Teach Marketing with Pinterest

Pinterest is a social media web and mobile app that provides a platform for sharing photos. It is a great curation tool that allows users to assemble resources within a board-like framework. How can this social media tool that specializes in sharing images be useful for teachers? Pinterest allows students to put on their creative thinking caps by working within a blank space to create presentations in a collage-like format. Learn More > #teachers #distancelearning #Pinterest #marketing #madmen

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Online study for would-be teachers

Aspiring primary teachers are being given the chance to study an online, part-time postgraduate diploma in education. Learn More > #teachers #distancelearning #UK #elearning

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Teaching Political Science with Twitter

When using Twitter within a classroom setting it is important to note that its use should correspond with the course topic. Using Twitter in a classroom requires careful planning to ensure that incorporating it into the course syllabus will optimize the learning experience. Learn More > #socialmedia #Twitter #donaldtrump #PoliticalScience

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Online Lectures on YouTube

Many universities require educators to create their own online presentations, whether in video webcam format, which can simply be uploaded to YouTube, or sometimes only a PowerPoint presentation. Simple presentation programs such as PowerPoint offer audio capabilities, allowing instructors to voice their own presentations, creating a more personal delivery of the course material. Learn More > #socialmedia #YouTube #sociallearning #OnlineLectures

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Using Facebook Groups to Collaborate

If you were asked to rename “social media,” how would you define it? Think about it, what does social media mean to you? Terms that come to mind are “community building,” “virtual interaction,” and “relationship building.” If you search the meaning of the word social on the Internet, dictionary.com defines it as “seeking or enjoying the companionship of others” and “friendly, sociable, and gregarious.” Another meaning is “living or disposed to live in companionship with others or in a community, rather than in isolation.” Media is defined as “a means of communication, as radio and television, newspapers, and magazines that reach or influence people widely.” Learn More > #socialmedia #facebook #sociallearning #collaborate

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Women and Social Media

Women have the desire to learn and grow, so much so that the number of female college students in the United States exceeds the number of male students. Women have also surpassed men in the number of bachelor’s degrees earned, and their achievements in master’s and professional degrees are not too far behind. However, the types of institutions women earn their degrees vary considerably from those of men. Elite colleges tend to have a higher number of males than females enrolled. Learn More > #socialmedia #women #sociallearning #feminism

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Peer-to-Peer Learning with Skype

Today, teachers’ roles are changing from instructing students to facilitating learning. Learning activities that promote group interaction are used as teaching strategies to broaden knowledge bases in classroom environments. Students form small groups to share concepts and work toward solutions for classroom projects; this strategy is known as “collaborative learning.” Peer-to-peer learning is similar to collaborative learning but aligns more with mentoring, in which one student leads and guides another student or group of students through a problem-solving situation or project. Collaborative and peer-to-peer learning serve their own purposes. Learn More > #socialmedia #Skype #sociallearning #teachingstrategies

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