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It's Time to Redesign Your Social Media Presence for 2018

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Using social media successfully in 2018 means more than checking your Facebook page or scrolling through Twitter occasionally. It is possible, with intention, to create a social media presence that is effective—for both you and your audience—whether that’s friends, colleagues or peers around the globe. Here’s how educators can get started creating an intentional social media presence, making the best use of the many tools and platforms out there today.

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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6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

Commit to Ensuring Equity in Access and Opportunity. Equity in access, from broadband to devices is a concern and something that districts need to work to meet head on. “ It’s also vital that school leaders take a hard look at access once students leave the school doors, as five million of the 29 million households with school-aged children lack access to high quality broadband while at home according to a Pew Research Center report. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

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. Among the most powerful principles of mobile learning is asynchronous access. 12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. by Terry Heick.

What Students Are Actually Doing Online

Securly

On average, students spend about 5-10 hours per day on their device(s) (smartphone, iPad, laptop, etc). Students from around the world reported using their devices for the following activities (time allocation in descending order): Social Media, Schoolwork, Entertainment, Gaming.

Hyperconnected

Learning with 'e's

million search enquiries on Google, nearly 2 million photos created on Snapchat , over 4 million hours of video watched on the video sharing channel YouTube (and 400 hours uploaded), nearly half a million tweets sent on Twitter, and more than 16 million text messages sent.

5 Different Ways Technology Has Made Learning Easier - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

And the best part about it is that you can access a lot of it for free. Individual laptops – A lot of schools are moving over to having individual laptops for each student, which has taken lessons to an entirely new level. Social media – You can build fan pages for classrooms, stage Twitter chats for interaction outside of the classroom, and provide web pages that act as a resource guide for ongoing lessons, all through the use of social media.

Tech Helpful - Untitled Article

Tech Helpful

Now, as a high school student he chooses to be different than his peers when it come to social media. I came to find a small piece of my identity in my skill at the social media game and therefore put a lot of effort into my online appearance.

10Q: Steven Anderson

Learning with 'e's

Anderson is known to many in the world of education as a passionate and knowledgeable promoter of social media and technology for learning. He was co-creator of the Twitter weekly discussion group #Edchat and he hosts the Web 2.0 Take social media for example.

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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Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward

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Can also be accessed from anywhere that you have internet access, not just when you are connected to your school/district network. Public Relations In Royce City ISD, every campus has a Twitter account and shares reminders with parents and students via Twitter.

Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

Some people even lobby for a right to technology for every student, in the hope of making the presence of laptops and tablets in classrooms as spread as that of blackboards and notebooks. They turn to other social media sites , like Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Yik Yak, or Twitter.

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

It''s also important to look at different ways of providing technology in schools, whether it is through computer labs, 1-1 laptops, or Bring Your Own Device (students bring own tech). I learn so much from Twitter and Google+ because of the people and web sites I follow there.

Becoming Connected Is Easier Now More Than Ever

The Web20Classroom

Our mobility, use of social media and access to devices has made making connections easy and impactful. And who has time to sit in front of a laptop for hours searching for just the right blog post. This post is sponsored by Samsung Business.

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. You can access files in Dropbox, Google Photos, YouTube, Vimeo, or upload them from your local computer. Just access the free Spark PD Kit for ideas.

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7 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. iPad, Chromebook, or Laptop, or Netbook.

9 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

These days, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. iPad, Chromebook, Laptop, Netbook, or Smartphone.

Friday 5 — 11.18.2016

Perry Hewitt

A Steam account and an HTC Vive headset will get you free access to Google Earth in virtual reality. Try out the experience on your laptop with locations like the Hoover Dam and Hong Kong Stadium at Google Earth VR.

Digital Literacy–What is it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

“a person’s ability to perform tasks effectively in a digital environment… includes the ability to read and interpret media, to reproduce data and images through digital manipulation, and to evaluate and apply new knowledge gained from digital environments. Social media.

Make Parents Comfortable with Tech for a Successful 1:1 Program

EdTech Magazine

Each student has a brand-new laptop and has easily mastered Google Classroom and the other educational apps you carefully chose for them. Like other K–12 school districts around the country, you’re closing the digital divide — making sure your students have access to technology that paves the way for their future successes. Use Social Media and Events to Keep Parents in the Know. There will be questions about accessibility and equity.

