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

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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.

Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

eSchool News

Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration. A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms. Lack of training could be to blame. Try “closed” social media sites.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. Social media is a main form of communication and connection used by today’s students. A lack of tools and training top the list of educator concerns. Create student social media guidelines.

What Twitter Shortcomings?

My Island View

I was somewhat disturbed about a recent post by a friend and connected colleague concerning the state of Twitter and its use by some individuals in what is now fast becoming the education social media culture. My friend seemed to be longing for the “good ole days” of Twitter when it was smaller numbers and people knew their place in their interacting with others. I remember those days as well, since I was on Twitter years before my friend.

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.

Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

My Island View

The mindset of a 20 th Century educator is very comfortable for most educators since they were trained for the most part by 20 th century educators. If today’s learner has a need to learn something that has meaning to him/her, he/she can access information and tools to curate, communicate, collaborate and create without any help from someone standing at the head of the class. It is the social learning we talk about. For those reasons Twitter will never connect all educators.

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.

Byte-sized Potential: Can Compassion & Citizenship Go Viral?

Teacher Reboot Camp

A thousand years ago, books were accessible to a select few. Often, you needed to be part of a certain social class, ethnicity, and profession. I feel incredibly blessed to live at a time when technological developments continue to strive to provide access to the entire world.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Source: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics Technology was not designed by or for those with disabilities. Is accessibility baked into to the development process? Let's take a look by looking at social media examples.

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.

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Banning is the Easy Way Out

A Principal's Reflections

With that being said, I was very taken back recently by multiple media outlets covering a story about a NJ Middle School Principal who had asked his parents to ban Facebook and other forms of social media at home. Banning students from accessing social media will only push them to utilize these sites in secret, which will not provide a solution to cyberbullying. I have even provided training to parents and students on how to use Twitter educationally.

How to Boost Your Teacher Brand

Shake Up Learning

Haven’t yet jumped on the social media bandwagon? What do your website, blog, and social media profile say about you? For instance, when you visit any of my social media profiles, you will see a consistent message. Claim your social media real estate.

When Students See Themselves As Digital

TeachThought - Learn better.

For an adult, that’s accessible; for teenagers, it’s a problem. When the internet first allowed social media, and social media allowed a digital and social identity, the presence of a student was primarily physical.

A helpline for schools tackling cyberbullying

eSchool News

Pilot program lets schools tap into a helpline with close ties to Twitter and Facebook. Collier, who is co-creator of the recently-launched iCanHelpline.org , teamed up with #iCANHELP to develop a social media helpline for schools.

9 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

These days, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. apps for Twitter/FB/G+/LI–or whatever your social media of choice is.

Creating Environments Where Students Can Thrive! Highlights of the #BadgeSummit Keynote by @MeenoRami

Teacher Reboot Camp

Meeno shared her thoughts and ideas on how we name, measure, and increase access to learning. Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com ! “What draws us here is we believe in the power of creating environments where students can thrive.” – Meeno Rami.

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

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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? I remember that when I was training as a teacher, there was very little instruction about that in my teacher prep courses.

Learning and performance

Learning with 'e's

Sadly, it is often the case that the measure of performance is not fit for purpose, as we have all witnessed recently in the universal failure of standardised testing, or the exam paper fiascos that continually assail our senses via the media. Learning is performance.

Looking for Trusted Advisers? Look No Further

Ask a Tech Teacher

Training: Go Slow Online Workshops, CoffeeEdu, and more. 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.

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5 Must-have tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. apps for Twitter/FB/G+/LI–or whatever your social media of choice is.

The future is not here yet

Learning with 'e's

The biggest surprise for me so far has been social media: it is the biggest thing in the last ten years to hit the world of learning technology. You already mentioned social media as one of the most important technologies that have changed learning.

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.

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.”

Q&A: Tarah Luster Explains How to Teach K–12 Students Digital Responsibility

EdTech Magazine

With easier access to social media platforms through mobile devices, students are spending significantly more time online. We talk with students about their responsibility for their own devices and their own use of internet and social media. . Twitter.

60 years ago today

Learning with 'e's

The web arrived, and we found ourselves beginning to network across the globe, forming the first social networks. I began to involve myself in the open learning movement, encouraging my colleagues to produce learning content in accessible formats. I have reached a milestone in my life.

Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future

EdTech Magazine

K–12 students have more access to the internet than ever, thanks to the multitude of personal devices at their fingertips. . With 95 percent of teenagers in possession of mobile devices, students are constantly sharing and searching through social media platforms. .

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. Ask me about training your ESL teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com !

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?

How K–12 Schools Can Use Next-Generation Content Filtering to Keep Students Safe

EdTech Magazine

The FCC requires three elements for compliance: content filtering to prevent access to obscene, pornographic, or harmful images; monitoring of online activities of minors; and education in appropriate online behavior and cyberbullying awareness. Twitter.

Let the kids tweet.

Inquire and Inspire

Its a gateway into a public world for which they do not normally have access to. A mobile device gives them a chance to take a peek at what others are saying through twitter. Then why are parents and educators so worried about these new modes of socializing?

Web Filtering: equally beneficial for your 5-year-old & 15-year-old

Securly

The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires that schools “block Internet access to pictures that are (a) obscene (b) child pornography or (c) harmful to minors.” CIPA also requires schools to monitor student online activity and provide training for responsible technology use.

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+.

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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Why Learning and People Should Come First

A Principal's Reflections

In some cases, I will directly train educators on how to use various tools, but learning to use the edtech tools is the easy part. A few days later I still have not been able to access ProConIt successfully. How would you manage or cope if Twitter tomorrow decided to shut its doors?

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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SlidePresenter - free online multimedia presentations

Educational Technology Guy

SlidePresenter can be used to create presentations for use by educators in the classroom that can then be reviewed by students at a later date for review or reinforcement or to create training sessions that people can view on their own time. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Get Connected, Globally-#WISE2012

The Web20Classroom

During the 3 days of the conference folks will come together to talk about access to education, technology, sustainability of educational initiatives and more. But as an American, listening to a VP from Exxon Mobile talk about how we need to focus on Teacher Training and hear him talk about their efforts in that area, when I definitely don''t want business involved in that aspect of education, is a tough pill to swallow for me. SOCIAL media is just that. Social.