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Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.


I wondered what would make a school even venture this request in our social media saturated society. It is hard to cultivate the positive environment required for teaching and learning if social issues are causing continuous disruption.

“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

She won a regional Georgia award for the National Center for Women & Information Technology program (NCWIT) and recently accompanied Davis to the 2012 ISTE Conference where she helped Davis present on attracting women into STEM fields. Twitter: @coolcatteacher.

Building and Growing Your Professional Learning Network

One way to do this is to take a look back at what it was like for educators before the advent of social media. Teachers can seek out experts via , Edmodo , Facebook , Twitter , Google+ , Skype , Pinterest , and other social media and educational websites.

Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

From unencrypted browsing during a class activity to embedding videos into presentations, schools can inadvertently compromise student privacy by exposing them to tracking cookies, according to a recently issued report from the Consortium of School Networking. Twitter.

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

And then, not two days later, I heard Twitter has reclassified their app as a news purveyor rather than a social media device. Once again: Who gets news from Twitter? I read recently that 70% of millennials get their news from Facebook. Really?

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10 Killer iPad Projects Students Will Love #ISTE13


Notes from ISTE13 Concurrent Session Holly Dornak and Jessica Dyer, ITS''s, Lamar CISD All presentation resources posted here: [link] - Goal is to use the iPad or whatever device it might be to do higher level skills/ higher levels of Blooms. Edmodo Showbie - an app where teacher makes accounts and students can turn in work from iPad. Many of the apps recommended in the projects to follow may cost money now, but the presenters first became aware of them through Apps Gone Free.

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Here's what you missed at the MidWest Technology Conference 2014 #METC14


I had the pleasure to attend and present at the Midwest Technology Conference in February. I co-presented two workshops this year. Social Studies: [link] - tons of resources on creating effective flipped videos. Fake twitter feeds.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Moving Forward in the PAH Continuum: Maximizing the Power of the Social Web: Lisa Marie Blaschke. Heutagogy and Social Communities of Practice: Will Self-determined Learning Re-write the Script for Educators?: Collaboration and social negotiation is encouraged among learners.

It’s about time: a round-up of time-lining tools


Working with maps and source materials, using any timescale, users can tell narrated stories; create, animate and customize paths; link to media; specify start and end times using calendar prompts; and embed descriptions of events. 8th grade Social Studies Overview.

Global Leadership Week Next Week - Join Us!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

First is the Global Leadership Summit on Monday, April 25th , an invitational, face-to-face convening at Edmodo’s headquarters in San Mateo, California on Monday, April 25th, from 4 PM - 7 PM PDT (UTC-7). These series of presentations, interviews, and panels will highlight leadership practices from a range of experts, and will take place between 12:00 - 4:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time. Global Leadership Week discussions are also being hosted in a new Edmodo feature called Topics.

21st Principal’s Big List of Must-Have Administrator Tech Knowledge

The 21st Century Principal

Use and understand social media platforms: Instead of giving in to fear and trying to find ways to limit access and use of social media platforms by educators, 21st century administrators need to be engaged heavily in the use of these platforms to both promote their educational organizations and to communicate with stakeholders. To really be able to take advantage of the cyber-media, administrators need to be able to understand its intricacies and quirks.

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Revised List of Top iPad Apps for School Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

Media Apps EPIX: For those who are movie addicts and have a cable subscription to the EPIX movie channel, you can now add access to your EPIX movies to your iPad. This app connects to your Google Reader account and pulls your chosen RSS feeds down to your iPad, where you can read them, share them on social media, or curate them to your Evernote account. Keynote : Keynote is a presentation app created specifically for the iPad. Users can create and show presentations.

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The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, is worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit , a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 The conference theme is the use of social media and Web 2.0 this will also allow you to correspond with the presenters and other members, and to comment on sessions and discussions). Venable Social Networking for Social Good with TakingITGlobal for Educators by Kate Gatto Social Networking for Teacher Education by Leigh A.

Survey Says! ISTE11 Philly is the Place to Be!

The Daring Librarian

Besides being super busy with with ISTE Board service, meetings, poster sessions, Blogger cafe hanging, and playgrounds - I''ll be presenting twice on two exciting (but very different!) Including stuff from: Shmoop, Edmodo, SweetSearch, FableVision, EasyBib, Discovery Education (Thanks Steve!)

Refreshing your on- and offline spaces with a bit of library eye candy


Social media inspiration. The brilliant Sylvia Duc kworth shares her sketchnotes on Flickr and the equally brilliant Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano (aka Langwitches) reflects and amplifies what she herself learns as sketchnotes on her blog and in her presentations.

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our second annual School Leadership Summit is this week, and we hope you will consider joining us for some or many of the 60+ free online presentations and keynote addresses. Yildiz, Teacher Educator 2:00pm Edmodo – An Asynchronous Métier - Ms.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - May Is Ed Tech Month - Geo-Educators - Natural Math - Oxygen Masks and You

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Don''t miss this terrific opportunity to present to or learn from others, and that will kick off a month of great ed tech events. You can connect with the Geo-Educator Community through a variety of online platforms including Twitter , Facebook and the secure educator site, Edmodo.


The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This event is brought to you by VIF International Education, Google for Education , iEARN-USA and Edmodo. Participants will be connected on Twitter via the hashtag #globaled16.