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Why Not Use Social Networks? by Joel Josephson

by Guest Author, Joel Josephson Why Not Use Social Networks? Educators that are not using Facebook often use the arguments that they are concerned for their: Privacy Time Although there are other arguments used I will try to answer these two in this article. Privacy At the root of Social networks is the personalisation of your online character through your contributions to the networks. This can be Read full article »

Education Transformation Through Social Media

Part 1 of the Education Transformation Through Collaborative Voices series In a recent #Edchat discussion I reflected, "There are more educators than politicians involved in education, yet politicians make the majority of education policy decisions. How do we change this dynamic?" One of the drawbacks of undergoing training as an educator is that we rarely get training in the art of Read full article »

Kinect and Game/Gesture-based Learning: Interview with Johnny Kissko

Interview 16 of Education Voices This week I had time to catch up with Johnny Kissko (@JohnnyEducation) on Skype. Johnny is a math teacher in Lubbock who is passionate about the potential of various technologies integrated effectively into the curriculum. What do we mean by effectively? In his interview, you will discover that he envisions and develops online communities where technology Read full article »

Why Mobile Learning in Schools Makes Cents

This year I am touring various continents and countries with the message why we need mobile learning devices in schools. Funding isn't the issue. Governments worldwide choose to invest in technologies in schools. They have done this for decades even equipping schools with the chalkboard and slates at one period. Unfortunately, the technologies they invest in mostly promote the traditional Read full article »

A New Digital Age of Celebration

Yesterday, I aged another year! Yes, it was my birthday and what made it really special was my personal learning network (PLN)! Some people may think that choosing to spend time online for a birthday is insane, weird, antisocial, or geeky. They rather disconnect and that's okay because every person should be Read full article »

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