Social media tips, books and more (#DitchPod wrap-up)

Ditch That Textbook

Social media can be a deep, wide reservoir of ideas and inspiration in the classroom. DTT podcast #DitchPod animated gifs for classroom retrieval practice for studying social media for teachers teacher productivity tips

Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jennifer Casa-Todd @JCasaTodd opens our minds to social media leadership with students. She argues that we’re limiting students when we don’t let them lead using social media. Jennifer is the author of Social LEADia.

3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom


Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? Students spend much of their lives outside of school interacting on social media.

I Saw it on Facebook! Focusing School Communities on Literacy with Social Media


Recently, my husband shared a study with me that showed that the brains of folks who read and write every day are a third healthier in old age than those who didn’t ( Leslie, 2014). I think every community should have an ambassador and social media should be at the heart of their work.

3 Untapped Social Media Resources Worth A Second Look

The Web20Classroom

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information as adults and as educators, there are still many untapped resources to learn from and share with and grow, especially through social media. They just updated their social media data for 2016. Social Media

Is there enough diversity in your social media?

eSchool News

As we consume more social media, our perspectives are getting less diverse. And I’m not the only one using social media sites in this way. This is exactly what is happening in social media sites.

The Innovator’s Mindset (Book Study)

The Principal of Change

The response has been overwhelming, and my hope of this book starting conversations instead of ending them, has been something that has come to life. I was overwhelmed when I saw this tweet just the other day: This book has changed my life!

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Top New Books for Educators

Where Learning Clicks

The post Top New Books for Educators appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Outside the Classroom Amy Saltzman Case Studies on Safety Bullying and Social Media in Schools Christopher Willard Donald McMahon education books Find Me Unafraid Gene B.

Communicating and Connecting With Social Media (An Excerpt)

A Principal's Reflections

Here is a sneak peek at my new book co-authored by Bill Ferriter and Jason Ramsden. The book is entitled Communicating & Connecting With Social Media: Essentials for Principals and will be available from Solution Tree on May 19, 2011 Using Twitter to Build Your School’s Brand The good news is that open-communication practices in a social media world don’t have to be intimidating.

Summer Book Study: The Listening Leader by Shane Safir

Reading By Example

In about a month, we will be reading together our 3rd book selection. This book was selected because it might be just what we need in our high-stress and low-thanks educational worlds right now. When does the book study begin? First, purchase the book.

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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. Let’s start by defining what a hashtag (#) is in the sense of social media. Engage in an online book study or start your own.

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.

Finally, Definitive Manual for School Leaders on Engaging in Using Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

In their new book, Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age , authors Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes write: “Skill in communication is a key ingredient for school leaders’ success in today’s complex education environment, and this communication now includes social media.” School administrators are still spending too much time trying to decide whether social media is an enemy or an ally. Social media is here to stay.

How to be a connected educator & still find balance with social media

The Cornerstone Blog

As we get into the conversation, we dig deeper into her social media habits, and explore how her desire to learn from and connect with other educators is sometimes swallowing up more time than she intends, and interfering with her ability to get a good night’s sleep and stay in balance. .

Resources, stories, and connections with those who use social media in today’s k-12 classrooms

The Innovative Educator

Thank you to the 300+ folks from around the world who joined me for the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship webinar on EdWeb. In case you missed it, the webinar was called “Social Media: An Essential Tool for Today’s Classroom.” In the webinar, I shared case studies of amazing students, parents, and teachers. Below are the people behind the stories I mentioned, how to learn more and a way to reach each of them via social media.

Join the #UndergroundBookClub Book Study

Adjusting Course

Each week, we’ll kick off our book study with a 30 minute Facebook Live video conversation at 8pm EST (5pm PST). You’ll be able to pick and choose what missions to follow based on your schedule and needs, so this will be a guilt-free and highly empowering book study experience. Sign-up to participate in the book study HERE. I’m SO excited to learn with you and talk about the book What are you feeling called to do as an educator?

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Incorporating Social Media and Digital Citizenship in the First-Year Experience Course

In this post I’ll discuss how we’re approaching the new outcome of “responsible use of the internet and other social media” that the faculty have added to the course. Of course, we can’t dictate how the faculty teach their course but it’s likely that most faculty would use and build on well-constructed, useful materials (handouts, case studies, example exercises, etc.) I steered my colleagues away from that book.

