Dr. Sarah’s favorite resources of the week (Jan. 9 – 15, 2012)

Here are my favorite resources of the week, curated from my Twitter account.

Social Media Resources, Policy tools and How To’s

Who uses Twitter and how – by Andreas Silva

 7 Ways To Improve Your Social Media Skills and Influence – by Haydn Shaughnessy, Forbes

Using Social Media Marketing to Promote Green Business – by Paul Raybould, Sustainable Business

Social Media Policies: Promoting vs. Policing – by Kyle Lagunas

Social media plays a key role in crisis communication: Report – by Diana Nguyen

Social Media News

Why your business can’t ignore social networking –  by Debra Donston-Miller

Social media restricted for Olympic volunteers – Event Magazine, UK

Educational Technology

Technology Provides Parents a Window on the Classroom by Linking Home to School – EduTopia

10 New Trends in Outsourced Grading – OnlineUniversities.com

10 Most Popular Graphic Organizers – Teachervision

Technology News

Web addicts have brain changes, research suggests – by Helen Briggs, BBC News

The Many Benefits, for Kids, of Playing Video Games – by Peter Gray, Psychology Today

Mobile: Most people get news from social media, not branded apps – by David Silverberg

Literacy Resources

Free Books for BC Literacy Programs through First Books Canada – by Decoda Literacy Solutions

10 Great Literacy Games Sites – Creative Education Blog

Using Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom – by Andrew Miller

Literacy and Language News

Good grammar and sentence structure go hand-in-hand with literacy – Globe and Mail

Urban Dictionary, Wordnik track evolution of language as words change, emerge – by Mallary Jean Tenore

Immigrants struggle to land quality jobs in Canadian cities – by Tamara Cunningham

Student’s vocabulary knowledge has a strong relationship to academic success – by Lisa Rowell

Dyslexia and the Brain: What Does Current Research Tell Us? – by Roxanne F. Hudson, Leslie High, and Stephanie Al Otaiba

EAL / ESL / EFL Resources

Free English Language Audio and Ebooks for ESL and EFL learners – by EnglishTalkStation

International Languages Resources

5 must-watch foreign language films by – Geetanjali Jhala

Education Resources

Motivating Students Who Don’t Care – by ASCD

How profs talk about you behind your back – by Todd Pettigrew

Education News

Parents don’t have time to help kids learn, poll finds – CTV news

Music therapy in early childhood classrooms – by Ronna Kaplan, Huffington Post

Province unveils 10-point plan to improve Alberta’s education system: Initiatives include increasing transparency, collecting parental feedback – by Matt McClure, Calgary Herald

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Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.

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