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Twitter Guide For Teachers: Ideas, Resources and More

Twitter Guide For Teachers: Ideas, Resources and More

| October 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

Many teachers are using Twitter as a classroom tool. But a lot of schools still view the communication tool as a “toy” students use in their free time, not a serious platform for learning. As sites like Twitter and Facebook become ever more fundamental to how the world communicates, schools will need to shift their […]

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What Teens Feel About Privacy and Social Media

What Teens Feel About Privacy and Social Media

| May 22, 2013 | 22 Comments

A new Pew Research study of teenagers and their parents reveals that teenagers are sharing more information on social networking sites than in the past, even as they carefully monitor and manage their profiles.

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For Educators, the Importance of Making Meaningful Connections

For Educators, the Importance of Making Meaningful Connections

| August 22, 2012 | 4 Comments

By Matt Levinson It’s connected educator month. There’s a flurry of activity among teachers and administrators looking to connect through Twitter and other social media to advance their learning, especially as a new school year looms. As schools gear up and prepare for a new school year with technology increasingly ubiquitous, now’s the time to […]

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Can Twitter Replace Traditional Professional Development?

Can Twitter Replace Traditional Professional Development?

| August 6, 2012 | 6 Comments

Flickr: Rosaura Ochoa By The Hechinger Report Twitter and Facebook might soon replace traditional professional development for teachers. Instead of enduring hours-long workshops a few times a year, teachers could reach out to peers on the Internet in real time for advice on things like planning a lesson (or salvaging a lesson that’s going wrong), […]

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Pictures, Polls and Videos: How to Use Mobile Phones for Learning

Pictures, Polls and Videos: How to Use Mobile Phones for Learning

| April 17, 2012 | 6 Comments

Kids are using Instagram and Twitter in their daily lives outside of school, so why not let them use it for class studies too? This is just one example of many featured in this second episode of Infinite Thinking Machine, a Web TV show for teachers produced by Computer Using Educators (CUE), which shows how […]

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New Etiquette for Using Tech, In and Out of Class

New Etiquette for Using Tech, In and Out of Class

| December 15, 2011 | 6 Comments

Lenny Gonzales By Doug Ward If you want to see a teacher fume, just bring up the topic of cell phones in class. Technology, especially social media and text messaging, competes for students’ attention as never before. When half of social media users say they check messages from bed, and 11 percent of those 25 […]

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#Pencilchat: the Ultimate Technology Metaphor

#Pencilchat: the Ultimate Technology Metaphor

| December 14, 2011 | 1 Comment

The idea of using the pencil as an analogy to talk about technology in the classroom is hardly a new one. But the analogy has resurfaced and spread in recent weeks, sparked in part by a reading of John T. Spencer’s book Pencil Me In, which uses the pencil allegory to talk about technology integration, […]

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Finding a Voice Through Twitter

Finding a Voice Through Twitter

| October 18, 2011 | 5 Comments

By Matthew Williams Last month, 50 eleventh- and twelfth-graders at San Francisco’s Burton High School started tweeting in class for the first time. Many were familiar with Twitter and some use it on a daily basis, but never for school. As in most instances, there’s a major disconnect between the role of social media in […]

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Which Rules Are Worth Circumventing?

Which Rules Are Worth Circumventing?

| August 24, 2011 | 2 Comments

Flickr:Bark Rules are important in any civilized society. Without them, chaos would ensue. But some rules are worth questioning, especially when the consequences negate their very purpose. Teachers are grappling with how to address regulations they consider unnecessary at best and harmful at worst. There’s no question that helpful guidelines can and should be put […]

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What Would the Freedom Riders Have Tweeted?

What Would the Freedom Riders Have Tweeted?

| August 2, 2011 | 0 Comments

“It was like watching a movie, but it was going on for a month,” says Jennifer Klein, World Civilizations teacher at the Open High School of Utah, an online charter school. Welcome to the latest iteration of Twitter in education. Using TwHistory, a group of 12 of Klein’s students researched historical documents, took on a […]

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