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I Wonder If This Social Media Thing Will Ever Catch On?

The Web20Classroom

What I really enjoyed was there were so many people there that I knew because of social media. Along both sides of this table were people I mainly know from Twitter. Social Media. I had heard about Twitter, Ning, and Web 2.0 Social Media

Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

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 met Michelle Luhtala at the CoSN Conference in March 2010–seven years ago.

Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

As I mentioned in a previous post I have been working on a educational technology presentation for principals in a NJ school district. 21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media.

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What Schools Can Learn About Communication From the Vatican’s Former Social Media Chief


In 2017, Monsignor Paul Tighe may have been the only priest amidst a sea of techies at South by Southwest (SXSW), where he spoke about his past experience serving as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications for the Catholic Church. Think “social media director” for the Catholic Church.) Odd as his presence may have seemed, it was not out of the ordinary for the Church, which first devised a social media strategy around 2010.

Final Reflections Of TeachMeet Nashville 2010

The Web20Classroom

There were large groups of teachers learning how to use Twitter and social networking for professional development to small groups of 2 or 3 people in impromptu learning sessions. Twitter is a vast resource with lots of people who drop in and out. I have made tons of Twitter connections with all sorts of different people. My talk centered around the past, present and future of education. What a great 2 days of learning in Nashville TN last week!

Social Media Revolution for School Librarians: Keynote Resources for CASL

The Daring Librarian

Dont Hate the Hashtag: a Social Media Revolution for Librarians View more presentations from gwyneth jones. Twitter: Your One Stop PLN/Change Agent Training Tool! Congrats to all the new Twitter users!

2010 Global Education Conference #globaled10 - Check It Out, and Looking for Help!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The online 2010 Global Education Conference kicks off on November 15th for 5 days. The conference has garnered incredible support--we currently have over 90 partner organizations , 120 international educator advisors , 36 keynote speakers , and over 300 worldwide presentations --all around helping students and educators to connect globally. The hash tag # globaled10. :) Now you''re social-media ready!

Reform is Happening

A Principal's Reflections

Particularly gratifying for me was to see so many stakeholders from my District present on a Saturday including teachers, administrators, central office personnel, parents, and Board of Education members. Here are just a few of the highlights: Adam Bellow electrified the crowd with his presentation 10 Webtools to make your classroom rock ! 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.

Reflections on NCTIES

The Web20Classroom

Bethany''s Beyond The PLN Presentation Links My learning continued in a session entitled Baby Steps: Guiding A Traditional Staff To Online Collaboration. Baby Steps View more presentations from Eric Cole. His session focused on not how to Twitter but why Twitter.

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Looking For Change? It Starts At The Top.

The Web20Classroom

I appreciate the opportunity and you should head over and check out his blog and follow him on Twitter if you aren''t already.) Use social media to your advantage. Find an interesting resource on Twitter? Send it out to the staff and mention that you got it on Twitter.

Final Reflections From Denver And #ISTE10

The Web20Classroom

As I mentioned in my last post I got to head out to Colorado a few days early to spend some time with people I only knew from Twitter. Social Butterfly Lounge and #Edchat : This was the first year for the Social Butterfly Lounge and it seemed to be a very popular place.

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. This year, we’ll have over a hundred presentations. Our handle for Twitter is @globaledcon.

ASHA Philly Wrap-up


Also, luckily I had not stuck the "presenter" tag on my badge yet, though the fact that I was one of perhaps three men in the room might have made me stand out a little. Follow these guys on twitter!

Resources from ASHA Convention


I first of all wanted to post links to mine: Narrative Rubrics to Support Evaluation and Eligibility in School Settings is a poster I presented with Laura Goehner and developed also by my colleagues who could not attend, Katy Fleming and Christine LaFleur. The presentation can be downloaded here and the rubrics themselves here. My Links to Language presentation can be downloaded here. Thanks again so much guys, for including me directly in your presentation.

Library in Your Pocket

The Daring Librarian

The Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Trends for Libraries View more presentations from Meredith Farkas. she also talks about library promotion using Foursquare and mobile marketing with Twitter. I''d also recommend to follow her Twitter.

This Week's Live, Interactive, and Free Webinars in Elluminate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through , the social learning network for education that I work on for Elluminate. As part of the technoLanguages series, there will be a monthly ''Live'' session on the 2nd Monday with a prepared presentation etc, and then on the 4th Monday of the month, a ''Drop-In'' session where participants can ask more questions, tell their own stories and talk about what interests them.

