How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

Our middle school, like many other middle schools, have teams made up of Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math. Take a look at this, the website, and discuss this fantastic case study for all of to discuss in staff meetings to determine how we are truly assessing our school.

Top New Books for Educators

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.

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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.

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.) Students will then write their own case study.

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.

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

Tech Helpful

Case Study: What is the #MoMoChallenge? It started with reports of someone or something luring students via social media accounts on Facebook and WhatsApp to do harm to themselves and others under threat of public humiliation and physical intimidation.

New Tools for Real World Learning

Digital Promise

Case Studies, Definitions, and More. View the case studies for first-hand accounts of what Real World Learning looks like in these school districts. Use the new tools and resources to bring Real World Learning to life, and show us on social media how you #MakeItReal.

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Dixon Public Schools Uses New Websites to Engage Community, Do More With Less

Gaggle Speaks

Such is the case of Dixon Public Schools, which wanted to relaunch its district and five school websites. How Dixon schools gained access to modern web publishing tools and limitless customizations is described in a new case study.

BETTing on the future

Learning with 'e's

Education, whether face to face, or technology mediated, can play an important role in improving intercultural relationships and raising awareness of social responsibilities. Abu Dhabi BETT Middle East education learning social media Technology

BETTing on the future

Learning with 'e's

Education, whether face to face, or technology mediated, can play an important role in improving intercultural relationships and raising awareness of social responsibilities. Abu Dhabi BETT Middle East education learning social media Technology

Schools and Communities Together

Digital Promise

In their new book, Broader, Bolder, Better , Paul Reville and Elaine Weiss draw on nine years of research and case studies from 12 diverse communities to advocate for more and larger-scale partnerships between communities and schools. Social Media and Technology.

How To Elevate Case-Based Teaching Strategies

Omega Notes

Case-based learning provides several important benefits to students. Using collaborative learning systems can resolve these issues, providing students and faculty alike with a useful tool that makes using case based learning practical, efficient, and effective. .

Get out your color pencils, crayons, markers: #colorourcollections comes back.


The social media campaign raised awareness of these collections by sharing color sheets and books based on content in these special collections on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, using the hashtags #ColorOurCollections, and #ColourOurCollections.

Ed-Tech Product Implementation in Schools Critical to Success

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

This implementation week includes periodic emails about use case studies and links to recently published stories. How Startups Can Become Social Media Influencers. One of the most important things I’ve learned after two years in the K-12 product space (and trust me, there have been many lessons): Implementation of an ed-tech tool is key. If you want schools to successfully adopt your product, you must have a well-crafted, thoughtful implementation strategy.

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

Even Social Media and YouTube play a part. A landmark 2012 study found that classroom design alters academic progress over a school year by 25%. The study found five key design factors account for 73% of the variation in student performance. Classroom Design Then and Now.

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Fighting Fake News in the Classroom


This is particularly alarming because we live in an era when, according to Pew Research Center, 68 percent of American adults get their news from social media —platforms where opinion is often presented as fact.

Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

Tom Murray and I have watched many book studies and Twitter chats unfold since the release of the book in June of 2017. The content is aligned to well over 100 research studies in addition to what successfully implemented innovative practices actually look like in action.

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How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences


5] You can then continue to send messages through text or social media groups, too. Studies found that removing barriers like transportation makes parents more likely to attend meetings.[9]. The first few months of school pass by so quickly.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens was expanded and I became aware additional organizations, as well as their supporting tools and resources.

We're better connected

Learning with 'e's

The important concept we wanted to talk about was communities of learning, and how students can use social media tools to participate in them. I recently presented at a conference with my Plymouth University colleagues Peter Yeomans and Oliver Quinlan.

How Do You Annotate in Your Class?


But then, through the wonders of social media, I discovered a more recent tool, developed out of Stanford, called Lacuna Stories. They have produced a really great video selling the platform , as well as a few case studies internally.

23 Earth Day Activities, Resources, Web Sites, & Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

They can share their ideas on social media to make people worldwide more aware and encourage people to make small and big changes to preserve resources and reduce waste. The American Museum of Natural History’s Ecology Disrupted section has lesson plans and resources, including a database of teacher created case studies. “The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.”-

Personalizing Learning for All Students With OpenCourseWare

A Principal's Reflections

This is where the idea for incorporating OpenCourseWare (OCW) into Julie’s project arose, and the Independent OpenCourseWare Study (IOCS) was born. MIT OCW discovered our project through social media channels and they eventually did a case study on IOCS. Wins CODiE for Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrative Staff

In 2015 and 2016 edWeb won the award for “Best Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators.” has won the 2017 CODiE Award for “Best Professional Learning Solution for Faculty and Administrative Staff.”

A Letter From An Inner City Classroom (and This Teacher Is Your Brother)

The Jose Vilson

My social media following, my testimonials in your favorite outlets, my emergence as a beacon in this profession does little to dissuade people far and close to me from diluting the relevance of this work.

How to Create a School Website that Parents and Others Will Want to Visit

Gaggle Speaks

Then move on to developing a sound strategy that should include responsive design, incorporating social media, and an easy way to access your learning management system and other tools used inside and outside of the classroom.

How to Use the Vaping and Juuling Trend to Teach Media Literacy

Graphite Blog

Some point to the clever, social media-friendly ad campaigns and marketing efforts of Juul in the early 2010s. The following video, discussion guide, and activity are designed to help students build these key media-literacy skills.

What to do with a good old wiki resource?

Bryan Alexander

Consider this a case study in evolving social media. I asked around social media for feedback. Several years ago I launched a wiki for a desperate purpose. Now I ponder its fate, and ask you, dear readers, for your thoughts.

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7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens was expanded and I became aware of more organizations, as well as their supporting tools and resources. Many of the organizations, which are listed alphabetically, have free tools, research, case studies, and resources that can seamlessly be utilized and implemented at the district and school levels.

Summer Reads for Teachers

Graphite Blog

We include books, blogs, and newsletters that cover a range of topics from social media and disinformation to Gamergate. In this collection of in-depth case studies, cultural anthropologist Mizuno (Mimi) Ito and her colleagues shine a light on the positive ways kids are using new technologies to connect around shared interests, learn from one another, engage in creative production, and more.

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Articles, resources on social media, and conference presentations on these topics are proliferating at a rate that most educators are now familiar with maker education.

Making an Impact with Problem / Project Based Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Find an example of students transforming the world in this post, Kids Transforming the World Through Social Media. We have the opportunity to implement problem/project based learning and teach our students how to use web tools and social media to solve real world problems. Ways to introduce the problem- through a blog post, show a video, take them through a case study, analyze an infographic, or have them play an online game or simulation.

Digital Distractions: Halloween Edition


The podcast – to – novel adaptation is also very interesting to watch from a media perspective. Halloween marks for many of us a turning point in the semester, as we move from “fall” into winter and the quickly-approaching holiday season.

Changing the T&L Culture of a District – SXSWedu

The Thinking Stick

I’m excited to be partnering with Becky Berg , Superintendent of Marysville School District #25 (MSD25) and Scott Beebe , MSD25’s, Chief Technology Officer, as we are submitting a case study proposal to South by Southwest EDU conference (SXSWedu).

16 Books About Learning Every Teacher Should Read

TeachThought - Learn better.

In the age of blogging and social media, is there still room for books? “The book centers on case studies that exemplify the challenges, pitfalls, and opportunities facing teachers in diverse classrooms. 16 Books About Modern Learning Every Teacher Should Read.