How Startups Can Become Social Media Influencers

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

We are excited to be recognized as one of the top 100 most influential ed-tech brands in the country! OK, we were a little bit off the top 100 coming in at #102, but it’s still pretty impressive for a company that’s only three years old. The top 50 include the Gates Foundation and IntelEducation and KQEDMindshift , which has done an amazing job connecting teachers to public media resources. Social media is about starting or joining conversations.

Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jennifer Casa-Todd @JCasaTodd opens our minds to social media leadership with students. She argues that we’re limiting students when we don’t let them lead using social media. Jennifer is the author of Social LEADia. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For information on the guests and items mentioned in this show, scroll down to the bottom of this post. Social LEADia Book Contest with Jennifer Casa-Todd. *.

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Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather teaches us how. See how Gradecam can save you time and speed up your grading. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Ways to Give Students a Voice. Vicki: Today we’re talking to Heather Callihan @ hcallihan from Nebraska about helping kids find their voice in some very practical ways. Vicki: How do we do that?

How to Empower Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit! Some schools, districts, and organizations allow credit for listening to podcasts. Whether they do or don’t, to get the most out of listening you can use this Podcast PD Template Hyperdoc. Prior to being a school principal, he was an English teacher, department chair, and Assistant Principal.

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Podcasting How To’s and Tips with Jeff Bradbury and Vicki Davis

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeff Bradbury, IT Coach and Podcaster at the Teachercast Network and I talk about education podcasting and how it all works. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Podcasting How To’s and Tips with Jeff Bradbury. I go to work.

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Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about this program, how you can join in, and how you can become a better mentor. Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. Jennifer gives you a description in simple language, a screenshot of the tool in action and then a play button that takes you to a video about how the tool works.

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Teens Know Social Media Is Manipulative. But They Just Can’t Get Enough.

Edsurge

Almost three-quarters of teens said they know social media companies are manipulating them into spending more time online. The survey from nonprofit Common Sense Media, called “ Social Media, Social Life ,” is a follow up to a similar report conducted in 2012, where teens were also asked about their relationship with social media. Compared with six years ago, teens are now spending more time on social media platforms.

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

If you’re that curious teacher, let’s give you tips to make sense of Twitter. First, when you set up your Twitter account, you can follow just those people you want to see. All without having to post even one tweet. Listen to this show on BAM Radio Network | iTunes . Specifically, they talk about how to get started and how Twitter is used in schools. I know people who refuse to try anything new. Social Media Tech Tips Tools

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

Edsurge

Nearly 200 colleges face federal civil rights investigations opened in 2019 about whether they are accessible and communicate effectively to people with disabilities. Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards. Courts are saying you need to procure digital goods and services that are accessible for everybody.” By 2018, that figure had decreased to about 68 percent for the same pages.

How to Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough

The CoolCatTeacher

Hope King from Ron Clark Academy has an inspiring message for teachers about using your creativity to engage students. She talks about how every teacher can make their classroom more exciting and why it is necessary. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e314. We were just talking about how we’re pretty sure we met just about ten years ago to the day that we are recording this, in Princeton way back in 2008. So today we’re going to talk about, “What should we be teaching kids about digital citizenship?”. And finally, how to truly put your best self out if you’re doing that on the internet. They want it to be sticky.

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out these five ideas to use technology to make math exciting. This week I’ll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on the Cool Cat Teacher blog sponsored by SMART Technologies. I use it as a digital workspace, to display any screen for the whole class to see, as a large multi-touch drawing and brainstorming space and so much more. I wouldn’t want to teach without one.

The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) #mtbos #iteachmath

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about the current trends in hashtag learning and the popular techniques for harvesting learning from this social network. To join the celebration, tune into the Twitter chat with me, fellow teachers, and the CME Group’s chief economist on April 26th at noon Eastern Time, using #PowerofEcon. Visit www.coolcatteacher.com/econ for more information and remember to tweet out your pics about how you teach your students using #PowerofEcon.

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#EdTech Companies Need to Be On Social Media, But Not the Way They Think

The Innovative Educator

Headlines like this from Fast Company have it all wrong. Being on social media is right for companies but they need to know how to do it the right way. The right way is not having a social media presence that's all about you. It means giving companies the opportunity to put a face behind a brand.

5 Tools To Make Your Website Faster (and Better)

The CoolCatTeacher

It is a common problem for everyone from schools to teachers to businesses to anyone who has a website. Here are some tools that I recommend to help figure out why your website is crashing or just to double check to make sure it is configured properly. Dr. Jim Beeghley has been my go-to guy since this past October when he helped me untangle the technical behind-the-scenes mess of my blog. Here is his advice on what he did to fix my site.

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How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez is updating her Teachers Guide to Technology for 2018. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project is an Example. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e223. Mark: The project is a week long experience with eighth graders who try and solve a real world global problem basically in four days, present their solution to an outside group of adults who then judge their performance.

Lessons from WDW #7: Social Media

The Playground Advocate

I''ve been thinking a lot about how schools can better use social media to reach out to the community, improve learning, and celebrate success. If your schools are like ours, you are just beginning to scratch the surface of social media as it pertains to your daily work. We want to run to catch up, but we don''t want to fall. We need to speak for ourselves. We need to be where the world is.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

What are the essential things we need to teach students about digital citizenship? How can we simply help them understand using examples and research (because we know lecture doesn’t work so well on this topic.) All of the nine topics that I like to teach begin with P: passwords, property, photographs, permissions, privacy, professionalism, permanence, and protection. Go to advancementcourses.com/give to submit your project today.

