Tap the power of digital learning! The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Mobile devices and social media give students unlimited resources and opportunities to build an international network of teachers. With this easy guide, you’ll learn five skills to transform the average learner into a global student: • Creating and Sharing Digital Information • Using Social Media • Digital Publishing • Building a Personal Learning Network • Using Aggregators to Create, Maintain, and Share Content Being a Connected Educator is more than a set of actions: it’s a belief in the potential of technology to fuel lifelong learning. To explore the other books in this series, visit the Corwin Connected Educators website at http://www.corwin.com/connectededucators/. “It’s a fact that not just our children, but all of us, are global learners. Equipping global educators who are comfortable navigating rapidly shifting digital platforms is vital. Mark Barnes cogently shows this in 5 Skills for the Global Learner, where the emphasis is on building digital skills and digital literacy. This book is a great addition to the Connected Educator’s toolkit.” — Homa S. Tavangar, Author, Growing Up Global (Random House) and The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners (Corwin) “Educators, parents, and businesses around the world wonder if we are preparing today’s youth for the challenges they will face tomorrow in our interconnected world. Both new and experienced teachers will appreciate these 5 essential skills that encourage communication and collaboration throughout the digital world. As a teacher and advocate of global education, I believe these resources and tips launch the foundation our students need for the 21st century.” — Becky Morales, Author of The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners (Corwin) and Founder of kidworldcitizen.org
Chapter 2: Using Social Media for Worldwide Sharing
Using Social Media for Worldwide Sharing
From the beginning of time, humans have communicated in some way, shape, or form. Whether the method was writing on cave walls or is today’s tweeting, people have and always will leverage the power of available technology to stay connected.
The voices in the faculty lounge thundered around the room, and I quickly shut the door behind me, so students in adjacent classes would not hear their teachers shouting. When I turned the corner, I realized it was just one teacher, and she wasn’t yelling at her colleagues in argument; ...