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The Summer of Social Media

Kyle Pace

It’s also a time that educators can give adequate time to new learning opportunities. 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. There are loads of education related topics that have communities.

Social Media in Education

A Principal's Reflections

My answers to Bill''s questions provide a snapshot of my social media in education journey. What made you interested in using social media to reach out to your school community? Now I had heard of this social network before, but only viewed it as a means for celebrities and other people to send meaningless messages about things they were doing. For me, Twitter opened the door to the world of social media.

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. For 2013, the focus is on a variety of challenges, from how learners access content to how the idea of a “curriculum” is defined. Access. As mobile learning is a blend of the digital and physical, diverse metrics (i.e., With mobility comes diversity.

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.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16! What is the Global Education Conference ? What is the Global Education Conference? All sessions are recorded so you can access later. Department of Education, the U.S.

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

MindShift

The juxtaposition led Gonder and some classmates to start a financial education program for high school students in schools in low-income communities. Now a nonprofit called Moneythink , it has with 30 university chapters in 10 states, Moneythink takes a blended learning approach, by mixing personalized mentoring with the power of social media. Over the course of the pilot, however, Moneythink Mobile’s developers have learned not to push gamification too far. “A

Massive "Mobile MakerSpace" Resource

Adjusting Course

The purpose of this post is to provide the information educators inquire about most often when visiting our school (in person or from afar). Finally, you can see real-time updates by checking out our school's hashtag on social media: #GWgreats. Since we didn't have the luxury of designating an extra classroom as a “MakerSpace” we opted for a mobile-cart model. Accessing a cart is as easy as checking out a library book!

Mobile learning: The good and the bad

Neo LMS

Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go. Mobile learning is about transforming how everyone can access shared knowledge and resources.

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. She’s just a wonderful a global educator, and it was wonderful to meet her in person! We actually Skyped as educators beforehand, to make sure that we had agreed on the content and what kind of questions we wanted.

#LearningIs mobile

Learning with 'e's

Much was discussed during the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week in Paris. The image presented here was ironic, appearing as it did on the door to the main venue of the conference, but as several pointed out, the device in the image is a reference to a bygone age when mobile phones were primitive. Many more people now own mobile phones, but a large proportion of these are non-smart (i.e.

Awareness, Assessment, and Access: Improving Adult Digital Literacy

Digital Promise

” Unfortunately, there is a wide gap between the number of under-skilled Rhode Islanders and the number of adult education openings available through the state. Even if there were enough adult education services to help each person, some adults are unaware of which skills they need. Nilson, a participant in the program and a former educator in his native Brazil, put it simply: “How can you know you have to learn if you don’t know what’s there to learn?”

Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

As an early adopter of transformative technologies, I have been watching the mobile app space carefully to see how it can benefit all facets of education. I had them come down and meet with several student leaders and me this past spring where I shared my vision of having a mobile app for New Milford HS , which could also be shared with other schools. My vision is for every high school around the country to have its own native mobile app.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education. As a social media platform, twitter is extremely likeable. But for formal learning applications, many educators cringe at anything remotely useful showing up on an unfiltered (And unfilterable) platform full of so much non-academic snark. While all social media sites serve some useful niche or they’d likely disappear, twitter has significant potential for academic applications. 10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education.

Do mobile devices stunt social-emotional skills?

eSchool News

As more of our lives are consumed with digital technology — social media, texting and smartphones — is it any wonder that our children are growing up with electronic gadgets as companions? A report on media consumption by the nonprofit Common Sense Media said teens spend an average of nearly nine hours a day using screen media, and children between ages 8 and 12 consume an average of almost six hours a day.

The Problem With Expecting Student Access

CUE

This wide variety of lifestyle, income, and infrastructure can get in the way of student access to learning or our assessment of our students. and engage in deeper thinking during the school day, when they have access to their peers and their teachers. Other classrooms provide instruction through Google Apps for Education. A surprising number of families still don’t have computers or access to the internet at home.

Mobile gives the edge

Learning with 'e's

Smart mobile phones continue to disrupt our society. They are increasingly pervasive and accessible. For everyone of us who own them, mobile phones are changing our lives, influencing our decisions about how we interact with each other, how we access and consume information, how we work, entertain ourselves and purchase our goods. Most significantly for those who are immersed in schools, colleges and universities - mobile technology is disrupting education.

Those were the days? Engaging with social media

Connecting 2 the World

As a result, there is more social identity based on how many "friends" you have on facebook, risky behavior that will get immediate attention, and less ability to take part in long, well-thought out indepth discussion. This is where mobile technology and new apps might be able to create more democratic access that allows for engagement and community building. Andy Cloverdale social networking tools communication style

Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

Cross-posted at The Educator''s Royal Treatment. As I mentioned in a previous post I have been working on a educational technology presentation for principals in a NJ school district. The title I chose was "Harnessing the Power of Educational Technology" as I firmly believe that the many free tools available at our fingertips possess the ability to enhance our effectiveness and efficiency as administrators. educational technology Leadership Opinion Social Media tools

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Education in the Era of COVID-19: Why Connection Matters

Digital Promise

With digital learning likely to stretch into the fall due to COVID-19, how can we ensure every student has equitable access to powerful learning opportunities? So, we’ve been trying to advocate for those mobile hotspots.

