I Saw it on Facebook! Focusing School Communities on Literacy with Social Media


Recently, my husband shared a study with me that showed that the brains of folks who read and write every day are a third healthier in old age than those who didn’t ( Leslie, 2014). Advertisement for Family Reading Night at the school library media center. . The jury is in.

Tips for successful classroom social media use

The Innovative Educator

Social media is a valuable tool when used appropriately and with common sense. I pointed this out last week when I conducted a webinar where I explained why social media is an essential tool for K-12 classrooms. This week, eSchool News has taken the highlights of that webinar and turned it into an article that shares my advice for successful classroom social media use. social media in education

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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

User Generated Education

How to post on social media while managing one’s digital footprint. Teaching Kids to Be Smart About Social Media – KidsHealth. 10 Salient Studies on the Arts in Education.

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Resources, stories, and connections with those who use social media in today’s k-12 classrooms

The Innovative Educator

Thank you to the 300+ folks from around the world who joined me for the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship webinar on EdWeb. In case you missed it, the webinar was called “Social Media: An Essential Tool for Today’s Classroom.” In the webinar, I shared case studies of amazing students, parents, and teachers. Below are the people behind the stories I mentioned, how to learn more and a way to reach each of them via social media.

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.

Costs and Benefits of Social Media in Education

Reading By Example

There is little doubt that social media and engaging in global and diverse conversations has brought many benefits to society at large, especially for our younger generation studied extensively by Ito and colleagues (2008). 2014). Living and learning with new media.

Change is a Mindset

A Principal's Reflections

Here is a short list of some of the changes that have been implemented and sustained: Social media use as a communications, public relations, branding, professional growth, and student learning tool implemented in 2009. Independent OpenCourseware Study (IOCS) implemented in 2012.

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Prior to going into teaching, I studied Interior Design. We also encourage you to share your design ideas on all social media sites (Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more.

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#savings: Can Social Media Nudge Teens into Smarter Money Choices?


In the fall of 2008, Ted Gonder was studying economics at the University of Chicago as the world economy melted down around him. “We Social media isn’t a fix in itself.

3 Things We Need To Remember For Every Professional Development

The Web20Classroom

Several of our divisions like Title I, Social Studies and others have taken whole days and run them like a mini conference. Social Media. I remember my first professional development as a teacher. I was fresh out of college.

2014 Global Education Conference - Final Day!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Mrs Fabiana Casella Social Media for Gender Equality: Exploring Popular Online Platforms for Mainstreaming Discussions on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities - Ramil Andag (BSE Social Studies) Student Achievement in a Global Community: Educators Fostering Transformative Actions in a Standardized System - Kate E. Friday, November 21st, is the fifth and final day our fifth annual Global Education Conference.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Three!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

8:00am A global social enterprise empowering underprivileged women through photography to overcome structural constraints of women empowerment - Bonnie Chiu (Director and Co-Founder of Lensational Limited) Global Outreach Through Skype - Katie Wampler Making and Learning - A Global Connection - Don Buckley, Co-Founder Speak First: Shifting Modern Language Programs from Writing and Grammar Toward Genuine Global Connection - Jason Cummings Ph.D.

Here's what you missed at the MidWest Technology Conference 2014 #METC14


Social Studies: [link] - tons of resources on creating effective flipped videos. link] [link] [link] social media - @METCenews [link] Solution for a teacher Web site, assignment submission, and a dozen other things that we do in a dozen different ways, but all in one place.

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Perrier - High School Specialist, Social Studies; Adjunct Professor SPOTLIGHT - Implementing BYOD—Instructional Strategies and Apps that Work - Susan Brooks-Young TICAL Cadre Member Utilizing Electronic Portfolios in the Hiring, Mentoring, and Evaluation Processes - Ann Gaudino, Ed.D.

Making an Impact with Problem / Project Based Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Find an example of students transforming the world in this post, Kids Transforming the World Through Social Media. We have the opportunity to implement problem/project based learning and teach our students how to use web tools and social media to solve real world problems. Ways to introduce the problem- through a blog post, show a video, take them through a case study, analyze an infographic, or have them play an online game or simulation.

Bucking the Trend

A Principal's Reflections

The following is a guest post by Michael Warren , a Social Studies Teacher at Hasbrouck Heights High School in NJ. Like anyone who has followed this rockstar principal on social media (and he knows he’s a rockstar despite his humble protests) there is something happening at NMHS.

