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Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations


Nearly 200 colleges face federal civil rights investigations opened in 2019 about whether they are accessible and communicate effectively to people with disabilities. Courts are saying you need to procure digital goods and services that are accessible for everybody.”

The Summer of Social Media

Kyle Pace

It might mean attending a conference or workshop, working towards a graduate degree, or getting a special certification. One thing that I think summer is great for in terms of professional learning is investing the time to better understand how you can use social media as an educator.

Social Media In The Classroom.

The Web20Classroom

And it would have been difficult, nigh impossible, to have these kinds of connections and relationships without social media. The topic on #edchat this week centered around Social Media and the role it currently plays in education and the role it should play in education.

Four Reasons I Use Twitter in My Classroom – Guest Post from Christine Boyer


Using Twitter in my classroom has certainly elevated my tech savvy status with parents as well as my instagramming 5th graders who have never known a world without digital devices. We live in a very social world, so why not use social media in the classroom?

Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

My Island View

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. The ability to create and access these sources is all part of a growth mindset for learning in the 21 st Century. This takes time and is not a product of a workshop, or a daylong PD event.

How I use social media for my professional development

Nik Peachey

This has been a common theme to many of the presentations, workshops, webinars and seminars that I have been asked to do over the last few years, but however many times I try to present on this subject I never really feel that I get the message across as clearly and persuasively as I would like.

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.

The 3 biggest Twitter problems for teachers—and how to overcome them

eSchool News

Interestingly, accessibility often isn’t the biggest factor blocking this process—more often than not, it comes down to a teacher’s own comfort with social media. Also, while teacher feedback on LinkedIn was overwhelmingly positive, feedback on Twitter was contentious.

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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5 Tips to Increase Parental Engagement in the 21st Century Classroom – From Courtney Pepe


As an administrator in the 21st century, I constantly think about ways to effectively communicate with our parents and the tools that our faculty can use to extend and expand the way we share academic, behavioral, and social data with the families of children whom we serve.

How to Decode a Tweet


When you first start using Twitter, one of the things you have to figure out is how to decode Tweets. Below is a Tweet as it might be displayed on the Twitter website when viewed on a computer. Twitter has a habit of rearranging these things once in a while!)

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Dr. Alec Couros on Spearfishing, Citizenship, and Lateral Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Alec Couros – Bio as Submitted Alec Couros is a professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, in Saskatchewan, Canada. Blog: [link] Twitter: @courosa Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.”

Interview on Down the Hall Podcast


I have networked on Twitter and on this blog with one of the podcast hosts, Dave Roy ( @UBCMET ), a Senior Program Assistant for EPLT, and it was Dave who asked me for an interview after hearing me in another recent podcast appearance. Graphic Used Under a CC By-SA 2.0

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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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Learning Never Stops

A Principal's Reflections

There should always be a long-term plan following any keynote or workshop. For the purposes of this post, let’s put aside more traditional pathways that are either provided to educators or ones that are sought out, such as conferences and workshops.

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.

I am not an expert, I simply love what I do.


A new friend from Twitter ( @Dr.SpikeCook ) gave me a call this morning to discuss a few educational topics. He''s writing a series of posts on his blog about how social media supports education for different people. I participate in Twitter chats. Twitter.

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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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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. I will be at Alan November’s BLC19 in Boston (July) presenting workshops and sessions to support educators and students. The Social Media Search Engine.

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

A Principal's Reflections

So why and how should one incorporate backchanneling during workshops, presentations, faculty meetings, after hours, or in classrooms? Backchannels or back-channeling is common at conferences where attendees use tools like Twitter to discuss the various presentations in near real time.

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Why Learning and People Should Come First

A Principal's Reflections

I was recently working on my slide deck for a three-day workshop that will take participants on an immersive experience into digital leadership and learning. A few days later I still have not been able to access ProConIt successfully.

From Practice to Paper: How #IntentiontheBook was Born


We consolidated our theories and cherry picked the activities we would include in the catalog under the themes “Creating with Words”, “Creating with Images” , “Creating with the Body” , “Creating with Sounds” , “Creating with Stuff” , and “Creating with Social Media”.

Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

Tom Murray and I have watched many book studies and Twitter chats unfold since the release of the book in June of 2017. We have also had the honor of co-presenting workshops across the United States. The reaction to Learning Transformed has been truly humbling.

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Birds of a Feather Learn Together: 3 Steps to Becoming an Organized Tweeter


I’ll be the first to admit it: when I first started using Twitter 3 years ago, I used it purely as a social outlet. But after spending quite a bit of time using Twitter personally, I soon discovered the value in using it to build a professional learning network.

Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Questions and Search Engines

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. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? The Social Media SeachEngine.

College Bound? Made of Compassion and Creativity: Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy

EdNews Daily

So I started doing more–leading workshops, teaching online courses, and creating more resources—and it kind of evolved into my dream job. One of my core values is access, and I want to help to students, regardless of income. Twitter.

Making Complex Ideas Simple

The Web20Classroom

Whenever I do a workshop, training or talk I like to start out with a video. But there is one group of videos that I can always count on when I am trying to take complex technology and societal subjects (like cloud computing or the financial crisis) and make them accessible for users. The social media section is full of great examples of things like what is social media? And I always try to find one to capture what I am going to be doing or saying.

School Librarian as your Information Overload Superhero!


With easy access to websites, blogs, online PD, webinars, YouTube, workshops, and social media, finding digital resources is not hard to do. Organizing what we find, however, for efficient access when we need it, might not be so easy. efficient access to resources customized for their needs (grade, content area, unit, project)? There needs to be varied approaches to access and promotion. Ugghh, help, I can’t keep up!

Creative #SmartTeachingTips Using Scholastic Magazines


Additionally, teachers can access more printables that are ready to use just by clicking on the tab. I’ve found these additional resources typically match the skills or strategies we’ve been discussing in reading workshop. Follow Scholastic Teachers on social media to learn more.

Communication That Strengthens Connections with Families

Teaching With Soul

I asked several talented educators, active in social media, to join me and contribute weekly to this series and it was a huge success! Is it e-mail, text message, Twitter or letters sent home? Do Workshops with Parents.

Three Career Paths for Educational Innovators—How to Get There and Where the Jobs Are


He runs the weekly #xplap chat in Twitter, engaging hundreds of followers, and has recently launched his YouTube channel. Michael also shared his thoughts on developing a professional brand and the importance of his community on social media: Having a professional brand really means that I have ultimately reflected on what I want to do and be as an educator. Twitter. Twitter • YouTube • Website. Website • Twitter • Free art lessons.

Why Is #ISTESoWhite? #ISTE17

The Innovative Educator

Rafranz Davis, a woman of color, who won the leadership award at #ISTE17, shared via Twitter that she and those in her circles did not have this experience. She explained that they had a meetup of black techs of color that was shared on social media.

Vetting Web 2.0 Educational Tools: The Web in the Classroom…Part 2

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. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? Check out my PBL and Technology Integration Workshop.

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Tips and Scoops from ASU GSV That You Won’t Find on the Agenda


It’s very easy to feel FOMO, across all the panels, keynotes, workshops, receptions and serendipitous meetings in the hallways. And social media feeds on our worst instincts when it comes to self-esteem.

New-Teacher Academy 2015 on #ntchat: Working with Parents

Teaching With Soul

I asked several talented educators, active in social media, to join me and contribute weekly to this series and it was a huge success! You can find her on Twitter @ShellTerrell. 4) Do Workshops with Parents.

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