20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. We have to think differently about summer.

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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. According to D. How to build a PLN.

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How to Keep Your Students (and Teachers) Safe on Facebook

Gaggle Speaks

Every day, students and teachers provide information to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram, whether they are chatting with friends or posting pictures from the classroom. To understand how this happens, consider how Facebook manages users’ content. In 2014, for example, Facebook attempted to predict the relationship status of some of its users by analyzing their activity, searches and posts.

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Here are five things to consider as you plan your summer. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen to this blog post. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Secondly, we need to disconnect and hang it up.

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See What Facebook (Thinks It) Knows About You


And, in general, as we’ve come to know over the past two years, the information ecosystem created by social networks is pretty poisonous. We’ve posted before about ways to understand better what’s going on with your social media accounts.

How to Use Tech to Help Graduating Students Find Jobs

Ask a Tech Teacher

If they aren’t going to college, they’re job hunting. Sara Stringer, Ask a Tech Teacher guest blogger, has several ideas on how to make that more efficient: As a teacher, you’re fully aware of how much the world is advancing through technology.

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Fake News Lesson Plan Ideas with Jennifer Carey

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jennifer Carey @TeacherJenCarey gives us ways to teach information literacy. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For information on the guests and items mentioned in this show, scroll down to the bottom of this post. *. How do We Help Students Know What is Fake?

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How To Start a High School Esports Team & Benefit Your School

ViewSonic Education

Competitive video gaming has quickly risen to the ranks of "real sports" in many of the ways that count. The number of college scholarships and careers related to esports is also growing quickly. How to Start a High School Esports Team. A pathway to college.

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Why you should still use Facebook ads for enrollment marketing


If are involved in enrollment marketing, and have been paying attention to the news over the past year, you may have seen some headlines about the largest social network, Facebook, that might make you think twice about using the platform, either personally, or as an advertising strategy. So I’m writing this article to shed some light on what is happening with the Tech Giant and relate it specifically to the context of using it as an enrollment marketing tool.

Friday 5 — 4.15.2016

Perry Hewitt

Facebook Messenger’s new release paves the way for more bot interaction, and Engadget has compiled a list of Facebook Messenger bots in the works. What does it mean to be a minimum viable product manager? What is our responsibility to curb bad behavior on social media?

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How to be Digitally Literate in an Era of Fake News

Indiana Jen

On Facebook and Twitter, stories were shared, hashtags were created, and mud-slinging took on new levels. New research from PEW suggests that most American adults now consume news via Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit being the most popular). Read the Article.

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How to be Digitally Literate in an Era of Fake News

Indiana Jen

On Facebook and Twitter, stories were shared, hashtags were created, and mud-slinging took on new levels. New research from PEW suggests that most American adults now consume news via Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit being the most popular). Read the Article.

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How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study!

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study! How to Plan an AWESOME Book Study! Book studies are a great way to level up your professional learning! So I decided to put this post together, How to Plan an Awesome Book Study, to help guide you along the way.

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How Can Facebook Improve the Attendance at Your School’s Next Event?


As much as most of us don’t want to admit it, we’re all fairly active on social media. According to recent statistics , as many as 65% of adults use social media—which is only up 7% from the previous year—yet that figure has increased almost tenfold over the past ten years.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Use this checklist and infographic to make sure you’ve included the edtech essentials in your workflow this year.

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Professor Says Facebook Can Help Informal Learning

Wired Campus

Who says Facebook is always a distraction? A new study suggests that if engaged in online debate, college students can use the popular social network to learn and develop a variety of skills. Within the open-source application, students could post articles and start comment threads.

What's in your feed? 3 ideas to manage content on Facebook, Twitter, & Google+

The Innovative Educator

Guest post by Josh Birdwell | 19-year-old Co-founder of Skillstarter For some, social media is a place to announce or read every thought or post pictures of the weekend's regrets. Here’s how. I have attended events connected to both of them in San Francisco and New York City.

Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018

Shake Up Learning

The post Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Yes, I know you REALLY want to know how to put your worksheet into Google Classroom! . Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in #GoogleClassroom!

How to Parent Teens in a High-Tech World Without Losing Your Mind

EdNews Daily

As I reflect back on her childhood, I tend to do what many parents do: compare her life now to how my life was as a teenager then -my then seems like a different planet. To say parenting and childhood have changed over the past thirty years is an understatement. Robyn D.

How To Successfully Update, Repost, and Repurpose Old and Outdated Content On Your Blog


The other day, I was searching through the archives on TeacherCast for inspiration for a new blog post when it actually hit me how much content I have generated over the last 8 years. Generally when doing your spring cleaning, you have a few options to consider with any dated content.

