Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #19: 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Researcher Laura Pasquini From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today is Digital Learning Day. This is a day for leaders and learners to level up digital learning.

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. In addition to negative commentary, Knowles acknowledged other challenges to adopting social media for education.

Making The Most Of Social Media In The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Social media often gets a bad wrap when spoken in the same breath as education and learning. Ask around and many folks might consider it to be a time suck or a place where very little learning happens and therefore has no place in the classroom. She learned lots!)

Social Media Use & Our Students: Guest Host @JKDNCN #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many educators, administrators, and parents would prefer to leave social media out of the curriculum. Social media is scary! Yes, our learners do very scary things on social media which can and have ruined lives. The reason our students continue to make bad choices on social media is because adults are not continually making them reflect on how to do better.

Celebrate Digital Learning Day & Get Your School #FutureReady with @All4Ed & @OfficeofEdTech! #DLDay

Kleinspiration

Future Ready Schools Preparing Students for Success I''m honored to be a part of this year''s annual Digital Learning Day held in Washington D.C. In years past, I''ve followed the event closely from Twitter and through the resources attendees shared out during the conference.

Teaching digital citizenship with picture story books

Ditch That Textbook

Teaching digital citizenship in a meaningful way can be daunting. This post is written by Eleni Kyritsis, a Year 3 teacher and Leader of Digital Learning and Innovation from Melbourne, Australia. Find her on Twitter (@misskyritsis) and […]. Teaching digital citizenship books digital citizenship picture books picture books for the classroom social media picture books technology picture books

The 3 biggest Twitter problems for teachers—and how to overcome them

eSchool News

Despite clear advantages to advancing digital literacy, schools often experience considerable roadblocks to implementing digital literacy initiatives. Also, while teacher feedback on LinkedIn was overwhelmingly positive, feedback on Twitter was contentious.

Twitter: A Resource For All

A Principal's Reflections

Everyone that knows me is well aware of my professional affinity for Twitter. As I have previously mentioned many times on this blog, it was Twitter back in March of 2009 that served as a catalyst for my transformation into the leader that I am today. was, and adamantly believed social media had absolutely no place in education. They were led here, after all, by Twitter. Why do you use Twitter? educational leadership educational technology Twitter

What Digital Skills Do Students Need to Make a Meaningful Impact? #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Today was the first official #EdtechMissions chat on Twitter to celebrate the launch of my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom. Join us on Twitter by adding #EdtechMissions to the end of your tweets. If you are new to Twitter chats then check out, A Quick Start Guide to Participating in a Twitter Chat. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

Tap into the Power of the Crowd

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our students have access to a worldwide audience through their social networks. Our digital learners need to understand the role crowdsourcing and crowdfunding plays in promoting causes, startups, and innovation.

A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

A Principal's Reflections

In a previous post I discussed in detail strategies to help ensure the effective use of technology to improve learning outcomes. I get the fact that technology can increase engagement, but if that engagement does not lead to evidence of learning then what’s the point?

EducationPlus Extends Relationship with Discovery Education, Reaffirming 10-Year Commitment to Dynamic Digital Learning Environments

techlearning

–Renewal of Long-Term Partnership Ensures 58 Member Districts Continued Access to Award-Winning Digital Content from Discovery Education- Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

Digital Learning Day Challenge: #make4dlday

Educator Innovator

Note: Educator Innovator partners the Afterschool Alliance, the National Writing Project, Digital Is, Edutopia, YALSA and the Maker Education Initiative are all involved in this year’s Digital Learning Day. Thanks to digital media and technology, our education system is undergoing a major shift in how, where and what students are learning. Webinar Series: Storytelling and Digital-Age Civics.

Georgia Public Broadcasting Renews Long-Term Partnership with Discovery Education Creating Digital Learning Environments Statewide

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–Continuation of 18-Year Collaboration Ensures Students and Educators Access to Engaging K-12 Digital Resources– SILVER SPRING, Md. GPB Education encourages lifelong learning through high quality, reliable content and their ability to connect educators, students, and families at all levels.

Lessons from Digital Learning Day

Educator Innovator

Digital Learning Day (DLD), held on February 5, immersed kids from coast to coast in activities like tinkering with robotics, penning blog posts, and painting digital canvases. The next DLD isn’t until next year, but thanks to social media it’s easy to look back at all the amazing ways kids engaged with digital learning at this year’s event. ( #DLDay even trended on Twitter!). Educator Innovator Blog #DLDay digital learning day E-Rate

New Jersey’s Plainfield Public School District Forms New Partnership with Discovery Education to Create Digital Learning Environments Districtwide

techlearning

This new collaboration enables PPSD’s educators to integrate Discovery Education’s Science, Math and Social Studies Techbooks into classroom instruction districtwide, creating dynamic digital learning environments for all students that will prepare them for life beyond the classroom.

The Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Accelerate the Creation of Digital Learning Environments

techlearning

A comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas, Discovery Education Streaming Plus helps build students’ mastery in interpreting, understanding, and evaluating information. Digital STEM k12 education edtech The Wire

School of Dreams

A Principal's Reflections

The successful digital transformation at the school where I was principal attracted a great deal of attention from the mainstream media, schools locally and globally, and organizations, in part because we were able to show efficacy in our work.

MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 2 Reflection

EdTechnocation.com

Here is my Unit 2 reflection for the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change. Unit 2 focuses on the development of your PLN (Professional Learning Network) and becoming a "Connected Educator". What do you see as the most important advantages of adding social media tools to your personal learning network? Each social media tool provides its own advantages to any PLN. Digital edtech Learning mooc MOOC-Ed

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6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

Regardless of which region of the country the conversations take place, a number of concerns arise regarding a district’s digital transformation. These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. Commit to Personalized Professional Learning.

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Enhancing Professional Collaborations

techlearning

Whether it is a live virtual meeting, Twitter chat, recorded webinars, or simply a series of emails, technology has given us ways to connect like never before. Challenge yourself to meet new professionals--you’ll be motivated to share learning as your PLC grows.

Using Digital Media To Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom

MSEDTechie

Using Digital Media to Connect Inside and Outside of the Classroom “True technology integration is seamless, it shouldn''t be viewed as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event." Twitter is one the easiest and common ways to develop a strong PLN.

#ED1to1: Learning in Asynchronous Sequence

Improving Education Environments

Bonnie Stewart at UPEI was kind enough to drive the organization, and Laura Gogia of VCU has incorporated it into the Twitter Journal Club, on which there is excellent writing this week at Hybrid Pedagogy. Within Seattle Pacific’s EDTC6104 (Digital Learning Environments) , this provides us multiple opportunities. EDTC6104 #ed1to1 #edtc6104 emergent learning social media

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

Reflecting on a busy weekend of conversation and learning at this year’s annual ASCD conference in Los Angeles, a few bright spots stand out for me. Social Media and Connected Learning. Student-Centered, Project Based Learning.

The Chilean Ministry of Education Launches New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Presidential EdTech Initiative

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-New Collaboration Introduces Unique Combination of Dynamic Digital Content and Targeted Professional Learning to Chilean Schools- Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc., Education Digital Learning Flipped Classroom The Wire k12 education

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

Reflecting on a busy weekend of conversation and learning at this year’s annual ASCD conference in Los Angeles, a few bright spots stand out for me. Social Media and Connected Learning. Student-Centered, Project Based Learning.

Louisiana Public Broadcasting Renews Long-Standing Commitment to Students Statewide Through Continued Collaboration with Discovery Education

techlearning

–Renewal of 15-Year Partnership Supports the Creation of Digital Learning Environments Across Louisiana- Silver Spring, Md. Discovery Education Streaming Plus is an award-winning comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas.

5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead

eSchool News

One of the most popular articles on eSchool Media is a surprising one to the editors: “ 6 apps that block social media distractions. Social Media: This was the easiest to choose, thanks to our reigning king of articles mentioned above.

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Digital Footprints Leave Lasting Trails

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students don’t realize their digital footprints leave a lasting trail. However, our digital learners need to realize that posting and sharing so much on multiple networks is bound to leave a lasting trail.

Abilene Independent School District’s Expanded Partnership with Discovery Education to Focused on Growing the Capacity of Middle School Teachers

techlearning

July 25, 2018) – Texas’ Abilene Independent School District (AISD) today announced an expansion of its partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. Silver Spring, Md.

Fostering Respectful Debate in the Digital Age! #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Even world leaders lack professionalism and tact when they share their disagreements and opinions on social media. We need our learners to be better leaders who use social media and technology to strive for peaceful resolutions. This is why in Chapter 5 of my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , students are sent on the mission to engage in a thought-provoking online debate with their peers.

New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

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–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook.

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Dynamic Content from UNICEF, the National Park Service, USC Shoah Foundation and More Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services

techlearning

–Exciting New Content Supports Both Student Instruction and Educator Professional Learning - Silver Spring, Md. The recently added content empowers educators to create dynamic digital learning environments that engage students and boost academic achievement.

Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

Education technology already assists teachers create diverse and engaging learning materials and deliver better classes. Students are particularly excited about all of the new possibilities digital learning can offer. Why do kids love e-learning? E-learning lets them play.

The 7 pillars of today’s digital leadership

eSchool News

School and district leadership isn’t about a position or title–it’s about improving practices around digital learning. “The environment in which kids learn is dramatically different,” he said. ” Pillar 1: Student learning and engagement.

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. I will be giving away signed copies of my book, Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions , Sunday through Wednesday of the conference.

Reflecting on Digital Identity and Footprints! #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our learners become citizens of the digital world as toddlers or younger. They create digital avatars and profiles as part of their membership to online games or online communities. Our learners need to realize their digital acts (vote, share, post, image, comment, etc.) In my book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , each mission gets students to take ownership of their citizenship and strive to make meaningful digital foot trails.

Tech & Learning Live @ Boston: Join the Livestream Experience for free!

Educational Technology Guy

Tech & Learning Live @ Boston: Join the Livestream Experience! Tech & Learning's live broadcast stream will be direct from Tech & Learning Live @ Boston this Friday, May 1st. All virtual attendees will receive a digital certificate confirming attendance.

12 Incredible Ideas for Using Technology to Teach English Language Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

I am also the Social Media Manager for American TESOL and I regularly share resources on our Twitter accounts, @TESOL , @AmericanTESOL , and @ESLWebinars. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

Back to School! Seven Ways to Communicate with Your Community

Digital Promise

As President and CEO of Digital Promise and Senior Vice President of Educational Partnerships at Discovery Education, we spend much of our time on the road, meeting with school leaders and teachers across the country. Engaging the influencers will come from an ever-deepening understanding of the community and where they get their information, as well as developing strategies for identifying, owning, and sharing the stories that showcase powerful teaching and learning in your district.