EdTechSandyK's Top 5 Posts of 2013

EdTechSandyK

Because this was a helpful exercise for me at the end of 2012 / start of 2013, I thought I''d give it another go as 2013 ticks away its final hours and 2014 looms on the horizon. I''m soothed by the fact that this made my top five most-read list for 2013.

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Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

As an early adopter of transformative technologies, I have been watching the mobile app space carefully to see how it can benefit all facets of education. My vision is for every high school around the country to have its own native mobile app. we have a richly-featured mobile app.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series – Communication

A Principal's Reflections

social media, mobile apps, video conferencing) to meet stakeholders where they are in order to convey a message and elicit feedback on initiatives. Communication Corwin Digital Leadership Joe Mazza PIllars of Digital Leadership Social Media

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. As mobile learning is a blend of the digital and physical, diverse metrics (i.e.,

6 Places For Discovering New Mobile Apps

The Playground Advocate

If you have a favorite source for learning about educational mobile apps, I''d love to know about it. Teachers often ask me where they can find great educational apps. I learn about apps from a lot of sources, and not just from sites that curate lists of apps.

Mobile gives the edge

Learning with 'e's

Smart mobile phones continue to disrupt our society. For everyone of us who own them, mobile phones are changing our lives, influencing our decisions about how we interact with each other, how we access and consume information, how we work, entertain ourselves and purchase our goods.

Mapping mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

Mobile technology is a game changer. I have previously written on this blog about how mobile technology can give the edge and also about some of the social implications of learning on the move. We see this happening on a global scale through increasing mobile phone subscriptions.

Leading in the Digital Age

A Principal's Reflections

Image credit: https://research.usc.edu/usc-symposium-on-digital-media-research-education-and-innovation/ So how would one define digital leadership? Kevin Kruse defines it as a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal.

My Noms for the 2013 Edublog Awards

SpeechTechie

The Edublog awards are an effort to "promote and demonstrate the educational value of social media," particularly as some school districts block blogs and Twitter. It''s also great to recognize the efforts of those who participate in social media as a labor of love, looking to share resources and experiences for no other reason than to help other educators and students. It''s Edublog awards time!

Forging Ahead With Change

A Principal's Reflections

It is time to realize that social media, technology, and the change process are not the enemy. To this end, teachers and students are now routinely utilizing social media and other various Web 2.0

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Professional Growth

A Principal's Reflections

They still can, but now have the ability to save time and money by harnessing the power of social media to learn anytime, anywhere, and from anyone they choose.

Leadership Ignited

A Principal's Reflections

While attendees are at Ignite 2013, they will get to reclaim that time and make the most of it. Feature chat sessions combined with some basic social media training. The success of Ignite 2013 relies on your active participation.

The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The best of all worlds - Elizabeth Anne 1:00pm Armed with Empathy: Creating a Classroom Climate for Collaboration - Dan Curcio Educators as Social Networked Learners - Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

SLPs Make Great Showing (AGAIN) among 2013 Edublog Finalists- VOTE!

SpeechTechie

The finalists for the 2013 Edublog Awards were just announced, and voting is now open. The Edublog Awards is an annual initiative to promote the value of social media in education and share some great resources. Speech-language-related blogs and resources again are well-represented among this year''s finalists, so I would encourage you to go explore and vote.

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Peer editing in digital and mobile environments

Nik Peachey

Increasingly though I've been having problems with the reliability of the free services these companies provide and the lack of reliable compatibility with mobile devices. apps collaborative learning mobile learning process writing web 2.0

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Karen has presented at conferences around the country about teaching students to navigate social media and working with teachers to develop digital projects that embrace new media literacies. It breaks down all physical and social barriers.

A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

Social media has not shown an ability to “self correct” perhaps because by its very nature, the responses can only be positive and thus, there is no self-correcting mechanism built into its algorithm. Social media is social but it’s also serious.

Global conversations

Learning with 'e's

We would converse on a one-to-one basis using telephones (which were almost always tethered because there were also very few mobile phones before 1990, and they were the size of a house brick). What''s more, many people stare down at their mobiles, rather than holding them to their ear.

7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

Learning with 'e's

Here''s a few ideas for you to consider: 1) Lecturers can make sure they maintain dialogue with their students through participation in social media sites. 2) One popular social media site - Twitter - is a different proposition entirely.

