Free and fun educational Hangman-style Energy Saver game for World History students. Improve classroom grades and standardized test scores while having fun. Great test prep. Play individually on a PC or as a class using a SmartBoard or projector.
Some of these skills, of course, are holdovers from the 20th century which have grown more refined or essential as the calendar clicked. But education professionals still tout them as desirable — if not outright necessary — components of contemporary classrooms. Probably more so than any other era of academic history. So they’re "new" when it comes to importance, if not concept.
I’ve found in the course of much travel and conversation that it is not uncommon for association educators to not engage on the topic of social learning because social media is the responsibility of someone else in the organization. This raises my eyebrow on at least two points.
Test results for reading and math from the Kyrene School District in Arizona seem to prove that pouring millions of dollars of technology into traditional classrooms millions of dollars of technology into traditional classrooms may be a waste of money.
Luckily, my Chinese background also allows me to experience and observe the difference between western social networks and their Chinese counterparts. And now, I feel like it is time to share my unique experience.
For young doctoral students in Canada, acquiring professional skills is increasingly essential. The supply of postgraduates outstrips the demand for full-time academics, and many students find themselves eyeing alternative careers in industry, government, or the not-for-profit sector.
My initial reply argued that 1) Tech should come as an addition to a solid core program; 2) Pedagogy still matters most and 3) Reading and math scores are not the sole valid measures of educational outcomes. While these claim remain valid, the full discussion about educational technology needs to include four final points.
Values-driven organizations – nonprofits, social enterprises and socially responsible small businesses – face a special challenge: balancing social good and mission with revenue generation.
Ventureneer has put together a list of the 25 Top Social Media for Social Good Blogs, those blogs that “get” the challenge of mission and/or provide useful information about social media. We hope this resource will encourage and guide values-driven organizations as they expand their use of social media.