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Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

edWeb.net

edWeb is so excited to congratulate Michelle Luhtala, department chair at New Canaan High School Library in Connecticut, for being selected as a 2017 AASL Social Media Superstars winner ! I’m the founder of edWeb.net and had just started our social network for educators.

The Skinny on Hashtags

A Principal's Reflections

Upon getting on Twitter in 2009, I was not only baffled about how to use the social media site but also about all the symbols associated with it. Before Twitter I referred to this as the “pound sign” on the telephone and only used it as such.

What Do You Mean I Can't Twitter?

The Web20Classroom

The post deals with a ban of social media during the upcoming Annual Meeting of the American Society Cell Biology. Here is restriction as it was sent to meeting participants: "Use of cameras and all other recording devices (this includes digital, film, and cell phone cameras, as well as audio recordings) are strictly prohibited in all session rooms, in the Exhibit Hall, and in all poster and oral presentation sessions. What if there was a ban on Tweeting and Social Media?

Scientists and social media: an important new study

Bryan Alexander

Pew researchers presenting to AAAS. When it comes to communicating with their peers, scientists use a variety of media, with an emphasis on old-school methods: When it comes to digitally communicating with one’s peers, the leading technology for scientists is… email.

Web 2.0 Tools That Will Break Through Next Year, With Your Help

The Web20Classroom

Social Media and Web 2.0 From the Twitter explosion to Animoto to Google Apps there were several success stories of various tools making their way into the classroom for learning. She then wen out on Twitter and had her PLN make comments.

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Twitter Chats for Learning Easy vs. Hard

My Island View

One Education Twitter chat that precedes all others is #Edchat. It was founded July 30, 2009 and has run continuously ever since. For those who are not Twitter chat savvy, a Twitter chat originally was a discussion that uses a specific hashtag to conduct a real-time chat on a specific subject. On more than one occasion the owners of the chats presented me with a number of questions they wanted to post over the course of the chat.

There's a #Hashtag for That! & Mean Tweeting!

The Daring Librarian

conference about social media, the use of hashtags memes, and the power of community consensus. people said she couldn''t have that laptop for her presentation so she had to use paper (!!??!!).they Danah, i saw you present at AASL in Charlotte.and grrl you rocked!

The Journey to Becoming an Author

A Principal's Reflections

My unexpected journey began with a decision to give Twitter a try in 2009. This should never have happened either as I was convinced that any and all social media tools were a complete waste of my time and would not lead to any improvement in professional practice.

Digital Leadership: Leading Change from Where You Are | #DigiLead

A Principal's Reflections

Back in 2009, I began calling for an evolved construct of leadership that would better serve schools in meeting the diverse needs of learners and stakeholders alike. Be sure to share your reflections, questions, ideas, and successes by engaging on social media using #digilead.

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #29 Steven Anderson talks technology trends From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter handle: @web20classroom. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Augmented reality and virtual reality.

Back To School-Leadership In 2011

The Web20Classroom

I orginially wrote this post back in 2009. Since that time so much has gone on in the world of Social Media in Education, I decided it needed some updating. Check out this short presentation from 2 of the best and most connected administrators in education.

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Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

Whether or not we realise it, if we regularly use social media, we are members of the world wide digital tribe. Tribal identity in the age of the Web transcends ethnicity, traditional cultural expectations and geography (Wheeler, 2009). 2009) Digital tribes, virtual clans.

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We''ve had 750 actual practitioner presentations since we started GlobalEdCon, all of which were recorded and are still available for free on the website to watch or listen to at any time. We also really hope that you will consider presenting. More information in presenting HERE.

Stories Link Us Together

A Principal's Reflections

With an array of social media tools at our disposal, every educator should aspire to be the storyteller-in-chief. The other day I delivered a morning presentation to a large group of K-12. The stories I accessed on Twitter inspired me to be better.

Learning Transformed #LT8Keys

A Principal's Reflections

Prior to 2009 I basically saw technology as just an add-on and something that could spruce up a lesson. Social media had to be blocked for all and I, for one, wasn’t going to waste any of my precious time using it professionally or personally.

Get the Good News Out

A Principal's Reflections

As I have been writing since 2009, if you don’t tell your story someone else will. To get the good news out you don’t have to continue to wait patiently for the mainstream media to cover your stories. Want to program specific times to send out tweets and other social media messages?

Showing How Awesome You Are-Building Your Brand

The Web20Classroom

Back when I started this blog in February of 2009 I was trying to create a space to share resources with my teachers in my district. The same with my Twitter account. Oh and you can link to all your social media accounts too.

What's Hidden in You?

A Principal's Reflections

Image credit: https://media.licdn.com For me, becoming a connected educator in early 2009 served as a catalyst for professional growth in ways that I could never have imagined. He pushed me to extend beyond the use of Twitter to share what was going on in my school through a blog.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Let's take a look by looking at social media examples. Twitter You must take ten steps too many on Twitter to use alt text. Twitter has not stepped up its accessibility game. SnapChat The least accessible of these social media platforms is SnapChat.

Thriving–not surviving-with support from a virtual mentor

The Cornerstone Blog

Since 2009, Lisa has supported teachers in her role as an Educational Consultant, writing books for teachers, conducting instructional coaching, presenting at conferences and online webinars, founding the #ntchat (New Teacher Chat) on Twitter, and much more.

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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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?: Collaboration and social negotiation is encouraged among learners.

Making America whole again via civics education

The Hechinger Report

The 2016 election and the tumultuous start to Donald Trump’s presidency, which hits the 100-day mark next week, have presented civics teachers in red, blue and purple states alike with a double-edged sword.

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

edWeb.net

Eric has received numerous awards and acknowledgements for his work, including being chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds in 2014. Follow Eric on Twitter @E_Sheninger. This post was written by Eric Sheninger.

Announcing Amazing Keynote and Distinguished Speakers for the School Leadership Summit

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

proposal submissions until March 15th, and training sessions for presenters start next week (for information on training and session times, please go HERE ). Eric has emerged as an innovative leader in the use of social media and web 2.0

Library in Your Pocket

The Daring Librarian

The Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Trends for Libraries View more presentations from Meredith Farkas. billion SMS messages being sent daily Over 276 million wireless users (source: CITA Wireless Industry Survey, 2009). I''d also recommend to follow her Twitter.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

“ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. Facebook is, although Mark Zuckerberg denies it , a media company. And like democracy, technology changes the social and individual relationships between us. ” Eschewing “traditional” media advertising buys, the Trump campaign invested in Facebook ads and raised money through the site as well.

My Edublog Nomiations 2011

The Daring Librarian

Best twitter hashtag - #tlchat, This is the hashtag that I always check to keep a pulse on library trends and news. Best School Administrator blog: Eric Sheninger – A Principal’s Reflections Eric Sheninger is an inspiring administrator he''s a super advocate for social media in schools.

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.