Navigating a Natural Disaster with Social Media

Indiana Jen

Social media played a significant role for my community as we prepared for the storm and as we began to pick up the pieces afterwards. This was the first time I was concerned about local channel access (antennas are an option as well).

Communicating and Connecting With Social Media (An Excerpt)

A Principal's Reflections

The book is entitled Communicating & Connecting With Social Media: Essentials for Principals and will be available from Solution Tree on May 19, 2011 Using Twitter to Build Your School’s Brand The good news is that open-communication practices in a social media world don’t have to be intimidating. These two services have been broadly em­braced across all social and technical profiles and make it possible to reach large audiences in the blink of an eye.

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Google Document URL Tricks

Learning in Hand

G Suite apps include Google Documents , Sheets , Slides , and Drawings. Shareable links can be used for publishing a document or for collaboratively editing a document. Documents are only accessible by you (the owner) unless you turn link sharing on.

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Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049

Shake Up Learning

The post Google Accessibility Tools to Reach ALL Learners – SULS049 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Accessibility is and should be a huge topic of discussion across multiple industries but especially in learning. Reach all learners with Google’s accessibility tools on ep.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. I think we’ve learned how to use social media in just a really positive way, and learned to communicate and build a global audience, and shared our learning, and learned with others.

Increasing the visibility and impact of our work

Dangerously Irrelevant

For instance, publishing an article in a peer-reviewed journal may move us closer to tenure and promotion but prevents most practitioners from accessing our work because of paywall and other barriers. That new protocol or resource document that you just created?

#OhMyGAAD - Are You Ready for Global #Accessibility Awareness Day? May 16, 2019

techlearning

Innovative educators can prepare for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) which takes place on Thursday, May 16th. access/inclusion and people with different abilities.

Designing Engaging Course Documents with Piktochart

ProfHacker

It’s sometimes a struggle to get students to carefully read course documents. As I prepared to teach our Technical Writing and Communication course this fall, I decided I wanted to emphasize document design and economy of language, two areas in which I felt my previous classes could improve.

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How to Blend Learning with Play for a Kid-friendly Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

A note: some must be downloaded and a few purchased, so the link provided might take you to a website that provides access rather than play. The importance of reading to education success is well-documented.

#OhMyGAAD - Are You Ready for Global #Accessibility Awareness Day? May 16, 2019

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educators can prepare for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) which takes place on Thursday, May 16th. access/inclusion and people with different abilities. It is designed to help you learn, share, and act on digital accessibility and inclusion.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

Website Platforms Share Accessibility Support with Schools at #NYCSchoolsDigIn Summit

The Innovative Educator

All government agencies must have accessible websites. This means all public schools or schools who receive federal funding must have accessible websites. The United States Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights has agreements with various school districts to help ensure institutions provide content that is accessible to everyone including people with disabilities and those who speak languages other than English.

Four Reasons I Use Twitter in My Classroom – Guest Post from Christine Boyer

EdTechTeacher

We live in a very social world, so why not use social media in the classroom? Social media is a part of daily life for millions of people on our planet and it’s not going away any time soon. Only social media can deliver that.

Why Is Tech So Slow To Go?

My Island View

Tech has given educators an ability to increase their connections with other educators through social media and collaborative applications to exchange ideas and share sources. It gives access to information never before so readily available, or so easily curated.

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Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media. Principals can use social media for communication, public relations, branding, professional development, and opportunity.

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Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. Partnering with Gretchen Thomas and her UGA Project Spark class to give students more access to our library makerspace. Social media accounts have a lot of power. Follow any local policies on posting to social media.

How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

Ask a Tech Teacher

Communicate With Social Media. With 90% of school-age individuals (kids over thirteen and adults) on some form of social media, it has become a natural way to communicate ideas, collaborate on projects, accept class work, and answer questions. More on Social Media.

