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The Summer of Social Media

Kyle Pace

One thing that I think summer is great for in terms of professional learning is investing the time to better understand how you can use social media as an educator. Social media can be used as a great communication tool for a district, school, or a classroom.

3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? Students spend much of their lives outside of school interacting on social media.

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. Date: Friday, November 10, 2017. Steve: Lucy’s our social media guru… Lucy: Yes there is.

B2B Social Media Trends We are Going to See in 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Social media has been around for some time now. Twitter launched 11 years ago, LinkedIn 14 years ago, Facebook 13 years ago — and you know what? As new school B2B buyers step into the role of decision-maker, social media will influence their purchase decisions.

10 Way to Use Twitter for Fun Assignments, Projects, Class Work

EmergingEdTech

Twitter can Bring a Contemporary, Fun Social Element to Topic Exploration, Research, Projects, and Other Classroom Activities Twitter, along with other social media platforms, is more often banned.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Vickie Morgado on episode 177 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. Tuesday, October 24, 2017. Personal Twitter: @ vickiemorgado1.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? Doug Levin (@douglevin) April 9, 2017. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition). Tagged on: April 6, 2017 Gov. Tagged on: April 3, 2017.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? Here’s what caught my eye the week of March 6, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition). Tagged on: March 10, 2017 State reaches $3.5 Tagged on: March 9, 2017 Belgrade schools may tap $1.5M

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition). Wyoming Ends Program Supporting Migrant Students | Wyoming Public Media Statewide Network → Farmworker families often have to move from state to state to find work, and that makes school challenging for their kids. Tagged on: September 9, 2017 Do Perks for Teachers Compromise Their Integrity? Tagged on: September 7, 2017 When can schools punish students for racist social media posts?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition). Wyoming Ends Program Supporting Migrant Students | Wyoming Public Media Statewide Network → Farmworker families often have to move from state to state to find work, and that makes school challenging for their kids. Tagged on: September 9, 2017 Do Perks for Teachers Compromise Their Integrity? Tagged on: September 7, 2017 When can schools punish students for racist social media posts?

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? Doug Levin (@douglevin) April 9, 2017. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition). Tagged on: April 6, 2017 Gov. Tagged on: April 3, 2017.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

Social media channels provide the digital alternative for the “traditional” social life and support communication within online communities non-stop. They turn to other social media sites , like Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Yik Yak, or Twitter.

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

Hack Education

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told. 2017 has been an extraordinary year for education news and for technology news – two areas that provide crucial context for everything that happens with education technology. So that’s my focus of this project this year: analyzing the stories that we have told and were told in 2017 about and by education technologies. Social Media, Campus Activism, and Free Speech. Social Justice.

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5 Educational Technology Trends for Digital Classrooms in 2017

Kitaboo on EdTech

ubiquitous, mobile learning becomes an impactful way of learning f?r It is no surprise then that mobile learning ?? Here are some Mobile Learning trends that are changing the face of 21st-century learning: Educational Gaming. Blogs and social media sites like Twitter ?r?

International ed tech and pedagogical projects: notes from INTED 2017

Bryan Alexander

Social media: various projects making use of it, including having students write to Twitter in a new language, or inviting Chinese students in another country to use WeChat to improve their morale. This past week I attended the INTED conference in Valencia, Spain.

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Pushing the Limits on Instagram in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Join the crowd of about 1 billion others who made Instagram the fastest growing social network in history. According to social media speaker and Instagram trainer Peg Fitzpatrick, there is not a right or wrong Instagram aesthetic. Share it on Twitter using #InstagramLimitations.

Learning Transformed #LT8Keys

A Principal's Reflections

Social media had to be blocked for all and I, for one, wasn’t going to waste any of my precious time using it professionally or personally. It is also our hope that readers will extend the conversation to Twitter using #LT8Keys as both Tom and I are eager to engage with all of you.

Overcoming The Barriers To Better School:Home Communications

The Web20Classroom

It must be something that is constantly evaluated and refined to meet the ever-changing needs of a more mobile society. I often will look and the district calls and emails and texts, uses their website and social media and see simple things that could change.

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Back to School! Seven Ways to Communicate with Your Community

Digital Promise

Stories have the power to inform, inspire, connect, and mobilize. Here are seven and we invite you to leave other examples in the comments: Relationships – Build strong relationships with your local broadcast and print media. Collaborating with local media is an important and perhaps obvious avenue you can leverage to inform your community about your school system’s activities. Include video, a Twitter stream, your blog, and more.

How Young Activists Deploy Digital Tools for Social Change

Educator Innovator

NOTE: This blog post is part of Writing Our Civic Futures , a social annotation project with Marginal Syllabus. Middle Eastern and Muslim-American youth are creating new ways to use social media and other digital tools to find their voices, educate, and organize for social change.

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Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Project templates include social memes, mini websites, narrated tutorials, presentations, reports, posters, how-to videos, and more. The desktop app gives access to all three in one spot while a mobile device requires the download of three different free apps.

