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The Summer of Social Media

Kyle Pace

One thing that I think summer is great for in terms of professional learning is investing the time to better understand how you can use social media as an educator. Social media can be used as a great communication tool for a district, school, or a classroom.

Social Media in Education

A Principal's Reflections

Of course I obliged as we are working on a book together for Solution Tree Press and I have come to know and greatly respect him as a member of my PLN. My answers to Bill''s questions provide a snapshot of my social media in education journey. What made you interested in using social media to reach out to your school community? In early March of 2009, I was reading my local newspaper, The Staten Island Advance, and came across an article on Twitter.

Teaching in Social Media Contexts

SpeechTechie

Social Media is part of life--and a good context for targeting social cognition and narrative language. A few contexts in which I have used social media in the last several months: GCF Learn Free has great simple tutorials on social media outlets.

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

techlearning

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? Try using a mobile app like Snapseed.

How to Engage in Using Social Media as a School Leader

The 21st Century Principal

Many school leaders and policy makers still express a high level of skepticism regarding social media’s potential as an educational tool. The problem of getting started though, is often seated in a lack of knowledge and understanding of social media and its potential in education.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education. As a social media platform, twitter is extremely likeable. While all social media sites serve some useful niche or they’d likely disappear, twitter has significant potential for academic applications.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

Still Think Social Media is a FAD?

The Daring Librarian

In 2007 I blogged on my MHMS Media blog about the amazing video "Did You Know" by Karl Fisch and Scott Mc Leod -- then last year ''09 I posted the updated version to my community. And as we watch the phenom of Social Media and the newly coined Socialnomics the video above.

For Teachers: Harnessing Twitter with Paper.li -- an Interactive Newspaper

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Many educators are sharing their Twitter content daily (twice-daily, or weekly) using paper.li , an interactive newspaper. Of course! Think a student newspaper, a compilation of student writing/multi-media projects, for starters. is one of my favorite ways of harnessing Twitter.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. She also has a Technology Jump Start Course with 8 modules to help get you comfortable with technology in the classroom.)

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20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you like these ideas, take one of my courses or check out one of my books. Duolingo offers a free course for anyone to learn emoji in 5 minutes. Students can use image editing apps, like Snapchat or Twitter, to snap pictures of their readings and annotate them with emojis.

20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you like these ideas, take one of my courses or check out one of my books. Duolingo offers a free course for anyone to learn emoji in 5 minutes. Students can use image editing apps, like Snapchat or Twitter, to snap pictures of their readings and annotate them with emojis.

10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses

Nik Peachey

Over the last few years I've done a lot of work developing writing and redeveloping online courses and course materials. It's no surprise then that drop out rates for online learning courses have been so high. Students on your course can also be encouraged to 'follow' each other.

7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

Learning with 'e's

At the recent ALT-C Conference in Nottingham (which I couldn''t attend) a very good question was asked by Renee Filius on Twitter: How can we enable true two-way interaction between lecturers and students that is not too time consuming? Hyperinks and other media can be sent as tweets.

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Getting a Head(er) with Twitter

The Daring Librarian

Have you experimented and played with the new Twitter look yet? Twitter does not specify a minimum size, but anything smaller than 640 pixels wide will likely look pixilated, blurry, and yucky. course I had to play with different concepts before settling on one header.

5 Tips to Increase Parental Engagement in the 21st Century Classroom – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

As an administrator in the 21st century, I constantly think about ways to effectively communicate with our parents and the tools that our faculty can use to extend and expand the way we share academic, behavioral, and social data with the families of children whom we serve.

How Young Activists Deploy Digital Tools for Social Change

Educator Innovator

NOTE: This blog post is part of Writing Our Civic Futures , a social annotation project with Marginal Syllabus. Middle Eastern and Muslim-American youth are creating new ways to use social media and other digital tools to find their voices, educate, and organize for social change.

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Parabolic learning

Learning with 'e's

mobile learning and a whole host of other themes during the course. That germ of an idea evolved over the course of the two hour session into something beyond anything I could ever have planned.

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The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

Social Media and Connected Learning. This is a huge shift from two years ago when there were very few people tweeting at the conference and Twitter wasn’t widely considered a tool for schools and teachers (and students).

QR Codes Are NOT All Hype - So There!

The Daring Librarian

One of my fav members of my PLN on Twitter is Josh Stumpenhorst - this morning he posted this Tweet about an article on Social Media Today titled QR codes – Don’t Believe the Hype which got my blood boiling because it''s flawed logic - especially for educators!

Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

Social media channels provide the digital alternative for the “traditional” social life and support communication within online communities non-stop. They turn to other social media sites , like Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Yik Yak, or Twitter.

