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Social Media 101: Is There a Place For Social Media in Classrooms? [Infographic]

Social Media 101: Is There a Place For Social Media in Classrooms? [Infographic] | Wepyirang | Scoop.it
Constructive uses of social media in education is becoming an integral (and one might venture inevitable) part of the learning experience. Here’s a look at how so, at every stage of the game.

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ANA's curator insight, February 12, 4:20 PM

The new learning experiences

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, February 13, 2:20 AM

If you can do it with paper why use a digital alternative? Because for some of students, it makes the difference between engagement and being switched off.  Of couse finding the activities that you just can't do with paper...that's the real power of a digital solution.

Jennifer Turner's curator insight, February 24, 1:40 PM

Don't be afraid of social media when you can learn how to use it in your classroom.  This reasource is a great find for educators that may want to use social media but just do not know where to incorporate it.

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What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning?

What’s Our Vision for the Future of Learning? | Wepyirang | Scoop.it
Author David Price writes: "If schools are coming into direct competition with the learning opportunities available in the informal social space, it has to be said that this is a pressure, which barely registers within the political discourse.

 

In the following pages, Price describes three cases across the globe — in London, Sydney, San Diego — that have mapped a vision that answers the questions above. Here’s what they have in common:

 

- By insisting that their teachers and mentors share their learning, all three have de-privatized teaching and learning.

 

- By opening up the commons, and by designing workspaces without walls, they have brought Edison’s ‘machine-shop culture’ into education.

 

- By bringing into the commons, experts, parents and investors, they have given an authenticity to the work of their students that is impossible to simulate in an enclosed classroom.

 

- By modelling collaborative working to their students they have fostered the peer learning which is at the heart of ‘open’.

 

- By emphasizing adult and real-world connections, they ensure that students are preparing for the world beyond school by being in that world.

 

- By making their expertise and intellectual property freely available, they have created high demand from their peers and ensured that knowledge travels fast.

 

- By seeing technology not simply as an aide to learning but as the imperative for change, they ensure that their programs are relevant to societal needs and societal shifts.

 

- By trusting in their staff and students, and by giving them freedom and responsibility in equal measure, they have fostered a culture of learning that rewards respectful challenge, shuns unnecessary deference, and therefore constantly stays in motion.

 


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Carol Rine's curator insight, January 3, 11:59 AM
Wondering what is on the horizon for education.... Significant upheaval, hacking our own learning, and the ability by our students to learn by....
compiling their own learning playlist, putting together units of study that appeal to their passions, (and) the one-size-fits-all model of high school will appear alarmingly anachronistic... Great quote by the Singapore Minister of Eduction -- “The educational paradigm of our parents’ generation, which emphasized the transmission of knowledge, is quickly being overtaken by a very different paradigm. This new concept of educational success focuses on the nurturing of key skills and competencies such as the ability to seek, to curate and to synthesize information; to create and innovate; to work in diverse cross-cultural teams; as well as to appreciate global issues within the local context.”
María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 14, 4:46 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 14, 1:43 PM

Sometimes what is most obvious is what we do not see readily. Whitehead suggested this was the case, but other, including the Buddha and Jesus, said similar things. We need to examine what we are doing, be aware of what we want from education. This takes leadership that moves away from easy, facile ways of doing things with 7 habits, 4 methods, etc. and makes real and meaningful change.

 

We simply cannot continue to add more changes without removing some of the architecture that currently exists. This includes with technology.

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Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future | Wepyirang | Scoop.it

Students Need Professional Learning Networks, Too

Learning to create, manage and promote a professional learning network (PLN) will soon become, if it’s not already, one of the most necessary and sought after skills for a global citizen, and as such, must become a prominent feature of any school curriculum.

 


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Ali Anani's curator insight, December 2, 2013 12:52 AM

The emergence of social networks impact is well-explained in this post.

Amanda Feliu's curator insight, December 2, 2013 4:55 AM

Un article molt interessant que parla sobre que els estudiants necessiten aprendre des de xarxes socials professionals.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, July 8, 1:27 AM

Collaboration can be both a formal structure for learning activity but also an underpinning framework for engagement and fostering life-long learning.  Learning networks are part the new learning ecosystem and should be recognised and supported.