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4 Ways To Grow Your Personal Learning Network This Week

The Web20Classroom

Social media allows us to connect, to learn, to grow and to reflect not only within ourselves but with each other. Being a connected educator is more than just taking ideas from a Twitter chat or even this blog post. “Alone we are smart, but together we are brilliant.

60 years ago today

Learning with 'e's

The web arrived, and we found ourselves beginning to network across the globe, forming the first social networks. The 00s was a time of more rapid change, where we witnessed the emergence of the social web, and mobile phones became smart. I have reached a milestone in my life.

To BOLDly Go

CUE

Another jaw drop moment from the BOLD Classrooms strand came when Erin shared that she does not have a teacher desk – instead she carries her supplies around in a basket and is completely mobile in the classroom. You can connect with Ann on Twitter, Snapchat, and Insta @annkozma723.

Friday 5 — 3.17.2017

Perry Hewitt

John Maeda and team released the 2017 Design in Tech report. The early promise of social media as proxy for inclination to purchase has not been realized. HBR explores the marketing value of social media , and highlights ways marketers can gain customer intelligence and make the most of engaged customer endorsements to drive results. Worried about what your kids are accessing on their mobile devices?

How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

I have also included a list of hashtags, as well as a fantastic list of educators to follow on Twitter! Common Sense Media Rating and Reviews. Best Apps for Teaching and Learning 2017 (AASL). Mobile Learning Resources from Shake Up Learning. Twitter Accounts to Follow.

New Teacher Chat: We’re Back with an #ntchat Re-Boot on #FlipGrid

Teaching With Soul

When I left the work as a principal to explore new careers in the education landscape, I jumped on social media for the first time in 2009 and joined Twitter. Seeing the success of Edchat I wanted to find a Twitter chat that supported new teachers. Teaching is hard.

Google Document URL Tricks

Learning in Hand

Once you have the shareable link copied, you can paste it into a document, webpage, link shortener, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Example: Classy Graphics Manifesto Previewed documents load faster and work much better in mobile browsers than the standard shareable version.

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Digitally agile research

Learning with 'e's

It's a book that provides essential reading for all academics in a time where digital, mobile and social media technologies are an increasingly important part of the research equation.

Voice Is Only Effective If Someone Listens

My Island View

I have been writing in social media about education and changes in education for about a decade at this point in time. Social media however, has given voice to any individual willing to express it.

Technology Brings Past to Life in Some History Classrooms

Leadership Lounge

For eighth-grade social studies teacher Andrew Swan, technology resources are a way to get his students at Bigelow Middle School in Newton, Mass., I’d rather use the technology for kids to be prepared and be excited about [social studies].

Data Security and Implications for Physical Security

Leadership Lounge

Omaha received word that a string of text messages were posted on social media threatening violence to a school. First, social media did not help the situation. Once screenshots of text threads hit social media sites, the situation was exacerbated.

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Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Oh My! 4 Tools for Picting in the Classroom

Edsurge

Picting by the Numbers Snapchat, a mobile app that allows users to capture video and pictures that disappear after a few seconds, has over 173 million daily users and the average number of Snaps per day hovers around 2.5 Instagram, a social networking app for sharing photos and videos, counts more than 400 million daily users. Approximately three out of every four tweens and teens are on some type of social media platform these days.

#GAFE4Littles with Christine Pinto | Episode 6 of The Google Teacher Tribe

Shake Up Learning

Google Docs (@googledocs) January 3, 2017. Follow Us on Social Media. Follow @GTeacherTribe on Twitter. Click on any of the icons below to connect with Kasey Bell and Shake Up Learning on social media. Shake Up Learning 2017.

What Does the Research Say About School Communications?

edWeb.net

In “ Text, Twitter, Email, Call—What Do Parents Say About School Communications? ” Dr. Evans noted that since there is a wide age range and level of experience with social media among parents, one size does not fit all as schools and districts look at different methodologies for communication.

Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social

Edsurge

The enthusiasm shared by educators who understand that social media will forever impact their lives and practice is very reminiscent of the vibe expressed by dot-commers two decades ago during the first wave of the Internet boom—this is a very good thing. Teachers in 2017 are more likely to learn from a Twitter chat for education than most “sit and get” professional development sessions hosted by their school or district.

New Teacher Chat: We’re Back with an #ntchat Re-Boot on #FlipGrid

Teaching With Soul

2017 we retired the chat due to lack of participation. When I left the work as a principal to explore new careers in the education landscape, I jumped on social media for the first time in 2009 and joined Twitter. Teaching is hard.

Don’t Mess with Google Classroom Conference (with Alice Keeler and Kasey Bell)

Shake Up Learning

October 21, 2017. Come learn from the Ah-mazing Alice Keeler and me at the Don’t Mess with Google Classroom Conference on October 21, 2017. 21, 2017 (8:30 – 3:30). Please submit your proposal by June 30, 2017. 3 EdTech and E-Learning Influencer on Twitter.

Top 10 Google Classroom Updates for Back to School!

EdTechTeam

Add profile picture on mobile: Today’s users log a lot of hours on their phones. Soon, teachers and students will be able to make changes to their Classroom mobile profiles directly from their mobile devices too, including changing their profile picture from the Google Classroom mobile app.