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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.

Social Media Use & Our Students: Guest Host @JKDNCN #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many educators, administrators, and parents would prefer to leave social media out of the curriculum. Social media is scary! Yes, our learners do very scary things on social media which can and have ruined lives. The reason our students continue to make bad choices on social media is because adults are not continually making them reflect on how to do better.

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

7 Tips for Using Social Media for Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

You joined all the big social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, blogging–just for starters). You committed hours to it, and then days, eager to make this work because everyone you know talks about how much they learn from social media.

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

It makes sense; tweets and twitter streams have been part of hard-core news reports for years as an effective way for leaders and politicians to reach their constituents and pollsters to gauge what interests people. Establish rules for Twitter use. Twitter novel. More on Twitter.

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 !

What Schools Can Learn About Communication From the Vatican’s Former Social Media Chief

Edsurge

In 2017, Monsignor Paul Tighe may have been the only priest amidst a sea of techies at South by Southwest (SXSW), where he spoke about his past experience serving as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications for the Catholic Church. Think “social media director” for the Catholic Church.) Odd as his presence may have seemed, it was not out of the ordinary for the Church, which first devised a social media strategy around 2010.

The Skinny on Hashtags

A Principal's Reflections

Upon getting on Twitter in 2009, I was not only baffled about how to use the social media site but also about all the symbols associated with it. Before Twitter I referred to this as the “pound sign” on the telephone and only used it as such.

Social Media Is An Opportunity - Not A Problem In The Classroom

The ASIDE Blog

Source: ASIDE 2015 The resolute attitude of many schools to resist the “ Social Age ” by blocking websites within their walls strikes at the core of what it means to collectively share ideas. The system seems stuck in the notion that kids will do bad things if they have access to social media.

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.” Twitter can be a revolutionary tool for students, used correctly.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

What Twitter Shortcomings?

My Island View

I was somewhat disturbed about a recent post by a friend and connected colleague concerning the state of Twitter and its use by some individuals in what is now fast becoming the education social media culture. My friend seemed to be longing for the “good ole days” of Twitter when it was smaller numbers and people knew their place in their interacting with others. I remember those days as well, since I was on Twitter years before my friend.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Vickie Morgado on episode 177 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Automatically transfer grades into any digital grade book. We finally got a chance to meet in person and present together at ISTE this year.

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. Think of DNS as the Internet’s phone book. You can find him online at [link] or follow him on Twitter @ beeghleytech.

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The Journey to Becoming an Author

A Principal's Reflections

I never imagined I would have authored or co-authored a book, let alone six. My unexpected journey began with a decision to give Twitter a try in 2009. Social media not only gave us the inspiration but also empowered us to take action.

What’s Hot in 2nd-Grade with #2ndchat moderator Carol McLaughlin

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 138 on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I highly recommend this book. Tip: To learn about my blended learning strategies, see my presentation on Slideshare Simple Steps to Blended Learning .

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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). When and why did you decide to get involved on Twitter? On average, how much time do you spend each day on Twitter?

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.

Beat the Back-to-School Jitters with Twitter!

Teaching With Soul

ET, I host New Teacher Chat ( #ntchat ) on Twitter. Today I was able to take this post topic across the pond and share it as presentation with teachers in the United Kingdom attending an Ark Schools teacher training day. Every Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT, 8 p.m.

The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers – Professional Development

Fractus Learning

There are a LOT of great books for teachers out there. Picking just fifty is no easy feat but we’ve done our best to cover the best books for teachers from five different angles. Best Books for Teachers 1-10. Best Books for Teachers 11-20. Books PD

5 Different Ways Technology Has Made Learning Easier - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

While it’s made its name off funny home videos and clips from TV shows, it also has allowed teachers to visually show something that they previously were confined to teaching from a text book. 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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Beat the Back-to-School Jitters with Twitter!

Teaching With Soul

Beat the Back-to-School Jitters with Twitter! ET, I host New Teacher Chat ( #ntchat ) on Twitter. Today I was able to take this post topic across the pond and share it as presentation with teachers in the United Kingdom attending an Ark Schools teacher training day. Twitter.

