Monday, September 16, 2013

How productive are you with social media tools?

Great reads on social media and effective teacher tools.  Lot's of carry over into BYOD and use of digital devices in the classroom.

Trending Reasons to Teach Social Media in Schools

"Users of this media have to be savvy. Being literate in social media is an essential skill for the future workforce.
“We don’t have a choice on whether we DO social media. The question is how well we do it.”  –Erick Qualman
These stats aren’t new, but they are still impressive.
50% of the world’s population is under 30. These are high-end social media users.
96% of the Millennials belong to a social network.
Facebook tops Google in weekly traffic.
1 in 8 couples married in the U.S. met through social media."

"....these teacher tools are useful for a variety of reasons. Most save students and teachers time while some simply make it easier to connect with others. Whatever you’re looking for, make sure you know about these apps and web tools before stepping foot into the classroom. These tools can be used as part of your ‘teacher toolkit’ or ‘arsenal’ depending on how aggressive you view your teaching style."

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