Tag Archives: social networking

Should children ‘cold turkey’ from their mobile devices? The Facebook generation

Do we really need children to go ‘cold turkey’ from their mobile devices? Is there a requirement for ‘book camps’ with printed materials only? Is there a middle ground for the Internet generation? Or do we need to re-think many … Continue reading

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What is a hashtag? What is the stuff next to a tweet?

Image via WikipediaA day or two ago I received a couple of questions from a friend, Yvonne Hynson, about Twitter: “Can you point me to somewhere to learn all about these hashtags and how to tweet @ without getting all … Continue reading

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Making connections: 10 TED Talks That Could Be Used As Course Titles

  Why do. people give so much time, thought, and often, effort to sharing, commenting, and participating in online environments – for free? An inherent desire to share and receive feedback? The great moment when you make connections across topics, … Continue reading

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Stephanie Bader opens the “Curtain on Lurking”

This thoughtful, honest reflection about moving from a lurker to a more confident community participant was shared by Diana Ayling (here). In her post Stephanie Bader, reflects on the fear she faced when initially jumping into the development of her personal and … Continue reading

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The conversation prism: Visual way of representing the networking realm

Sometimes, once you have worked through your design stages (and this could be for a whole programme or for an activity), you may then be left wondering what tool would be suit your needs, given the approaches and interactions you … Continue reading

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The Virtual Revolution – Homo Interneticus

Clarence Yates shared this prodigious post with another community we are both members of, and has kindly agreed to share it with the Ethos community. He has watched all of the 5 documentaries that he links to, and pulls out … Continue reading

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Social learning – what is it and how does it relate to schools? (Karen Melhuish)

Image by hazelowendmc via Flickr This was a Hot Seat session facilitated by Karen Melhuish, and entitled “Social learning – what is it and how does it relate to schools?” Karen opened with a quick overview of her extremely busy … Continue reading

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Information Literacy and Web 2.0 – the Scenario of Susie

I have just finished working on a mindmap that tells the story of Susie and her use of Web 2.0 tools to conduct research for her assignments. The mindmap: Susie Web 2.0 Research is designed to give an idea of … Continue reading

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The proof of the pudding: Students using social media in class improve contributions, comprehension and literacy

Image source by Nomad Saleh Often the question arises – should mobile devices be banned from classrooms? I guess for many teachers it it the proof of the pudding that answers that question – much better than someone ‘telling’ them … Continue reading

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Digital Citizenship and Online Safety (a session facilitated by Nancy Groh)

Image by hazelowendmc via FlickrToday was the first session of the Paepae Hot Seat session, Digital Citizenship and Online Safety, kindly facilitated by Nancy Groh from Netsafe. Netsafe are the developers of the Learn, Guide, Protect site, where educators and … Continue reading

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