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5 Different Ways Technology Has Made Learning Easier - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

Social media – You can build fan pages for classrooms, stage Twitter chats for interaction outside of the classroom, and provide web pages that act as a resource guide for ongoing lessons, all through the use of social media. Social media allows us to interact on an entirely different level, and engages students because it’s something they already have an interest in. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

Whether or not we realise it, if we regularly use social media, we are members of the world wide digital tribe. People feel free to say much more on Twitter than they would dare to say to someone face to face.

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Transparency is the New Black

The Daring Librarian

Now, before we start I gotta add that this is by NO MEANS a checklist of 8 social media things you have to do ! No social media guilt from me or my blog dear friend! I''ve blogged about Twitter so often for a reason.

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TeachThought Is Looking For Interns. (Again.)

TeachThought - Learn better.

Ultimately, the idea of unpaid internships is polarizing–you’re either fine with it and want to learn and connect and do and see what’s what, or you wonder if “internship” isn’t a synonym for “free labor for some huge–and cheap–media conglomerate.”

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We''ve had 750 actual practitioner presentations since we started GlobalEdCon, all of which were recorded and are still available for free on the website to watch or listen to at any time. We also really hope that you will consider presenting. More information in presenting HERE.

The Challenges Educators Face

A Principal's Reflections

Technology, most specifically social media, has flattened the world. Just because something sounds good on Twitter and during a keynote or looks good on Pinterest and Instagram does not mean whatever is being promoted will work. We live in amazing times.

Adapting, Balancing, and Collaborating in Mentor Public Schools

Digital Promise

Additionally, within the grant for district redesign, the district prioritized building Paradigm, a central space for Mentor staff and teachers to work together, complete with large meeting rooms, flexible furniture, and state-of-the-art presentation capabilities.

Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

Tom Murray and I have watched many book studies and Twitter chats unfold since the release of the book in June of 2017. We have also had the honor of co-presenting workshops across the United States. The reaction to Learning Transformed has been truly humbling.

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The Fun of IFTTT

Ask a Tech Teacher

It uses a simple statement that will turn all the social media mavens into engineers—IF THIS THEN THAT. Popular Recipes include: IF you post a photo on Instagram THEN share it on Twitter.

Need a New Job? Here’s What You Do

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this section, also include all of your social media contacts. If you haven’t already done so, have separate social media accounts for your professional life that don’t reveal your personal life.

How to Bring the Shark Tank into Your Classroom


Are you more concerned about them demonstrating understanding through the process, with the final presentation more of a celebration than a true “pitch?” Creating effective visuals to go along with the pitch is often a pain point for presenters. Jon has presented across the U.S.

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Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social


The enthusiasm shared by educators who understand that social media will forever impact their lives and practice is very reminiscent of the vibe expressed by dot-commers two decades ago during the first wave of the Internet boom—this is a very good thing. Companies] are trying to cut and paste solutions they built for one industry and sell them to teachers and administrators because they feel the market is hot.

3 Apps to Prioritize Your Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

What a great lesson for students to learn about the power of the internet, social media, and one person. IFTTT ( If T his T hen T hat) allows users to automate web-based functions such as keeping track of the weather or being informed when their picture appears on social media.

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Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

Artificial intelligence (AI), social media, and the affordability of devices for learning are shaping what we can expect as the future of learning. About the Presenters. Connect with Regina at on Twitter @reginaschaffer.

Skyward Honors 2018 Leader in Excellence Winners at iCon


20, 2018) ­– Over 350 administrators, educators, and industry experts from around the world gathered in St. Presentations focused on improving engagement, reducing costs, and making data-driven decisions. STEVENS POINT, Wis.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world


News hits us across media platforms and devices, in a landscape populated by all degrees of professional journalists and citizen journalists and satirists and hoaxers and folks paid or personally moved to write intentionally fake news. NewseumED : Learning tools on media literacy.

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much for Kids?


To gain some consensus on the issue, EdSurge reached out to a handful of education and industry experts for their opinions. Anya Kamenetz, journalist and author , “The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life” : I'm not seeing any trend away from devices in the classroom. That context seems to be missing in our Twitter-verse right now. Heuston : Learning is social and always happens in the context of other people and other people's ideas.

