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How to Teach Social Media Safety

Ask a Tech Teacher

These days, teachers should introduce students to the world of social media so they can begin to develop the skills they need to live a safe digital life. Create a social media contract. More on social media: 10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class.

Netflix’s Black Mirror: A Cautionary Tale About Social Media

Catlin Tucker

She works at Netflix and has a piece of artwork in her apartment that presents a scene from a Black Mirror’s “Nosedive” episode. The consultant pulls up a graph of her rating trends and recommends she interact more with individuals who have a social score of 4.5

Please Welcome CUE’s New Social Media Champs!

CUE

We want to take this opportunity to officially announce some new contributors to the CUE voice across our CUE website and social media. She is an enthusiastic CUE Rock Star attendee and presenter, and she already has a killer blog that you can check out at here !

Is there enough diversity in your social media?

eSchool News

As we consume more social media, our perspectives are getting less diverse. Since then, I’ve started using Facebook and Twitter to learn about all kinds of recent events and news happening nearby and around the world. And I’m not the only one using social media sites in this way.

Dear Otto: How Do Students Access Twitter in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great question I got from Paul: We are considering the appropriate role for Twitter in schools and as part of my research I read your article “ 13 Reasons to Use Twitter in the Classroom.” More on Twitter in the classroom: Twitter in the Classroom.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A Twitter Chat In Your School. A twitter chat is an amazing resource for professional development AND gives educators the option to participate in their PJs, from the comfort of their own home! Give twitter tips and archive chat.

Got Twitter? Make it Better! #TCEA14

EdTechSandyK

At the 2014 TCEA Convention and Exposition , I presented a concurrent session called Got Twitter? I assume folks reading this already know the basics of using Twitter and how to follow, Tweet, and Retweet. Participate in a Twitter chat. Got Twitter?

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.

SlidePresenter - free online multimedia presentations

Educational Technology Guy

SlidePresenter is an online presentation service. It has a free account that is full-featured and the service allows you to create videos that are synced with PowerPoint presentations. Each presentation can be tagged, embedded in other sites, and easily shared via social media.

Increasing the visibility and impact of our work

Dangerously Irrelevant

For instance, publishing an article in a peer-reviewed journal may move us closer to tenure and promotion but prevents most practitioners from accessing our work because of paywall and other barriers. That amazing article that you just read? Visibility and reach: Journal articles v.

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

NeverEndingSearch

The twenty assessments include: Evaluating Wikipedia : Students evaluate the trustworthiness of an article on Wikipedia, assessing whether they can reason about the specific features that make a Wikipedia article more or less reliable. Social studies teachers will adore these!

Getting Started on Academic Twitter v2.0

ProfHacker

At this year’s MLA Convention, I was invited to give a workshop on getting started on social media, namely, Twitter. I’ve written recently for ProfHacker about why I still find Twitter valuable. Nor does your real name have to be present.

Beyond Twitter: Virtually Connecting at Conferences

ProfHacker

Her research and innovation interests are in the areas of online collaboration, social media, and blogging. By now, the concept of a Twitter backchannel at conferences has become familiar. But can someone participate in a conference virtually beyond the Twitter back channel?

Down with Twitter’s Project Lightning

Bryan Alexander

Twitter is apparently preparing a reboot. I’m working off of a Buzzfeed article and a Wired reaction piece. We don’t know how Lightning – I refuse to call it Twitter 2.0 – is actually structured and how it will really work once rolled out. Twitter as tv.

Why Connect?

A Principal's Reflections

I was honored to have been interviewed for Educational Leadership, ASCD's flagship magazine, on the power of Twitter as part of a Personal Learning Network (PLN). You can read the article HERE. When and why did you decide to get involved on Twitter?

Preparing Audience-Sensitive Presentations and Workshops

ProfHacker

But when you are invited to present a keynote or facilitate a workshop to people you know little or nothing about, how do you ensure you are sufficiently sensitive to your audience? Analog Profession audience conference Culture presentation Responsiveness Sensitivity workshop

Twitter Equals Growth Mindset?

The Principal of Change

This could be something to applied the idea of educators using Twitter. With the Twitter now implementing video in the service, it will be something that people will not only be open to learn, but I am sure will do interesting and new things with. It is probably one of the reasons why Twitter moved from the idea of “what are you doing”, to “what’s happening” in the update box. For those reasons Twitter will never connect all educators.

8 Steps To Teacher-Led, Digital PD

TeachThought - Learn better.

But beyond any isolated parcel of teacher improvement lies social media. Long the plaything of adults and teens alike, social media has matured to become an incredible learning tool as well, connecting educators to ideas, tools, resources, and most importantly, each other.

5 Different Ways Technology Has Made Learning Easier - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

Social media – You can build fan pages for classrooms, stage Twitter chats for interaction outside of the classroom, and provide web pages that act as a resource guide for ongoing lessons, all through the use of social media. Social media allows us to interact on an entirely different level, and engages students because it’s something they already have an interest in. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Enhancing Professional Collaborations

techlearning

Whether it is a live virtual meeting, Twitter chat, recorded webinars, or simply a series of emails, technology has given us ways to connect like never before. You can present together, write articles/blogs/newsletters (case in point with this article), or visit schools to collaborate.