Learning from Verizon's Experience: 5 Lessons for School Leaders About Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

Verizon’s decision to not charge customers a $2 convenience fee is a lesson about power of social media, for all of us, including 21st century school leaders.(See When Verizon decided to announce a $2 fee, they ran right into thousands of consumers yelling loudly through the power of social media. That is probably a textbook answer and response to a crowd empowered by social media. Well, those using social media don''t like spin.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Automatically transfer grades into any digital grade book. I think we’ve learned how to use social media in just a really positive way, and learned to communicate and build a global audience, and shared our learning, and learned with others.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Social media is something students are going to explore on their own, no matter what. She’s author of the book Social LEADia.

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


Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Social studies teachers will adore these!

Digital citizenship lessons aren’t going to crack filter bubbles and echo chambers

Dangerously Irrelevant

C Thi Nguyen said: Jamieson and Cappella’s book is the first empirical study into how echo chambers function. Their research centres on Rush Limbaugh, a wildly successful conservative firebrand in the United States, along with Fox News and related media.

Here’s a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at what educators are clicking on like crazy

The CoolCatTeacher

These reflections and social media tips will help bloggers covering ISTE. These tweets teach: Sketchnoting is being studied by educators. My new book Reinventing Writing is popular. I’m creating a mailing list for people who want social media sharing tips.

Innovate Inside the Box (The Book)

The Principal of Change

It is with great pleasure that I share “ Innovate Inside the Box: Empowering Learners Through UDL and the Innovator’s Mindset ” my co-authored book with Katie Novak , is now available. You can get a copy of the book directly from Amazon. We hope you enjoy the book! .

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10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Be prepared to educate them on why what seems to be social media is actually educational. Inform parents that their children will be using Twitter to collaborate, share information, study for tests, and other uses specific to your program. Group study session.

8 New Books to Jump-Start Your Summer Learning

Tom Murray

Both groups also look forward to some needed downtime and finally the opportunity to relax with a good book. To prepare for the upcoming summer, I wanted to share eight books that I’ve recently reviewed or read for my own personal growth. Book: BrandED.

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10 Effective Ways To Engage Pupils Through Facebook


Facebook is the most popular social network in the world. Here is an example my students did when studying World War 2: 2) Ask your students to do status updates of historical events. 7) Review books or other items on Facebook.

10 Effective Ways To Engage Pupils Through Facebook


Facebook is the most popular social network in the world. Here is an example my students did when studying World War 2: 2) Ask your students to do status updates of historical events. 7) Review books or other items on Facebook.

May Round-up: Online Book Study for Literacy Essentials #litessentials

Reading By Example

For the second year in a row, this blog has facilitated an online book study. The following links go to the five most recent posts from May for the study: Building Trust. The rest of this post addresses a few questions readers might have about the study. An online book study hosted on this site is not like a Twitter chat, or an in-person book club for that matter. Blog posts are also shared on various social media channels.

Book review – Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today

Dangerously Irrelevant

There is lots of value in this book and a great deal of information that validates what we know about good leadership and strong school organizations. What I liked about the book. Tom and Eric back these up with a variety of research studies to support the importance of each one.

16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

TeachThought - Learn better.

16 Books About Modern Learning Every Teacher Should Read. In the age of blogging and social media, is there still room for books? Or book. 16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read. The Classroom Management Book by Harry Wong.

How to Blend Learning with Play for a Kid-friendly Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Being good at reading is not just about getting through a book, but remembering what you read, reporting on it to others, and transferring this information to other parts of life. Book trailers — this is similar to the book report but more exciting!

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

Four Reasons I Use Twitter in My Classroom – Guest Post from Christine Boyer


We live in a very social world, so why not use social media in the classroom? Social media is a part of daily life for millions of people on our planet and it’s not going away any time soon. Only social media can deliver that.

How to Boost Your Teacher Brand

Shake Up Learning

Haven’t yet jumped on the social media bandwagon? What do your website, blog, and social media profile say about you? For instance, when you visit any of my social media profiles, you will see a consistent message. Claim your social media real estate.