Category Archives: Social Media

An International Context of Education Technology

Although it is widely accepted that those who set educational policy must understand the significance of the presence of technology in education, what happens when this relationship is undermined or even strengthened by the country that manages it? Dialectical discussions appear to vary from leaders within different educational systems. For example, in the U.K., conversations around new technology fires imagination and

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The role education technology has played during COVID-19 lockdown

The global spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns have resulted in schools being shut all around the world. It is estimated that 1.2 billion students have been impacted due to the measures taken by affected countries to stem the outbreak. From reception years to doctoral candidates, learners are now forced to stay at home amid the pandemic; consequently, changing

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Examples of Twitter in the classroom

Follow the 2019 CAC model for using Twitter in the classroom Communicating Teacher posting course materialsStudents using a hashtag to communicate Students tweeting in a foreign language to practice in MFL Assessing Students creating tweets using specific contents learnt during class time Teacher posting surprise questions in class on Twitter Students debate and discuss on Twitter Students answer questions via direct message after

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Children ill from school can still participate in learning via avatars

China are leading the way in the digital revolution happening right now in education. Children too ill to go to school now have access to technology where they can watch lessons from home and participate using their tablets. The Financial Times reports this technology “enhances learning experiences for teachers and children”. This video has been embedded using this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJjzVXwacRA Here are some

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Is social media bad for you?

Whenever I turn on the TV, read articles from my favourite news outlets or switch on the radio, I am constantly reminded that social networking sites are villains and us, the public are being drained of personal information, positive wellbeing and internal prosperity. Much research concerns itself with the impact social media platforms have on our children’s mental wellbeing. A

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Why Twitter belongs in the classroom…

Photo by Tracy Le Blanc on Pexels.com Parents. who have tried to pry their teenager’s smartphone away at bedtime know that social media can ravage the emotional lives of young people. Children and teens who use social media heavily are more likely to experience anxiety and depression, sleep poorly and express concerns about their body image. As a high school history teacher, I’ve observed how social media create digital

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