How to Create a Twitter List of Reliable Media Sources

Reading By Example

Twitter has been the primary medium for sharing news regarding the presidential election and transition. The challenge with Twitter is in how to use it so the information you are receiving is reliable. My suggestion: Create a Twitter list. Start reading your Twitter list.

ISTE, Stirring the Pot, & Education Advocacy

The Daring Librarian

My district made a Twitter account for every school - some admins are involved more than others - but it''s a start! AASL Advocacy ALA common core conference infographic ISTE profession professional professionalism spoon twitter

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Shine a Light on Advocacy - NOW!

The Daring Librarian

And to build on the momentum, and perhaps to help fashion a wider advocacy plan that we can all support. Mobilize for help and hope: Petition Obama & Twitter bomb Senate!

Let’s Show Our Work with the #PowerOfPublicSchools

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I share at least one thing every single day on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook about the work that is going on in our public school library. Advocacy #powerofpublicschools advocacy collaboration community facebook government Instagram libraries public school twitter

'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.

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. News on Twitter : Students consider tweets and determine which is the most trustworthy.

Social Justice Virtual Book Club — Featuring the Voice of Katie McNamara


For more information on this opportunity for librarians and all educators, please contact Katie on Twitter ( @KatieJMcNamara ). Education Technology Advocacy CUE-d Up Social Justice sparkAre you interested in connecting your high school students with other learners to discuss relevant issues? Teacher Librarian Katie J. McNamara (the founder of #CALibChat ) is organizing a virtual book club centered on social justice issues.

Join Us for the 5th Annual Picture Book Smackdown

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Send students a shout out on Twitter using #pbsmkdwn. Advocacy authors event Events Lesson book talk collaboration connected learning Dianne de Las Casas global collaboration google hangout picture book month picture books readers advisory smore youtube live

What to do when you have done everything you can

Reading By Example

I asked two major software vendors on Twitter , who our district partners with regarding student learning, on where they stand with these cuts to public education. Advocacy Community Leadership budget higher education K-12 privitization Scott Walker Valerie Strauss

#getESEAright: Make some noise for school library funding on Thursday night


Using the hashtag #getESEAright, ALA joins forces with NEA’s planned Twitter storm on Thursday, April 9 th from 7:00 till 8:00 PM Eastern. activism advocacy twitter

Discovering Interests, Igniting Passions, and Amplifying Student Voice

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

As they’ve worked, I ‘ve shared their process via Twitter. Advocacy Art makerspace student project 80's amplify collaboration craft math measurement student voice UGA

Music Teachers of Excellence with the CMA Foundation

The CoolCatTeacher

She oversees advocacy efforts for the CMA Foundation at the state and federal level, which includes working with more than a dozen community partners to elevate the cause. Blog: [link] Twitter: @cmafoundation.

Join Your Voices for Confidence Week Leading Up to #WRAD16

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Whatever additional ways you choose to celebrate “Confidence Week”, please tag your posts with #wrad16 and #confidenceweek as well as mention @litworldsays (Twitter) and @litworld (Instagram, Facebook).

5 Ideas to Improve Rural Education in America

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 40 of #10MT Interviews Daisy Dyer Duerr From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The need for more rural education advocacy. Twitter handle: @DaisyDyerDuerr.

AASL Social Media Superstars

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I had no idea when I started using Twitter at a conference that it would connect me with so many people who I consider to be great friends as well as colleagues. Social media has connected me with so many amazing educators since I started using it many years ago.

A letter of support


twitter: @joycevalenza. advocacy school librarians school librariesIt’s hard to make sense of the current climate for school libraries. In some areas, school districts recognize our value and are struggling to find the best qualified, well-prepared professionals to fill multiple positions. I get letters and see postings seeking excellent candidates nearly every day. In other areas, library programs are being cut because some tight budgets favor more pressing priorities.

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AASL National Standards: A few essentials to get started!


Keep an eye on the growing calendar of events for upcoming webinars, live Twitter chats, community message boards, crosswalks and more to come. AASL17 #AASLstandards aasl advocacy standards #aaslstandards National Standards

I dare you NOT to share! (So many AASL School Library Month goodies!)


Plan your April advocacy with the official calendar of activities , filled with author/ambassador quotes, professional development links, an interactive calendar and suggested activities for each day and for various grades. Twitter Banner (blue background).

Ten Educators you need to follow

Tomorrow's Learners

I am a huge fan of using Twitter as an Educator to expand my Professional Learning Network (PLN). So if you are looking to expand your PLN and not sure where to start, I have compiled a list (in no particular order) of ten educators that you need to follow on Twitter! Blog Twitter

Inspiring Action through Storytelling on Earth Day 2019

Digital Promise

Since the first Earth Day in 1970, these actions have taken many forms, from advocacy to direct action to storytelling. Follow us on Twitter and sign up for updates and resources to get involved with MY World 360°.

#withMalala campaign giving away 20k He Named Me Malala DVDs to classrooms

eSchool News

To date, the yearlong advocacy campaign has enabled more than 175,000 students globally to see He Named Me Malala for free in theaters and at screening events and raise their voices for all girls’ right to a free, safe, and quality education.

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

Dangerously Irrelevant

As a faculty member who has an outsized social media presence ( 53,000+ Twitter followers ; video series with 100+ million views ; one of the top education blogs in the world , etc.), Tales of “Bad Twitter” are legion, for example. We hear less often about the numerous ways to use “Good Twitter,” professional blogs, YouTube channels, Instagram accounts, Pinterest boards, Facebook groups, and other platforms in ways that are productive and empowering.

How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Tom Loud on episode 509 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tom Loud dropped out of high school because he didn’t connect with his teachers. Twitter: @loudlearning Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.”

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Going Beyond the Hour of Code

Digital Promise

csk8 Twitter chats (K-8 CS teachers chat about designated topics on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 5pm PT / 8pm ET). See a sample letter to principal, advocacy slide deck , and additional resources.

Unleashing the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Tom Loud on episode 212 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Read or Listen to: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence with Billy Krakower. Twitter: @loudlearning.

School Counselors Helping More Women Go Into Computer Science: Tips and Advice to Find the Fit

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela Cleveland on episode 254 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter: @AngCleveland.

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ExcelinEd Spends the Day with Our Future Workforce


In addition to a field trip to the Florida Capitol and taking over our twitter feed , each child interviewed a different Excel in Ed staff member to create this blog post. Raines Mosteller talks to Jessica Hammonds, National Director of Advocacy.

Getting Started with Deeper Learning


Some examples include John Dewey’s advocacy for experiential education, Paulo Freire’s opposition to the “banking model,” and modern scholars’ research on “ambitious instruction” that focuses on student reasoning and application of underlying concepts. Part 1 of the Deeper Learning Series.

The danger of claiming that relationships can’t scale

The Christensen Institute

For months, my Twitter feed of educators and education reformers has been lighting up with praise for New York Times columnist David Brooks. For example, Mentor ’s Massachusetts affiliate’s decade-long advocacy effort has resulted in a $1 million Department of Education investment in expanding evidence-based mentoring relationships for kids.

What I Wish My Teacher Knew: One Question That Could Change Everything

The CoolCatTeacher

Kyle Schwartz on episode 141 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You know, the advocacy is not lost on them. Twitter: kylemschwartz.

What Students Want Teachers—and Facebook—to Know About Digital Citizenship


Jivani had jump started a career in self-care advocacy. In October, Twitter outlined rules for removing political posts that violate its rules, including direct threats of violence and encouraging self-harm.

5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Page on episode 295 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. On April 26, celebrate PowerofEcon on Twitter with Discovery Education, CME Group, and their Econ Essentials Program. Twitter: @FinEdchat.

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Digital Equity Act Would Provide $250M Annually to Address Digital Divide


On Twitter, many individuals and organizations, including FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, who is credited with coining the term “homework gap,” offered full-throated support for the bill and celebrated its introduction with the hashtag #DigitalEquityNow.

Education Technology Industry Network and StartEd Will Host Ed Tech Growth Event in New York


and New York, NY) — The Education Technology Industry Network ( ETIN ) of the Software Information Industry Association ( SIIA ), the largest non-profit software industry policy and advocacy association, announced today a partnership with StartEd Inc., October 4, 2018 (Washington, D.C.

What Happens When Low-Income College Students Borrow Free Laptops?


When black students at the University of Michigan took to Twitter several years ago to critique campus policies and culture , one tweet in particular caught the attention of college administrators.