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Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In 2008, he was named by Contribute Magazine as one of 10 Tech Revolutionaries Redefining the Power and Face of Philanthropy.

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The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015. If there was ever a doubt that education twitter chats were kind of a big deal, this television guide-style document should set things straight. Twitter chats aren’t just “things,” but have evolved into fully-functioning professional development for teachers. At their best, twitter chats are dynamic, digital, and easily curated cells of professional connected learning. edtech. edtech.

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Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Richard Byrne on Episode #57 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Richard Byrne @rmbyrne discusses the edtech tools he’s most excited about today. Twitter handle: @rmbyrne. Richard Byrne is a former high school social studies teacher best known for developing the award-winning blog Free Technology for Teachers.

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Here’s a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at what educators are clicking on like crazy

The CoolCatTeacher

Click the tweet buttons and share helpful things on your Twitter feed. (It I will also explain how to calculate these statistics on your Twitter feed. These reflections and social media tips will help bloggers covering ISTE. The Top-Clicked Twitter Link of 2014-2015 (1988 clicks). I found this resource by Smashing Magazine when learning how to sketchnote. Twitter and Facebook users seem to share posts with photos. Social Media Tech Tips

Customize Your Experience with the EdTech Insider Program

EdTech Magazine

Customize Your Experience with the EdTech Insider Program. But there’s so much to sift through across social media, online searches and hallway ­conversations. EdTech Insiders gain access to personalized content recommendations and our most in-depth, premium articles, videos and more. Thank you for making EdTech a part of your workday. Twitter. eli.zimmerman_9856. Tue, 01/15/2019 - 11:52.

A Bored Student Hacked His School’s Systems. Will the Edtech Industry Pay Attention?


Specifically, he tried to get into some of the learning and student management systems built by Blackboard and Follett, which are two of the most widely used edtech systems in the country. Wired Magazine, which is where we first heard about the story , reached out to both companies. We first asked how often he finds security flaws in edtech products. Just now, we were talking about the CEO of Twitter [Jack Dorsey] who appears to have had his account compromised.

The 2018 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs

EdTech Magazine

The 2018 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs. Twitter. Ricky publishes and manages the content on BizTech magazine's website. He's a writer, technology enthusiast, social media lover and all-around digital guy. Twitter. Meghan is an associate editor with EdTech. Makerspaces and creativity are the focus of media specialist Diana Rendina’s blog, Renovated Learning. Teaching, Tech and Twitter. EdTech 4 Beginners.

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25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

"A social network is a social structure made up of individuals (or organizations) called "nodes," which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency , such as friendship , kinship , common interest, financial exchange, dislike, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige. Wikipedia )" Since I last posted on Social Networks over a year ago, a number of new ones have been introduced that can be a huge benefit to education.

Being Connected is Not the Same as Connectedness #CEM15 #edtechchat

Reading By Example

We shared a laugh about the event that we would not have known without social media. Contrast this with my first day back at school: I started the week by leafing through the latest issue of EdTech: Focus on K-12 magazine. A5: If schools leverage the power of @twitter @facebook @RemindHQ the rest of connectedness will take care of itself #satchatoc. Many of us view this concept through the lens of social media and online networks.

3 Ways to Expand Your PLN This Summer

Indiana Jen

Here are a few resources to help you do just that: Build your PLN on Twitter. Twitter has become the online PLN for teachers. If you haven’t yet explored Twitter as a professional development tool, then summer is a perfect time to do that. JohnKingatED – The Secretary of Education is an important individual to follow on Twitter. TheJLV – Jose Vilson, Founder of #EduColor, Social Justice advocate, author, public speaker.

3 Ways to Expand Your PLN This Summer

Indiana Jen

Here are a few resources to help you do just that: Build your PLN on Twitter. Twitter has become the online PLN for teachers. If you haven’t yet explored Twitter as a professional development tool, then summer is a perfect time to do that. JohnKingatED – The Secretary of Education is an important individual to follow on Twitter. TheJLV – Jose Vilson, Founder of #EduColor, Social Justice advocate, author, public speaker.

Let’s Stop Celebrating Non Racial or Cultural Diversity In Edtech

It’s odd to me that some view the questioning of our ceremonial norms, like non-diverse “best of” lists, “all male” or “all white” panels, as a slap in the face to those being lauded as the “go to” voices of Edtech. Do people really not understand the power structures of how this Edtech world works? They’re all simultaneously on a panel, talking about edtech and the work that they do as thought leaders.