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Google's Matt Cutts on Content Curation and SEO

Google's Matt Cutts on Content Curation and SEO | Wepyirang | Scoop.it

Is it useful to have a section of my site that re-posts from other sites?


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Thorsten Strauss's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:37 AM

Big question and straight answer : How is content curation affected by Google's Panda and Penguin updates. 

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 3, 2013 4:35 PM

Guillaume Decugis offers a valuable perspective on curation, the impact of Google algorithm changes on SEO and side references of course to Matt Cutts. In a phrase:  "Add value!"

Steve Hartkopf's curator insight, October 7, 2013 3:18 PM

Anytime Matt speaks about SEO we should listen. In this video he specifically discusses SEO and content creation. He recommends a separate website page for old blog posts. I assume Google can identify the old content as separate and, therefore, acceptable rather than someone trying to game the system by throwing up a bunch of old or curated content in hopes of improve search engine results on the back of other people's content.

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For Storytelling Projects, Cool New Multimedia Tools

For Storytelling Projects, Cool New Multimedia Tools | Wepyirang | Scoop.it
Paul Salopek and Ahmed Kabil Writing will always be important, but weaving text, images, sound, and presentation together can give students more and diff

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A New Poster on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

A New Poster on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy | Wepyirang | Scoop.it

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Allison Anderson's curator insight, April 21, 2013 9:54 PM

Love this updated look at Bloom's Taxonomy. Top of the list: Creating! We need to think more about how we enable and encourage creation and contribution.

Thomas Salmon's curator insight, April 22, 2013 5:08 PM

A useful tool for thinking about connected learning and teaching

Heather Ramsey's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:18 PM

Interesting transfer of Bloom's Taxonomy into the digital age.

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101 Recommended Educational Web Tools

101 Recommended Educational Web Tools | Wepyirang | Scoop.it
In an effort to showcase the best educational web tools for teachers, here are some of the most popular and most talked-about options around.

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Patty Ball's comment, April 20, 2013 10:13 AM
this works!
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 23, 2013 3:17 PM

Some of the most popular and interesting web tools for educational purpouses

Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 3:07 PM

another comprehensive tool list!

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Euronews lance Euronews Knowledge sur Youtube

Euronews lance Euronews Knowledge sur Youtube | Wepyirang | Scoop.it
La chaîne d'informations européenne Euronews a annoncé mardi le lancement de sa chaîne sur Youtube consacrée au savoir scientifique, Euronews Knowledge, et indiqué...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 9, 2013 8:48 AM

 

Très intéressant, abonnez-vous !!!

 

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A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers

A Great Project Based Learning Checklist for Teachers | Wepyirang | Scoop.it

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jillyfrees's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:15 AM

This ia a neat checklist to assess whether the project you set is worth the effort.

Michelle Gohagon's curator insight, May 14, 2013 1:45 PM

Great checklist for project-based learning

KiwiBelma's curator insight, August 18, 2013 6:16 PM

Just to remind myself :-)

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3 Excellent Real Time Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Teachers

3 Excellent Real Time Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Teachers | Wepyirang | Scoop.it

There are several reasons why you would be thinking to use collaborative white boards in your classroom . As a teacher, you can use these collaborative web tools to explain abstract hard to grasp concepts to your students through  diagrams, illustrative drawings, mindmaps...etc .

 

You can also use them to get students working collaboratively on a classroom project.The cool thing about these collaborative whiteboard tools is that they are web-based and therefore do not require any software installation and you can access them anywhere with internet connection. Here are three new tools I recommend for you today, check them out below and share with us what you think of them.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 13, 2013 3:32 PM

 

Check out the great tools...

 

lynnegibb's curator insight, March 13, 2013 6:43 PM

Always something new to find and learn about

Kris Byam's curator insight, March 14, 2013 5:04 PM

Great tools for teachers. 

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Self-Directed Learning Well Explained and 27 Actions

Self-Directed Learning Well Explained and 27 Actions | Wepyirang | Scoop.it

TeachThought.com has a series of posts about self-directed learning by Terry Heick and the staff, well worth a read! “

 

“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 25, 2013 2:16 PM

It is interesting how few classroom teachers and administrators are aware of what self-directed learning is. SDL is an imperative for our children.

