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Social Media in Education Resources and Guides

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. Educators can learn, share, connect and more with educators from around the world. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them. Social media has been embraced by many educators, but many other educators, administrators and parents are concerned about using social media with students.

Social Media Guide and Resources for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. Educators can learn, share, connect and more with educators from around the world. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. free resources social media social network

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24 Social Media Shortcuts

The Daring Librarian

Sometimes, when you're sharing the benefits of a professional Social Media presence, it can become a bit bewildering and overwhelming. So, I wanted to create a cheat sheet, an At-A-Glance Worksheet that would demystify the steps to crafting your Social Media presence with continuity across several platforms, making it easy to follow while still making sure you're not missing anything important.

7 Steps to Optimize Your Social Media Presence as an Educator

The 21st Century Principal

In his book, The New Rules of Marketing & PR , David Meerman Scott perhaps captures why a number of us so heavily engage in using social media: “ It’s fun to blog and tweet, and it makes you feel good to get your ideas out into the world.” But for me real satisfaction comes from making “connections” with other educators and growing my personal learning network. The best way to do this is to optimize your social media presence as an educator.

Personalizing Learning for All Students With OpenCourseWare

A Principal's Reflections

Cross-posted at SmartBlog on Education. It was at this point that the internship became an opportunity to do something that could truly transform the learning culture here at NMHS. As we floated around some project ideas, I became fixated on ways to personalize and individualize the learning experience for my students. Together, we mapped out what this learning experience would look like, when it would be offered, how it would be assessed, and methods to collect data.

Stop Ignoring Google+

A Principal's Reflections

In case you didn''t know there are thousands of educators and an array of learning communities over at Google+. From my point of view educators become quickly attached to one specific social media tool as their go to source for his/her Personal Learning Network (PLN). Now anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love Twitter as a professional learning and networking tool. There are some similarities between the two social networks.

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Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy

EdTechTeam

The importance of media literacy cannot be understated. Nor can the value of social media as a teaching, learning, and publishing tool. Two principles inform why I engage with my students around social media: Digital literacy doesn’t just naturally develop any more than print literacy does, and. All learning happens through reflection and revision. Will the media be in color or black and white? Social media helps me: Personalize Learning.

4 Ways To Grow Your Personal Learning Network This Week

The Web20Classroom

Social media allows us to connect, to learn, to grow and to reflect not only within ourselves but with each other. She has them write 3 things they need to improve their learning and 3 things they can give to improve the learning of others. Many educators still believe they have little to offer to improve the learning of their colleagues. Being a connected educator is more than just taking ideas from a Twitter chat or even this blog post.

Cultivating and Growing Your Personal Learning Network

edWeb.net

Steven Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist, and Shaelynn Farnsworth, Literacy Consultant, joined Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net for conversation with Larry Jacobs on Education Talk Radio on this topic. Iowa went 1:1 with computers for students in 2008 which meant that teachers could extend the learning beyond the four walls, so they needed to re-imagine learning. It helps teachers extend their learning beyond the four walls.

MA folks- My one-day workshop on Social Media and Personal Learning Networks

SpeechTechie

Hi Folks, I am going to be offering a series of Friday sessions through Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MASSCUE). The first is on a topic close to my heart, Personal Learning Networks. The day will also include a component on using social media tools with students at varying levels. Are you looking for new ways to connect with passionate and creative educators for your own professional development?

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16! What is the Global Education Conference ? What is the Global Education Conference? He has an organization that he’s looking to network with people about in terms of global education.

Need an easier way to personalize learning & differentiate lessons? Try these 4 tools.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Kalysta title: 4 tools that make it easier to personalize learning & differentiate lessons. Social media caption: Technology platforms that differentiate and personalize your lesson plans. Again, this gave students the chance to personalize their work.

5 Ways to Participate in #ISTE17 even if you’re not there #notatiste17

The CoolCatTeacher

I will be leading a panel discussion on the 5 teacher trends changing education. Come by the PowerSchool booth 2918 to meet me in person. In today’s show, Peggy George discusses how to get the most out of ISTE 2017 even if you’re not at there: The #notatiste17 Google Group. How to share learning. Listen to Terry Freedman talk about how to get the most out of education conferences and ISTE. NOTATISTE Google Plus Community. Never stop learning.

