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What Schools Can Learn About Communication From the Vatican’s Former Social Media Chief

Edsurge

In 2017, Monsignor Paul Tighe may have been the only priest amidst a sea of techies at South by Southwest (SXSW), where he spoke about his past experience serving as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications for the Catholic Church. Think “social media director” for the Catholic Church.) Odd as his presence may have seemed, it was not out of the ordinary for the Church, which first devised a social media strategy around 2010.

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

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ?

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners.

Twitter and the death of distance

Learning with 'e's

Social media sites such as Twitter span huge distances to connect people around the world. There are many stories of people developing and sustaining friendship, or even romance and eventual marriage, after ''meeting'' on a social media site.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon on episode 190 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. All sessions are recorded so you can access later. Steve: Lucy’s our social media guru… Lucy: Yes there is.

Personalize Your School Library Program with these Convenient, Creative Apps

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Apps bring technology, functionality, and creativity into your school library program. In “ Virtual Library Program Development ,” Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, reviewed an A to Z list of 50 apps to virtualize your school library program.

Libraries without walls

Learning with 'e's

I recently wrote about how libraries are adapting to the digital age. The traditional library is viewed by many as a place for stacks of books to gather dust, and where stern librarians in tweed jackets tell you to keep quiet. In Library 2.0

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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Get out your color pencils, crayons, markers: #colorourcollections comes back.

NeverEndingSearch

Organized by the New York Academy of Medicine Library, #ColorOurCollections returns next week. While all of this is great fun for participants, consider the engagement a social media campaign like this inspires.

Library in Your Pocket

The Daring Librarian

The Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Trends for Libraries View more presentations from Meredith Farkas. 32% of Americans have used a cell phone or Smartphone to access the internet this year (source: Pew, April 2009). Mobile Libraries!

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?

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Essentially, the Web has become more social.

AP: Libraries launch apps to sync with iPod generation

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Our library is a warm and fuzzy place in an idyllic setting. This news story tells is like it is -- libraries are keeping up with the times, and should always be part of the mix. Access to information for all. who also serves as an American Library Association fellow.

and then our tools shape us

Learning with 'e's

I have scoured my personal book library in search of a dozen books that have influenced my own thinking, and share a synopsis of their contents with you. Today''s book recommendation is the fifth in the series: Howard Rheingold (2002) Smart Mobs: The next social revolution.

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Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link]. There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! join the Library 2.0 Ffion Alice Bell, Graduate Library Assistant.

12 Incredible Ideas for Using Technology to Teach English Language Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

I’ve seen how technology motivates learners of all ages to find their voice, connect with language learners around the world, and have access to knowledge and resources in multiple languages. They are my posts from ESL Library and Sprout English where I blog regularly.

The Rise of Online Professional Development!

EdTechnocation.com

The Online Summit was only $40 and included a 1 year membership to the CUE organization, and gave attendees access to more than 40 keynotes and presentations, both live and recorded. And in most cases, I can access the content on my own time after the online conference is said and done.

A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

A Principal's Reflections

The purposeful use of technology can innovate assessment, transform time frames around learning, increase collaboration, enable learning about information and research thanks to unprecedented access, and provide a level of student ownership like never before.

On INFOhio’s light

NeverEndingSearch

I was sincerely inspired by their presentation, their energy and their efforts to ensure all Ohio learners have access to the resources to which they are entitled. The MakerSpace movement is steadily growing within Ohio’s school libraries. Leveraging social media and spreading the word.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Next Week's Great Library Events - Global Ed Stories - Michael Levine "Teaching with Games" Special Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 1st, 2014 There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library. This free, online event is sponsored by Follett and the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) at Rutgers.

Customize Your Experience with the EdTech Insider Program

EdTech Magazine

But there’s so much to sift through across social media, online searches and hallway ­conversations. EdTech Insiders gain access to personalized content recommendations and our most in-depth, premium articles, videos and more. Twitter.

Visualizing Learning with Infographics: 23 Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Piktochart is my favorite way to create infographics with clipart, templates, fonts, and more in their library. Canva is a free web tool and iPad app for creating social media posters, infographics, digital poster projects and more. Click below to access the resource.

