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100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teaching Students About Social Media

100 Tips, Tools, and Resources for Teaching Students About Social Media
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. 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 Students should learn from the very beginning that everything they do online says something about them–and will always be a part of their web presence. Keep Your E-Image Clean. Blogging Blogging in the Classroom. Social Networking Sites Related:  Social Media & Kids

Education Database Online : Colleges, Universities, Schools, Courses, & Degrees 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? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. So this past weekend, I asked colleagues and friends and followers and readers to answer a survey to help me whittle the list down to the top 5. And the winners are: Collaboration Communication Problem-Solving Questioning Independent Learning The next question is, are teachers at least using these 5 in their everyday lesson planning? Take care and thanks for participating! Tweet This Post

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. "Web 2.0" refers to what is perceived as a second generation of web development and web design. References ReferencesO'Reilly, T. (2005). Online and blended learning Short guide for online classesA protocol in the form of notes for teaching and learning on the internet. Social Networking Social Networking Services are building online communities of people who share interests and/or activities, or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. Blogs, photos, wikis - publishing tools Online chat and conferencing Online chatting and conferencing are approaches for synchronous communication amongst teachers and students. Online games Podcasting

100 Incredible Lectures from the World’s Top Scientists | Best Colleges Online Posted on Thursday June 18, 2009 by Staff Writers By Sarah Russel Unless you’re enrolled at one of the best online colleges or are an elite member of the science and engineering inner circle, you’re probably left out of most of the exciting research explored by the world’s greatest scientists. But thanks to the Internet and the generosity of many universities and online colleges, you’ve now got access to the cutting edge theories and projects that are changing the world in this list below. If you’re looking for even more amazing lectures, check out our updated list for 2012 with more talks from great minds. General Let the world’s top scientists explain exactly how they do their job when you listen to these lectures. Science and Engineering From materials science to the study of thermodynamics, learn more about the science of engineering here. WTC Lecture – collapse of WTC Buildings: Steven E. Biology and Medicine Chemistry Physics and Astronomy Earth and Environment Technology Science and Business

Labs » Keynote Tweet: Participate in the backchannel of your own presentation “Twitter changes everything”… I’m sitting in a conference session by that name right now. That may be a stretch, but it certainly does change many things, including how people participate at events like conferences and speeches. Increasingly presentations to large audiences are happening in the context of a ‘backchannel’, where attendees are responding in real time to what is being said at the podium. That’s a pretty interesting development, but one that’s a bit off-balance: while the audience can converse with one another and respond to what they’re hearing in the room, the content of the presentation doesn’t make it into the stream unless someone (re)tweets it. So what if your presentation software could send tweets on your behalf that were timed to the slides of your presentation? You could effectively simulcast your presentation through the backchannel as a part of the conversation, adding ‘more info’ links, credits, or anything else you could imagine… Here are the details:

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. But he has managed 43 pages in two months. He typically favors , and making digital videos. On YouTube, “you can get a whole story in six minutes,” he explains. Researchers say the lure of these technologies, while it affects adults too, is particularly powerful for young people. “Their brains are rewarded not for staying on task but for jumping to the next thing,” said Michael Rich, an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and executive director of the Center on Media and Child Health in Boston. “I am trying to take back their attention from their BlackBerrys and video games,” he says.

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 wonder if Moodle is a suitable platform for what I want to do? Here’s my response: Moodle is definitely a flexible platform, and it can be adapted for a myriad of uses as a content management system. The portfolio options visible to a user depend on their assigned rights. This is a view of Deb’s professional portfolio interface. On this day..

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. In short, kids are using digital devices with Internet access most of the time after school and when not sleeping. At the same time, most parents admit their child catches on quickly and seems to learn faster about technology than they did. What Trouble? Eight- to 12-year-old kids are not typically malicious, but they are curious. Teens are another story. Unfortunately, there are teens that apply that advanced knowledge to hiding online behavior from parents. Many of these tricks can be prevented or monitored. Parental Controls Parents are busy. Admin Rights Talk About It

100 Open Technology Courses You Should Have Taken in College | Online You may have already graduated from college, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop learning. For many people, taking advantage of open courseware can be a great way to build skills that can be applied directly to the workplace. Whether you went to college before computers were prevalent, or ended up working a more technologically-focused field than you anticipated, these courses can help you learn about a myriad of technological topics. General These online courses cover a wide range of topics to help you get a well-rounded education in technology. Artificial Intelligence: What are the concepts behind artificial intelligence? Communications Technology Much of our communication these days takes place through technological means like mobile phones and email. Communicating in Cyberspace: This course focuses on the analysis, design, implementation and testing of various forms of digital communication. Web Development Computer Science Programming Software Design Information Technology

Generation Y: We're just not that into Twitter Given that Generation Y is often pegged as narcissistic, lazy, having high expectations, craving the limelight, and other such flattering characterizations, one might expect we'd be Twittering as if it were breathing. After all, Twitter is known as a place where people expose the most minute details of their lives--missing the bus, stubbing a toe, toasting an English muffin. But a recent survey from Pace University and the Participatory Media Network shows that only 22 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds use Twitter, while 99 percent have profiles on social networks. This may seem surprising on the face of it, but as a member of the Millennial Generation myself, I have some theories as to why it might be true. To see why we're not into Twitter, I'll have to revisit the start of the social-networking timeline: MySpace. We Gen Yers spent hours on MySpace customizing our profiles and making them perfect representations of us (or rather, who we wanted to be). I'd have to agree.

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. Today, though, the field is so varied that Apple has had a harder time making the waves in education it once did. Apple's Bright Spots One of the biggest things to come out of Apple in the last few years is the iPad. Students can download apps for each class, create presentations, and access information from anywhere. Staying Alive

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. This version is more interactive, it allows you to voice your opinion and be heard, and it lets you take an active part rather than just be a passive bystander. While we all know that Web 2.0 can be used for marketing and entertainment purposes, we’re still unaware of how it can be used as a training tool. Information can be tailored to the needs of any organization. However, in spite of all these advantages, Web 2.0 tools for training work only when: There are ways to authenticate and validate information from multiple sources that contradict each other.