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The Growing Role of Technology in Personalized Learning

MindShift

We have proven the fact that all children can learn — and can learn well — under the right instructional circumstances,” said Kenneth W. About a decade ago, leaders in this public school district nearly 70 miles northwest of New York City decided to radically change the way they provide education to its diverse and academically challenged student body. Last year, the founder of Facebook pledged to donate $45 billion to social causes, one of them personalized learning.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. Learn about AR and VR.

Social Media Dim Sum: Tasty Bites You Can Try

The Daring Librarian

Social Media Dim Sum: One Small Plate at a Time I love my PLN! The main plate features those parts of my Personal Learning Network that are the most significant to me: Twitter , Flickr , Google (Gmail & Google apps) Nings ( Classroom 2.0 , Teacher Librarian Ning , MSET , ISTE Community ) Wikispaces and Sqworl. In the side of the bowl and just as important the Discovery Education Network. Discover how to build a Personal Learning Network.

3 Simple Steps to Help Students Become a Global Citizen

The CoolCatTeacher

All of these educators had first met online. Every educator’s story is different. We talk to CEO’s and share with friends around the world on Skype or Google hangout. The Arab-Israeli Conflict simulation out of the University of Michigan is a powerful way to connect and learn and so are ePals , iEarn , Taking IT Global and many transformative organizations. Skype and Google Hangout have made the world a closer, more intimate place.

3 Ways edtech can help education get back on track

Neo LMS

A recent report shared by Google and KPMG reveals that the education tech industry would cater to about 9.6 Despite claims that technology is negatively affecting learning schedules, edtech is a valuable tool for students. Address new education challenges and changing needs.

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Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

My Island View

If there is one thing I truly understand about educators it is that they are slow to change. It might be from decades of people jumping in with the “latest and greatest” answer to a better way to do things in education, or some legislative mandate to fix it all through legislation, only to find it to fizzle out and fall way short when actually implemented. A majority of educators are very comfortable with the methodology and pedagogy of that time.

I am a Connected Educator

The Playground Advocate

I am a connected educator. I connect in person, through email, over the phone, through Skype, via social media, with collaborative web tools and through the social portions of the websites and blogs I read. As an educator, I care about teaching and learning. I want to know what excellent teaching and learning look like and how to replicate it. I want to discern what matters in education, to promote the good and eliminate the bad.

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

The construction of a PLN enables educators to harness the power inherent in 21st Century technologies in order to create a professional growth tool that is accessible whenever, wherever. Image Credit [link] Most educators I talk to have no idea where to begin when attempting to create a PLN that meets their teaching and learning needs. tools and how they can be utilized for teaching and learning. Educators can even create their own RSS feeds!

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8 New Books to Jump-Start Your Summer Learning

Tom Murray

School leaders begin to make their plans for the summer months; from professional learning days to administrative PLCs. To prepare for the upcoming summer, I wanted to share eight books that I’ve recently reviewed or read for my own personal growth. Each book – although very different in nature – supports dynamic teaching and learning practices. What sets excellent educators apart from their peers? Book: Hacking Project Based Learning.

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Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

Cross-posted at The Educator''s Royal Treatment. As I mentioned in a previous post I have been working on a educational technology presentation for principals in a NJ school district. The title I chose was "Harnessing the Power of Educational Technology" as I firmly believe that the many free tools available at our fingertips possess the ability to enhance our effectiveness and efficiency as administrators. Learn more about Google Docs here. Learn more here.

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Discovery Education Experience Updates Tailored to Support Students and Educators for Remote, Hybrid, or In-Person Learning

eSchool News

Th e updates focus on increasing functionality, capability, and personalization for all users. . Together, these resources give educators everything they need to facilitate instruction in any learning environment and create lasting educational impact. .

