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How to Engage in Using Social Media as a School Leader

The 21st Century Principal

Many school leaders and policy makers still express a high level of skepticism regarding social media’s potential as an educational tool. The problem of getting started though, is often seated in a lack of knowledge and understanding of social media and its potential in education.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Ed note: This post has been updated and republished from a 2012 post. Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve.

How I use social media for my professional development

Nik Peachey

This my own attempt to outline my digital media learning experience, or at least part of it. I’ve been using Netvibes for quite some for this, but on my mobile devices I also use Flipboard for more general information and Zite for more professional things.

Celly Launches New Service and Android App for Building Mobile Social Networks

Educational Technology Guy

It is free to use (standard text messaging rates apply though) and anyone with a mobile phone or access to the web can use it. There is a full web console to control and monitor things and you can either create a Celly login or login with Facebook or Twitter.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education. This post has been updated from a 2012 post. As a social media platform, twitter is extremely likeable. 10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education. And while not all learners use twitter, few would be confused by it.

NBC's censoring of the Olympics: Social media and lost opportunities

Connecting 2 the World

However, they have really missed the boat on their social media/online coverage, which could have real repercussions from fans in the future. It also points out how ignorant the corporation is about social media and the "new" media the it purports makes this the first "social media" Olympics. I was so excited when I heard NBC had a special app to view the Olympics on mobile technology. One exception is twitter.

2012 Edublog Award Nominations

SpeechTechie

Each year I enjoy the Edublog Awards season, which is ostensibly a competition but really a reminder of the importance of social media in education. In the past few years, quite a few of the SLPs participating in social media have represented in this event, as you can see in last year''s ASHAsphere post. It''s great food for thought and skillfully compiled, collected and elicited by Maggie McGary, ASHA''s social media director.

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EdTechSandyK's Top Five Posts of 2012

EdTechSandyK

White Rocket Burst Used With Permission As the new year begins, I thought it would be interesting to start my 2013 postings by looking back on the five most popular posts on this blog from 2012. And so my Top Five Posts of 2012 list is complete.

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Vote for SLPs Shortlisted for 2012 Edublog Awards

SpeechTechie

A couple weeks ago, you might have seen my post nominating some peers (always hard to make these choices) for the 2012 Edublog Awards, and may have seen many other posts if you hopefully follow some other SLP blogs. I am proud to say that SLPs have again represented in this initiative, underscoring our key role in the educational process and in the spheres of social media and educational technology.

Nominations for 2012 Edublogs Awards

wwwatanabe

Thank you, Edublogs , for providing this opportunity to acknowledge amazing educators around the globe, and for raising the awareness of the awesome impact social media and web 2.0 Here are my nominations for 2012: Best individual blog: Dare to Care by Denise Krebs Dare to Care Denise is a passionate educator who I learn so much from. I enjoy visiting her blog , and see her almost every time I''m on Twitter.

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6 Must-Have Mobile Device Apps for the School Administrator

The 21st Century Principal

Ask yourself what makes an app on a mobile device useful, and the answer is that the most useful apps have these four characteristics: The app is available for and syncs across multiple devices. This rule applies to any software, but most especially to mobile apps. Being able to share using app has rapidly become an expectation, especially with mobile device apps. For Twitter for iPad, check out [link].

Get Connected, Globally-#WISE2012

The Web20Classroom

But as an American, listening to a VP from Exxon Mobile talk about how we need to focus on Teacher Training and hear him talk about their efforts in that area, when I definitely don''t want business involved in that aspect of education, is a tough pill to swallow for me. Learning is a social event, yet when kids (and teachers) enter a physical learning space, the social aspect is often removed. SOCIAL media is just that. Social.

Cultural hegemony and disruption

Learning with 'e's

Cultural hegemony is imposed as political doctrine largely through the state education system, but also via other means including print media and broadcasting. How does social media disrupt cultural hegemony?

ClassDojo - free classroom behavior system - announces iOS apps.

Educational Technology Guy

The platform has seen incredible viral growth with 20 thousand new teachers adopting the platform each month, as teachers spread ClassDojo by word-of-mouth and through social media channels. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. ClassDojo is a free online system that helps teachers promote positive behavior in their classroom by letting them track and share student progress and positive behaviors and areas of concern.

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Learning in a Digital Age: The myth and the reality

Learning with 'e's

Digital mobile phones personalised learning environments social media barack obama schools FaceBook Twitter university PLE digital natives and immigrants education learning styles Brunel UniversityI recently gave a keynote at the eLearning 2.0

Separation and connection

Learning with 'e's

We are witnessing a time where a mobile world wide web of connections is proliferating, and in which social mores, human relationships and communication conventions have been irrevocably changed. The Internet has taken the act of human contact and amplified it exponentially.

Getting a Head(er) with Twitter

The Daring Librarian

Have you experimented and played with the new Twitter look yet? Twitter does not specify a minimum size, but anything smaller than 640 pixels wide will likely look pixilated, blurry, and yucky. And when my social media muse Jesse Desjardains is showing a boss new Twitter header?

