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Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

For Thought Leader Thursday , social media researcher Laura Pasquini explains three defining aspects of effective social media powered professional development.In The lessons learned from effective social media PD.

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

In today’s knowledge-based economy, employees are challenged by new situations at work every day, so they need to constantly learn and improve their skills in order to be successful.

3 ways to be a better digital citizen, online and IRL

eSchool News

note : Innovation In Action is a new monthly column from the International Society of Technology in Education focused on exem plary practices in education. These opportunities to find and share information have increased our dependence on technology.

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. The engine of a PLN is social media.

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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.

Fake news: Fact or opinion?

Kathy Schrock

The following blog post first appeared on my Discovery Education blog in February of 2019 , and is re-published here with permission. You can visit their News and Media Literacy units here. These skills are life skills, not just Internet information skills!

Britannica CEO Talks Google, Wikipedia and What Lil Pump Can Teach Us About Credibility

Edsurge

There was a time not long ago when people claimed to trust Google news results and Wikipedia articles more than the media outlets they linked to. Is that gated information approach typical? Krishnan : First off, I’m surprised our corporate information is gated. We at Britannica realize that it’s not enough to provide good information, but that good information needs to be easily available. And today most people discover that information using search engines.

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Teaching: Have you found your life’s work?

Fractus Learning

I love education. As I continue down my path and the more involved I get in my projects and commitments, the more I know that being an educator means far more to me than just the ‘work’ I get paid to do. Being an educator can be hard.