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Open University Library Services | Being Digital

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Being digital from the Open University, is a collection of short, easy to follow activities. They cover the skills we all need to be effective online; whether it’s finding information, communicating online, or deciding who or what to trust.
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Really useful! will be using it in my presentations this summer. 

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Using Twitter in your teaching | E-Learning Unit

Using Twitter in your teaching | E-Learning Unit | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
This area introduces ways you could use Twitter in your teaching, considerations you need to think about when using it and links to more information.

What is Twitter?
Twitter is a simple web and mobile computing application which allows a user to write a 140 character ‘post’ or ‘Tweet’ (including punctuation) on a page on the internet. These ‘tweets’ are like short blog posts, a list of which is called a ‘feed’. Twitter users can build a list of other users whose Tweets they ‘follow’. The tweets of all those you have chosen to follow are displayed on your home timeline.

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How to talk with your students about social media via eschoolNews 

How to talk with your students about social media via eschoolNews  | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
BY ROSALIND WISEMAN

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Catherine Beckingham's curator insight, February 22, 10:37 PM
Parents, here are some ideas you can use at home to talk to your teens about social media.
Catherine Beckingham's curator insight, February 22, 10:54 PM
Parents, here are some ideas you can use at home to talk to your teens about social media.
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50 blog post ideas for educators

50 blog post ideas for educators | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
Sometimes it can be tough to come up with ideas on what to blog about. As a regular blogger, I get asked the question alot... "What should/will I blog about?" Here's a list of 50 blog post ideas for educators.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby
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This is a great list to get you started on your blogging journey. Very often it is thinking about what to write about and this list is full of idea. Get started now! 
 
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 2, 12:09 AM
If you're just dipping your toes into blogging OR you're working out how to get your students into the habit, this blog post will give you plenty of ideas to get started. Librarians - this could be the perfect list to get your ideas flowing for promoting your program and inviting interaction with students who may not be active or regular library users!
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 2, 1:46 AM
Thanks Susan for sharing this! Very often it is the not knowing where to start and this blog is perfect!
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Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

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Yes, I agree Scoop.it is a great tool for curation and more students should be using it. 
 
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Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 11, 2013 5:52 PM

I completely agree! Very useful curation tool that houses my professional learning!

Joyce Nichols's curator insight, August 2, 2013 10:51 AM

What a great resource/asset this would be in a Project Based Learning or flipped classroom let alone a "regular" one.

Dr Stokes's curator insight, March 8, 2015 5:07 PM

How do you curate what you learn? Scoop.it is a valuable tool for all learners both in and out of formal education.

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100+ Ideas And Prompts For Student Blogging

100+ Ideas And Prompts For Student Blogging | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it

Ronnie Burt, Sue Waters and Kathleen Morris write: "Want your students to write more in your class? Looking for prompts or ideas for student blog posts? You are in luck! This post aims to get your creative juices flowing with over 100 ideas and examples..."


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Love this post. All you would ever need to help your students get the most from blogging! 
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 19, 9:50 PM

Ah, the power of blogging! I read over 100 blogs thanks to the Feedly app. Right after I read this article, a teacher emailed me to ask if I could help her students create blogs--and figure out a reason for them to use them! Didn't I look like a genius when I suggested we use the types of blog posts from Ronnie, Sue and Kathleen's article and write blogs about the novel her students were reading? 

 

This project has since morphed into a grade-level one. All 7th graders are reading the novel Tangerine as part of our new language arts curriculum. Each blog post students write has to relate to something in the novel. (There's something for everyone in this book--bullying, environmental issues, inequity in education, prejudice, sports, etc.) So, everyone is blogging and everyone is  reading and commenting on other students' blogs. Most students are used to sharing work with their classmates, but now they will share with all students in their grade!

 

I used this presentation to introduce the types of posts they'd be writing. I encouraged teachers to customize: give students a choice of 6-8 types of posts, limit post length, etc. I was able to get them brainstorming by asking for examples from Hatchet, a novel most of them had read in 6th grade. They were very enthusiastic! A journal post from the perspective of the moose Brian encounters? Or a sales post for a plane, slightly used and maybe moldy? A curation post on how to determine which foods in the wilderness are safe to eat? We also looked at blogs on topics that might interest them and talked about how to find and follow them.

 

After the presentation all students signed up for Blogger and created their blogs. We wanted a standard format for the blog addresses, so one student demonstrated on our interactive board as everyone followed along. Next up, they write, they customize their theme, they find images that are free to use and share, etc. I can't wait to see the results! And I am happy to say that several students immediately thought of ideas for personal blogs. And all this happened because I read blogs:)

GwynethJones's curator insight, January 20, 8:12 AM

What Mary says.

