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Communicating and Connecting With Social Media (An Excerpt)

A Principal's Reflections

The book is entitled Communicating & Connecting With Social Media: Essentials for Principals and will be available from Solution Tree on May 19, 2011 Using Twitter to Build Your School’s Brand The good news is that open-communication practices in a social media world don’t have to be intimidating. For principals, experiments in open communication typically begin with Twitter (www.twitter.com) and Facebook (www.facebook.com).

Google Document URL Tricks

Learning in Hand

G Suite apps include Google Documents , Sheets , Slides , and Drawings. Shareable links can be used for publishing a document or for collaboratively editing a document. Documents are only accessible by you (the owner) unless you turn link sharing on.

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A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A Twitter Chat In Your School. A twitter chat is an amazing resource for professional development AND gives educators the option to participate in their PJs, from the comfort of their own home! Give twitter tips and archive chat.

The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015. If there was ever a doubt that education twitter chats were kind of a big deal, this television guide-style document should set things straight. The first part is about identifying the best twitter chats for teachers in 2015.

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!

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Vickie Morgado on episode 177 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. How Vickie Morgado Uses Social Media in Her Classroom.

Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media. Principals can use social media for communication, public relations, branding, professional development, and opportunity.

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6 Must-Have Mobile Device Apps for the School Administrator

The 21st Century Principal

Ask yourself what makes an app on a mobile device useful, and the answer is that the most useful apps have these four characteristics: The app is available for and syncs across multiple devices. This rule applies to any software, but most especially to mobile apps. Being able to share using app has rapidly become an expectation, especially with mobile device apps. While neither of these apps meet all of the criteria above, both of these apps make reading PDF documents easy.

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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25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

Wikipedia )" Since I last posted on Social Networks over a year ago, a number of new ones have been introduced that can be a huge benefit to education. Brainly - A fun social network where students post questions and other students from around the world post answers.

On teens, their phones & shifting communications landscapes (new from Pew)

NeverEndingSearch

This week Pew Research Center released Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 , a report that should have relevance to all of us who work with young people. The researchers noted that teens are diversifying–71% of teens use more than one social network site.

Cultural hegemony and disruption

Learning with 'e's

Cultural hegemony is imposed as political doctrine largely through the state education system, but also via other means including print media and broadcasting. How does social media disrupt cultural hegemony?

STEAM It Up with the 8 C’s! 50+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

The first movement encourages people to record a six second Vine video of a science experiment or phenomena then post on Tumblr, Twitter, Vine with the #6SecondScience hashtag. Others are encouraged to create their own #EmojiScience videos and share them on social media with the hashtag #EmojiScience. Have students conduct field research and document their observations in a log!

Digitally agile research

Learning with 'e's

It's a book that provides essential reading for all academics in a time where digital, mobile and social media technologies are an increasingly important part of the research equation.

STEAM It Up with the 8 C’s! 50+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

The first movement encourages people to record a six second Vine video of a science experiment or phenomena then post on Tumblr, Twitter, Vine with the #6SecondScience hashtag. Others are encouraged to create their own #EmojiScience videos and share them on social media with the hashtag #EmojiScience. Have students conduct field research and document their observations in a log!

How K–12 Schools Can Use Next-Generation Content Filtering to Keep Students Safe

EdTech Magazine

School districts now must contend with an i ncreasingly mobile device-focused student body , a plethora of social media and other web apps , stealth attacks over encrypted traffic, as well as cloud-based SaaS applications,” notes Brian Patch of SonicWall. Twitter.

Top 5 Apps for Educational Administrators to Use

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media - Social Media is an excellent resource for administrators. Google Applications - with Google Apps you can get organized, create/edit/view Office documents, share resources and much more. It can be used to work collaboratively on a document, as a virtual meeting, to create surveys and questionnaires, and so much more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. I recently wrote about " My most used/favorite Apps and how I use them ".

5 Top Ways Technology Benefits Project Based Learning

Wisewire

Most students who have their own mobile device are constantly connected, so much that they deem their devices as necessary as the shirt they are wearing. They wouldn’t walk out of the house without a shirt on, nor would they go anywhere without their mobile devices.

Must-have features in any LMS

Neo LMS

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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4 Factors to Consider When Debating Cell Phones in Schools - Guest Post

Educational Technology Guy

Content Recent reports indicate that moving learning into the mobile realm could open up pathways to explore new educational content. Social Connections Cell phones also facilitate social connection, which has its benefits even in a classroom setting.

Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Project templates include social memes, mini websites, narrated tutorials, presentations, reports, posters, how-to videos, and more. The desktop app gives access to all three in one spot while a mobile device requires the download of three different free apps.

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MAD about Mattering: A New Global Collaborative App Project #steam

The CoolCatTeacher

The Next Step in Global Collaboration From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We’ll document and publicly share what we’re doing. You can also follow the movement on social media with the hashtag #appsthatmatter.