Following Through

A Principal's Reflections

During the meeting I challenged them to be active in the change process and provide ideas on how to make NMHS a better place academically and socially. In particular they emphasized the importance of accessibility to technology and the use of social media to improve communication in regards to school events, news, achievements etc. An official Facebook page has been created for NMHS to compliment the Twitter site that was already in existence.

Technology I use on a Daily Basis - 2015 Version

Educational Technology Guy

I have the same work and personal laptop - an HP Elitebook Folio 9470m with Core i5 processors and SSD drives. I have both my personal and work profiles on here, with offline Drive access for both setup. All of my files are in Drive, and backed up on my personal laptop.

Livestreaming and Podcasting in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Do you need to have a desktop or laptop to get the most out of the platform, or would a smartphone work best? What social media do you use regularly for communicating with your students and parents? For instance, TwitCasting lets users stream video while commenting via Twitter.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

In addition to the long-standing goal of providing brand exposure, marketing through education technology now routinely engages students in activities that facilitate the collection of valuable personal data and that socialize students to accept relentless monitoring and surveillance as normal.

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5 Must-have tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. Almost as bad is using one of those big clunky laptops.

Class Tech Tips: How To Tell Your School’s Story on Instagram with Spark Post

techlearning

Our school had a Twitter account and a blog, but in the years since I’ve left the classroom, the way educators use social media to share the story of teaching and learning has definitely changed. There are new tools, platforms, and strategies for using social media.

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The Chilean Ministry of Education Launches New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Presidential EdTech Initiative

techlearning

Me Conecto para Aprender aims to close the gap in access to information technologies and promote their use across Chile by providing all of the country’s 7grade students a laptop computer, a year of internet access, and high-quality digital resources that encourage the use of the computer.

Ray Allen Foundation Gifts Computer Lab to Miami-Dade Middle School to Help Bridge the Digital Divide

EdTech Magazine

Allen isn’t a technologist by trade or hobby, but he believes students must have access to modern tools for learning because education is essential to keeping American kids competitive. We partner with Microsoft, we partner with Google to make a lot of different form factors, such as desktops and laptops, that roll out in schools districts,” said Shealy. Twitter. He's a writer, technology enthusiast, social media lover and all-around digital guy

Teens using tech: the latest from Pew Research

Bryan Alexander

Note that desktops and laptops remain the most relied upon technology, followed by gaming consoles. “African-American teens are the most likely of any group of teens to have a smartphone, with 85% having access to one, compared with 71% of both white and Hispanic teens.”

Feedly: An RSS Reader Replacement for Google Reader

The 21st Century Principal

I also tried other alternatives suggested on Twitter, such as Newsblur and some desktop software readers such as Feedreader. Feedly''s layout of feed subscriptions is easy and accessible, making it a good choice. This gives users tablet and smartphone access to their RSS reading.

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Brainstorming and polling with AnswerGarden

Nik Peachey

Once the poll has been launched there are a number of other nice features including an automatically generated QR code to make the poll easy to access for students on mobile phones. You can also send it to Twitter or save it as a PNG.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much for Kids?

Edsurge

While it’s true that schools are increasing access to technology, the driving force is generally to support new types of learning—it’s not a race. Anya Kamenetz, journalist and author , “The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life” : I'm not seeing any trend away from devices in the classroom. That context seems to be missing in our Twitter-verse right now. The digital divide between rich and poor students isn’t what it used to be.

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Getting better news: my daily routine

Bryan Alexander

After one such mocking a Twitter friend asked , “what do you favor for news?” I begin each morning with a run through a customized Google News page, on my laptop (if I’m at home or an office space) or phone (if on the run).

ClassDojo - free classroom behavior system - announces iOS apps.

Educational Technology Guy

Today, they have announced the launch of an iOS app to help teachers be able to use their tool while moving around the room, and even access it when not in the classroom. The free service also operates on the Web, allowing teachers to alternatively use a laptop, desktop computer, or any smartphone or tablet via Web browser. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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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? Tech devices won't fix our education system | Lockport Union Sun & Journal → Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently issued a plea for greater student access to high-tech tools. "This Government Websites | ITIF → The public relies on federal websites to access information and services from the U.S.

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Tips & Tools to Enhance Collaboration Between Tech & Curriculum

techlearning

Lightweight new laptops and digital books can easily take the place of heavy, cumbersome books and notebooks. [ You can access Voice Typing by selecting “tools” then voice typing is an option. Accessing these tools will provide opportunities for connections beyond the classroom.

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