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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’m the founder of and had just started our social network for educators.

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Your All Access Pass to the Bammy Awards!


2012 I recently had the pleasure of attending the first ever Bammy Awards in Washington D.C. The Bammys are presented by the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences International. For the June 11, 2012 press release, click here.

5 Different Ways Technology Has Made Learning Easier - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

Social media – You can build fan pages for classrooms, stage Twitter chats for interaction outside of the classroom, and provide web pages that act as a resource guide for ongoing lessons, all through the use of social media. Social media allows us to interact on an entirely different level, and engages students because it’s something they already have an interest in. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

How is Twitter helping to Connect Educators? | TeacherCast Classic Podcast


Jeff sits down with Jerry Blumengarten and Brad Currie to discuss how educators are using Twitter to connect with each other. This podcast was originally recorded in December 2012. Jeff sits down with Jerry Blumengarten and Brad Currie to discuss how educators are using Twitter to connect with each other. This podcast was originally recorded in December 2012. I was a licensed Social Studies teacher who also taught Language Arts, Science, Math, Computers.

Nominations for 2012 Edublogs Awards


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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I am not an expert, I simply love what I do.


A new friend from Twitter ( @Dr.SpikeCook ) gave me a call this morning to discuss a few educational topics. He''s writing a series of posts on his blog about how social media supports education for different people. I hope this slide makes your presentation or even a blog post.

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Relevant Leadership for Today's Schools

A Principal's Reflections

The catalyst for a significant portion of this growth was my embracement of social media as a powerful leadership tool. Learn how to support the responsible use of social media in school. hash tag on Twitter ( #lead20 ).

miGoogle Conference | Oct. 19, 2012

The Electric Educator

19, 2012 at Southfield Christian School in Southfield, Michigan. Keynote presentation by Googler Ronald Ho , project manager for Google+ and Google Docs. Spotlight sessions by Scot Graden (superintendent, Saline Area Schools) and Nick Provenzano (aka "The Nerdy Teacher") Social media cafe where you can hangout and meet new friends! Use the Twitter hashtag #migoogle to promote the conference!

Exploring the Educational Value of Pinterest

A Principal's Reflections

Up until this point I really didn’t have a clue as to what it was all about except that it was a social media tool that functioned like an electronic bulletin board. Conference summaries/notes : In my experiences at various conferences, presenters routinely share cool website links during their sessions. Here is a list of my other current boards: Twitter Resources, Apps, and Tools iPad Apps for Administrators Educational Videos Chrome Extensions.

What Matters to Students

A Principal's Reflections

Below is an email that I recently received from Amanda Howell, a 2012 graduate of New Milford High School. It was a great experience because the educators really ensured that we were taking everything we possibly could from everything presented to us.

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.


I wondered what would make a school even venture this request in our social media saturated society. It is hard to cultivate the positive environment required for teaching and learning if social issues are causing continuous disruption.

EdTechSandyK's Top Five Posts of 2012


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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Get Connected, Globally-#WISE2012

The Web20Classroom

As one panelist said, we have to think about the future as if it is the present when we think about change in education. Learning is a social event, yet when kids (and teachers) enter a physical learning space, the social aspect is often removed. Social media is a boundless space that allows for us to connect and learn, together. SOCIAL media is just that. Social. But with all the social and the conversations comes responsibility.

5 Things Every Digital Citizen Should Know #digcit

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Alice Chen on Episode 55 of the 10-Minute Teacher Show From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter handle: @wondertechedu. Finalist, and the 2012 Teacher of the Year at her school.

Still time to register and get discount for TechForum NY Oct 19th

Educational Technology Guy

Some of the topics: technology in the classroom, Social Media in Education, New Tools for Educators, meeting the needs of students, assessment, educational use of iPads, Evernote, Google for education, technology and special education, STEM resources and much more.

New Posted Resources 05/11/2012

The Web20Classroom

Download: "Own Your Space" was written by Linda McCarthy, for Internet savvy "tweens" & teens, and their parents or educators.