One Word: Vocab in Context Mystery

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

The understanding of the meaning of this one three letter word has sparked a journey of discovery spanning across various states and social media. This has be such an engaging and fun use of modern social media to solve an ancient mystery.

3 Ways Schools can Help Users to Protect their Accounts from Malware, Phishing, & Cyber-scams.

Indiana Jen

Users were sent an email that appeared to be from Google and asked to click on a document for collaboration. nefarious document then gave the sender access to your whole account, including your directory, enabling it to spread.

On teens, their phones & shifting communications landscapes (new from Pew)

NeverEndingSearch

This week Pew Research Center released Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 , a report that should have relevance to all of us who work with young people. The researchers noted that teens are diversifying–71% of teens use more than one social network site.

Adobe Spark: Easily create and share videos, images, and newsletters

iLearn Technology

Create social graphics that are stunning and easy to share (you know the kind: flyers, memes, posters, ads). Produce and share impressive videos for storytelling, projects, or to share to social media. What it is: Adobe Spark is a collection of fantastic (free!)

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Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward

EdTechSandyK

Can also be accessed from anywhere that you have internet access, not just when you are connected to your school/district network. We need to be using social media to tell people about the positive things that are going on in our classrooms and schools!

Using Google to Enhance Teams

The Playground Advocate

While I can certainly work on a document, presentation, spreadsheet, or website on my own, I can also easily work in real time with other folks from all over the world by taking advantage of the many sharing options I have for everything I create in or upload into my Drive.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

” More people access the Internet with mobile phones than with computers. I moved all of my documents to Dropbox. I also want them to know how to collaborate and communicate in the document. . Microsoft Word (Personal Wordprocessing for Basic Documents).

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Your Future Self May Thank You: Tidy Up Your Online Presence Over the Holidays

EdTechSandyK

Educators Under a Social Media Microscope Courtesy of morguefile.com Social media and its uses are fascinating to me, and as a result I often read stories of how educators making controversial choices in their use of social media put their jobs in jeopardy. Educators'' Use of Social Media May Cost Jobs Teachers Beware! digital footprint facebook professionalism social media

Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

They also boost information literacies by teaching learners how to access and utilize online resources. Literacy skills related to connections involve the ability to use online social and professional networks, like Instagram, WhatsApp, or LinkedIn.

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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Cultural hegemony and disruption

Learning with 'e's

Cultural hegemony is imposed as political doctrine largely through the state education system, but also via other means including print media and broadcasting. How does social media disrupt cultural hegemony?

Five tools for global educators

Learning with 'e's

In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators. Twitter: This social networking tool is deceptively simple, but deeply sophisticated and versatile due to its inherent filtering facilities.

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Freedom, Autonomy, and Digital Media at an Indiana High School

Educator Innovator

I believe these words also convey the most important reason for using digital media in schools. I was particularly drawn to the blog’s description: “One Student’s Mission to Explain the Benefits of Social Media in the Classroom.” Cross-posted from DML Central , with permission.

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“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

When students take my courses, they make movies, learn about the composition of visual images, blog, use social media, design websites and more, all based upon the objectives of a project. To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts.

HE trends: How do students decide to study?

Neo LMS

Changing trends in access to higher education. Schools that cultivated a good standing through accessible rankings, clever PR campaigns and frequent campus open days have often been able to attract students with most ease.

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Creating Your District's Digital Hub

Edutopia

Ross Cooper Technology Integration Understand the available platforms, document uploading options, and social media uses when considering how your district's digital hub will look and who will have access Photo credit: marco antonio torres via flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

This asset was handed to [school districts and educational nonprofits] with the expectation that they deliver educational and social value in return. Bush called for universal broadband access in America by 2007. K-12 News achievement gap Investigations Rural schools Technology access

What is Microsoft Sway?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Click the “Create new” button or alternatively, create a Sway from a topic or an uploaded document. As you enter content, Sway suggests web material that may be relevant and might be good additions to your document.