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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.

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.,

Nominations for the 2013 Edublog Awards

wwwatanabe

The purpose of the Edublog Awards , or Eddies, is to raise awareness of educational blogging and social media for learning. I would like to encourage you to share your nominations with others to spread the word of the power of educational blogging and social media for learning.

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

The Innovative Educator

Twitter ( www.Twitter.com ) is a great tool for sharing, discovering, and connecting with others who care about the same ideas and information. Twitter has become such a popular tool because it asks one question, "What's happening?"

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. Best twitter hashtag- #slpeeps , natch, continues to be a terrific community.

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.

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. This year the voting is being done through list.ly, which you can sign into with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ accounts.

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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.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

She was recently chosen to be a Teacher of the Future by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and she has also been named a Top Education Influencer on Twitter. It breaks down all physical and social barriers.

A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

A Global Search for Education Reflection From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. These ads were released by the US Congress as being traced back to Russian origin, although they were liked and reshared by many Americans on social media.

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.

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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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. People feel free to say much more on Twitter than they would dare to say to someone face to face.

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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.” 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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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. He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. Twitter: @elemenous.

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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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.

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.

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. Twitter! You aren''t using twitter yet? Symbaloo Social Bookmarking at its finest.

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. The Twitter app works sufficiently well to provide that access. I use this to access my favorite news and media sources.

Revised List of Top iPad Apps for School Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

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. This app connects to your Google Reader account and pulls your chosen RSS feeds down to your iPad, where you can read them, share them on social media, or curate them to your Evernote account. Pages : Pages is a word processor created for the iPad and mobile devices.

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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.

Are You on Mastodon Yet? Social Network of Our Own

ProfHacker

Several of the edtech/digped people started appearing there over Thanksgiving weekend, thanks in part to this article , touting Mastodon as the open source alternative to Twitter. According to their “About” page: “Mastodon is a free, open-source social network server.

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 (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. Our Twitter hashtag is #stemx13, and we have some resources for publicizing at [link].

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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]. There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! The conference is once again being held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones.

The School Leadership Summit Is March 28th - All Welcome! Plus, Call for Volunteers

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Steve Steve Hargadon Co-Chair, 2013 School Leadership Summit [link] The Summit Schedule : Times below are in US-Pacific Daylight Time (UTC/GMT - 7). 6:30am Summit Welcome 7:00am OPENING KEYNOTE: Bill Brennan 8:00am Building a Productive School Community - Kathy Blackburn, Executive Director Creating Social Awareness and Ethics Among Students - Ways and Means - Dr. Revathi Viswanathan Gamifying Curriculum: Quest-Based Learning - Sean J.

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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Goodbye iGoogle - Hello Protopage!

The Daring Librarian

iGoogle will be retired in 16 months, on November 1, 2013. 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 !

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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Track RSS Feeds (Yes RSS) with Feedly

ProfHacker

When Google Reader was retired in 2013, many people lost their favorite way to keep up with new posts from their favorite news websites and blogs. Recently, however, I’ve been working to cultivate my own media a bit more deliberately.

4 Ways To Grow Your Personal Learning Network This Week

The Web20Classroom

I said that way back on September 17, 2013 and yet I think it is even more true today than even back then. Social media allows us to connect, to learn, to grow and to reflect not only within ourselves but with each other. “Alone we are smart, but together we are brilliant.

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.

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.

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.

LIVE: Using The Right Tool In Your Digital Classroom | #ISTE2015 Panel Discussion

TeacherCast

Her passion is inspiring students and teachers while supporting them in building creative projects that utilize mobile devices, web tools and apps. Selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013, Jenny has spent four years working primarily with iPads in education.

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. Social Justice. The Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2013. Social Media: Adoption and Crackdown. Mobile Learning. Social Learning, Social Networks. Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told. At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology.

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Connected Educator Month

Educator Innovator

Highlights of CEM 2013 included: ● More than 300 major education organizations, companies, or communities officially participating, including, for the first time, entire states and districts. More than 14 million educators and others reached around the world via Twitter alone (more than triple the reach of 2012). Recognition as one of the top educational technology news stories of both 2012 and 2013.