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Chris Dede

13 Great Twitter Chats Every Educator Should Check Out -- THE Journal - 1 views

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    twitter chats useful for educators
Harvey Shaw

How Twitter Changed Everything - 2 views

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    A school principal blogs about the powerful role that Twitter has played in his professional development. Great quote about Twitter and other social media: "The smartest person in the room, is the room."
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    Thanks for posting! This is very similar to what I am focused on for my project- using twitter to send out "joyful learning" tips of the day. It is at least one proof point that twitter can be a powerful tool for professional development.
Sunanda V

First Twitter Fiction Festival Might Mutate Storytelling Forever - 0 views

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    Intrigued to see what comes of this
Harvey Shaw

Iceland's crowdsourced constitution passes national referendum - 0 views

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    Last year, Iceland began updating the national constitution. Rather than start writing the document immediately, they solicited comments and text from citizens via Facebook and Twitter. They received over 3500 comments - from a country of 230,000 voters. Yesterday, a national referendum approved the final draft, which now goes to Parliament for final approval. Now THAT'S affecting change with social media.
Deidre Witan

It's Official: Using Twitter Makes Students More Engaged | Edudemic - 2 views

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    Tweeting as a literary practice...
Sunanda V

25 Ways To Use Twitter To Improve Your Professional Development - 2 views

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    Thought this may be of interest to those in the research team looking at PD and social media.
Bridget Binstock

Introducing @GuardianTagBot, your new Twitter-based search assistant - 0 views

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    Got something you want to find on the Guardian website? Tweet your question at our new @GuardianTagBot service to get an answer with the help of the Guardian's Open Platform The Guardian is experimenting with a new Twitter-based service, and would like your help to test it out.
Chris Dede

Twitter-Mining Captures Global Mood Patterns | Wired Science | Wired.com - 3 views

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    Data-mining in twitter
Chris Dede

A New Kind Of Twitter PD - Winston Salem, NC, United States, ASCD EDge Blog post - 2 views

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    Ways of helping educators learn about twitter
Katherine Tarulli

Biz Stone Talks Tech Startups, His New Foundation, And The Best Vegan Food In San Franc... - 2 views

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    Twitter founder Biz Stone talks about his foundation which focuses on education and conservation.
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    I was struck by the city government question. Seems to be a parallel of how the government can interact with the people they represent using technology and how teachers can interact with their students using technology. (People centered government and student-centered learning.)
Chris Dede

Engaging Students with Twitter - 4 views

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    Twitter as a classroom medium
Chris Dede

#Edchat: Echo Chamber or Sounding Board - Sayville, NY, United States, ASCD EDge Blog post - 0 views

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    Role of Twitter in learning
Mydhili Bayyapunedi

What Is This Buzz Word "Transliteracy"? A Q&A with Ryan Nadel | Spotlight on Digital Me... - 1 views

  • Being really smart used to mean “how much do you know,” and “how much can you memorize.” Now it’s, “how good are you at finding information and contextualizing it.”
  • So when we’re teaching digital literacy, it needs to be a transliterate approach. It’s not about one experience, but how all of these things interrelate.
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    Are we transliterate enough when we are learning and experimenting things. 
    Another example I can think of for transliteracy is the awareness of updating one's status messages in various places. For example, a status message on one's FB page is quite different from one's LinkedIn Profile to one's style of tweeting to one's IM status message. 

    Being aware of what kind of thoughts go where is an important transliterate skill to have. Thoughts?
Margaret O'Connell

Great use of Twitter by a teacher - 3 views

  • Yesterday on Twitter I asked for false Geometry statements for which it's easy to draw a counterexample. Twitter is brilliant for this - everybody can come up with a-couple-a-three no problem, but it would be a pain to sit and think of a dozen. And even when you did, they might not be the best dozen for your purposes. After waiting a day, I got to pick from lots.
Jessica O'Brien

Twitter, Facebook, and social activism : The New Yorker - 4 views

  • The world, we are told, is in the midst of a revolution. The new tools of social media have reinvented social activism. With Facebook and Twitter and the like, the traditional relationship between political authority and popular will has been upended, making it easier for the powerless to collaborate, coördinate, and give voice to their concerns.
  • Fifty years after one of the most extraordinary episodes of social upheaval in American history, we seem to have forgotten what activism is.

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  • The platforms of social media are built around weak ties. Twitter is a way of following (or being followed by) people you may never have met. Facebook is a tool for efficiently managing your acquaintances, for keeping up with the people you would not otherwise be able to stay in touch with.
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  • But weak ties seldom lead to high-risk activism.
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    This article is interesting in light of Haste's article for class. Gladwell dismisses the "Twitter revolution" in Moldova and explains that real activism--real civic participation--is not seen in low-risk online networks, such as Facebook and Twitter. Perhaps new technology cannot empower individuals enough for real-life civic engagement?
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    I am not sure that online networks only form weak ties. I am somewhat surprised there was no mention of http://www.meetup.com/ and the soon to be released http://www.jumo.com/ as they both appear to consider themselves to be a means for social change.

    There is another point raised that we seem to have forgotten activism. This point, if true, may be a good explination as to why social media is not commonly used for social change.
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    Thanks for posting this Jessica! I've been thinking about this for sometime now and I don't think Gladwell is right in saying that Twitter and FB form weak ties just as the SM folklore claiming that twitter or FB is in the middle of real activism. Social media is a tool for organizing civic participation. Civic engagement is defined by how many participate and only later by the platform/tool they use.

    Couple of reactions to Gladwell's piece:

    http://rburnett.ecuad.ca/main/2010/10/1/the-anti-gladwell-small-change-indeed.html
    http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/tipping_point_author_malcolm_gladwell_says_facebook_twitter_cant_change_world.php
Mitch(ell) Miller

Rutgers student death: Has Digital Age made students callous? - 2 views

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    A very sad story that people think was caused, in part, by how the digital age is affecting students.
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    The roommate was clearly trying to out him in a very nefarious way. Yes, easy access to recording and distribution technology was available, but bad decisions drove the actions.
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    I think the wide use of cams has changed people's idea of what is appropriate and what is not. People who have not lived with these webcams and camera phones have at least a background of knowing of a time when they weren't so readily available. Children and students growing up now who've had them all their lives, may not automatically know what is acceptable. I am outraged if I'm in a social setting with friends where we are dancing, having fun, and bystanders start to record us without our consent. These cameras are everywhere, and some states aren't allowing people to video police officers on duty, but I think this should be extended to general public. People should have to consent before they are recorded on camera, and if there is no consent, that offending party should possibly face legal action.
Cameron Paterson

Kesmit-ing: The Twitter Experiment - Bringing Twitter to the Classroom at UT Dallas Video - 3 views

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    How one teacher is using twitter to teach more effectively
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    Uche, in class today I was thinking about this posting from Cameron. Was wondering your thoughts on it and if/how using Twitter like this relates to OneVille.
Benjamin Berte

BBC News - Blogging loses appeal for US teenagers, says survey - 2 views

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    As soon as I catch up...I fall behind
Ashley Lee

The Death Of Social Media - Forbes.com - 1 views

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    "Are spam, hackers, privacy concerns and commercialization killing social media?"
Jennifer Jocz

Internet Evolution - Chris Minnick - A Decade on the Web: A Look Back & Ahead - 0 views

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    Interesting thoughts about changes in technology over the past 10 years and where it may be heading in the future
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