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Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. Social media is a main form of communication and connection used by today’s students. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

People Make the Difference

A Principal's Reflections

Almost all of this growth can be attributed to a point in time that I became connected using a variety of social media tools. As many readers of my blog know, the big changes in my career came when I discovered the value of social media as a leader and learner.

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Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

eSchool News

Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration. A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

Twitter and the death of distance

Learning with 'e's

Social media sites such as Twitter span huge distances to connect people around the world. There are many stories of people developing and sustaining friendship, or even romance and eventual marriage, after ''meeting'' on a social media site.

How to Decode a Tweet


When you first start using Twitter, one of the things you have to figure out is how to decode Tweets. Below is a Tweet as it might be displayed on the Twitter website when viewed on a computer. Twitter has a habit of rearranging these things once in a while!)

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Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

As many of you know, here at New Milford High School we have been at the forefront of adopting social media and the latest technologies to improve the way we run our educational and extra-curricular programs. This offer stands through the end of 2013.

2013 School Leadership Summit - Recordings Posted, Thanks to Be Given!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Twitter-sphere was abuzz with compliments for the quality of the speakers for this event. The goal of the conference was to kick off an event that would perpetuate and would be a place for broader conversation amongst school leaders and the ed tech / blogger / social media crowd.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for connecting classrooms while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of diversity and educational access for all. It breaks down all physical and social barriers.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners.

7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

Learning with 'e's

At the recent ALT-C Conference in Nottingham (which I couldn''t attend) a very good question was asked by Renee Filius on Twitter: How can we enable true two-way interaction between lecturers and students that is not too time consuming? Hyperinks and other media can be sent as tweets.

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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. All sessions are recorded so you can access later. Steve: Lucy’s our social media guru… Lucy: Yes there is.

and then our tools shape us

Learning with 'e's

Today''s book recommendation is the fifth in the series: Howard Rheingold (2002) Smart Mobs: The next social revolution. I first read it whilst a new academic and still finding my way, and I read it in a time that pre-dated what we now know as social media.

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

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For 2013, the focus is on a variety of challenges, from how learners access content to how the idea of a “curriculum” is defined. Access. Among the most powerful principles of mobile learning is asynchronous access. 12 Principles Of Mobile Learning.

10 Powerful Media Tools EVERY Educator should have started using yesterday! Part I


Social Media is not just a buzz phrase! This means that emails, documents, calendar and sites can be accessed - and edited - on almost any mobile device or tablet. Twitter! You aren''t using twitter yet? Symbaloo Social Bookmarking at its finest.

Freedom, Autonomy, and Digital Media at an Indiana High School

Educator Innovator

I believe these words also convey the most important reason for using digital media in schools. I found Woodard when I noticed that she had retweeted me and was following me on Twitter (personal learning networks are about who pays attention to you as well as who you pay attention to).

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The 21st Century Principal’s 20 Applications for Everyday Use

The 21st Century Principal

Evernote : Evernote is one of those applications I access at the start of every single day. Evernote Desktop Interface Google Docs : Google Docs, perhaps now known as Google Drive, is another one of those extremely versatile tools with access across devices.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Brainstorm and Plan Digitally

The Playground Advocate

Teachers can build their personal learning networks to include passionate colleagues from all over the world thanks to social media and communication tools like Skype and Google+ hangouts. Google Docs - Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere.

Classrooms Without Walls- Connect Your Classroom With The World.


My last post on 10 Powerful Media Tools Every Educator Show Be Using Yesterday was all about how educators need to create a Personal Learning Network, but our students need authentic audiences too. tools, such as Social Media. more 3) Create a classroom twitter account.-

Feedly: An RSS Reader Replacement for Google Reader

The 21st Century Principal

I also tried other alternatives suggested on Twitter, such as Newsblur and some desktop software readers such as Feedreader. Feedly''s layout of feed subscriptions is easy and accessible, making it a good choice. This gives users tablet and smartphone access to their RSS reading.

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Got a New iPhone? Here's 17 Starter Apps

The 21st Century Principal

I immediately wanted to be able to access the same applications I can already access on my iPad and on my desktop or the web. Having one that allows access across devices and on the web is also a must. I can access my "To-Do List" on my desktop, the web, my iPad, and my iPhone. Since our district uses Google Apps, I have access to multiple district Google calendars, so this apps makes syncing those calendars quite simple.

