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Engaging Social Media for Educators

MIND Research Institute

In our latest episode, Brian welcomes Senior Content and Brand Specialist Calli Wright to the podcast for a discussion on how educators can get more out of social media by taking a purposeful approach. 20 Texas Education Leaders to Follow on Twitter.

7 Tips for Using Social Media for Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tell me if this sounds familiar: With the 2016 New Year, you resolved to build your Professional Learning Network –finally, to stop living in the 20th century where your world revolved around a sticks-and-bricks building, a landline phone, and the mailbox.

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The Summer of Social Media

Kyle Pace

It’s also a time that educators can give adequate time to new learning opportunities. One thing that I think summer is great for in terms of professional learning is investing the time to better understand how you can use social media as an educator.

Facebook for Professional Learning

EdTechSandyK

If you''re reading this post, I''m going to assume you are an active reader of blogs or Twitter or both. Are you also leveraging Facebook for your professional learning? Frequently, there are also great conversations around their posts on Facebook which I learn from.

What Would Abe Lincoln’s Social Media Campaign Look Like? A New Classroom Use For Twitter and Facebook

Edsurge

During the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama and his team pioneered the use of social media as a powerful campaign tool. It’s easy to forget, given how commonplace the use of social media is today, that back in 2008. sending out reminders and raising money on Twitter while interacting with people on Facebook was a huge deal. Both Twitter and the iPhone were less than a year old. What would Twitter posts from the Lincoln campaign look like?

Building and Growing Your Professional Learning Network

edWeb.net

One way to do this is to take a look back at what it was like for educators before the advent of social media. Teachers can seek out experts via edWeb.net , Edmodo , Facebook , Twitter , Google+ , Skype , Pinterest , and other social media and educational websites.

I Wonder If This Social Media Thing Will Ever Catch On?

The Web20Classroom

There were sessions about assessment, technology, professional development and others. What I really enjoyed was there were so many people there that I knew because of social media. Along both sides of this table were people I mainly know from Twitter. Social Media.

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.

EdTechSandyK

Image Source It is our professional opinion that you get your child off Facebook. I wondered what would make a school even venture this request in our social media saturated society. But is asking parents to get their children off of Facebook the answer?

Why Connect?

A Principal's Reflections

I was honored to have been interviewed for Educational Leadership, ASCD's flagship magazine, on the power of Twitter as part of a Personal Learning Network (PLN). As you will see, the true power of connected learning is what you glean from the people you engage with.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Learn more about formative assessment.

Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

Like many people my first foray into the virtual world of connectedness was through Facebook. This led me to consider making some professional connections out of necessity. It was considered a social media application for professionals.

5 Baby-Steps for Using Twitter to Begin a Personal Learning Network

The 21st Century Principal

Social media has offered us a platform where we can learn from and with the smartest people we ‘meet’ from around the world, whenever we need to or are ready to go.” Scott McLeod & Chris Lehman The School Leader’s Guide to Social Media Personal Learning Networks existed long before there was an Internet. I am perhaps showing my age, but my first “Personal Learning Network” used very little of the technologies we use now.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation. With school budgets being planned on a year over year basis, the concern over long-term sustainability for digital learning arises. Commit to Personalized Professional Learning. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

Like many people my first foray into the virtual world of connectedness was through Facebook. This led me to consider making some professional connections out of necessity. It was considered a social media application for professionals.

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3 Reasons Educators Need to Use Multiple Twitter Accounts

The 21st Century Principal

The widespread use of Twitter by educators is evident by the number of educators using it. Just following the Twitter stream during the course of a week, and you''ll see several "chats" devoted to education and educational practice. Because these two purposes for using Twitter are quite different, having multiple accounts set up for these dual purposes makes sense. In a word, this means establishing and maintaining each Twitter account for a specific purpose or function.

Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

Like many people my first foray into the virtual world of connectedness was through Facebook. This led me to consider making some professional connections out of necessity. It was considered a social media application for professionals.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Social studies teachers will adore these!

I'm a teacher. What can I do with Twitter?

EdTechnocation.com

I''m sharing resources and talking about the value of Twitter in your PLN (Professional Learning Network). My session was titled I Can Do What With Social Media? For Google Rocks, I''ll be focusing on the section, Twitter in your PLN.

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

Tech Helpful

The following post is by Alex Podchaski, and while I have never met him in person, we are part of each other's professional learning network. Over the weekend, the media has picked up on what has really happened and gotten to the real part of the story - it’s not real.

