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Guest post: creating scientists in 140 characters - Sci-Ed

Guest post: creating scientists in 140 characters - Sci-Ed | How are schools using Social Media for learning | Scoop.it
I first talked to John Romano when he agreed to give an interview for our Sci-Ed story "Anatomy Lesson". John was just back from ComicCon, and his enthusia
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Taking notes in 140 characters! What a great way to summarize on the fly.

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The Calculus Tweetwars

The Calculus Tweetwars | How are schools using Social Media for learning | Scoop.it
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Very cool way to get students to look at a historical event in math in a way that ties it to modern times.

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Social Media for Science Outreach – A Case Study: Upper-level biology students blog about their independent research projects.

Social Media for Science Outreach – A Case Study: Upper-level biology students blog about their independent research projects. | How are schools using Social Media for learning | Scoop.it
To tie in with this month’s SoNYC birthday celebrations, we are hosting a collection of case studies that discuss how social media can be used for science outreach. Examples, published in themed days, will include multimedia projects, blogging on behalf of an organisation, using Twitter to communicate and more. Follow online using the  #reachingoutsci hashtag, and get in touch if you would like to contribute to the series.  You can see all of the case studies here. Hana Kucera is an…
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This is a good interview on how a teacher uses blogging with her students to get them to collaborate with each other.

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Guest post: creating scientists in 140 characters - Sci-Ed

Guest post: creating scientists in 140 characters - Sci-Ed | How are schools using Social Media for learning | Scoop.it
I first talked to John Romano when he agreed to give an interview for our Sci-Ed story "Anatomy Lesson". John was just back from ComicCon, and his enthusia
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Taking notes in 140 characters! What a great way to summarize on the fly.

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Let the blogging begin.

Let the blogging begin. | How are schools using Social Media for learning | Scoop.it
My students are blogging this year.  All of them.  Every week, twice a week.  One post is prompted by me, and the other is about anything they'd like to write about that doesn't violate the school...
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This teacher has science students blogging so that they can write about what they are learning. What makes this social networking is that the students will be assessing each others work as well as commenting on each other. She will have to go over appropriate ways to comment and collaborate.

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How Social Media Improved An Entire School District - Edudemic

How Social Media Improved An Entire School District - Edudemic | How are schools using Social Media for learning | Scoop.it
We recently profiled a school district that aimed to build a 'digital friendly school district' and this follow-up details how they did it. A must-read!
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This is a spinoff of the previous article. I think the School Superintendent says it best: "There are risks and rewards, but if we can manage the risks, the rewards are far greater and worth the trouble."

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Tweet tweet, twitter twitter: linking natural history and social media in a field biology class

Tweet tweet, twitter twitter: linking natural history and social media in a field biology class | How are schools using Social Media for learning | Scoop.it
Last year I used twitter and blogs in my field biology class at McGill, and it was such a successful experiment that I shall do it again!  Last year, students sent tweets to promote their blogs abo...
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Students tweeting about their blogs about natural history. It also describes the reasons for using twitter.

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Does Twitter Deserve a Place in the Classroom? (Op-Ed)

Does Twitter Deserve a Place in the Classroom? (Op-Ed) | How are schools using Social Media for learning | Scoop.it
Social media can engage kids in science class.
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"Twitter allowed me to seamlessly deliver material and provided my students with a fun, comfortable way to interact directly with me — and with one another. Young people have already fully embraced social media, and it makes sense for those seeking to connect with this demographic to embrace it as well."

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Real teaching means real learning: facebook

Real teaching means real learning: facebook | How are schools using Social Media for learning | Scoop.it
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Creativity in math! This was a cool project that would allow students to interpret what equations mean to them, and get a chance to discuss it with each other.

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Twitter in the classroom?

High schoolers at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis, Minn. are being engaged in the classroom in a whole new way. By using social media tools and giving t...
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Wow! Uploaded in 2009! We are still using these ideas and slowly getting to where social media is common in the classroom.

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How One School Uses Social Media To Empower Parents And Students - Edudemic

How One School Uses Social Media To Empower Parents And Students - Edudemic | How are schools using Social Media for learning | Scoop.it

In the first videoIn this series of video interviews, we learn how one school in Kansas uses social media to empower student learning and connect with parents.

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The first video does a good job addressing the concerns people had with using social media in the school. The argument to go where the students are is compelling.

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