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

Wisewire

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.

Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations

Edsurge

Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards. Users can provide alt-text, or descriptive language describing images , through Facebook, Twitter , Instagram and Hootsuite.

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Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy

EdTechTeam

The importance of media literacy cannot be understated. Nor can the value of social media as a teaching, learning, and publishing tool. Two principles inform why I engage with my students around social media: Digital literacy doesn’t just naturally develop any more than print literacy does, and. So, my students must have guided practice analyzing and using social media if they are to use it purposefully, productively, and safely.

7 Must-Read Resources on Social Media for School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

There are obviously quite a few social media resources available to school leaders on the Web, but finding high-quality information can be difficult. As the title suggests, it focuses on providing school leaders with the "know-how" of using social media as a communications tool.

Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

edWeb.net

edWeb is so excited to congratulate Michelle Luhtala, department chair at New Canaan High School Library in Connecticut, for being selected as a 2017 AASL Social Media Superstars winner ! I’m the founder of edWeb.net and had just started our social network for educators.

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.

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeff Gearhart on episode 162 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Minecraft in the Classroom. Twitter: @ Techjeff09.

What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

For the administrator who would like a general, not-too-technical overview of digital technology and social media, the book What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media , edited by Scott McLeod and Chris Lehmann is the answer.

How to Keep Kids Safe

The CoolCatTeacher

(and prevent problems online) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Welcome to episode 296 of the Every Classroom Matters podcast. I’m using Bloomz in my classroom. In 2014, Shannon was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker.

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5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon on episode 190 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. Twitter: @elemenous.

What's the Value of Social Media to Teachers and Students?

The Playground Advocate

NOTE: I really would like to hear from you if you have a story about how you or your students use social media to enhance learning. Your comments are appreciated:) I''m finding myself in more and more conversations in which I am defending social media in the classroom. I am grateful for the opportunity because for a while, the words "social media" would end a discussion about technology in the classroom before it began.

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

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ?

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A Twitter Chat In Your School. A twitter chat is an amazing resource for professional development AND gives educators the option to participate in their PJs, from the comfort of their own home! Give twitter tips and archive chat.

How To Cite A Tweet: MLA Style

TeachThought - Learn better.

First, let’s clarify that while it’s not exactly an Oxford library and therefore may not be the first place you visit for scholarly research, contrary to popular belief there are things on twitter worth citing. Literacy New Teacher Social Media In The Classroom

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The FREE Twitter Header Collective

The Daring Librarian

The FREE Twitter Header Collective for Teachers, Librarians, Admins, & Readers OR Your Twitter profile is like a virtual business card. Sure, I've talked before about 6 Tips to a Super Twitter Profile but today, we're just talkin headers, hon! Don't have a Twitter header?

Personalize Your School Library Program with these Convenient, Creative Apps

edWeb.net

Apps bring technology, functionality, and creativity into your school library program. In “ Virtual Library Program Development ,” Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, reviewed an A to Z list of 50 apps to virtualize your school library program.

6 Tips to a Super Twitter Profile

The Daring Librarian

Tips to a Super Twitter Profile After re-vamping my blog header header ( Teaching Good: Branding Evil ) I took a serious look at my Twitter profile and changed it, too! I changed my Twitter profile. First thing - BREAK Your Twitter Egg and show your face.

How to build your global classroom in 4 steps

Neo LMS

Growth comes from stepping out of our comfort zones, which classrooms can become quite easily. Shifting the paradigm to include a “global classroom” curriculum requires more than theory; it’s actually all about practice. Some of them prefer to seek classroom collaborations directly.

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How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year

Edsurge

We also use a lot of maps from the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection. And there are a variety of alternative assignments, like the Twitter World Leader assignment. Tell us about the Twitter World Leaders. 3) Current events flash quizzes —Boyer creates a video podcast about a particular current event issue, creates a “flash” quiz on material covered in the podcast, and announces the quiz using social media.

