5 Ideas to Tap Social Media to Enhance PD and Student Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Nikki Robertson, ISTE Librarians Network President Elect, shares five ways to use social media to enhance professional development and improve student learning. Can social media be effective professional development?

How Connected Educators Use Social Media

MiddleWeb

Reviewer Susie Highley put what she learned in What Connected Educators Do Differently to work in organizing an edcamp and remotely attending ISTE this summer. She highly recommends the book to newly connected and veteran social media users. Book Reviews Connected PD connected educators Jeffrey Zoul Jimmy Casas Routledge Susie Highley Todd Whitaker twitter

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Coming Soon: Edcamps, Brought to You by the Letters PBS

Edsurge

The do-it-yourself conference is coming to your local public broadcaster, as part of a new venture between the Edcamp Foundation and PBS Education. Between now and May, 10 local PBS affiliates will host a series of specially branded events, called PBS Edcamps, aimed at educators and caregivers of students in Pre-K through third grade. PBS reaches as many as one million educators each month through broadcast programming and online media.

Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

We’re in a situation now that we can jump on social media and share and grow with each other, and my goal is to be able to connect people. During her career, Jodie created and organized Ohio’s first Special Education based EdCamp ( @SpEdCampOH ) and has presented several professional learning opportunities for educators including Ohio Education Technology Conference (OETC) and several EdCamps. Innovation Social Media Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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5 Ways to Participate in #ISTE17 even if you’re not there #notatiste17

The CoolCatTeacher

LIVE webinars and am an organizer for the K12 Online Conference and EdCamp Phoenix. Innovation Librarians Social Media Teachers TechnologyA conversation with Peggy George in episode 105 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Peggy George @pgeorge was one of the most photographed people last year at ISTE 2016, however – SHE WASN’T THERE.

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Edcamp: It All Started with a Tweet

Educator Innovator

We held the first Edcamp in Philadelphia in May, 2010. We used social media to send out the word. The educators who had connected through social media now had a chance to meet face-to-face and enhance the relationships that they had already started. People tweeted about it and around the country and the world; people began to follow #edcamp! Edcamps became so powerful because they recognize and honor the expertise of teachers.

Ways to Rev Up Your Passion for Summer PD

MiddleWeb

It's Not Easy Being Tween Summer PD #BookExpedition blogs books Cheryl Mizerny conferences EdCamp PD professional development social media summer learningEach year Cheryl Mizerny looks forward to exploring her options for summertime learning. As you relax, reflect and look ahead to a new school year, try out some of her ideas for do-it-yourself professional development. They run the gamut from PJ's to PD with Friends.

Podcasting How To’s and Tips with Jeff Bradbury and Vicki Davis

The CoolCatTeacher

It had Dan Callahan on from — at that time, he was kind of working with the EdCamp Foundation and founders, and we just did a show on, “What Is EdCamp?”. Six months later, I got an email from this random person that said, “Hey, I just wanted to let you know… We’re here at EdCamp Buffalo. The reason that we’re at EdCamp Buffalo is that I’ve heard your show, and it inspired me to create my own EdCamp.

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A PD Perspective

My Island View

I have always supported teachers and have a record of doing so during my very public run in social media for the last decade. Accountability Administrator conference Connected Educator Edcamp Education Leadership Mentoring online learning PD PLN Professional development Professionalism Reform Social Media Teacher Teched Technology Thought leadership Thought Provoking Truth

How Teachers Can Learn From One Another at Unconferences, Meet-ups and Edcamps

MindShift

Meanwhile, the most enthusiastic listeners whisper to each other, or form mini-groups outside the conference walls, maybe even at a social gathering later that day. For larger, more efficient unconferences, the Edcamp Foundation has a site full of resources and ideas for anybody who wants to organize their own “Edcamp,” which is simply a well-articulated version of an education unconference. The Edcamp Foundation puts the Rule of Two Feet near the top of their list of tenets.

Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

It was considered a social media application for professionals. Edcamps, One-to-One initiatives, Flipped Class, BYOD and connected collaboration were all topics discussed and vetted long before they were even recognized in the brick and mortar world of education. Social media for professional relationships has added a whole new level to any antiquated model of educational conferencing.