Building Momentum

A Principal's Reflections

Speaking to administrators who are skeptical about utilizing social media is something that I am extremely passionate about. I now have the confidence to clearly articulate how social media has enabled me to become a more effective and efficient administrator in many areas.

Next Gen Professional Development pt 2- Upskilling

CUE

Have you ever learned something by failing for a bit and then mastering the concept by simply doing it? Flash forward twenty plus years and I was thinking very much about my skiing origin-story as I designed my first-ever professional development for a group of educators.

Oprah-fy Your PD

CUE

Hordes of teachers jumping around, crying tears of joy as you hand them little boxes with the keys to their professional development…You could even summon your own inner Oprah and run around the staff room shouting…. Innovate passion-based learning professional learning

Connecting Teaching, Learning, & Leadership

EdTechSandyK

Notes from an edWeb.net Webinar 4/28/14 Dr. Joe Mazza Director of Connected Teaching, Learning & Leadership North Penn School District Dr. Mazza just took on his position in December. He is a project manager, promoting connected teaching, learning, & leadership.

Discovery Educator Network Announces 2018-2019 Leadership Council Members

techlearning

Educators Around the World Leading the Growth and Development of Discovery Education’s Professional Learning Network– Silver Spring, Md. Most importantly, their efforts will continue to improve the teaching and learning experiences of students around the world.

Wait You're Still not on Twitter? What are you waiting for?

MSEDTechie

Twitter isn''t going away! When I first started using twitter, I used it purely as a social outlet. Twitter has changed so much from the "What are you doing now" tag line to becoming one of the largest Personal Professional Learning Networks available to educators.

Learning and growing as educators

Neo LMS

Finding time to engage in professional learning can present a challenge for educators. So how can educators engage in professional learning and find time to connect with other educators, when schedules and responsibilities make finding extra time difficult? Social Media.

Let’s Show Our Work with the #PowerOfPublicSchools

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

I share at least one thing every single day on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook about the work that is going on in our public school library. So…I decided to occasionally share with her on social media some of the things happening in our public school library.

Discovery Educator Network Invites Educators Around the Globe to Attend the 2018 Fall VirtCon

techlearning

-Virtual event provides teachers and administrators new, actionable strategies for creating dynamic digital learning environments- Silver Spring, Md. Learn how one Library Media Specialist developed a center for creativity, discovery, and community spirit.

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Wisconsin’s School District of Brown Deer Launches New Professional Development Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education

techlearning

- Latest Phase of Four Year Partnership to Focus on Implementing New Professional Learning Model Driving Continuous Improvement and Transforming Education- Silver Spring, Md. These strategies and approaches are then practiced in educator created, student-centered Learning Labs.

Today's Newsletter: Refill Your Learning Toolbox This Summer

techlearning

For those of us in education, summer is a time for relaxation, reflecting, and also new learning. Instagram, Twitter, or personalized Facebook groups allow you to create your own learning opportunities, anywhere, and anytime.

6 Key Personal Learning Network Literacies Every Educator Needs

The 21st Century Principal

“We now live in a world where even twelve-year olds can create their own global classrooms around the things about which they are are most passionate,” writes Will Richardson in an essay entitled “Navigating Social Networks as Learning Tools.” Richardson adds this about our students, “Most of them have no adults, neither teachers nor parents, in their lives, who can help them see and employ the learning potential at hand.” Personal learning network cultivation.

Take control of your own Professional Development

Tomorrow's Learners

While both of these avenues for professional development are still useful, there is a much more effective way of going about one’s professional development. Simply put, teachers need to take a self-directed approach to their own professional development. Or are they simply waiting for that once in a blue moon (and often expensive) conference, or waiting for a colleague to show them the next tool that will transform learning?

Get the Good News Out

A Principal's Reflections

We see the fruits of our labor through our students as they show growth in learning over time. To get the good news out you don’t have to continue to wait patiently for the mainstream media to cover your stories. Let’s face it – great things occur in all schools on a daily basis.

8 Education Books For The Digital Age: The Connected Educator Series #CorwinCE

The Web20Classroom

Ask any of the thousands of teachers who regularly use Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook about connected education, and you may get an earful about using digital tools as a means to connect with educators and students worldwide.

How to Make an Impact as a Tech Coach

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Make an Impact as a Tech Coach appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Alison Jalufka is a Learning Coach at an elementary school in her Central Texas school district. Are you ready to make an impact as a technology and learning coach? Alison on Twitter.