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The Pros & Cons Of Children On Social Media

The Pros & Cons Of Children On Social Media  contributed by Jennifer Smith In our social media-charged society, it’s easy to assume that children should not be on sites like Facebook and Twitter. Concerns range from safety to attention span to disminished ‘real life’ social skills to posture, blue light, and other dangers of screen […]

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Twitter Is Shallow And Social Media Is Superficial. Right?

Twitter Is Shallow And Social Media Is Superficial. Right? contributed by Nathan Jurgenson Noam Chomsky has been one of the most important critics of the way big media crowd out everyday voices in order to control knowledge and “manufacture consent.” So it is surprising that the MIT linguist dismisses much of our new digital communications […]

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They Don’t Want Privacy: Why Students Should Study Social Media

They Don’t Want Privacy: Why Students Should Study Social Media by Terry Heick No matter what you personally believe about its value, technology has entered society like a massive electrical storm, leaving few things unaffected. It was only a generation ago that technology took the form of cordless phones, cable television, and the soul-altering wizardry […]

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10 Strategies To Help Students Use Social Media For Critical Thinking

10 Strategies To Help Students Use Social Media For Critical Thinking by Terry Heick Social media is here to stay. No matter how much we lament a loss of privacy, too much screen time, superficial identity, or countless other worries, media has been around since language was invented, and we have always sought to make […]

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What Your Social Media Habits Say About Your Teaching Style

  You’re a lurker—love social media, but more the media than the social, so you stay in the background—looking, skimming, saving, and skimming and looking some more, but always quietly, and always just out of sight. You spend an hour or two tops online—just the basics—messages, some shopping that saves you time and money, and browsing a select […]

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Generation Screen: What Social Media Has Done To Children

Generation Screen: What Social Media Has Done To Children by Terry Heick Google launched nearly 20 years ago, in 1998. facebook launched in 2004. The iPhone launched ten years ago, in 2007. That means your average student has never known a world without Google, and many don’t remember life without handheld screens and YouTube and […]

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Learning Theories: Bandura’s Social Learning Theory

Learning Theories: Bandura’s Social Learning Theory by Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education This is the third in my blog series on major learning theories. My plan is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of their theories, and how each can be applied in education. Last time, we examined […]

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