“Social media is a big part of my students’ lives. They’re always checking Facebook updates or Tweeting to each other inside and outside the classroom. So the big question is: should I use social media in my classroom and if so, how?
One of the most advanced current technology that is increasingly used in e education, is social networking. We want to point out that e learning platforms tend to be closed and inflexible for users. Its use is limited to the settings defined by the administrator. The role of the student is passive. Passing a content often does not provide consulting teachers in response to the materials under study. This leads to the creation of an environment, which is not interesting for students. Important characteristics of online social networks, such as content sharing, collaboration and criticism catalyze the formation of active and stimulated environment for students. Our research is held, through an experiment at ICT College, in order to define main social networks that can be used for e learning improvement, and to show that social media tools (wikis, blogs, video sharing, image, video meetings and video conferences) are a powerful tools that can be used instead of classic e-learning platforms
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“ Through Twitter discussions, teachers can follow the latest in education, whether it’s educational technology or new ways to teach math. These 20 hashtags offer teachers a convenient way to become part of chats and discussions that share the absolute latest in education news, resources, and ideas.”
DrumUp is a free Chrome extension to schedule posts for various social media sites like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. It also lets you discover tons of relevant and trending contents from the web to share them on social sites. You can add multiple social accounts to the dashboard, but the catch is that the free version allows monitoring only 1 account at a time. The best part of this extension is that you can schedule posts and put them on the queue for coming days.
"Whether you’re new to the Twitter game or a seasoned pro, there’s always something to learn. Teachers know that better than anyone. Learning is a lifelong process and figuring out social media is no different. I was pretty excited to come across this handy chart of quick tips for teachers using Twitter because it showcases the A-to-Z tips which will help you get off to a good start. Literally. It’s an A-to-Z walkthrough. Pretty good.
In this graphic from Fedena (a school management software maker), you’ll likely spot more than a few tips you already know. However, you should be able to discover a couple new ones that will help you up your Twitter game. For example, I really like the second tip on how to properly use Twitter. There’s certainly a level of etiquette you should follow. Don’t be spammy. Don’t over-tweet or overshare, and don’t take credit for someone else’s work. That’s a super handy tip to always keep int he back of your mind whether you’re talking about social media or just life in general!"
Blogging is an art and a skill that many practice – but only a few master. Luckily for us, great bloggers often like to write about blogging, so that the rest of us can learn from their success and expertise.
Forget the cat videos, YouTube has matured into one of the biggest resources for educational content ever. While it may not be as organized as Khan Academy, it’s likely got what you need if you do a little digging. You can find videos that make the subject of your lesson more applicable to students’ everyday lives. […]
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