How to help students tackle technology overload (and other useful skills)

eSchool News

Casa Todd, a teacher-librarian, in Ontario, Canada, is a great resource for all educators due to her work supporting K-12 teachers in her district. She shared that she had seen several on Amazon, and she narrowed down her search to a couple with “excellent reviews.”.

I Wonder If This Social Media Thing Will Ever Catch On?

The Web20Classroom

Last weekend I finished up a week of speaking and leading professional development by attending NTCamp in Philadelphia.The purpose was to try and give new teachers a jump start on their year by talking about issues that they might face in their first years and to give them ideas on how to make it and stay in the profession. What I really enjoyed was there were so many people there that I knew because of social media. Social Media.

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. You’ll find the same content in slightly different form so you can read or listen to this content. Blog Post/ Podcast Sponsor: Advancement Courses Now is the time to plan your summer! We have to think differently about summer.

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Social Media Becomes Key to Forming An Educator Learning Community #CDEtop30

The Innovative Educator

While the library was a wonderful place to work, I longed for a community with which I could share ideas and learn. As the director of Digital Engagement and Professional Learning at the NYCDOE I was thrilled to be given permission by my forward-thinking supervisor Jane Pook to do the job of ensuring educators were engaged and connected. District leadership has also been inspired to join the group. Some districts fear social media, but ours embraces it.

How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

How to power through a difficult parent-teacher meeting comes to mind, but there are many challenges that teachers learn how to handle in time. At the same time, it’s not easy to offer a quality training program. That is why school leaders or instructors have to carefully consider what are the final goals of teacher training, and whether it really helps teachers achieve better results in class. Provide opportunities to practice.

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5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

The CoolCatTeacher

Cognitive overload happens to students and teachers. Often looking like ADHD, cognitive overload can happen for a variety of reasons including challenges to your working memory. Todd Finley some ways to help your students and yourself when you struggle with cognitive overload. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. 5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload.

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How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

The process of rejuvenating an educational system set up a few hundred years ago will take generations to redefine. A school should frequently revise their mission statements to reflect the needs of the students and the communities they serve. Problems arise when they become "dated, expressing the values of generations past rather than the current needs and sentiments of the community," according to TheConversation.com. Figuring out how to do modern assessments.

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How to Use Tech to Help Graduating Students Find Jobs

Ask a Tech Teacher

If they aren’t going to college, they’re job hunting. Sara Stringer, Ask a Tech Teacher guest blogger, has several ideas on how to make that more efficient: As a teacher, you’re fully aware of how much the world is advancing through technology. Undoubtedly, innovation has touched many aspects of how you teach. The Internet has made it easier to gather, evaluate, summarize and disseminate information. Best places to network for jobs online.

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Learning from Verizon's Experience: 5 Lessons for School Leaders About Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

Verizon’s decision to not charge customers a $2 convenience fee is a lesson about power of social media, for all of us, including 21st century school leaders.(See Verizon heard that megaphone and decided to let customers know they were listening. When Verizon decided to announce a $2 fee, they ran right into thousands of consumers yelling loudly through the power of social media. The company did not continue to try to defend the fee.

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Here are five things to consider as you plan your summer. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen to this blog post. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. First of all, I think one of the most important things that we can do is to rest up. Did you know that lack of sleep can reduce your pain tolerance and causes to perceive events as more stressful than we would otherwise?

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Kayla Delzer: 3 Ways to Promote Student Leadership in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Kayla Delzer motivates us to relinquish control and empower students with three powerful examples. From student-led social media to students calling parents with score reports and student-led conferencing, these three ideas can help empower students in your classroom. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e311. Some of you are going to laugh at this. I am so excited to be here today!

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Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Bosch explains why Merge Cubes are so hot, how they are being used in classrooms, and how she’s using them to build critical thinking and creativity in her school. A big thank you to Karen. She couldn’t stand that I wasn’t able to get the Merge Cubes in my local Walmart and sent me one! I got in the mail TODAY (Tuesday) as I’m prepping this post to go live. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e288.

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

If you want to join a group of teachers doing Virtual Valentines, you’ll want to listen to the show and sign up by February 2. Also, learn about other projects throughout the year and how teachers design these projects to meet standards. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e237. We’re going to talk about Virtual Valentines and lots of other ways that you can connect and collaborate with other classrooms.

Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Things You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

We talk about targets, those who bully and how to respond when helping those embroiled in this situation. October is the month we work to take a stand against bullying, so this is a topic of emphasis this month for many of us. It also incorporates rubrics so teachers can provide meaningful, qualitative feedback to encourage the writing journey. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program

The CoolCatTeacher

For over 30 years, Advancement Courses has been a leader in professional development, providing expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses to thousands of teachers across the country. Click to learn about Advancement Courses Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Links mentioned Want to sign up for the program? I am truly blessed to do what I do, day in and day out.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, while I’m talking about making apps in today’s show, this will actually apply to passion projects, to making movies, any type of long-term project where you have the students brainstorm and create. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package. Listen to this Blog Post. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

Building a Classroom Community by Having Parent Parties

The CoolCatTeacher

Parent parties are fun, exciting ways to help parents and improve relationships. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e299. Vicki: Today we’re talking to Dr. Tisha Shipley from Ashford University about building family relationships and having parent parties. So I liked to send out a postcard. I like to stop.

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