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Curating ed tech resources for K-12 students and teachers to improve communication, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.
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How Teens Are Really Using Social Media - Edudemic

How Teens Are Really Using Social Media - Edudemic | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

The handy infographic below takes a look at the social media use of teens and tweens: What platforms are they using and how much? What is appropriate for them? How can you monitor their use and ensure their safety? Keep reading to learn more.

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Social media or sociology: Does internet use in class affect test scores?

Social media or sociology: Does internet use in class affect test scores? | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

"Students of all intellectual abilities should be responsible for not letting themselves be distracted by use of the Internet," lead researcher and MSU psychology professor Susan Ravizza said.

 

The study also found that students were not aware of how much effect laptops, tablets and smartphones had on their learning by being distracting.

Deb Gardner's insight:

This is a keeper and a must share with students this fall.  #truth

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A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator – Using social media in 21st century classrooms

A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator – Using social media in 21st century classrooms | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

One of our main goals at Powerful Learning Practice is to turn educators into 21st Century educators. That is, teach them how to use social media and other powerful Web 2.0 tools to transform their classrooms into learning environments that are ready for today’s iGenerationstudents. One of the most common questions we get is, “But where do we find the time to use all this new technology?” To answer that question, we developed this infographic – A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator to show that using social media in your classroom and in your life can be integrated, easy, and fun.

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Looks pretty good, except for Google Reader (RIP Reader).  Hello Feedly!

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Educational Technology Guy: Google+ Cheat Sheet - shortcuts and tips

Educational Technology Guy: Google+ Cheat Sheet - shortcuts and tips | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

Google+ is Google's social network. I use it to connect to other educators, IT directors, EdTech personnel, tech companies and edtech groups. It's easy to use and has more features than other social networks.

Here is a great cheat sheet with shortcuts and tips for using Google+. Take a look and try some out.

Deb Gardner's insight:

With all the other integrated (and FREE) apps, Google + is a no brainer to use.

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Pin for Math Awareness: 10 Math Pinterest Boards to Follow

Pin for Math Awareness: 10 Math Pinterest Boards to Follow | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it

In April, I turn to the social media site to help build math awareness. Whether you are a math expert, a teacher, a parent, or anything in-between, check out these 10 boards to see how pinterest has helped create a new way to engage in mathematics. Happy Math Awareness Month!

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A Detailed History Of Social Media - Edudemic

A Detailed History Of Social Media - Edudemic | My K-12 Ed Tech Edition | Scoop.it
Do you know the history of social media? Think we'll remember Facebook in 20 years? This detailed timeline is a must-see.
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Looks like Google + is gaining...

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