This week’s EdSurge newsletter shared a site called Visual.ly that plans to offer a tool allowing users to make custom infographics. For now you can share your Twitter handle and it will make an infographic that “explains” your Twitter stats. It is interesting to learn that I am 28.17% interesting.
The link above will take you to an article in the Wall Street Journal that gives hope to students who considered dumping facebook after a recent study reported a relationship between social networking and lower grades.
College students have started making facebook groups to encourage star high school athletes to attend their university. The NCAA considers these students as boosters and is asking athletic departments to have the pages taken down. Not so fast NCAA…
This article reports on a study where students in a face-to-face course were given options of using facebook or WebCT to discuss course topics. The results show that the facebook group had a higher number of student posts that the discussion forums in WebCT. The researchers encourage others to consider social networking applications as a way to supplement instruction in face-to-face courses.
Facebook’s demographics are changing as older people begin using it to connect with family and friends.
Some colleges are reviewing facebook pages as part of their process to evaluate potentional students. Students need to be careful what they include on their facebook pages.
ISTE NETS For Teachers
- ISTE 1 – Facilitate and Inspire Student Learning and Creativity (16)
- ISTE 2 – Design and Develop Digital-Age Learning Experiences and Assessments (40)
- ISTE 3 – Model Digital-Age Work and Learning (39)
- ISTE 4 – Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility (13)
- ISTE 5 – Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership (33)
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