Classroom Travels with Twitter: An Evolution

Ask a Tech Teacher

The social media platform became a resource when I was running on empty. I began using Twitter in my classroom soon after its introduction in 2006. Nowadays, there are so many social media platforms that it can be overwhelming to keep track of for teachers.

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with 'e's

By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook. 2006 was also the year Twitter was launched. Social media lend themselves naturally to support learning through discussions, collaboration and sharing. They are vital components of the web, and social media are important for education - because learning is essentially social and personal.

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Giving Grace While Modelling Change

The Principal of Change

I started on Twitter and social media probably around 2009 and saw so much value in the platform. Twitter existed in 2006, and my brother Alec was on my case about starting account years prior. So why didn’t I start in 2006?

A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006 and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014 and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world. News & Trends Social Media Teaching ToolsHow to improve learning and listening in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

How to Keep Kids Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

If you’ve ever taught kids who have their own smartphones, you know how quickly social media problems can escalate at school. Winner of the ISTE Online Learning Award 2006 and Best Talk Show Host in Education 2014 and many Best Teacher Blog awards, Vicki seeks to shine a spotlight on what works in education wherever it happens in the world. Digital Citizenship Every Classroom Matters Podcast News & Trends Social Media Students

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North Dakota schools step up response to cyberbullying

eSchool News

Schools in ND are stepping up digital citizenship and vigilance to combat social media bullying. When Catherine Gillach started her career as a principal 16 years ago, the realm of social media had yet to get off the ground. It would be 2006 before students were tweeting and another five years after that they would be sending pictures that exist for only seconds at time on Snapchat. Digital Citizenship Safety & Security Social Media

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Learning with 'e's

I first met Graham at an event in the UK around 2006, just when I was becoming aware of the potential of social media such as wikis, blogs and social networking platforms as a learning tools. I made my mind up around about this time that I needed to do a lot more research into this emerging field of openness, and decided that social media were the ideal tools to promote this concept.

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Our mutual friends

Learning with 'e's

It fascinated social psychologist Stanley Milgram. So Milgram''s notion of six degrees is not so much a theory of learning, more a social contact theory, but it has significant implications for learning in the social media age. Milgram theorised that it could be established that no-one is separated from anyone else in the world by more than six social contacts. Who we know and who they know, he believed, define our social structure.

“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

Last year, Anglemyer and her co-teacher, Steve Bowser, created an inquiry-based pilot class titled Humanities — a combination of Social Studies and Language Arts — with a concentration on connecting the two subject areas. . Educational background: Graduate of Wawasee High School (Syracuse, Indiana); Purdue University, 2006 (BA in English Education); Ball State University, 2012 (MA in Curriculum and Technology). Valerie Anglemyer.

Theories for the digital age: Connectivism

Learning with 'e's

Learning in the industrialised world can now be contextualised within a largely technological landscape, where the use of digital media is assuming increasing importance. Much of this learning is informal, (Commentators such as Cofer (2000), Cross (2006) and Dobbs (2000) place the proportion of informal learning at around 70%) and is also generally location independent. 2006) Informal Learning: Rediscovering the natural pathways that inspire innovation and performance.

Work in progress

Learning with 'e's

A key feature of social media is its open architecture, because it allows all members of a community to easily modify, extend or delete content. Wikis for example, can subvert traditional values such as personal ownership and intellectual property (Richardson, 2006) but community ownership of the content becomes an equalising factor. 2006) Blogs, wikis, podcasts and other powerful web tools for classrooms. education learning social media Technology wikipedia

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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.

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Almost everyone, it seems, is using some element of social media in the planning, development, delivery, management or evaluation of teaching and learning. Debate focuses on whether the emerging social applications constitute a sea change or revolution in the Web (cf.

National Bullying Prevention Month–October

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.

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. ” Administrators All Grades All Subjects Digital Citizenship Education Financial Literacy and Life Skills IT Coaches and Directors Monday Motivation Parents Policy Makers Social Emotional Learning Society and Ethics Students Teachers

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Wikispaces is also the backbone of my global collaborative projects since 2006, with MAD about Mattering as the most recent example. iPads Lesson Plans Productivity Social Media STEM Students Teaching Tech Tips Technology Tools Writingand a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So many of these tools are new to me. It is amazing how I use them every single day.

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Dangerously Irrelevant

These faculty members also may struggle to juggle the demands of the professorship with family commitments, raising children, service to practitioners, a growing social media presence, and innovation in realms that most postsecondary institutions fail to value.

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! YouTube has grown SO much since I joined in 2006 - now I have a full fledged channel ! Resources & Credits: 201+ Social Media Links - Don''t Hate the Hashtag! I''ve written about the importance web presence and transparency since I started this blog.

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10Q: Helen Keegan

Learning with 'e's

In today's 10Q interview, Helen answers questions about her philosophy on learning, social media and her current projects in higher education, including alternate reality games: Who are you? heloukee (online), Senior Lecturer in Interactive Media and Social Technologies at the University of Salford. I’m also inspired on a daily basis by people I work with (especially Frances Bell , Ben Shirley and Cristina Costa ) and of course my PLN (thanks to social media!).

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Early Edtech Giant PowerSchool Goes Public

Edsurge

PowerSchool’s journey has gone like this: It was founded in 1997, back in the early days of the web and before smartphones, tablets or social media even existed. Then publishing giant Pearson bought it from Apple in 2006.

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5 Ways to Create Relevant Cultures of Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Utility value is purely academic and emphasizes the importance that content has for the students’ future goals — both short-term and long-term goals (Ormrod, 2006). The focus is strengthened by the school’s commitment to social media to consistently share and reinforce how everything they are doing centers on the whole child and high levels of student agency. 2006).

