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Social Media is the New Normal for Educators

Social Media is the New Normal for Educators | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

Social media has been around for some time but its practical use is relatively new to educators. As I engage more and more educators in the use of social media for educational purposes I hear a lot of the same questions. Here are some of the most common questions with my responses.


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Don’t miss the moment. Make room for #realtime PSA. - YouTube

Teaching kids how to find a healthy balance with media and technology starts with parents. This new PSA from Common Sense Media takes a satirical look at the...
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Great set of short videos reminding viewers not to 'miss the moment' in real life.

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Imagining the Classroom of 2016, Empowered by Wearable Technology

Imagining the Classroom of 2016, Empowered by Wearable Technology | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Wearable Tech is Poised for Explosive Growth in the Coming Years. How Will it Impact Education? The next big shift in technology is the growth of wearable
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And here come the wearables, arriving soon in a classroom near you!

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This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your phone before bed

This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your phone before bed | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
VIDEO: Psychiatrist Dr. Dan Siegel explains the negative effects of phones and screens before bed.
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A good, succinct overview of the arguments for not using a smartphone or tablet before bed

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Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers (British Council)

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This new guide from Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Lucy Norris and Jim Donohue looks like an informative read.

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Good guide for practitioners 

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The End May Be Nigh For Keyboard, Mouse And Monitor, Thanks To Microsoft

The End May Be Nigh For Keyboard, Mouse And Monitor, Thanks To Microsoft | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Think voice, gestures and holograms everywhere via Windows 10.
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Great overview of contemporary trends in computing

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A Failure Of Leadership Or Design? Why Google Glass Flopped

A Failure Of Leadership Or Design? Why Google Glass Flopped | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
With customer service, production and supply chain management, companies are constantly being told that they have to get it right first time. In new technology, however, that mantra is turned on its head. Try to think of a truly great product that realised anything like its full potential in its very [...]
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I'm guessing we haven't heard the last of the Google Glass story yet.

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Social Media Update 2014

Social Media Update 2014 | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
While Facebook remains the most popular social media site, other platforms — like LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter — saw higher rates of growth over the past year. In 2014, 52% of online adults used two or more social media sites, up from 42% in 2013.
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A good overview of the major trends in social media usage

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A Teenager’s View on Social Media — Backchannel — Medium

A Teenager's View on Social Media - Backchannel - Medium
Written by an actual teen
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An informative overview of teens' social media use

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Reading An iPad In Bed Makes It Harder To Fall Asleep

Reading An iPad In Bed Makes It Harder To Fall Asleep | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Read a book instead.
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An argument for hanging on to paper books for a while longer!

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We Surveyed People About Smartwatches And Their Answers Reveal Why This Market Will Be Small

We Surveyed People About Smartwatches And Their Answers Reveal Why This Market Will Be Small | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Will people buy smartwatches? What is it about smartwatches that interest them? 
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This piece echoes my feeling that smartwatches don't yet have a killer app or apps which will lead to mass adoption.

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State of the Commons

State of the Commons | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses are the standard for sharing free content online for individual creators, governments, foundations, and academics. CC licenses have changed the way the internet works, providing a core function to some of the largest content platforms on the web. The result is greater access to knowledge and culture for everyone, everywhere.
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This a really helpful - and really encouraging - infographic showing the current usage of CC licences, which are so important for education.

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Hello Neo: Nokia Exists Only In Movie Form (Mostly) - ReadWrite

Hello Neo: Nokia Exists Only In Movie Form (Mostly) - ReadWrite | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Batman and Superman’s signature phone goes away. (Update: Reprieved!)
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It's strange to think that Nokia phones are going to (almost) disappear ...

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Mobile technology the key to bringing ‘education to all’, says UN Broadband Commission | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Mobile technology the key to bringing ‘education to all’, says UN Broadband Commission | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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UNESCO puts the social justice argument for using mobile devices to increase educational access in developing countries.

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[Infographic] How Google Glass Can Be Used In Education - InformED

[Infographic] How Google Glass Can Be Used In Education - InformED | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

30 examples on how Google Glasses can be used in the 21st Century classroom. Click here for a larger version. By www.OpenColleges.edu.au

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Thought-provoking!

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Why reading and writing on paper can be better for your brain

Why reading and writing on paper can be better for your brain | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Some tests show that reading from a hard copy allows better concentration, while taking longhand notes versus typing onto laptops increases conceptual understanding and retention
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About the need to balance digital reading/writing with paper-based reading/writing.

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Connected cars

Connected cars | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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And here come connected cars! Should open up some self-study opportunities on the daily commute to work :) 

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Digital, Social & Mobile in 2015

Digital, Social & Mobile in 2015 | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
We Are Social's huge report on the state of Digital in 2015, packed with all the stats and data you need to understand internet, social and mobile trends.
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Interesting set of statistics

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Limiting a child’s screen time to less than two hours “virtually impossible” and requires a rethink

Limiting a child’s screen time to less than two hours “virtually impossible” and requires a rethink | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
OFFICIAL guidelines, and many parents, think kids should spend no more than two hours a day looking at screens, but a new study suggests the rise of smartphones and tablets mean that’s virtually unenforceable, and that the guidelines need revision.
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Microsoft, Google Aim To Break The Language Barrier

Microsoft, Google Aim To Break The Language Barrier | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Both will offer audio language translation
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This will make for an interesting future in language teaching!

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5 apps for creative iPad storytelling | eSchool News | eSchool News

5 apps for creative iPad storytelling | eSchool News | eSchool News | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Narrative writing and storytelling skills are useful in nearly every discipline, from English language arts to science and history. Students that might not be able to explain their thi
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The 'Social Media Phase Of The Internet' Is Over

The 'Social Media Phase Of The Internet' Is Over | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Fred Wilson says “the social media phase of the Internet ended” in 2014.
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Interesting reflections on the big tech trends of 2014 - and where we may be heading in 2015.

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Top 5 Lessons Learnt After a Successful 1-to-1 Tablet Deployment - Educate 1 to 1

Top 5 Lessons Learnt After a Successful 1-to-1 Tablet Deployment - Educate 1 to 1 | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Over the past six months our school has handed out just …
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Great overview of the lessons learned from an tablet deployment

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The Evolution of Learning Technologies

The Evolution of Learning Technologies | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
How has learning evolved over the course of human history and what might the future hold for us? Follow our time traveller on his journey through time and space.
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A potted timeline of learning technologies, starting in ancient times and leading into the future. Potentially a useful discussion piece when introducing students to the concept of educational technologies.

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Mobile Messaging Is Poised To Overtake Social Networks - Business Insider

Mobile Messaging Is Poised To Overtake Social Networks - Business Insider | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

"Facebook announced this week that its standalone messaging app, Facebook Messenger, has already surpassed 500 million monthly active users ..."

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