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Social Media Webinar Series: Part 3 - Pinterest

Hi all,

We had our webinar on Pinterest today.  I will share the link to the recording once it is available.  You can see the PowerPoint on Slideshare at this link http://bit.ly/PinterestAdultEd 

Social Media Webinar Series: Part 2 - QR Codes

Hi all,

We had our webinar on QR Codes on February 13th.  I will share the link to the recording once it is available.  You can see the PowerPoint on Slideshare at this link slidesha.re/15Nu9av

Social Media Webinar Series: Part 1 - Twitter

Hi all,

We had the first webinar in our four part series Today.  It was a webinar on the basics of Twitter.  I will share the link to the recording of the webianr once it is available.  You can see the PowerPoint on Slideshare at this link http://www.slideshare.net/Nelightful/twitter-basic5213.

Setting Personal Boundaries with Technology

Friends, 

The semester has just begun and I recently finished a text messaging conversation with a student about an assignment. I also had to decline a snap chat invitation from another student. Often, students attempt to 'friend' me on facebook. 

Beyond this, I have connected with colleagues as they have reached out to me on various social media channels. 

Is Social Media a Good Tool for Teaching and Learning?

Friends, 

Social media offers multiple benefits for the teaching and learning experience. Because of the number of access possibilities (facebook, pinterest, snapchat, twitter, Instagram, excetera, students and teachers can collaborate, build technology skills, gain feedback, and lead to engagement. These are critical elements of a positive learning experience and I do not what to discount the benefit of social media, but I would like to prompt a discussion on some of the negative impacts of social media on student learning and discover ways to mediate these impacts.

Social Media Tools Used Today in Teaching and PD

Dear PD Colleagues:

During the summer of 2010, we held robust discussions of Using Social Media in Teaching and Professional Development. AALPD and ALTN took a survey of our PD List to see what tools we used and which we wanted to learn most about (see below for results). Do these results still reflect the needs you see for teachers and professional developers today? Why or why not? What would you add to the list?

LinkedIn’s “Pulse” – A new networking opportunity for adult educators?

Hello everyone!

As you may have seen, LinkedIn is rolling out their new publishing platform called Pulse. One can publish and also follow the "long form posts" of others through LinkedIn. This may be a promising way to follow professional writings – and publish your own – side-by-side with professionals in other, related fields. Some features of Pulse include:

Social Media Tips for Educators: Developing Innovative Engagement in Your Community

From Home Room, the official blog of the US Department of Education, comes a post on social media tips for educators.  Dorothy Amatucci, a digital engagement strategist at the U.S. Department of Education, writes that Home Room is developing four tip sheets on topics that include comprehensive information on digital engagement tools and practices that are useful for education.

DOL Career Pathways Webinar June 4, 2:00-3:00

Department of Labor Career Pathways Webinar

 

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