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.

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. More simply, it’s: …an extended group of knowledgeable people you reach out to for answers, and trust to guide your learning. If they don’t know how, they’ll have a friend who does.

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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. You’ll find the same content in slightly different form so you can read or listen to this content. Blog Post/ Podcast Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! We have to think differently about summer.

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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. For example, Lee highlighted a ProPublica report on just this topic a couple of years ago, and eight years ago Mark documented how to archive your Facebook data.

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Here are five things to consider as you plan your summer. Go to 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. First of all, I think one of the most important things that we can do is to rest up. Did you know that lack of sleep can reduce your pain tolerance and causes to perceive events as more stressful than we would otherwise?

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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.

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. Undoubtedly, innovation has touched many aspects of how you teach. The Internet has made it easier to gather, evaluate, summarize and disseminate information. Best places to network for jobs online.

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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. Because of this, many high school teachers, students and administrators are thinking about how to start an esports team at their school. How to Start a High School Esports Team. For more on how to get in on the gameplay, see the section below.

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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. *. Today, we’re talking with Jennifer Carey who’s going to help us understand how can we teach students to truly understand what is fake and what is true. How do We Help Students Know What is Fake?

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How to Create Google Classroom Blended Learning Lessons (Part 3)

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Create Google Classroom Blended Learning Lessons (Part 3) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Lessons for blended learning have to be different than in-person activities translated to a digital space. This is part 3 in our 3-part Back-to-School Series.

How to Work From Home and Get Things Done! – SULS059

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Work From Home and Get Things Done! Working and teaching from home is a whole new ballgame, but it is possible to do it productively. But working from home does give you more flexibility to organize your day in a way that works for you in the home environment.

How To Use Email To Increase Private School Retention


Many strategies help to increase private school retention. Using email correctly is essential to increase private school retention. Email is a great tool, but it’s really not always the ideal method to use for different forms of communication. Everybody is used to that.

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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? Brandon Chu provides a useful overview of where a product manager should focus his or her attention for optimal results, as well as competencies and tasks to leave by the wayside. What is our responsibility to curb bad behavior on social media?

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. Today we’ll teach you how to tackle Facebook, in particular, since it’s the most popular social media platform. Why You Should Focus Your Attention on Facebook. Click To Tweet.

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. In Google Chrome, Momentum and Limitless have some cool features to help you focus. Some people like speed dial but most web browsers pull in links to pages people go to often.

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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. Past studies have shown that informal settings, like conversations with friends, can facilitate learning, but according to Ms. Greenhow, very little has been studied about informal online contexts and social networks, like Facebook applications.

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! I get a lot of questions about different ways to run book studies for educators, how to choose a book, what tools to use, and how to keep your group engaged. 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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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. I am a targeted user of social media who knows how to customize platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to work for me. Here’s how. I have attended events connected to both of them in San Francisco and New York City. It doesn’t end with Facebook.

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 technology and I''ve received a lot of positive feedback on how these tools have helped many in the classroom. Today I am happy to very happy to present his landmark new piece, 40 Must-know Web 2.0 If you''d like quick access to his Web 2.0 Web 2.0

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. My generation of parents is the first in history to raise children with two lives: a digital life and the reality we live in today. Parents with younger children reach out to me in worry and concern.

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. Dan is the real deal with so much wisdom to share with his fellow educators. So, thank you, Dan, for agreeing to be a guest on the show. It’s a choice to slow down.

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! . But, let’s take a step back and take a deeper look at the purpose of your assignment, the power of G Suite, and how you can go BEYOND substitution and a static worksheet. . Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in #GoogleClassroom!

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. Granted, we (as educators) are pushing each other's thinking and offering ideas, but how are we taking our practice a step further and truly connecting with those who we collaborate with online? To see our collection - click here !

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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. Often when we take a walk down memory lane on our websites, we find content that we are still extremely passionate about but simply due to time, the posts have been pushed down into our archives never to be spoke about again. How Should You Choose Which Posts To Update?

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. Here’s how to make better decisions, make them more quickly, and feel comfortable sticking with them after they’ve been made (instead of second-guessing yourself.). Want to listen instead of read? Unknown Click To Tweet.

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. You may see Julie's latest publications and contact her via Linkedin All students would agree that it is difficult to study. Thanks to the Internet, there are free online resources that you can use to upgrade your studying process. how to study study aids study skills

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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. The idea is that when people are allowed to work on things they care about, their motivation for the job as a whole will increase. So, I’ve invited AJ Juliani to share his observations. How often to hold Genius Hour.

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.

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

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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).

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. What we often fail to talk about, though, is to whom are we telling our story and whether it is reaching them. It creates an emotional tie to a product and makes consumers do what you ask them to do.

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. The idea is that when people are allowed to work on things they care about, their motivation for the job as a whole will increase. So, I’ve invited AJ Juliani to share his observations. How often to hold Genius Hour.

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. It was pointing out a mistake that had stopped them from reading any more of what I had to share. But this is not what I want to focus on. It pushes me to get better.

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. But who doesn’t want to rock it at their job? (I I was asked to write this for another publication - answering their questions - I did the best I could!) To what do you attribute your success?

From Analog to Digital: Why and How to Teach Students to Write for an Online Audience


Now think about the frequency with which you read online articles, blogs, social media posts or listen to podcasts that inspire you or provide new information and perspectives. When did you last watch YouTube to figure out how to do something complicated, from cross stitch to car repair? Yet most high school and middle school students are illiterate when it comes to online texts, and can’t discern real information from fake news.

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. You know precisely when the immunization records need to submitted by, you have the school’s filing system memorized like your social security number, and you know the dates and times of all the upcoming events for the next four months. Subscribe now to receive this free resource!