Apps and Social Media in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

In support of the school’s BYOD initiative, Mrs. Chellani has recently discovered and integrated a new app called Socrative , a free, online polling tool. Students in Mr. Devereaux''s AP Biology class are creating social media accounts for the immune system. apps New Milford High School Social Media It is springtime at New Milford High School and new ideas are flourishing.

BYOD and the Paperless Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

NMHS teachers are also beginning to to integrate social media tools that are blocked and banned in the majority of schools across the country. Students complete assignments whether it’s homework, class work, projects and tests all online using various websites, such as, Edmodo, Tumblr and Instagram on their BYOD devices. What tools and techniques are you using to go paperless in your classroom and/or school?

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Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: BYOD ISTE Sessions for Tuesday

Teacher Reboot Camp

This year Cori helped oversee the BYOD sessions. Cori gives a quick overview of Monday’s BYOD sessions. I have included a list of BYOD sessions you could attend today, Tuesday, with times listed and room numbers. Tuesday BYOD Sessions. There’s Magic In That Music: Empowering Students with Digital Music Tools (B308). Social Media for the Library (B311). Light A Spark with Adobe Creation Tools (B319).

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Is your classroom ready for BYOD?

Neo LMS

So why not encourage students to use their devices as tools for learning? BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) classroom setups are very common nowadays, but there are a few aspects to consider before implementing them. I tried to BYOD when I was in college and the reactions of my teachers were mixed – some were totally open to it, while others were a bit cautious. I already know some students who want to BYOD because they find it very convenient.

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Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

Neo LMS

BYOD at school is more than the latest buzz phrase you hear at every corner of the teacher’s rooms or along school hallways. More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning. But failure BYOD stories exist as well, and they rarely hit the headlines as often. Top 10 BYOD concerns: 1. BYOD deepens the digital divide.

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Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Neo LMS

BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — has gained some momentum in today’s education system. From temp teachers to entire school districts, more and more educational staff debate about or seriously consider the adoption of BYOD in their instruction. But when students are allowed to bring their own devices to school, these can become valuable learning tools. Adopting BYOD in schools seems like a win-win situation. Top 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom.

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A Wake Up Call For School Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

I constantly see and hear about leaders who tout themselves in a way that makes others develop a perception that they actually know something about the effective integration of a variety of technology tools to improve professional practice. Thus, the use of social media in schools by educators continues to be an uphill battle. Simply communicating and telling your story with social media tools can accomplish this. That is not BYOD.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

3 people & 3 ideas for using Twitter to share, discover, & connect with students

The Innovative Educator

Twitter ( www.Twitter.com ) is a great tool for sharing, discovering, and connecting with others who care about the same ideas and information. Twitter has become such a popular tool because it asks one question, "What's happening?" BYOD / BYOT Cell phones in Education social media in education Twitter in Education

It's Not a Technology Issue

A Principal's Reflections

This ends up resulting in the formation of rules and policies that severely restrict or prohibit student use of mobile technology and social media as tools to support and/or enhance learning. His main fear was a concern that students would be constantly off task texting or checking their social media accounts. Today’s students text or communicate via social media. Well, now kids check their social media accounts or use apps to engage themselves.

20 Transformational Formative Assessment Tools

Graphite Blog

With the increase in BYOD and 1-to-1 programs, the edtech market is abuzz with student response tools, online collaboration platforms, and other resources that gauge student understanding and foster collaboration. This week, we’re highlighting 20 tools that can help answer this question. These social media-like platforms are great for extending classroom discussions and providing more thinking time for different learning styles.

20 Transformational Formative Assessment Tools

Graphite Blog

With the increase in BYOD and 1-to-1 programs, the edtech market is abuzz with student response tools, online collaboration platforms, and other resources that gauge student understanding and foster collaboration. This week, we’re highlighting 20 tools that can help answer this question. These social media-like platforms are great for extending classroom discussions and providing more thinking time for different learning styles.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Product Review: Features, Lesson Plan Ideas, and Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Adobe Premiere Rush is a simple to use video creation tool that includes powerful camera features, video editing, and publishing features.

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You Don't Have to Marry It!