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HOW TO EDCAMP! Notes from a workshop by Kevin Jarrett

Saving Socrates

Kevin Jarrett (@kjarrett) spoke about how to run an edcamp at #edcampsteam. https://docs.google.com/document/d/148stWNaJWyjOXQrxCdMFuuhSpx6EC4oeTK88W_FtUrE/edit It isn''t trademarked for an edcamp. Edcamp rules, has to be open to all, at school unconference. This is what an edcamp should be. You can learn about stuff at an edcamp. If you are interested in setting up an edcamp, you register the name on twitter, register gmail address edcampsteam@gmail.com, etc.

Voxer, Twitter, and EdCamps: How to Tackle the Harsh Realities of Finding Good Statewide PD

Edsurge

The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 1: Social Chat Platforms Problem One: How do you gather a group of like-minded educators in one place in order to share ideas, when so many miles separate you? The Trifecta of Rural PD, Part 2: Edcamps Problem Two: How do you bring educators together for a day of learning that doesn’t cost any money to gather? EdCamps sessions are set the day of the EdCamp, this leads to a wide range of topics for the attendees’ professional development.

What is a Twitter Profile?

My Island View

Administrator Connected Educator Edcamp EdChat Education Leadership PD PLN Professional development Professionalism Reform Social Media Teched Thought leadership Thought Provoking Twitter The basic principle of Twitter is that if you follow ten people on Twitter, you will only see the tweets of those ten people. Additionally, the only people who will see your tweets will be those ten people. Of course with the advent of the hashtag that has changed.

A PD Perspective

My Island View

I have always supported teachers and have a record of doing so during my very public run in social media for the last decade. Accountability Administrator conference Connected Educator Edcamp Education Leadership Mentoring online learning PD PLN Professional development Professionalism Reform Social Media Teacher Teched Technology Thought leadership Thought Provoking Truth

Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

Kleinspiration

If you''re a Michigan educator, be sure to mark your 2015 calendars for the MI Flip Conference and EdCamp Lansing. We attend sessions together, exchange ideas over lunch, get to know one another at social events, and continue to stay connected via social media after the conference comes to a close. EdCamp Detroit : May 3, 2014 Detroit, MI The EdCamp unConferences are one of a kind. For any EdCamp unConference, there is no registration fee.

Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

It was considered a social media application for professionals. Edcamps, One-to-One initiatives, Flipped Class, BYOD and connected collaboration were all topics discussed and vetted long before they were even recognized in the brick and mortar world of education. Social media for professional relationships has added a whole new level to any antiquated model of educational conferencing.

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Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

It was considered a social media application for professionals. Edcamps, One-to-One initiatives, Flipped Class, BYOD and connected collaboration were all topics discussed and vetted long before they were even recognized in the brick and mortar world of education. Social media for professional relationships has added a whole new level to any antiquated model of educational conferencing.

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A PD Perspective

My Island View

I have always supported teachers and have a record of doing so during my very public run in social media for the last decade. Accountability Administrator conference Connected Educator Edcamp Education Leadership Mentoring online learning PD PLN Professional development Professionalism Reform Social Media Teacher Teched Technology Thought leadership Thought Provoking Truth

How to Be Awesome at #Edcamp! [FREE Poster Download!]

Shake Up Learning

How to Be Awesome at #EdCamp Poster | www.ShakeUpLearning.com | #edchat #hackpd #teaching The #EdCamp Revolution is here to stay! Have you attended an EdCamp yet? In case you haven''t been paying attention, the EdCamp movement is changing the way educators connect and learn. Every educator, teacher, administrator, consultant--anyone in the field of education should experience an Edcamp. Here is a poster that I have shared through social media many times before.

Creating Change

The Principal of Change

Things such as Genius Hour, Innovation Week/Day, Identity Day, Maker Spaces, EdCamps, Flipped Classrooms, revamped professional learning opportunities, using social media to create powerful opportunities for learning, and a myriad of other empowering ways to learn, are things that didn’t exist when I went to school. One of things that I have been really thinking about is not only embracing change, but educators creating it.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

How to Maximize the EdCamp Experience: 6 Tips! [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

How to Maximize the EdCamp Experience (Click to view full size image) 6 Tips to Maximize the EdCamp Experience There are so many wonderful reasons that I love EdCamps! I enjoy both attending EdCamps as a participant, and organizing EdCamps to help other educators discover the power of the unconference! After another successful year of EdCamp Awesome, I thought it would be useful to share some tips to help educators maximize the EdCamp Experience.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens was expanded and I became aware of more organizations, as well as their supporting tools and resources. EdCamp Foundation. The grassroots effort is supported by hundreds of free EdCamps organized around the world each year and is undoubtedly one of the most robust, fast moving, game changing forms of professional learning worldwide.

