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?

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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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.

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.

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?”. 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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Google Success Story: Pam Hubler, Google Certified Trainer

Shake Up Learning

You may recognize Pam, as she is very active on social media and serves as one of the community managers of the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group. She is passionate about professional development, technology integration, and building a strong culture in schools.

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.

How to Choose a Digital Assessment Strategy – SULS010

Shake Up Learning

11:51] – Carly talks about the kind of technology and devices that she has available to her students in her classroom. [14:46] Post your answers in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook, or on your favorite social media platform with the #ShakeUpLearning hashtag.

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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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.

Google Tips for Instructional Coaches and Tech Coaches

Shake Up Learning

As an Instructional or Technology Coach, we have a lot to do on a daily basis. . I hope you’ve found some valuable resources and ideas to help you get organized as an Instructional or Technology Coach! She has presented at FETC, the EdTechTeam Low Country Summit, and EdCamps.

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.