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Does (the Use of)Twitter Improve Education?

Does (the Use of)Twitter Improve Education? | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

"There has been post after post acknowledging how educators love Twitter while also encouraging others to use it themselves. With that though comes skeptics (as there should be), questioning whether the use of Twitter is beneficial to educators. I have thought about that question a lot and I can give a definitive answer: yes and no ( I am 100% certain of this).

 

So to prove this, we have to look at a few things. First off, we have to look at how educators are using Twitter. Simply signing up for Twitter doesn’t improve anything in your classroom (similar to the notion that having a Twitter account will make people do inappropriate things and cyberbully). It all comes down to the use of it. I offer two scenarios in my own use of Twitter below."


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Finnish Education Highlights - Flipboard magazine - compilation of articles, research and reports

Finnish Education Highlights - Flipboard magazine - compilation of articles, research and reports | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
By apuustin | apuustin created a magazine on Flipboard. "Finnish Education Highlights" is available with thousands of other magazines and all the news you care about. Download Flipboard for free and search for "apuustin".

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Valia Reinsalu's curator insight, November 3, 2013 12:34 PM

Always interesting to read about Finland's school system...

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Suomi on Euroopan toiseksi innovatiivisin maa – yrityksistä kekseliäimpiä ovat ... - Helsingin Sanomat

Suomi on Euroopan toiseksi innovatiivisin maa – yrityksistä kekseliäimpiä ovat ... - Helsingin Sanomat | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Suomi on Euroopan toiseksi innovatiivisin maa väkilukuun suhteutettuna, selviää Euroopan patenttiviraston selvityksestä.


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5 Mobile Learning Trends: How M-LearningIs Changing the Workplace | Origin Learning – A Learning Solutions Blog

5 Mobile Learning Trends: How M-LearningIs Changing the Workplace | Origin Learning – A Learning Solutions Blog | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

"Mobile Learning Technology has opened up a whole gamut of options to extend the learning blend. No longer do employees have to rely solely on the usual means of training – be it ILT or e-learning. So much so, that even in organizations which have not yet adopted mobile learning, employees are using their smartphones to informally pull whatever information they can at the time of immediate need. Be it preparing for an interview or gathering the relevant statistics on the way to a meeting, mobiles have become tools of providing ubiquitous support, especially for accessing bite-sized information."


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Two Different Views Of The Classroom Of The Future?

Two Different Views Of The Classroom Of The Future? | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
A video and some photos demonstrating 2 differing views on the classroom of the future.

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Can iPads help achieve a state of Flow?

Can iPads help achieve a state of Flow? | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
I’ve just had the pleasure of being inspired by Keryn Davis at Core Education, New Zealand. Keryn was speaking to a selected group of talented NZ teachers and the not quiet as talented me, who are ...

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