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Using Social Media In The Classroom For Real-World Learning

Using Social Media In The Classroom For Real-World Learning
Engaging Students Through Social Media by Rob James first appeared on; Using Social Media In The Classroom For Real-World Learning Social media has become an essential part of most people’s everyday lives, from checking Facebook and Twitter to posting blogs, Pinterest listings, and uploading YouTube videos. However, and with smartphones making it easier than ever to spend time on social media networks, in what ways can these networks be leveraged to engage and build a foundation for future student learning? While the potential of distraction is there, the right social media teaching strategies can lead to creative learning, and a productive approach to making social media part of ongoing professional development. For students, social networks arguably provide a mix of creative expression and group work through tasks like contributing to a blog, designing websites, uploading video presentations, and creating Facebook pages for class projects. References and Further Reading Related:  Methods

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The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model The Inside-Out School: A 21st Century Learning Model by Terry Heick As a follow-up to our 9 Characteristics of 21st Century Learning we developed in 2009, we have developed an updated framework, The Inside-Out Learning Model. The goal of the model is simple enough–not pure academic proficiency, but instead authentic self-knowledge, diverse local and global interdependence, adaptive critical thinking, and adaptive media literacy. By design this model emphasizes the role of play, diverse digital and physical media, and a designed interdependence between communities and schools. The attempted personalization of learning occurs through new actuators and new notions of local and global citizenship. Here, families, business leaders, humanities-based organizations, neighbors, mentors, higher-education institutions, all converging to witness, revere, respond to, and support the learning of its own community members. The 9 Domains Of the Inside-Out Learning Model 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Kohti oppimislähtöistä koulutusta Viime aikoina on bloggaajien keskuudessa puhuttu paljon koulun muutoksen tarpeesta. Enää ei pitäisi keskittyä yksittäisten opettamisen mallien soveltamiseen sellaisinaan, vaan oppimisen kehittämistä tulisi tarkastella laajemmin kokonaisvaltaisena ideologiana. Yhteiskunta ja etenkin toiminta työelämässä on muuttumassa yhä kompleksimmaksi. Tähän kompleksiuteen ja toisaalta yhä vaikeammin ennakoitavaan tulevaisuuten ei kyetä välttämättä vastaamaan nykyisen kaltaisella järjestelmällä, joka kyllä tukee hyvin sitä yhteiskuntamallia, jota varten se on joskus suunniteltu. Suomessa on hyviä opettajia, joista monet jo pyrkivätkin tukemaan todellista oppimista, vallitsevaa opetus- ja opiskelukulttuuria vastaan luovien. Vaaditaan kuitenkin melko radikaaleja toimenpiteitä, jotta muutos vastaisi tulevaisuuden tarpeisiin. Koulun perimmäinen tavoite on kasvattaa taitavia oppijoita, eli tukea oppimaan oppimista. Oppiminen on sosiaalista toimintaa. Arviointi ohjaa vahvasti oppimista.

Your Social Media Marketing Plan in 5 Easy Steps Jasmine Sandler | December 26, 2012 | 30 Comments inShare151 This solid, measurable plan (along with a commitment to developing consistent and valuable content) will help you drive online brand awareness, customer engagement, and audience growth. Many marketers launch their social media programs because they feel they need to and then scramble to understand both how they will make these work and how they will be managed. Most of them do this with no goal in mind and worse, no understanding of how social media marketing (SMM) works. Many believe that social is the answer to customer acquisition and are short-sided in defining realistic results. Stop chasing your tail in social. SMM Step 1: Create Your Executive Overview Business Plan Spell out your business in a one-pager to realize why you need social: Your Business Mission and HistoryYour Business or Revenue ModelDescriptions of your Products & ServicesDetails of Your Target AudienceReview of Your Current Marketing Efforts Summary

How Teachers Are Using Social Media Right Now How Teachers Can Best Use Education Technology 4.66K Views 0 Likes Edtech isn't the final solution for education's problems. It's a powerful addition to classrooms though, so it's time to ask: what is the point of education technology? The Current State Of Technology In K-12 7.30K Views 0 Likes What is the next device most students will soon purchase? Educational Networking: The Important Role Web 2.0 Will Play in Education Connected Learning: The Power Of Social Learning Models DML (a “Digital Media and Learning” project), believes in the “the power of participation.” And they’ve created a learning model overview to prove it. We recently published our Inside-Out Learning model, an attempt to return the learning to the families, organizations, and communities authentic to the learner. DML’s model is similar in philosophy, underscoring the role of interdependence. Called Connected Learning, the model is a response to changing face of culture as it relates to social and digital media. Connected Learning “is an answer to three key shifts as society evolves from the industrial age of the 20th century and its one-size-fits-all factory approach to educating youth to a 21st century networked society.” 1) A shift from education to learning. 2) A shift from consumption of information to participatory learning. 3) A shift from institutions to networks.