Meet Your Stakeholders Where They Are

A Principal's Reflections

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to have an article published in the digital version of ASCD's Educational Leadership. An added bonus is that there are so many free tools such as Twitter, Google+, blogs, Facebook, and Remind that are free for all to use. Expanded access to learning - In my case digital communications opened my eyes to new and more powerful ways to learn. To use social media effectively, you need to see yourself as a learner, not just a leader.

Relationships Are Everything

A Principal's Reflections

You can view the Google Hangout video HERE. We had a vibrant conversation on the topic of Digital Leadership with a focus on school culture, embracing change, strategic use of social media, the Model Schools Conference , and innovation. A major theme that resonated throughout our discussion was the importance of becoming a connected educator and how this in itself can be a powerful catalyst for meaningful change.

Four ways to seal education’s missing link during COVID-19

The Christensen Institute

This shift now magnifies a long-standing challenge in K–12 education: the interdependence between home and school. The ebbs and flows of home life and the resources and supports available at students’ homes now affect their learning more than ever before. Education Blog

Why Learning and People Should Come First

A Principal's Reflections

I was recently working on my slide deck for a three-day workshop that will take participants on an immersive experience into digital leadership and learning. My primary objective for all multiday workshops is to illustrate the vital role that technology can play in improving teaching, learning, and leadership. The bottom line is that if we don’t get the instructional design right first, then the chances of technology improving learning outcomes is slim to none.

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

CUE

Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers having way too much fun learning about Quizizz at a CUE Launch event. Professional learning can and should be fun! To that end, a group of 14 educators have been busily designing tasks, missions, and challenges for attendees. Participants will be asked to capture the collaboration and connectivity of the #fallcue experience in the streamlined Chrome Warrior gamified learning environment.

A little more conversation

Learning with 'e's

Now it depends on how you define CPD, but for me it is the personal learning you require to sustain, enhance and extend your own capabilities within your professional practice. This learning can come in many forms. My Personal Learning Network (PLN) is the vehicle that carries me to this learning, and social media is the highway that enables me to get there. All of my learning right now, at this stage of my career, is self determined.

Twitter is a Teacher Superpower! Part 3 of Our Series About PLNs

CUE

By CUE guest blogger Jo-Ann Fox Twitter has become a powerful place for educators to collaborate and to build a strong Personal Learning Network (PLN). Social media has redefined how teachers connect and collaborate with each other. Google Certified Teacher Personal Learning Network (PLN At one time collaboration meant meeting with your grade level teams once a month within your own school. […].

PLN or CoP?

Learning with 'e's

Type "PLN and CoP" into Google, and you''re likely to be redirected to a currency conversion site (PLN is the abbreviation for Polish Zloty and COP stands for Columbian Pesos). That''s quite an apt result because Google and many of the other large, supposedly ''free'' social media tools are very much focused on making money to sustain their operations. Nor is it about the morality of social media companies. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e''s.

What’s a Twitter Chat?

My Island View

There are now hundreds of Education Twitter chats taking place around the world at almost any time of day or night. Very much like any face-to-face social gathering of such numbers of people, one would only engage with a few chatters at a time and focus on the topic of discussion within that group. My personal preference is to participate in chats with one topic to be explored in-depth as opposed to chats, which program 5 or 6 questions in a one-hour slot.

Dealing with digital distraction

The Hechinger Report

Since the fall of 2016, the communications department at Dominguez Hills has banned smartphones, laptops and other personal technology in every classroom — with grade deductions for violations — except for teacher-guided use and “tech breaks” during longer classes such as Eames’s. There’s little consensus, except that the peril of digital distraction neither starts nor ends in school, and learning to tame our tech obsession is a new and vital life skill. Future of Learning.

How to Boost Your Teacher Brand

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Boost Your Teacher Brand appeared first on Shake Up Learning. It’s also the best way to promote your personal and professional brand. Haven’t yet jumped on the social media bandwagon? Five Tips to Help You Create a Personal Brand and a Positive Digital Reputation. What will they find when they Google you? You should expect to be Googled before a job interview. What do your website, blog, and social media profile say about you?