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Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #19: 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Researcher Laura Pasquini From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today is Digital Learning Day. This is a day for leaders and learners to level up digital learning.

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.

Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Jodie Pierpoint on episode 243 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn about this program, how you can join in, and how you can become a better mentor. Learn more at coolcatteacher.com/guide.

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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.

How to Create a Summer Writing Notebook #flaneur

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Angela Stockman in episode 99 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This is going to be fun! Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show.

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

The Web20Classroom

There were sessions about assessment, technology, professional development and others. 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. Social Media.

How to deliver PL that really works

eSchool News

I recently chatted with Kathy Dyer, NWEA’s manager of innovation and learning, professional learning design, about how to connect professional learning (PL) to student outcomes and how to best support teachers.

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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Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Sam Fecich runs a virtual co-op program for her preservice teachers. This program not only helps her preservice teachers learn while doing authentic work, but it helps teachers get help for their classrooms.

How to Decode a Tweet

EdTechSandyK

When you first start using Twitter, one of the things you have to figure out is how to decode Tweets. Below is a Tweet as it might be displayed on the Twitter website when viewed on a computer. Twitter has a habit of rearranging these things once in a while!)

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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.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Go to coolcatteacher.com/discover and get started for free. So how hard is it?

Why Connect?

A Principal's Reflections

I was honored to have been interviewed for Educational Leadership, ASCD's flagship magazine, on the power of Twitter as part of a Personal Learning Network (PLN). As you will see, the true power of connected learning is what you glean from the people you engage with.

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 2)

The Principal of Change

(This is the second of two parts on professional learning. It is based on the visual below that was created by Sylvia Duckworth and adapted from “ 8 Things to Look for in Today’s Classroom “ ). Connected Learning. We need to do less, better.

How to DIY Your Distance Learning PD

Graphite Blog

For most teachers, summer is both a time to recharge and a time to reflect on the past school year and consider new teaching strategies and curriculum. Fortunately, there are plenty of informal ways to learn and grow professionally on your own.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

From Providence, Rhode Island to Phoenix, Arizona, I’ve had the privilege to travel and work with over 2,300 district leaders from almost 500 school districts over the past year through the Future Ready Initiative. These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. As school leaders work to implement digital learning practices, they must commit to navigating roadblocks, problem solving, and planning for sustainable, systemic transformation.

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How to Get Credit for Listening to Podcasts – SULS012

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Get Credit for Listening to Podcasts – SULS012 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s explore how we can use podcasts for professional learning and get credit for it! How to Get Credit for Listening to Podcasts!

How to Make an Impact as a Tech Coach

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Make an Impact as a Tech Coach appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Coaching a coach is an exciting experience, but everyone has struggles that they need to mastermind one in a while. Are you ready to make an impact as a technology and learning coach?

5 Common Sense Twitter Tips for School Leaders & Educators

The 21st Century Principal

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach writes in her book, The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age, "We can reach out to our network, harvest the collective wisdom found there, and then bring it back to the school." There is a great deal of collective wisdom on the web, and those in a position to tap into that network of wisdom and expertise are those who know how to engage effectively in 21st century social networking tools.

#PottyPD: How to Make the Most of a Captive Audience (FREE TEMPLATE) – SULS043

Shake Up Learning

The post #PottyPD: How to Make the Most of a Captive Audience (FREE TEMPLATE) – SULS043 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. We are talking about some alternative ways to share professional learning tips and strategies through what has been dubbed as #PottyPD.

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.

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

Tech Helpful

The following post is by Alex Podchaski, and while I have never met him in person, we are part of each other's professional learning network. Over the weekend, the media has picked up on what has really happened and gotten to the real part of the story - it’s not real.

LinkedIn for Students: Find or Be Found – from Sabba

EdTechTeacher

” The admissions team at USC found through a quick Google search all of the work she had done based on her digital presence initiated in David Theriault’s class and accepted her to USC. How Students Can Do Both? Creating a Professional Learning Network.

The Ultimate Tech Coaches Guide to Weekly Email Newsletters

TeacherCast

In this post, we will take a look at the Weekly Email Newsletter and how Tech Coaches can use to them effectively to not only communicate with their colleagues but create several weeks of ongoing professional learning for their entire school districts.

Class Tech Tips: How-To Find Success in Your Co-Teaching Partnership

techlearning

Professional development can take many forms. The most powerful professional learning is relevant and actionable. I’m so excited to share a new online course from a former colleague and fellow Participate author. What inspired you to create a course on this topic?

Next Gen Professional Development pt 2- Upskilling

CUE

As part of the process, they allowed me to become a “certified technician” for the ski bindings. It was a real thing because one needed to be certified to be able to mount and adjust ski bindings for the customers – and I wanted to get that job.

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.

How to Grow Your Edu-Family Tree

Graphite Blog

Going to a conference is like attending a family reunion. It's a chance for me to connect with my edu-family, the global network of teachers I am connected to online. I also have my more immediate, connected family in my school and district with whom I enjoy discussing educational topics face-to-face. There is value to both local and global teacher connections. Both help me develop as a teacher and connect me to other professionals.

I am not an expert, I simply love what I do.

Kleinspiration

I''ll finally be returning home to Michigan today from my rather extended vacation. After staying there for about a week, my husband, Jason, and I traveled to San Diego for the #ISTE12 conference. After the conference ended, Jason drove back to Michigan to work. Twitter.

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Cultivating and Growing Your Personal Learning Network

edWeb.net

Steven Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist, and Shaelynn Farnsworth, Literacy Consultant, joined Lisa Schmucki, founder and CEO of edWeb.net for conversation with Larry Jacobs on Education Talk Radio on this topic. Twitter is easy, but may not be the best.

Wait You're Still not on Twitter? What are you waiting for?

MSEDTechie

Twitter isn''t going away! When I first started using twitter, I used it purely as a social outlet. It''s also a great way to build relationships. I had an interesting conversation with some educators about the purpose and use of twitter.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We educators need to rest and recover this summer. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Blended learning is not new.

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.

EdTechSandyK

Image Source It is our professional opinion that you get your child off Facebook. I wondered what would make a school even venture this request in our social media saturated society. These problems are not unique to Pinecrest. Not to mention online games and chat rooms.

Learning and growing as educators

Neo LMS

Finding time to engage in professional learning can present a challenge for educators. How can we make time to connect? As a result, some teachers decide to stay in the classroom because missing out on that time with students is too difficult. Social Media.