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Using TallTweets to Create Gifs 

Using TallTweets to Create Gifs  | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it

Polly-Alida Farrington writes: "Amit Agarwal of Digital Inspiration has created many handy tools and shares great tips on his blog.  His TallTweets tool was originally created to create very long twitter posts. Enter your text and TallTweets parses it out into a bunch of connected tweets and posts them for you. Now that Twitter has added that feature, TallTweets has been repurposed to create gifs from Google slide decks."


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Loved this idea so much, just had to try it out straight away. It is great! 
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 18, 5:02 PM

I love this! And Polly's ideas for uses have sparked some of my own. What about creating a gif of book covers to display on your whiteboard while students are coming into the library for class? Or as she suggests, sharing introductory information or keywords from the presentation you'll be doing? (This would be great if you were  presenting about the impact of libraries to your school board! Think of all the images you could include!) Have students make one for a 10 second book talk!

 

I'm sure you can come up with a variety of ways to use TallTweets immediately!

Martha Bongiorno's curator insight, January 19, 12:07 PM
Interesting ideas! I can see tying this into a literature circle or exit ticket of some sort.
GwynethJones's curator insight, January 20, 8:15 AM

Interesting! Reminds me of the lesson I did years ago Tweeting a book review or Story in 140 -- guess I'll have to change that title, huh? LOL

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A List of 10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic] by GDC Team

A List of 10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic] by GDC Team | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
by GDC Team

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Dean J. Fusto
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A great place to start as a teacher if you are wanting to think about using social media in the classroom. 
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 14, 2017 1:13 AM
A List of 10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher
Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 16, 2017 2:58 PM

Yes, the more teachers know. . . 

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Social Media for School Leaders - by Miguel Guhlin

Social Media for School Leaders - by Miguel Guhlin | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
Written by Miguel Guhlin

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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A good blog that hopefully will encourage all headteachers to have a school twitter account at the very least!
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 9, 2017 2:59 AM

Good stuff! Thanks to Tom D'Amico.

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Exclude Tweets in Your Tweetdeck Search - via @alicekeeler

Exclude Tweets in Your Tweetdeck Search - via @alicekeeler | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
Some Twitter Tips The number one users of Twitter are educators! I don’t use Twitter like Facebook and I don’t follow people who do. One of the best things you can do for yourself as an educator is to create a Twitter handle just for teaching and tweet about teaching. Tweetdeck I use Tweetdeck.com to …

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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It's time to jump into tweetdeck. 
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9 ways real students use social media for good

9 ways real students use social media for good | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
Think nothing good can come from encouraging students to use social media? Consider what these former students from Minarets and Design Science high schools in Central California are doing. I asked these students how they use social media as an academic tool and how that shaped both their high school and post-secondary success. Here’s what I learned.

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An Epic Guide For Creating Social Media Visuals

An Epic Guide For Creating Social Media Visuals | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
You’ve likely heard before that 65 percent of people are visual learners and 90 percent of the information we absorb is visual.

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Something to consider when posting social content. 
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Twitter offers educators expanded horizons for PD, networking via Roger Riddell @EdDiveRoger

Twitter offers educators expanded horizons for PD, networking via Roger Riddell @EdDiveRoger | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
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Aug. 28, 2017
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Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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"experts have noted that success on that front is a matter of getting out of it what you put into it". It's like everything in life social media connections have to be worked on. It's finding that balance so that it does not take over your life. (note to self!)
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What is a Personal Learning Network?

What is a Personal Learning Network? | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
As an educator, it’s important to understand everything that shapes your students’ education, both inside and outside of the classroom. You’re trained to study lesson plans and develop learning strategies and abide by district-wide standards. But what about your own development as an educator? What rules exist to help you maintain your professional growth?

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PLN are important for educators but we should also encourage our students to work on them too. 
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 23, 2017 12:18 PM

Professional networks help you grow as a teacher. They are also an indispensable element for any online teacher seeking to grow a career.  

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Online behaviour and social media - Resources and support via ReachOut Schools

Understanding how technology and social media play a part in the daily life of young people today can help you facilitate safe and healthy online behaviour.

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Cynthia's curator insight, March 24, 8:18 PM

This is a nice look at the role technology has in social grooming, norms, benefits and drawback of using social network sites (SNS).

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24 Social Media Shortcuts

24 Social Media Shortcuts | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it

Gwyneth Jones writes: "Sometimes, when you're sharing the benefits of a professional Social Media presence, it can become a bit bewildering and overwhelming."


