The Summer of Social Media

Kyle Pace

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. Social media can be used as a great communication tool for a district, school, or a classroom.

Harnessing the Power and Potential of Social Media to Build Learning Communities #CDNedtech19

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

I’ve been invited to host a Round Table Breakout Session at the 10th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit today, titled: “ Harnessing the Power and Potential of Social Media to Build Learning Communities. What are the challenges of engaging on social media?

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Teaching in Social Media Contexts

SpeechTechie

Social Media is part of life--and a good context for targeting social cognition and narrative language. A few contexts in which I have used social media in the last several months: GCF Learn Free has great simple tutorials on social media outlets.

Massive "Mobile MakerSpace" Resource

Adjusting Course

Finally, you can see real-time updates by checking out our school's hashtag on social media: #GWgreats. Since we didn't have the luxury of designating an extra classroom as a “MakerSpace” we opted for a mobile-cart model.

Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

As an early adopter of transformative technologies, I have been watching the mobile app space carefully to see how it can benefit all facets of education. My vision is for every high school around the country to have its own native mobile app. we have a richly-featured mobile app.

Smartphone Photography Tips and Apps

The CoolCatTeacher

Mobile artist communities are growing. Meri has displayed her mobile art in some of the most prestigious art museums in the world.) What are mobile artists? What are commonly used terms by mobile artists? Mobile artist communities are growing.

5 Tools To Make Your Website Faster (and Better)

The CoolCatTeacher

To put it another way, page load time is the time it takes from when someone clicks that link to your website in a Google search until it fully appears in their web browser. . Google Developers PageSpeed Insights. Social Media Tech Tips Technology

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Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

There has been a lot of talk in the news about the weaponization of social media. What is often not discussed in these arguments is the interconnectedness of social media and digital, data privacy. Additionally, Park Mobile is not a government app.

Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides

Shake Up Learning

The post Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s have some fun with Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides! The first one was Collaborative Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings. Google Drawings v. Google Slides.

Using Google to Enhance Teams

The Playground Advocate

My school district embraced Google Apps for Education a few years ago, and since then we have been working to help our administrators, teachers, and students move to these tools to enhance teaching and learning. We also use Google+ to learn from and interact with other educators.

10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Engage Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

Create a basic QR code easily even on your mobile device that leads to a link, a message or any text, your contact details, or your location. is a website to easily create QR codes and attach to any Google App, such as Slides, Spreadsheets, Forms, and more!

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

NeverEndingSearch

The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download. Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information.

Celly Launches New Service and Android App for Building Mobile Social Networks

Educational Technology Guy

It is free to use (standard text messaging rates apply though) and anyone with a mobile phone or access to the web can use it. There are also many more features such as media links, notes and more. Cells are “social building blocks” that work for any group, event, place, or activity.

5 tips to engage parents using technology they already use

eSchool News

The trick to getting more parents involved in what’s going on in the classroom: stick to video, social media, and other familiar tech. Here are some tips and inspiration to encourage greater parent engagement: Social media.

How to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills online

eSchool News

With smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices, students have 24/7 access to news, information, and opinions—not all of which are well-informed or well-intentioned. 21st Century Skills Digital Citizenship Industry Insights critical thinking digital citizenship hate speech social media

It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047

Shake Up Learning

The post It’s Not About Google (Part 4) – SULS047 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Even when we love technology and Google tools, we have to remember that it’s NOT about Google. Also works on mobile.). Dynamic Learning with Google (Part 3).

20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English

Teacher Reboot Camp

Promote active learning with student devices with Google’s Emoji Scavenger Hunt. Google Chrome has an Emoji Keyboard extension to use for writing emojis on a computer.

20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English

Teacher Reboot Camp

Promote active learning with student devices with Google’s Emoji Scavenger Hunt. Google Chrome has an Emoji Keyboard extension to use for writing emojis on a computer.

Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media. Principals can use social media for communication, public relations, branding, professional development, and opportunity.

