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10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

It makes sense; tweets and twitter streams have been part of hard-core news reports for years as an effective way for leaders and politicians to reach their constituents and pollsters to gauge what interests people. Establish rules for Twitter use. Twitter novel. More on Twitter.

Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

eSchool News

Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration. A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms. Forty-eight perent of those surveyed said they would like to learn more about classroom technology integration.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. Social media is a main form of communication and connection used by today’s students. Twenty percent have also felt intimidated by students’ knowledge/use of technology devices.

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.

6 Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

The Daring Librarian

I’ve been sharing on social media professionally for eight years now, and I have to admit, it can be kinda tricky. Follow School District Policy Does your district have a technology and social media upolicy?

From Banning to Embracing Social Media: #GovTechLive Names #NYCSchoolsTech Facebook Group & Twitter Chat Best in NYC

The Innovative Educator

The New York City Department of Education has come a long way since 2012 when I took a risk and criticized the city's conservative approach to social media. It wasn't long after that I was brought on to help New York City schools embrace social media for teaching and learning.

Resources, stories, and connections with those who use social media in today’s k-12 classrooms

The Innovative Educator

Thank you to the 300+ folks from around the world who joined me for the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship webinar on EdWeb. In case you missed it, the webinar was called “Social Media: An Essential Tool for Today’s Classroom.” Below are the people behind the stories I mentioned, how to learn more and a way to reach each of them via social media. social media in education

Twitter in the Classroom (Walls & Halls of the 21st Century)

Inquire and Inspire

There are a large number of ways that Twitter can be used in the classroom. This is especially so since there is no official age restriction when using Twitter. But what about those schools or school boards that restrict the use of Twitter for students.

5 Tools To Make Your Website Faster (and Better)

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks for Educators Establishing a Personal Brand From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. YSlow is a browser plugin that provides a series of tests that looks at different aspects of a website based on Yahoo’s guidelines for web developers.

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5 Tips to Increase Parental Engagement in the 21st Century Classroom – From Courtney Pepe


As an administrator in the 21st century, I constantly think about ways to effectively communicate with our parents and the tools that our faculty can use to extend and expand the way we share academic, behavioral, and social data with the families of children whom we serve.

What parents should ask teachers about technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology in education’ has become the buzz phrase for cutting edge classes that are plugged into the latest education trends. How knowledgeable are teachers about technology? If my student struggles with a technology skill, where can s/he go for help?

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

This is part one of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Last year, I started this series – my annual review of the year in education technology – with an article on wishful thinking. But blaming social media is too easy and too simplistic.

Think Before You Comment

The Daring Librarian

Rather than blocking social media sites, or warning against them, I think we need to trust our kiddos but at the same time teach them the right ways to behave online and everywhere! comments digital citizenship empathy kind social media storm troopers stormtroopers true twitter

101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative

TeachThought - Learn better.

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. USE TECHNOLOGY. Technology is an amazing tool for boosting creativity.

Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

Hack Education

One of education technologies’s greatest luminaries passed away this year. It’s all of our loss, really, as too many in education technology happily reduce the potential of computer programming as an epistemological endeavor to a market for new products. My work as a thinker and writer about tech and ed-tech – and one explicitly committed to social justice – has been profoundly affected by Seymour. The number of technology startups fizzled.

Five tools for global educators

Learning with 'e's

Recently I have been considering the changing role of teachers who are adopting technology to extend the walls of the classroom. In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators.

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Protecting or Ignoring?

The Principal of Change

There is this notion that ignoring social media in schools is a way of protecting our kids from the dangers of the web. April 4, 2014 Myths of Technology Series: “Don’t Talk To Strangers” January 7, 2013 Digital Leadership Defined March 15, 2013 See No Evil?

Time to Toss Out Cell Phone Bans and SM Filters and Be True Technology Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

“It’s time to lift the cell phone bans, open the wireless for student personal devices, and stop filtering social technologies.” NASSP in this statement includes recommendations to school leaders on what to do with mobile and social technologies. As school leaders we should “encourage and model appropriate and responsible use of both mobile and social technologies.” As modelers of these technologies that means we have to be users too.

Subscriber Special: Group PD at a great price

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The 21 st Century lesson blends technology with teaching to build a collaborative, differentiated, and shared learning environment. social media. How Technology Makes Differentiation Fast and Easy. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years.

