Classroom Travels with Twitter: An Evolution

Ask a Tech Teacher

The social media platform became a resource when I was running on empty. The discussion was based on the research of primary and secondary documents and was quite creative. As Twitter evolved to become mainstream social media, my use did. Social media

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. One way to turn on link sharing is by clicking the Share button in an open document. Once you have the shareable link copied, you can paste it into a document, webpage, link shortener, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

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.

Designing Engaging Course Documents with Piktochart


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. Piktochart is a web-based app that allows you to design infographics and other image-heavy documents and publications. Course materials are technical documents, not literary works.

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. But two decades after the Internet became accessible to the masses, we still are slow to realize the possibilities that accompany our new digital tools and online environments. That new protocol or resource document that you just created?

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


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. Social studies teachers will adore these!

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. How Vickie Morgado Uses Social Media in Her Classroom. So now you had your second graders and now this year your third graders using social media. Realistically, they will be on social media.

Tightrope Brings Online and OTT Channel Publishing to Schools and More with Cablecast VIO Stream

eSchool News

Tightrope Media Systems has unveiled Cablecast VIO Stream , a full-featured, automated solution for bringing live event streams and on-demand video to the web, social media, and over-the-top (OTT) platforms. Newsline businesses online schools social social media video web

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


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. While there may be many extraneous reasons to use social media in my classroom (it makes my life easier because it’s organized as well as time and space efficient), it really comes down to four main reasons: 1. Only social media can deliver that.

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.

How to Create a Summer Writing Notebook #flaneur

The CoolCatTeacher

The author of Make Writing, Angela is passionate about creating writing workshop experiences that are relevant to today’s learners and accessible to even the most resistant writers. Wander about, pay attention to your surroundings, and try to document at least one interesting thing that you saw on that walk by taking a picture of it or by writing about it in a notebook, or both. There’s so many things that you can document about, every single type of teaching.

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


Innovative educators can prepare for Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) which takes place on Thursday, May 16th. access/inclusion and people with different abilities. They also understand that to prepare today's students for modern careers, they too must understand how to create accessible content from basic documents and presentations to their day-to-day interactions on social media.

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. Not only can we communicate with voice, but we can also transmit documents, files, videos, audio files, and live streaming. Access to information at anytime is also a tech-added benefit for teachers.

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.

#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. They also understand that to prepare today's students for modern careers, they too must understand how to create accessible content from basic documents and presentations to their day-to-day interactions on social media.

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. Students can use these tools to create book reviews, to document science experiments, for storytelling, to explain their inquiry process, as an eportfolio, to illustrate math concepts, and so much more! What it is: Adobe Spark is a collection of fantastic (free!)

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


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. Author, Amanda Lenhart opens the document with a statement on the prevalence of social media in teen’s lives: 24% of teens go online “almost constantly,” facilitated by the widespread availability of smartphones. Girls dominat e social media; boys are more likely to play video games.

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. Ning: Customizable social network similar to Facebook, great place to connect with other educators, pivotal to a PLN. educational technology Leadership Opinion Social Media tools

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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 is like six degrees of separation-- with a few tweets, emails, and posts we were able to find a scholar with access to an original document to guide our understanding. This has be such an engaging and fun use of modern social media to solve an ancient mystery. Odyssey social learning social media


With competition up, enrollment down, colleges are spending billions on marketing and advertising

The Hechinger Report

Among the biggest players are online giants including the nonprofit Southern New Hampshire University, which tax documents show spent $144 million on advertising and promotion in 2019. Now Earlham (“Education for good”) is advertising on social media and online.

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OPINION: There’s an effective way to guide our students through mental health problems

The Hechinger Report

Some school psychologists and social workers manage caseloads in the thousands. The power of peer networks is well-documented in research. Positive peer dynamics have been shown to support learning, prosocial behavior and social-emotional well-being.

Students sick of ‘lip service’ from universities over racism

The Hechinger Report

So when the university chancellor eventually released a public statement condemning the killing of George Floyd, after being repeatedly called out on social media for remaining silent, Torrey saw it as performative. “I

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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.

Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward


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! Follow hashtags on Twitter like #txed, #txlege, #digilead, #txidea, #txeduchat - Professional social network for the education community - watch their webinars and webcasts live or in recording.

What kids stand to lose if 2020 steals kindergarten

The Hechinger Report

I find the grief about the lost semester of school to virtual learning (the social interactions and experiences I can’t replicate at home) comes in waves and at unexpected times,” Parker said in her email.

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


Educators Under a Social Media Microscope Courtesy of 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

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. I emphasise here the power of participatory media to promote democracy and to a strengthening of the influence of the voice of the people. The current exponential adoption of social media has huge implications for the system of education, itself a key component of cultural hegemony.

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. While the availability of open education resources is indeed a bonanza for those who know how to use them, and iPads can lighten backpacks by holding hundreds of books, these new ways of delivering traditional texts and lectures multiply the power of old media, but don’t otherwise change the role of learners as absorbers of content created by others.

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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. Hyperinks and other media can be sent as tweets. I have used these to great effect with smaller groups to enable them to document and share their progress during project work.

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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). iPads Lesson Plans Productivity Social Media STEM Students Teaching Tech Tips Technology Tools Writing

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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. We are connected educators, linked in to a number of powerful global communities of practice, and we have access to resources, dialogue and audiences we would not enjoy in a traditional learning and teaching role. Twitter: This social networking tool is deceptively simple, but deeply sophisticated and versatile due to its inherent filtering facilities.

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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

The Flat Classroom Project has been hailed by educators, policymakers and media alike, won ISTE ‘s Online Learning Award and is now included in the third edition of Friedman’s book (Davis and Lindsay worked with Friedman on the chapter called, “If it’s not happening then it’s because you’re not doing it”). Students should be learning history from their grandparents and the older generation as they video, document, and capture stories.

The Easiest No-coding Way to Build an Education App

Ask a Tech Teacher

Once you’ve completed the app, it can be downloaded onto any smartphone, tablet, or computer, shared to your social media, or pushed out via a link or QR code. To manage homework –submit homework, upload documents, and see which assignments may be missing.

Is Your Mathematics Curriculum Meeting the Needs of ALL Your Students?


ORIGO Education is a leading provider of elementary math solutions from Pre-K to Grade 6 committed to helping make learning mathematics meaningful, enjoyable, and accessible to all students and their teachers. students have access to a variety of tools and activities to learn mathematics.

How to move your schools from AUPs to RUPs

eSchool News

Many districts are now supporting 1:1 device initiatives, giving students daily access to the internet and information through Chromebooks, iPads, and other smart devices. Most schools have an acceptable use policy (AUP), a document that outlines those expectations.

7 Digital tools for student engagement across all grade levels


For this to happen, teachers can opt for a mix of game-based learning tools, conducting a quick assessment or social and emotional learning (SE)L check-in, or asking students to create and share what they have learned in a way that meets their interests.

PROOF POINTS: 10,000 student study points to kindergarteners who may become heavy screen users

The Hechinger Report

The study focused on fifth graders who said they were playing online video games, using social media or texting “many times” a day and their characteristics and behavior in kindergarten. “We For example, a 2019 study found that social media use doesn’t harm adolescent well-being.

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Creating Your District's Digital Hub


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)

Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know


Tony Wan, Managing Editor Access and Equity How can we accommodate students who have learning disabilities in online instruction and practice universal design principles? She suggests the following lessons on media balance. Finding My Media Balance (grade 5).