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3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? Students spend much of their lives outside of school interacting on social media.

The Summer of Social Media

Kyle Pace

It’s also a time that educators can give adequate time to new learning opportunities. Regardless of the reason why we know the time is valuable and can be used to become better for our students. Here are some options to think about: Twitter.

How to Engage in Using Social Media as a School Leader

The 21st Century Principal

Many school leaders and policy makers still express a high level of skepticism regarding social media’s potential as an educational tool. This is evident by administrative efforts across the country to block and ban the technology rather than engage it instructionally.

Class Tech Tips: 10 Tips for Using Social Media to Tell Your School’s Story

techlearning

From Instagram to Twitter, social media has a powerful way of connecting users from around the world. But how can you start using social media platforms to tell your school’s story in local and global ways? Try using a mobile app like Snapseed.

Smartphone Photography Tips and Apps

The CoolCatTeacher

Every Classroom Matters episode 197 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teachers are starting to use smartphones for photography, video and art. Mobile artist communities are growing. How are teachers using smartphones to teach art?

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. It is a common problem for everyone from schools to teachers to businesses to anyone who has a website. Education How to Guides.

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How Hashtags Can Empower You in 2016

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The hashtag, that ubiquitous pound sign followed by a keyword, are part of the language of social media.”- Hashtags are now used on other social media sites, like Facebook, Instagram, and GooglePlus. Use hashtags to find your educator community (ex.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A Twitter Chat In Your School. A twitter chat is an amazing resource for professional development AND gives educators the option to participate in their PJs, from the comfort of their own home! What To Do Before The Chat.

A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

A Global Search for Education Reflection From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. A Note from Vicki: This post is in response to Cathy Rubin’s Global Search for education where she asks about the literacy skills required for a new world.

Got Twitter? Make it Better! #TCEA14

EdTechSandyK

At the 2014 TCEA Convention and Exposition , I presented a concurrent session called Got Twitter? So I was excited to get to do just that this year! I assume folks reading this already know the basics of using Twitter and how to follow, Tweet, and Retweet.

Byte-sized Potential: Can Compassion & Citizenship Go Viral?

Teacher Reboot Camp

The number one benefit of educational technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. A thousand years ago, books were accessible to a select few. Often, you needed to be part of a certain social class, ethnicity, and profession.

Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Bosch on episode 288 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. A big thank you to Karen. She couldn’t stand that I wasn’t able to get the Merge Cubes in my local Walmart and sent me one!

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Use this checklist and infographic to make sure you’ve included the edtech essentials in your workflow this year.

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7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Vickie Morgado on episode 177 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn about global Kahoots, how she tweets with her class and more global collaborative techniques in this show. How do we be respectful? (We

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon on episode 190 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Go to globaleducationconference.com to join in. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How do they sign up?

How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The App Store is NOT the best place to find apps for your classroom. The best way to find apps is to connect and learn from other teachers using apps in their classroom.

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

Educational Technology Guy

It is set up as a "cell" with a unique name so that you can invite the people you want to join. 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. Friends – cliques and social chat ?

Building Momentum

A Principal's Reflections

In the midst of interviewing candidates for an open vice principal position, calling prospective teachers, and going through mounds of paperwork I managed to make the time to video conference with administrators and educational stakeholders in Virginia, Iowa, New York, and Florida.

Getting a Head(er) with Twitter

The Daring Librarian

Have you experimented and played with the new Twitter look yet? Much like the Google+ and the Facebook header, this allows you to upload a background with your profile pic and description overlaid. Here''s How to Do it! Here''s how it looks LIVE!

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

EdTechTeacher

One of the most exciting times for me as a school administrator is Back-to-School night which we had this past week at the A. Here are 5 tips and tricks that me, my faculty members, and some fellow administrators use to create a unique brand of 21st century style parent involvement.

EdTechSandyK's Top 5 Posts of 2013

EdTechSandyK

Graphic Used With Permission On January 1st this year, I took time to look over the top five posts on my blog from 2012. It was interesting to see which posts received the most hits, as I assume "most hits" = "resonated the most with readers." I look forward to finding out with you! *

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Friday 5 — 7.24.2015

Perry Hewitt

Social media success is about much more than mastering the platforms and tools. Quartz reports how NASA developed a smart social media strategy that fueled its global reach. It’s way better than the social media scrolling alternative.

and then our tools shape us

Learning with 'e's

Today''s book recommendation is the fifth in the series: Howard Rheingold (2002) Smart Mobs: The next social revolution. I first read it whilst a new academic and still finding my way, and I read it in a time that pre-dated what we now know as social media.

