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Teaching in Social Media Contexts


Social Media is part of life--and a good context for targeting social cognition and narrative language. A few contexts in which I have used social media in the last several months: GCF Learn Free has great simple tutorials on social media outlets.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. As mobile learning is a blend of the digital and physical, diverse metrics (i.e.,

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


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.

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. GAFE, #edtech, #edapps, #ipaded, #mlearning).

ISTE Social Media& Web Resources

The Daring Librarian

I curated the info from various ISTE publications, the main ISTE webpage, and used my own graphics wherever possible so that the new ISTE board members would have everything ISTE Social Media on one wikipage. Have an iPhone or an iPad?

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. Mobile artist communities are growing. Meri has displayed her mobile art in some of the most prestigious art museums in the world.) What are mobile artists?

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

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. Crescerance and MAD-Learn (for Mobile App Development). Crescerance and MAD-Learn are my tools for mobile app development.

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6 Must-Have Mobile Device Apps for the School Administrator

The 21st Century Principal

Ask yourself what makes an app on a mobile device useful, and the answer is that the most useful apps have these four characteristics: The app is available for and syncs across multiple devices. This means users can use the app on their iPad, Android phone, or even their Kindle Fire. This rule applies to any software, but most especially to mobile apps. Being able to share using app has rapidly become an expectation, especially with mobile device apps.

Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media. Principals can use social media for communication, public relations, branding, professional development, and opportunity.

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Revised List of Top iPad Apps for School Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

In November 2010, I wrote a blog post entitled “Top iPad Apps for School Administrators.” I thought it time to revise my list of iPad apps now that I have returned to using the iPad. If you are new to the iPad and are looking for apps for your tablet, these are a good start. If you are a power iPad user, hopefully you will find an app or two here to add to your list, or maybe you can suggest some of your own top apps.

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Getting a Head(er) with Twitter

The Daring Librarian

Have you experimented and played with the new Twitter look yet? Twitter does not specify a minimum size, but anything smaller than 640 pixels wide will likely look pixilated, blurry, and yucky. And when my social media muse Jesse Desjardains is showing a boss new Twitter header?

EdTechSandyK's Top 5 Posts of 2013


posts on my blog from 2013 as tracked by Blogger: How to Decode a Tweet , 1/7/13 - I originally wrote this post and created the graphic for it because I needed it for a Twitter for Professional Development workshop that I was going to be co-leading the next month.

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Goal: Inspire With a Graphic

Teacher Reboot Camp

Share this message visually on social media. In chapter 20, Goal: Spread Your Message, of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers , I encourage teachers to write down the messages they wish to share with others, then spread these messages on social media. Join the movement by accomplishing any goal from any of the cycles then letting us know through a blog reflection or status update on our Facebook community or on Twitter, @30GoalsEdu .

My Administrator’s Complete iPad Apps List

The 21st Century Principal

I have posted before about individual iPad apps, but have yet to offer my complete iPad apps list. Perhaps this list would be most useful for the new iPad user who just wants to explore some apps. News and Events Apps ABC News: This is a recent addition to my iPad app list. It is one of my sources for news on the iPad. The iPad app gives me another source of news. This app gives me the ability to access my work documents from the iPad.

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How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

I have also included a list of hashtags, as well as a fantastic list of educators to follow on Twitter! How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom #mlearning #ipaded #edtech Click To Tweet. Common Sense Media Rating and Reviews. Kathy Schrock’s iPads 4 Teaching.

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. Engaging Kindergarteners with Technology: Augmented Reality, iPads, QR Codes and More. You’ve got a bunch of apps on your iPad.

You Don't Have to Marry It!

The Daring Librarian

1:1 Flipping Makerspace Genius Hour Common Core Mobile Learning Design Thinking Google Classroom Brain Based Learning Project Based Learning Learning Management Systems Transformative Brain Based Learning Spaces Sheesh.I How about Social Media?

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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!

Goal: Inspire With a Graphic

Teacher Reboot Camp

Share this message visually on social media. In chapter 20, Goal: Spread Your Message, of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers , I encourage teachers to write down the messages they wish to share with others, then spread these messages on social media. Join the movement by accomplishing any goal from any of the cycles then letting us know through a blog reflection or status update on our Facebook community or on Twitter, @30GoalsEdu .

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

Shake Up Learning

Most of us have iPads and using Google on iPads is a very different animal. We are starting to see Chromebooks become more primary friendly and I am excited about that but for now, do you have ideas for us using both iPads and Chromebooks? Google on the iPad Resources: [link].

Visualizing Learning with Infographics: 23 Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Canva is a free web tool and iPad app for creating social media posters, infographics, digital poster projects and more. lets you create an infographic comparing your Twitter account to a celebrity’s or peer’s account.

