Creative #SmartTeachingTips Using Scholastic Magazines


For nearly a decade, I’ve been using Scholastic News Magazines in my classroom. When Scholastic contacted me to see if I’d share some ways we use the magazines in our second grade classroom, I jumped at the opportunity. . But our magazines aren’t just for children.

Bill would keep schools out of students’ social media accounts

eSchool News

If passed, bill would make Wyoming one of the first states in the country to protect students’ social media. A proposed Wyoming law would make it illegal for school districts to demand access to students’ Facebook, Snapchat or other social media accounts.

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Engaging More Administrators in Using Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

How do we engage administrators more in using social media and in developing a Professional Learning Network? With all this negative publicity, it’s easy to see why administrators run in the other direction when someone tries to convince them to engage in social media. But the reality is that so much good can come from engaging in using social media on a professional level.

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. Image credit: Social media class , mkhmarketing.

How to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter

Teacher Reboot Camp

Google Slides Newsletter/Magazine Template by Art is Good. Free Newsletter/Magazine Templates. Copy and edit as you wish just click the link then Use Template- Google Slides Newsletter Template 1 , Google Slides Newsletter/Magazine Template 2 , Buncee Newsletter/Template.

How to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter

Teacher Reboot Camp

Google Slides Newsletter/Magazine Template by Art is Good. Free Newsletter/Magazine Templates. Copy and edit as you wish just click the link then Use Template- Google Slides Newsletter Template 1 , Google Slides Newsletter/Magazine Template 2 , Buncee Newsletter/Template.

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.

Are Our Educators Prepared For Their Students?

My Island View

News came from newspapers and magazines that were limited to publishing cycles and editors. The media was dominated by three networks which were limited by news cycles and strict editorial boards. Journalists used more media tools in their reporting.

My most used/favorite Apps and how I use them

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media - Google+ , Twitter , and Facebook - Google+ is my go to for education and technology resources, connections and sharing. I go subscribe to the site and blogs and magazine. Hardware- HTC One Android Smartphone, Nexus 7 tablet, Chromebook -- access every app and piece of data on any of my devices, anywhere. I use my tablet for browsing social media and watching Netflix and my Chromebook is my main work horse.

We need a rethink

Learning with 'e's

There's a very useful and refreshing article by Tom Barrett in this week's TES Magazine entitled 'Education needs to plug into Web 2.0'. They use these tools outside of the school on a daily basis and often have a sophisticated grasp on how social media work.

New Media Literacy Skills Empower Learners


Source: MediaOcracy Media Literacy Week just ended a little over a week ago. Does social media help or inhibit our ability to develop our own political values? Are your social media networks actually shrinking your worldview?

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Tools for Designing Awesome Graphics

Teacher Reboot Camp

I started this blog 10 years ago, which was shortly after using Twitter and other social media tools to connect with educators. The awesome part is these tools are free and offer access to awesome fonts, stock photos, frames, templates, and icons.

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Keeping The Door Of Learning Wide Open

The Web20Classroom

This was a quote that appeared in a principals magazine in 1815. Just last week, Anthony Orsini, an Administrator in a New Jersey middle school, sent home a letter that strongly encouraged the parents to get their students out of all social media sites saying, "Let me repeat that - there is absolutely, positively no reason for any middle school student to be a part of a social networking site! Webkinz is one of the largest social networks for kids in that age range.

Slaying giants

Learning with 'e's

Futurist Gerd Leonhard speaking at Learning Technologies 2013 Listening to media futurist Gerd Leonhard speaking at the recent Learning Technologies Conference in London was both engaging and thought provoking. Leonhard believes the major social media platforms have it right.

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?

Luxury private student housing further divides rich and poor on campuses

The Hechinger Report

We’re re-creating socially stratified communities on campus instead of giving students opportunities to live among people from different walks of life,” said Andrew Ryder, an assistant professor of higher education at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

5 Fab Ways to Animate Your EduLife!

The Daring Librarian

This article was published in NEA Today Magazine - pages 18-20 - and also posted on the NEA Today Website 5 Fab Ways to Animate Your EduLife! Begin Bitmoji Savvy Signage Fresh Feedback Social Sharing Cool Communication Have you fallen in love with Bitmoji yet?

2014 - the year of the wearable?