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Birds of a Feather Learn Together: 3 Steps to Becoming an Organized Tweeter

MSEDTechie

I’ll be the first to admit it: when I first started using Twitter 3 years ago, I used it purely as a social outlet. But after spending quite a bit of time using Twitter personally, I soon discovered the value in using it to build a professional learning network.

Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Bosch on episode 288 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So you can actually video and document what it is that you are seeing through the augmented reality. Day 2 was they had to document it.

5 Must-have tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. apps for Twitter/FB/G+/LI–or whatever your social media of choice is.

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Nearpod is described as a mobile app that allows teachers to create and share interactive multimedia presentations in 1-to-1 device classrooms. Twitter. Twitter is probably one of the most misunderstood tech tools available to teachers today. Math teachers: This is for you.

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Write Right with Google Tools

techlearning

For more details on Voice Typing, see the first part of my post on "Self-Editing Tools for Student Writing" - Website link Explore Tool This tool can be used to search for information from within a Google Document. There are several tools you can use to grade Google Documents with rubrics.

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Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning? A formula detailing a chemical reaction, or the new math behind a social media outreach strategy? Social platforms have completely redefined the way people create, search and consume content.

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The 21st Century Principal’s 20 Applications for Everyday Use

The 21st Century Principal

Add my favorite Evernote mobile apps vJournal, Penultimate, Skitch and this application''s functionality expands enormously. With the ability to access and edit your documents through the mobile app, I can’t possibly see any reason to have a paper copy of anything any longer.

5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices

Edsurge

If used intentionally, mobile devices can be an express pass to exploring beyond the walls of our schools. If that still makes you nervous, you can ask students to document their questions and the answers they find when using their own device, or even ensure that they are asking quality questions with the help of the Question Formulation Technique or other question development strategies like these. Document learning and thinking through blogging when the good ideas hit you!

Things to Do In Denver When You’re Ed- an ISTE Look

CUE

Download the ISTE 2016 Mobile Ap p – Everything you need to navigate, sync, gamify, and stay up-to-date with everything ISTE 2016 has to offer is there. Get your group texts, social media tags , broadcast channels, etc. Twitter @CalhbeyGirl.

Slack: When It Makes Sense to Use It

ProfHacker

You could think of it as the social media evolution of email. Other people have referred to it as a private form of social media, but I disagree. It allows you to link to all kinds of documents including Google Docs, Dropbox, and PDFs.

10 Powerful Media Tools EVERY Educator should have started using yesterday! Part I

MSEDTechie

Social Media is not just a buzz phrase! Connect through email, calendar, and documents. This means that emails, documents, calendar and sites can be accessed - and edited - on almost any mobile device or tablet. Twitter! You aren''t using twitter yet?

Errors in Innovation and Call-Out Culture of Edtech

RafranzDavis.com

We stick too closely to our embedded social media norms to use the tool that personally connects us to those creating for our classrooms. Or maybe we’re the only community that needs the FCCs Lifeline for mobile support).

Got a New iPhone? Here's 17 Starter Apps

The 21st Century Principal

In an era where QR codes and bar codes are everywhere, it makes little sense to have a mobile device without the ability to scan these. Google Drive: Having an additional access point to my Google Drive documents is priceless. There are countless times when I am asked about a document, and turn to this application to review or access that document. For more information about Evernote''s mobile app, check it out in the iTunes Store.

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

e.width){e.setAttribute("data-vertical", "true")}})(this);'' onerror=''(function(e){e.setAttribute("src", "https://media-cdn.list.ly/missing-image.png");})(this);'' Automatically previews pdfs, powerpoint presentations, and other documents in Google Docs Viewer.

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Revised List of Top iPad Apps for School Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

You can insert your own text on the PDF document. iBooks : This excellent ebook app allows users to read books bought from the Apple bookstore, and it also allows users to upload and read PDF documents too. The Kindle app can also be used to read documents from the web as well as well as other PDF documents. Media Apps EPIX: For those who are movie addicts and have a cable subscription to the EPIX movie channel, you can now add access to your EPIX movies to your iPad.

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My Administrator’s Complete iPad Apps List

The 21st Century Principal

There are times when I discover an error in a document I am getting ready to share. This app gives me the ability to access my work documents from the iPad. It is very useful when I need to read something in a document, or when I need to share a document. It allows for easy reading of those documents and editing. and Social Media Apps BlogPress: BlogPress is an app that allows users to compose blogposts and post them directly from the iPad.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Politico : “ Success Academy documents point to ‘possible cheating’ among challenges.” “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.” Education Politics.

The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers – Professional Development

Fractus Learning

It takes into account recent changes such as ubiquitous connectivity, open-source technology, mobile devices, and personalization to dramatically shift how schools have been run and structured for over a century. There are a LOT of great books for teachers out there.