Introduction 1. Students learn isolated skills and knowledge, starting with the simple building blocks of a particular topic and then building to more complex ideas. While this appeals to common sense (think of the efficiency of a automobile assembly line), the problem with this approach is the removal of any context to the learning, making deep understanding of the content less likely. Perkins calls this approach elementitis, where learning is structured exclusively around disconnected skills and fragmented pieces of information. 2. Students learn about a particular topic. The solution that Perkins offers to the typical classroom experience is what he calls learning by wholes, structuring learning around opportunities to experience or engage in the topic as it would exist outside of school. An example of ‘learning by wholes’ can be found in my own Cigar Box Project, a year-long, grade 7 study where students explored 5 themes in Canadian history. Inquiry as “Play” Moving From Theory to Practice

New LinkedIn Endorsements May Benefit College Students Krista Canfield was surprised to receive a call from a former boss when she had applied for a job at LinkedIn, the professional social network. After all, the boss hadn't been one of the three customary references she had given to the hiring manager. It turned out that the former boss had shown up as a mutual connection, so the hiring manager decided to check that reference, too. When she explains LinkedIn's new "endorsement" feature, Canfield, now the network's senior manager of corporate communications, points to the old advertising adage: It's much more credible to get customers to endorse a product or service than for the company to praise itself. For some time, users have been able to "recommend" current LinkedIn connections, and the social network recently unveiled another tool, where users can "endorse," or vouch for, skills that their connections self-identify on their profiles. "What's the next natural thing to do?

Ten tips for using social media in school communications By Nora Carr, APR, Fellow PRSA Read more by June 15th, 2011 A few tips can help educators tackle social media. With social media networks ubiquitous in American life, it’s time to shift the debate from whether it’s a good idea for educators to use this new medium to how to use it wisely and well. Here are 10 tips to help get you started in social media for school communications. 1. To quote a well-known advertising campaign, “Get out there.” 2. Find out if your school or district has any policies or guidelines regarding employee use of social media. 3.

Paras tapa oppia yksilöllisesti: PLE | Sometek - oppiminen ja työ 2.0 Verkko-opiskelun keskeinen lupaus on yksilöllisyyden lisääntyminen. Siihen kuuluvat mm. henkilökohtaiset oppimispolut, opiskelu omaan tahtiin ja itse valituilla välineillä. Kaikkein aidoimmillaan yksilöllisyys toteutuu henkilökohtaisissa oppimisympäristöissä (PLE = Personal Learning Environment) ja -oppimisverkostoissa (PLN = Personal Learning Network). Tässä artikkelissa pureudun ensin mainittuun. Standardoidun opetuksen loppu Personalized Learning Foundation on yksi yksilöllisen oppimisen äänitorvi. Tuotantolinja vai räätälöity oppimiskokemus? Sellainen standardisoitu ja tehdasmaiseksikin luonnehdittu opetus, jossa kaikki oppijat saavat samat materiaalit, vastaavat samoihin kysymyksiin, ja suljetaan samaan tilaan asiantuntijaopettajan hallinnoimaa tietoa pänttäämään, on tullut tiensä päähän. 1900 -luvulla tällainen ”tuotantolinja” saattoi vielä toimia, mutta nykyisen työelämän haasteisiin se ei enää valmista. Knowmad luo oman polkunsa Mikä ihmeen PLE? PLE vs LMS Tekemisen meininkiä!

The 4 Newest Ways To Make Education More Interactive Sorry to have to say it, teachers, but few students want to listen to you talk about a subject for an hour, no matter how much you may love it. You think that you have prepared a nail-biting lecture of suspense about every war in which the United States has fought, and, by the War of 1812, your students are staring out the window, hoping for a superhero to fly in and rescue them from the classroom. Even for the most dedicated of students, books and lectures get boring. Keeping lessons fresh and challenging means keeping them interactive, and given it is almost 2013, incorporating this task is actually much easier than ignoring it. The incorporation of technology into classroom settings has shown a positive impact on the attention and scores of students. Below are some advances in 2012 which have changed the face of education and how students interact with technology, and each other: The Kineo Tablet : an 8-inch 1.3 GHz dual-core tablet aimed at schools that starts at $299. 2013 is coming.

Connect the Learning to Their World #30GoalsEdu Posted by Shelly Terrell on Monday, December 17th 2012 Goal 25: Connect the Learning to Their World of The 30 Goals Challenge for Educators! Click the link to find out more about the 30 Goals Challenge for Educators! “When you teach a child something you take away forever his chance of discovering it for himself.” ~ Jean Piaget One of my first teaching internships was at a hands-on science museum. There are various ways I could have taught these difficult concepts. Goal Short-term- Take one lesson that is primarily taught using the textbook or by lecturing and have your students instead do tasks in which they connect the learning to their real-world experiences. Long-term- Throughout the year, begin to find more ways of getting your students to participate in real-world learning. Resources The following resources will help you find and create hands-on lesson plans. Important News Challenge: Help your students connect their learning to their real world experiences.

Essential Social Media Tools for the SLP: A letter from a founding member of the #SLPeeps | Speech Adventures At the recent ASHA convention, I was proud to volunteer at the Social Medial Learning Center booth. At the booth we talked about why it is imperative SLPs understand and embrace the world of social media that is taking our profession by storm. Whether you want to interact daily or prefer to sit back and read, social media has become an invaluable resource for communicating with colleagues and staying on top of recent research and trends. The Pediastaff booth and Learning Lab were both quite popular at ASHA12 and visitors expressed an interest in learning more that they could take home with them to digest at their leisure. Social Networking…Blogging…iPads…Facebook…Twitter…LinkedIn…These are all common words in society today. Are you familiar with that feeling you have at a conference where you’ve connected with others and hashed out various situations and you’ve gained new therapy ideas and connected with individuals who “get it?” Until then…Adventure on! The rest of the series: Like this: