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Engaging Students Through Social Media: Real World Experience, Creativity...

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Social media has become an essential part of most people’s everyday lives, from checking Facebook and Twitter to posting blogs, Pinterest listings, and uploading YouTube videos. However, and with smartphones making it easier than ever to spend time on social media networks, in what ways can these networks be leveraged to engage and build a foundation for future student learning? While the potential of distraction is there, the right social media teaching strategies can lead to creative learning, and a productive approach to making social media part of ongoing professional development.

 

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http://gettingsmart.com/cms/blog/2012/11/engaging-students-through-social-media-real-world-experience-creativity-future-employability/

 


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davidconover's curator insight, April 6, 2013 3:54 PM

I think this article applies to teaching social video game design as well. The task is finding the time to uncover the right social media teaching strategies.

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La liberté d’expression sur le Web reconnue par l’ONU

La liberté d’expression sur le Web reconnue par l’ONU | Information Technology Learn IT - Teach IT | Scoop.it
Jeudi dernier, le Conseil des droits de l'homme de l'ONU a officiellement reconnu pour la première fois le droit à la liberté d&r...

 

« C'est la première résolution de l'histoire des Nations unies qui affirme que les droits de l'homme dans le monde virtuel doivent être protégés et promus au même degré et avec le même engagement que les droits de l'homme dans le monde réel », a déclaré Eileen Donahoe, ambassadrice des Etats-Unis, qui a présenté la motion conjointement avec le Brésil et la Tunisie.

 

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http://www.linformaticien.com/actualites/id/25573/la-liberte-d-expression-sur-le-web-reconnue-par-l-onu.aspx?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

 


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The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Facebook in Education

The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Facebook in Education | Information Technology Learn IT - Teach IT | Scoop.it

Here is the outline of the main ideas we developed below :

 

1- Advantages of Facebook in Education
2- Facebook Tips for Teachers
3- Ways Teachers Can Use Facebook
4- Educational Facebook applications for Students and Teachers
5- Facebook Groups for Teachers and Educators to join
5- Facebook Privacy Issues and how to Work on Them

 

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/ultimate-guide-to-use-of-facebook-in.html

 


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Train Your Teachers Before Deploying More iPads!

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Last week an educator asked the question, “What digital learning technology can my school district invest in that will not become obsolete?” The answer… teacher training technology! More specifically, professional development (PD) sessions that essentially deliver the knowledge, skills and competencies required for a successful transition from a 20th century schooling style to 21st century digital learning style.

 

This is the critical component for success in any school technology initiative and implementation.

 

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Top 100 Tools for the Twittering Teacher

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It's no wonder that teachers have also found success on Twitter, using the tool to connect with students, share information with parents, and find useful resources.

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5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health

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The Internet's reach is so pervasive, it feels as though it has always been around. The reality is that the web is still in its infancy, and we don't really understand the risks it poses to our mental health. In fact, various experts, such as Larry D. Rosen, a psychologist and author of "iDisorder," believe that personal gadgets are making us mentally ill and are exacerbating other problems such as narcissism, depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Other mental health professionals have already identified disorders ranging from "Facebook depression" to "phantom vibration syndrome."

 

Realistically, most of us don't have the luxury of disconnecting from the Internet, particularly communication professionals whose work depends more and more on it.

 

However, there are various things you can do to curtail the negative effects it may have and prevent digital burnout.

 

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http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/06/5-tips-to-prevent-digital-burnout-and-maintain-good-mental-health-159.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+pbs/mediashift-blog+(mediashift-blog)&utm_content=Google+Reader

 


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10 Twitter Tips for Higher Education

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News, Articles and Community for higher education decision makers. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.

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