Avery's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:56 PM

My Thoughts:

You can't teach someone how to learn. You can give them helpful tips and advice, but a single structure for education is not going to work for everyone. It's so much harder for people to learn their true potential, to reach their goals, when they're only shown a single path to them. You show them the path through the forest, but what if there's a rock face nearby that also leads up to where they want to go, and what if they happen to be a fantastic rock climber? It just makes more sense to show someone a map if you can, instead of directing them towards only one path.

Official AndreasCY's curator insight, March 30, 2013 2:58 PM

“Learning is most effective when it’s personalised; it means something to the learner. That happens when people feel they are participants and investors in their own learning, shaping what and how they learn, and able to articulate its value to them.” — Leadbeater, Charles

 

Famous Self-Taughts (Autodidacts): Leonardo Da Vinci, William Blake, Herb Rits (in addition to Virginia Woolf, Mark Twain, John D. Rockefeller, and many others)

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Create QR-Codes with Logo or Image fast, free & easy | QRCode-Monkey-Generator

Create QR-Codes with Logo or Image fast, free & easy | QRCode-Monkey-Generator | Wepyirang | Scoop.it
This free QR Code Generator creates QR Codes with logo-images. Generate your QR Code for urls, vcard, facebook, youtube and more. Download in print quality as PNG, SVG, PDF, EPS.

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Ubleam's comment, April 16, 2013 5:56 AM
The unpublished report on 2D code readers for mobile marketing. Finally discover the most successful and popular barcode readers:
http://blog.ubleam.com/a-complete-survey-on-2d-barcodes-reading-performances-on-mobile/
Pirate Librarian's curator insight, April 17, 2013 3:15 PM

Nice!

Rose Marie DeSousa's curator insight, November 22, 2013 2:00 PM

Great, Thanks for this. Perfect timing

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Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling

Meograph: Four-dimensional storytelling | Wepyirang | Scoop.it
Meograph helps you easily create, share, and playback beautiful stories in context of Where and When.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 10, 2013 11:17 AM

 

Looks very interesting, check it out...

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Storytelling

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners?tag=storytelling

 

 

Eva Ramos's comment, March 11, 2013 1:32 PM
Thanks for always sharing such wonderful tools and apps :)
slesch's comment, March 11, 2013 2:46 PM
Thanks Eva, I hope you find them useful.
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5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014

5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014 | Wepyirang | Scoop.it
5 Resolutions To Modernize Your Teaching For 2014

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Elia Lu's curator insight, December 30, 2013 1:08 PM

Excelentes sugerencias de la profesora para nuestras clases del Año Nuevo.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, December 31, 2013 11:35 PM

Why are we not making this mandatory?

Carol Rine's curator insight, January 3, 11:07 AM

EXCELLENT RESOLUTIONS FOR THE CLASSROOM TEACHER. :o)

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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | Wepyirang | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

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Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 4:41 PM

change is constant and inevitable! Might as well embrace it!

Antonis Michailidis's curator insight, April 26, 5:44 AM

Για την ενημέρωσή μας.

Martha Mendez's curator insight, December 6, 7:11 PM

Constrasting evolution of Web.

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Are We in an An Age of Collective Learning?

Are We in an An Age of Collective Learning? | Wepyirang | Scoop.it
Rotana Ty shares a wonderful essay on collective learning for Permamarks blog. He has curated ideas by many thought leaders on the topic including Marcia Conner, Nilofer Merchant, John Hagel, Tiffany Shlain, Gideon Rosenblatt, J.

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The Rice Process's curator insight, November 25, 2013 4:27 PM

experts and expertise exists beyond the traditional classroom.

John Rudkin's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:45 AM

Really wonderful info.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 15, 2013 10:53 PM

Connected learning is 21 century learning and gives shared purpose and creates community.

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Tenable Network Security

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SecurityCenterContinuous View

New features make SecurityCenter CV the first security intelligence platform to identify what is vulnerable, what is under attack, and what has been already compromised.

 

Learn more about integrated risk, threat, and compliance analytics for security analysts, compliance auditors, and executive risk managers.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 12, 2013 1:31 AM

 

New features make SecurityCenter CV the first security intelligence platform to identify what is vulnerable, what is under attack, and what has been already compromised.

