Principles for school districts’ social media policies

Dangerously Irrelevant

This one is about some general guidelines and principles for school districts to consider as they formulate their social media policies. You can read the full article online or in AASA’s School Administrator magazine. Humans are inherently social and we make meaning together. Are educators courageous enough to be social media renegades? My thoughts on a proposed social media policy for school employees (Part 2).

6 Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

The Daring Librarian

This article is planned to be published in the May issue of NEA Today Magazine (sadly, without my nifty custom graphic) but it's already online ! I’ve been sharing on social media professionally for eight years now, and I have to admit, it can be kinda tricky. As educators, I passionately believe we should use social media to push the positive, celebrate student successes, share resources with our colleagues, and connect with parents and the community.


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We need a rethink

Learning with 'e's

There's a very useful and refreshing article by Tom Barrett in this week's TES Magazine entitled 'Education needs to plug into Web 2.0'. Those of us who are immersed in a world where the use of social media is so sustained, embedded and familiar, forget that many schools still ban the use of Web 2.0 I have been blogging with classes for eight years and these common-sense guidelines always work: 1) Be open to parents and allow them to share any concerns.

101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative

TeachThought - Learn better.

Demonstrate the importance of reading (books, magazines, newspapers, or even comics) to kids. The rules in your classroom will make a lot more sense and be more respected by students if they play a role in setting the guidelines for the class, within reason, of course. Teaching classroom creativity social media teacher 101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative. Ed note: This post has been republished from a 2013 post.

5 Ways to Build Real Teacher-Student Connections for the Year Ahead


Share your “out-of-school” life: Think about all the projects you probably did in elementary school where you had to bring in pictures or cut out images from magazines to represent your life. Use Social Media : Maximize the social aspects of social channels. Share what you post on social media and what you blog about to build rapport and look for common interests.

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

There are some general guidelines for creating a physically safe makerspace. These resources can include YouTube videos; tutorials from companies such as Spark- fun, Make: Magazine, Instructables, and Adafruit; relevant books and magazines; social media accounts and hashtags (e.g., #mak- I have been working with ASCD for the past few years to publish my book, Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons.

3 Ways to Curate and Share Great Content

The Principal of Change

I have been blessed with a huge network on social media and I want to use that to not only share my voice, but hopefully the voice of others as well. Here is how my home page looks: What I also loved about this site, was how easy it was to share to social media sites. What I like about this site is that it often helps me find stuff that wouldn’t necessarily be in my blog bundles and it becomes a personalized magazine.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

How do teachers transfer face to face social, emotional, and 21st century skill-based learning to the online and blended environment? As we all enter a new school year, the idea of Blended Learning may become necessary in those classrooms that need to incorporate social distancing.

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The TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting


These shows are often short … only a few minutes and often these days are used as teaser episodes when doing early promotions on social media. Social Media. Social Media is also a popular way of promoting your Podcast once it has been published. Each Social Media website has their own unique demographic and should be tested to see what works best. Welcome to the TeacherCast Ultimate Guide to Podcasting.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Teaching with Technology

Graphite Blog

The Common Sense Media article " How much screen time is OK for my kid(s)? The classroom is a great place to model media balance. You can also promote media balance by making sure students are actively using the technology as opposed to passively consuming media. Be sure to research best media and tech recommendations to make sure you're using device time most efficiently. When and how much should students be using technology in class?

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

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Teaching and learning happen within cultural, political, and social circumstances. To do so, we need to build a set of social and cultural literacies via multicultural education, social justice education, and culturally responsive pedagogy that help us navigate difficult conversations, acknowledge and challenge bias and prejudice, create inclusive classroom spaces, and fight for social justice. Jump down to a section Social and Cultural Literacy Curricula.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thanks to the GEC Sponsors Social Media Amazing List of Currently Scheduled Sessions! Sanny Zuiderveld, co-founder Bringing the World to Your Classroom - Connie Rensink Building Bridges Though Intercultural Communication - Joe McVeigh, Author and Educational Consultant Building Global Connections with Out of Eden Learn - Rob Martin, Middle School Social Studies Teacher Challenge Based Learning: Take Action. The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday!

At Your Wits’ End With A Screen-Obsessed Kid? Read This


Young children Nathan’s age consume over two hours of media per day on average, tweens take in about six hours, and teens use their devices for nine hours a day, according to the nonprofit Common Sense Media. in media, technology and society from Northwestern University and is author of the book Screenwise. A 2017 article in The Atlantic magazine — “ Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? Look for the good in your kids’ media interests.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

It’s taken on multiple meanings too: first used to identify the misinformation that had occurred online surrounding the 2016 election, it was later embraced by President Trump to denigrate and dismiss “the mainstream media.” On his first full day in office, the President used a speech at CIA headquarters to call journalists “among the most dishonest human beings on earth,” chastising the media for reports that there had been low turnout at his inauguration.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Republicans are made because the Department of Education issued guidelines about how ESSA should be implemented. ” Via New York Magazine : “Trump University Told Recruiters to Target Single Parents With Hungry Kids.” City native and rap superstar Fetty Wap released a music video last week for his latest single, ‘Wake Up,’ filmed at Eastside High School, according to social media posts by the rapper. Education Politics.

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