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

Social Media and Connected Learning. On Saturday morning, during the “Saved by Twitter” session, I watched complete strangers huddle in groups to discuss social media, their use of Twitter, the challenges involved in using social media and I witnessed a few people send their first tweet or use a hashtag for the first time. conference edcamp PBL reflection social media technology

5 things you should know about Periscope for education

eSchool News

Recently, he said, there was a session on Periscope at a recent Edcamp he attended, and he decided to stream it with Periscope. “I Empowering Education with Video Engaging Stakeholders with Live Video Streaming Featured on eSchool News Social Media Top NewsPros and cons for educators considering Twitter’s new live video streaming service. Ever since Twitter introduced its live streaming service, Periscope , earlier this year, educators have become enamored.

The Rise of Online Professional Development!

EdTechnocation.com

That''s why I help plan Edcamp Honolulu! Hawaii LIVE Hangouts by +Linda Lindsay Any Social Network (Twitter, Google+, Facebook) If you know of any other opportunities, please add them in the comments! Conference Edcamp hangouts online PD Social Media technology Virtual This past weekend (September 6 & 7), CUE and the Learning Revolution Project held the first ever Online Summit Featuring Google for Education.

My #ISTE17 Takeaways

Tech Helpful

It's easy to get lost in the crowd if that is what you want or to be in the middle of everything learning AND social. Snapping, Gramming, and Scoping Your Way to Engagement- Shaelynn, Steven, and myself Educators Steven Anderson (@web20classroom) and Shaelynn Farnsworth (@shfarnsworth) created an interactive learning opportunity that challenged me in how to reach students, teachers, families, and constituencies with the use of social media.

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

Social Media and Connected Learning. On Saturday morning, during the “Saved by Twitter” session, I watched complete strangers huddle in groups to discuss social media, their use of Twitter, the challenges involved in using social media and I witnessed a few people send their first tweet or use a hashtag for the first time. technology conference social media reflection edcamp PBL

Digital Tools to Mobilize a Community to a Goal

Tech Helpful

Today, as I was looking over the scope and sequence that ISTE has put out as plausible technology integration standards to support the ISTE student standards I found myself stuck on one standard and feeling the weight of the pros and cons stacking up equally on both sides of my brain as I wrestled with this idea: "Use digital tools such as blogs, websites and social media to crowdsource, crowdfund and mobilize a community toward a goal."

Compliance does not foster innovation.

The Principal of Change

A long time friend of mine, Beth Still , had sat down in the session (although it was not necessary for her to be there as she could have easily led the session), as I shared some ideas for empowering use of social media for both teachers and students. ” May 7, 2015 Questions to Drive Growth #3QuestionsEDU September 12, 2010 Why You Should Use Social Media August 25, 2013 Far to Close, Close to Far December 6, 2014 3 Ways Social Media Can Improve School Culture.

Connecting Teaching, Learning, & Leadership

EdTechSandyK

You have taken control of your own learning You have made the decision to be a public learner, swimming through social media waters using tools like Twitter, Google+, Linked In, blogs, etc. Anytime, Anywhere Learning for All Recognizing organizational hashtags, chats for "credit" Flipped faculty meetings, learning opportunities for students, staff, & community School/District EdCamps & ParentCamps - go to edcamp.wikispaces.com to learn more!

Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward

EdTechSandyK

We need to be using social media to tell people about the positive things that are going on in our classrooms and schools! Follow hashtags on Twitter like #txed, #txlege, #digilead, #txidea, #txeduchat edweb.net - Professional social network for the education community - watch their webinars and webcasts live or in recording. Edcamps - unconferences where there aren''t traditional keynote speakers or vendors. Royse City is hosting EdCamp Awesome in Feburary 2014.

Twitter Equals Growth Mindset?

The Principal of Change

In order to create these much-needed Personalized Learning Networks educators will need to learn about social media and its culture. I used to feel the same way about Edcamp; I did not really understand the appeal of the process and thought it seemingly was a waste of time, even though so many people said the exact opposite.

Excellent Online Professional Development Resources for Teachers

Educational Technology Guy

Social media provides a great resource for educators, especially Twitter, to connect, share and learn with other educators. There are new forms of in-person professional development, like Edcamps , that are also a great way for educators to learn new things. Professional Development for educators is something that I believe still needs to be improved. Many educators have turned online for some of their professional development.