Did You Know? 4.0 - Shift Happens

EdTechSandyK

This video, also known in some incarnations as Shift Happens , started out as a PowerPoint presentation by Karl Fisch at a high school faculty meeting in 2006 and was later remixed by Scott McLeod. did you know educational technology internet shift happens social media web 2.0 Did You Know? was released today.

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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. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos. This is a resource site put out by the popular Commonsense Media.

What Teachers Pay Teachers Is Learning From Bad Lessons and Upset Teachers

Edsurge

Dupuis’ story is far from an isolated case, and the site has struggled for years with allegations of plagiarism , racist lesson plans and poor content quality—all of which are regularly discussed on social media. Founded in 2006, the company estimates more than two-thirds of U.S.

Math Expert Dr. Francis (Skip) Fennell Endorses Hand2Mind’S Hands-On Standards

eSchool News

As a well-respected writer on both the NCTM Focal Points and Common Core State Standards, Fennell served as President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) from 2006–2008 and was a founding member of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators.

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. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos. This is a resource site put out by the popular Commonsense Media.

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. Use the logo and colors from my TpT store across all my social media. One of the largest online marketplace for teachers is Teachers Pay Teachers. If you haven’t heard of this estore, you are either new to teaching or long since retired.

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. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos. This is a resource site put out by the popular Commonsense Media.

Professional Development: The Next Generation pt 1

CUE

In 2006, I was accepted to help out in a week long PD Camp by what I consider to be an accident. We ask our Lead Learners to be very forward about connecting with the attendees via social media – specifically for the purpose of establishing an on-going connection. Jon’s core PL skills are focused on 1:1 deployment, Common Core, Project Based Learning, social media skills and Lesson Design.

With competition up, enrollment down, colleges are spending billions on marketing and advertising

The Hechinger Report

It’s a huge turnaround from a time when administrators hesitated to talk about marketing, never mind throwing around terms such as “earned media” and “brand spend” and coming up with advertising slogan-style taglines (“A journey to excellence,” “A foundation for life,” “Be the change,” “Dream big”).

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How to Cope with Bullying

Ask a Tech Teacher

Started in 2006, it aims to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention around the world and is supported by hundreds of schools, corporations, and celebrities. It includes not only websites, but cell phones, Nintendo, and Wii, as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. October is National Bullying Prevention Month.

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The Fight Against ‘Fake News’ in the Classroom Gets a Boost

Edsurge

It was 2006, and Miller—then an investigative reporter in the Washington bureau of the Los Angeles Times—had just spoken to 175 sixth graders at his daughter’s middle school about his job as a journalist and why it mattered. The NLP, which most often works with teachers of social studies, English-language arts, history and the humanities, developed a condensed curriculum on news literacy that teachers could use with students, Miller says.

An #Edchat Conversation-Howard Rheingold and Critical Thinking

The Web20Classroom

He has taught Participatory Media and Collective Action (UC Berkeley, SIMS , Fall 2005, 2006, 2007), Virtual Community/Social Media (Stanford, Fall 2007, 2008; UC Berkeley, Spring 2008, 2009), Toward a Literacy of Cooperation (Stanford, Winter, 2005), and Digital Journalism (Stanford University Winter, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008).

Unsung Heroes: Highlighting Brilliance during Black History Month

MIND Research Institute

Dr. Gloria White-Hammond: A Physician, a Pastor, and Social Justice Warrior. One of my personal favorite activist moments came by way of Dr. White-Hammond in 2006 when I participated in the Million Voices for Darfur Campaign and March, which she had organized.

Middle school science teachers often have shaky scientific knowledge

The Hechinger Report

He’s held a teaching credential in the state since 2006, based on passing the state’s biological sciences and geosciences teaching exams, state records show. Middle school science teacher Kent Heckenlively has spent part of his time teaching, well, not science.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

So far, many students have collaboratively written, researched, created video, and even built virtual worlds, but now it is time to engineer together,” says Vicki Davis, author of the award winning Cool Cat Teacher Blog and an original founder of the Flat Classroom Project, winner of the ISTE 2006 Online Learning Award. You can also follow the movement on social media with the hashtag #appsthatmatter. Media Contact: Kathryn Brannen.

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Design of a Decade: Moments From 10 Years Of Writing

The Jose Vilson

The mainstream media had the stranglehold on public opinion, and trying to get an op-ed into any space requires a lot of know-how and a little know-who. Social media wasn’t a “thing,” though I was already on Facebook. Like I was hoping to do back in 2006. People forget that, ten years ago, the idea of blogging aloud made no sense to the average reader.

What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement

MindShift

Research shows that including a variety of stakeholders—from parents to students to school teachers and staff—in the design and implementation of a school change is critical to its success (Mitra&Gross, 2009; Osberg, Pope, &Galloway, 2006; Rice, 2011).Will For tweens and teens it can also include some time spent on social media. Other studies have also linked participation in extracurricular activities to positive social and academic outcomes (Mahoney et al.,

Discovery Education Appoints Scott Kinney as Chief Executive Officer and Kelli Campbell as President

eSchool News

Prior to joining Discovery Education in 2006, she served as Vice President of Marketing & Product Development at Clearvue & SVE. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

All Hands On Deck Approach to Connecting with Families

A Principal's Reflections

Regardless of family income or background, students whose parents are involved in their schooling are more likely to have higher grades and test scores, attend school regularly, have better social skills, show improved behavior, and adapt well to school (Henderson & Mapp, 2002). 2006).