Edward Dixon, who teaches German at UPenn, believes there are advantages to language learning thanks to social media and other online collaboration that could not have happened the same way in traditional classes.
The Gen Zs are the kids born somewhere in the early to mid 1990s up through 2010. They fill the classrooms of the K-12 educators. An exact starting point and stopping point are always unclear in generational labels, but this group has the distinction of living in a world that has always had the internet. Note that the Gen Zs do have an end date, somewhere around 2010. The next group? Generation Alpha. Their distinction: Gen Zs on Red Bull.
Our infographics normally focus on education-related topics. We almost declined publishing this one. But, upon further inspection, we found it very telling about the nature of political influence on social media and vice versa. It explains how social media is educating people about political decisions. We believe it is an important depiction.
The Pinterest mothership continues to attract more and more users. As we mentioned a couple months back, teachers have figured out ways to integrate the boards into their curriculum. Here’s an infographic that presents more ideas.
It is now no longer a question of IF students will use social media, but HOW, particularly in schools. New York City released it’s first guidelines for social media earlier this month. The guidelines leave open questions about teacher-student interaction outside sites like Facebook and Twitter.
Constance Steinkuehler Squire, a senior policy analyst in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy and an expert on the educational uses of video games, said that beyond increasing student engagement, video games create valuable “data exhaust” by tracking each student’s progress.
America’s 8 Ivy League universities represent the ruling elite of American Higher Education. Their graduates tend to be the ruling elite in American society (and foreign societies as well). But how well do they stack up on social media compared against each other? Here’s a visualization.
Did you know that 80% of college faculty say they use online video in class. And 90% of faculty use social media in some way for their classes. Here’s a look at how technology is changing education in our Infographic of the Week.
Pinterest is the new kid on the social media block, rapidly gaining users and raising questions of whether it will reach the echelon of Twitter, LinkedIn and Tumblr. Many are chattering about the possibilities of using Pinterest in the classroom as it lends itself for students to make visual scrapbooks, organize thoughts or research projects.
Exactly how do colleges and university professors use social media? Here are some examples of how it is happening from class use, marketing, recruiting and communication tools – from Notre Dame to Columbia University – and a look at the challenges and opportunities that come with social media use by schools.