Adobe Spark: Easily create and share videos, images, and newsletters

iLearn Technology

Create social graphics that are stunning and easy to share (you know the kind: flyers, memes, posters, ads). Produce and share impressive videos for storytelling, projects, or to share to social media. What it is: Adobe Spark is a collection of fantastic (free!)

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Happy Book Birthday to Gertie’s Leap to Greatness

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Today is a very special book birthday. This is Kate’s debut novel and we are so excited to have her coming to our school on the book’s birthday thanks to MacMillan and Avid Bookshop. About the Book. Reading aloud is a sure way to see how a book connects with multiple readers.

Summer 2017 Learning Series: Non-Educational Books To Read.Over and Over

The Web20Classroom

We started with Twitter chats and how you can participate in real time or whenever you want. Today move to some non-educational books that you can use to grow as a learner and a professional. Some have lots of value others are just there to push books.

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How to Boost Your Teacher Brand

Shake Up Learning

Haven’t yet jumped on the social media bandwagon? However, if you want to be a top contender for a job in the edtech world, and a positive role model for your students and peers, you need to be present—and presentable. Claim your social media real estate.

8 Books for Summer Reading and Professional Development

The 21st Century Principal

Looking back through my reading notes, if I had to select 7 books that I suggest as “Must-Reads for the Summer of 2013” here’s those seven. Each of these books forced me to examine and challenge fundamental assumptions I had about teaching, technology, leadership and education. Even if you aren’t planning to go full-scale student-centered, this book offers quite a bit of information that can help you turn your classroom into an engaging environment for your students.

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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Still Amusing Ourselves To Death

techlearning

The bombardment of “new” through current media offerings tends to overshadow the truths that have been shared, considered and proven over decades and centuries. What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. Social media, in my view, has always been best to socialize.

Student Book Budgets and Real World Connections: Empowering Student Voice

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We have continued to unpack our student book budget purchases this weeks thanks to generous funding from James Patterson. I just happened to be near Ajacea, 5th grader, when she was setting up displays of books for people to see.

Assertions and Assumptions Skew Perceptions

My Island View

Now that we have an understanding of who attends these conferences, let us consider the “what and why” of the sessions presented at these conferences. Technology in education should not be limited to PowerPoint presentations and word-processed book reports. Administrator conference Connected Educator Education ISTE Leadership PD PLN Professional development Professionalism Reform Social Media Teched Technology Thought leadership Thought Provoking Twitter

101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative

TeachThought - Learn better.

Books are excellent places to find inspiration, information, and creative ideas. Demonstrate the importance of reading (books, magazines, newspapers, or even comics) to kids. Don’t present a right way to do things up front, ask students to solve the problem on their own.

How Young Activists Deploy Digital Tools for Social Change

Educator Innovator

NOTE: This blog post is part of Writing Our Civic Futures , a social annotation project with Marginal Syllabus. Middle Eastern and Muslim-American youth are creating new ways to use social media and other digital tools to find their voices, educate, and organize for social change.

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'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.

Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward

EdTechSandyK

Public Relations In Royce City ISD, every campus has a Twitter account and shares reminders with parents and students via Twitter. We need to be using social media to tell people about the positive things that are going on in our classrooms and schools!

Being Connected is Not the Same as Connectedness #CEM15 #edtechchat

Reading By Example

We shared a laugh about the event that we would not have known without social media. A5: If schools leverage the power of @twitter @facebook @RemindHQ the rest of connectedness will take care of itself #satchatoc.

When A Technology Coordinator "Unplugs"

Tech Helpful

checking emails 3 times a day for correspondence and zero social media)- I decided I should start journaling the process. ve been reading a book on my paperwhite Kindle. Checked emails once since this morning- no social media but I did realize I am still getting notifications.

The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The best of all worlds - Elizabeth Anne 1:00pm Armed with Empathy: Creating a Classroom Climate for Collaboration - Dan Curcio Educators as Social Networked Learners - Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

Digital Leadership: Leading Change from Where You Are | #DigiLead

A Principal's Reflections

The last chapter of the book weaves all the concepts together while emphasizing the importance of efficacy in any change initiative. Evergreen : Many technology books are D.O.A I also re-organized some of the chapters by moving the ones focused on learning to the beginning of the book.