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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.

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.

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


Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

Down with Twitter’s Project Lightning

Bryan Alexander

Twitter is apparently preparing a reboot. We don’t know how Lightning – I refuse to call it Twitter 2.0 – is actually structured and how it will really work once rolled out. Why is Twitter planning to shoot Lightning into the world? Twitter as tv.

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 love that you can have longer posts and discussions than on Twitter. I also use Twitter for education and technology resource finding. Feedly - I subscribe to a lot of sites and blogs and use Feedly to organize and read them, as well as easily share them to Google+, Twitter and even Evernote.

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.

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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'I Learn Things on Twitter That I Don’t Learn at Harvard': Clint Smith on Inequality and Technology


Smith is not one for silence ( he delivered a TED talk about the “danger of silence” in 2014 , in fact) and has used digital venues including Twitter to encourage others to speak up and recognize how history shapes the present. And when it comes to Twitter, are users merely “preaching to the choir,” or is it truly an effective medium for changing minds? There are so many different teachers who have found good effective ways to use Twitter in their classroom.

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?

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?

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?

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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Goal: Be Someone’s Champion

Teacher Reboot Camp

Join the movement by accomplishing any goal from any of the cycles then letting us know through a reflection or status update on our Facebook community , Twitter ( #30GoalsEdu ), or Join the free Badgelist group for the 30 Goals to access your badges.

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.

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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.

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.

Get Social with Digital Reading

The first step to effectively using digital reading is for teachers to embrace social reading. Social media interactions: Many authors regularly hold Q&As and talk to their readers through Twitter and Facebook. Follow Michelle on Twitter @mluhtala.

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

EdTech Magazine

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Follow @EdTech_K12 on Twitter for continued TCEA 2019 coverage. Security breaches are situations in which someone gains intentional, unauthorized access to district data. Too often, Abshire said, “data is too accessible by too many people.”.

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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.

Goal: Be Someone’s Champion

Teacher Reboot Camp

Join the movement by accomplishing any goal from any of the cycles then letting us know through a reflection or status update on our Facebook community , Twitter ( #30GoalsEdu ), or It could be as easy as suggesting a podcast, hashtag or chat to research, or person’s blog or Twitter account. Join the free Badgelist group for the 30 Goals to access your badges. We will also share participant reflections in this free digital magazine, [link].

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? Publish Scoopit publishes a lovely glossy digital "magazine" with each topic! My name is Gwyneth and I am NOT an expert at Digital Curation.

From Analog to Digital: Why and How to Teach Students to Write for an Online Audience


Now think about the frequency with which you read online articles, blogs, social media posts or listen to podcasts that inspire you or provide new information and perspectives. If you’re like me, you’ve done much of your reading and learning through some kind of digital publishing platform—because it’s easy, accessible and often free. experiences authoring in a variety of media other than text. Social media relies heavily on an awareness of voice and audience.

News literacy tools: Advice, four sites and a new app (Swiipe)


Among the ten key trends Pew researchers gathered from among their research reports on social and news media were: Use of mobile devices for news continues to grow. Two-thirds of Americans (67%) get at least some news on social media. . Magazines.

Summer Summer Summertime!!!! One Tool at A Time! How can you increase your Technology Toolbox?


Blogger is simple to use and is already embedded in Google, which make it very easy to access. EdTech Magazine created a list of Must Read Educators Blogs. Check out their list (fyi- I am featured as one of the top 5 :) ) Are you on twitter ?

Rogue approaches to scholarly communication

Bryan Alexander

Let me quote from our charge: What are the impacts of Sci-Hub and other rogue solutions on open access and what is the future of this approach, which may be gaining new mainstream support (noting for instance Wellcome’s recent funding of ResearchGate).

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. Drew Singer, the school’s microsystems technician, knows that having access to modern computers on a daily basis will be a game changer for Lake Stevens students. Twitter. Ricky publishes and manages the content on BizTech magazine's website.

Are School Internet Filters the Forgotten Equity Battleground?


Despite the increasing emphasis on technology as a learning tool in the classroom, many school districts still aggressively filter the Internet that teachers and students can access. It’s common for school districts to block social media, chatting services, online games and video services. Educators argue that a highly filtered Internet restricts the intellectual freedom of students to read and share ideas where the conversation is happening, often on social media.

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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Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

Eric has received numerous awards and acknowledgements for his work, including being chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds in 2014. Follow Eric on Twitter @E_Sheninger. edWeb can be accessed on any mobile device.

5 teacher-loved technology tools to meet STEM NGSS standards

eSchool News

As students engage in argumentation, verbal reasoning, and explaining with evidence, it is critical that they have access to dynamic technology tools to promote and guide such communication. Can be downloaded for offline use, emailed, and/or shared via social media.


A Bored Student Hacked His School’s Systems. Will the Edtech Industry Pay Attention?


When he started poking around these systems built by Blackboard and Follett, he found that he was able to access millions of records, things from test grades to medical records, what they eat for lunch, all kinds of things. He says he probably could have accessed more data.

Rogue approaches to scholarly communication

Bryan Alexander

Let me quote from our charge: What are the impacts of Sci-Hub and other rogue solutions on open access and what is the future of this approach, which may be gaining new mainstream support (noting for instance Wellcome’s recent funding of ResearchGate).

#ICE18: Kristin Ziemke Explores Technology’s Place in Literacy Lessons

EdTech Magazine

EdTech magazine sought out Ziemke to distill her knowledge for those who can’t attend the conference. ZIEMKE: To keep it simple, it’s looking at all types of information presented to us in a variety of different formats: print, media, texts, graphics, video, etc. If you apply the language of reading to new media and tech pieces, we can bridge the new to the known and ask, “What do you see? Twitter. #ICE18: Kristin Ziemke Explores Technology’s Place in Literacy Lessons.

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What Works For Getting Kids to Enjoy Reading?


Things that are right in front of us and easy to access are more likely to be selected. A teacher once told me a remarkable story about the power of easy access. If it’s affordable, an e-reader is wonderful for instant access to any book that a child gets excited about.