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  Description: Welcome to my latest video, where I bring a beautiful poem to life through the magic of jazz. In this video, you'll experience the enchanting verses of a poem that explores themes of purpose, solidarity, and the ethereal beauty of jazz. Let the soothing voice-over guide you through shadows, whispers of angels, and the rising notes of jazz melodies. Watch as spirits shimmer and hearts adore, finding solidarity and compassion in every stride. Join me on this journey and feel the blend of music and poetry guiding you towards a hopeful end. Keywords: Jazz poem, Poetry video, Angels and music, Spiritual journey, Purpose and solidarity, Ethereal poetry, Music and poetry blend, Uplifting jazz, Visual Poetry, Compelling beauty Hashtags: #JazzPoem #PoetryVideo #AngelicWhispers #SpiritualJourney #PurposeInSong #Solidarity #CompassionateStrides #EtherealPoetry #MusicAndPoetry #UpliftingJazz #VisualPoetry #VoiceOverMagic #HeartfeltMelodies #AngelsInJazz #TogetherWeStand Side by

Social Networks & Education

Social Media is such a big business, education cannot ignore it.

Echo Chamber
  • You select what you want to read about it
  • You make critical decisions on what you want to experience
  • Your stream of blogs and microblogs
  • The forums you want to be in
  • You select the information based on who you trust
How students gain information
  • How adults and youth gain information and use information is different
  • Teens (54%) get news from social media
  • More and more adults get news from social media, however, many feel this is a problem and are concerned by the mix of news that people see each day.
  • Teachers use social media to get new teaching ideas, find resources, stay on top of trends and news and connect with other educators
Cybersafety is a major concern facing schools
  • Teachers & schools need a social media strategy
  • Strategies to increase learning engagement
  • Strategies for inclusion
  • Strategies for co-creation
  • Strategies to protect student and teacher identity
Social media is an ecosystem
  • It changes rapidly
  • It is complex
  • It is about people interacting with people
  • It is about clear communication
  • It requires cognitive input
  • It is about influencing other people
  • It is about networks
The challenge
  • Enabling collaboration based assessment
  • The classroom is about interaction, not the individual 
  • The rapid change from one social media to the next
  • Use of personal accounts
  • Engineering dynamic feedback loops
  • The learning shift is not the technical use but the actual communication
Teacher Role
  • The teacher is not the facilitator
  • The teacher is the change agents
  • Teach participation
  • Stimulate communication and collaboration
  • Teach diversity of information
  • Teach how to seek, receive and apply feedback
  • Teach how to produce creative solutions

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