Sunday, July 16, 2017

Your social media experience is what you make of it


I've been reading posts of people wanting to leave social network X or Y because of misunderstandings and disappointments with friends and followers who probably have different points of view or who lack a little netiquette

The fact of the matter is we have the power to decide who we want to follow, get notifications from; in short, we can define our social experience to avoid unpleasant exchanges by changing our settings on the platform. 


More importantly, dialog and mutual respect are two essential ingredients in any relationship - online or face to face. It's always worth talking it over before retaliating, offending, blocking or removing someone from our feeds.  
  

Saturday, July 1, 2017

We have each other's backs, right?

If all teachers have is teachers, then all students have is students, right?

Learning to learn is intricately dependent on learning to collaborate.


Saturday, June 17, 2017

Are you a sharer?

Despite being on social media, maybe as educators we don't share as much as we should. Maybe we don't want to blow our own horn or simply we underestimate how much learning takes place when we share. This tweet reminded me how important that is


Friday, April 21, 2017

We are all intimate strangers on social media

The last two weeks Brazilian facebookers have resorted to a classic speaking activity we often use in language learning classrooms - a person says truths about themselves, with one lie in the midst of all that information. The game has now been officially coined as "9 truths" and "one lie".
The fun activity raises three points:
1. We probably don't know a lot about the people we interact with regularly on social media;
2. What we choose to share as truth or lie is totally up to us and tests our creative storytelling skills
3. In an information-saturated world, telling the difference between truth and lie may not be as easy as we tend to believe.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Ask the people who live the culture


Social media can make it easier to learn about other cultures and see your own culture in a different light.

 It took just a question to get members of our Cross-Cultural Critical Thinkers group to share, to confirm, and to reflect on issues like language, religion, education and government.

Probably better than reading about it on Wikipedia.

What this does is it encourages members to verify information.


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