1 - 100 (Updated) Ways To Use Facebook In Your Classroom - Edudemic
Back in 2009, we wrote a popular post, 100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom. Now almost three years later, educators are still finding great ideas for putting Facebook to work on our list. But at the same time, Facebook has changed so much, and the site has even more to offer for the classroom. So we’ve compiled a fresh batch of ways to make Facebook work in your classroom, some tried and true, and others that have evolved with Facebook. Read on, and you’ll find a wealth of resources, assignments, and amazing uses for Facebook in any type of classroom.
2 – Is Social Media as Dangerous as the Telephone? - ReadWriteWeb
It was expected to cause the “destruction of community because [it encourages] far-flung operations and far-flung relationships.” At the same time, it was called the “antidote to provincialism.” It’s not Facebook. It’s not Google. It’s not even a technology invented in this century – or the last. – It’s the telephone
Right now YouTube is in a transition period, moving from the amateur era of online video to the professional era. But YouTube isn’t just copying TV networks, instead it is banking on a new kind of professional content. To do that, YouTube is supporting and encouraging amateur content creators, giving them the opportunity to turn semi-pro or even full-on professional.
4 - Grokit wants to build a Pinterest for learning – Mashable
Their new product, Learnist, works a bit like a Pinterest for learning. Soon anyone (the capability is still invite-only at launch) will be able to compile content pieces onto a board or “learning.” A nifty bookmarklet makes it easy to collect content from other sites.
5 – Higher education needs to build global learning communities - The Guardian
However, some may not see the deeper value in this type of collaborative learning but experience shows that such teaching-learning methods have the potential to create more personally meaningful learning spaces for students and more professionally enriching work environments for teachers.
7 - Today’s social media landscape and where you fit in - there’s no “social learning” category because it fits in everywhere ..