140 Twitter Tips for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Help for teachers curious or skeptical about Twitter From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The curious teacher opened up Twitter. In the teacher’s lounge this morning, an excited teacher was talking about a new tool she’d found on Twitter that had her students raving. Rather than ask anyone, the curious teacher opened up Twitter (there was less pressure that way.) She thought Twitter made no sense.

Tech Company Drops Conference Swag in Favor of 13,000 School Donations

Edsurge

That’s the number of items and school supplies recently donated by the San Francisco-based tech company Okta. Conference-goers to the company’s annual Bay Area event didn’t come away with any “swag” this year. In 2018, for example, Okta provided its 3,500 attendees with Yeti water bottles (retail: $50), Corkcicle water bottles ($35), and design-your-own T-shirts and sweatshirts.

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Indebted to your mentors? One company’s business model tests repaying connections that paid off

The Christensen Institute

Platforms like LinkedIn and Twitter can certainly help individuals find new connections, but that often amounts to digital cold-calling by the hopeful mentee. At Pelion, our mentors hear about us on Twitter or from friends and sign up specifically to find new people to help. For example, a user looking for a new job might share a high percentage of salary for a short period of time, while a user looking for ongoing mentorship might share a lower percentage for a longer period.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Let's take a look by looking at social media examples. Twitter You must take ten steps too many on Twitter to use alt text. Their site says: When you Tweet photos using the Twitter app for iOS or Android, or on twitter.com, you have the option to compose a description of the images so the content is accessible to people who are visually impaired. Twitter has not stepped up its accessibility game.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples. ” The article goes on to point out some examples of this kind of dilemma, and how certain businesses responded. ” What are some examples of disruptions in the classroom, then?

Have a Favorite Twitter Client? It’s Probably About to Break

ProfHacker

One of the things that’s great about social media is how hellbent all the companies seem on destroying themselves, usually in the name of “engagement,” but usually in the spirit of “we have no idea how our users use this service.” And then there’s Twitter. People come to Twitter to connect, to share links and resources, to make jokes, to rage about politics, and to complain about Premier League and MLS officiating. Twitter.)

Practical Strategies for Flipping Our Classrooms this Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

Kate Baker with Vicki Davis From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Blended learning and distance learning will be different this fall. Passionate about evolving authentic learning into digital formats, Kate leads by example and shares her expertise with the global Edmodo Community and on Twitter @KtBkr4. Blog: [link] Twitter: @KtBkr4 Edmodo: [link] Disclosure of Material Connection: This episode includes some affiliate links.

Summer Learning Series-It's All About The Hashtag

The Web20Classroom

If you remember, in my 3 part series on Twitter , I wrote about how I completely changed the way I do professional development on Twitter. I always show how to use Twitter without ever signing up. What a lot of people don''t realize that Twitter is a very powerful search engine. From The Twitter Fan Wiki : Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. For example, lets say you are watching the Super Bowl.

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Twitter Is Funding Research Into Online Civility. Here’s How One Project Will Work.

Edsurge

Twitter has pledged to increase the “health” and “civility” of discourse on its platform, and it recently teamed up with college researchers to address the challenge. Healthy is not a word often used to describe conversations on Twitter and other social-media platforms these days. If you want to improve something, you must be able to measure it,” said Twitter officials in a blog post about the effort, paraphrasing the famous quote by business guru Peter Drucker.

It's All About The Hashtag

The Web20Classroom

If you remember, in my 3 part series on Twitter , I wrote about how I completely changed the way I do professional development on Twitter. I always show how to use Twitter without ever signing up. What a lot of people don''t realize that Twitter is a very powerful search engine. From The Twitter Fan Wiki : Hashtags are a community-driven convention for adding additional context and metadata to your tweets. For example, lets say you are watching the Super Bowl.

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How VR and AR Will Change How Art is Experienced

Educational Technology Guy

For example, companies can make use of simulated interviews and best choose candidates for the job when recruiting and training. Social media filters are a good example of this. Another example, the furniture company IKEA recently used this immersive technology to help shoppers envision how furniture would look inside their home. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Are You on Mastodon Yet? Social Network of Our Own

ProfHacker

Several of the edtech/digped people started appearing there over Thanksgiving weekend, thanks in part to this article , touting Mastodon as the open source alternative to Twitter. A decentralized alternative to commercial platforms, it avoids the risks of a single company monopolizing your communication. For me, just using it for a couple of days showed me what rebuilding a network would look like if Twitter were to disappear. Have you heard of Mastodon.social?

3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He shares his workflow, how his students sculpt in VR before printing, example projects, and how he manages supply costs. Twitter: @ dave_ternent. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Motivating Kids with Nontraditional Memory Techniques

The CoolCatTeacher

Oskar Cymerman on Episode 351 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He gives an example of memory palaces, brain breaks, and other techniques that might surprise you that will improve learning in your classroom.

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Geo-Inquiry in Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Jim Bentley on episode 363 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He shares examples of what he has done, challenges, and some of the mistakes he made at first. Twitter: @ Curiosity_Films.

