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7 Tips for Using Social Media for Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tell me if this sounds familiar: With the 2016 New Year, you resolved to build your Professional Learning Network –finally, to stop living in the 20th century where your world revolved around a sticks-and-bricks building, a landline phone, and the mailbox.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

edWeb.net

The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy. In addition to negative commentary, Knowles acknowledged other challenges to adopting social media for education.

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Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

CUE

Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers having way too much fun learning about Quizizz at a CUE Launch event. Professional learning can and should be fun! So, our tasks will bring in a significant social media component.

6 Ways to Use Twitter To Enhance In-School Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

Here is a tweet I received from Jamie Sweeney on using Twitter to “enhance professional development” : Thinking about ways I might use Twitter to enhance staff development…any ideas? Jamie Sweeney (@MrsJSweeney) June 5, 2016.

What Would Abe Lincoln’s Social Media Campaign Look Like? A New Classroom Use For Twitter and Facebook

Edsurge

During the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama and his team pioneered the use of social media as a powerful campaign tool. It’s easy to forget, given how commonplace the use of social media is today, that back in 2008. sending out reminders and raising money on Twitter while interacting with people on Facebook was a huge deal. Both Twitter and the iPhone were less than a year old. What would Twitter posts from the Lincoln campaign look like?

8 things Twitter savvy educators do to improve learning

eSchool News

When it comes to useful PD, more educators are turning to Twitter to grow learning networks in 140 characters. These days, it’s hard to meet an educator who hasn’t heard of Twitter.

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

edWeb.net

His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. Eric has received numerous awards and acknowledgements for his work, including being chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds in 2014.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. With the new year now upon us, listed below are six edtech resolutions for 2016. With school budgets being planned on a year over year basis, the concern over long-term sustainability for digital learning arises.

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Five Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter – From Jen Carey

EdTechTeacher

Social Media and education have a complicated relationship. As such, many administrators have actively cautioned teachers against the use of Social Media, and many educators themselves have condemned Social Media as a mere distraction to education.

5 Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter

Indiana Jen

Social Media and education have a complicated relationship. As such, many administrators have actively cautioned teachers against the use of Social Media, and many educators themselves have condemned Social Media as a mere distraction to education.

5 Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter

Indiana Jen

Social Media and education have a complicated relationship. As such, many administrators have actively cautioned teachers against the use of Social Media, and many educators themselves have condemned Social Media as a mere distraction to education.

Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

This led me to consider making some professional connections out of necessity. I realized as an adult learner that I learned best through collaboration and that collaboration could only take place if I was in some way connected with other educators. Twitter was more in real-time.

LinkedIn for Students: Find or Be Found – from Sabba

EdTechTeacher

If we want to empower students to find jobs they love instead of settling, they should have two things prepared before they graduate: A digital portfolio and a professional network. Creating a Professional Learning Network. Everyone is on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

This led me to consider making some professional connections out of necessity. I realized as an adult learner that I learned best through collaboration and that collaboration could only take place if I was in some way connected with other educators. Twitter was more in real-time.

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Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

This led me to consider making some professional connections out of necessity. I realized as an adult learner that I learned best through collaboration and that collaboration could only take place if I was in some way connected with other educators. Twitter was more in real-time.

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Our Students

The Principal of Change

Talk to many high school teachers trying to have students learn in different and more compelling ways, shifting away from a traditional classroom. Do we create experiences where kids see the learning as the benefit, or learning is something they need to be externally rewarded for?

3 Ways to Expand Your PLN This Summer

Indiana Jen

When it finally arrives, summer is an important time for busy educators and allows them to relax, recharge, and often work on honing their craft in both formal and informal professional development. Here are a few resources to help you do just that: Build your PLN on Twitter.

3 Ways to Expand Your PLN This Summer

Indiana Jen

When it finally arrives, summer is an important time for busy educators and allows them to relax, recharge, and often work on honing their craft in both formal and informal professional development. Here are a few resources to help you do just that: Build your PLN on Twitter.

Accelerating Great Teaching and Learning

The Principal of Change

March 8, 2016 Finding the Good Problems November 25, 2015 Would you tweet that? February 13, 2016 Finding a Way December 6, 2014 3 Ways Social Media Can Improve School Culture June 7, 2016 6 Ways to Use Twitter To Enhance In-School Professional Learning.

