Tap into the Power of the Crowd

Our students have access to a worldwide audience through their social networks. This audience can provide them knowledge, support, advice, resources, or funding. Tapping into the power of the crowd is known as crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. Our digital learners need to understand the role crowdsourcing and crowdfunding plays in promoting causes, startups, and innovation.  This […]

What Digital Skills Do Students Need to Make a Meaningful Impact? #EdtechMissions

Today was the first official #EdtechMissions chat on Twitter to celebrate the launch of my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom. Educators around the world gathered to share insights to 2 questions. What creative strategies do you use to integrate #Edtech in your class? What lifelong […]

How Hashtags Can Empower You in 2016

“The hashtag, that ubiquitous pound sign followed by a keyword, are part of the language of social media.”- Neil Patel, Forbes In August 2007, Chris Messina introduced hashtags (#) into Twitter’s code, which meant anyone using the platform could add a # sign front of any word(s) without spaces to make it a clickable link leading to […]

#Edchat Summary: Social Media's Impact on Professional Development for Educators by @USCTeacher

Guest post from @USCTeacher in the #Edchat Category & other 12noon NYC summaries found on Berni Wall’s blog! Today’s #edchat topic, What effect has social media (SM) had in your development as an educator? Is SM for every educator?, was intriguing. The topic pulled in both personal reflection for participators to think about their usage of social […]

Why Not Use Social Networks? by Joel Josephson

by Guest Author, Joel Josephson Why Not Use Social Networks? Educators that are not using Facebook often use the arguments that they are concerned for their: Privacy Time Although there are other arguments used I will try to answer these two in this article. Privacy At the root of Social networks is the personalisation of […]

What Did They Tweet?

July 2010 edition of the What Did They Tweet series! Let’s see what our Personal Learning Network (PLN) tweeted about in education and social media these past two weeks. Tweets “Clay Shirky: How cognitive surplus will change the world | Video on TED.com” http://j.mp/bsNyS3baldy7baldy7 Just uploaded ‘Towards Open & Connected Learning’ to SlideShare. http://slidesha.re/dfrMGH Alec […]

What Did They Tweet?

End of April 2010 edition of the What Did They Tweet weekly series! Let’s see what our Personal Learning Network (PLN) tweeted about in education and social media in the past two weeks. Video: Starfish and Students I was deeply touched by this video created by @marynabadenhors, which tells the story of a kid with […]