The Journey to Becoming an Author

A Principal's Reflections

My unexpected journey began with a decision to give Twitter a try in 2009. One day in 2010 I received a Twitter message from Bill Ferriter asking if I would be interested in co-authoring a book with him and Jason Ramsden titled Communicating and Connecting with Social Media.

Hyperconnected

Learning with 'e's

million search enquiries on Google, nearly 2 million photos created on Snapchat , over 4 million hours of video watched on the video sharing channel YouTube (and 400 hours uploaded), nearly half a million tweets sent on Twitter, and more than 16 million text messages sent.

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. Listen to Billy Krakower talk about using Twitter for professional development and how to join social media chats.

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. You reach out through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, G+, forums, and discussion boards. My Twitter handle is @askatechteacher.

How To 344

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

5 Ways to Teach Students to Think From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In other words, they learned and built their own knowledge base. To expand their knowledge, they had to assemble a library and know how to find books in it.

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Mary Howard on episode 293 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. On April 26, celebrate PowerofEcon on Twitter with Discovery Education, CME Group, and their Econ Essentials Program. Twitter: @mrshoward118.

How to Make Assessment Meaningful this School Year | By @EduSight

TeacherCast

Focus on Process: Knowledge Isn’t Always the Goal. Increasingly, knowledge isn’t what we strive for as educators. Assessment should not just test knowledge, but also process. Share with us on Twitter , or Facebook , or shoot me an email at vikram@edusight.co.

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

MindShift

In his post, he made the case for Twitter. At its best, he argues, Twitter can be an invaluable tool for professional development among educators. He writes: For the right teacher, Twitter is the best ambient, low-intensity professional development and community you’ll find.

Why Do High School Teachers Lecture So Much?

TeachThought - Learn better.

And the new AP framework which also does so is based on UbD.) You have rich and interesting knowledge based on research that can overcome confusions and missing elements in the current course. Why Do High School Teachers Lecture So Much? by Grant Wiggins , Authentic Education.

Survey 114

“A small didactic surprise, a simple learning scenario, good mood, and imagination: these are the ingredients of a good lesson.” – Vassilis Economou, Greece

Daily Edventures

I saw the joy of searching, discovering, and acquiring knowledge in their eyes. My pupils approach knowledge in an exploratory and often playful manner through interdisciplinary projects,” says Economou. Vassilis Economou. Head of the Department of Informatics and Digital Education.

Culturally Responsive Teaching Starts With Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

Schools have the responsibility to teach all students how to synthesize cultural differences into their knowledge base, in order to facilitate students’ personal and professional success in a diverse world. Culturally Responsive Teaching Starts With Students.

Clippy and the History of the Future of Educational Chatbots

Hack Education

The Twitter bot was built to “learn” by parroting the words and phrases from the other Twitter users that interacted with it, and – because, you know, Twitter – those users quickly realized that they could teach Tay to say some really horrible things.

Live Interview Thursday, February 3rd - Karen Hume on "Engaging the 21st Century Learner"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The winner of three “Teacher of the Year” awards, Karen draws from her wealth of experiences and extensive knowledge base to provide focused, practical, and inspiring support to teachers and administrators.

New K-12 think tank zeroes in on research and policy

eSchool News

A new national education think tank – the Learning Policy Institute – will conduct high-quality research to inform evidence-based policies that can prepare all students for the challenges of our fast-changing, knowledge-based society.

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

I recently participated in a #TnTechChat Twitter chat moderated by @TeachTnTech regarding Technology skills needed in preservice teachers. Apparently this tweet resonated with many educators on Twitter because it got an over abundance of love.

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

The 21st Century Principal

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. Once they have that knowledge base, they are responsible for seeing that their educational community is educated on its nature, its potential, its hazards, and its power. Having a Twitter account or Facebook account for your school simply isn''t enough anymore.