Parabolic learning

Learning with 'e's

mobile learning and a whole host of other themes during the course. The incorporation of a number of social media tools into the mix proved to be an amazing platform from which the students and I could reflect on the process of learning, and amplify our ideas to each other and the world.

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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. Essentially, the Web has become more social.

10Q: Helen Keegan

Learning with 'e's

In the primary (elementary) and secondary (high) school sectors some can be conspicuous, because through various Teachmeets around the world, and also online during Twitter #edchats, they make their work known to the wider community. What does social media mean to you?

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QR Codes Are NOT All Hype - So There!

The Daring Librarian

One of my fav members of my PLN on Twitter is Josh Stumpenhorst - this morning he posted this Tweet about an article on Social Media Today titled QR codes – Don’t Believe the Hype which got my blood boiling because it''s flawed logic - especially for educators!

Learning on the move

Learning with 'e's

It was nice to be invited to present a session for Sheffield Hallam University on mobile learning earlier today. Mobile learning is going to be very big indeed. One report suggests that as many as 8 out of every 10 people now having access to some form of mobile communication device.

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Goodbye iGoogle - Hello Protopage!

The Daring Librarian

The mobile version will be retired on July 31, 2012. to be honest I only use iGoogle at school as my start up page & to bypass my district filter for Twitter using the totally awesome TwitterGadget !

Libraries without walls

Learning with 'e's

I outlined some of the changes that are taking place in libraries as they align their services toward technological developments such as the digitisation of content, social media and the widespread use of mobile devices.

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.

You can't ban the blog

Learning with 'e's

But the council backed down due to pressure from the public, ith support from celebrity TV chefs Nick Nairn and Jamie Oliver on Twitter and over the traditional media. They are armed with cameras and mobile phones and they know exactly how to use them.

Instant Opinion Polls in the Classroom

Nik Peachey

I specifically wanted something that: doesn't require registration (especially from the people I'm polling) updates very quickly works on any platform from computers to mobile devices It looks like I have finally found what I've been looking for and best of all it's free.

Nominations Due Monday (Nov 26) for the Annual Edublog Awards!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 2012 Edublog Awards are a go, and I''m pleased for Classroom 2.0 The purpose of the Edublog awards is promote and demonstrate the educational values of these social media. To nominate your favorites, you: Write a post with your nominations for the different categories on your own blog (or a website – anywhere public) Send the link to your nomination post via the form at the bottom of the Nominations Page Here are the 2012 Categories. It is that time of year again!

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The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, is worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit , a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 The conference theme is the use of social media and Web 2.0 Venable Social Networking for Social Good with TakingITGlobal for Educators by Kate Gatto Social Networking for Teacher Education by Leigh A. Hall Social Networking to Promote Language Learning by Revathi Viswanathan Student Learning 24/7!

ISTE12: Let's Go to San Diego!

The Daring Librarian

One of the most exciting events of ISTE is sure to be the SIGMS Forum: Expanded Learning Opportunities: Using Social Media in the Library Seats are still available! If not, I''ll bring my own from last year! :-) I''m a Social Butterfly! Go Mobile! Exciting times ahead!

EdTechSandyK's Top 5 Posts of 2013

EdTechSandyK

Graphic Used With Permission On January 1st this year, I took time to look over the top five posts on my blog from 2012. I had used someone else''s similar post in previous workshops, but Twitter had changed its layout enough that I felt an update was prudent. Much like 2012.

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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.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 344 with Jody Green and Dr. Tim Green From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I was lucky enough to be offered the position, and I left my classroom March of 2012.

Ideas for Promoting Digital Diversity

Teacher Reboot Camp

Join our #DigiDiversity Twitter chat. Nick Provenzano (@TheNerdyTeacher) invited Kid President , one of the most inspiring kids on social media, to visit his high school. Students can host a Twitter chat with the guest speaker.

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Ideas for Promoting Digital Diversity

Teacher Reboot Camp

Join our #DigiDiversity Twitter chat. Nick Provenzano (@TheNerdyTeacher) invited Kid President , one of the most inspiring kids on social media, to visit his high school. Students can host a Twitter chat with the guest speaker.

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StudyBlue announces annual teacher appreciation program “Thank a Teacher a Latte.”

Educational Technology Guy

Mobile and social study platform, StudyBlue today announced the launch of its annual teacher appreciation program “Thank a Teacher a Latte.” Once submitted, the esteemed educator will receive a digital “badge of honor” they can display with pride on Pinterest and other social media outlets. 2012’s campaign saw thousands of submissions from cities and school districts across the country. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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.

12 16 Resource Sites for Teaching and Learning With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Larry started his list in 2012, so you know it''s comprehensive and that Larry will be adding more great sites in the next few weeks. I love the Olympics!

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.

Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and our Favorite Chrome Extensions | #TechEducator 101

TeacherCast

Twitter: @TechEdShow ([link]. Learn How to Create a Professional email signature that links to social media accounts. Quick Tweet for Multiple Twitter Accounts. Amazing Resource August 11, 2012 by Elliotel from United States I have learned so much from them.