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If Ferris Bueller Was At Our School #savmp #KidsDeserveIt #PrincipalsInAction #edchat

Adam Welcome

via GIPHY Ferris Bueller has come up in many presentations over the years. We are all well aware of the fact that the gaming industry spends exponentially more money on research and development than our education departments. Social Media Interns “Grown-ups love figures.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

In 2017, just a week before Christmas, the New Media Consortium abruptly announced its immediate closure “because of apparent errors and omissions by its former Controller and Chief Financial Officer.” In 2011, Ning was acquired by “lifestyle” site Glam Media for around $150 million.

Trends to watch in 2016: technologies

Bryan Alexander

Now there’s a bipartisan interest in cracking down on social media ( thank you Trump and Clinton ), plus a drive to weaken encryption so the NSA can have better eyes with which to see you. What can we expect from the digital world in 2016?

Students Invited to Take a Peek into the Future of Mobility


Students will also get an insiders’ tour of the University of Michigan’s Mcity , the one of a kind urban test facility where industry, government and academia come together to improve transportation, safety, sustainability and accessibility for the benefit of society.

The 3 #BackToSchool Supplies Necessary to Boost Learning

The Innovative Educator

School work With this new laptop, I could work on school projects and presentations using Google Slides, and write essays using Google Docs. Activism I could use the Chromebook Flip to help build my network to organize and coordinate rallies and protests for movements using Facebook and Twitter. I could also use social media to keep in touch with fellow activists and network with others. By Isiah Rosa.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 18, 2017 FBI arrests Twitter user who sent seizure-inducing GIF | CNET → This is terrifying: Kurt Eichenwald, a journalist who writes for Vanity Fair and Newsweek, tweeted Friday that the FBI had arrested a man suspected of purposefully sending him a GIF that triggered an epileptic seizure. One of the recommendations we had from the first presentation we went to on this was you don’t want too many,” Hubster said. “I

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Higher Education in the Disinformation Age

Hack Education

In February 2014, I happened to catch a couple of venture capitalists complaining about journalism on Twitter. Apologies for quoting Crichton at length: Media carries with it a credibility that is totally undeserved. Twitter. Increasingly we trust very little that the media says.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Folks on Reddit and Twitter had some interesting thoughts on the piece. Tagged on: April 21, 2017 Build a Better Monster: Morality, Machine Learning, and Mass Surveillance | Idle Words → "I contend that there are structural reasons to worry about the role of the tech industry in American political life, and that we have only a brief window of time in which to fix this."

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21 Things Every 21st Century Educator Should Try This Year (2018 Version)


Many of the updates come from trends I’ve seen not only in education but also in the workplace like these Top 10 Skills Needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (from the World Economic Forum). Give your students 1-2 minutes to stop, breathe, reflect, and simply “be present” every day.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Folks on Reddit and Twitter had some interesting thoughts on the piece. Tagged on: April 21, 2017 Build a Better Monster: Morality, Machine Learning, and Mass Surveillance | Idle Words → "I contend that there are structural reasons to worry about the role of the tech industry in American political life, and that we have only a brief window of time in which to fix this."

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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.”

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Some important conference updates are below: Still Taking Proposals Keynotes + Sessions Presenters - Check Your Instructions Volunteering + Advisory Board - We Need You! Thanks to the GEC Sponsors Social Media Amazing List of Currently Scheduled Sessions!

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

It treats “ed-tech” as the result of markets and industry and “innovation,” and not as the result of policy or history. There is No Technology Industry (There is Only Ideology). “ There is no ‘technology industry’ ,” technology writer and entrepreneur Anil Dash wrote in August. Put simply, every industry and every sector of society is powered by technology today, and being transformed by the choices made by technologists.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Ref Rodriguez, like most of the current members of the LAUSD school board, has strong financial backing from the charter school industry. ” Via KTNV : “ Foothill High School regains control of Twitter account after hack.” ” That’s an updated headline as the school’s Twitter account remained hacked – with obscene language and images posted to it – for days. (National) Education Politics.

Library in Your Pocket

The Daring Librarian

The Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Trends for Libraries View more presentations from Meredith Farkas. billion SMS messages being sent daily Over 276 million wireless users (source: CITA Wireless Industry Survey, 2009). I''d also recommend to follow her Twitter.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Department of State has received emergency approval from the Office of Management and Budget to collect additional information regarding certain visa applicants ’ travel and employment histories, familial connections, and social media usage in accordance with a notice it posted in the Federal Register May 4. ” I’ve updated my calculations on the amount of venture capital funding in the ed-tech industry for the month of May. (National) Education Politics.

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

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Next Week's Great Library Events - Global Ed Stories - Michael Levine "Teaching with Games" Special Event

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