Will You Take the 2016 Cool Cat Teacher Reader Survey?

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So, I’m opening up my 2016 reader survey. 2016 Cool Cat Teacher Blog Reader Survey. The reader survey for the Cool Cat Teacher Blog. Fighting Teacher Burnout Productivity Digital Citizenship How to understand most software in the first 10 minutes of opening it. The post Will You Take the 2016 Cool Cat Teacher Reader Survey? Speak out. Be heard. I'm listening.

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Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

eSchool News

Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration. A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. The University of Phoenix College of Education survey of 1,002 U.S. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms.

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

edWeb.net

Resource misuse: First, schools should survey their constituents (parents, students, community) about what social media they use. Knowles recommended that at least one school board member be involved in the plan and that schools leverage students, teachers, and community members as digital ambassadors. For example, schools can post virtual open houses, introduce new staff with a Twitter chat, or multimedia summaries of events.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. A University of Phoenix® College of Education survey conducted online by Harris Poll in April among 1,002 U.S. Although there is reluctance, opportunities exist for teachers to harness social media’s benefits to help students understand how to use digital platforms to promote learning. Why the digital disconnect? Tips for teachers in a digital world. Survey Methodology.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

polls, forms, or surveys. It is a robust, intuitive tool that makes forms and surveys easy to create for teachers and a snap to join for students (for example, no login required — just a class code). 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. Survey Monkey.

Great Activities for the First Week of School

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve also included a few general back-to-school activities with a digital spin to get you back into school quickly and agilely. Digital forms have become a go-to activity for polls, bell-ringers, exit tickets, quizzes, and more. She includes a video and a template you can use of her survey. While this project suggests drawing selfies, my classes use pictures taken with their digital device (or a smartphone). The first week of school is different from all others.

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30 Ideas To  Consider When Implementing School Online and Offline During The Coronavirus

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As the Coronavirus has changed the landscape of education, I have become more and more aware of inequity and the digital divide. In my reflection, I have attempted to present ideas for all schools across the digital divide. Please feel free to contact me via email ( mjgormans@gmail.com ) or Twitter at ( @mjgormans ). Frequently survey all district stakeholders including educators, parents, and students during this event.

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Media Literacy: A Moral Imperative (…and a guide to support your work!)

Tom Murray

Another study, this one by the Stanford Graduate School of Education , found that more than 80% of middle and high school students surveyed were unable to distinguish between advertisements and real news stories. As such, educators have been discussing the need for “digital citizenship” for well over twenty years. ” Fortunately, sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google have ramped up efforts to slow fake news sharing in recent months.

Grammar Check Websites and Apps That Save Your Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Global Lingo surveyed 1,029 people and found that 59% “would not use a company that had obvious grammatical or spelling mistakes on its website or marketing material”. Adding Grammarly to Chrome means that your spelling and grammar will be vetted on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, and nearly everywhere else you write on the web. I confess, I cringe when I come across spelling and grammar errors on websites or blogs.

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PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Teachers should also be surveyed.

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Teaching Kids Social Responsibility in a Connected World

Graphite Blog

Let’s face it: There are few tools more powerful or with more reach than digital technology. According to a 2016 Pew Research Center survey , nearly eight in 10 Americans have at least a desktop computer, and 77 percent of Americans across all demographics own a smartphone. Digital access for our students is everywhere, all the time, affecting how our students live, socialize, work, play, contribute, and learn.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. One of the leaders in this field is Digital Promise. Who is Digital Promise? How Do Digital Promise’s Micro-Credentials Work? Digital Promise micro-credentials are available individually or as part of a collection–called a Stack. Education is changing. Again.

How to Teach Kids Social Responsibility in a Connected World

Graphite Blog

Let’s face it: There are few tools more powerful or with more reach than digital technology. According to a 2016 Pew Research Center survey , nearly eight in 10 Americans have at least a desktop computer, and 77 percent of Americans across all demographics own a smartphone. Digital access for our students is everywhere, all the time, affecting how our students live, socialize, work, play, contribute, and learn.

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag

Tapping Tech-Savvy Students for IT Support and Digital Learning

EdTech Magazine

But there are options for districts that want to foster students’ digital skills and steer them away from more mischievous or devious outlets for their hacking. There are a growing number of ways to help students push their technology interests further by earning industry-recognized certifications or using their digital schools for community service projects. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag

Coronavirus eLearning Series… Ideas To Think About Now… Before Next Year: Idea 3…PD For The Next Level of eLearning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Please feel free to contact me via email ( mjgormans@gmail.com ) or Twitter at ( @mjgormans ). Take a look at my last post on surveys for educators, students, and parents. Teachers should also be surveyed. Common Sense Education – Great free PD resources for digital citizenship and online learning for all educators. Please feel free to contact me via email ( mjgormans@gmail.com ) or Twitter at ( @mjgormans ). [link]. Welcome!

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Getting schooled in social media

The Hechinger Report

The rural district of Fall Creek, Wisconsin, has only 850 students and one school building, but it has 13,300 Twitter followers, and that’s just for the superintendent, Joe Sanfelippo. This nonstop digital pep rally is about more than school spirit. For instance, classroom videos posted on Facebook and Twitter could help convince parents that the school’s recently purchased computers are being used for creative and collaborative projects rather than rote practice and remedial work.

