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5 Reasons We Use Social Media

5 Reasons We Use Social Media
Why do you use social media? To connect with your fellow teachers or students? To exert influence over others? To simply stay connected? Whether you’re a person, represent a business, or simply still on the fence about reasons we use social media … this infographic is for you. It details the 5 biggest (and basic) reasons we use social media.

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The Long-Term Effects Of Skipping Your Homework Not every student loves reading, there’s no argument on that. We’ve talked about a lot of resources for learning to read and making reading fun and easy for students, but we haven’t really talked about where that reading fits in to the larger picture of a students’ education. Though the information in the infographic below isn’t very new (the reference notes 1987), the numbers still hold true. Edmodo: Social Collaboration For Teachers - Education - Instructional Edmodo's rapidly growing network of teachers, students and education technology publishers are helping it develop into a free learning management system. 12 Open Educational Resources: From Khan to MIT (click image for slideshow)

36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do What should every teacher in the 21st century know and be able to do? That’s an interesting question. After just now seeing this excellent post on educatorstechnology.com, I thought I’d contribute to the conversation. I added the twist of ranking them from least complex to most complex, so novices can start at the bottom, and you veterans out there can skip right to 36. 36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do 1. 6 Ways Students Can Collaborate With iPads The following post is written by Greg Kulowiec of EdTechTeacher . Join EdTechTeacher at the iPad Summit in Atlanta on April 10-12. The app store is loaded with options that allow students to create content on their iPads. From comic strip creators to mind maps, video editing and publishing, screencasting & digital books, the options for individual student creation are expanding. However, collaboration between students is often a critical component of any classroom activity or project and increasingly there are options available that allow for collaborative efforts across iPads.

The Top 10 Books In The World Why TED Talks Have Become So Popular 5.67K Views 0 Likes TED talks are useful and free ways to bring high-level thinking and through-provoking ideas into the classroom and your home. Social Media in Education: Resource Roundup Creating Social Media Guidelines A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom, by Vicki Davis (2014) Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, positions it as a vital life skill and provides 12 positive examples of classroom use. For the second half of the discussion, read this post by Ben Johnson: "Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning?" The Digital Lives of Teens: What Time Is It? Now!

Transparent School Leadership: Engaging Social Media as a Strategy At the NCTIES Conference this week in Raleigh, North Carolina, my presentation was "Transparent School Leadership: Managing Your School or District's Online Reputation." The basic premise of the entire presentation was based on these assumptions about school leadership and the engagement of social media.School leaders no longer have a choice of whether to engage in the use of social media if they are going to communicate in a 21st century manner. Our stakeholders increasingly demand that our communication be interactive and multi-way rather than one-way. School leaders who continue to ignore social media are also missing out on its power.

5 Amazing Ways To Collaborate With Another Class “Ms. Clark, when are we going to do that again?” Nothing makes me happier as an educator than hearing those words – and lately, I have been hearing them a lot! It is not the question, as much as the look on the faces of my students, that I enjoy the most. CASE - A teacher in social media - Pearltrees Mo­biluck in BETT 2013 — CASE - A teacher in social media - Pearltrees “So, how did Pearl­trees win me over?” This time I thought I could write about Pearl­trees from a teacher’s per­spec­tive.

How Social Media Is Changing Your IT Help Desk Your school or business help desk is probably undergoing quite a change as I type this. It may not be visible just yet but it’s something to know about. Like just about everything else, your local IT help desk is evolving to better serve its users: teachers, students, admins, businessfolk, etc. Basically, the typical help desk is changing from a physical structure where you bring technology … to a virtual environment where your friends and other online professionals assist you.

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