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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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Get it together

Learning with 'e's

Finally, aware of the social context, you have the capability to share your content (or indeed your entire repository) with your professional learning network. Bloom''s cognitive taxonomy curation education learning mobile social media Technology

Game changers in the Training Zone

Learning with 'e's

To give you a taste of what was discussed, here is some of what I said in an excerpt from the transcript: Q: What are the big technological developments we can expect to see implemented in 2013?

Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

Whether or not we realise it, if we regularly use social media, we are members of the world wide digital tribe. Post-industrial society saw the emergence of personal computers, the Web and a global communication network of mobile phones.

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3 people & 3 ideas for using Twitter to share, discover, & connect with students

The Innovative Educator

" Answers must be under 140 characters in length and can be sent via mobile texting, instant message, or the web. BYOD / BYOT Cell phones in Education social media in education Twitter in Education

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.” The 2013 Thank a Teacher a Latte program is open to everyone, including students, former students and parents. Once submitted, the esteemed educator will receive a digital “badge of honor” they can display with pride on Pinterest and other social media outlets.

Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

There were sections on digital literacies and mobile learning, both of which we considered to be important for the success of education and learning in the future. For students with mobility issues in particular, this may turn out to be an important leveler.

Slaying giants

Learning with 'e's

Futurist Gerd Leonhard speaking at Learning Technologies 2013 Listening to media futurist Gerd Leonhard speaking at the recent Learning Technologies Conference in London was both engaging and thought provoking. Leonhard believes the major social media platforms have it right.

All together now

Learning with 'e's

In fact, human civilisation has been founded upon change, and without teamwork, collective action, social movements and group effort, much of that change would not have been achievable. We know instinctively and empirically that people learn best when they are in rich social contexts.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Shoot and Edit Video

The Playground Advocate

They are limited to playing the video from the camera instead of producing a video that can be proudly shared via social media, burnt to a disc, or published on a video sharing site.

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Identity play

Learning with 'e's

Although technology has moved on a pace - since the book was written we now have social media, mobile phones and touch screen tablet computers - many of Sherry Turkle''s ideas still resonate with personal meaning.

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. What topics do you think will get the most screen-time in the Edublogosphere in 2013?

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. Steve: Lucy’s our social media guru… Lucy: Yes there is. State Department, and others typically focusing on educational technology and social networking.

Your Tech-Savvy Kid, Tips For Parents Keeping Up With The Digital Generation

MSEDTechie

Do you ever wonder how a toddler can pick up a cell phone, or another mobile device, and easily navigate the device without ever having to be instructed on how to use it? Establish ground rules for using the computer and or mobile devices like cell phones, and tablets.

Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with 'e's

As the #lilac13 Twitter stream will reveal, there were lively and protracted debates around the changing nature of library spaces, the nature of knowledge, the future of books and reading, and the impact of digital media.

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

The 21st Century Principal

Add my favorite Evernote mobile apps vJournal, Penultimate, Skitch and this application''s functionality expands enormously. With the ability to access and edit your documents through the mobile app, I can’t possibly see any reason to have a paper copy of anything any longer.

2014 - the year of the wearable?

Learning with 'e's

Wearable computing is just one small step up from mobile technology. A large percentage of the world''s population is already connected through mobile phones, e-readers, games consoles and tablet computers. We will use computers in increasingly social and personal ways.

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

MSEDTechie

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. Symbaloo Social Bookmarking at its finest. You must stay connected in this GLOBAL society!

The future of classrooms

Learning with 'e's

This is due to the rapid proliferation of mobile technology, the disintermediation of traditional teacher and student roles, new trends such as MOOCs and the upsurge of user generated content on social media sites - all of which take learning away from previously familiar territory.

Learning theories for the digital age

Learning with 'e's

Do we need them to describe and frame what is currently happening in an age where everyone is as connected as they wish to be, where social media are the new meeting places, and where mobile telephones are pervading every aspect of our lives.

Got a New iPhone? Here's 17 Starter Apps

The 21st Century Principal

In an era where QR codes and bar codes are everywhere, it makes little sense to have a mobile device without the ability to scan these. For more information about Evernote''s mobile app, check it out in the iTunes Store. Twitter: Being a heavy Twitter user, having access to that social media app on my iPhone too, is a must. I use this to access my favorite news and media sources. Recently,our district changed providers and changed phones.