Class Tech Tips: 10 Tips for Using Social Media to Tell Your School’s Story


From Instagram to Twitter, social media has a powerful way of connecting users from around the world. But how can you start using social media platforms to tell your school’s story in local and global ways? To Address School Violence ] Using Social Media Clear branding We can often recognize a logo, color, or font of a favorite brand from far away – whether we’re driving down the road or walking down a busy street.

From AOL Squatter to Start-Up Sensation: The Eric Simons Story & Claco Launch


This was the same time I was getting my own feet wet with blogging and social media. I knew after our first Skype conversation in early August of 2011 that not only would Eric and I form a relationship over social media, but we would become great friends. Nearly every popular #edtech blog on the web from Hack Education and Edudemic to FreeTech4Teachers and Web20Classroom was sharing his product with their readers. a student''s story through a teacher''s eyes.


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Parent Questions About Edtech

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In most cases, parents have welcomed this new leaning phenomenon known as EdTech. Of those parents voicing a positive opinion on EdTech, 64% said they were happy with their child’s school and thought it was doing a good of utilizing technology effectively. . Not all parents are convinced about the benefits of EdTech, however. They question the true effectiveness of EdTech and the long-range effect it has on their children. .

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Edublogs 2012 Nominations

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

The purpose of the Edublog Awards is to " promote and demonstrate the educational values of these social media." best blog common core cool tools edublogs education free technology google apps google docs interactive multimedia research screencast student tools technology thinglink tutorials web 2.0 Nominations for 2012 Edublog Awards are open.

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Next Gen Professional Development pt 2- Upskilling


Back in the early 2000s, we didn’t have an option for social media – so I gave everyone my email. . Social Media Support. Classroom leaders deal with incredibly complex local situations in terms of parent expectations, admin expectations and student skills – before they even get into the edtech aspects. Jon’s core PL skills are focused on 1:1 deployment, Common Core, Project Based Learning, social media skills and Lesson Design.

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


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. Athina G. is a student at Brooklyn Middle School in New York. She’s also an award-winning audio producer.

The 8 Edtech Questions Every Parent Should Ask Schools This Year


Edtech has created learning opportunities for kids to gain valuable experiences through a teaching style that speaks their language as digital learners. Most were striking it down, and calling for an end to Common Core, because in their opinion, it excludes the “basics.” Parents are huge stakeholders, and have an extremely important voice in the edtech discussion.

What parents should ask teachers about technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teach digital citizenship is easily done either through dedicated platforms like Common Sense Media and Netsmartz , or a full-blown curriculum like this one from Structured Learning. For Common Core schools: How do they prepare students to succeed with online testing? End-of-year assessments of the Common Core grade-level standards are delivered online. These are free, easy-to-setup, and can fit the varied schedules so common with busy parents.

What Makes a Good Edtech Tool Great?


The boom and bust of Common Core standards have left their mark, just as new concerns over media literacy and privacy are doing currently. As a director for Common Sense Education , I’ve enjoyed something of a ringside seat, having edited close to 1,000 edtech reviews written by expert educators. Identify a Real, Solvable Problem The edtech industry has a tendency to misdiagnose the day-to-day challenges teachers and students face.

15 Must-Read Blogs for K12 Administrators

Gaggle Speaks

Staying current with the latest edtech is becoming increasingly more challenging. Brilliant or Insane – Education on the Edge : A review of innovative educational practices in edtech, leadership and social media by education coach Mark Barnes. 21 st Century EdTech : An excellent resource from Michael Gorman for STEM tips and project-based learning. Everything seems to move at such a rapid pace that some products appear to be here today and gone tomorrow.

4 Steps to Create a Strong 3D Printing Program

EdTech Magazine

Additionally, ISTE addresses Common Core math standards in geometry and measurement across K–12. Publicize the projects the students create in district and school newsletters, on the school website and in social media. MORE FROM EDTECH: An innovation center in Arizona uses 3D Printers to teach STEM! If you’re ready to get started with 3D printing, you will find a growing professional learning network on social media platforms.

Google + Pinterest + Dropbox = [NEW] Free @appolearning (Lesson Planning Dream)!


