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Social Media CAN Increase Student Engagement, But Is It?

Social Media CAN Increase Student Engagement, But Is It? | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, Eric Stoller proclaimed that “Social Media Increases Student Engagement” on Inside Higher Ed . He went on to describe how we have adopted all these new tools, but questions whether these tools are actually providing revolutionary results.

 

“Social Media are only as good as we make them. The tools themselves do not build houses nor do they increase student engagement. We do. Practitioners actively create structures that enhance engagement. If there is a “secret sauce” for using social media to increase student engagement, it’s staring back at us in the mirror.”


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How one DMCA notice took 1.5 million education blogs offline | ZDNet

How one DMCA notice took 1.5 million education blogs offline | ZDNet | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it
Summary: What does 38 year-old content and a five year-old's blog have in common? A single DMCA notice.
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10 EdTech Incubators Aiming To Change Education Forever

10 EdTech Incubators Aiming To Change Education Forever | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it
10 EdTech Incubators Aiming To Change Education Forever...

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The Anatomy of an Education-Technology Startup

The Anatomy of an Education-Technology Startup | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it
There are 11 companies in the current cohort of Imagine K12, the only startup incubator program specifically for K-12 education technology. But the entrepreneurs that make up those companies come from a wide variety of backgrounds.

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How to Create Jeopardy-type Games With PowerPoint | Classroom Technology Help

Learn how to create Jeopardy-type games using PowerPoint.

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Test Scores vs. Entrepreneurship: PISA, TIMSS, and Confidence

Test Scores vs. Entrepreneurship: PISA, TIMSS, and Confidence | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it

In doing research for my new book World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students, I came across a set of data that appear to show something very interesting.


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Six Practices of Schools and School Districts Marching to Obsolescence

From the 21st Century Principal blog

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In 2012, the powerful inertia to keep schools and school districts the same continues to dampen and neutralize any efforts to innovate and change how schools operate. We are still on a march to obsolescence.

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How Big Data Can Make Us Happier and Healthier

How Big Data Can Make Us Happier and Healthier | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it
John C. Havens is the founder of Transitional Media and author of the upcoming book H(app)y – The Value of Well Being in a Digital Economy (Penguin, 2013).

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The Rise of Educator-Entrepreneurs: Bringing Classroom Experience to Ed-Tech

The Rise of Educator-Entrepreneurs: Bringing Classroom Experience to Ed-Tech | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it

Most teachers are happy doing their job — helping kids understand and make sense of the world around them. But there’s a growing number of educators who are wading into entrepreneurship, frustrated at the lack of tools they need, and wanting to extend their sphere of influence. As technology becomes more widely used and accepted in the classroom, teachers are taking their ideas about how to improve learning environments, sharing them online, and creating web-based tools to benefit teachers and students.

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Did You Know? The Vast Majority of Teachers Are Brand New

Did You Know? The Vast Majority of Teachers Are Brand New | Education & EdTech | Scoop.it

We all know that education has changed over time, and is still changing. So it would make sense that teachers are changing right along with education, too.

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