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Teens Are Leaving Facebook For Facebook

Teens Are Leaving Facebook For Facebook | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

First they left Facebook for Twitter, now they've left Twitter for Instagram, which is owned by... Facebook!

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They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets.

They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets. | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
More colleges are finding the social media posts of their applicants — and sometimes denying admission as a result.
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Maine's own Bowdoin College is featured in this story.

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11 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook

11 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to After Facebook | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
As Facebook's popularity among teens is starting to wane, you might be wondering what the new "it" social network is. But the days of a one-stop shop for all social networking needs are over.
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California school district hires firm to monitor students' social media

California school district hires firm to monitor students' social media | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A suburban Los Angeles monitors public postings on social media by middle and high school students. They search for drug use, bullying, suicidal threats.
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The Truth About Snapchat: A Digital Literacy Lesson for Us All - The Digital Shift

The Truth About Snapchat: A Digital Literacy Lesson for Us All - The Digital Shift | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

All about the dangers of Snapchat. The best part of this article:

"Gwyneth Jones, a librarian at Murray Hill Middle School library in Laurel, MD, says that she doesn’t believe in “Internet safety,” only “Internet awareness.”

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6 Quick Steps to Get Started with Google+ - OEDB.org

6 Quick Steps to Get Started with Google+ - OEDB.org | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Have you been hesitant about jumping in to the Google+ social network? Well, now’s the time – Google announced in December that it’s online community has reached over 500 million members.
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Already on my summer to-do list...

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How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn?

How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Researchers observed students studying and documented the many media activities they engaged in while doing so.  Not surprisingly, their focus on the academic task was affected.

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Heather Perkinson's comment, May 9, 2013 5:34 AM
Annie Murphy Paul, author of the MindShift article above, posts reactions to her article. The comments are written by teenagers: http://anniemurphypaul.com/2013/05/reaction-to-my-article-about-multitasking-and-learning/ and http://anniemurphypaul.com/2013/05/reaction-to-my-multitasking-article-the-teenagers-speak/
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Controlling Social Media: Current Policy Trends in K-12 Education -- THE Journal

Controlling Social Media: Current Policy Trends in K-12 Education -- THE Journal | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
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.
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The Global Search for Education: Social Learning

The Global Search for Education: Social Learning | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
An impressive 17 million plus users worldwide are doing their Edmodo. The company's mission since it's beginnings has been to provide a free and safe platform that allows students and teachers to come together to collaborate and learn.
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C.M. Rubin discusses the use of Edmodo in classrooms and explores some interesting questions about social interaction in--and out of--the classroom.

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Goodreads.com Is Growing as a Popular Book Site

Goodreads.com Is Growing as a Popular Book Site | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The social media site goodreads.com is exploding in popularity as a platform for finding and sharing and, yes, marketing books.
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Not sure where the NYT has been for the past 4 years, but Goodreads is not a new social network--it does seem to be growing in popularity, however, and the more people that use it, the more fun it is to use!  Find me on Goodreads:

www.goodreads.com/HeatherPerkinson

If you're already using Goodreads with your students, the NYT Learning Blog invites them to comment: http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/14/read-any-good-books-lately/#more-126279

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20 Ways High Schools Are Using Twitter In The Classroom

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20 Ways High Schools Are Using Twitter In The Classroom
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Does Social Media Encourage Violent Teen Behavior? : NPR

Does Social Media Encourage Violent Teen Behavior? : NPR | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The recent rape allegations in Steubenville, Ohio raised concerns among parents about whether social media is encouraging bad and sometimes violent teen behavior.
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Does the use of Twitter Improve Education? | Connected Principals

Does the use of Twitter Improve Education? | Connected Principals | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Twitter is not necessarily the perfect solution to your professional learning needs, but if used properly, it can be a great tool.
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Why colleges shouldn’t check online life of applicants

Why colleges shouldn’t check online life of applicants | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
More admissions officers are looking online. A counselor explains why he thinks it isn't fair.
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Behind the Headline: Warily, Schools Watch Students on the Internet : Education Next

Principals have many tools they can use to monitor how their students are behaving online. But can — or should — they punish students for their online behavior? In the Summer 2013 issue of Education Next, Josh Dunn and Martha Derthick looked at the legal issues involved. They explain

In a recent wave of cases, lower federal courts have reached contradictory conclusions about school officials’ authority to punish students’ speech in social media, raising difficult questions about the applicability of today’s First Amendment doctrine to online speech. The Supreme Court has declined three times to review off-campus speech cases but is likely to be drawn in eventually.

-Education Next

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Privacy: Teenage Facebook Users Can Now Choose to Share Posts Publicly After Social Net Changes Policy | LJ INFOdocket

"Up until today, for people aged 13 through 17, the initial audience of their first post on Facebook was set to “Friends of Friends” – with the option to change it.

Going forward, when people aged 13 through 17 sign up for an account on Facebook, the initial audience of their first post will be set to a narrower audience of “Friends.”

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Vine and Instagram Video in the Classroom

Five-Minute Film Festival: Vine and Instagram Video in the Classroom | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Can seconds-long Vine and Instagram videos be used as teaching tools? According to a number of educators online, the answer is a resounding yes!
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Teens, Social Media, and Privacy | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Youth are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends.
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Heather Perkinson's comment, May 21, 2013 9:06 PM
Same poll shows that teens are leaving Facebook and moving to Twitter: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/poll-teens-migrating-twitter
Heather Perkinson's comment, May 21, 2013 9:09 PM
Here are the results as an infographic: http://www.pewinternet.org/Infographics/2013/Teens-Social-Media-And-Privacy.aspx
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Should Teenagers Expect Privacy on the Internet?

When it comes to social media, teenagers look at privacy in very different ways than the adults around them.
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Peter DeWitt responds to Danah Boyd's keynote address at Tech Forum 2013 in Boston.  We all know that different generations have different expectations for online activity--but you may be surprised by what Boyd reports about teens' attitudes and understandings.  

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The next generation unfriends Facebook

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What are the kids doing these days? It's an age old question. But when it comes to technology, it's an important one.
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ICYMI, from Marketplace PRI this morning.  Worth a listen. Thanks to Joanna Brinker for the tip.

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Of cats and manuscripts - Blog

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The medieval manuscript researcher whose photos of cat footprints on a manuscript have gone viral tells his story--interesting both for the historical process it reveals and the way social networks spread information.

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New From Pew Internet: The Demographics of Social Media Users — 2012

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"A late 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project shows that young adults are more likely than others to use major social media. At the same time, other groups are interested in different sites and services."

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Thoughts on social media time-outs (for all ages)

Pew's new data aren't the story but rather sit atop an important ongoing story about the impact of being socially engaged all the time.
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Get to Know Goodreads

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If you've EVER had a conversation with me about books, you already know I'm a Goodreads Evangelist.  I love Goodreads because it is my personal online library and because it has such a great social networking system.  I have used it with book groups, it's my online review blog, and it's helped eased the pain of no longer having lots of physical bookstores in which to browse.  Set up an account for yourself and friend me--you can find me here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/3047754?shelf=currently-reading

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Social networking on the rise for educators | eSchool News

Social networking on the rise for educators | eSchool News | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The Survey of K-12 Educators on Social Networking, Online Communities, and Web 2.0 Tools 2012 finds that educators prefer...Facebook?! Well, I didn't expect it to be Google+ or LinkedIn, but IMHO, Twitter should be our number one choice for developing our professional learning networks.
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