Simply type in the search term on appoLearning, or browse by subject, grade-level, device and Common Core Standard, to find a list of vetted resources. How to share appoLearning Collections Each collection has its own unique URL that can be shared via email, messaging, or any social media channel. appo learning appolearning edtech education education websites free apps free digital resources lesson planning organize lessons teacher planning

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


This will require them to use a variety of keywords as they sort through the Creative Commons-licensed images available within Spark’s search tool. By becoming curators in addition to creators of content, students can strengthen skills that help them evaluate the content they consume on their favorite websites and social media platforms. edtech App News TL Advisor Blog Creative ClassoomI've had the pleasure of working with this company. All opinions are my own.

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What are this year’s top trends at SXSW EDU?

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AI, XR, & Blockchain: A New Era in EdTech. Race, Social Media & the Role of Schools. From Common Core to the SAT, the call for accountability is moving away from the drivers of the past two decades as we look to reflect the more holistic attributes of student development and grapple with the adverse impact of high-stakes testing. Learning Sciences and Edtech: Uncovering the Facts.

100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

Children can learn reading, language, writing, math, social-emotional development, problem-solving skills, and motor development. The Khan Academy Kids curriculum was developed in collaboration with learning experts at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and is aligned with Common Core standards and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework. The post 100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033 appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

Make a Big Splash Into Learning This Summer


Dive Deep into Digital Assessments What creative measures do you use to assess students through digital media? This makes it extremely important for teachers to expand their knowledge of digital resources aligned to Common Core. Showing a video is no longer a sufficient way to successfully integrate digital media. EdTech Magazine created a list of Must Read Educator Blogs. Social media allows you to create your own learning opportunities, anywhere, and anytime.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tech coaching/mentoring is available from experts who work with you via email or virtual meetings to prepare lesson plans, teach to standards, integrate tech into core classroom time. As an edtech professional, what’s your career path? Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Professional Learning Network. social media. social media. Social Media.

How to Integrate Online Professional Development Into Your School’s PD Culture


Whether educators need to learn how to use edtech tools, analyze student data or implement Common Core standards, online PD can offer educators support when and where they need it.

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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First, some quick clarification so that we have a common language. Common Core standards (this one’s not sexy, but few factors impact education more than this index of academic content). Increasingly formal use of social media by education institutions. The increasing potential to “start a business” that is entirely social and digital (which impacts the idea of a “job,” for example).

Sal Khan on Expanding Into Early Learning and Launching a Peer-to-Peer Tutoring Platform


Most people who are middle-income or better, the Common Core kindergarten standards almost seem ridiculously easy. We thought], what if we could create one app that is holistic across reading, writing, social-emotional learning and math? Sal Khan has been as busy as ever.

Website, app uses avatars to engage students

eSchool News

Voices can be recorded, and talking Vokis can be emailed and shared on social media. Voki also offers an ever growing library of Common Core-aligned lessons – reimagined as Voki presentations. According to edtech expert and middle school teacher Matthew Farber, author of, Gamify Your Classroom: A Field Guide to Game-Based Learning, “My students are more likely to be engaged in the classroom when technology tools like Voki are part of the learning process.

Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

Two common computer science misconceptions are that it’s just about programming and that only teachers with computer science degrees should teach it. As early as kindergarten, Common Core math requires students to see math abstractly with numbers, concretely with objects, and visually with pictures. When students need to get their wiggle on, Dance Party: Unplugged from is a creative and engaging activity to introduce common programming terminology such as events.

My 2011 Edublog Award Nominations

The Web20Classroom

Just today there was a post about financial literacy, while yesterday there was a lesson on how to use TED talks to enhance the Common Core curriculum. Best Edtech/Resource Sharing Blog : Free Technology For Teachers What Richard has created here is the model of what resource sharing is and should be. It is definitely in my "go to" blogs every morning when I am looking for something new or interesting in the world of Edtech.

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


Nebraskans also value local control, and elected not to adapt the Common Core standards. 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? The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 3: Voxer Problem Three: Social media is alright, but how can you go beyond the 140-character limit of Twitter and connect with educators around the world?

Newsletter: Privacy Con, OZeLive, GlobalEd.TV, Homeschooling, Making Chromebooks, Student Inquiry, & More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun March 14th, 7pm US-Eastern: Webinar: Using EdTech to Supercharge Student Inquiry and Multimedia Literacy Skills This is a free event, but you must register to attend and will be sent the event link. In the digital age, inquiry and problem-solving can span across a range of media and tools. Some great upcoming (and all free) Learning Revolution events are below.

