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Top 10 Tips for Using Social Media for Administrators & Other Educators

The 21st Century Principal

According to Andy Beal and Judy Strauss, authors of Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online , “Shifting from traditional to social media requires new skills, new tools, and an understanding of social media platforms.” Any school leader bringing an archaic understanding and knowledge of old media to social media is in danger of looking foolish and perhaps in danger of getting himself in major trouble with stakeholders.

An article and a powerful conversation: two updates on code name FOEcast

Bryan Alexander

If you haven’t followed FOEcast, it’s a project to create plans for a future of education and technology initiative. First, EdSurge published an article about FOEcast. Next we asked: what methods or strategies do you use to learn and think about the future of education?

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How to Build Your PLN

Ask a Tech Teacher

’ You might even understand the purpose of a PLN–to provide educators with a collaborative learning environment–but think you don’t need one, or staff development provided by your school is all you can handle. The engine of a PLN is social media.

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Fake news: Fact or opinion?

Kathy Schrock

The following blog post first appeared on my Discovery Education blog in February of 2019 , and is re-published here with permission. You can visit their News and Media Literacy units here. Discovery Education includes a 2:37 Common Craft video called Bias Detection.

Britannica CEO Talks Google, Wikipedia and What Lil Pump Can Teach Us About Credibility

Edsurge

There was a time not long ago when people claimed to trust Google news results and Wikipedia articles more than the media outlets they linked to. It’s about the foundation of knowledge. Do you really want to build your foundation of knowledge based on information that might not be true? But you and I have no time—even though you’re a journalist and I’m an educated person who believes in these things, so I pretty much exhibit the same behavior you do.

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