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How to craft useful, student-centered social media policies

eSchool News

Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. If not, schools and classrooms risk everything from digital distraction to privacy violations.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. Overview of Vickie Morgado’s Global Collaboration in Her 3rd Grade Classroom. We have connected with different classrooms. How Vickie Morgado Uses Social Media in Her Classroom.

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How to Craft Useful, Student-Centered Social Media Policies

Graphite Blog

Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. Schools must reckon with this reality and commit to supporting thoughtful and critical social media use among students, teachers, and administrators. If not, schools and classrooms risk everything from digital distraction to privacy violations.

How to Craft Useful, Student-Centered Social Media Policies

Graphite Blog

Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. Schools must reckon with this reality and commit to supporting thoughtful and critical social media use among students, teachers, and administrators. If not, schools and classrooms risk everything from digital distraction to privacy violations.

8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Wally Clipper, has a great run-down on 8 trends you’ll want to watch in 2020: 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020. From digital certificates to learning analytics, here are eight EdTech trends to look forward to in the coming months.

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How to Craft Useful, Student-Centered Social Media Policies

Graphite Blog

Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. Schools must reckon with this reality and commit to supporting thoughtful and critical social media use among students, teachers, and administrators. If not, schools and classrooms risk everything from digital distraction to privacy violations.

3 Add Ons to Solve Problems in Google Classroom (Programmed by 1 Teacher)

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Backus on episode 557 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Backus had a problem as he was teaching in Google Classroom. So, he programmed add-ons to solve the problem of needing checklists attached to his Google Classroom assignments.

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How an #EdTech Lens Can Improve a Learning Culture

A Principal's Reflections

As I moved from the classroom to administration, I still saw technology from a mere delivery aspect. My personal views towards social media and mobile devices remained unhinged during this time, as I was adamantly opposed to both.

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6 EdTech Tools for the Future Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

While we can’t predict what the future holds for EdTech tools, we can make educated guesses as to which resources will see success in years to come. Here are some EdTech tools already making an impact and others that show a lot of promise for what lies ahead.

Class Tech Tips: How To Skype with an Expert in Your Classroom

techlearning

Bringing an expert to your classroom can energize a lesson, create authentic connections, and inspire students! In a classroom setting, Skype can be used to connect your classroom with an expert. They could ask questions and talk to an expert right from their classroom!

Who Should Truly Have the Power in K-12 Edtech Adoption?

Edsurge

Because teachers typically lack purchasing power, edtech companies often hesitate to target them in marketing efforts. Because teachers typically lack purchasing power, edtech companies often hesitate to target them in marketing efforts. Technology administrators are very busy people.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Here’s what I’m using all the time in my classroom right now. 36 Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life. She also has a Technology Jump Start Course with 8 modules to help get you comfortable with technology in the classroom.)

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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. This tweet teaches: Teachers are eager to do what they can to earn free things for their classrooms. This is a link to an Every Classroom Matters show. Richard Byrne is my go-to edtech geek.

Take Two: Clever’s Newest Effort to Help Teachers Try Before They Buy Edtech

Edsurge

Often, the most popular apps “are what teachers are discovering at conferences, reading online, and across social media,” according to Dan Carroll, chief product officer of Clever. The disconnect between what school leaders buy and what teachers actually use is well-documented. Meanwhile, the number of tools in classrooms today has ballooned. In early 2016, it launched Co-Pilot to give schools free 30-day trials of edtech software built by other companies.

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Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media. Principals can use social media for communication, public relations, branding, professional development, and opportunity.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition). Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools.

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The Great Learning Management System Debate: Featuring Canvas, Schoology and Google Classroom

TeacherCast

With so many choices on where to build your digital classroom, the questions often arise: “Why do I need a learning management system? Schoology is an LMS that has the visual appeal of a social media application like Facebook, which provides students with a platform they are comfortable in.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

As such, expect an abbreviated (TBD) publishing schedule for ‘A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News’ in August. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition). This is an area where it would improve the job of edtech developers if we said, 'Here’s what you’re allowed to gather and share.' Knorr of Common Sense Media. EdTech News News news

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

Educators and students are compelled to use centrally purchased tools, data systems, and popular social media platforms. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition). And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct.Instead, they got something else: sued by the agencies they had asked for public records. EdTech News News news

