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10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

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It makes sense; tweets and twitter streams have been part of hard-core news reports for years as an effective way for leaders and politicians to reach their constituents and pollsters to gauge what interests people. Establish rules for Twitter use. Twitter novel. More on Twitter.

Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

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Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration. A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

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Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. Social media is a main form of communication and connection used by today’s students. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers

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Social media is an increasingly important part of students' lives; in fact, the average teen spends over an hour a day using social media. To be true digital citizens, our students need teachers who model pro-social, creative, and responsible social media use. So why are only one in 10 teachers using social media professionally ? DON'T: Start using social media in your classroom if there are no guidelines or consent forms.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

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Is accessibility baked into to the development process? Let's take a look by looking at social media examples. Twitter You must take ten steps too many on Twitter to use alt text. Who wouldn't want content to be accessed by people who are visually impaired?

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

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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.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

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If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM. This is typically done by sharing documentation of learning and final reflections through social media.

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9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

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Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos.

New York City Schools Reduce The Filter Divide

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Children's Internet Protection Act Because the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires filtering for schools receiving funding for low-income students to access the internet, many districts have simply gone too far.

It’s about time: a round-up of time-lining tools

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Working with maps and source materials, using any timescale, users can tell narrated stories; create, animate and customize paths; link to media; specify start and end times using calendar prompts; and embed descriptions of events. 8th grade Social Studies Overview.

Time to Toss Out Cell Phone Bans and SM Filters and Be True Technology Leaders

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“It’s time to lift the cell phone bans, open the wireless for student personal devices, and stop filtering social technologies.” NASSP in this statement includes recommendations to school leaders on what to do with mobile and social technologies. As school leaders we should “encourage and model appropriate and responsible use of both mobile and social technologies.” Maybe it’s time to get that Twitter account and Facebook page set up and functioning.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

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Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. Education is changing. Again.

Most Popular Posts of 2014 and All Time

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Post Page views Does Twitter have a minimum age requirement? In 2014 The Innovative Educator blog shared 166 posts with its readers. It is quite a rewarding feeling to be able to share and learn with others. I t hank those who stopped by to learn with me. A special thanks to those who took the time to comment and help me and others deepen my thinking on important topics. Below are the posts that were viewed or commented on the most.

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6 things schools can do to ensure student data privacy

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Prior to FERPA, schools could release a child’s records to third parties, such as the government or the police, without parental consent or even without allowing parents access to those records. Thousands of companies monitor social media for mentions of their company and products.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

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It’s taken on multiple meanings too: first used to identify the misinformation that had occurred online surrounding the 2016 election, it was later embraced by President Trump to denigrate and dismiss “the mainstream media.” They struggle with facts about social studies.

Free Lesson Plans and Other Resources to Prevent Cyberbullying and Promote Online Safety

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We are also giving away free lesson plans about online safety topics and holding a Twitter contest to give educators a chance to win a #BeKindOnline shirt. Safe use of social networks — focusing on how to stay safe on social media platforms, how to create and store passwords, and how to identify and how to avoid computer viruses. Here are some easy-to-remember guidelines to share with students. That way, no one can access your info.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Politico : “ Several Trump appointees shared unflattering views of minorities, women on social media.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via George Veletsianos : “A large-scale study of Twitter Use in MOOCs.” ” Via Bill Fitzgerald : “Accessible tips for people to protect their privacy.” Education Politics. “Will the Senate Block Betsy DeVos ?” ” asks The Atlantic.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

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Thanks to the GEC Sponsors Social Media Amazing List of Currently Scheduled Sessions! The final live training is on Saturday, which you can access through the training page. The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday! Important Updates Below.

Draw on Student Interests to Make the Common Core Work for You

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If you don’t have access to the necessary technology in class, you could go the paper-and-pencil route and then input student data into a program like Survey Monkey, Geddit , or Kahoot to display to your students the next day. As teachers who spend time with teenagers know, they are developing citizens with amazing idealism and passionate opinions about real-world social issues, and we need to respect them as such by organizing our instruction around the topics they care about.

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 2)

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We not only have access to all of the information in our world today, but we have access to one another. Access to one another can accelerate and amplify powerful learning opportunities. Using Social Media to develop their own learning networks (The networked learner.

9 New Teacher Survival Tips

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If you can find the creator (via Twitter, Instagram, or Email), reach out to say thanks, that's even BETTER! When doing class orientations and expectations, throw it out to the kids to come up with 5 or 10 behavior guidelines or norms that they can all agree upon. why Twitter Rocks!

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

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Connect With the Learning Revolution Project on Social Media. The Learning Revolution, as a new project, could use some help building our social media presence and credibility. You can also follow us on Twitter for weekly updates, conference schedules and activities. Presenters: Barry Fishman (University of Michigan), Lori Takeuchi (The Joan Ganz Cooney Center), and Michelle Riconscente (GlassLab/NYU), Seeta Pai (Common Sense Media).