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How Hashtags Can Empower You in 2016

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The hashtag, that ubiquitous pound sign followed by a keyword, are part of the language of social media.”- Hashtags are now used on other social media sites, like Facebook, Instagram, and GooglePlus. Create a hashtag to start a movement or Twitter chat!

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon on episode 190 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media.

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year

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He has also been named a Master Educator by Course Hero , an education technology company that produced a short film on Boyer. . Understand how Boyer integrates technology into his course design. And there are a variety of alternative assignments, like the Twitter World Leader assignment. Tell us about the Twitter World Leaders. Boyer's Twitter World Leader Assignment; full size image here.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking. But blaming social media is too easy and too simplistic.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

” I mean, yes, I’m totally making up the framing of the “trends” angle here (in the hopes, I confess, to defanging all those ridiculous clickbait articles that just list a bunch of shiny new consumer technology products and predict that they’re poised to “revolutionize school”). The business of education technology overlaps with the politics of ed-tech. There is No Technology Industry (There is Only Ideology). Technology is a system.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

Are any education technologies, for that matter? But Posterous, if you’ll recall, was acquired by Twitter in 2012 and shut down one year later. And accordingly, platforms are the underlying trend that ties together popular narratives about technology and the economy in general.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

One of education technologies’s greatest luminaries passed away this year. It’s all of our loss, really, as too many in education technology happily reduce the potential of computer programming as an epistemological endeavor to a market for new products. 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. The number of technology startups fizzled.

Peter Thiel and the Future (and Funding) of Education Technology

Hack Education

That sentiment was echoed this week in the hashtag #repealthe19th trended on Twitter , as Trump supporters responded to an image shared by poll analyst Nate Silver showing a landslide victory for Trump if only men voted this fall. He was the first investor in the social media company in 2004.) I’ve written extensively about “ the Silicon Valley narrative ” and the ideological underpinnings of the technology and education technology industries.

Here's a Neat Infographic on 'The History of the Hashtag'

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It''s informative and entertaining and it was created by blur Group , a global technology company that specializes in ecommerce. According to the infographic, Chris Messina first suggested using hashtags for Twitter groups in 2007. People ask me about hashtags all the time.

2016 Fall CUE Overview

CUE

T his weekend brings another fabulous CUE event to educators interested in educational technology, the CUE 2016 Fall Conference. I’ll be one of those #notatcue people, and will be engaging with #fallcue followers via social media from my home just outside of Chicago.

The People and Moments That Define Us

A Principal's Reflections

After having assumed the duties of both athletic director and vice principal at New Milford High School I became the principal in 2007. Once in the space that social media provided, I began to lurk and learn.

What to do with a good old wiki resource?

Bryan Alexander

Consider this a case study in evolving social media. Back in 2007 I traveled a great deal (and still do), which meant (and means) spending a lot of time in airports. Maybe because Twitter and Facebook took up some of our desire to jot down short observations from life.

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Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Moving Forward in the PAH Continuum: Maximizing the Power of the Social Web: Lisa Marie Blaschke. Heutagogy and Social Communities of Practice: Will Self-determined Learning Re-write the Script for Educators?: Philipp Schmidt (2007) provide an excellent comparison of how Education 1.0

Dear ISTE (reprised)

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The organization acknowledges the accelerated pace of change and is entering the process of seeing what works, what is still relevant, what is obsolete, what is still missing since the last refresh in 2007. The 2007 standards described a landscape in which we were using technology to learn.

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 137 with Dr. Michelle Zimmerman on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology.

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How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

Mark Wise on episode 223 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jennifer Gonzalez is updating her Teachers Guide to Technology for 2018. Twitter: @wisemancometh.

The Good Stuff

A Principal's Reflections

When I became the Principal at New Milford High School in 2007 I felt that it was extremely important to communicate with various stakeholders (parents, BOE members, Central Office, staff, etc.) technology into a U.S.

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Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Bosch on episode 288 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Engaging Kindergarteners with Technology: Augmented Reality, iPads, QR Codes and More. Technology is expensive. Twitter: @karlyb.

My top 5 posts of 2014

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I started blogging back in 2007 to capture my thoughts and make them more concrete. 1: Learning first, technology second 22 comments, 8602 views During 2014, my blog attracted almost 1 million views, with a mean average of around 77,000 views each month.

Die, American cable tv news, die

Bryan Alexander

The first step towards media and information literacy in 2015 is to stop watching American tv news. Good thing we’re relying on him, instead of social media, eh? technology UncategorizedDid you know CNN publishes a Fear and Greed Index? That this is a regular thing?

Free Lesson Plans and Other Resources to Prevent Cyberbullying and Promote Online Safety

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“We live in a world today where everything we do can be tracked,” says Shannon Bischoff, Technology Facilitator at Toledo Public Schools in Ohio. Those of us creating, working in, and teaching technology are greatly concerned about how we can help make the internet a safer and better place for all—especially children and young people. One in three young people have experienced online threats, a rate that has nearly doubled from 2007 to 2016.

3 Apps to Prioritize Your Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Started in Israel in 2007, feature-packed Waze was purchased by Google about a year ago which means it can share features with–and from–Google’s in-house Google Maps. What a great lesson for students to learn about the power of the internet, social media, and one person.

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ISTE12: Let's Go to San Diego!

The Daring Librarian

Don''t miss my post: Daring Conference Packing Tips & Tricks ) A Life-Changing Ed-Tech Event My first NECC (now ISTE) conference was in 2007 - Atlanta - was epic! If not, I''ll bring my own from last year! :-) I''m a Social Butterfly! Exciting times ahead!

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Politico : “ Several Trump appointees shared unflattering views of minorities, women on social media.” Here’s a science textbook I was assigned at his school in 2007. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via George Veletsianos : “A large-scale study of Twitter Use in MOOCs.” Via Campus Technology : “ Harvard Tailoring the MOOC Experience With Adaptive Learning.” Education Politics.

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. Jim described it as a way to think through technology in order to empower the educational community beyond tech skills and training. 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. Jim described it as a way to think through technology in order to empower the educational community beyond tech skills and training. Users had to learn a galaxy of technologies (DNS, FTP, etc).

Developing networks, readers, and interaction online

Connecting 2 the World

In my Computer Mediated Communication class, we currently are looking at the affordances of online communication technologies and how they affect communication. As part of the class, I had my students try out different technologies for 3 categories of CMC affordances: Broadcasting, interaction, and networking. Technology: What attributes should you be looking for when choosing technology? What time constraints will the technology impose? 2007).

ISTE SIGMS Election Please Vote for Brenda Now!

The Daring Librarian

Work Experience: I was an elementary library media specialist for 15 years before moving into a district level position of instructional specialist for the School Library Media programs unit in Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland.