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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.

Twitter Chats for Learning Easy vs. Hard

My Island View

One Education Twitter chat that precedes all others is #Edchat. For those who are not Twitter chat savvy, a Twitter chat originally was a discussion that uses a specific hashtag to conduct a real-time chat on a specific subject. On more than one occasion the owners of the chats presented me with a number of questions they wanted to post over the course of the chat. It was founded July 30, 2009 and has run continuously ever since.

5 Tools To Make Your Website Faster (and Better)

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks for Educators Establishing a Personal Brand From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Specifically, the tool looks at how your images are being presented and how different parts of your website are being displayed.

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


And they could be critical for baseline analysis of student skills and formative assessment. Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Homepage Analysis : Students identify advertisements on a news website.

MOOCs for Professional Development - #TCEA15


Notes from MOOCs for Professional Development Presentation at TCEA 2015 Dr. Kay Abernathy, Lamar University [link] Lamar University sponsored the MOOC on Social Media Communication Tools for Educators which Dr. Abernathy facilitated.


2017 Teachers Pay Teachers’ July Conference — Overview

Ask a Tech Teacher

Buzzwords like “shout out”, “ecosystem”, “safe space”, “self-publishing”, “data analysis” were part of every conversation. Seminars I attended included: using social media to spread the word.

Using Tech to Practice SEL Skills

EdNews Daily

In the classroom, even with adults, it’s a challenge to get learners to focus on what is happening in our space in the present moment; at home, it can be a battle to get my kids to engage with me rather than friends in distant places via text or SnapChat. Follow her on Twitter .

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

Design thinking is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, conceiving original ideas, lots of experimentation, and sometimes building things by hand. Feedback from User: The final design is presented to the users for their feedback.

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The Fun of IFTTT

Ask a Tech Teacher

It uses a simple statement that will turn all the social media mavens into engineers—IF THIS THEN THAT. Popular Recipes include: IF you post a photo on Instagram THEN share it on Twitter.

Getting the Digital Generation to Read Over the Summer

In “ Summer Reading 501: Helping Generation App Read This Summer ,” Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT; and Jane Lofton, Teacher Librarian, presented creative ideas to get students excited about summer reading. About the Presenters.

10 Next-Level Classroom Applications for Using Google My Maps


Teachers and students can share their form via social media and ask for information from people anywhere in the world! Presentation Attendee Locations – In this example, I have imported data from a Google Form I shared out during a conference presentation.

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The role of technology in the PYP


Can provide access to a broad range of tools to store, organize and present their learning. I sent their questions to Greg over Twitter and, wonderfully, he created a video message for my students in order to answer them.

Personalize Your School Library Program with these Convenient, Creative Apps

For libraries looking to take control of their social media strategies, Michelle recommends using Buffer. Buffer is a way to merge different social media accounts for easier and faster posting. About the Presenter. Follow her on Twitter @mluhtala.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

shareable , with evaluators, posted on social networks, displayed within the schools learning management system (LMS), curated on professional blogs, and added to resumes to demonstrate the educator’s specific skillset. Education is changing. Again.

Planning PD Got You Down? 4 Ways Padlet Can Help You Get Your Groove Back


I linked my emaze presentation to the Padlet I created, and had teachers post what they learned about spelling instruction from a presentation I gave. We especially wanted them to be able to have them at their fingertips for close analysis and critical assessment. A PowerPoint of GoogleSlides presentation would be great, but would they be able to take the time to look at the artifacts and meaningfully share their thoughts and ideas in real time and in their own words?

Helping Students Understand Media Literacy

In today’s world where so many people get their news through the internet, the news one sees on a daily basis can easily be filtered through clicks on a social feed. Social media can have a really corrosive effect,” said Greg. About the Presenters.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Moving Forward in the PAH Continuum: Maximizing the Power of the Social Web: Lisa Marie Blaschke. Heutagogy and Social Communities of Practice: Will Self-determined Learning Re-write the Script for Educators?: Collaboration and social negotiation is encouraged among learners.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways


When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. Along the way they experience collateral benefits of developing learning agility, building social capital and demonstrating creativity.

Media Literacy: Five Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News


Since a recent Stanford study showed that students at practically all grade levels can’t determine fake news from the real stuff, the push to teach media literacy has gained new momentum. The study showed that while students absorb media constantly, they often lack the critical thinking skills needed to tell fake news from the real stuff. NPR Ed put out a social media call asking how educators are teaching fake news and media literacy, and we got a lot of responses.

Resources from ASHA Convention


I first of all wanted to post links to mine: Narrative Rubrics to Support Evaluation and Eligibility in School Settings is a poster I presented with Laura Goehner and developed also by my colleagues who could not attend, Katy Fleming and Christine LaFleur. The presentation can be downloaded here and the rubrics themselves here. My Links to Language presentation can be downloaded here. Thanks again so much guys, for including me directly in your presentation.

4 Ways to Integrate Media Literacy in the Classroom

Graphite Blog

With a recent focus on "fake news" and the realization that many of us (adults and kids alike) get our news primarily through social media , the concept of "media literacy" is buzzing. Below are a few framing ideas, planning tools, and media-literacy-infused project examples that can help you leverage this momentum, expand media-literacy education in your classrooms, and coordinate a media-literacy program schoolwide.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

Tonight - A True History of the MOOC

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You can follow him on twitter at [link] or follow his thoughts at [link] Dr. Alec Couros is a Professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina.


In the same boat

Learning with 'e's

It is comforting and reassuring - but also somewhat disconcerting - to attend an international event on education, and discover that whatever problems you experience in your own system are also present in just about every other education system in the world.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Campus Technology : “ ProctorU Intros AI-Based Online Proctoring ”: “Machine learning allows ProctorU Auto to adapt to student behavior, improving its analysis with each exam.” ” Via KTNV : “ Foothill High School regains control of Twitter account after hack.” ” That’s an updated headline as the school’s Twitter account remained hacked – with obscene language and images posted to it – for days.

The Politics of Education Technology

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One of the challenges of writing this series – and trust me, there are many – is separating my analysis out into ten articles that name ten distinct “trends.” “ Facebook Is Not a Technology Company ,” media studies professor Ian Bogost also wrote in August. Facebook is, although Mark Zuckerberg denies it , a media company. And like democracy, technology changes the social and individual relationships between us.

Notes from Some Summer Reading 2018 f/ @shawnachor @gretchenrubin @micheleborba @IAmMarkManson @askpang @DanielCoyle @DanielPink @simonsinek


It dramatically raises their stress levels while robbing them of social connection, sleep, attention, happiness, and health. At the end of the year, he has some great blog posts and a pile of Twitter tweets to show for it. New habits present the essence of every change.

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You do not need to join this network to attend, but doing so will also allow you to correspond with the presenters and other members, and to comment on sessions and discussions. Ranking and indicator analysis of the journals published by The American Economic Association / Az American Economic Association folyóiratai hatástényez?inek Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link].


The School Leadership Summit Is March 28th - All Welcome! Plus, Call for Volunteers

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below you will find information about the event, how to attend, the current schedule of presentations, and a call for volunteers to help moderate sessions (we need you!). The Summit : The School Leadership Summit is a unique chance to participate in a virtual and collaborative global conversation on school leadership with presentations by practitioners. Docente The Social Media Dilemma in Education: Policy Design, Implementation and Effects - Dr. Devery J.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Department of State has received emergency approval from the Office of Management and Budget to collect additional information regarding certain visa applicants ’ travel and employment histories, familial connections, and social media usage in accordance with a notice it posted in the Federal Register May 4. (National) Education Politics.

2013 Global Education Conference Kicks Off Today - List of Sessions

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Speakers, presenters and public from all over the world talking, showing and listening about education. This free event runs all week and is open to anyone to attend: spread the word with Twitter hashtag # globaled13. Information about certificates for volunteers, presenters, and attendees is here. Monday, November 18 12:00pm OPENING SESSION - Global Education Welcome and Opening Convocation 1:00pm Are you ready for Conflict Analysis and Management Practice?