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

The CoolCatTeacher

Nikki Robertson in Episode 340 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 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? Twitter Chat Sessions, and TL News Night. Innovation Librarians Social Media Teachers Tools Web Tools

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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What is a Twitter Profile?

My Island View

The basic principle of Twitter is that if you follow ten people on Twitter, you will only see the tweets of those ten people. The ideal way to follow someone back is to first examine his or her Twitter Profile, which has public access. A very important number on that profile is how many tweets the person has tweeted while on Twitter. It speaks to their Twitter interaction. That is probably the best indicator of how each person engages Twitter.

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.

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? Potential Solution: Now, this first solution may sound familiar to some of you—to easily connect on Twitter, we host Nebraska EdChat ( #NebEdChat ), which takes place on Wednesday night at 8pm CST. Teachers Know Best, 2015 But the beauty of an EdCamp isn’t just in the fact that it’s live.

Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Jodie Pierpoint on episode 243 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 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. Twitter: @jodiepierpoint. 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

A 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. The #notatiste17 hashtag on Twitter. Twitter handle: @pgeorge. Twitter hashtag: #notatiste17. LIVE webinars and am an organizer for the K12 Online Conference and EdCamp Phoenix. My second is, make sure that you follow the Twitter hashtags, both for #notatISTE17 and #ISTE17.

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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. Through LinkedIn I discovered Twitter. Twitter was more in real-time. I used Twitter only for educators. The Twitter Chat model flourished creating hundreds of education chats here and around the world. My big takeaway from Twitter was that people were accepted for their ideas and not their titles. Through Twitter I was exposed to many relevant Blog Posts.

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Connecting Voices through Robotics: An EdCamp Global Event

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

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. — edcamp Global (@edcampGlobal) January 23, 2016. I wish I had clued in to EdCamp Global sooner because it was an amazing opportunity. Thanks to Donna and Jenny’s enthusiastic energy, we pulled together a session on the EdCamp Global schedule to allow our students to share.

Twitter Equals Growth Mindset?

The Principal of Change

This could be something to applied the idea of educators using Twitter. With the Twitter now implementing video in the service, it will be something that people will not only be open to learn, but I am sure will do interesting and new things with. It is probably one of the reasons why Twitter moved from the idea of “what are you doing”, to “what’s happening” in the update box. For those reasons Twitter will never connect all educators.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeff Bradbury on episode 267 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 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. Twitter: @teachercast.

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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. Through LinkedIn I discovered Twitter. Twitter was more in real-time. I used Twitter only for educators. The Twitter Chat model flourished creating hundreds of education chats here and around the world. My big takeaway from Twitter was that people were accepted for their ideas and not their titles. Through Twitter I was exposed to many relevant Blog Posts.

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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.

Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

It was considered a social media application for professionals. Through LinkedIn I discovered Twitter. Twitter was more in real-time. I used Twitter only for educators. The Twitter Chat model flourished creating hundreds of education chats here and around the world. My big takeaway from Twitter was that people were accepted for their ideas and not their titles. Through Twitter I was exposed to many relevant Blog Posts.

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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. 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.

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. 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!

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. Yesterday, the “Global Day of Design” happened ( #GDD16 on Twitter ) and over 450 schools took part in this an amazing opportunity.

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

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.

5 things you should know about Periscope for education

eSchool News

Pros 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 video app is integrated right into your Twitter account and boasts an impressive number of education applications, from broadcasting a riveting unconference discussion for a global audience to impromptu blended learning for students.

The Rise of Online Professional Development!

EdTechnocation.com

That''s why I help plan Edcamp Honolulu! 8-9) Connected Educator Month (October) TeacherCast broadcasts by +Jeffrey Bradbury Check out all the Twitter chats on ChatSalad.com EdTech Mixed Plate LIVE Hangout (shameless plug) Google Rocks! 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

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

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. They were creating a new Twitter account, a blog site, and she was fully immersed in working with someone who was extremely committed to learning.

Connecting Teaching, Learning, & Leadership

EdTechSandyK

Dr. Mazza showed us this video to give an idea of what connected educators can do with Twitter: Twitter in D123 from OLHD123 on Vimeo. 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. But they do not send out student names on social media. pln professional development social media

Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward

EdTechSandyK

Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward Don Jacobs, Principal Anita Scott Elementary School Royse City ISD Twitter: @Don_Jacobs Websites: Personal: www.thedigitalprincipal.com Campus: scottstaff.blogspot.com All presentation resources, including slides, are posted at [link] Don referenced Eric Sheninger''s new book, Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times , as inspiration for his presentation. He can''t imagine doing his job without his Twitter PLN.

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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. 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.

8 Secrets To Providing Amazing EdTech Customer Service | By @JeffBradbury | @SamPatue

TeacherCast

I clearly remember the first company I chatted with on Twitter. 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 <https://twitter.com/EdcampUSA> and offer support. Please set aside a small fund each year to help sponsor food at an event for teachers, but more than that go to an edcamp.

8 Education Books For The Digital Age: The Connected Educator Series #CorwinCE

The Web20Classroom

Ask any of the thousands of teachers who regularly use Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook about connected education, and you may get an earful about using digital tools as a means to connect with educators and students worldwide. But if you ask teachers who have never used a social network, blog, or mobile device for learning in their classrooms to discuss connected education, you are likely to be met with blank stares, furrowed eyebrows and shrugged shoulders.

Let’s Inspire Each Other During #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16

Teacher Reboot Camp

Please dm me for an invite on Twitter @ShellTerrell or message me on Facebook. Lisa Dabbs, Tanya Avrith, and Erin Klein will be presenting about edtech tools, social media in education, #NTChat, and connected classrooms. Follow Lisa Dabbs, @teachwithsoul , and @ShellTerrell on Twitter and Periscope to get live updates if you want to attend virtually.

#NYSCATE13 - A Conference that Knows How to Make IT Happen!

The Innovative Educator

Some nail it like EdCamps and EduCon , and others leave something to be desired. Making social media happen * Lisa Nielsen impressed by all that is going on in the social media kiosk. Coffee with a Geek Geeky Ed Tech educator Andy Wheelock @Spiffwhitfield held court at the social media kiosk where he was on hand to get a behind the scenes look at what goes on at NYSCATE. A conference that gets social media right.

The Art of Storytelling

A Principal's Reflections

A great debate that has emerged over social media channels has been how we honor and acknowledge our educators and others in the profession. I think many of us in the connected world have been telling our stories since we signed on to a social media tool. Encourage colleagues to attend and participate in Edcamps or Twitter chats.

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. Because Buncee is so easy to use and create dynamic, fun images, I quickly began creating dozens of graphics for Twitter chats and for sharing meaningful quotes. The response on Twitter was immediate and positive! Now, all of my Twitter chat introductions are made with Buncee… I even made Buncee business cards to share at conferences and edcamps!

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. Here are some of the best ways to start growing your PLNs: Twitter Chats: Twitter Chats are an amazing way to meet others in your similar role who are outside of your classroom, building, state, or country. TL Advisor Blog Professional Development Pln Collaboration Social Media

What Are Your EdTech Resolutions?

TeacherCast

Twitter: @TechEdShow ([link]. Find or organize an EdCamp. Invest time in social media. Twitter. Share lessons, images of students engaged in activities to social media. Download. Listen in a New Window. iTunes. Stitcher. SoundCloud. Leave a Review. Clammr It. Subscribe via RSS Subscribe on Android Follow @TeacherCast. Leave a VoiceMail. What are your EdTech Resolutions for 2016?