“Twitter is the best and Twitter is the worst.”
This was the response Dr. Marion Underwood, clinical psychologist and University of Texas at Dallas psychology professor, received from one of her 15-year-old daughter’s friends when she asked what the girl thought of the social networking juggernaut.
“I can’t get off of it,” the girl elaborated. “I can’t stop getting on Twitter.”
If these sound like the words of an “addict,” it’s because they (at least kind of) are. Underwood was inspired to take her informal poll after watching the teen in question spend the entirety of her daughter’s birthday party glued to her phone, reading and sending tweets. What’s more, she says that social media can be highly addictive. Millennials are perpetually accused of self-centeredness, but it isn’t self-promotion, in and of itself, that they’re addicted to, Underwood says. It’s the positive reinforcement they receive from peers for doing it. For some teens, however, there’s a source of reinforcement even more addictive—and elusive—than their peers: their favorite celebrities.
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Well what happens when you make a mistake in your school? Do you do everything to hide it or do you take ownership and move forward? There is a difference between making a mistake and being inappropriate and if it is a mistake, similar to the one that was made by JC Penney, taking ownership sometimes gives an educator more credibility than not making a mistake in the first place. Showing the humility that we can all screw up and learn from it, says a lot. Trying to cover up a mistake says something as well.
Currently, according to NCES data, in the U.S., teachers who identify as black or African-American, make up less than 7% of public-school teachers. In comparison, white teachers comprise approximately 83% of public-school educators. Of course, as a professor of pre-service and veteran educators, I am aware of the importance and usefulness of mentoring teachers, especially in their first three to five years in the field.
However, after the #BlackEdu chat, I have learned that racial/ethnic minority teachers may require a different type of mentorship compared to their white peers. It appears that black practitioners — teachers, school support personnel and administrators — are yearning for mentorship that not only focuses on best practices for curriculum delivery, but also with coping with issues of isolation, diversity and racism.
Teachers and parents are taking to Twitter, at #evaluatethat, to point out the countless ways in which teachers help their students that cannot be assessed by student standardized test scores or other traditional methods of evaluation.
How has it helped you? How often do you use it? What are your tips for newcomers.
I would love to see responses to this. I asked this question a week or so ago and got no response. I’m beginning to build a list of education # to follow, but it is haphazard so far
When it’s a lighter load and the time is available (and topic is relevant) I try to catch #edchat Tuesdays 12p/7p EST.
How many accounts should I have as a connected educator?
Should I do it all from one account because that’d be easier? In other words, should I share photos of my classroom, tips and tricks with other teachers, interesting blog articles, and maybe even some school-wide announcements?
Or should I set up multiple accounts where I have a specific account for each type of communication?
As certain high school seniors work meticulously this month to finish their early applications to colleges, some may not realize that comments they casually make online could negatively affect their prospects. In fact, new research from Kaplan Test Prep, the service owned by the Washington Post Company, suggests that online scrutiny of college hopefuls is growing.
“Students’ social media and digital footprint can sometimes play a role in the admissions process,” says Christine Brown, the executive director of K-12 and college prep programs at Kaplan Test Prep. “It’s something that is becoming more ubiquitous and less looked down upon.”
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Sep 30th, 6pm CST
Many teachers have flipped their classrooms and realize there is a next step in their evolution. They are ready to move beyond the flipped classroom. One way many people have moved beyond the Flipped Classroom has been to adopt the Flipped-Mastery Model. Find out more about this model in this one hour chat. We will being using the #plpnetwork hashtag for this live event.
Oct 1, 6pm CST
Book Club Twitter chat hosted by the four CEM feature book authors. Join us for a lively conversation around key themes in the books. Plenty of time for Q&A. Follow hashtag #ce13 for the chat.
Emerging research suggests sending your teen a friend request on Facebook or engaging them on Twitter, Instagram and other social platforms, improves child and parent relationships.
The study of nearly 500 families also found that teens who interact with their parents on social media have higher rates of “prosocial” behavior – meaning that they are more generous, kind and helpful to others.
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The latest and best tweets on #edchat. Read what people are saying and join the conversation.
Imagine you forget to watch a new episode of Game of Thrones the night it airs. Even if coworkers stay mum about important plot points, Twitter is abuzz with spoilers. Fortunately, there’s Twivo, a new program that allows Twitter users to censor their feeds from mentioning a certain TV show (and its characters) for a set time period. Jennie Lamere, a 17-year-old girl, invented the software last month—and won the grand prize at a national coding competition where Lamere was the only female who presented a project, and the only developer to work alone. Internet: Meet the reason we need more women in tech.
(From Mother Jones)
President Clinton will be answering your edtech questions on March 15th. It’s all part of the Global Education and Skills Forum happening in Dubai (to follow the conference, check out the #GESF hashtag and / or like them on Facebook).
To Ask President Clinton A Question
- Use your Twitter account and follow @gemseducation (the host of the conference – they’ll be asking President Clinton your question)
- Pose your question on Twitter and add the hashtag #AskClinton to the end of it.
- President Clinton will then be answering your questions live on Friday, March 15th at 18:45 GST.