Resources from 25 Presentations at Miami Device 2015

Learning in Hand

The conference featured awesome speakers, social gatherings, and quirky fun. Miami Device had an amazing collection of presenters, all speaking about hot education topics. Fortunately, some of the speakers have provided digital handouts and resources from their presentations.

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Wait You're Still not on Twitter? What are you waiting for?

MSEDTechie

Twitter isn''t going away! When I first started using twitter, I used it purely as a social outlet. Twitter has changed so much from the "What are you doing now" tag line to becoming one of the largest Personal Professional Learning Networks available to educators.

Get the most out of LinkedIn

eSchool News

Until recently my professional social media presence was exclusively on Twitter (@matthewxjoseph). When I started to investigate, I realized LinkedIn is the top online site for professional, social, and career networking; it has millions of members in more than 200 countries.

Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward

EdTechSandyK

Post video or article you want staff to go over prior to a meeting, then have them discuss during your faculty meeting. Public Relations In Royce City ISD, every campus has a Twitter account and shares reminders with parents and students via Twitter.

'I Learn Things on Twitter That I Don’t Learn at Harvard': Clint Smith on Inequality and Technology

Edsurge

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.

11 ed-tech buzzwords and phrases to think about

eSchool News

At best, ed-tech buzzwords can serve as a sort of shorthand when conversing with like minds to quickly touch on relevant, universally-understood phenomena, perhaps with an eye toward saving precious Twitter characters to add additional insight.

Friday 5 — 7.24.2015

Perry Hewitt

Social media success is about much more than mastering the platforms and tools. Quartz reports how NASA developed a smart social media strategy that fueled its global reach. It’s another sign that the social network is moving beyond its savvy, mobile-only origins.

Fire and brimstone

Learning with 'e's

In my presentation, entitled The Good, the Blog and the Wiki, I tried to paint some broad brushstrokes on how students (and their teachers) are creating and sharing content that supports their learning, both socially and academically, through a range of social media.

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Are You a Critical Consumer?

A Principal's Reflections

The exponential evolution if the Internet and social media tools have allowed for the quick sharing of knowledge, ideas, images, videos, and opinions. Since many of my queries when out through Twitter at the time that is how I received the majority of the information for consumption.

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Infographic on 21st Century Classroom - what do you think?

Educational Technology Guy

As I was looking at it, I found some interesting statistics and agree that Project based learning, social media, and technology are all important for education. What do you think about the information presented below? Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. I was sent the following infographic about the "21st Century Classroom" this week.

Fake News or Fact? How do you tell?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now, there are dozens of channels, hundreds of newspapers, thousands of bloggers, and tens of thousands of social media journalists — all trying to get your attention with the latest apocalyptic news flash. There are no such laws in news media.

A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

A Principal's Reflections

A recent article by Beth Holland for Edutopia reinforced many of my thoughts as of late on this topic. To accomplish their goals, these teachers began with an informational text on the history of the Roman Forum to ground their use of social media in historical discourse and academic content.

“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

She won a regional Georgia award for the National Center for Women & Information Technology program (NCWIT) and recently accompanied Davis to the 2012 ISTE Conference where she helped Davis present on attracting women into STEM fields. Twitter: @coolcatteacher.

6 Shifts to Maximize Productivity and Happiness

Catlin Tucker

My program will allow me to continue teaching and coaching, but it will present some very real challenges for me personally when it comes to balancing my various roles and responsibilities–mother, teacher, trainer, coach, speaker, and author. Social media is no different.

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. A note: The third link above won’t work until the article publishes!

The First Student-Led Technology Conference is Here on Jan 31st - join in

Educational Technology Guy

Students from around the world will connect, share, present and learn about technology. It will feature keynote speakers and crowdsourced presentations by students in grades 6-12, with topics such as Making, Design, School Technology Clubs, Technology in Schools: Projects and Collaborations, Educational Tools, Students and Social Media, Entrepreneuship and more. We are still accepting proposals for presentations. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Create Your Own Google Slides Holiday Cards

EdTechTeam

Google Slides is an online presentation app that lets you create and format presentations and work with other people. Due to its page setting options , you can use Slides for more than just presentations. Learn how to download and animate multiple cards into one in this video: Downloading Images per Google Slide to Share to Social Media. Post to Twitter , Google+ , Facebook , or Instagram and tag us. Twitter: @edtechteam #edtechteam.

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. A note: The third link above won’t work until the article publishes!

Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I hope you are enjoying this series of articles on student owned inquiry. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. The Social Media Search Engine. Using Twitter can have its challenges.

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10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Office Suite Skills Productivity Apps - Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentation Tools, Note taking and organization apps - educators need to now how to create, edit, and modify documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.