Learning with 'e's

In the January 2014 issue of Wired Magazine , he argues that whilst the last decade has been about smart mobile technologies, the next decade will be about wearable computing. Younger generations are wedded to their smart mobile technologies, both psychologically and socially.

10Q: Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Learning with 'e's

Just look at her profile: She is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker, is the host of American TESOL’s Free Friday Webinars and the Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. What does social media mean to you?

Tips for Encouraging Learners of All Ages to Read

Teacher Reboot Camp

We shouldn’t dismiss what students choose to read, but rather introduce them to different types of reading materials, authors, genres, and media. Make different types of reading materials accessible and available to learners.

The future is not here yet

Learning with 'e's

Well, here's me in an interview with a German Human Resources magazine , in the run up to a keynote speech I'm giving in Cologne, Germany in September. You already mentioned social media as one of the most important technologies that have changed learning.

Looking for Trusted Advisers? Look No Further

Ask a Tech Teacher

Social Media: @alicekeeler, YouTube. Alice Keeler is a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator and LEC Admin & Online and Blended certified. Social Media: @cultofpedagogy, iTunes podcast.

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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.

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6 Practical strategies for teaching across the digital divide


To my untrained statistician’s eye these figures seem moderate, and indicate that the digitization of the classroom is not happening as rapidly as the tech media would have us think. This will give you an accurate picture of the access needs and opportunities amongst your student population.

7 Ways to Get Teens Reading in a Smartphone Culture


These findings are worrisome; but what I find equally troubling is many adults’ blanket derision of phones and teens’ engagement with digital media. Like it or not, smartphones and teens’ social media use aren’t going anywhere any time soon.

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

These resources can include YouTube videos; tutorials from companies such as Spark- fun, Make: Magazine, Instructables, and Adafruit; relevant books and magazines; social media accounts and hashtags (e.g., #mak-

Free Webinar - Alan November on Teaching Critical Thinking and Web Literacy

Educational Technology Guy

Webinar attendees will learn about the role critical thinking plays in web literacy and methods for teaching students to become astute consumers of media. Various aspects of media literacy will be discussed along with strategies for developing skills and competencies in those areas. Alan November is an international leader in education technology and was named one of the USA's fifteen most influential thinkers of the decade by Tech and Learning magazine.

Is All the Technology in Modern Classrooms a Good Thing?

EdNews Daily

In fact, according to EdTech Magazine , 63% of K-12 teachers report using technology in their classrooms daily. Technology Is Creating New Social Problems. Many view technology as a mask of anonymity, especially when people use social media.

3 ways to help give all students “information privilege”

eSchool News

Access to an effective school library program is one example of information privilege. The absence of access is one symptom of information poverty.”— Keep our internet access as open as possible to all learners.

Goal: Be Someone’s Champion

Teacher Reboot Camp

We can also connect them to role models to follow on social media or invite these experts to speak to visit our classrooms virtually in a Google HangOut, Skype conversation, or Twitter chat. Join the free Badgelist group for the 30 Goals to access your badges.

Summer Learning Activities That Students Will Actually Enjoy


Many apps are freely available that provide access to public domain works digitally. They can blog about anything age-appropriate and even post their blogs on their social media and build a following.

The Human EdTech for Diversity

EdNews Daily

It can bridge language-learning gaps and increase access with automation so fine that it can literally speak to a student and correct pronunciation and context, while removing any sense of embarrassment because it can be done privately anywhere. By LeiLani Cauthen.

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Voice Is Only Effective If Someone Listens

My Island View

I have been writing in social media about education and changes in education for about a decade at this point in time. Social media however, has given voice to any individual willing to express it. Easy access to publish that voice complicates this.

Personal Statements 2017: Growing Up in the Digital Age


Coalition for College Access) I’m 32. From social media to cyber bullies to anonymous networking apps and the ubiquitous camera phone, every mistake or embarrassing moment can be captured, shared and relived over and over again. And the same camera phone, apps and social media that have destroyed so many reputations can also be harnessed for the power of good by helping students develop a positive online presence.

TCEA 2019: As Ed Tech Expands, So Do Privacy Concerns

EdTech Magazine

Security breaches are situations in which someone gains intentional, unauthorized access to district data. Leaders should establish a structured, role-based system for data access and ensure that it reflects job changes and other issues.

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