The Daring Librarian

New Tool Trauma You also don''t have to get each and every new tech tool that comes out. We''re not a 1:1 or total BYOD school. It''s the innovation of teaching and not the tool. Tools come and go, the daring to try new things keeps moving on! How about Social Media? Twitter Flickr Vine YouTube Blogger Edublogs Instagram LinkedIn Facebook SnapChat There''s a LOT of Social Media outlets that are out there - which ones should you join?

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The Seeds of Innovation

A Principal's Reflections

A few weeks ago, I made a commitment to visit schools that are using social media, smartphones, texting, and other digital technologies, as a vital part of daily classroom instruction. Principal Sheninger obviously sees that social media and students bringing in their own technology are great educational tools. His research focuses on the effective usage of social media, texting and other digital technologies with enhancing instruction and learning.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). Despite near universal device ownership, students have yet to fully embrace the smartphone as a tool for learning. By using Google Drive or Archive.org , media can be made available for students to download offline, when they may be without a WiFi connection as well as for those students with limited data plans. Such media can be submitted to an e-portfolio or blog (e.g.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

it states that technology supports learning in multiple ways including, as an information vehicle for exploring knowledge to support learning by constructing, as tools to support knowledge construction, as a social medium to support learning by conversing, and as an intellectual partner to support learning by reflecting (Jonassen, 2000). These tools also enable asynchronous collaboration where team members contribute to the project at a time that is right for them.

Edcanvas: The Art of Curating

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

One of my favorite tools for curating resources is Edcanvas. With multiple options for sharing via social media and QR codes and embedding in Edmodo and created webpages, Edcanvas is ideal for sharing with other educators and students in 1:1 and BYOD classrooms. edtech #ELAFlip #flipclass BYOD Edcanvas edmodo paperless QR codes

#ISTE2014 Use Twitter & Voxer when Travel Plans Go Awry

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

There are two tech tools that were essential for transforming this ordeal into an adventure: Twitter and Voxer. I know quite a few educators are using Voxer as a podcast tool for group chats with participants sharing philosophical ideas in a group conversation, but in this situation we were focused on practical applications. ISTE2014 BYOD edtech twitter Voxer

5 Steps Toward Building Successful Digital Communities Infused With Rigor and Relevance

A Principal's Reflections

A dynamic combination of mindset, behaviors, and skills is required for schools to become places where social media and digital tools are integral and beneficial parts of a rigorous program and where they work symbiotically with active, engaged, and applicable learning. After putting these tenets in the foundation, the specifics can take several different forms: 
 Step 1 Realize that social media is a predominant tool in the world.

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A Few of My Fav #EdTech Things in 2014

The Innovative Educator

1) Google Apps Never worry about accessing or backing up your work with Google Apps.Whether you’re creating a doc, slides, spreadsheet, Google Apps provide the best collaboration and sharing tool out there for your work. Frequency: Daily 2) Social Media Facebook, Google Communities, Yammer, Edmodo and Twitter are my go to platforms to connect with other innovative educators inside and outside my district. Favorite hastags are #BYOD #BYOTchat #StuVoice #TLChat #EdChat.

5 Things Teachers (And Administrators) Can Do to Make Learning Real in Their Classrooms

The 21st Century Principal

They can help them make the most of 21st century learning tools to engage in content and skills. This means providing students with wireless access in the school building in the form of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives and 1:1 Technology initiatives. It means engaging students in the use of social media and other technologies rather than blocking them on school networks.

The Innovative Educator - Untitled Article

The Innovative Educator

This post outlines the building blocks for BYOD success. Next is an article that shares some new ed tech tools I plan to try. There are a few more posts to round out the top including how to effectively use social media at events, why ignoring is not the only answer when it comes to bullies and tips for teens using social media. Entry Pageviews 7 #BYOD Building Blocks for Success Oct 11, 2015, 3305 4 #EdTech Tools I've Never Used Before The #TLTech.

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The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

This post outlines the building blocks for BYOD success. Next up is an article that shares five free tools for those trying to learn a new language. Some of the other posts that round out the top include one that looks at 4 edtech tools I discovered at the #TLTechLive event as well as one that looks at using social media to improve events. Entry Pageviews 7 #BYOD Building Blocks for Success Oct 11, 2015, 3335 5 Free Digital Resources For #ELL #ESL #TESOL Stud.

