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#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with 'e's

I first started working in the field of educational technology in January 1976, at a time when technology was used more for teaching than it was for learning. By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook.

A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

How to improve learning and listening in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Listening skills and learning can be improved with podcasting. What kind of impact can podcasting have on learning?

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How to Keep Kids Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

(and prevent problems online) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. If you’ve ever taught kids who have their own smartphones, you know how quickly social media problems can escalate at school. Learn more about Bloomz.

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Making connections

Learning with 'e's

One major phenomenon of the last decade has undoubtedly been the global and exponential rise of social media. Seeded at the turn of the century, the social web phase of Internet development promoted connections, participation, networked sociality.

What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

Anne Collier on Episode 456 and 457 of the 10-Minute Teacher Anne Collier, Founder and Executive Director of The Net Safety Collaborative and SocialMediaHelpline.com , shares what we need to know about social media in this two-part series.

Our mutual friends

Learning with 'e's

This is number 28 in my series on learning theories. My most recent post explored Jack Merizow''s Transformative Learning theory. As usual, this is a simplified and concise interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature.

Transparency is the New Black

The Daring Librarian

Now, before we start I gotta add that this is by NO MEANS a checklist of 8 social media things you have to do ! No social media guilt from me or my blog dear friend! I''ve blogged about Twitter so often for a reason.

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36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Haiku Learning (my LMS). Haiku Learning is my Learning Management system. Haiku Learning is the tool I use to blend my classroom.

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“My students have always seen the problems in the world, but now we are concentrating on looking beyond the problem to the solution.” – Valerie Anglemyer, USA 

Daily Edventures

For Valerie Anglemyer, a 2014 Indiana Excellence in Education award winner and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (for the third year), empowering her students has sparked not only an appreciation for the world beyond their four walls, but also an entirely new way to learn.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards.

10Q: Helen Keegan

Learning with 'e's

In the primary (elementary) and secondary (high) school sectors some can be conspicuous, because through various Teachmeets around the world, and also online during Twitter #edchats, they make their work known to the wider community. What inspires you most about learning?

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2017 Teachers Pay Teachers’ July Conference — Overview

Ask a Tech Teacher

Since its start in 2006 by a former teacher, it’s grown to over 3.4 Seminars I attended included: using social media to spread the word. Add a weekly image post to Instagram, FB, Twitter that might be posters, tech tips, or projects.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Product Review: Features, Lesson Plan Ideas, and Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Adobe Premiere Rush is a simple to use video creation tool that includes powerful camera features, video editing, and publishing features.

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9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

In October 2006, thirteen-year-old Megan Meier hung herself in her bedroom closet after suffering months of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards.

MAD about Mattering: A New Global Collaborative App Project #steam

The CoolCatTeacher

The Next Step in Global Collaboration From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Last year, my students learned to program apps using MAD-Learn and released two apps onto the app store. Media Contact: Kathryn Brannen.

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The Challenge of Teaching News Literacy

Edsurge

Today on the podcast we’re talking about news literacy, and the challenge of teaching students to navigate the relentless flow of information they get through social media and websites and YouTube and. Learn more at www.edgilityconsulting.com.

Livestreaming and Podcasting in the Classroom

edWeb.net

What social media do you use regularly for communicating with your students and parents? Many platforms let you promote events via several social media channels, but some are meant for a specific channel. He began working at Freed-Hardeman University (FHU) in January 2006.

Stopping at nothing to ensure students learn with technology – Mokhudu Machaba, South Africa

Daily Edventures

The smell of the rotten fruit attracted flies, which disturbed the students while they were learning and during lunch times.”. For instance in social sciences, we talked about taking care of our indigenous trees. We processed the juice as part of technology learning. We learned about selling juice as fundraising for the school, and students learned new entrepreneur skills.”. I use blogs and other social media.

Now a Google Certified Educator

EdTechTeam

When I learned that EdTechTeam was educating teachers to harness the power of tools that most of us already have access to, I started to get more interested. I learned that it is possible to become a Certified Google Educator and thought, “I love to use Google tools for Education.

Donors Choose YOU - Top 10 Tips to Fund Your Project

EdTechTeam

In 2006 while waiting on a very late bus to pick up my first graders, my principal stopped by my room to tell me about this new website she had heard about from some admin colleagues. The more I learned, the bigger I dreamed. I shared projects on every social media platform I could.

Cultivating Cosmopolitanism in a World of Echo Chambers

Educator Innovator

At the end of July, Project Zero held its seventh annual Future of Learning institute for educators. Across three days, presenters raised a number of important issues that connect to the aims of Out of Eden Learn and underscore the complexity of our enterprise. In other words, on social media, we often “flock together” or connect with like-minded individuals and those who are similar to us in other important ways.

Announcing Amazing Keynote and Distinguished Speakers for the School Leadership Summit

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Dr. Yong Zhao has designed schools that cultivate global competence, developed computer games for language learning, and founded research and development institutions to explore innovative education models. Dr. Brennan will promote the next generation learning organization.

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

Twitter activity during the hour was also very energetic, so I Storified it. He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. Users had to learn a galaxy of technologies (DNS, FTP, etc).

Future Trends Forum #8, with Jim Groom: full recording, notes, and Storify

Bryan Alexander

Twitter activity during the hour was also very energetic, so I Storified it. He cited Jon Udell ‘s vision of Wikipedia as a place where knowledge is socially constructed. Users had to learn a galaxy of technologies (DNS, FTP, etc).

Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds With @CoolCatTeacher & @JulieLindsay

EdTechSandyK

It doesn''t take a lot of money, but a community of practice to scaffold the learning and collaboration. They first connected in the K12 Online Conference in 2006. Don Tapscott talks about customization of digital tools which leads to customization of learning environments.

Doing Focused Work in Distracted Times: Cal Newport’s Deep Work

ProfHacker

the ability to learn hard things fast and produce at an elite level.” This works because something called the Zeigarnik effect , which is a term I was glad to learn.). For example, that academics might well have built strong learning networks on Twitter seems to have escaped him.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

I’d hardly know where to begin in writing one, but I want to open this particular article – one that focuses, in part, on the whole “everyone should learn to code” craze – recognizing his great contribution to educational computing as well as his loss. My work as a thinker and writer about tech and ed-tech – and one explicitly committed to social justice – has been profoundly affected by Seymour. “Everyone should learn to code.”