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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

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The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy. However, said Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, social media also has the ability to help users share their stories and shed a positive light on their activities. Finally, for some there is a social-emotional toll.

7 Tips for Using Social Media for Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tell me if this sounds familiar: With the 2016 New Year, you resolved to build your Professional Learning Network –finally, to stop living in the 20th century where your world revolved around a sticks-and-bricks building, a landline phone, and the mailbox. You joined all the big social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, blogging–just for starters). Only accept or seek friends who are in your professional area of interest.

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Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

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The following post is by Alex Podchaski, and while I have never met him in person, we are part of each other's professional learning network. As educators, we spend a great deal of time trying to figure out the best way to prepare our students for the challenges they will face, both in the real and the digital worlds. Over the weekend, the media has picked up on what has really happened and gotten to the real part of the story - it’s not real.

Teaching Students with Autism about Digital Citizenship

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I nstructional Technology Specialist at Cumberland Academy of Georgia Jennifer Liang knows all about digital citizenship. But teaching the fundamentals of digital citizenship to students with High Functioning Autism is all the more important, especially as they prepare to enter college or the workforce. Digital citizenship at Cumberland Academy began when the school started thinking 21st about century social skills. “A

7 beginner’s steps in digital citizenship for any district

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How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? In “ Roadmap to Districtwide Digital Citizenship Adoption ,” Theresa Ellington, instructional technology manager at Life Schools Charter School in Texas, explained how she was able to implement a digital citizenship curriculum throughout the Title I district with limited time and no money, and shared lessons learned from the district’s first year using a digital citizenship curriculum.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

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How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? In “ Roadmap to Districtwide Digital Citizenship Adoption ,” Theresa Ellington, Instructional Technology Manager at Life Schools Charter School in Texas, explained how she was able to implement a digital citizenship curriculum throughout the Title I district with limited time and no money, and shared lessons learned from the district’s first year using a digital citizenship curriculum.

Developing SEL Competencies Through Technology

A Principal's Reflections

As I write this post, many have begun the year with remote learning, while others have opted for a hybrid model where a certain amount of kids are still learning at home. Over the past few months, many kids turned to digital tools such as social media or games to pass the time.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Learn about AR and VR.

Wanda Terral: 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death

The CoolCatTeacher

Safe experiences with monitoring and support can help children understand digital safety. In today’s show, Wanda Terral talks about how to help kids understand digital safety. Free Digital Citizenship Webinar: Thursday, May 10 at 5pm ET, join me for the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship sponsored by NetRef AND get a free pilot of NetRef’s internet management and monitoring solution.

Becoming Digital Citizens in the Classroom

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Teaching students how to become digital citizens is essential as technology assumes a greater place in their lives. Learners with opportunities to think critically about what they see online; recognize the benefits and risks of sharing information; and balance screen time with other activities will become digitally aware and responsible. Jennifer Ehehalt, Pittsburgh regional manager at Common Sense Education, focused on full school community involvement in digcit practices.

Using Social-Emotional Learning to Combat Digital Stress

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But that 24/7 environment has also brought increased stress to students’ lives as issues they encounter at school, especially on social media, follow them home. They become stressors, though, because of how students navigate the digital space.

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

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Social studies teachers will adore these!

5 Things Everyone Should Include In Their Digital Portfolio

EdTechTeacher

Creating a digital portfolio is one of the most important choices you can make for your career. Here are five pieces you should include to create a digital portfolio that will get you noticed. Do you have a piece of media or written work that you’ve published about a piece of work that you are proud of? Do you have a professional learning network? Can you share an example of how you communicate and collaborate with other people in a professional setting?

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.

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Image Source It is our professional opinion that you get your child off Facebook. From Pinecrest Preparatory Middle-High Administration Letter to Parents , February 22, 2012 When I first read and watched a news story about this Florida charter school''s letter to parents encouraging them to get their kids off of Facebook because of the problems social media activities were causing during the school day, it got me thinking. Facebook and social media are not going away.

How Online Learning Can Improve Your Teaching

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Online learning has become not only a common alternative to physical classes, but a well-regarded change maker in the education ecosystem. After a weekly one-hour session, students feel closer to classmates and often add them to their ongoing PLN (Professional Learning Network).

8 Education Books For The Digital Age: The Connected Educator Series #CorwinCE

The Web20Classroom

My book, The Relevant Educator ships today. Below is a post (thanks to the most awesome Mark Barnes) about the entire Connected Educator Series from Corwin. Ask any of the thousands of teachers who regularly use Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook about connected education, and you may get an earful about using digital tools as a means to connect with educators and students worldwide. Enter Corwin Press and the Connected Educators Series.

Educator Perspectives: Leading in a Pandemic

MIND Research Institute

In each installment of our Educator Perspectives series, we interview teachers and administrators across the country who are engaging, motivating, and challenging their students in unique ways. It was difficult for our teachers to learn so much on the fly. Other Educator Perspectives.

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

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Dignity—it’s not a word often associated with social media and online interaction. However, as part of a new education program from Seton Hall Law School’s Institute for Privacy Protection, communication, community, and dignity are key themes of the curriculum. Overall, the goal is to educate students and parents about privacy and technology overuse. Parents need to learn what privacy really means in the digital world.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We educators need to rest and recover this summer. But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component.

