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I recently had an opportunity to attend the first Digital Family Summit (DFS) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Presenters and summit attendees were both parents and students.
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60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category
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Interesting article. Social media is such an amazing tool. It could be used for so much more than just "socialising"!
A small but growing cadre of educators is trying to exploit Twitter-like technology to enhance classroom discussion.
Of course they do! I do, why wouldn't they? Never assume a student is "time wasting" when they are on their smart phone...
The most detailed study of social media ever conducted
This is the second Chapter of the Social Learning Handbook. What are social media? Social technologies, aka social media, are a new breed of technologies that have emerged over the last few years ...
This is a truly comprehensive article with a TON of structured information. Very good resource for readers at any level of expertise in the topic.
From reviewing material, to parent communications and reviving the school newspaper, there are many creative ways schools can use the social web.
20 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom
If you spend all day on social networks, imagine the kind of free time you'll have if you master these social media shortcuts!
Bringing social media (in its many forms) into the classroom has become a Really Big Thing. With all of that information out there, its interesting to also see who is using it and to what degree.
From the article:
A Few Takeaways
~96% of students with internet access report using social networking technologies
~59% of students who use social networking talk about education topics online, 50% talk specifically about schoolwork
~Skype, YouTube, and Facebook are the most popular social networking sites used in schools
~59% of schools say their students use social networking for educational purposes
~Only 27% of schools have an online community for their teachers and administrators
via The Journal 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 learnin...
The power of connected learning expands the classroom to infinity and beyond, but students still need a teacher’s guidance.
from the article:
The Gift of Social Learning
Social media can provide two things that are critical for student engagement in a literate environment: audience and purpose.
Audience refers to those who will see what students create and share. By expanding the audience for classroom content, students no longer write for their teacher or peers alone.
A project on a classroom blog or on Edmodo, a safe social media site for classrooms, can now reach other students, family members and teachers across the globe.The feedback from this sharing can help students grow, but it also reinforces the need to teach students the importance of revision and being appropriate when posting online.
Purpose is the reason students are doing the work. Before students post their thoughts and work online, essential questions should first be considered.Is my project original and creative? What will my audience gain from what I am presenting? Will it make a positive impact on my community? The world? Can others add to what I shared and collaborate with me, potentially making it better?
If your impression of social media is limited to your friends posting cat videos and teenagers glued to their iPhones – think again.
Social media is the best PD source for me right now.
A look at four different ways that students benefit from using social media in their everyday lives, despite concerns about the overuse of social media by today's youth.
This is an update of some of the posts I've written in the past about getting parents involved in blogging. About parents and blogs One of the many
Ready to take the plunge and start using iTunes U in the classroom? It's not as scary as you think - and many aren't yet using the tool!
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram – How Big Is Social Media Around The World? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Interesting look at how prevalent social media is around the world now....