At first glance, academia and social media might not appear to have an obvious connection. Social media use tends to be viewed as frivolous or as an activity undertaken for purely personal reasons, such…
Sometimes you need to talk to a stranger about your problems in order to put them to rest Where to get help for your mental health You are not alone: students share their stories of mental healthWhen I started my second year of university, I knew...
Alongside universities, libraries and librarians are now using social media platforms to connect with users in a range of exciting and innovating ways. The latest platform that libraries are experimenting with is Instagram, which allows users to take photos on their smart phones, apply exciting filters and add hashtags, and then share these images online with their followers. Amy Mollett and Anthony McDonnell investigate how libraries are making the most of this visually-engaging platform.
July 13, 2014 I must admit that not until recently that I have started spending much more time on Google Plus. I even like it better than Twitter and most of the ideas for the posts I share with you...
Jennifer LaGarde's sold-out ISTE presentation, “How to Survive the Zombie Librarian Apocalypse!,” struck a chord among teacher librarians. Her talk hinged on a statement she'd once heard: “There are only two types of librarians: zombies and zombie fighters.”
Mozilla kicks off global digital literacy programme The Star Online "Digital literacy is as important as reading, writing and math in modern society," Mozilla Foundation executive director Mark Surman told AFP in a telephone interview.
"As more libraries begin adopting this amazing technology, and the general public begins to realize the vast number of applications for such a technology, I believe that a number of new questions will have to be answered by those overseeing its use. Questions such as “Should we allow anyone of any age to use our printers?”, “Should we censor what is printed by these machines?”and “What sort of oversight and rules should be put into place?”
David Lee King and Kate Marek give their opinions.
Whodunnit? Crime writers to read now BBC News Black weaves in '90s politics and a lush sense of Leduc's Parisian home into the books. In 2014's Murder in the Pigalle, based on a real-life crime, Paris is gearing to host the 1998 World Cup.
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience.
We post a lot of resources here about using social media in the classroom – it is one of the most requested topics, most often emailed about, most popular posts and overall topics in general for Edudemic.
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