Creating Change

The Principal of Change

Creating better ways for our kids and ourselves to learn. Yesterday, the “Global Day of Design” happened ( #GDD16 on Twitter ) and over 450 schools took part in this an amazing opportunity.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Show Solidarity with Words & Actions

The Jose Vilson

Kaden Pagani, 8, left, and his brother Kingston, 6, carry signs as they march down Broadway toward Frank Ozawa Plaza during a Black Lives Matters protest in Oakland on Thursday, July 21, 2016. Pew Research Centre published survey results on social media conversations about race.

Beautifully Out of Reach

The Principal of Change

This lovely woman came up to me during my session the other day, and talked about how she just signed up for Twitter. It bothered me because do not have any responsibility for our own learning, or is just what we are waiting to be taught?

The 2016 Global Education Conference Call for Proposals is Now Open

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference will take place around the clock during International Education Week ( November 13-16, 2016 ) featuring thought leaders from the world of education and beyond. Our Mission The mission of this conference is exclusively focused on globally connected teaching and learning. Participants are encouraged to learn, question, create, and engage in meaningful, authentic opportunities within a global context!

Things to Do In Denver When You’re Ed- an ISTE Look

CUE

Download the ISTE 2016 Mobile Ap p – Everything you need to navigate, sync, gamify, and stay up-to-date with everything ISTE 2016 has to offer is there. Get your group texts, social media tags , broadcast channels, etc. Twitter @CalhbeyGirl.

US Edtech Policy Conversations Amidst Coronavirus Concerns with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter What is happening at the US policy level with the coronavirus health crisis? Advancement Courses has a free micro-course – Launching Online Learning. You can connect with Tom on social media.

Hope of a Black – Latino Educator (Evolution)

The Jose Vilson

Prep period, professional learning community time. You’re reading the news on social media. Not Twitter / Facebook or any number of spaces you’re involved in. Come here. Please take a seat with me and let’s talk about evolution.

The 7 pillars of today’s digital leadership

eSchool News

School and district leadership isn’t about a position or title–it’s about improving practices around digital learning. Those pillars focus on how school leaders can ensure that their policies and practices highlight the best examples of digital learning success in schools.

Donors Choose YOU - Top 10 Tips to Fund Your Project

EdTechTeam

The more I learned, the bigger I dreamed. I requested the materials needed for an over the top language lab to support the learning of English Language Learners. I shared projects on every social media platform I could.

The 3 Hottest Posts Innovative Educators Are Reading

The Innovative Educator

The post shares solutions to three problems: Educator isolation, lack of funding for professional learning, and the need for student and teacher friendly guidelines for using technology. Rounding out the top is Social Media Becomes Key to Forming An Educator Learning Community. Entry Pageviews 6 Skills Students Today Must Develop Sep 28, 2016 3970 3 Innovative Solutions to Combat #EdTech Issues.

5 Questions to Help People Embrace Meaningful Change

The Principal of Change

Powerful Learning First, Technology Second (What is the type of learning that we want to see in our schools, and what resources will support this learning in our schools?). What is the “clear” vision for learning in your school? Powerful Learning First, Technology Second).

Change happens. You can either do it, or it will be done to you.

The Principal of Change

When I start many of my talks or sessions, I encourage people to go to devices and provide them spaces either through hashtags on Twitter or Google Docs. How have you implemented opportunities for learning with devices in your own professional learning?

Creating Bridges

The Principal of Change

Good professional learning will give you lots of ideas on what you can do with your students on “Monday” Great professional learning will make you think about how you teach every day. But to do this, I have to be open to challenge my own learning.

What if Chattanooga's Connected Educators Were Even More Connected?

Tech Helpful

Lately I've been wondering just how many connected educators were in the Chattanooga area and how I could make sure I was connected with them on Twitter? I've been wondering who in my area is leveraging the learning ability of social media for their school practices?

Connecting Voices through Robotics: An EdCamp Global Event

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Currently, a group of 2nd-5th graders are meeting every Friday for one hour to learn to code these robots and create projects with them. — edcamp Global (@edcampGlobal) January 23, 2016. Looking forward to an exciting day of @edcampGlobal learning!