Use of Social Media for professional development in K12
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Social media is a valuable platform which has taken off in the consumer and corporate worlds. This list shares ways it can be used to enhance professional development of K12 teachers.
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In 2012, the biggest changes on the Web were in online education, social networks, and the increasing use of smartphones and tablets.

In 2012, the biggest changes on the Web were in online education, social networks, and the increasing use of smartphones and tablets. | Use of Social Media for professional development in K12 | Scoop.it

Of course, more and more of the Web was experienced on smartphones and tablets in 2012. The first time smartphones and tablets outsold personal computers was 2011, and that trend continued in 2012. Mobile Internet usage has been rising quickly


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 28, 2012 6:07 AM

This is a little bit business orientated, but gives some interesting insights into the growth of online education.

Carmen Arias 's curator insight, December 28, 2012 11:39 AM

What about a reflection on our ending year 2012..

ratzelster's curator insight, January 5, 2013 1:05 PM

Do you wonder where we, as teacher leaders, stand on this issue?  I think it is one where the teacher voice could play an influential role BEFORE the standards are set and someone else co-op's the conversation.

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Educators: Don’t Hokey Pokey with Social Media

Educators: Don’t Hokey Pokey with Social Media | Use of Social Media for professional development in K12 | Scoop.it
Are you a current or future educator? Are you wondering how social media can help your career? Get tips and advice for using social media in the education industry.

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Great list of education-specific social media platforms. And some good tips for selecting the right tools for your needs.

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Gail LeGrand's curator insight, December 24, 2012 7:16 AM

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How Twitter can help teachers connect with students -- and each other | SmartBlogs

How Twitter can help teachers connect with students -- and each other | SmartBlogs | Use of Social Media for professional development in K12 | Scoop.it

Quote from Kathy Schrock within the article:

 

"Going beyond professional development, Twitter can be used to engage students in the classroom. Schrock told educators in the room to try asking students to use Twitter to:

 

Take on the persona of a historical figure

Summarize readings in 140 characters or less

Share useful hyperlinks

Collaborate on writing exercises

Follow breaking news

Practice foreign languages."

 


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More Teachers Clamoring for Social Media

More Teachers Clamoring for Social Media | Use of Social Media for professional development in K12 | Scoop.it
Survey says educator membership in social media networks has increased by 34 percent since 2009.
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It's great to see increased interest in social media by teachers. Interesting that education-specific platforms are gaining traction.

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