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Office Suite Skills Productivity Apps - Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentation Tools, Note taking and organization apps - educators need to now how to create, edit, and modify documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

TechForum NY is October 19th - register today for great PD

Educational Technology Guy

Some of the topics: technology in the classroom, Social Media in Education, New Tools for Educators, meeting the needs of students, assessment, educational use of iPads, Evernote, Google for education, technology and special education, STEM resources and much more. I''m presenting on Evernote and Social Media in Education. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

3 Ways Teachers Can Say to Parents, “We Want To Be On the Same Team”

The CoolCatTeacher

Setting Up Your Classroom to Win From Day One From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. For his pioneering work over the past twelve years in education and the fatherhood field he was honored as a 2012 White House Champion of Change.

2012 Social Learning Summit - Sessions Posted and Call for Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The 2012 Social Learning Summit is coming up fast, and we have some important and fun information! The 2012 Social Learning Summit is a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 and the Discovery Educator Network, on Saturday, April 21st, 2012 , from 9:00am - 3:00pm US Eastern Time. The conference theme is the use of social media and Web 2.0

Build a powerful PLN

Learning with 'e's

They may be people you meet on a daily basis, but more often than not in the digital age, many PLNs are comprised of people we interact with on social networking sites. In my opinion, the most powerful PLN building tool is Twitter. delicious hashtags social media Twitter Diigo

Learning in a Digital Age: The myth and the reality

Learning with 'e's

The presentation was a reworked version of one I gave earlier in the year in Tallinn, Estonia. In Learning in a Digital Age: The Myth and the Reality, I present a number of widespread beliefs about elearning, and challenge the provenance, reasoning and application of these theories.

Parabolic learning

Learning with 'e's

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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Transparency is the New Black

The Daring Librarian

Now, before we start I gotta add that this is by NO MEANS a checklist of 8 social media things you have to do ! No social media guilt from me or my blog dear friend! I''ve blogged about Twitter so often for a reason.

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Five tools for global educators

Learning with 'e's

In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators. Here are my top five tools: Webinar: There are a number of ways to teach and present live from beyond the classroom. education social media learning

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On Aer

Learning with 'e's

Ahead of my keynote speech at the CESI 2012 conference in Portlaiose, this weekend, I did an interview for Dublin City FM 103.2. The programme Inside Education , presented by Seán Delaney, is a regular radio and podcast Irish perspective on news and stories from the world of education.

10Q: Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Learning with 'e's

Just look at her profile: She is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker, is the host of American TESOL’s Free Friday Webinars and the Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. What does social media mean to you?

Bear pit pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

My colleague Peter Yeomans (AKA @ethinking on Twitter) says we create the 'bear pits' for our students. You see, when students are required to present something they have learnt to an audience, they need to know it well before they can present it convincingly.

We're better connected

Learning with 'e's

I recently presented at a conference with my Plymouth University colleagues Peter Yeomans and Oliver Quinlan. We were to have presented this paper at the annual EDEN Conference held in June in Portugal, but for one reason or another, none of us could make it.

Instant Opinion Polls in the Classroom

Nik Peachey

Creating the poll was really quick and easy I just went to [link] and typed in my question, then I clicked on ' Create Question ', I then entered my selection of answer choices, chose a theme and clicked on ' Save and Start Presenting '.

Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Date : Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 Time : 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern ( interna tional times here ) Duration : 1 hour Location : In Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate).


Beat the Back-to-School Jitters with Twitter!

Teaching With Soul

ET, I host New Teacher Chat ( #ntchat ) on Twitter. In 2012 , I held a chat around a topic that is always near and dear to my heart — back to school — tips to make your first day/week/year great. Posts education educator new teacher chat #ntchat professional development Twitter

Using iPads Beyond Apps!


I was totally shocked to learn that his job title is a Social Media Coordinator. In his position he is responsible for updating and maintaining the twitter, facebook, youtube, and instagram accounts for the organization. I am very interested in gathering research for my metc presentation on iPads being more than just apps. I recently learned of a young man who works for a professional basketball team.

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Opening Pandora's box

Learning with 'e's

Those of us who frequently present at conferences also expose ourselves to live video streaming for hidden audiences worldwide. For social media savvy lecturers, lecture capture is a means for disseminating good ideas and best practice farther afield.