Newsletter: Used PCs to Chromebooks (Today), New "Privacy Con" Speakers, More GlobalEd.TV, Quotes + News

The Learning Revolution Has Begun March 14th, 7pm US-Eastern: Webinar: Using EdTech to Supercharge Student Inquiry and Multimedia Literacy Skills This is a free event, but you must register to attend and will be sent the event link. In the digital age, inquiry and problem-solving can span across a range of media and tools. Some great upcoming (and all free) Learning Revolution events are below.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thanks to the GEC Sponsors Social Media Amazing List of Currently Scheduled Sessions! Sanny Zuiderveld, co-founder Bringing the World to Your Classroom - Connie Rensink Building Bridges Though Intercultural Communication - Joe McVeigh, Author and Educational Consultant Building Global Connections with Out of Eden Learn - Rob Martin, Middle School Social Studies Teacher Challenge Based Learning: Take Action. The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday!

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Connect With the Learning Revolution Project on Social Media. The Learning Revolution, as a new project, could use some help building our social media presence and credibility. Presenters: Barry Fishman (University of Michigan), Lori Takeuchi (The Joan Ganz Cooney Center), and Michelle Riconscente (GlassLab/NYU), Seeta Pai (Common Sense Media). These skills and much more can be applied through Graphite, a free service by Common Sense Media.

Events + News - The Emerging Future on Thursday - Educational Podcasting - Global Education Day - Less is More Lesson from Finland

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, April 29th at 4pm Common Sense Media Webinar: Helping Students Make Good Digital Decisions with Digital Compass , Join Common Sense Education for a webinar to celebrate the launch of their newest free education resource, Digital Compass. Sunday, May 10th at 7pm TechEducator Podcast: EdTech for Your Mother , Trying to figure out what to get Mom this year? We will help you figure out exactly what she will love this year in the world of edtech.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Jim Vanides - Global Education Program Manager, HP - Sustainability and Social Innovation; Larry Johnson - CEO, The New Media Consortium; Yolanda Ramos - Director of Professional Development Services, International Society for Technology in Education; Mano Talaiver - Director, Longwood Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative practices (ITTIP) - "HP Catalyst Academy: A new approach to professional learning, designed especially for STEMx teachers."


Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - May Is Ed Tech Month - Geo-Educators - Natural Math - Oxygen Masks and You

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Monday, April 14th in Nashville, TN Free Tools to Help Schools Harness Technology for Learning , Join Common Sense Media to learn about their suite of free resources to help schools harness the potential of technology for learning. Participants will first learn about teaching students digital citizenship using a free K-12 curriculum aligned to Common Core Standards, available online or on iPads.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Here’s media reporter Mathew Ingram’s take (and there are lots of takes out there. Testing, Testing… “ Common Core testing group wages aggressive campaign against critics on social media,” according to The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss. “ Gates Foundation CEO Admits Underestimating Common-Core Challenges.” The Common Core aligned reading software maker had raised $1.8


Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. “ ESSA Would Handcuff a Trump Education Secretary on Common Core And More,” says Education Week , even though ditching Common Core was one of Trump’s campaign promises. More on the future of Common Core from NPR. Via Edsurge : “ New Markets Venture Partners Adds $30 Million, Former Gates Foundation Executive to Edtech Fund.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” I’m a little surprised that either of these women – both Democrats, both Common Core supporters, if nothing else – would be under serious consideration. K98BwFMkIc @ryancraiguv #edtech — EdSurge HigherEd (@HigherEdSurge) November 11, 2016. is disappointed in Common Core. Related, from the Social Media Collective : “Spike in Online Gig Work : Flash in the Pan or Future of Employment?”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via eCampus News : “The 2 edtech fields with the most potential under Trump.” ” Via The Washington Post : “ School offers ‘incentives’ to get kids to take Common Core standardized test.” “When Social Media Assignments Increase Risks for Vulnerable Students” by Monica Bulger and Jade E. ” Via Edsurge : “Is Edtech Worsening or Righting Inequities in Education? Education Politics.