Should teachers and students be friends of the Facebook variety? Should they text, tweet, snap or ‘gram each other?Parents want to know where the boundaries should be when it comes to educators and students using technology to communicate.Tara Paige feels fine about digital communication. The Arlington, Texas, entrepreneur and mother of eight says her children sometimes use technology—such as
Educators like to tweet! Out of the 1/2 billion tweets that post every day, 4.2 million are related to education, according to Brett Baker, an account executive at Twitter.com. To put this in perspective, while you read this past sentence, over 3,000 edu-related tweets have flown across the Twitterverse.
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"Educators like to tweet! Out of the 1/2 billion tweets that post every day, 4.2 million are related to education, according to Brett Baker, an account executive at Twitter.com. To put this in perspective, while you read this past sentence, over 3,000 edu-related tweets have flown across the Twitterverse."
"A new report from the American Sociological Association suggests tenure committees consider the impact of social media engagement in review of teaching, research and service when considering a candidate."
Most research on the use of Twitter for learning has been conducted with undergraduate and graduate students. Research with teenagers, however, has found that students use social media for self-expression, communication, friendship maintenance and information.
So, recently, one of our partner teachers explored the potential of social media to promote learning. Ryan Becker, a teacher at a public middle school, wondered if Twitter might be an effective way to extend classroom learning and to link students to “real world” science.
"Even though both social learning and social media witness a lot of human interaction, social media plays a very small role in social learning in the workplace. Instructional designers need, besides real face-to-face collaboration during the learning process, a digital watercooler around which employees gather, have high quality conversations and discuss about possible solutions to business problems."
Despite the fact that LinkedIn is the largest social network for professionals in the world and one of the most powerful networking tools available, it is very common for people to view LinkedIn as solely a B2B platform. Although this statement may be correct, LinkedIn with its 335+ million members, in 200 countries, with 19 languages, is definitely much more than that. Let's identify some ways you can use LinkedIn. Here we go!
Hashtag was the word of the year in 2013, there was a baby named Hashtag, and the word was outlawed in France (mot-dièse).
Hashtags continue to have enormous benefits when utilized appropriately in social media – especially as their use has expanded beyond Twitter and into Facebook. If you’d like some hashtag basics, see the Hashtag Guide that we’ve published. You can also read our post on finding the best hashtags for each social update....
The social media world is a fascinating one. Every so often, a new social media platform emerges to capture our attention (Peach) or become part of our daily lives (Snapchat). The social media tools landscape can be just as fascinating — and robust! Every week, people build and launch new social media tools, empowering us marketers in …
Interesting. Like we need new ones....but worth the read!
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