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?

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.

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Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. 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

I am a retired educator in Phoenix AZ and love spending my time supporting teachers with the use of technology in their classrooms. LIVE webinars and am an organizer for the K12 Online Conference and EdCamp Phoenix. Innovation Librarians Social Media Teachers Technology

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Connecting Voices through Robotics: An EdCamp Global Event

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

This year, our library is fortunate to have a robotics loan from Birdbrain Technologies. We recently started talking on Twitter about how our kids could collaborate both synchronously and asynchronously, and we were looped in to a conversation about EdCamp Global.

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. These coaches are often regular teachers with a penchant for technology and a collaborative mindset.

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.

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. The Edcamp Foundation puts the Rule of Two Feet near the top of their list of tenets.

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. These coaches are often regular teachers with a penchant for technology and a collaborative mindset.

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.

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.

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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.

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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. I was excited to be a part of the media and cover the event through various social media channels so that others could experience the conference who were not able to attend live.

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. These coaches are often regular teachers with a penchant for technology and a collaborative mindset.

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

Social Media and Connected Learning. Now, it seems, many educators and school leaders realize that they have no choice but to get on board with social media, and they are exploring the tool. conference edcamp PBL reflection social media technology

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.

The Rise of Online Professional Development!

EdTechnocation.com

The Technology Advances Quickly & is Easier to Use! To have a successful online event, the technology needs to be readily available, easy to set up and use, and must fit the needs of the presenters and attendees. That technology exists today and is quickly becoming main stream.

5 things you should know about Periscope for education

eSchool News

Here are five things you should know about this new technology and its implications for schools. Recently, he said, there was a session on Periscope at a recent Edcamp he attended, and he decided to stream it with Periscope. “I

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

As mentioned in my previous post 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. 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.

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

Social Media and Connected Learning. Now, it seems, many educators and school leaders realize that they have no choice but to get on board with social media, and they are exploring the tool. technology conference social media reflection edcamp PBL

Digital Tools to Mobilize a Community to a Goal

Tech Helpful

I've done this using social media, blogging, and various websites. As I look at my job as an instructional technologist I see this as a way to use technology for a greater good.

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.

Twitter Equals Growth Mindset?

The Principal of Change

With new technologies, people not only learn how to use them, but they repurpose them to create new and better ideas. Our openness to learn and to develop new ideas because of this development was crucial in this process, as with so many other technologies. In order to create these much-needed Personalized Learning Networks educators will need to learn about social media and its culture.

Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology? Non-traditional forms of professional learning such as the use of social media and Edcamps are valued, not dismissed.

Many Frustrated Teachers Say It’s Not Burnout — It’s Demoralization

Edsurge

This week’s podcast is brought to you by UNC Chapel Hill’s Master of Arts in Educational Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Program, known as the MEITE Program : MEITE is for students pursuing careers in the educational technology industry.

#PottyPD: How to Make the Most of a Captive Audience (FREE TEMPLATE) – SULS043

Shake Up Learning

Just like planning for technology integration, you want to ask yourself, what’s the end goal? ” Post your answer to your favorite social media platform using the hashtag #ShakeUpLearning, or share it in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook !

Enhancing Professional Collaborations

techlearning

Technology has given us new and exciting ways to connect! 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.

8 Secrets To Providing Amazing EdTech Customer Service that Directly Affects Students and Classrooms

My Paperless Classroom

They solved my problem and I was a lifetime user and spokes teacher for all the great tools Techsmith makes to help teachers create media. Are they in the social media space I am already in? Look for Edcamps and offer support.

Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social

Edsurge

The enthusiasm shared by educators who understand that social media will forever impact their lives and practice is very reminiscent of the vibe expressed by dot-commers two decades ago during the first wave of the Internet boom—this is a very good thing. There is a lot of noise in edtech today, mostly coming from technology and consumer marketing-oriented companies. Badging, micro-credentials and curation technologies are making this a reality.

Empowering Student Voice through Self Differentiation in High School

Buncee

I began using Buncee when I saw the awesome graphics that people were posting on social media. Now, all of my Twitter chat introductions are made with Buncee… I even made Buncee business cards to share at conferences and edcamps!

The Importance of Relationships, Voice and Digital Leadership #EdCampUSA

Shake Up Learning

Great group shot of #edcampusdoed w/ @arneduncan pic.twitter.com/oex1G4cNcg — Zac Chase (@MrChase) May 29, 2015 #EdCampUSA On Friday, May 29, I had the privilege to attend #EdCampUSA (aka EdCamp DOED) in Washington D.C. This was no ordinary EdCamp. This EdCamp was held at the U.S.

What Are Your EdTech Resolutions?

TeacherCast

The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology. Setting Technology Goals for 2016. Find or organize an EdCamp. Invest time in social media. Download. Listen in a New Window. iTunes. Stitcher. SoundCloud.

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Parent/Educator EDU

My Island View

With the rapid pace of change driven by technology, it is difficult for educators to keep up with everything, so it must be almost impossible for most parents who are far less exposed to education and all of its change and innovation.

Make A Big Splash Into Summer Learning

MSEDTechie

How do you measure how effectively you have been integrating technology into your classroom? Are you using Twitter, Voxer, Skype, Google Hangouts, Facebook, or other social media tools to expand your personal learning network?

3 Ways to Instantly Grow Your Personal Learning Network

Edsurge

Try finding an established meetup with BrewCUE , CoffeeCUE , or EdCamp , or even create one in your own area. Here are some biggies (though don’t forget to look for local options, as well): ISTE : International Society for Technology in Education. Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference. The Ultimate Networking Tool: Social Media. When it comes to forming a PLN in the 21st century, social media is a must.