Archive for SarahWade SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education has launched a Friday Feature series, in which editors highlight reader comments and popular blog posts from the week and ultimately create a space for educators to engage, innovate and discuss.

If you’re a teacher, you’ve probably had this happen at some point: You learn you’re being given a piece of technology to use in your classroom and feel elated.[…] Continue Reading »

This is the first blog post in SmartBlog on Education’s new Friday Feature series where editors will highlight reader comments, popular blog posts for the week and ultimately create a space for educators to engage, innovate and discuss. Thanks for visiting and happy reading!

On Nov. 21, education author and instructional-design expert Kevin Washburn published a post on what he feels is a crucial — and frequently overlooked — ingredient in every student’s learning process: effort.[…] Continue Reading »

From Obama’s massively retweeted victory tweet on election night to the Big Bird memes that went viral after Romney’s PBS remark in the first debate, it’s pretty clear that campaign-related social media usage hit new highs in 2012. If you think that’s been a good thing for your socially wired students, though, recent statistics suggest otherwise.

A Pew Research Center study published Sept.[…] Continue Reading »

When it comes to Facebook marketing, we all know the difference between snagging “likes” with simple freebies and discounts, and earning them through engaging, meaningful social content.

Doing the former does get “likes” to pour into your company’s page for a time — until the discount ends, leaving you with bigger numbers but not greater fan loyalty.[…] Continue Reading »