire email productivity from the address bar. Once granted, an input of mail <email address> and hitting Enter will open up the Gmail compose window within Gmail itself in a new tab. OmniMail auto-suggests email contacts in the dropdown just like Gmail.

7 Examples of Brands That Pop on Pinterest I’m sitting here next to an empty pan of mini red velvet donuts, and all I want to do is find another recipe to bake this weekend. No, my first stop won’t be the Food Network, Gourmet, or Cooking Light. What I am dying to do is head over to my new obsession -- Pinterest -- to discover the next pastry to tackle. Currently, I'm using Pinterest to save links to just about everything: recipes I love, clothes I want to buy, or furniture I want to furnish my house with someday. As a 25-year-old graduate student, someday is a little farther off than I’d like, but it’s best to be prepared. Since you already know how to use Pinterest for marketing, now you're probably craving some inspirational real-life examples of brands using it effectively. Based on this data, it's not surprising that many businesses-focused early adopters have been lifestyle brands like home goods retailer West Elm and Real Simple Magazine. Chobani What They're Doing Right: Oreck Yes, the vacuum cleaner brand. Mashable Etsy

Cammy Bean's Learning Visions 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.

Social Media Presentations | Knight Digital Media Center KDMC has hosted dozens of speakers during our digital media training sessions, and most of them are webcast live. Here are presentations filed under "Social Media." See also: Webcasts archive Social Media The Future of Technology and Storytelling David Pescovitz, BoingBoing.net The Changing World of Journalism Tom Mallory, homepage editor of the... A panel of Oakland Tribune reporters, photographers and editors talk about multimedia, the excitement of flash storytelling and the future of the newsrooms. The Future of Technology and Storytelling David Pescovitz of BoingBoing.net and Institute for the Future delivers the closing keynote of kdmcBerkeley's Multimedia Storytelling Institute July 29th, 2012. The Changing World of Journalism Finding Stories in the Social Stream Burt Herman is the creator of Storify - a real time curation platform that helps people find the best of social media and turn it into a story. The Teeth on the Gears of Your Engagement Machine Journalists as Curators.

Sudden Insight: e-learning tips and tutorials for e-learning designers 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. 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”. Encourage dialogue, reach more students: It’s social! About Kelly Walsh Print This Post

Learning through Digital Media Delicious: Renovating the Mnemonic Architectures of Bookmarking Shannon Mattern Krissy Venosdale, "Tag It!" January 13, 2011, via Flickr, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic Creative Commons License: In the days before its death knell had been rung Read More » Follow, Heart, Reblog, Crush: Teaching Writing with Tumblr Adriana Valdez Young By taking a quick glance at my member profile, you might guess that Tumblr is an online dating site, but although Tumblr frames site activity in the language of admiration and courtship, it is, in fact, a fantastically simple microblogging platform that is extremely adaptable for a spectrum of personal and professional uses. Socializing Blogs, a Guide for Beginners Tiffany Holmes I have been teaching with digital media since 1994. From my perspective, digital media has two major failings: its obvious transience and archival challenges. Facebook as a Functional Tool & Critical Resource Mark Lipton

This is a great collection of social media case studies that are actually being used in higher education classrooms. They are concise summaries of what each school is doing, which sufficient detail to explore further if so desired. The "Twittering Dante" is a particularly good method for Literature classes, and can be adapted to numerous written works. by brianbetteridge Jul 13

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