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Making an Impact with Problem / Project Based Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Find an example of students transforming the world in this post, Kids Transforming the World Through Social Media. We have the opportunity to implement problem/project based learning and teach our students how to use web tools and social media to solve real world problems. Ways to introduce the problem- through a blog post, show a video, take them through a case study, analyze an infographic, or have them play an online game or simulation.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Social media is something students are going to explore on their own, no matter what. She’s author of the book Social LEADia.

Are You Leading with Fear? #BYOD

The Mobile Native

There are major concerns regarding social media and the fear of allowing students to use their cell phones for educational purposes. Should we allow our fears and apprehension to hinder the technological education our children need to advance in their field of study?

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A Glimpse Into What's Possible

A Principal's Reflections

Fueled by social media, collaboration, and other online/offline learning endeavors, teachers and principals have quickly become the ambassadors for technology, initiating and catalyzing conversations in their buildings. Laura had returned to New Milford this past September and is literally constructing a modern day Library Media Center. For those of you that may know me, you know that I love to study organizations.

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Our mutual friends

Learning with 'e's

It fascinated social psychologist Stanley Milgram. So Milgram''s notion of six degrees is not so much a theory of learning, more a social contact theory, but it has significant implications for learning in the social media age. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.

a.) Standardized Testing b.) Multiple Choice c.) Kahoot! d.) All of the above

Inquire and Inspire

Many of the questions integrate content from the Science and Social Studies curriculum. assessment chrome classroom criteria critical thinking feedback multiple choice paperless social media standardized testing students technology

The drama of Facebook

Learning with 'e's

The world''s largest and most successful social network, Facebook - celebrated its tenth anniversary in February 2014. Facebook is a social phenomenon that cannot be ignored. One social anthropologist in particular might have had a great deal to say about the Facebook effect.

Time Is Not Always On Our Side- 5 Minute Mobile Projects with Field Trips


Audio Boo is a social media platform that allows you to combine audio and social media to create podcasts called "boos". (It''s It can be a great resource for test study guides, and end of course exams. Time is NOT on our side.

Replacing Skills

The Thinking Stick

Although the study is based on a small sample, it demonstrates a general lack of online literacy among all students, indicating that schools have not yet caught up to teach the skills needed to navigate digital information.

Creating social phrasebooks with Phraseum

Nik Peachey

Phraseum allows you to collect words, phrases and sentences from anywhere on the web while you you browse and organise them into social phrasebooks. Phraseum is social, so you can share phrases and phrasebooks with anyone else on the site and follow other people if you like the kinds of things they are saving and sharing. I really like the social aspect too. It can also support students digital literacy and study skills.

Essential Reading for Technology in Student Affairs v1.1


First, I included danah boyd’s new book It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens now that (a) I have read it and (b) it’s available for purchase and download (for free!). It supersedes her 2008 book chapter “ Why Youth (Heart) MySpace: The Role of Networked Publics in Teenage Social Life ” in Youth, Identity, and Digital Media. Second, I added a mention of Eszter Hargittai’s work on Internet use and social inequality.


Here’s a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at what educators are clicking on like crazy

The CoolCatTeacher

These reflections and social media tips will help bloggers covering ISTE. These tweets teach: Sketchnoting is being studied by educators. She wrote this post in January 2014 on her own blog. She reposted it on Edutopia in December 2014. Social Media Tech Tips

In the flow

Learning with 'e's

They are not able to focus, claims the report, because ''they''re spending so much time on digital games or social media.'' Part of the solution might be to incorporate these digital games and social media into some of the lessons.

Globally connected minds

Learning with 'e's

Many more, especially those outside the academic world, but who are just as passionate about their studies will post their thoughts onto blogs, as videos on YouTube, and on other social media channels, adding to the discourse.

Interview with Terry Anderson

Learning with 'e's

His work around the study of social and cognitive presence in distance learning contexts has been cited many times, and his research has led to a number of high profile keynote speech invitations around the globe.

The height of SAMR

Learning with 'e's

The results of a number of research studies suggest that students tend to raise their games, and write more concisely, accurately and circumspectly, researching and editing their blog posts to maximise their work.

Help yourself

Learning with 'e's

The theory Heutagogy is a theory that focuses on meta-learning (learning to learn), double loop learning (reflection on learning), and non-linear forms of learning , but ultimately it is about the study of self-determined learning. Available online here (Retrieved 6 June, 2014).

Knowledge, practice and community

Learning with 'e's

The theory You will recall that Lave''s work was based on social constructivist theory, and focused on how novice learners can become expert through a social process that involves scaffolding and situated learning. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.

How Twitter influences the Common Core debate

eSchool News

Researchers track tweets to determine how social media plays into Common Core and educational debates. A new study endeavors to uncover how social media can impact education politics and how people view those issues, especially as they relate to the Common Core State Standards.