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Nigel Coutts

Learning in the age of Social Networks - The Learner's Way - 10 views

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    Learning is a social endeavour. Schools need to understand that for our students the social landscape has changed. Rather than turning away from this reality we need to understand what it means and what our children need to know and learn to safely maximise the opportunities it brings.
Steve Ransom

Skype - The Big Blog - Skype is connecting teachers and classrooms across the globe - 20 views

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    Skype is connecting teachers and classrooms across the globe... some screencasts here for those who need a visual orientation of how to maximize this new network of Skype for educators
Dimitris Tzouris

Pinterest / Home - 26 views

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    Pinterest is a place to catalog the things you love.
Dimitris Tzouris

Welcome to Shelfari! Read, Share, Explore! - 22 views

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    Create a virtual bookshelf, discover new books, connect with friends and learn more about your favorite books - all for free.
Professional Learning Board

Social Networking Sites in Education - 28 views

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    In addition to Social Network sites the Internet offers many popular services that have become part of most teens social network including chat, instant messaging, blogs, peer-to-peer networks, text messaging and gaming.

    What are your thoughts about the use of social networks in the classroom, teachers connecting with students in online social environments and social networking sites in general for education?
International School of Central Switzerland

Social Media Explosion - Implications for the Classroom « Triple A Learning I... - 28 views

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    Social media is growing at explosive rates. Just take a glance at Gary's Social Media Count which includes recent statistics from January 2011. Be certain to click on the 'social', 'mobile', 'games',  and 'heritage' buttons at the top of the page to get the full impact.
Marc Lijour

Danger: America Is Losing Its Edge In Innovation - CIO Central - CIO Network - Forbes - 7 views

  • Almost every adult I’ve talked with in these countries shares a belief that the path to success is paved with science and engineering.
  • scientists and engineers are celebrities in most countries
  • Already, 70% of engineers with PhD’s who graduate from U.S. universities are foreign-born. Increasingly, these talented individuals are not staying in the U.S – instead, they’re returning home, where they find greater opportunities.
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  • Saudi Arabia has a new university for science and engineering with a staggering $10 billion endowment.
  • In 2009, for the first time, over half of U.S. patents were awarded to non-U.S. companies.
  • China has replaced the U.S. as the world’s number one high-technology exporter.
  • The World Economic Forum ranks the U.S. #48 in quality of math and science education.
  • Five years ago, I was part of a commission that studied U.S. competitiveness. We issued a report called Rising Above the Gathering Storm,
      • Improve K-12 science and math education.
      • Invest in long-term basic research.
      • Attract and retain the best and brightest students, scientists and engineers in the U.S. and around the world.
      • Create and sustain incentives for innovation and research investment.
  • In 2007, Congress passed the America COMPETES Act,
Steve Ransom

6 girls arrested in Facebook teacher attack invite - Yahoo! News - 41 views

  • Sadler said the teachers targeted by the threatening comments were shocked by the arrests because the six girls were good students. Some held leadership positions while others had top grades.
  • "I don't understand their motivation. I don't think they think about the consequences because they're young. They're pretty immature then."
  • Children's stresses are so great that they can act out on their frustrations. Parents need to monitor what their kids are doing on communication devices."
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      Everyone gets frustrated. This is NOT a reasonable conclusion for being frustrated or stressed. What is evolving in the fabric of our youth that to even consider such actions, let alone make them public, is even possible? There don't appear to be disturbed young girls. The fact that they are likely "normal" in every respect makes this story even more disturbing.
Chris Liang

Bloomfire / The Simplest Way to Spread Knowledge - 69 views

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    Impressive site to connect people in a collaborative work/social setting.  It essentially lets you setup a private network of users in an interface inspired by facebook, youtube, and yahoo answers.
Paul Beaufait

The Case For Social Media in Schools - 26 views

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    See also: 7 Fantastic Free Social Media Tools for Teachers
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