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100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teaching Students About Social Media - 2013's Top Teaching Degrees: Compare Programs by Cost, Location, Size

100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teaching Students About Social Media - 2013's Top Teaching Degrees: Compare Programs by Cost, Location, Size
By Tara Miller Some educators have expressed an appreciation for the irony of experienced instructors who have had to learn about social media later in their careers teaching it to younger students who have grown up in an Internet environment. Despite what may seem to be somewhat of a disadvantage, the experienced teacher brings life lessons and the ability to guide students in a positive direction no matter the topic being taught. The following tips, tools, and resources can assist any teacher with the basics about social media and ways to share that information with students. Tips and Resources for Educators From tips on combating fear of social media to tools and articles to help guide you, these resources will get you off to a good start. Social Media Classroom. Networking Help students learn about networking with these tips and resources. Networking. Creating a Positive Web Presence Keep Your E-Image Clean. Blogging Blogging in the Classroom. Social Networking Sites Twitter

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The Internet and social networking - Learning and Teaching The Internet is a rich resource for teaching and learning. Web 2.0 refers to a more recent 2nd generation collection of web-based tools, usually involving social networking (sites like facebook) and amateur publishing (like blogs and youTube). Below are resources which provide more detailed information and examples for education. Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction Jim Wilson/The New York Times Students have always faced distractions and time-wasters. But computers and cellphones, and the constant stream of stimuli they offer, pose a profound new challenge to focusing and learning. By all rights, Vishal, a bright 17-year-old, should already have finished the book, ’s “Cat’s Cradle,” his summer reading assignment.

The Top 5 Skills Students Need For Their Future: The Results Are In! Thank you to everyone who responded to my survey calling for the Top 5 Skills students need for their future. The list to choose from initially came from one included in my book, ‘Tween Crayons and Curfews: Tips for Middle School Teachers. Now, I’m not saying that there aren’t more that I would like to see on the list, but my point was to examine what the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has to say as it relates to its goal of College and Career Readiness. So, I initially asked myself, what does that mean exactly to those in higher education and business? The following list of 13 skills (an excerpt from my book) is based on the responses of leaders in both colleges and businesses when asked what skills K-12 education should be providing for the students of tomorrow. 1.

Russ Warner: Top Ways Kids Hide Their Online Behavior From Parents Most parents believe they are in control when it comes to teaching a child about the use of digital devices. The reality is that children are learning at younger ages about technology, and they are largely unsupervised. A recent report said 47 percent of kids ages 8 to 12 years old have a smart phone with Internet access. Another study said kids use digital devices more than seven hours a day. Education Database Online Blog Is Apple Still a Game Changer in Education? The words "Apple" and "innovation" often go hand in hand, but the tech giant has been less dominant in education than it has been in other areas. While the iPad has continued to change the way many classrooms function, Apple's once-leading online education platform, iTunes U, is now left out of most discussions about online learning and OpenCourseWare. In the 1970s, when mainframe computers had a monopoly on academic research, Apple started donating Apple 1 computers to schools. This allowed more students than ever to use computers and led to the rise of computer instruction and technological developments in education.

Online Student Portfolios: What Tools Are Best? <div class="greet_block wpgb_cornered"><div class="greet_text"><div class="greet_image"><a href=" rel="nofollow"><img src=" alt="WP Greet Box icon"/></a></div>Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to <a href=" rel="nofollow"><strong>subscribe to the RSS feed</strong></a> for updates on this topic.<div style="clear:both"></div></div></div> I received the following question via email recently, and am posting it here along with my thoughts. I’ve been wanting to write and share about ePortfolios for several weeks, and this question has given me a good opportunity to do so. Please chime in with other suggestions and ideas!

Controlling Social Media: Current Policy Trends in K-12 Education Social Networking | Viewpoint Controlling Social Media: Current Policy Trends in K-12 Education As social media becomes ubiquitous, schools and districts should shift from trying to control its use and toward teaching faculty and students how to build successful learning communities. Students Push Their Facebook Use Further Into Academics - Wired Campus College students are taking social media to a new level, using Web sites like Facebook to communicate with other students about their coursework, according to results of a new survey on student technology use. Nine out of 10 college students say they use Facebook for social purposes, like writing status updates and posting pictures. And the majority, 58 percent, say they feel comfortable using it to connect with other students to discuss homework assignments and exams. One out of four students even went so far as to say they think Facebook is “valuable” or “extremely valuable” to their academic success. The survey was conducted in June by the Educause Center for Applied Research, and was taken by 3,000 students from more than 1,000 colleges. The results show how technology is shaping students’ lives both inside and outside the classroom.

Advantages of Web 2.0 as a Training Tool Posted by elearningtyro in : Useful Resources , trackback This guest post is contributed by Mark Davies who regularly writes on the topics of Online Masters Degree. He welcomes your comments at his email id: For a few years now, it’s been all about Web 2.0, the new and current avatar of the evolving face of the Internet.

How to Use Social Media for Your Education Photo credits: 1, 2 Let’s face it, most of us already spend hours on end clicking between the Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest tabs on our web browsers. In this day and age, it seems like social media consumes our daily lives. Since we already dedicate so much attention to these sites, it’s high time that we make our surfing useful and productive. More and more colleges are expanding their social media presence every day, and — as students — it’s important to take advantage and use social media to further your education. If you’re lucky like me, you might attend one of the schools graded by PC Mag as having an “A+ In Social Media”.

7 Tools to Build a Social Network for Your School Yesterday, I wrote a post containing resources to help schools understand social media. Hopefully, you've passed that post along to the people at your school that need to read it (using the Add This button at the bottom of each post is an easy way to email the post). Hopefully, after reading and watching the resources in yesterday's post you will have administrators ask you about creating a social media presence for your school. One way to do that is to create a Facebook page for your school.

Social media use may lead to poor grades Many college students could not imagine a day without updating their Twitter feeds or Facebook statuses, but according to a recent study led by researchers at the Miriam Hospital, using social media may impair academic performance. The study was published online in the journal Emerging Adulthood last month. Unlike past studies, Miriam Hospital researchers expanded the definition of social media to include “new media” like texting and social networking. They also included “traditional media,” like magazines and books.