The Journey to Becoming an Author

A Principal's Reflections

My unexpected journey began with a decision to give Twitter a try in 2009. One day in 2010 I received a Twitter message from Bill Ferriter asking if I would be interested in co-authoring a book with him and Jason Ramsden titled Communicating and Connecting with Social Media.

Hyperconnected

Learning with 'e's

million search enquiries on Google, nearly 2 million photos created on Snapchat , over 4 million hours of video watched on the video sharing channel YouTube (and 400 hours uploaded), nearly half a million tweets sent on Twitter, and more than 16 million text messages sent.

Clippy and the History of the Future of Educational Chatbots

Hack Education

The Twitter bot was built to “learn” by parroting the words and phrases from the other Twitter users that interacted with it, and – because, you know, Twitter – those users quickly realized that they could teach Tay to say some really horrible things.

Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #19: 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Researcher Laura Pasquini From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. There is no doubt that community organizing has moved online in the education world. Laura Pasquini Twitter – [link].

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. In his post, he made the case for Twitter.

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

5 Ways to Teach Students to Think From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In other words, they learned and built their own knowledge base. To expand their knowledge, they had to assemble a library and know how to find books in it.

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

The 21st Century Principal

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. Top 10 List for Using Social Media for School Leaders & Other Educators 1. Educate your entire school community and all stakeholders about what social media is, what its benefits are, and provide them ideas on how to best use it.

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. Meet other educators like yourself.

How To 344

How to Make Assessment Meaningful this School Year | By @EduSight

TeacherCast

My goal was to really listen to what the educators had to say, and to try to understand what problems they faced every day. Focus on Process: Knowledge Isn’t Always the Goal. Increasingly, knowledge isn’t what we strive for as educators.

New K-12 think tank zeroes in on research and policy

eSchool News

A new national education think tank – the Learning Policy Institute – will conduct high-quality research to inform evidence-based policies that can prepare all students for the challenges of our fast-changing, knowledge-based society.

“A small didactic surprise, a simple learning scenario, good mood, and imagination: these are the ingredients of a good lesson.” – Vassilis Economou, Greece

Daily Edventures

Head of the Department of Informatics and Digital Education. I saw the joy of searching, discovering, and acquiring knowledge in their eyes. I am more than certain that it is worth trying to show the ‘bright’ aspect of technology, and to make devices useful in education.

Why Do High School Teachers Lecture So Much?

TeachThought - Learn better.

by Grant Wiggins , Authentic Education. And the new AP framework which also does so is based on UbD.) You have rich and interesting knowledge based on research that can overcome confusions and missing elements in the current course.

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Culturally Responsive Teaching Starts With Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

by Dr. Matthew Lynch , Dean of the School of Education, Psychology, & Interdisciplinary Studies at Virginia Union University. Culturally Responsive Teaching Starts With Students.

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

I recently participated in a #TnTechChat Twitter chat moderated by @TeachTnTech regarding Technology skills needed in preservice teachers. Apparently this tweet resonated with many educators on Twitter because it got an over abundance of love.