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How to Teach Social Media Safety

Ask a Tech Teacher

These days, teachers should introduce students to the world of social media so they can begin to develop the skills they need to live a safe digital life. How can these skills be taught? This helps your students understand the need to filter what they say.

7 Tips for Using Social Media for Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tell me if this sounds familiar: With the 2016 New Year, you resolved to build your Professional Learning Network –finally, to stop living in the 20th century where your world revolved around a sticks-and-bricks building, a landline phone, and the mailbox.

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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 Empower Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Evan Robb on episode 566 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Administrators can empower teachers and principal Evan Robb shares some of the techniques. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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Social Media Use & Our Students: Guest Host @JKDNCN #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many educators, administrators, and parents would prefer to leave social media out of the curriculum. Social media is scary! Yes, our learners do very scary things on social media which can and have ruined lives. The reason our students continue to make bad choices on social media is because adults are not continually making them reflect on how to do better. Subscribe for FREE to receive regular updates!

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. Keep parents up to date.

How to Integrate Live Tweets Into Your Presentation

Edudemic

Outside of the classroom, Twitter is huge, with 284 million users logging in each month from around the globe. But can—and should—this real-time social media be used during a classroom presentation? More teachers are beginning to incorporate Twitter into their lesson […]. The post How to Integrate Live Tweets Into Your Presentation appeared first on Edudemic. Updates edtech free presentation tools How To Social Media twitter

5 Ways to Participate in #ISTE17 even if you’re not there #notatiste17

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Peggy George in episode 105 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I am so excited to be at ISTE with PowerSchool on Monday June 26th, 2017 at 4 p.m. The #notatiste17 hashtag on Twitter.

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Today’s Challenge: Focus on Where You Are

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 4 of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. From 8 pm to 7 am, that is on now. So, I wish that I had a “work only” mode for my phone and that all social media would be blocked.

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Is there enough diversity in your social media?

eSchool News

As we consume more social media, our perspectives are getting less diverse. Once, while living in Santa Barbara, a small but jolting earthquake hit close to home. I went directly to Yahoo and Google to see what I could learn.

Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

edWeb.net

edWeb is so excited to congratulate Michelle Luhtala, department chair at New Canaan High School Library in Connecticut, for being selected as a 2017 AASL Social Media Superstars winner ! I’m the founder of edWeb.net and had just started our social network for educators.

The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) #mtbos #iteachmath

The CoolCatTeacher

David Petro on episode 294 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. David Petro has been using Twitter for his math PD for more than eight years. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

Mark Wise on episode 223 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jennifer Gonzalez is updating her Teachers Guide to Technology for 2018. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How the “winning” works.

What Schools Can Learn About Communication From the Vatican’s Former Social Media Chief

Edsurge

In 2017, Monsignor Paul Tighe may have been the only priest amidst a sea of techies at South by Southwest (SXSW), where he spoke about his past experience serving as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications for the Catholic Church. Think “social media director” for the Catholic Church.) Odd as his presence may have seemed, it was not out of the ordinary for the Church, which first devised a social media strategy around 2010.

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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5 Ideas to Build Your Personal Brand This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Blog Post and Audio Blog Post for episode 90 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. And a lot of you this summer are going to be working on your personal brand. Perfectly respectful to all the adults.

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How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

How to power through a difficult parent-teacher meeting comes to mind, but there are many challenges that teachers learn how to handle in time. At the same time, it’s not easy to offer a quality training program. Provide opportunities to practice.

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How to build your global classroom in 4 steps

Neo LMS

We live in an age where global issues that affect us all are pushing us to collaborate and to understand different perspectives. Shifting the paradigm to include a “global classroom” curriculum requires more than theory; it’s actually all about practice.

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How to Build Your PLN

Ask a Tech Teacher

’ You might even understand the purpose of a PLN–to provide educators with a collaborative learning environment–but think you don’t need one, or staff development provided by your school is all you can handle. According to D. The engine of a PLN is social media.

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The Skinny on Hashtags

A Principal's Reflections

Upon getting on Twitter in 2009, I was not only baffled about how to use the social media site but also about all the symbols associated with it. There was no apparent rhyme or reason to using these in any messages whether long or short.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So many of these tools are new to me. It is amazing how I use them every single day. Haiku Learning is the tool I use to blend my classroom.

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How is Twitter helping to Connect Educators? | TeacherCast Classic Podcast

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Jerry Blumengarten and Brad Currie to discuss how educators are using Twitter to connect with each other. Jeff sits down with Jerry Blumengarten and Brad Currie to discuss how educators are using Twitter to connect with each other. He is also the co-founder and co-moderator of #Satchat, a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders. Learn How To Launch Your Very Own Podcast! *

5 Ideas to Build Your Personal Brand This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Many of you this summer are going to be working on your personal brand. And I know it’s kind of frustrating because some people just don’t want to have a brand. Perfectly respectful to all the adults.

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I Wonder If This Social Media Thing Will Ever Catch On?

The Web20Classroom

What I really enjoyed was there were so many people there that I knew because of social media. Along both sides of this table were people I mainly know from Twitter. I looked down the table and thought to myself, how did I get here? Social Media.

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.

What’s all the buzz about Messenger Kids?

Ask a Tech Teacher

When preteen kids see parents and older siblings thumbing away at social media accounts, they want to do it. Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app designed for kids under thirteen to connect with others from their tablet or smartphone.

How to Have an Attitude to Try New Things #MondayMotivation

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | Episode 26 Josh Harris gets us motivated to try new things From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” Twitter handle: @edtechspec.

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How to Use Tech to Help Graduating Students Find Jobs

Ask a Tech Teacher

If they aren’t going to college, they’re job hunting. Sara Stringer, Ask a Tech Teacher guest blogger, has several ideas on how to make that more efficient: As a teacher, you’re fully aware of how much the world is advancing through technology.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Jarrod Robinson, the PE Geek, shares on episode 70 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Jarrod Robinson @mrrobbo gives us the apps, tools, and mindset to rock physical education class. how do we start?

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How To Save a Periscope. #edtech

Kleinspiration

Automatically Saving/Archiving All Your Periscope Broadcasts Periscope is a free app you can download to live-stream video and share with the world. Just yesterday I was able to view a Periscope a keynote speaker in New Jersey as I was sitting in my classroom in Michigan.

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How To Comment In Social Media - An Infographic Of Tips For High Quality Feedback

ASIDE

From text messages to social media, children and adults of all ages are engaging like never before with the written word. They are either crass or curt, sprinkled with emoji that do more to satisfy the ego of the commenter than to further the richness of the page.

How to Write a Novel with 140 Characters

Ask a Tech Teacher

I teach a lesson to my Middle School students that uses Twitter to improve writing skills. There’s a lot this popular social media tool can bring to the education world: it’s non-intimidating. it forces students to focus on concise, pithy writing.

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Getting Started with Twitter Chats

Hansen's Link to Tech

People use Twitter for many reasons: following interests, sharing ideas, inspiration, backchanneling, communicating with a larger audience, etc. Today’s post focuses on what is a Twitter Chat and tips on how to participate. What is a Twitter Chat?

Social Media and Gamification Take Center Stage in Learning – Noelene Callaghan, Australia

Daily Edventures

As an IT educator trainer in the corporate world, Callaghan loved teaching others to use technology. I loved that and thought, ‘I want to work with younger children and make a real difference.’” Callaghan went back to school herself, and became a teacher.

Building a Classroom Community by Having Parent Parties

The CoolCatTeacher

Tisha Shipley on episode 299 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Parent parties are fun, exciting ways to help parents and improve relationships. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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