Got a New iPhone? Here's 17 Starter Apps

The 21st Century Principal

As a avid user of an iPad, deciding which apps to put on my phone was an easy decision. I immediately wanted to be able to access the same applications I can already access on my iPad and on my desktop or the web. In an era where QR codes and bar codes are everywhere, it makes little sense to have a mobile device without the ability to scan these. I can access my "To-Do List" on my desktop, the web, my iPad, and my iPhone. I have it on my iPad as well.

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. This is important because you probably don’t want to share all of those pictures and videos on social media.

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EdTechSandyK's Top Five Posts of 2012


She was looking for help in managing her son''s time spent on the iPad at home. School iPad Implementations: What Would You Do Differently? The popularity of this post also shows that we''re all looking to learn from the early adopters in the iPad/mobile learning arena.

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#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 344 with Jody Green and Dr. Tim Green From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. IDbookGreen ), The Educator’s Guide to Producing New Media and Open Educational Resources (Routledge –

Go on an Epic Selfie Conference Adventure

Teacher Reboot Camp

Selfie- a picture taken of oneself shared via social media. The people you meet will become part of your Personal/Passionate Learning Networks (PLN) and you can continue to connect with them on the social networks you already frequent.

Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Project templates include social memes, mini websites, narrated tutorials, presentations, reports, posters, how-to videos, and more. The desktop app gives access to all three in one spot while a mobile device requires the download of three different free apps.

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Overcoming The Barriers To Better School:Home Communications

The Web20Classroom

It must be something that is constantly evaluated and refined to meet the ever-changing needs of a more mobile society. Take an iPad out to the car rider line and make sure everyone there has given the correct information. Want to make your Media Coordinator happy?

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5 Must-have tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

Bring the latest version of the Google Maps app on your smartphone or iPad, complete with audio directions. iPad, Chromebook, or netbook. Instead, bring a Chromebook, netbook, tablet PC, or iPad. apps for Twitter/FB/G+/LI–or whatever your social media of choice is.

Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with 'e's

As the #lilac13 Twitter stream will reveal, there were lively and protracted debates around the changing nature of library spaces, the nature of knowledge, the future of books and reading, and the impact of digital media.

Technology in Schools: What If We’ve Just Made Everything Worse

Fractus Learning

In my own school there is a significant change underway as we abandon our four-year iPad program for a return to students using laptops. Please get rid of my iPad, it’s so distracting. Social Media and Mobile Devices.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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Planned obsolescence of mobile technology. Increasingly formal use of social media by education institutions. Falling cost of mobile devices, which impacts what’s affordable, who shows up to school with what on their own, school budgets, etc.

To BOLDly Go


Another jaw drop moment from the BOLD Classrooms strand came when Erin shared that she does not have a teacher desk – instead she carries her supplies around in a basket and is completely mobile in the classroom. You can connect with Ann on Twitter, Snapchat, and Insta @annkozma723.

Want To See Their Best? Then Let Them Play

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As blogs and social media exploded in popularity, they have subsequently de-credited major news media in the process. In Little Big Planet, developer Media Molecule created a brilliant digital sandbox for learners to “play” in. Social Media as a Sandbox.

The 21st Century Principal’s 20 Applications for Everyday Use

The 21st Century Principal

Add my favorite Evernote mobile apps vJournal, Penultimate, Skitch and this application''s functionality expands enormously. With the ability to access and edit your documents through the mobile app, I can’t possibly see any reason to have a paper copy of anything any longer.

Using Google Apps to Support Reading and Writing in the Classroom (Recorded Webinar)

Shake Up Learning

The Social Media Secret Sauce (presentation). Kasey received a Digital Innovation in Learning Award given by EdSurge and Digital Promise, in the “Sharing is Caring,” category, and she was recognized as the #3 EdTech and E-Learning Influencer on Twitter.

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


Have a class twitter or Instagram account to post about the day’s learning Just like a blog only smaller. One of my Ed Techs ( Ashley Pampe ) actually created a “Social Media” team on her elementary campus. In 2014 I wrote what would be my most popular blog post ever.

Smashing Adobe


When finished, share your completed story to Facebook or Twitter, via email or message, or copy and paste a link. Again, completed stories may be shared on Facebook or Twitter, emailed or embedded. All these tools allow you to create natively in mobile environments.

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My Approach To Digital Content Curation

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I get a great deal of information from services like Twitter and blogs I read. Most of the time I am on the go and my iPad serves as my homebase for learning. Not only do I have it installed on on my iPad but it’s on every computer and all my other mobile devices as well.

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