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It’s like Mashable knew we were doing a talk on Facebook Groups and Pages for faculty today. This article presents various ways educators deal with interacting with students on Facebook, but unfortunately doesn’t go too much into using Groups or Pages with classes. Even so - it’s a helpful read for inspiring you to solidify your own policy regarding how you interact with students on Facebook.
If you’re an educator looking to start using social media with your students, I also recommend the book Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices. I went to a workshop given by the author and found her tips and case studies very insightful.
Any scoop.it users out there? I’ve recently started a Scoop.it topic to collect resources for students about how to improve their general tech, web and social media literacy (in the context of how they are soon entering the job market).
If you’ve got scoop.it tips or recommended users I should follow, let me know in the comments or a reblog.
Today’s daily read came is this article from a few months ago on how side projects can fit into your life while still considering a healthy work/life balance.
Written from a web designer/developer perspective, I think it’s good advice in general for anyone that works a lot on the Web on setting parameters for a side project and maintaining it without burnout.
Personally, reading this has given me a lot to think about regarding this blog!
From the Almanac of Higher Education 2012, students report on what software skills they lack and what skills they wish they knew better. Go check out the almanac - lots of interesting reading and interactive charts about higher ed technology issues and beyond.
(via Fifth Graders in 1995 Video Predicted the Things We Love About the Web) including the Internet’s love of cats.
I usually don’t do more than scan infographics, but this one is worth a closer look.
The most interesting parts for me were the tech skills students thought they lacked and how students perceived their instructors’ ability to use tech in the classroom.
by Susan Leem, associate producer
Moving beyond the debate of whether Facebook or other Internet use causes depression, researchers at Missouri University Institute of Science and Technology found that students who show signs…
The tl;dr version is this: While it might be nice to say this is an all-or-nothing issue, it’s not. There’s a gray area where employers have some legitimate reasons for wanting access, even if most of the time it’s overreaching to ask.
Just in time for my Social Media Management workshop for students today! This topic deserves special attention when training students on using social media for job hunting and reputation management.
This article is a good one in particular, with thoughtful ideas beyond the obvious.