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Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

This is a day for leaders and learners to level up digital learning. For Thought Leader Thursday , social media researcher Laura Pasquini explains three defining aspects of effective social media powered professional development.In Are we welcoming to beginners?

How to Build Your PLN

Ask a Tech Teacher

’ You might even understand the purpose of a PLN–to provide educators with a collaborative learning environment–but think you don’t need one, or staff development provided by your school is all you can handle. According to D. How to build a PLN.

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Top 10 Tips for Using Social Media for Administrators & Other Educators

The 21st Century Principal

According to Andy Beal and Judy Strauss, authors of Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online , “Shifting from traditional to social media requires new skills, new tools, and an understanding of social media platforms.” Any school leader bringing an archaic understanding and knowledge of old media to social media is in danger of looking foolish and perhaps in danger of getting himself in major trouble with stakeholders.

Learning to learn: A skill set for the 21st century student

Neo LMS

Officially, any school’s purpose is to prepare its students for becoming highly accomplished members of the workforce. How do schools know how to do that, exactly? How could we know whether or not schools reach their purpose successfully? Read on to find out.

Do It Right the First Time: How to Maximize Your Edtech Investment

Edsurge

From cutting-edge computing and cloud services to data-driven instruction and adaptive learning, K-12 edtech solutions are abundant. For administrators deciding which solutions to invest in, time and resources are limited. But it’s best to try before you buy.

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When Pushing Boundaries in Math Education, Where Can Teachers Turn For Help and Camaraderie?

MindShift

Earlier this year, math educator and Demos executive Dan Meyer published a piece entitled “Lonely Math Teachers” in which he raised the shortcomings of social media and the need for innovative math teachers to connect online. We don’t all have to do the same thing.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. I think it is worthwhile, as the decade draws to a close, to review those stories and to see how much (or how little) things have changed.