Mapping mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

Mobile technology is a game changer. I have previously written on this blog about how mobile technology can give the edge and also about some of the social implications of learning on the move. We see this happening on a global scale through increasing mobile phone subscriptions. The Mobile World Congress predicts that as early as 2014, mobile phone subscriptions will outstrip the global population (~7.9 Will the use of social media increase as a result?

The Vital Role of Digital Leadership in Transforming Education

A Principal's Reflections

Education will not be the same. Through all this adversity, educators have risen to the occasion and have begun the tedious process of redefining education and what real learning really should be. Social media is a great tool that everyone has access to use.

Educating parents of the Siri generation

eSchool News

As an administrator in a one-to-one mobile device district, I’ve seen firsthand how access to devices can disrupt learning for both good and bad. Last fall I wrote this letter to parents about YikYak and social media awareness. Community Relations How-to Social Media Top News UncategorizedIn our digital world, some parents may feel lost at sea. Here’s what they need to know. [

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#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. GADD was launched in 2012 to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different abilities. This is particularly important for educators because they understand the importance of creating inclusive content for students and families.

Cablecast Community Media Platform and Screenweave LIVE Keep North Penn School District Students Broadcasting

eSchool News

As the educational access channel for the North Penn School District, North Penn Television (NPTV) brings timely information to residents in the Montgomery County suburbs of Philadelphia via its cable channel, website , and social media.

5 tips to engage parents using technology they already use

eSchool News

The trick to getting more parents involved in what’s going on in the classroom: stick to video, social media, and other familiar tech. The National Association for the Education of Young Children’s research on Family Engagement and Early Childhood Education notes that: “When children’s progress can be tied to classroom activities and home activities, development and learning are strongly reinforced and further family involvement is inspired.

5 Tips to Increase Parental Engagement in the 21st Century Classroom – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

As an administrator in the 21st century, I constantly think about ways to effectively communicate with our parents and the tools that our faculty can use to extend and expand the way we share academic, behavioral, and social data with the families of children whom we serve. Tip #1: School Social Networking Accounts. In this same letter he introduced two new social media platforms to further dialogue: a district Facebook page and a district twitter account, @WT_Schools.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series – Communication

A Principal's Reflections

social media, mobile apps, video conferencing) to meet stakeholders where they are in order to convey a message and elicit feedback on initiatives. In a world where access to and consummation of real-time information is the norm, digital leaders adapt their strategy to become more effective communicators. Whether you are a principal, superintendent, or teacher improving how you communicate plays a role in your success as an educator.

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. 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.

Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

There has been a lot of talk in the news about the weaponization of social media. What is often not discussed in these arguments is the interconnectedness of social media and digital, data privacy. As such, our information is out there – available to the world in never before seen ways, with unprecedented access and consequences. And social media (where some people argue you offer up your information freely) is not the sole bastion of privacy invasion.

How to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills online

eSchool News

With smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, students have 24/7 access to news, information, and opinions—not all of which are well-informed or well-intentioned. In truth, we are flooded with a constant stream of information online, from legitimate news and facts to websites and social media posts taking sides in intense political debates. Monitoring students’ internet access in school won’t help them once they leave the classroom.

#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. GADD was launched in 2012 to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) access/inclusion and people with different abilities. This is particularly important for educators because they understand the importance of creating inclusive content for students and families.

40+ Hashtags to Follow to Learn About the Latest Teaching Trends

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The hashtag, that ubiquitous pound sign followed by a keyword, are part of the language of social media.”- Hashtags (text with a # sign front) are found all over social media on sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, and GooglePlus. Hashtags are the key for educators to learn about the latest teaching trends and find lesson ideas and free resources from teachers who put these trends into practice.

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Byte-sized Potential: Can Compassion & Citizenship Go Viral?

Teacher Reboot Camp

The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. A thousand years ago, books were accessible to a select few. Often, you needed to be part of a certain social class, ethnicity, and profession. I feel incredibly blessed to live at a time when technological developments continue to strive to provide access to the entire world. What are learners currently doing with their access? .

Celly Launches New Service and Android App for Building Mobile Social Networks

Educational Technology Guy

It is free to use (standard text messaging rates apply though) and anyone with a mobile phone or access to the web can use it. There are also many more features such as media links, notes and more. The new service allows users to build instant mobile social networks, called "cells" using text messages, QR Codes, email, web or the new Android App. Celly streamlines the social networking process through the power, ubiquity, and convenience of mobile phones.

Two innovations that have changed learning forever

Learning with 'e's

Earlier today in an interview for Sponge UK , I was asked the question: During your career in educational technology, what single innovation do you consider the most important? On the face of it, this could be quite a difficult question to answer, simply because I have been involved in the study of educational technology since 1976, almost 40 years. I said that there are in fact two innovations that I believe have made the most impact on learning - social media and mobile phones.