8 Ways to Use Social Media for Homework

Students use their social media accounts all day longโ€”likely both in and out of school. Meet them on their turf by assigning homework to be completed on various social media websites. Students will be excited to use the websites they love, and you can take lessons outside the classroom and bring them into the real…

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eNotes Student of Change: Emily Thomas, The Social Media Do-Gooder

“At 24 years old having 61,000 followers on Twitter, people always ask me if thereโ€™s something profound I did to make that happen and my answer is always no. I just showed people that I cared.” – Emily Thomas In our new blog series, we’re interviewing students and recent graduates who have taken their studies…

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Social Media and the Classroom: How to Use Vine

Social media is already transforming classrooms. If you teach, there’s a good chance you’ve used Twitter, Facebook, and even Pinterest to draw your students’ attention to their work in exciting new ways. But now there’s a new app on the scene: Vine. Luckily the blog at OnlineUniversities.com was on hand to help us all become…

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Powering Up: Social Media and the New Classroom

Just a few years ago, when kids began having their own phones in large numbers, schools freaked out. At my daughter’s junior high, phones had to be hidden away in backpacks or lockers. Any teacher who observed a student with a phone was required to seize it. The phone was then taken to the office,…

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One of These Days, None of These Days: Why We Procrastinate

The Science of Procrastination and How to Manage It Sorry everyone, I meant to post this last week… Sound familiar? If you’re a human being (and I’m betting you are) you’ll have procrastinated at some point in your life. More likely, you’ll have procrastinated a lot in your life. But why is that? What is…

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