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What Is The Ideal Length Of A Tweet (And Other Communications)? - Edudemic

What Is The Ideal Length Of A Tweet (And Other Communications)? - Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it

"There are so many ways that teachers are using social media –  both in the classroom and for their own professional development. From Instagram   and Facebook in the classroom to Twitter lists and hashtags for their PLN, there are so many social networks and so much content to choose from when you’re looking. You know that whether you’re browsing through your Twitter feed or searching on Pinterest, there are certain things that catch your eye and other things that blend into the background. You pick and choose what looks interesting to you.

 

When you’re the creator of the content, however – either for professional use with other teachers or for student’s consumption – you need to be concerned with getting your message out there in a way that ensures it isn’t the content that is blending into the background. The handy infographic below takes a look at the ideal length for all of your social media postings.  Keep reading to learn more!"


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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, June 23, 2014 8:41 AM

Teachers, lawyers, Doctors, Sports professionals, broadcasters, retired folk, businessmen, people who like to play with their mobile phones..  Everyone needs to know how to tweet well.  Explain that to your 90 year old grandmother!

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, June 24, 2014 5:49 AM

Of course some types of tweets are best left unposted whatever size they are

Chris Eller's curator insight, June 24, 2014 1:44 PM

This is a topic I, personally, have been wrestling with recently. If you look at many of the forms of communication listed in the infographic, the common denominator is how short our attention span is when consuming online information.


For example, 


  • Video - 3 to 3.5 minutes
  • Presentation (sermon?) - 18 minutes
  • Podcast - 22 minutes
  • Headline - 60 characters


Based on my own informal research at First Family Church, I would have to agree with the the overall consensus of these findings. A common complaint I receive in our Small Group Curriculum Evaluations is that we provide too much information. Consequently, I am looking for ways to break our teaching into even smaller chunks and develop teaching helps (e.g. handouts) that are available by clicking a link rather than including in the formal lesson.


From a church perspective, would it be too frightening to try and evaluate how engaged people are during a 40 to 50 minute sermon? A very informal indication could be how many people are using their phones or mobile devices during a sermon. Yes, they have their Bible on their device, and it is likely they are referring to the digital Bible occasionally, but if someone is staring intently at their phone or tablet for an extended period of time during the sermon, odds are good they have transitioned to something else and are focused on the content on their device rather than actively listening to the sermon.


If you have the courage, try and see how many in your church this Sunday are staring at their mobile devices rather than actively listening to your sermon.


What are your thoughts? Will the church need to adjust its centuries-old method of teaching as the attention span of church attenders shrinks?

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USA Today - Math apps turn learning into a fun game for kids

USA Today - Math apps turn learning into a fun game for kids | Education | Scoop.it

"With kids back in school, apps can be a fun way to enhance and encourage learning. But finding the good ones that are age appropriate is always a challenge in this saturated market of kid apps.

 

There's good news for parents looking for iOS apps. Apple has introduced a new Kids category on iTunes, which sorts apps into three ages: 5 & under, 6-8 and 9-11. Apps featured in this new category must disclose their privacy policy. And they can't use in-app purchases or send kids outside of the app without first getting parental permission. You can find the new Kids category by using the drop-down menu at the top of the iTunes App Store or by clicking on "Kids" under Quick Links. From your iOS device, go to the Store icon and search under Categories"


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Judi Detweiler's curator insight, July 25, 2014 3:25 PM

Suggested math apps for portable devices.  Several concepts!

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19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know

19 Mind-Blowing Tricks Every iPhone And iPad User Should Know | Education | Scoop.it
You spend like half of your life on that thing. Time to figure out what it really does.

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Alfonso C. Betancort's curator insight, January 11, 2014 9:45 AM

A Few Usefull Tricks you, iPhone or iPad User, Will Put to Good Use. Easy to remeber and perform.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, January 22, 2014 9:53 PM

The 'Guided Access' tip is fabulous for teachers of T-2 grades who want to keep the students from changing apps or deleting things!

Thanks!

Conners Sales Group's curator insight, November 9, 2015 10:43 AM

Good tips, include a few I didn't know about.