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Some great advice for beginners! 
 
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, February 12, 4:15 PM

I am printing this out for teachers. While several of them joined Twitter this year and have found benefits to it, there are many who are afraid to approach it. Gwyneth's steps take all the fear out of social media for educators!

Pogohelp's curator insight, February 13, 6:58 AM

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Student Athletes Have Audiences. Why Don’t Student Writers?

Student Athletes Have Audiences. Why Don’t Student Writers? | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
When students share their writing with an authentic audience, they raise their game.

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Give your students an authentic audience and give them purpose. Writing for the world is scary but really fulfilling when they get it right. 
 
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Steven Engravalle's curator insight, August 4, 2017 10:30 AM

Students generally find writing experiences to be artificial. A common outcome of that artificiality is that teachers feel disappointed in the quality of writing turned in because the students are capable of better results. There are many components to improving writing skills through the writing process. The journey requires a destination, a Friday Night Lights event where students demonstrate what they have learned to an authentic audience.

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10 Tips For Making Your Blog Posts Easier To Read

10 Tips For Making Your Blog Posts Easier To Read | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it

How do you encourage your blog visitors to not only start reading your posts but also stick around to the end? We offer you ten tips to enhance the readability of your blog posts.


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This a a well written useful blog. I will be taking all of this advice on board when I write my next blog post as I think I am making most of the mistakes talked about here :) 
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10 Examples Of Great Class Blogs

10 Examples Of Great Class Blogs | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
It can be so inspiring to take a look at other class blogs. We have put together a showcase of ten great blogs powered by Edublogs, CampusPress, or WordPress. Do you have any to add?

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Love sharing best practice. If you are wanting to start a class blog, here are some great examples. 
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Perspective | What teens wish their parents knew about social media by Ana Homayoun

Perspective | What teens wish their parents knew about social media by Ana Homayoun | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
By Ana Homayoun

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Bookmarking Librarian
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We need to help parents be able to talk about this! It is no different from talking about any other subject. Keep it normal and your teens will talk. 
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Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Oh My! 4 Tools for Picting in the Classroom - EdSurge News

We’ve all heard it before: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” That famous idiom (or is it a cliche?) first appeared in a 1911 newspaper and has been widely used since. In today’s society, however, the phrase has taken on a whole new meaning. Using images instead of text to convey ideas—known as “picting”—is becoming the norm among today’s digital-first students.

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Some great ideas of how to use social media in a positive way in the classroom.
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Reasons to be blogging ... 1 2 3....

Reasons to be blogging ... 1 2 3.... | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
I'm often asked why I blog. What's the attraction? Is it worth the effort? How do I keep it going? Here are 5 reasons:

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I love to blog. It helps critically analyse what I am doing and hopefully share best practice with others. 
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Social Media Twitter: WHAT Is Its Attraction And WHY Is IT Important For EDUcation!?

Social Media Twitter: WHAT Is Its Attraction And WHY Is IT Important For EDUcation!? | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it

Social Media Twitter: WHAT Is Its Attraction And WHY Is IT Important For EDUcation!? First of all, one can't ignore existing trends which are already existing in Virtual World since ages and one SHOULD adapt for it in Real World, especially in Modern EDUcation! Social Media plays already a BIG role in business,…

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

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

 


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Social media has an important role in digital citizenship. Learning to use it correctly and for educational purposes is a skill. 
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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 26, 2017 8:36 PM

Social Media Twitter: WHAT Is Its Attraction And WHY Is IT Important For EDUcation!? First of all, one can't ignore existing trends which are already existing in Virtual World since ages and one SHOULD adapt for it in Real World, especially in Modern EDUcation! Social Media plays already a BIG role in business,…

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

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

 

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This coffee shop prank perfectly demonstrates the risk of sharing data online

This coffee shop prank perfectly demonstrates the risk of sharing data online | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
A coffee shop has pranked customers by revealing exactly how much personal information they know about them from one Facebook Like.

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Learn to set your privacy settings properly. 
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Karl Wabst's curator insight, July 8, 2016 7:55 PM

Give away your #privacy. Make a fraudsters day. 

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An Academic Use for Social Media

An Academic Use for Social Media | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
You can leverage micro-writing—tweets, Instagram posts, and the like—to help students improve their communication and writing skills.

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Social media in the classroom is a bold step forward.. Teachers need to learn how to use it themselves before it can become a useful tool within the classroom.
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To Build a Great Network, You Don’t Have to be a Great Networker


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Interesting article about networking and how it works.
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