The possibilities for social media tools in the classroom are vast. In the hands of the right teacher, they can be used to engage students in creative ways, encourage collaboration and inspire discussion among even soft-spoken students. But we’ve already made our case for why teachers should consider using social media in their classrooms . What about the how ? Even when people say they want to incorporate social media, they don’t always know the best ways to do so. It’s especially daunting when those efforts can affect the education of your students. To help, we’ve collected seven of the the best classroom tools for incorporating social media into your lesson plans. 1. EDU 2.0 EDU 2.0 is a lot like online course management systems Blackboard and Moodle, but with a couple of distinct advantages. First, teachers can share their lesson plans, quizzes, videos, experiments and other resources in a shared library that currently hosts more than 15,000 pieces of content
If you’re seeking a job in social media, we’d like to help out. For starters, Mashable’s Job Lists section gathers together all of our resource lists, how-tos and expert guides to help you get hired. In particular, you might want to see our articles on How to Leverage Social Media for Career Success and How to Find a Job on Twitter . But we’d like to help in a more direct way, too. Mashable’s job boards are a place for socially savvy companies to find people like you. This week and every week, Mashable features its coveted job board listings for a variety of positions in the web, social media space and beyond. Have a look at what’s good and new on our job boards: Jobs at Mashable Ad Ops Manager at Mashable in New York, NY. VP Sales at Mashable in New York, NY. Mashable Job Board Listings Software Engineer at Digital Madhouse in Scottsdale, AZ. Front End Developer at YourCause LLC in Dallas, TX. PHP Engineer at Synacor in Buffalo, NY. Fact Checker at Groupon in Chicago, IL
Mashable and 92Y Social Good Summit in partnership with the UN Foundation brought together leaders in social good on Monday to explore the most inspirational, promising and effective ways in which new media can help address the world’s challenges. We want to thank everyone who participated in the event and made it possible. The Social Good Summit , one of the few public events being held during UN Week , was all about solutions.
Mashable is proud to be working with the United Nations Foundation and 92nd Street Y to host the first ever UN Week Digital Media Lounge this week. Today’s speakers include recording artist Lupe Fiasco, Helene Gayle, president & CEO of CARE USA, and leaders in social good. We’ve also added 100 slots for the week to allow more media and bloggers to attend. The conversation about the world’s biggest challenges no longer belongs to a small set of voices — it is a global conversation with an increasingly online pulse. As the world’s leaders convene in New York, the UN Week Digital Media Lounge offers a dedicated venue that is completely wired and accessible to today’s top online voices and up-and-coming bloggers. The Lounge brings the conversations from this historic UN Summit out of the halls of the UN and into the 92nd Street Y, where digital media will deliver it to the world. A comprehensive agenda will give bloggers the chance to interact with thought leaders on the most important global issues. Confirmed briefings include experts such as Samuel Kargbo, Department of Health, Sierra Leone; Martha Kwataine, executive director, Malawi Health Equity Network; and Steve Cockburn of EndWater Poverty. We will also announce the participation of high-level government officials, UN Goodwill Ambassadors and celebrity advocates shortly. This is truly a unique program bringing the best of UN week to the leading voices in the digital world