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

Social Media and Connected Learning. This is a huge shift from two years ago when there were very few people tweeting at the conference and Twitter wasn’t widely considered a tool for schools and teachers (and students).

Incredible Giveaways Whether You Are at #ISTE18 or #Notatiste18

Teacher Reboot Camp

This week my daughter, Savvy, Kelly Jake Duncan , and I are headed to the ISTE Conference as official ISTE media and to present. You can also win a digital copy of my book, Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT.

10Q: Helen Keegan

Learning with 'e's

In the primary (elementary) and secondary (high) school sectors some can be conspicuous, because through various Teachmeets around the world, and also online during Twitter #edchats, they make their work known to the wider community. What does social media mean to you?

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How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

I have also included a list of hashtags, as well as a fantastic list of educators to follow on Twitter! Common Sense Media Rating and Reviews. Mobile Learning Resources from Shake Up Learning. Twitter Accounts to Follow. I have the e-course you have been waiting for!

The persistence of distance (learning)

Learning with 'e's

Students returned the cards containing their answers for marking via the same affordable postal system in what eventually became known as correspondence courses. m-Learning, or mobile learning focused on the use of personal technologies.

Tweeting with Collaborators: Group Tweet vs TweetDeck Teams

ProfHacker

Have you ever worked with a team of different people, all of you needing access to the same Twitter account (representing an organization or project you all work on) at different times? Of course, the intuitive thing to do is to share the password to the account, and to all be logged on to it.

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#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 344 with Jody Green and Dr. Tim Green From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today’s Sponsor: Advancement Courses. AND, if you are in need of PD, 10-Minute Teacher listeners get 20% off any online courses with code COOL20.

Sustainable Development Goals: Writing Journals

User Generated Education

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. Social Media Alternative. SDGs in Action [Mobile application software].

Pushing the Limits on Instagram in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Join the crowd of about 1 billion others who made Instagram the fastest growing social network in history. According to social media speaker and Instagram trainer Peg Fitzpatrick, there is not a right or wrong Instagram aesthetic. Credible Courses and Sources.

New learning environments: The challenge and the promise #EDENchat

Learning with 'e's

The last two decades alone have seen a rapid rise in popularity of the World Wide Web, smartphones, social media, social networks, augmented reality, wearable technologies and user generated content sites.

Must-have features in any LMS

Neo LMS

And of course, features are also based on market trends. A good example would be how Facebook and Twitter have incorporated common like/favorite and share/retweet buttons. Mobile apps and/or responsive design It’s standard nowadays for any platform to have an app that’s downloadable from the major app stores. Not only do they provide greater flexibility in terms of accessibility, but nowadays almost everyone owns a mobile device.

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Goodbye iGoogle - Hello Protopage!

The Daring Librarian

The mobile version will be retired on July 31, 2012. to be honest I only use iGoogle at school as my start up page & to bypass my district filter for Twitter using the totally awesome TwitterGadget !

Livestreaming and Podcasting in the Classroom

edWeb.net

What social media do you use regularly for communicating with your students and parents? Many platforms let you promote events via several social media channels, but some are meant for a specific channel. He retired from Mobile County Public School System in December 2005.

Bending the rules of flipped classrooms

Neo LMS

That of course is wrong. Flipped classes don’t have to be over-reliant on videos and podcasts and all other recorded media. Social learning is another possibility. These days, you’re irrelevant if you don’t have Facebook or Twitter or Instagram. As discussed here on my post about social learning, the latter provides a good area to assess how students perform.

Overcoming The Barriers To Better School:Home Communications

The Web20Classroom

When my newly minted third grader, Reaghan, came home of course I wanted to hear all about how it went, the new friends she made and what her teachers were like. It must be something that is constantly evaluated and refined to meet the ever-changing needs of a more mobile society.

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News literacy tools: Advice, four sites and a new app (Swiipe)

NeverEndingSearch

Among the ten key trends Pew researchers gathered from among their research reports on social and news media were: Use of mobile devices for news continues to grow. Two-thirds of Americans (67%) get at least some news on social media. .

Daily Motivations and More with Buncee!

Buncee

As a teacher of foreign languages and also an eighth-grade STEAM course, I want students to create something authentic, and I want them to feel like they are creating something meaningful, that goes beyond just creating a project for a class. Connect with her on Twitter at @Rdene915.

Sit With Us App: How Kids are Fighting Bullying One Lunch Table at a Time

The CoolCatTeacher

Natalie Hampton on episode 252 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Her “Sit with Us” apps and clubs are sweeping the US and other countries as kids use social media to find other kids and stand against bullying.

Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Twitter. In the hands of students, Twitter is commonly viewed as a gossipy distraction that takes students away from the important work done at class and home. Students sign into personal accounts (when age-appropriate) or a class Twitter account.