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Social Media in Education

A Principal's Reflections

My answers to Bill''s questions provide a snapshot of my social media in education journey. What made you interested in using social media to reach out to your school community? In early March of 2009, I was reading my local newspaper, The Staten Island Advance, and came across an article on Twitter. As I read the article I learned more about Twitter and its capabilities. For me, Twitter opened the door to the world of social media.

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

The following list provides some good PLN starting points and resources to assist any educator looking to take their professional growth to new levels: Twitter : Microblogging platform that allows educators from all corners of the globe to communicate in 140 characters or less.

Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media. Principals can use social media for communication, public relations, branding, professional development, and opportunity.

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Building Momentum

A Principal's Reflections

Speaking to administrators who are skeptical about utilizing social media is something that I am extremely passionate about. I blocked sites and banned mobile devices to such an extreme. Twitter has been a phenomenal tool to improve school communications.

Communicating and Connecting With Social Media (An Excerpt)

A Principal's Reflections

The book is entitled Communicating & Connecting With Social Media: Essentials for Principals and will be available from Solution Tree on May 19, 2011 Using Twitter to Build Your School’s Brand The good news is that open-communication practices in a social media world don’t have to be intimidating. For principals, experiments in open communication typically begin with Twitter (www.twitter.com) and Facebook (www.facebook.com).

Still Think Social Media is a FAD?

The Daring Librarian

In 2007 I blogged on my MHMS Media blog about the amazing video "Did You Know" by Karl Fisch and Scott Mc Leod -- then last year ''09 I posted the updated version to my community. And as we watch the phenom of Social Media and the newly coined Socialnomics the video above.

Reform is Happening

A Principal's Reflections

From now until November 25th, Adam is running a social media charity drive and when anyone clicks on this link he will donate a penny to charity. Right after Thanksgiving he will donate all the money to the charity that his website audience (Twitter-folk, and Facebook friends) vote on. He provided educators with a great deal of food for thought on using mobile technology for student-centered learning. Listen to my entire session on Leading With Social Media here.

Looking Back At 2010 And Looking Forward To 2011.

The Web20Classroom

So here is my reflections on 2010 and my predictions for 2011. There was a lot of buzz about it every now and then on Twitter but I still don''t see it''s widespread adoption as a great storytelling tool and feedback tool. My reflections on 2010, and my thoughts on 2011.

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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. The first year was 2010. He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media.

AP: Libraries launch apps to sync with iPod generation

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A growing number of libraries are launching mobile websites and smart-phone applications, says Jason Griffey, author of "Mobile Technology and Libraries." But it still maintains a Twitter account and texts patrons when items are about to become overdue.

Library in Your Pocket

The Daring Librarian

The Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Trends for Libraries View more presentations from Meredith Farkas. From her slideshare: Why should we care about Mobile Devices? The mobile device will be the primary connection tool to the internet for most people by 2020. Mobile Libraries!

How K–12 Schools Can Use Next-Generation Content Filtering to Keep Students Safe

EdTech Magazine

One-to-one programs really started birthing right around 2010–2012. Schools may use hardware solutions that could be handled for less in the cloud ; in some cases, they might even run multiple solutions to manage mobile devices separately from the network, Bennett says. Twitter.

New Teacher Chat: We’re Back with an #ntchat Re-Boot on #FlipGrid

Teaching With Soul

When I left the work as a principal to explore new careers in the education landscape, I jumped on social media for the first time in 2009 and joined Twitter. Seeing the success of Edchat I wanted to find a Twitter chat that supported new teachers. Teaching is hard.

Why Teacher Recruitment Needs to Change

Insight Education Group

In Utah, Governor Gary Herbert addressed his state’s teacher shortage recently with the following plea to his fellow residents via Twitter: "Consider becoming a teacher; it is a noble profession.". In addition, 45% of job seekers use their mobile devices every day in their job search.

How Young People Are Changing Civics, by Any Media Necessary

Educator Innovator

He explained how his parents immigrated to the United States when he was 3 years old, and detailed the difficulties of being undocumented, including being rejected from his dream university because he lacked a Social Security number.

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.

New Teacher Chat: We’re Back with an #ntchat Re-Boot on #FlipGrid

Teaching With Soul

When I left the work as a principal to explore new careers in the education landscape, I jumped on social media for the first time in 2009 and joined Twitter. Seeing the success of Edchat I wanted to find a Twitter chat that supported new teachers. Teaching is hard.

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. Social Justice. Social Media: Adoption and Crackdown. The Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2010. Mobile Learning. Social Learning, Social Networks. Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told.

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LC launches Online Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature & much more poetry goodness

NeverEndingSearch

Don’t miss their new Mobile Apps. In addition to its 30 Ways to Celebration National Poetry Month , The New York Times Learning Network gathers Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Mo n t h With The New York Times from its significant archive reaching back to 2010.

Tips for Refreshing your Blogger Blog

The Electric Educator

This, and most other Blogger themes includes a mobile optimized template as well. This is extremely important for anyone with a blog as mobile views continue to increase. Roughly 12% of traffic to this blog is on mobile devices.

Revised List of Top iPad Apps for School Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

In November 2010, I wrote a blog post entitled “Top iPad Apps for School Administrators.” Media Apps EPIX: For those who are movie addicts and have a cable subscription to the EPIX movie channel, you can now add access to your EPIX movies to your iPad. This app connects to your Google Reader account and pulls your chosen RSS feeds down to your iPad, where you can read them, share them on social media, or curate them to your Evernote account.

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8 Tried and True Edtech Tools to Try in 2018

The CoolCatTeacher

Steve Dembo on episode 222 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Steve Dembo is also a dynamic speaker on the capabilities of social networking, the power of educational technologies and Web 2.0