5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 365 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How can we simply help them understand using examples and research (because we know lecture doesn’t work so well on this topic.) The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

How to Decode a Tweet

EdTechSandyK

When you first start using Twitter, one of the things you have to figure out is how to decode Tweets. Below is a Tweet as it might be displayed on the Twitter website when viewed on a computer. Twitter has a habit of rearranging these things once in a while!) Avatar - A photo or graphic which represents the person or company sending the Tweet. Some Twitter users decide to use their username or another unique name here. See examples below.

How a 17 Year Old Student in New York is Giving Back

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter High school junior Jameson Cohen was looking forward to Spring Baseball Season. This is one example of how students are giving back for National Volunteer Week April 20-25.

5 Random Teacher Hacks to Revv Up Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

David Sladkey, 32-year teacher gives us 5 cool teacher hacks to improve our classrooms From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter David Sladkey has been teaching for over thirty-two years. For example, I sharpen scissors by cutting sandpaper with them.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement.

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Free Conference! Design and Delivery in a Blended Learning Jungle

The CoolCatTeacher

August 18-20, 2020 -a Free PD Experience for Blended Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter This school year is dependent more than ever upon our ability to blend face to face (hopefully) and online learning. She’ll have practical, real-world examples for us. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Restorative Justice and Consequences that Actually Improve Behavior

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, Brad Weinstein and Nathan Maynard, authors of Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways to Create a Culture of Empathy and Responsibility Using Restorative Justice help us understand how restorative justice should work and some examples that will help us understand the successful implementation. He is the creator of @teachergoals, one of the most popular educational accounts in the world on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Connect with him on Twitter @ NmaynardEdu.

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5 Ways to Customize Your Teacher Professional Development This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers need personal professional development. In today’s blog post and podcast episode, we’re sharing five real-world examples of teachers who used their summer to improve their classroom and earn professional development credit. So, Krysia, you have some examples for us of relevant, impactful, learning. What’s another example? Course mentioned in Example #2.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching in augmented reality (AR) for the past several years has been a bit of a challenge, in my opinion, as is often the case with new technologies. For example, I had to assess “over the shoulder” by looking at what students were doing. Here’s one example of how 3D Bear can be used for a real world conversation. Then, they can take photographs, or film an example of what they want to do.

Free Webinar: 10 Ideas for Excellent Inquiry-Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Kids Discover Online From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 10+ practical examples. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

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Legends of Learning: The Game-Based Science Platform for Grades 3-8

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Legends of Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Students love to play games, and they also need real-world examples to help science come alive. For example, Vanderbilt University has recently found how this approach leads to a more engaging science classroom. Here are some examples of popular topics and games: Effects of Temperature and Pressure on State. (8

Thinking Routines in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Voglesang on episode 209 [A special encore episode] of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 01:01 Vicki : So give me an example of how it’s used in your classroom. So that’s just one example of getting the year started off with a thinking routine. So for example, one of the types of thinking is perspective taking. 05:00 Vicki: So you’ve already given us three examples.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Meet Someone Amazing!

The Playground Advocate

Any Internet-enabled device can make video conferencing a reality, and the power of social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ make connecting a classroom to the world possible for anyone with an account. Companies like ePals , websites like Skype in the Classroom and Google+ communities like G+eduhangout make finding a connection easy. But if the many examples of global projects is any indication, that is changing.

How to Use Tech to Help Graduating Students Find Jobs

Ask a Tech Teacher

If for example, you’re a math teacher, you may refer students struggling to grasp the Pythagorean Theorem to view Khan Academy videos so that they can catch up with the rest of the class. Companies are just as likely to examine social media to learn about you.”. Here are a few to consider: LinkedIn is a place where thousands of the largest companies in the world post job listings. Articles on company interviews give insights about a company’s corporate culture.

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Using Research in Ed Tech: What Does “Research-Based” Really Mean?

Digital Promise

It can be difficult to find details about research study findings in companies’ marketing materials, or to interpret how the developer applied these findings. To extend this work, we conducted a crowdsource campaign and collected examples of how 38 developers use research from initial concept to final product. Our new report, “Using Research in Ed Tech,” shares promising practices, quotes, and examples from these submissions.

Saying Yes to Student Ideas and Creativity

Digital Promise

is a powerful example of this model. Wadzinski created ReInventED Lab with the mission of “making Charlottesville the shining example of what the future of school can look like for everyone.” You can also follow the #EdClusters hashtag on Twitter for updates from the community.

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Ideas to help you spark creativity in your classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creativity is something that we have to nurture as teachers. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

7 Things to Know About Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Marina Umaschi Bers on episode 202 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. For example, if you have a faucet in the bathroom that has a sensor, and you put in your hands, water comes out. That’s just an example of one of the SMART objects that we have all around us. For example “Move Forward” or “Move Backward” or “Turn the Red Light On” or “Turn the Blue Light On” or “Sing” response to a sound.

5 Fast Ways to Give Positive Feedback

The CoolCatTeacher

Principal Meredith Akers shares how to motivate and encourage others From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Have you ever made the mistake of giving other people the kind of feedback you want to receive – but it just fell flat? For example, I’m a “word” kind of person and I can float on a compliment for days.

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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. Example Lesson: Using Minecraft to Teach Science. Give us an example. Vicki: So Jeff, how did the teacher that you worked with in this particular example feel about what these kids understood about Mars? Twitter: @ Techjeff09. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.