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Five Ways Teachers Can Use Technology to Help Students

Five Ways Teachers Can Use Technology to Help Students | Education | Scoop.it
Technology has failed to transform our schools because the education governance system insulates them from the disruptions that technology creates in other organizations.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Elahe Amani's curator insight, May 8, 2013 5:03 PM

We need student focused instructional technology....A good read.

Victoria O'Connor's comment, May 9, 2013 10:34 AM
"The best education technologies enable teachers to do more with fewer resources." "Teachers should use education technologies that are inexpensive, easy to use, and improve student learning." This is an excellent article. I particularly like the two points, above, that emphasize putting technology choices in the hands of teachers.
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15 Benefits of Having a Fan Page Over a Personal Page on Facebook | Social Media Today

15 Benefits of Having a Fan Page Over a Personal Page on Facebook | Social Media Today | Education | Scoop.it

There isn't anything worse than checking a website and clicking their Facebook link to find that they've redirected you to a personal page. Not only do you have to hope they accept you as a "friend," you're taken through one more step to see their content and find their real Fan Page. I hate this! Here are the top 15 reasons to have a Fan Page, and not a personal page, attached to your business....


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Knowva Consulting's curator insight, May 9, 2013 11:00 AM

Some of the top points in this excellent article:

 

"Having a Facebook Fan Page means:
- Your Fan Page is open and public, and your personal page can stay private,
- You make a good, first impression because new fans are not directed to a brand-disconnected, personal page,
- Your friend count is unlimited (instead of capped),
- The search engines will index it, which helps your SEO,
- You get Facebook Insights, Facebook Tabs, Facebook Contests,
- You get Facebook Advertising, which is very targeted."

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 9, 2013 2:10 PM

If there's one thing to change in your social marketing program, it's to make sure you have a friend page and not your personal page working for your business on Facebook. What are you waiting for?

Jeff Domansky's comment, May 9, 2013 2:11 PM
Thanks for your comments Frederique and Knowva. No question this is one simple change in the business should make I haven't got their own business pages working for them on Facebook.
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The Klout Challenge: Preparing your Students for Social Media Marketing

This paper discusses a newly developed class project to aid students in their social media knowledge and experience. "The Klout Challenge" uses a social media influence metric from Klout.com to assess students' level of engagement with others through social media sites. This project produces multiple benefits for students. Students receive the opportunity for hands-on application of social media engagement strategies the current marketing landscape is seeking. In addition, students increase their Klout scores to send a positive quantifiable signal to hiring managers. The five-step implementation plan enables educators to incorporate this project into any course featuring social media marketing topics, such as an Internet marketing or a digital advertising class.

 

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Social Media - How e-retailer Bourbon & Boots walks the line on Pinterest - Internet Retailer

Social Media - How e-retailer Bourbon & Boots walks the line on Pinterest - Internet Retailer | Education | Scoop.it
Internet Retailer - Marketing/Social Media - How e-retailer Bourbon & Boots walks the line on Pinterest

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Parents Want Kids to Use Mobile Devices in Schools

Parents Want Kids to Use Mobile Devices in Schools | Education | Scoop.it

Some 45 percent of parents said they either had already purchased or planned to purchase a mobile device to support their children’s education, and 56 percent said they’d be willing to purchase a mobile device if their child’s school required it. About half of parents’ high school students carry smartphones to school, parents said.

By contrast, only 16 percent of schools had a policy that allowed students to use their own mobile devices in class, according to parents, while only 17 percent said their children were required to use a mobile device—owned either by the school or the student—as part of their education.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 8, 2013 5:29 PM

Some interesting statistics here

CitizenTekk's comment, May 9, 2013 1:18 AM
Why do I not believe this? I'd want my kid to put the phone down and read his/her book!
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The New Marshmallow Test: Students Can’t Resist Multitasking

The New Marshmallow Test: Students Can’t Resist Multitasking | Education | Scoop.it

Brain scans taken during Poldrack’s experiment revealed that different regions of the brain were active under the two conditions, indicating that the brain engages in a different form of memory when forced to pay attention to two streams of information at once. The results suggest, the scientists wrote, that “even if distraction does not decrease the overall level of learning, it can result in the acquisition of knowledge that can be applied less flexibly in new situations.”


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 9, 2013 3:34 AM

The main problem with this research is that it presupposes that we are using the right form of instruction with the students and that they are attending to it in the wrong way. I think it's more likely the wrong way around and we need to change the form of instruction to make it more engaging.

RadaSiva's comment, May 9, 2013 4:42 AM
Paying attention to two streams of information; when does it even happen in a real classroom?
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The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media | MindShift

The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media | MindShift | Education | Scoop.it

In this four-part series, we’ll use the Someday/Monday template to explore four dimensions of using tablets, such as the iPad, in educational settings, examining how teachers can take students on a journey from consumption of media to curation, creation, and connection. Here, we’ll start with consumption.

 


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Barbara Isasi-Brown's curator insight, May 9, 2013 7:21 AM

Reading, curating, sharing. My IPad has balloted an extension of me.

Trudy Sweeney's curator insight, May 9, 2013 8:03 PM

This sounds promising.

Dafnord 's curator insight, May 13, 2013 4:30 AM

Poikkeuksellisesti rescooppasin tämän tulevaisuutta hahmottavan englanninkielisen jutun.