7 Simple Steps for a Digital Detox

The Daring Librarian

(This is the full original version of the article I wrote for NEA Today Magazine - So, if your quote or mention doesn't make the mag or their webpage, you know it wasn't me! I did a very unscientific Twitter poll (click or see below), and I asked my Education Personal Learning Network (PLN) friends if they sleep with their phones and was surprised by the many responses. Social media is a constant challenge to mindfulness.

Sit With Us App: How Kids are Fighting Bullying One Lunch Table at a Time

The CoolCatTeacher

Natalie Hampton on episode 252 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Her “Sit with Us” apps and clubs are sweeping the US and other countries as kids use social media to find other kids and stand against bullying. She was recently named one of “25 Women Changing the World” by People Magazine and has won lots of other recognition with her “Sit With Us” app. Twitter: @nobodyeatsalone.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition). Tagged on: March 18, 2017 FBI arrests Twitter user who sent seizure-inducing GIF | CNET → This is terrifying: Kurt Eichenwald, a journalist who writes for Vanity Fair and Newsweek, tweeted Friday that the FBI had arrested a man suspected of purposefully sending him a GIF that triggered an epileptic seizure. Blog EdTech News News news

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Looking for Trusted Advisers? Look No Further

Ask a Tech Teacher

Social Media: @alicekeeler, YouTube. Alice Keeler is a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator and LEC Admin & Online and Blended certified. Training: Jumpstart: A Technology Course for Thoughtful Educators, Twitter for Teachers and Students. Social Media: @cultofpedagogy, iTunes podcast. Social Media: @ericcurts, YouTube. Social Media: @rmbyrne, YouTube.

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Using Google Apps to Support Reading and Writing in the Classroom (Recorded Webinar)

Shake Up Learning

The Social Media Secret Sauce (presentation). Kasey received a Digital Innovation in Learning Award given by EdSurge and Digital Promise, in the “Sharing is Caring,” category, and she was recognized as the #3 EdTech and E-Learning Influencer on Twitter. Kasey is co-leader of the North Texas Google Educator Group and has also been featured on edtech podcasts, EdTech Magazine, Edsurge and more.

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Protected Tweets? 8 Messages You're Sending

The Innovative Educator

What makes Twitter unique is that unlike some other social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat, which are generally designed to stay connected with those you know face-to-face, Twitter is a place where one goes to connect with others with whom you may have never met, but share an idea, passion, or interest. People on Twitter, or Tweeps, can find each other using a specific hashtag, or perhaps they are all fans of a celebrity or a product.

3 Keys to Transform Instruction with Chromebooks

EdTech Magazine

Rather than merely transitioning worksheet-like assignments to laptops, Avrith advises, school districts should adopt curricula that support the following goals: SIGN UP: Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! By connecting with peers through social media, kids can find a natural audience for their creations. . Twitter. He is a contributor to the CDW family of technology magazines

TCEA 2019: As Ed Tech Expands, So Do Privacy Concerns

EdTech Magazine

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Follow @EdTech_K12 on Twitter for continued TCEA 2019 coverage. Finally, leaders must be mindful of students’ digital footprint , helping them to set the right privacy settings on social media and avoid oversharing. . Follow us on Twitter at @EdTech_K12 or the official conference Twitter account, @TCEA , and join the conversation using the hashtag #TCEA. Amy is managing editor of EdTech Magazine: Focus on Higher Education

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Make a Big Splash Into Learning This Summer


Dive Deep into Digital Assessments What creative measures do you use to assess students through digital media? Showing a video is no longer a sufficient way to successfully integrate digital media. EdTech Magazine created a list of Must Read Educator Blogs. How do you measure how effectively you have been integrating edtech tools into the classroom? Social media allows you to create your own learning opportunities, anywhere, and anytime.

#ICE18: Kristin Ziemke Explores Technology’s Place in Literacy Lessons

EdTech Magazine

EdTech magazine sought out Ziemke to distill her knowledge for those who can’t attend the conference. SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! EDTECH: What does it mean to be digitally literate? ZIEMKE: To keep it simple, it’s looking at all types of information presented to us in a variety of different formats: print, media, texts, graphics, video, etc. Twitter.

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PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. Also remember to subscribe to this blog by RSS or email and follow me on twitter at mjgormans. It is back to school time 2020 for many of us in the United States and beyond.

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Summer Summer Summertime!!!! One Tool at A Time! How can you increase your Technology Toolbox?


