Statistics on Use of Texting

How prevalent is the use of texting today? Is it just a passing fad, or has texting truly become an integral means of communication in society today? The following sources provide for more information on the use of texting.

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Texting Background and Definitions

Looking for more information on the background of text messaging, the tecnology the makes it possible, or definitions of technical terms? The following resources provide foundational background information.

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Envisioning the Future of Education Technology

What technology will we be using in the classroom 3, 5, or 10 years or more from now? This visualization attempts to organizing a series of emerging technologies that are likely to influence education in the coming decades.

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A Teacher’s Guide to Social Media

This infographic compiled by shares some of the many ways educators have incorporated social media into the classroom.

A Teacher’s Guide to Social Media

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Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best Practices

Book Cover - Social Media for Educators: Strategies and Best PracticesI was really excited to learn nearly a year ago that Tanya Joosten was working on a new book on social media for educators. When the book availability was announced, I went out that same day and purchased it on Kindle but had to put off reading it until I finished a few other pressing projects. While on my flight to BbWorld 2012 I finally read through the entire book and must admit it is the book I wish I would’ve written on the topic.

The author does a fantastic job in the book of laying a rationale and foundation for incorporating social media into teaching and learning, then shares best practices for selecting the right tool for an intended learning outcome. Strategies for assessing and documenting the effectiveness of using these tools are also shared.

Even though the book is focused on higher education, the tools and techniques can be easily generalized for K–12 classrooms or organizational learn­ing. The best practices and faculty development tips can be informative for individuals involved in any kind of professional development or network-building.

This book is a must-read for any educator who is considering incorporating social media into their teaching. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about the educational opportunities that social media affords.

For those who teach education or social media courses, you should take a closer look at Tanya’s book as a possible course text. You can request an evaluation copy or purchase a copy on Amazon.

To connect with Tanya, you can find her at or follow on Twitter @tjoosten.