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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.

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.

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


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


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.

Stop Ignoring Google+

A Principal's Reflections

From my point of view educators become quickly attached to one specific social media tool as their go to source for his/her Personal Learning Network (PLN). Take Twitter for example. Twitter has many positive attributes, but also a growing number of negative aspects.

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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.

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.

The DLP Strategy Menu


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


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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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


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.

Using Digital Media To Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom


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.

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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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.

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


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

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.

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.

BYOD 216 a search engine for podcasts


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.

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.

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.

Blended Family Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

To this day I still remember the article that I read about Twitter in the Staten Island Advance one cold Sunday in March of 2009. With Twitter as a starting point, my goal was to engage just a few more parents and students and if I did then that was a success.

Backchanneling: The Why, How, and What (Best Tool)

A Principal's Reflections

As a supplement to traditional discussion strategies technology can serve as a catalyst to increase engagement by getting more people actively involved during lessons. In many cases, especially during conferences, presentations, and workshops, Twitter is the preferred medium for this.

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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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Tips on Better Searches (from Google) Infographic on Better Searches Common Craft Video on Web Search Strategies UPDATED thanks to a great comment below. Many educators are use social media for their personal life, but not enough are using it in their professional life.

Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. The Social Media Search Engine. Many times after using, they are excited to sign up for their own Twitter account.

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Pay Attention to Your Digital Footprint

A Principal's Reflections

Check out the short video from Common Sense Media below that nicely sums up the facets of a digital footprint. Tweetdeck and Hootsuite These applications not only enhance your Twitter experience, but they also allow you to create different columns or categories in your respective dashboard.