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A Wrap Up Of Day 1 At #FETC

The Web20Classroom

I''ve had the pleasure of spending time at the Florida Educational Technology Conference, better known as FETC. Held in Orlando, educators from across Florida and the world really, are here talking educational technology and learning together. Seeing Tomorrow, Today-David Thornburg Notes- [link] In this session we examined the pitfalls of purchasing technology today and how schools and districts can make better purchasing decisions.

Infographics in Education with Eileen Lennon

The CoolCatTeacher

Eileen Lennon on episode 291 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. On April 26, celebrate PowerofEcon on Twitter with Discovery Education, CME Group, and their Econ Essentials Program. Twitter: @eileen_lennon.

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Wanda Terral: 5 Ways to Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death

The CoolCatTeacher

Wanda Terral on episode 305 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Use the technology to keep an eye on them. The technology keeps an eye on them for us, and then, when needed, we will intervene.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

Define the Problem: The educator along with the learners generate possible authentic problems to explore within their local community (classroom, school, social, community) which includes identification of the intended audience. and technology has amplified my passion for doing so.”

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9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wikipedia defines “cyberbullying” as: the use of information technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner. Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Source: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics Technology was not designed by or for those with disabilities. Let's take a look by looking at social media examples. Twitter You must take ten steps too many on Twitter to use alt text.

Bending the rules of flipped classrooms


Flipped classes don’t have to be over-reliant on videos and podcasts and all other recorded media. School learning is no longer limited to a one- or two-hour class period because it can be done beyond the physical classroom, and basically leveraging technology as an enabler for learning. Social learning is another possibility. These days, you’re irrelevant if you don’t have Facebook or Twitter or Instagram. Technology is a powerful enabler for learning.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wikipedia defines “cyberbullying” as: the use of information technology to repeatedly harm or harass other people in a deliberate manner. Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards.

6 Steps to Get Going with Infographics from @Eileen_Lennon


We're more likely to read things that are visually appealing, so if you want to get your message out there, consider making an infographic. Want to know how?

The Fault Lines Between Sharing and Shilling for an Edtech Product


I’ve followed the guidelines, but when does advocating for the best tools stop and shilling for a product begin?” Thrifty education technology startups have long relied on word of mouth to get their message across. Egregious examples abound on social media, where companies of all stripes pay celebrities to mention or pose with a product on Instagram. Education Technology Personal Learning Networks Community

The 3 Hottest Posts Innovative Educators Are Reading

The Innovative Educator

The post shares solutions to three problems: Educator isolation, lack of funding for professional learning, and the need for student and teacher friendly guidelines for using technology. Rounding out the top is Social Media Becomes Key to Forming An Educator Learning Community. Oct 9, 2016 3459 Social Media Becomes Key to Forming An Educator Le. If you haven’t been keeping up with The Innovative Educator, don’t worry. That’s what this wrap up is for.

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

As long as I can remember, technology has been one of those things that have caught my interest no matter what my current job title was at that time. It really is an exciting time for technology in education and the tools available to us to use today in our math classes is no exception.

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Free Lesson Plans and Other Resources to Prevent Cyberbullying and Promote Online Safety


“We live in a world today where everything we do can be tracked,” says Shannon Bischoff, Technology Facilitator at Toledo Public Schools in Ohio. Those of us creating, working in, and teaching technology are greatly concerned about how we can help make the internet a safer and better place for all—especially children and young people. Here are some easy-to-remember guidelines to share with students.

New York City Schools Reduce The Filter Divide

The Innovative Educator

They are unable to access sites like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and are censored from information affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer people and educational resources.

Most Popular Posts of 2014 and All Time

The Innovative Educator

Post Page views Does Twitter have a minimum age requirement? In 2014 The Innovative Educator blog shared 166 posts with its readers. It is quite a rewarding feeling to be able to share and learn with others. I t hank those who stopped by to learn with me. A special thanks to those who took the time to comment and help me and others deepen my thinking on important topics. Below are the posts that were viewed or commented on the most.


Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

shareable , with evaluators, posted on social networks, displayed within the schools learning management system (LMS), curated on professional blogs, and added to resumes to demonstrate the educator’s specific skillset. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 20 years.

Helping Parents Guide Kids' Media Use #SXSWedu


Helping Parents Guide Kids' Media Use SXSWedu 2017 Panel What makes for effective parent engagement around media and technology? Parents and caregivers are looking to schools for advice on their kids' media use.

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6 things schools can do to ensure student data privacy

eSchool News

While student data is comprised of grades, attendance and transcripts, it can also include data such as login details, device data, location information and social media interaction on sites such as Twitter and Facebook.