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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

Or maybe it did, but we didn’t call it the same, only a handful of people had it, and most of the tools that I use everyday didn’t exist yet. The education system sometimes is all about group learning activities, group assignments, and learning together.

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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. How can users balance this idea of ultimate knowledge with being with others IRL (In Real Life)?

How colleges are adapting to the future of education

Linways Technologies

If that seems too far fetched, just think about the number of jobs that was created in the last few decades, like social media manager, drone operator, mobile app developer, system admin etc. So as a result, we are now seeing more skill based educational practises in colleges.

How to Build Your PLN

Ask a Tech Teacher

When a colleague tells you she heard about a new tech tool from someone in her PLN, do you first wonder what she’s talking about–not the tool but the three-letter acronym? The engine of a PLN is social media. refer to it in your social media.

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The Journey to Becoming an Author

A Principal's Reflections

This should never have happened either as I was convinced that any and all social media tools were a complete waste of my time and would not lead to any improvement in professional practice. Social media not only gave us the inspiration but also empowered us to take action.

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. Discovery Education includes a 2:37 Common Craft video called Bias Detection.

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. It’s about the foundation of knowledge. Do you really want to build your foundation of knowledge based on information that might not be true? But you and I have no time—even though you’re a journalist and I’m an educated person who believes in these things, so I pretty much exhibit the same behavior you do.

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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. Affluent students get to digital tools for creative exploration; poor students get to use theirs for test prep. Altius Education.