A Year to Remember, A Year to Reflect:  Pandemic Instruction

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Over the past year teachers have been bombarded by colleagues, administrators, and social media pundits on which platforms can best serve them and their students. As an experienced educator who has been in the forefront of technology integration, this past year seemed like a tidal wave.

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Every Student Should Publish for the World!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The reality is this is a real-world skill and can be a very important and authentic learning experience for students of all ages. I still can’t believe how many school districts do not allow students to share, communicate, collaborate, and share their learning online. This is depriving students of authentic learning experiences that they need in order to be a part of the twenty-first-century workforce. Social Media.

Introducing Verizon Innovative Learning schools Connection

Digital Promise

Digital Promise and Verizon Innovative Learning are excited to introduce Verizon Innovative Learning schools Connection —a web app designed to connect members of the Verizon Innovative Learning schools community to each other and to key resources. The app brings features from several third-party platforms together in one place, making it a “one-stop shop” for participating educators to access all things Verizon Innovative Learning schools. “We

Back To School-Leadership In 2011

The Web20Classroom

Since that time so much has gone on in the world of Social Media in Education, I decided it needed some updating. The vast majority of districts across this country have had to make hard decisions regarding budgets; many of them deciding to make drastic, but necessary cuts in order to save jobs and still give students the best possible education. learning. Check out this short presentation from 2 of the best and most connected administrators in education.

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Got Twitter? Make it Better! #TCEA14

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I have presented several workshops over the past few years which introduce folks to using Twitter for professional learning, but have also wanted to share other tips and tools that have made my use of Twitter more productive. If you aren''t comfortable with the basics, you should start with my Twitter for Professional Learning resources before delving into the info presented here. also learns your interests and suggests more resources for you based on those interests.

Leading Through Crisis and Beyond for Teachers and Educational Leaders – SULS060

Shake Up Learning

The post Leading Through Crisis and Beyond for Teachers and Educational Leaders – SULS060 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. We, as educators and leaders, find ourselves leading from a very unexpected place. This is what educators do. Digital Equity.

Media Savviness Makes for Civic Mindedness

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Being an informed contributor to America’s democratic practices and principles requires strong media literacy skills. Jeff Knutson, Common Sense Education Content Strategist and Senior Producer, recognizes how challenging it is for students to negotiate media. By Michele Israel.

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular.

Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds With @CoolCatTeacher & @JulieLindsay

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to make education connections. It doesn''t take a lot of money, but a community of practice to scaffold the learning and collaboration. Tapscott was writing Grown Up Digital and also contacted them and helped spread the word with what they were doing. Julie says for anyone involved in education. Individual educator, school, and student. Professional developers, teacher educators. You cannot have a world class education without the world.

Tech ed Resources–Online Classes

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Minimum enrollment of 5; delivered digitally to your school or District. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. Classmates will become the core of your ongoing Personal Learning Network.

Tech Ed Resources–Mentoring and Online Classes

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All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. As an edtech professional, what’s your career path? Minimum enrollment of 5; delivered digitally to your school or District. Building Digital Citizens. Delivered digitally to you.

Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and our Favorite Chrome Extensions | #TechEducator 101

TeacherCast

In this Episode, we discuss and demonstrate our favorite Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and Chrome Extensions. The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology. Google Apps for Education Tricks Mentioned on Todays Show. Learn How to Create a Professional email signature that links to social media accounts. Great way to incorporate digital citizenship. Download.

Fact or Fallacy: Why Esports Are Here to Stay in K–12 Schools

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A growing number of K–12 schools are establishing esports programs , and universities are offering top players thousands of dollars in scholarships, but misconceptions persist about competitive video gaming in an educational setting. . With the current mainstream media buzz about esports, some people may not realize competitive computer gaming started in the 1950s. General skills such as problem-solving learned in an esports environment easily translate to other disciplines. .

Tech Ed Resources–Certificate/College Credit Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

All of them, I’ve found well-suited to the task of scaling and differentiating tech skills for age groups, scaffolding learning year-to-year, taking into account the perspectives and norms of all stakeholders, with appropriate metrics to know learning is organic and granular. By request; delivered digitally to your school or District. The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment.

What BloomBoard is and How it Energizes Professional Development

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BloomBoard is a professional development website for teachers and administrators. On the teacher side , educators learn, share, and discuss teaching ideas. What truly makes this educator-oriented site unique is that teachers can earn topical micro-credentials that can be used by their school district or state credentialing agencies (depending upon the circumstance). Analytics provide insight into which professional development resources and topics are most popular.

What if Chattanooga's Connected Educators Were Even More Connected?

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I had 17 unique educators notice the tweets and respond- three of them were superintendent level educators, a few were edtech edus, at least three were principals or assistant principals and the majority seem to be classroom teachers but I do not know for sure. I know for a fact that we have more connected educators in the Chattanooga area but for whatever reason the tweets weren't noticed. We could connect and share triumphs, dissect failures and learn from each other more.