EdTech Magazine created a list of Must Read Educators Blogs. Check out their list (fyi- I am featured as one of the top 5 :) ) Are you on twitter ? Twitter is one the easiest and common ways to develop a strong PLN. When corporations want to get the word out on their new products, they usually take to twitter and other social media first. Twitter allows you to create your own learning opportunities, anywhere, and anytime.

Common Sense Tech


Ken Royal of Scholastic Administrator Magazine recently wrote a blog post which resonated with me. As much as I love the world of social media and all of the benefits it has to offer education, I, too, worry about educators who run headlong into using free web resources with K-12 students. edtech edtech leadership edtech policy K-12 edtech K-12 education social media

The Unsettling Stomach Lurch of Teacher Branding

Tech Helpful

Recently eduawesome Refranz Davis shared this recent post she wrote on her thoughts of the need to be "visually appealing" as an female edtech speaker. She posted the above post on Facebook and a few of us edtech women jumped on it and ran with the idea of "branding." During Christmas break I shared that fact in a Twitter chat with a tweet something like this: "I struggle with the fact that edus feel they must brand themselves to be heard.

The TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting


However, if you are looking to carve out a niche teaching about the most innovative ways you can use an edtech product, then maybe you should be considering using YouTube and your blog as a vehicle for promoting your content. These shows are often short … only a few minutes and often these days are used as teaser episodes when doing early promotions on social media. Click Here To Share This Post With Your Twitter PLN! Social Media.

Happy Birthday Shake Up Learning! A Reflective Look Back and 5 Tips for New Bloggers

Shake Up Learning

But I had set up Twitter to automatically share my posts. Tip #4: Let Passion Be Your Driver I am very much an edtech geek, and enjoy learning and sharing with teachers. Tip #5: Encourage Reader Interactions, Be Social and Grow Your PLN (So maybe this is three tips in one, but they are all connected.) Always remember, blogging IS a social media platform. So get rid of your Twitter egg, and stop lurking. Happy Birthday Shake Up Learning!

5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design

EdTech Magazine

SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Twitter. Alex writes for CDW’s Tech magazines and websites. 5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:03. From inside the K-12 education bubble, it’s easy to believe that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and STEAM (adding art to the STEM mix) initiatives are a done deal — everyone’s doing them. .

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2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thanks to the GEC Sponsors Social Media Amazing List of Currently Scheduled Sessions! Sanny Zuiderveld, co-founder Bringing the World to Your Classroom - Connie Rensink Building Bridges Though Intercultural Communication - Joe McVeigh, Author and Educational Consultant Building Global Connections with Out of Eden Learn - Rob Martin, Middle School Social Studies Teacher Challenge Based Learning: Take Action. The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday!

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

She was recently chosen to be a Teacher of the Future by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and she has also been named a Top Education Influencer on Twitter. Karen has presented at conferences around the country about teaching students to navigate social media and working with teachers to develop digital projects that embrace new media literacies. It breaks down all physical and social barriers.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The New York Times Magazine has a long and thoughtful piece by Sara Mosle on school reforms in the Atlanta Public Schools. Teachers are on the cover of Time Magazine , this time making a very different case than that infamous cover of Michelle Rhee holding a broom. ” Via The New York Times Magazine : “ The Second Shift : What Teachers Are Doing to Pay Their Bills.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.


Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via Scientific American : “How the FDA Manipulates the Media.” Via Edsurge : “How Proposed Title I Changes Impact School Funding and Edtech Vendors” – “ A Win for Edtech Vendors.” tl;dr: emailing them, holding webinars, using social media. ” That’d be Glenn Reynolds , @instapundit , who also briefly had his Twitter account suspended. Presidential Campaign Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “We Shut Down Our Edtech Startup. Anil Dash and Gina Trapani announced they’re closing down their social media analytics product ThinkUp. That is, major social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter increasingly made it difficult for ThinkUp to work with their APIs. Who owns your data – whether it’s social media or school-related? From the MIT Media Lab’s Joi Ito : “The Fintech Bubble.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The Huffington Post filed Twitter’s response to Ivanka Trump ’s announcement under “comedy.” ” Via EdScoop : “ USC launches edtech research center focused on underrepresented youth.” “ No State Will Measure Social-Emotional Learning Under ESSA. Google had a big media to-do this week. ” This, from Edsurge , is pretty awful: “Why Edtech Executives Are Keeping a Close Eye on Preschool Demographics.”