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. Rather than ask anyone, the curious teacher opened up Twitter (there was less pressure that way.)

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.

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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. Twitter has not stepped up its accessibility game.

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.

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.

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.

Who Do You Tweet to When @Twitter @Support Is Your Problem? Please RT.

The Innovative Educator

Twitter has been an essential platform for me in building my professional learning network and share ideas. Especially when I need support from large companies like airlines, utilities, cable, and more. For the past few weeks the customer service support I am seeking is support with Twitter. For some reason when I post a link or photo Twitter thinks my message is automated and will not allow me to send the message. Here is an example: I Tweeted to @Twitter @Support.

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.

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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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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 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!) See examples below.

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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. I was on Twitter in 2008 when it first started but never used it until 2013 (different account).

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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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.

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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. So, Krysia, you have some examples for us of relevant, impactful, learning. What’s another example? Course mentioned in Example #2.

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.

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 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.

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?

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Twitter: @marinabers.

The E4Effort App: Working to Add a Measurement that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I’m writing a blog post about the E4Effort app. Let’s look at an example to take this conversation further. Take me for example; as a child, I struggled with learning my math facts.

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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.”. Twitter and Facebook.

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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.

Empatico: A Breakthrough Way to Promote Empathy (And It’s Free)

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Empatico is a free platform, targeted to students aged 7-11, that helps classrooms connect in powerful ways.

How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

For example, if schools want teachers to manage their time better, they should try to reduce the admin work before creating online courses on time management. A survey of 755 teachers in the US found that they value the immediate feedback they get on Twitter.

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How to Unleash the Potential of Every Child

The CoolCatTeacher

Tom Loud on episode 509 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tom Loud dropped out of high school because he didn’t connect with his teachers. Twitter: @loudlearning Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored podcast episode.”

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Hyperdocs: How To’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Lisa Scumpieru, 10th-grade Literature Teacher, gives us a crash course in Hyperdocs. Vicki: Can you give me an example of a recent Hyperdoc lesson? Give me an example.

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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.

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. Twitter: @ Techjeff09.

Staples and Katy Perry Impact 1072 classrooms and 98,609 students!

The CoolCatTeacher

A Big Thank You to Staples for their Support of Teachers and Students From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. These numbers don’t even include all the Staples and DonorsChoose.org cards we gave away on our Back to School Twitter chat in August.).