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Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?

My Island View

A lingering general question hanging over the heads of all has been what effect does social media have on our society? Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it.

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

Edsurge

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.

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.

Recognizing the Digital Assets You Have at Your Disposal

A Principal's Reflections

We live in amazing times where readily accessible research and connectivity converge to not only transform practices but also provide the means to share them for the benefit of others. Text represents a great way to get ideas and strategies out there quickly and easily.

Whom Should I Follow on Twitter?

My Island View

For some reason any post with Twitter in the title does not do well with a general population of educators. Social media as a source of professional development has yet to catch on in large numbers among educators. There is however a growing number of educators using Twitter who look for strategies to better serve them in social media for collaborative learning. That is why when we first signed up on Twitter, there were no tweets in our timeline.

How I use social media for my professional development

Nik Peachey

This my own attempt to outline my digital media learning experience, or at least part of it. Both these are very easy to browse when I have a moment spare and have great integration with both Twitter and Facebook. I tend not to engage with people very much through Twitter though.

If we don’t engage online, we cede mindshare to others who will

Dangerously Irrelevant

Please join Dr. Heather Johnson and me for one or both of our two Spring 2019 social media workshops for SEHD faculty and students! ]. Unfortunately, two decades after the Internet became accessible to the masses, many educators still are slow to realize the possibilities that accompany our new digital tools and online environments. Tales of “Bad Twitter” are legion, for example. Image credit: Social media class , mhmarketing.

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

edWeb.net

According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.”

Social Media and Gamification Take Center Stage in Learning – Noelene Callaghan, Australia

Daily Edventures

Callaghan – selected this year as an MIEE – is known for her commitment to developing 21 st century skills and learning strategies in her classes, mainly through personalized learning and gamification.

The DLP Strategy Menu

EdTechTeam

So, we developed a first-of-its-kind coaching model, based on Jennie Magiera’s work in Courageous Edventures , aimed at helping teachers tackle their challenges with personalized strategies and innovative tools. 3 Steps: How to Use the Strategy Menu. Step 2: Choose a Strategy.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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!

How to Create a Summer Writing Notebook #flaneur

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Angela Stockman in episode 99 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter handle: @AngelaStockman. Book: Make Writing: 5 Teaching Strategies That Turn Writers Workshop Into a Maker Space.

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Twitter: Easiest Way to Get Connected for 21st Century Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

If you''re looking for a social media tool to get started with in your role as a 21st century administrator, start with Twitter. Twitter as a listening tool : I have access to two Twitter accounts. strategies using social media

Meet Your Stakeholders Where They Are

A Principal's Reflections

Digital leadership calls for a multifaceted approach using both traditional and new age strategies to ensure that the right message is reaching stakeholders in a timely fashion. To use social media effectively, you need to see yourself as a learner, not just a leader.

Tap into the Power of the Crowd

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our students have access to a worldwide audience through their social networks. Join us every Sunday on Twitter for the #EdtechMissions chat (10am to 10:30amET; click for more time zones) where we share ideas and resources.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Tip: To learn about my blended learning strategies, see my presentation on Slideshare Simple Steps to Blended Learning .

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3 Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson

TeachThought - Learn better.

3 Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson. 3 Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson. Journaling is a classic critical thinking instructional strategy that helps students independently deliberate on a teacher-prompted topic.

Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book

TeachThought - Learn better.

40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book. Books, twitter, YouTube, poems, text messages, Meerkat, tweets, and other physical and digital aesthetics all matter less in form than they do in function–all represent and enable nuanced idea expression.

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Communicating in the Information Age

A Principal's Reflections

Without hesitation I immediately went to my computer and sent out the news using the NMHS social media channels ( Facebook and Twitter ) as well as pushing the notice out using the official school app developed by Beeonics.

How Baltimore CPS Used Communications Strategies to Create Personalized Learning Buy-In

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In the case of Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) , when the district began a huge leap to personalized learning, its leaders consciously began designing a communications strategy to bring together students, teachers and families. But that communications strategy went beyond just sharing stories with families and teachers. In 2013, BCPS launched a multi-year initiative called Student and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.) This isn’t your alma mater’s old note home.

Building Momentum

A Principal's Reflections

Speaking to administrators who are skeptical about utilizing social media is something that I am extremely passionate about. I now have the confidence to clearly articulate how social media has enabled me to become a more effective and efficient administrator in many areas.

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

The construction of a PLN enables educators to harness the power inherent in 21st Century technologies in order to create a professional growth tool that is accessible whenever, wherever. For more information on Twitter check out this video.

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Using Digital Media To Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom

MSEDTechie

Using Digital Media to Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom “True technology integration is seamless, it shouldn''t be viewed as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event." Twitter is one the easiest and common ways to develop a strong PLN.

Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools Chooses Discovery Education to Support New Digital Conversion Strategy

techlearning

May 9, 2018) – Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools (EPS) today announced it has chosen Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, to support the implementation of the district’s Digital Conversion Strategy.

Canva- a great resource for flyers, strategy cards or other therapy visuals!

SpeechTechie

Canva premiered in the past year as a tool to make design accessible to everyone. Note: Canva is NOT accessible on iPad currently. productivity social thinking visual teaching

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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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. Friday Five agile apps bots Friday5 marketing strategy vrTry out the experience on your laptop with locations like the Hoover Dam and Hong Kong Stadium at Google Earth VR.

Learning Never Stops

A Principal's Reflections

The digital world now provides all of us access to some fantastic opportunities. Webinars Improved bandwidth and increased access to technology have helped learning through webinars gain in popularity.

What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Teen Dating Abuse

The CoolCatTeacher

Ashley Bendiksen on episode 534 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter One in four teens will experience teen dating abuse. She combines heartfelt personal storytelling, with education and practical strategies students and schools can implement.

How Technology Can Improve Physical Safety in Schools

EdTech Magazine

Some of the technologies and strategies highlighted include: • A public address system. Radios with access to frequencies used by emergency services. • Use of mobile applications and social media. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag. .

Digital Leadership: Leading Change from Where You Are | #DigiLead

A Principal's Reflections

Naturally then, this updated edition has research-based, evidence-driven, and learner-focused ideas and strategies that are innovative in nature that lead to observable improvements. Be sure to share your reflections, questions, ideas, and successes by engaging on social media using #digilead.

The Challenges Educators Face

A Principal's Reflections

Technology, most specifically social media, has flattened the world. Educators now have access anytime from anywhere to people, ideas, resources, strategies, and feedback. This led me to pose a question on Twitter, asking educators to share their particular challenges.

Listennotes.com: a search engine for podcasts

NeverEndingSearch

Podcasts may also be downloaded, embedded and shared on social media. In his recent monthly update , Wenbin Feng announced several new goodies, including Twitter player cards that allow your followers to listen without leaving Twitter. History: Facebook / Twitter.

Are You a Critical Consumer?

A Principal's Reflections

The exponential evolution if the Internet and social media tools have allowed for the quick sharing of knowledge, ideas, images, videos, and opinions. In one respect everyone with a smartphone has instant access to information at any time and from anywhere.

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A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

A Principal's Reflections

In a previous post I discussed in detail strategies to help ensure the effective use of technology to improve learning outcomes. Just using it to access information is also not a sound use.