Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

For Thought Leader Thursday , social media researcher Laura Pasquini explains three defining aspects of effective social media powered professional development.In The lessons learned from effective social media PD.

Top 10 Tips for Using Social Media for Administrators & Other Educators

The 21st Century Principal

According to Andy Beal and Judy Strauss, authors of Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online , “Shifting from traditional to social media requires new skills, new tools, and an understanding of social media platforms.” Any school leader bringing an archaic understanding and knowledge of old media to social media is in danger of looking foolish and perhaps in danger of getting himself in major trouble with stakeholders.

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Learning to learn: A skill set for the 21st century student


In today’s knowledge-based economy, employees are challenged by new situations at work every day, so they need to constantly learn and improve their skills in order to be successful.

3 ways to be a better digital citizen, online and IRL

eSchool News

These tools have increased our productivity and knowledge base in many ways (checking the weather, looking up facts), but these advantages come with a price. How can users balance this idea of ultimate knowledge with being with others IRL (In Real Life)?


Learning with 'e's

It resonated, with many people sharing and liking the update (itself a measure of interest in the social media age). We can literally have a live conversation with anyone who has a social media account, if we and they are willing to spend some time doing so.

How to Build Your PLN

Ask a Tech Teacher

More simply, it’s: …an extended group of knowledgeable people you reach out to for answers, and trust to guide your learning. The engine of a PLN is social media. refer to it in your social media. Keep your social media focused on those topics.

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Why site visits are vital to tech rollouts

eSchool News

Consider author Leo Lionni’s Fish is Fish , which serves as a lesson about how individuals construct new knowledge based on their current set of experiences, and why it is so important to understand the critical elements to experience success in another environment.

The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn #iste2015

There is no box

Enter Twitter and the rise of social media. These groups (or Personal Learning Networks) allow for just in time information requests, asynchronous collaboration and archived knowledge bases. The Missing Literacies – Networking to Learn. Kids sitting in rows of desk. Silent classrooms. Individual worksheets. This is not how we learn in the real world. It was my experience in school, as it still is for many.

When Pushing Boundaries in Math Education, Where Can Teachers Turn For Help and Camaraderie?


Earlier this year, math educator and Demos executive Dan Meyer published a piece entitled “Lonely Math Teachers” in which he raised the shortcomings of social media and the need for innovative math teachers to connect online.

How colleges are adapting to the future of education

Linways Technologies

If that seems too far fetched, just think about the number of jobs that was created in the last few decades, like social media manager, drone operator, mobile app developer, system admin etc. So as a result, we are now seeing more skill based educational practises in colleges.

Teaching: Have you found your life’s work?

Fractus Learning

My ‘personal’ and ‘work’ lives are no longer separate, some of my closest friends are those who I have found through educational networking and social media.

Fake news: Fact or opinion?

Kathy Schrock

You can visit their News and Media Literacy units here. Without a knowledge-base in the topic, it may be hard for them to determine incorrect information. This lesson plan includes having students deconstruct a news story based on language, story selection, and story order.

Defining (adj. or v.?) Innovations

Improving Education Environments

The exhibit will be open during conference hours, and it will feed directly into social media as well as digital repositories. Innovation happens when we rethink conventions and apply alternative learning or technology to old problems.

An article and a powerful conversation: two updates on code name FOEcast

Bryan Alexander

Through a variety of mediasocial media, movies. A digital knowledge base of aggregated media to stay ahead. Research-based evidence. Where does the FOEcast project stand in mid-June 2018? (If

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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.

Britannica CEO Talks Google, Wikipedia and What Lil Pump Can Teach Us About Credibility


There was a time not long ago when people claimed to trust Google news results and Wikipedia articles more than the media outlets they linked to. It’s about the foundation of knowledge. Do you really want to build your foundation of knowledge based on information that might not be true? But unfortunately the SEO systems work based on social algorithms, which seem to promote popularity as opposed to really good quality information.

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An article and a powerful conversation: two updates on code name FOEcast

Bryan Alexander

Through a variety of mediasocial media, movies. A digital knowledge base of aggregated media to stay ahead. Research-based evidence. Where does the FOEcast project stand in mid-June 2018? (If

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