Social Media and the School Librarian - #ISTE13 #SIGMS Please discuss!

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Reader Alert: this is a very specific post aimed at media specialists who are members of the SIGMS group of the ISTE 2013 Conference Ning. ? ? ? ? ? SIGMS March Madness Topic 3: Media and the School Librarian The research confirms what we already knew: social media is very much a part of our students’ lives. YALSA recognizes that social media facilitates learning in schools and libraries. Embedder of social media lessons in projects?

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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101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative

TeachThought - Learn better.

For educators, it can be even more of a challenge to inspire creativity in students or embrace your own creativity while trying to juggle academic requirements, testing, and other issues in the classroom. Here are some tips that can help you get creative in the classroom in a variety of ways.

5 Creative Ways to Connect Young Adults to Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Librarian Karen Scott challenges us with some non-traditional practices to get kids interested in reading including organizing her library by genre and using social media and graphics to inspire a love of reading.

Voxer, Twitter, and EdCamps: How to Tackle the Harsh Realities of Finding Good Statewide PD

Edsurge

The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 1: Social Chat Platforms Problem One: How do you gather a group of like-minded educators in one place in order to share ideas, when so many miles separate you? Potential Solution: Now, this first solution may sound familiar to some of you—to easily connect on Twitter, we host Nebraska EdChat ( #NebEdChat ), which takes place on Wednesday night at 8pm CST. You are always welcome to join us in Twitter chats, our local Edamps and on Voxer.

5 Fun Reasons to Have a School Library Photo Booth

The Daring Librarian

So, here's my list of 5 ways your school library (or classroom) can benefit from a photo booth. This fun, easy, & cheap DIY Photo Booth has added a lot of fun to our school library and our end of the year celebration, our June Jamboree.

I dare you NOT to share! (So many AASL School Library Month goodies!)

NeverEndingSearch

It’s just the beginning of School Library Month. AASL has been doing some seriously creative thinking about how we might use the month of April to celebrate the 2016 theme: the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning.

How to Bring the Shark Tank into Your Classroom

EdTechTeam

My first thought after seeing the episode: how could I leverage this format in the classroom? Looking to add design thinking, project-based learning, or genius hour to the classroom? Make a copy of their slide decks and share them on social media.

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Think Before You Comment

The Daring Librarian

Rather than blocking social media sites, or warning against them, I think we need to trust our kiddos but at the same time teach them the right ways to behave online and everywhere! comments digital citizenship empathy kind social media storm troopers stormtroopers true twitter

Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this fourth post in a series that promotes student inquiry in the classroom. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. The Social Media Search Engine.

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Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Project templates include social memes, mini websites, narrated tutorials, presentations, reports, posters, how-to videos, and more. Spark Post is intended for students old enough for a presence on social media. 8 Ways to use Spark in your classroom.

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How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star

The Daring Librarian

How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star - Branding Tips & Tricks First thing I gotta say, I don’t know that I really love the term Library Rockstars because I think ALL Teachers and Librarians are rock stars or has an inner rock star waiting to come out.

6 Super Geeky Tech Tips for the New School Year

The Daring Librarian

Resources Dropbox Like It’s Hot Dropbox for Teachers The Best Online Cloud Storage Solutions for your iPad & iPhone Dropbox In The Classroom: 4 Great Uses 2. Resources 6 Tips to a Super Twitter Profile How to Write a Professional Social Media Bio 4.

Connected Educator Month Kickoff Details! PLUS Library 2.013 Proposals Deadline

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Quick news on Library 2.013 , our third annual worldwide, online, and free conference on libraries, librarians, and librarianship: the formal deadline for session proposals is end of day Monday, September 30th.

Kinesthetic Lessons in Empathy and Digital Citizenship

EdTechTeam

These students then assemble themselves in the middle of the classroom in a re-creation of the painting. They may apply props from the classroom to enhance the living replication of the original. Visual texts in any media are powerful primary sources.