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition)

Doug Levin

Educators and students are compelled to use centrally purchased tools, data systems, and popular social media platforms. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 37 Edition). And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct.Instead, they got something else: sued by the agencies they had asked for public records. EdTech News News news

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Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. gadoeteachertakeover #librariesofinstagram #blackhistory #mlk #edtech #research #2ndgrade #peace #gaed #gaedu #teachersofig #bookstagram #literacy #mlkday #transliteracy. Social media accounts have a lot of power. There's not just one teacher in a classroom.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

It is essentially a chat room, with everyone sharing and talking and hanging out virtually—discussing learning strategies, classroom management techniques, and technology. Use Storify to document and collect all of the tweets from the chat and archive it on the district website.

Creating Interactive Lessons Through App Smashing

A Principal's Reflections

If the plan is to just “deliver” content though video, this constitutes no real difference from direct instruction in the classroom. Most schools are relying on their Learning Management System (LMS) such as Google Classroom, Canvas, Microsoft Teams, or Schoology to push out work.

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7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

The CoolCatTeacher

Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package. The winning nominator and his or her nominee each win a $20,000 package including one 7000 series SMART Board and SMART Document Camera, 30 Chromebooks, and SMART training and implementation.

Move from a Static Classroom to a Dynamic Classroom (Shake Up Challenge!)

Shake Up Learning

The post Move from a Static Classroom to a Dynamic Classroom (Shake Up Challenge!) Is Your Classroom Static or Dynamic? Meaning, does your classroom offer one-and-done types of learning activities, or does the learning grow, inspire, and evolve throughout the year and beyond?

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. Contrast this with my first day back at school: I started the week by leafing through the latest issue of EdTech: Focus on K-12 magazine.

25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

Wikipedia )" Since I last posted on Social Networks over a year ago, a number of new ones have been introduced that can be a huge benefit to education. Brainly - A fun social network where students post questions and other students from around the world post answers.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). Tagged on: April 22, 2017 Leaked Microsoft document confirms Windows 10 Cloud and a Chromebook competitor | PCWorld → Google’s Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks have quickly insinuated themselves into American classrooms. Blog EdTech News News news OER

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Last week, the “Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News” was on vacation, amongst the tall trees of the northwestern coast, and mostly off the grid. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition). Tagged on: April 22, 2017 Leaked Microsoft document confirms Windows 10 Cloud and a Chromebook competitor | PCWorld → Google’s Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks have quickly insinuated themselves into American classrooms. EdTech News News news OER

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Class Tech Tips: 3 Ways Adobe Spark Promotes Creativity in the Classroom

techlearning

I recently had the chance to review the new research conducted by Adobe Education on creativity in the classroom. So how can we promote creativity in the classroom and turn students into creators across the content areas? edtech App News TL Advisor Blog Creative Classoom

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?On-Air EdTech: How Audio Journalism Is Helping Students Build Digital Literacy

Edsurge

The group took home the event’s Social Impact Award. Their project, titled “Ears Wide Open,” was part of the organization’s recent dive into radio journalism—an unassuming edtech tool that’s now being used by educators to teach digital literacy, audio editing and journalistic storytelling. This is also the social media generation, Giffin points out. Teachers are asking questions like, “How are educators teaching editing skills in their classrooms?” Athina G.

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Errors in Innovation and Call-Out Culture of Edtech

RafranzDavis.com

Many other teachers agreed and added to this feedback, until… Teacher: The only tools that I want in my classroom are SMART. We stick too closely to our embedded social media norms to use the tool that personally connects us to those creating for our classrooms.

Snow Days & Stomach Bugs in the Paperless Classroom

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

which coincides with the start of swim season (look for a future post on what edtech stuff I'm doing with the swimteam). Germs & Bugs I've been wondering about the unintended effects of having a paperless classroom. You may have noticed that it has been a while since I last blogged.

It’s NOT About Google (Part 3) – SULS046

Shake Up Learning

BONUS : Get the Dynamic Learning with Google Toolkit to help you find the best tool to support Dynamic Learning in your classroom. We are going to talk about three classroom strategies to help you go Beyond the Tool, student choice, choice boards, and Project Based Learning.