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Social media: blending the social and the academic worlds

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When one thinks of social media, Facebook and Twitter are two platforms that come to mind instantly. Typically, people think of them as forms of entertainment that keep us glued to the screens of our mobile devices. However, it’s time to … Continue reading

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Blogs and Social Media – Blending social & academic worlds

Social Networking, defined by Gunawardena et al (2009) as the “practice of expanding knowledge by making connections with individuals of similar interests” is a potentially powerful tool for both Post-Secondary Faculty and the K-12 classroom teacher. Through this networking, students … Continue reading

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Connected Classrooms – Skype

Having students interact with experts in the field, be they scientists, models of culture or language, educators or other professionals, can help to develop a sense of interconnectedness and allow students to see beyond the school walls. Such interactions should … Continue reading

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