 

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Google Scholar Explained for Teachers

Step by step tutorial on the use of of Google Scholar

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:06 AM

 

Check it out, it's from Med kharbach, the name says it all. He is well known for QUALITY! Check also:

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/medkh9?feature=watch

 

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:10 AM

 

Check it out, it's from Med kharbach, the name says it all. He is well known for QUALITY! Check also:

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/medkh9?feature=watch

 

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/

 

Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 3:15 PM

a great platform!

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How to Protect Your WordPress From Attack

How to Protect Your WordPress From Attack | Wepyirang | Scoop.it
An ongoing brute-force attack on WordPress-based websites has compromised more than 90,000 blogs, but there are simple ways to make sure your blog won't be next to fall.

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Toward Society 3.0: A New Paradigm for 21st century education

The convergence of globalization, the emergence of the knowledge society and accelerating change contribute to what might be best termed a New Paradigm of knowl

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, April 11, 2013 9:12 PM

Knowledge gained is knowledge shared in the 21st century.

ProspecBib's curator insight, April 18, 2013 3:55 AM

Un peu trop optimiste à mon avis sur l'utopie de la société et l'éducation 3.0 !

Anne-Marie Maïe Perraud Pro's curator insight, April 18, 2013 4:02 AM

Innovate baby, innovet ;-)

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Cyber Security & Privacy EU Forum 2013

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Utilizing Twitter chats for professional development

Utilizing Twitter chats for professional development | Wepyirang | Scoop.it
Each week, educators from around the world take part in various conversations on Twitter known as "chats." These conversations have become an excellent way

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 28, 2013 4:09 PM

 

A variety of tools such as Tweetdeck, HootSuite, Tweetchat, etc., can be utilized to aggregate the chat into a single stream to ease the conversation process.


Check the video, very interesting...


Check also:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/how-to-use-twitter-with-success-for-education-and-more/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/what-you-should-know-about-twitter-chats/


Gust MEES's curator insight, March 28, 2013 4:12 PM

 

A variety of tools such as Tweetdeck, HootSuite, Tweetchat, etc., can be utilized to aggregate the chat into a single stream to ease the conversation process.

 

Check the video, very interesting...

 

Check also:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/how-to-use-twitter-with-success-for-education-and-more/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/what-you-should-know-about-twitter-chats/

 

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20 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom

20 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom | Wepyirang | Scoop.it
20 Interesting Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom

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Michelle Higgs's curator insight, March 26, 2013 4:07 AM
I've been wondering how to implement Twitter in a controlled manner, thanks!
Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, March 26, 2013 7:03 AM

Very, very interesting and controlled !! 

khodge55's curator insight, April 28, 2013 11:21 AM

Though I do not have a Twitter, I find this very interesting.  I think that if teachers did end up using this the kids who do have a twitter would get more involved in the assignment, but I'm not sure what they'd do with the kids like me would do during this lesson.  Overall,  I think this is a really cool and unique idea that could probably done with other social networking sites aswell.

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Flowcharting Software - Download SmartDraw FREE and easily create great looking flowcharts and more

Flowcharting Software - Download SmartDraw FREE and easily create great looking flowcharts and more | Wepyirang | Scoop.it
Create flowcharts and more with SmartDraw's flowcharting software.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 23, 2013 3:34 PM

 

Check it out...

 

Bartolomeu Fonseca's curator insight, March 24, 2013 10:01 AM

Excellent!

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5 Reasons We Use Social Media [Infographic]

5 Reasons We Use Social Media [Infographic] | Wepyirang | Scoop.it
There are many reasons we use social media. From the basic to the more advanced, the tool is simply ubiquitous and addictive. This infographic sheds some light for us all.

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Deborah Spector's curator insight, March 20, 2013 8:15 AM

Nonprofits can take advantage of the prevelance of social media to connect with stakeholders. No question that social media is influential, powerful and here to stay!

Latisha Poulard's curator insight, March 21, 2013 10:46 PM

You see why if you don't have an online presence then you are part of a dying breed...

Irma Gallardo's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:19 PM

¿Qué usamos y cuántos lo usamos?