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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. In fact, I for one benefitted greatly as a principal when I learned about something shared on social media and then either implemented or adapted it in a way that bolstered the transformation efforts at my school. Going BYOD sounded like a great idea based on what I had either read or saw online.

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The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

This post outlines the building blocks for BYOD success. Next is an article that shares five free tools for those trying to learn a new language. There are a few more posts to round out the top including one that includes a lively debate on the pros and cons of attending school and another that explains how to effectively use social media at events. Oct 4, 2015, 3156 4 #EdTech Tools I've Never Used Before The #TLTech.

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Let the kids tweet.

Inquire and Inspire

Mobile devices are the latest tools visible in virtually any school in Ontario. Then why are parents and educators so worried about these new modes of socializing? These rules, often set by parents, may mean that the only outlet they have is through these online social platforms, or as boyd refers to these online platforms as “networked publics”. Perhaps our fears should be slightly muted if it’s just a matter of students socializing online.

How schools can keep students safe, and on Facebook

eSchool News

In a BYOD world, managing access to popular social media sites has become critical. e-learning and a broadening acceptance of social media, online collaboration, and other forms of technological engagement are shaping how we view education, and what it will look like going forward. Facebook can be a great tool for collaboration amongst students. Similarly, online videos can be a powerful educational tool in the classroom if regulated properly.

The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

Next up is an article that shares five free tools for those trying to learn a new language. There are a few more posts to round out the top including one that addresses how to integrate social media into learning. Entry Pageviews 7 #BYOD Building Blocks for Success Oct 11, 2015, 2321 5 Free Digital Resources For #ELL #ESL #TESOL Stud. Oct 4, 2015, 2171 Don't Compete with Social Media. Oct 18, 2015, 1270 10 Tips For Teens Using Social Media #HavetheTalk.

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Every Schools' Obligation

A Principal's Reflections

We routinely hear how students use digital tools inappropriately for sexting, cyberbullying, cheating, video recording teachers and fights with peers, and plagiarizing. We then transitioned into online conduct in social media spaces and how that can impact college acceptances and employment. Common Sense Media offers a free digital literacy and citizenship curriculum that leaders can easily begin to implement in their schools.

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The Need For Digital Literacy

A Principal's Reflections

With 1:1 technology initiatives and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs increasingly being implemented in schools across the globe, the need for digital literacy education has become more important than ever. One thing in particular she does is refrain from introducing any new tools into her classroom unless she knows they are going to enhance learning. Another challenge teachers face while teaching digital literacy is the differing views on social media in education.

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Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with 'e's

Both events had several common threads, including the new roles of education professionals, the impact of technology on education and the ways students are appropriating new tools to support their learning. As the #lilac13 Twitter stream will reveal, there were lively and protracted debates around the changing nature of library spaces, the nature of knowledge, the future of books and reading, and the impact of digital media.

Lead in the Now

A Principal's Reflections

Leaders need to understand that schools should reflect real life and allow learners the opportunity to use real-world tools to do real-world work. Leaders must begin to establish a vision and strategic plan to create classrooms and buildings that are more reflective of the real world while empowering learners to use technology in powerful ways through either personalized or blended strategies and increased access in the form of BYOD or 1:1.

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Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with 'e's

Institutes that discourage the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement may be perceived by their students as anachronistic. Those who do support BYOD for students and staff will need to invest significant time and resources into ensuring cross platform operability and seamless delivery to students’ personal technologies. A number of collaborative and social networking tools regularly play a role within the average student PLE.

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7 Skills Students Need for Today’s Classwork

Ask a Tech Teacher

Accomplishing this so it serves educational goals isn’t as much about knowing how to use the tools as constructing knowledge in an organic, scalable way. To prepare students to make the cerebral leap between tools used for a particular project and tools available as-needed requires preparation in eight areas: Keyboarding. Let’s face it: Students are on social media or will be soon. Lots of tech tools are used in conjunction with other tech tools.