Getting the Digital Generation to Read Over the Summer

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In “ Summer Reading 501: Helping Generation App Read This Summer ,” Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT; and Jane Lofton, Teacher Librarian, presented creative ideas to get students excited about summer reading. Follow her on Twitter @mluhtala.

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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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.

10 Things to Think About Before You Post

The Daring Librarian

So, when I heard that they were teaming up with the awesome Common Sense Media people, to put out a music video about Digital Citizenship, - I was SO excited! This video is good to use with both students and teachers about making good choices across all social media outets.

7 Ways to Use ThingLink UnPlugged

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

These images demonstrate ways to connect with life's everyday learning opportunities by capturing moments through text, images and rich media. Ways to Use ThingLink UnPlugged This interactive image poster was created for quick access to the 7 UnPlugged interactive image featured here.

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Can a Foodini 3D Printer Go to Space?: Empowering Student Voice in the Makerspace

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

A small group of students came to me in the library. ” I pulled out my phone, opened twitter, and composed a tweet to Natural Machines (@NaturalMachines). Kelly’s Kindergarten class is continuing to explore how humans might one day travel to Mars and live.

It’s #colorourcollections or #colourourcollections week!

NeverEndingSearch

Twitter stream. All over the world, libraries are sharing their pages and we can make them our colorful own. Just follow this wonderful stream and access not only the black and white canvases, but the growing collection of colorful creations. Thanks to Mary Clark (@SEMSLibraryLady) for sharing the list of participating libraries and to Gary Price (@infodocket) for his comprehensive January 29th round-up ! Bodleian Libraries (U. Folger Shakespeare Library.

Daily Motivations and More with Buncee!

Buncee

We get especially excited when we log in to Buncee and see a library full of new choices in stickers, animations, emojis and most recently, the templates. Is it accessible on different devices? The bookmarks and social messages templates are what initially caught my eye.

18 Resources to Engage Students in Current Events – From Jen Carey

EdTechTeacher

Another way to help students stay abreast of current events is to guide them towards authentic news agencies and resources, especially those that engage in social media. Still, you can access headlines and, in most cases, a limited number of stories per month.

Can a Foodini 3D Printer Go to Space?: Empowering Student Voice in the Makerspace

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

A small group of students came to me in the library. ” I pulled out my phone, opened twitter, and composed a tweet to Natural Machines (@NaturalMachines). Kelly’s Kindergarten class is continuing to explore how humans might one day travel to Mars and live.

3 Ways to Push Past "Pinterest-Pretty" and into "Learner-Centered" Classrooms

Adjusting Course

Unless you've been living under a stone tablet, you've probably noticed a steady stream of flashy photos involving classroom makeovers in your Twitter or Pinterest feeds. When we created our Lounge Library, it wasn't to make the walls in our staff lounge look "Pinterest Pretty."

Farewell to an Inspiring Educator and Friend

Philly Teacher

To be honest, I’m not sure exactly when I first met Deven, though I am 99% sure that we started talking over Twitter and met face to face at Educon. We posted kind words to a social media profile and assumed that was enough.

Typito: Your post production buddy

NeverEndingSearch

Post-production is what makes your media feel professional and done. But not everyone has access to, or the chops to use, a robust video editor like Final Cut Pro or Adobe After Effects. You can add music from the library or upload your own.

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New York City Schools Reduce The Filter Divide

The Innovative Educator

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.

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

User Generated Education

If there is a makerspace in your school, it may be down the hall, in the library, or in another building. 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.

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Digital Curation & Sweet Scoopage

The Daring Librarian

Share Scoopit will share those cool resources on Social Media for you! Ever get frustrated by the 140 character limit of Twitter? and LOVE how I can post remotely to Twitter & gather together interesting and related resources all in one spot!

How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?

The CoolCatTeacher

Find life balance and get your weekends back From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When the year is up, they will never be charged again and will have continued access to the Facebook group and all club materials.

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Helping Students Understand Media Literacy

edWeb.net

Having such conversations with students can be helpful to understand the kinds of prices that are paid for access to information. Social media can have a really corrosive effect,” said Greg. Follow her on Twitter @mluhtala. Follow him on Twitter @gtoppo.