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13 Tips to Organize Your Google Drive

Shake Up Learning

The post 13 Tips to Organize Your Google Drive appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this blog post and podcast episode, you will learn 13 Tips to Organize Your Google Drive. Google Drive is the heart of G Suite. If your Google Drive is a hot mess, I have 13 tips to help you!

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

By subscribing to various RSS feeds educators then have a customized flow of information that is continually updated and accessible through the use of mobile devices or the internet. Social Bookmarking : Method for storing, organizing, and sharing bookmarks online.

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Using @IFTTT For Better School Communications

The Web20Classroom

Mobile devices we can carry in our pockets are powerful. Wish People Happy Birthday on Facebook -Have staff or student birthdays in Google Calendar? IFTTT Leadership PR Social Media

Write Right with Google Tools

techlearning

There are a multitude of ways for students to improve their writing , including many technology tools that come from Google or that work with G Suite. See below for an overview of Google tools that can be used to help students and teachers through the writing process.

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Why is Facebook Marketing Important for Montessori Schools?

Hubbli

Yes, everyone’s favorite social network is also a powerful marketing tool. The idea behind SEO is simple: Improve, or optimize, your website so that it will appeal to the search engine crawlers owned by Google, Bing, etc. Looking for a way to improve your school’s enrollment numbers?

#GAFE4Littles with Christine Pinto | Episode 6 of The Google Teacher Tribe

Shake Up Learning

The post #GAFE4Littles with Christine Pinto | Episode 6 of The Google Teacher Tribe appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In this episode, Matt and I interview Christine Pinto, a Kindergarten teacher, who shares how she uses Google with her littles. Google Fun Facts.

Best Practices with Mobile Tech: #adjunctchat Tuesday, July 15

Connecting 2 the World

Mobile Technology is here to stay. Many of us may try to resist integrating mobile technology into our classrooms. What are some ways in which mobile technology has changed the classroom? Students have access to information on their mobile devises which can broaden the curriculum. I often use my class time to send students out and observe while keeping in touch via mobile technology. However, more often than not, faculty know the downside of mobile technology.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

The committee can use a Google Doc to generate discussion and take notes after an initial meeting. Mobile Learning. A Lesson Using Twitter must Have a Social Component. Social Media Technology pd social media twitter

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

For the past several years the Horizon Report has listed mobile learning, in one form or another, as an emerging educational technology (e.g. mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). affordances of mobile Web 2.0.

Global conversations

Learning with 'e's

We would converse on a one-to-one basis using telephones (which were almost always tethered because there were also very few mobile phones before 1990, and they were the size of a house brick). What''s more, many people stare down at their mobiles, rather than holding them to their ear.

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers. Google Chrome is, increasingly, where it’s at. But for the here and now, as far as browsers are concerned, Google Chrome is king, and part of what makes it great are Google Chrome Extensions. Google Similar Pages.

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Google is out, grandparents are in: Where millennial parents go for child-rearing advice

The Hechinger Report

When deciding what information to use, they consider the source and are less likely to trust celebrities and social media, according to a new survey by the nonprofit group Zero to Three. Millennial parents are avid, but discriminating, readers of parenting information.

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40+ Hashtags to Follow to Learn About the Latest Teaching Trends

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The hashtag, that ubiquitous pound sign followed by a keyword, are part of the language of social media.”- Hashtags (text with a # sign front) are found all over social media on sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, and GooglePlus.

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Google Document URL Tricks

Learning in Hand

G Suite apps include Google Documents , Sheets , Slides , and Drawings. It's also great for when you want to present a Google Slides presentation full screen. This is particularly true with Google Drawings, which does not have a mobile app. Craving more Google tips?

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On teens, their phones & shifting communications landscapes (new from Pew)

NeverEndingSearch

This week Pew Research Center released Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 , a report that should have relevance to all of us who work with young people. The researchers noted that teens are diversifying–71% of teens use more than one social network site.

Why is Facebook Marketing for Montessori Schools so Important?

Hubbli

Yes, everyone’s favorite social network is also a powerful marketing tool. The idea behind SEO is simple: Improve, or optimize, your website so that it will appeal to the search engine crawlers owned by Google, Bing, etc. Looking for a way to improve your school’s enrollment numbers?