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Goal: Inspire With a Graphic

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! . Accomplish this goal: Create a quote pic or infographic to inspire others. First, decide on a goal for your students or peers to achieve, such as more movement, play, hands-on learning, developing a Personal/Passionate Learning Network (PLN ), and so forth. Share this message visually on social media. Images are powerful and often easier for the brain to digest versus written messages.

Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future

EdTech Magazine

K–12 students have more access to the internet than ever, thanks to the multitude of personal devices at their fingertips. . With 95 percent of teenagers in possession of mobile devices, students are constantly sharing and searching through social media platforms. .

60 years ago today

Learning with 'e's

I don't feel any different physically, but in my mind it has given me cause to reflect. While still in school I was inspired by a visit to a technology museum. In the 80s, I had changed my career, moving from teacher education to work in nurse education. I learnt to program.

Let the kids tweet.

Inquire and Inspire

Mobile devices are the latest tools visible in virtually any school in Ontario. Every year teachers come to terms with the increase of mobile technology in education as it permeates classrooms at light speeds. How can we prevent cyber bullying from happening?

QR Codes Are NOT All Hype - So There!

The Daring Librarian

One of my fav members of my PLN on Twitter is Josh Stumpenhorst - this morning he posted this Tweet about an article on Social Media Today titled QR codes – Don’t Believe the Hype which got my blood boiling because it''s flawed logic - especially for educators! Here to stay?

Goal: Inspire With a Graphic

Teacher Reboot Camp

Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! . Accomplish this goal: Create a quote pic or infographic to inspire others. First, decide on a goal for your students or peers to achieve, such as more movement, play, hands-on learning, developing a Personal/Passionate Learning Network (PLN ), and so forth. Share this message visually on social media. Images are powerful and often easier for the brain to digest versus written messages.

10Q: Helen Keegan

Learning with 'e's

We are fortunate to have many innovators in education. In the primary (elementary) and secondary (high) school sectors some can be conspicuous, because through various Teachmeets around the world, and also online during Twitter #edchats, they make their work known to the wider community.

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How m-learning is transforming online education

Neo LMS

But over the last few years, in particular, a new trend has rapidly taken hold that stands poised to change the way we think about online education, for all-time and for the better. That trend is called m-learning , otherwise known as Mobile Learning.

Friday 5 — 8.28.2015

Perry Hewitt

HBR looks at how psychological response and social motivation drive video sharing. Apparently it doesn’t hurt to reach the “supersharers,” who are responsible for 82.4% listen to voicemail anymore? Weekend fun: Ever wanted to just pull up stakes and go?

5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

Conversations about technology in education always seem to be focused on the reasons why students need this or that technology. It’s rare when anyone considers the other—and perhaps more important—angle: Students want to learn with technology. They want to learn at a comfortable speed.

Visualizing Learning with Infographics: 23 Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice.” This year get your students to visualize difficult concepts or understand a process by teaching with infographics. Click here for a how-to video.

Back to School! Seven Ways to Communicate with Your Community

Digital Promise

When we were in the classroom, the list of key stakeholders who school leaders needed to keep informed about activities and plans was more limited to district staff, school boards, and parents. Every community is different and the leaders and stakeholders are unique to the fabric of the community. Stories have the power to inform, inspire, connect, and mobilize. Website – Drive stakeholders to your district’s website. The post Back to School!

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

The Web20Classroom

Below is a post (thanks to the most awesome Mark Barnes) about the entire Connected Educator Series from Corwin. Series Editor Peter DeWitt, says, "It is our hope and intent to meet you where you are in your digital journey, and elevate you as educators to the next level."

Learning Transformed #LT8Keys

A Principal's Reflections

Prior to 2009 I basically saw technology as just an add-on and something that could spruce up a lesson. An ironclad Internet filter was in place to “protect” students and ensure that none of them could go off task. We focus deeply on the why, but go to great lengths to detail the how.

Learning on the move

Learning with 'e's

It was nice to be invited to present a session for Sheffield Hallam University on mobile learning earlier today. The university has quite a strong research group in this area, and my talk, presented online via Adobe Connect had to be on point. The] mobile phone.

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

Shake Up Learning

In this episode, Matt and I interview Christine Pinto, a Kindergarten teacher, who shares how she uses Google with her littles. Christine explains how she uses G Suite, including Google Classroom in Kinder. Subscribe to the Podcast. gttribe #googleedu Click To Tweet.

Let’s Inspire Each Other During #ISTE2016 #NotAtISTE16

Teacher Reboot Camp

“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole (education) community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.” Virtual Ways to Learn During ISTE.