The Best E-Book Yet: 40Must-know Web 2.0 Edutools


Tools in Education Series created by our friend Dr. Mohamed Amin Embi , as we have been publishing articles about his different works for over a year. Dr. Amin has created some great guides to using Web 2.0 If you''d like quick access to his Web 2.0 how to web 2.0

How To "Amp Up" Your Traditional Lesson Planning in Today's Classrooms


If We Expect Students to Collaborate, Are WE Leading By Example? Likewise, we see the rich discussion educators are having about their pedagogical practices on weekly Twitter chats, Facebook groups, blog post comments, and more. To see our collection - click here !

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How to create focus, simplicity, and tranquility in the classroom

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Today I’ve invited Dan Tricarico to the show. You can imagine with a book title like that, I was sure Dan and I would have a ton of things in common, and I was so fortunate to get to spend time talking to him at a conference last year in New Jersey where we were both speaking.

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Empowering or Stifling Voice?

The Principal of Change

I woke up one morning not feeling the best, after receiving a message about something that needed to be dealt with for work that was a bad surprise. To the point where they said they could go no further on my post regarding discussing the “basics” of education.

20 Free Online Resources to Upgrade Your Studying Process

Educational Technology Guy

Julie is a tutor and a blogger, who features the latest career and educational trends in her articles. At present time she is working on her first ebook dedicated to online learning. It contains 100 practical articles, study tips and self-assessment exams.

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Must Read NY Times Article on Parenting and Cyberbullying


Yesterday the New York Times published the article As Bullies Go Digital, Parents Play Catch-Up. It received a great deal of buzz on Twitter and with good reason - it''s one of the best articles on this subject that I''ve seen, touching on many sides of this complicated issue. I reshared it on Twitter and also shared it on Facebook and now I''m blogging about it. I hope after reading the article you will also share it with people in your sphere of influence.

How to Use Snapchat to Tell the Story of Your School – From Sabba


The power of a story should not come as a surprise to anyone. As a result, we’ve seen lots of workshops, articles, and conversations about the importance of telling our story and the importance of tweeting, blogging, and branding. I know just how powerful these stories can be.

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Teaching 'Truthiness': Professors Offer Course On How to Write Fake News


It sounds like a fake news story: Two professors plan a free online course on how to write fake news. It’s called “ How to Write and Read Fake News: Journalism in the Age of Trump ,” and it’s being offered as a kind of performance art to draw attention to the problem of the influential falsehoods that are spreading online. We caught up with him last week to find out more about the project—and how teachers can best respond to the rise of fake news.

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Overcoming decision paralysis: how to make better choices more quickly

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Just picking a loaf of bread to buy at the grocery store can be a five-minute process that leaves you feeling mentally drained and annoyed by all the different factors you have to weigh for something that seems like it would be so simple. Want to listen instead of read?

How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Genius hour is a movement in schools that allows students to explore their own passions. This is Google’s work structure for its employees, who are allowed to spend 20% of their time on projects they design and are interested in. So, I’ve invited AJ Juliani to share his observations.

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How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star

The Daring Librarian

How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star - Branding Tips & Tricks First thing I gotta say, I don’t know that I really love the term Library Rockstars because I think ALL Teachers and Librarians are rock stars or has an inner rock star waiting to come out.

Media Literacy: A Moral Imperative (…and a guide to support your work!)

Tom Murray

“All Facebook Posts will be Made Public.” ” “Disney is giving away…Share this post to be entered to win.” “See your top ten Facebook Stalkers!” For example, throughout 2016 and into the first part of 2017… I’ve watched those I was connected to on social media who align politically to the right blindly share anti-Hillary memes, articles, stories, etc. It is our moral obligation to do so.

How to Create a Sales Funnel for Your Montessori School


Creating a sales funnel is one of the most important things you can do to increase the enrollment rate for your Montessori school. Let’s discuss why you need a sales funnel and how to use one to increase your enrollment numbers. Three Ways to Enter the Funnel.

How to Keep Everyone at Your School Up-to-Date Using Group Posts


School administrators may not be the official captain of their school’s ship, but it sure seems like they’re responsible for making sure everyone from parents to staff know what’s going on. If you can’t think of anything better than that, keep reading to learn more. Click To Tweet.

Essortment -- Free Online Articles on Health, Science, Education & More.

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

So I read with sympathy Kathy''s lament on Facebook about being stung by a yellow jacket, on her eyelid of all places -- OW! Former Seabury parent and respected Maui pediatrician John Briley quickly came to Kathy''s rescue, whipping out an article for her to read, from Essortment , titled Bugs and Bites: How to Treat Yellow Jacket Stings (the key to treating stings is to act quickly).