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.

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.

Next Gen Professional Development pt 2- Upskilling


Back in the early 2000s, we didn’t have an option for social media – so I gave everyone my email. . Social Media Support. Those basic elements have been present in all the professional development I’ve lead ever since. 2010).

Are You a Critical Consumer?

A Principal's Reflections

The exponential evolution if the Internet and social media tools have allowed for the quick sharing of knowledge, ideas, images, videos, and opinions. Since many of my queries when out through Twitter at the time that is how I received the majority of the information for consumption.

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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. Our middle school, like many other middle schools, have teams made up of Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math. Twitter: @wisemancometh.

Getting the Digital Generation to Read Over the Summer

In “ Summer Reading 501: Helping Generation App Read This Summer ,” Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT; and Jane Lofton, Teacher Librarian, presented creative ideas to get students excited about summer reading. About the Presenters.

Most Popular Posts of 2014 and All Time

The Innovative Educator

Most of the popular posts focus on best practices for presenting and screentime. Post Comments Page Views Date 5 Ideas to Make Lectures and Presentations Interactive 52 5262 8/31/2014 Going #BYOD ? Actually, not all time, just since analytics started in 2010. Post Page views Does Twitter have a minimum age requirement? Jul 15, 2010, 26807 The Ten No Nos of Teaching with a Projector or Int. May 10, 2010, 24876 Cure ADHD without Drugs with These Resources.


Personalize Your School Library Program with these Convenient, Creative Apps

For libraries looking to take control of their social media strategies, Michelle recommends using Buffer. Buffer is a way to merge different social media accounts for easier and faster posting. About the Presenter. Follow her on Twitter @mluhtala.

The Hottest Posts Everybody's Reading

The Innovative Educator

Jul 8, 2012, 7416 A Few of My Fav #EdTech Things in 2014 Dec 28, 2014, 2961 Student-Friendly Social Media Guidelines Make a Gr. Dec 21, 2014, 2461 Does Twitter have a minimum age requirement? Aug 24, 2010, 1740 10 Ideas for Innovative Math Instruction Mar 31, 2010, 1606 A Sensible Way to Look At #EdTech Integration Jan 6, 2015, 1378 One mistake presenters should never make and 8 str.

EdTechTeam Leadership Symposium Ohio


I had the honor of presenting three times, two one hour break-out sessions and the keynote presentation. has served as a public school superintendent in suburban Chicago, Illinois since 2010.

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.

Helping Students Understand Media Literacy

In today’s world where so many people get their news through the internet, the news one sees on a daily basis can easily be filtered through clicks on a social feed. Social media can have a really corrosive effect,” said Greg. About the Presenters.

Own It!


Some find it in Twitter Chats (list of educational twitter chats ), others find it at conferences like CUE National in Palm Springs, and yet others find inspiration through online course like CUE’s Innovative Educator’s Certificate (#cueiec).

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Learning with 'e's

I first met Alec Couros among that amazing gathering of people at the inaugural PLE (Personal Learning Environment) conference in Barcelona, in 2010. Alec is very influential in the world of learning technology, and has a huge following on Twitter and other social media channels.

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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.

Meet Some Heroes at This Week's Connected Educator Cafe Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

org/connectedcem-cafe/ Monday, October 21 "Connected Leadership" Milton Chen : worked at GLEF for 12 years as executive director, became senior fellow in early 2010. Presenter. Wednesday, October 23 "Innovating STEM and Literacy" Yovel Badash : Author of No Child Held Back Jim Vanides : Global Social Innovation Program Manager @hp; #edtech blogger [link] , #STEM advocate, educator, technologist, & avid photographer.

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My Edublog Awards Nominations for 2011


The Edublog Awards were started about 7 years ago to counteract the trend of blocking social media in school districts and celebrate the educational power of these resources. This is all in addition to her dedication to interpersonal engagement on Twitter.

Output or compliance?

The Principal of Change

So before we resumed the meeting, I told him that I had been taking notes on my phone, and not using it to text or check Twitter or any other social media. June 12, 2016 Telling a Story Beyond Grades February 26, 2011 Sharing (For Kids) November 8, 2010 What Shapes Your Learning?

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