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. Can social media be effective professional development? Twitter Chat Sessions, and TL News Night.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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!

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.

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! Below are some tips for new and experienced EdCampers! What is EdCamp?

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.

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. 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.

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

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

Social Media and Connected Learning. This is a huge shift from two years ago when there were very few people tweeting at the conference and Twitter wasn’t widely considered a tool for schools and teachers (and students).

Creating Change

The Principal of Change

Yesterday, the “Global Day of Design” happened ( #GDD16 on Twitter ) and over 450 schools took part in this an amazing opportunity. One of things that I have been really thinking about is not only embracing change, but educators creating it.

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. TL Advisor Blog Professional Development Pln Collaboration Social Media

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!

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

Social Media and Connected Learning. This is a huge shift from two years ago when there were very few people tweeting at the conference and Twitter wasn’t widely considered a tool for schools and teachers (and students).

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. But they do not send out student names on social media. pln professional development social media

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.

Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward

EdTechSandyK

Public Relations In Royce City ISD, every campus has a Twitter account and shares reminders with parents and students via Twitter. We need to be using social media to tell people about the positive things that are going on in our classrooms and schools!

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.

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.

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. The Edcamp model connects educators to PD like never before.

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.

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.

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.

9 Ways to Upgrade Professional Learning in Your District

Tom Murray

From professional learning modules to social media, opportunities for learning through high quality digital content must be available for both teachers and kids. Social media and technology tools offer global networks of educators looking to connect and grow professionally.

Refill Your Learning Toolbox This Summer

MSEDTechie

Instagram, Twitter, or personalized Facebook groups allow you to create your own learning opportunities, anywhere, and anytime. The connections you make through social media lead you to a wealth of knowledge that is not made possible without it.

Today's Newsletter: Refill Your Learning Toolbox This Summer

techlearning

Instagram, Twitter, or personalized Facebook groups allow you to create your own learning opportunities, anywhere, and anytime. The connections you make through social media lead you to a wealth of knowledge that is not made possible without it.

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? Tweet.

Make A Big Splash Into Summer Learning

MSEDTechie

Are you using Twitter, Voxer, Skype, Google Hangouts, Facebook, or other social media tools to expand your personal learning network? Social media allows you to create your own learning opportunities, anywhere, and anytime.

Learning Resolutions For 2015

The Web20Classroom

Learning Resolution 2-Share More Twitter has been my learning drug of choice for over 6 years now. That might mean sharing all my notes from the conferences I am lucky to attend in Evernote, to mentoring new teachers who are using social media to connect. on Twitter.

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. Teachers in 2017 are more likely to learn from a Twitter chat for education than most “sit and get” professional development sessions hosted by their school or district.

Here's What I Would Do

Adam Welcome

Last year I was at an EdCamp and in a session with about thirty other educators. I can't exactly remember what the session was about, but our conversation turned to social media, access in schools and certain things being blocked.