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What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

For the administrator who would like a general, not-too-technical overview of digital technology and social media, the book What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media , edited by Scott McLeod and Chris Lehmann is the answer.

Social and Cultural Literacy Resources for Classrooms

Graphite Blog

Teaching and learning happen within cultural, political, and social circumstances. In this collection, you'll find hand-picked, regularly updated resources to help you better understand and practice these important social and cultural literacies.

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11 Tips for Engaging Parents

Teacher Reboot Camp

This past week at the ISTE conference, I shared my tips and resources for engaging parents. Below are a few tips and resources from my presentation, Engaging Parents with Technology and Social Media. Every school needs a social media plan and guidelines. Check out how other schools use social media to inform parents. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

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Help Your Kids Spend Screen Time Wisely

Securly

The assessment redefined “screen time” as the use of digital media exclusively for entertainment. In contrast, students who use social media more frequently performed lower on standardized tests. The new guidelines are as follows: 18 months and younger : no screen time.

How Technology Can Improve Physical Safety in Schools

EdTech Magazine

In the most recent edition of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) security guidelines for K–12 schools , authors identify key technologies that enable security teams to communicate with school communities , and vice versa. Use of mobile applications and social media.

How to Cope with Bullying

Ask a Tech Teacher

It includes not only websites, but cell phones, Nintendo, and Wii, as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Cyberbullying— from BrainPop; a good overview; also included is a quiz and extended resources.

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How to Teach Cyber Safety in Kindergarten

EdTech Magazine

One reality of the increasingly connected K–12 classroom is even the youngest students are routinely going online, using email and engaging with mobile apps that collect their information. Common Sense Media has 780,000 educators and 70,000 schools registered nationwide. “We

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10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Nearpod is described as a mobile app that allows teachers to create and share interactive multimedia presentations in 1-to-1 device classrooms. This really is an invaluable resource for math teachers if you know how to use it. ” More tech resources about math.

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Making an Impact with Problem / Project Based Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Find an example of students transforming the world in this post, Kids Transforming the World Through Social Media. We have the opportunity to implement problem/project based learning and teach our students how to use web tools and social media to solve real world problems. At this point, give students their mission with guidelines. Teach digital literacy, evaluation of online resources, bookmarking, curation, and annotation.

TOP TIPS for Classroom Management in the Digital Age

EdTechTeam

My current school has the sign out system, and it is at times a burden on human resources. Resources are abundant. for “Guidelines for Online Sharing”.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens was expanded and I became aware of more organizations, as well as their supporting tools and resources. Upon moving to my role in Washington, DC, and working on a national level, I was quickly in awe at the sheer number of organizations that were working to support schools, K-12, and the many dynamic resources that they offered free to schools, many of which I had no idea were available when I needed them most.

Making an Impact with Problem / Project Based Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Find an example of students transforming the world in this post, Kids Transforming the World Through Social Media. We have the opportunity to implement problem/project based learning and teach our students how to use web tools and social media to solve real world problems. At this point, give students their mission with guidelines. Teach digital literacy, evaluation of online resources, bookmarking, curation, and annotation.

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

This asset was handed to [school districts and educational nonprofits] with the expectation that they deliver educational and social value in return. In their defense, Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen point out that they do more than most to support digital inclusion.

It's CELLabration Time for NYC Students

The Innovative Educator

Social Media isn’t the only area in which New York City is paving the way. Instead of banning devices, schools will have options including: Store mobile devices in backpacks or a designated location during the school day.

The TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting

TeacherCast

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. It has a simple interface and has powerful tools to allow you to create amazing classroom resources. Social Media.

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. now include at least one mobile device.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

Learning Revolution Free Events - The Conference - Next Up #Reinvent14 - Appreciative Inquiry and AERO

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

See graphics for social media and follow the event to join the campaign! He''ll also provide an overview of the accompanying educational resources. Is your library mobile friendly? Social Media for the Art & Design Classroom.

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! Our founding sponsor International Education Resources Network (IEARN) will continue to support us for the 2016 Global Education Conference.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Republicans are made because the Department of Education issued guidelines about how ESSA should be implemented. 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. The district confirmed to NJ Advance Media late Tuesday night that the video was shot at the school and that they are now investigating who allowed it.”

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Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Connect With the Learning Revolution Project on Social Media. The Learning Revolution, as a new project, could use some help building our social media presence and credibility. From the development of its Proficiency Guidelines, to its leadership role in the creation of national standards, ACTFL focuses on issues that are critical to the growth of both the profession and the individual teacher. The curriculum includes resources for parents.

Creating Products to Show and Share Learning

Learning in Hand

Maybe you have seen my iPad app and some of my videos , infographics , and resources. Furthermore, I can share what I have made with the world through my website and social media. Samples Really Help My students produced a lot of media, including podcasts.