Digital Curation & Sweet Scoopage

The Daring Librarian

Share Scoopit will share those cool resources on Social Media for you! Ever get frustrated by the 140 character limit of Twitter? and LOVE how I can post remotely to Twitter & gather together interesting and related resources all in one spot!

Becoming a 21st Century Reader: Pointers for Using E-books and E-Reader Apps

The 21st Century Principal

You should preferably choose a tablet that allows you to access multiple e-book vendors to make sure you get good prices on the products and so that you can find e-copies for the books you are searching for. The iPads give me access to ebooks across apps, and the Kindle reader allows me to access my Kindle library with a back-up device in case all my tablets need charging. Use multiple e-reader devices to increase accessibility of your e-library.

Be a EdTech SuperHero- Easy Tech Tools Educators Should Try This School Year


This can easily be done virtually through social networks such as twitter. Twitter is one the easiest and common ways to develop a strong PLN. When corporations want to get the word out on their new products, they usually take to twitter and other social media first.

Revised List of Top iPad Apps for School Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

With this app, users get access to over 23,000 classic works. The Nook app gives you access to those purchases from Barnes and Noble. This app allows you to access those books you get through the Google Play Bookstore. All of these e-reader apps have access to free book titles too. 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.

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Advantages of Using eNewsletter Services to Inform and Connect with Stakeholders

The 21st Century Principal

Brian Dixon, Social Media for School Leaders: A Comprehensive Guide for Getting the Most Out of Facebook, Twitter, and Other Essential Web Tools This past spring, I started using an eNewsletter service called MailChimp to send my Weekly Parent Email Update.

Where AR we now?

Learning with 'e's

This can include information about local environment, navigation of complex transport systems (see the embedded video below featuring Acrossair's New York subway app), weather, news and amenities, as well as cultural or historical information, and even social information.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Solve a Problem

The Playground Advocate

I know that we often take our ability to find an answer at a moment''s notice for granted, but it truly is an amazing gift to be able to access so much information with such ease. More importantly, though, the Internet is a social space where you can ask a question directly to human beings.

5 Questions to Help People Embrace Meaningful Change

The Principal of Change

Learn often from the people you have the most access to. June 2, 2016 Embracing Meaningful Change at All Levels October 20, 2013 “Connected Educator” or “Educator that Connects”?

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference ( , September 19 - 21. Our Twitter hashtag is #stemx13, and we have some resources for publicizing at [link].


ASCD Welcomes New Teachers and Offers List of Educational Resources

The 21st Century Principal

Continue Learning with ASCD’s Professional Development Tools PD In Focus ® – The award-winning PD In Focus online application provides educators around the globe with anytime access to high-quality, on-demand professional learning videos that show effective teaching in action. Each webinar is archived so educators never have to miss a topic and can access the large catalog of past webinars. Become a member and gain full access to all ASCD has to offer.

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link]. Evaluating Institutional Repository Metadata for Out of This World Access - Lizzy Walker, Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian InterPARES Trust: Examining the Benefits and Risks of Storing Records + Information in the Clouds - Patricia C. The conference is once again being held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones.


The Rise of Online Professional Development!

The Online Summit was only $40 and included a 1 year membership to the CUE organization, and gave attendees access to more than 40 keynotes and presentations, both live and recorded. And in most cases, I can access the content on my own time after the online conference is said and done.

Why more black students are enrolling in historically black colleges

The Hechinger Report

But although HBCUs drew 80 percent of all black college-goers four decades ago, that number had been hovering at just over 10 percent, according to a 2013 report by Gasman. At Spelman, prospective students are mentioning the social climate more often in their application essays, Hayes said.

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#BlackStudentsMatter: Why Digital Activism Is a Voice for Black students


Social media and social activism appear to be undeniably interwoven among Black users. A recent Pew Research survey examining attitudes toward digital activism reported that more than half (54 percent) of Black users “believe social media is an important tool for them to use in expressing their opinion about social and political issues.” Suddenly a single hashtag gave one access to a real-time conversation that transcended space.”

7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

TeachThought - Learn better.

Ed note: This post has been updated from a 2013 post). These aren’t single tools to “try,” but news ways to think about how learners access media, how educators define success, and what the roles of immense digital communities should be in popularizing new learning models.