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)
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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.
In a lot of cases, the OAuth authentication is all an app wants or needs. However, in other cases, you’re also granting apps and webapps access to your data.
Good personal security review here. Take the time, it’s worth it to:
- Think about why you may not want to use your social network logins with apps
- How to review your app permissions in Facebook, Google, and Twitter
photo via flickr:CC | soulzdead
In internet time this story is already old; 2nd grade students correct NFL players’ tweets. Cute idea? Sure! So what’s the takeaway?
Students love correcting adults’ mistakes.
It’s a subversive activity that allows students to feel like they know more than adults. And you can remind them that everyone makes mistakes.
I’m not sure this infographic is truly informative, but it’s interesting that it starts off by promoting SMS/Text marketing to connect students with resources. Online Colleges suggests using texting to notify, remind, and inform, but is that really useful in the classroom related to learning?
While students may own a smartphone, until schools provide smartphones and data plans to faculty or services you’re already using (like D2L/Moodle/etc) that allow you to text your students, I’m not sure how this works and truly transforms the classroom. Overall the suggestions are weak.
However - that brings up some questions from me, as our high school uses SMS/Text opt-in services for critical notifications (school closings) only. Are you using any systems/resources that allow you to text your students? Does your school policy allow it? Do you use it for “marketing” school events? Why not just use Twitter?
A Sincere Compliment
We really need to push our students to make a change in their world and highlight how social media can give them an opportunity that we never were given as students. Just being “citizens” online is the average; kids already exist online. We should be pushing for much more than this. Hopefully the video can serve as an example and conversation starter for what a person can really do now to make a difference.
Finally. Finally. Finally. Finally. Finally. Finally.
I can’t wait to go back though my 6 years of tweets and point out all the times I was right about things while ignoring all the times I was wrong about things.
Further affirming what you probably already know, Twitter is evidently one of the best tools for learning and becoming an engaged student. We’ve covered the benefits of the social network ad nauseum for teachers and administrators over the past few years … but a new study solidifies the worth of Twitter for students.
Assistant Professor of Education at Michigan State University, Christine Greenhow, conducted a study titled “Twitteracy: Tweeting is a New Literary Practice.” In it, she found that college students who tweet as part of their instruction are more engaged with the course content, the teacher, other students, and they have higher grades.
UW-Madison researchers Amy Bellmore and Jerry Zhu, along with graduate students Junming Sui and Kwang-Sung Jun, have been able to teach a computer to identify tweets about bullying among Twitter’s 250 million daily posts.
The researchers said the computer was able to quickly learn to identify more than 15,000 bullying-related tweets per day.
One goal of the researchers’ work is to assist traditional bullying research. Typically, this research relies on surveys in which victims and bullies report their experiences. This means researchers get a one-time glance at what is happening within a small population.
photo via flickr:CC | Western MAJ
Is this a 17th-century Twitter? Maybe. (Even before this scrap came to light, the promotional material for the play Brief Lives called Aubrey “the world’s oldest blogger.”) The scrap both does and doesn’t mirror a tweet — or a status update, or a Tumblr post, or anything on any social network. It has structural limits. It’s odd, jotted, and hasty. It brimming with scribbled social information, meaningful only to those steeped in its world.