Bring Focus to Blended Learning with 12 Starting Ideas… Plus a Free ISTE Webinar

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I also want to invite you to a very special webinar on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 4 PM EST. First, t o ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter ( @mjgormans ). I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Include your students in some digital citizenship activities.

Giving Students Voice - #TCEA15

EdTechSandyK

Students talk about their concerns with peers all the time, but now they have someone who can make changes listening Social Media and Student Voice Monday nights at 8 there is a #StuVoice Twitter Chat Questions for the Student Panel Who is on social media? They have Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other stuff. Twitter is engrained in the culture at Royse City. @RC_StuVoice Twitter acts as a release for students to express themselves and their thoughts.

The Journey to Google Certification Level 1

EdTechTeam

I also started to follow, lurk & search out other educators on Twitter. Just like I had been told at CUE Rock Star Camp , Twitter is “24 / 7 PD on All Things Tech”. At the end of a writing assignment I had kids start to use forms for their own surveys and evaluations, and you can’t do forms without teaching students about sheets. At the end we wrapped up a day of learning with a digital citizenship review. Connect on Twitter to other educators and just try!

Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

First, to ensure you do not miss a valuable post or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter ( @ mjgormans ). I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing - Michael Gorman ( https://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com ) . Create A Survey.

10 Big Ideas for Technology Integration

Learning in Hand

Check out the conference website , session resources , and Twitter hashtag #i11i. Jonathan Wylie is a Digital Learning Consultant at Grand Wood AEA. Big Idea #2 Technology is integrated well when instruction is modified to meet the needs of the digital age learner. George Couros I am a Digital Age Learner from ISTE Big Idea #3 Technology is integrated well when you are willing to take risks and fail. Using real objects can be better than digital objects.

6 Powerful Instructional Coaching Tools

EdTechTeam

Again, some coaches may prefer paper calendars, but there are several benefits to using a digital calendar that paper cannot provide. One benefit to using a digital calendar is the ease at which meetings and classroom visits can be rescheduled. This is a waste of your valuable time as a coach and can be easily avoided with digital calendars. Another benefit to a digital calendar is event reminders.

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9 Ways to Use Media to Increase Parent Engagement - Lessons Fr The @CommonSenseEd Panel at #SXSWEdu

The Innovative Educator

Ongoing parent engagement is an essential piece of building a positive culture of digital citizenship in schools. When the New York City Department of Education surveyed students they learned that for teens wanted information via infographics. The best way to discover that is to survey them. Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram to celebrate students and staff. All panel members are on Twitter.

Helping Parents Guide Kids' Media Use #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Started encouraging positive digital citizenship and social media use. Known for their digital citizenship curriculum. Digital teaching strategies offers bite size PD for teachers. Survey parents at the start of the year to see what their concerns are. Share info via your school or district Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Use multiple channels to reach parents.

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The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you want to follow those tweets, you can either track the conference hashtag #ticalsls14 or you can follow the Learning Revolution Twitter account at @learnrevproject. History Survey Course: Free, Collaborative, and Self-Paced Professional Development - Craig J. Reed 11:00am Making a Better World: Digital Citizenship Resources for K-12 - Kelly Mendoza, Sr.

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You can also follow us on Twitter for weekly updates, conference schedules and activities. Thursday, June 12th at 10:30am in Madison, WI GLS 10 Conference - Games in the Classroom , A panel discussion on surveys about games and learning: what surveys can and can''t tell us about this topic, what we learned via survey data, and implications for practice. How can we help kids make a better digital world? Follow us on Twitter #liveclass20.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Reinventing the Classroom - Library 2.014 - The Real 1:1 - Reclaim Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Geo-educators can join the community through a variety of online platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and the secure educator site, Edmodo ( www.geo-educatorcommunity.org ). We exist because our nation''s children spend more time with media and digital activities than they do with their families or in school, which profoundly impacts their social, emotional, and physical development. Join us for this live Twitter discussion.

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200 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Make sure your students practice proper digital citizenship and privacy. In order to capture student words, have them digitally input them using the Web 2.0 Welcome to a post that grows each time I write it.

Global Collaboration Week Begins - Find a Project and Connect!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You can also follow the event on Twitter @GlobalEdCon and using the hashtag #globaled19. L2g derives from the ongoing Webheads in Action (WiA) community of practice and professional development movement, [link] which has been putting teachers and students in touch with one another digitally, at a distance, since 1998. In the end, each page will be read aloud by the participating class and stitched into a single digital book.

Learning Revolution Free Events - Great, GREAT Keynotes - MiniCon - ISTE Unplugged! - Striving for Failure?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In our community’s next webinar, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center will share the results from Learning at Home: Families’ Educational Media Use in America, a report from a national survey of over 1500 parents of children ages 2-10. View the session live on our YouTube channel, and join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #appyhour. How does your library manage digital collections? A Look At Physical And Digital Spaces Conversations Classroom 2.0

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Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

It’s also an opportunity – surprise, surprise – for lots of folks to try sell us some sort of “digital literacy” product.). Indeed, Americans don’t actively seek out scientific information , one survey found this year, relying on their general news source – “mainstream journalism,” if you will – to provide them with irregular updates on the latest research.