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Phil Taylor

Should Colleges Judge Social Media Presence for Admissions? - 4 views

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    April 12, 2014 at 09:21AM For Students, Social Media Is Now A Matter Of Identity http://bit.ly/1qOGBMU via @teachthought
Phil Taylor

The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter - The Globe and Mail - 4 views

  • The only way to tell whether kids today are really less coherent or literate than their great-grandparents is to compare student writing across the past century
  • Over the past century, the freshman composition papers had exploded in length and intellectual complexity.
  • Prof. Lunsford’s research has found, 40 per cent of all writing is done outside the classroom – it’s “life writing,” stuff students do socially, or just for fun.
John Evans

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources and Ideas | Edutopia - 1 views

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    "Although students are evermore connected to the social web, many of these networks remain out-of-class digital playgrounds where students congregate. In a recent survey of 1,000 teachers, just one in five said they use social media regularly with students. "
John Evans

Should Schools Teach Social Media Skills? | MindShift - 6 views

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    "Taking selfies at funerals. Tagging pictures of teens drinking alcohol at parties. Kids (and adults for that matter) post a lot of silly stuff online - and although most of it is chatter, some of what might seem harmless leads to tragic consequences. But is it the job of schools to teach kids the dos and don'ts of social media?"
Phil Taylor

Technology and Social Media in the Classroom are the New Way to Learn - Business 2 Comm... - 2 views

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    "Technology and Social Media in the Classroom are the New Way to Learn"
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