Everything Doesn’t Always Have to Be Awesome on Social Media

Philly Teacher

It got me thinking about how I’ve been feeling catching back up on social media over the last month, and I reflected on how it felt when I first discovered Twitter back in 2009. This is not to say that social media is inherently bad. social media twitter

It's Time to Redesign Your Social Media Presence for 2018


Using social media successfully in 2018 means more than checking your Facebook page or scrolling through Twitter occasionally. It is possible, with intention, to create a social media presence that is effective—for both you and your audience—whether that’s friends, colleagues or peers around the globe. Here’s how educators can get started creating an intentional social media presence, making the best use of the many tools and platforms out there today.

6 Do’s for Social Media so You Don’t Create a Nightmare!

WJU EdTech

I thought most teachers understood social media do’s and don’ts. While many some people feel they can post anything on social media that they want, don’t do it! Don’t use your brain and post your uncensored thoughts or pictures to social media.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

It can be actuated via a smartphone or iPad , laptop or in-person, but access is constant–which in turn shifts a unique burden to learn on the shoulders of the student. Mobile Learning Social Media Technology ipad mobile learning social media twitter

Are You Ready for a New Twitter? It's HERE!

The Daring Librarian

I recently worked a few nights madly and happily Photoshopping & designing a new Twitter look for our school''s Twitter page! (it''s & best viewed on a big desktop screen) when I heard that they''re soon changing the look and design features of Twitter altogether!

Adobe Spark: Easily create and share videos, images, and newsletters

iLearn Technology

Create social graphics that are stunning and easy to share (you know the kind: flyers, memes, posters, ads). Produce and share impressive videos for storytelling, projects, or to share to social media. What it is: Adobe Spark is a collection of fantastic (free!)

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MA folks- My one-day workshop on Social Media and Personal Learning Networks


The day will also include a component on using social media tools with students at varying levels. Bring your own laptop is preferred. This workshop will help you develop your Personal Learning Network (PLN) through social web tools that will open up a world of educational ideas to you and your colleagues. Hi Folks, I am going to be offering a series of Friday sessions through Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MASSCUE).

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. I fired up a laptop, installed dropbox and was back writing within an hour.

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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.

5 Different Ways Technology Has Made Learning Easier - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

Individual laptops – A lot of schools are moving over to having individual laptops for each student, which has taken lessons to an entirely new level. 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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

Districts looking for long term sustainability by purchasing high quality devices at an affordable cost should take a hard look at both laptops and tablets for solutions. Commit to Leveraging Social Media and Telling Your Great Story! For more content like this, follow Samsung on Insights , EDU Twitter , EDU LinkedIn , YouTube and SlideShare. This post is sponsored by Samsung. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Tech Helpful - Untitled Article

Tech Helpful

Now, as a high school student he chooses to be different than his peers when it come to social media. I came to find a small piece of my identity in my skill at the social media game and therefore put a lot of effort into my online appearance.

What is Collaboration for Professional Learning?

My Island View

After being involved in social media for over a decade, I have made a few observations that might be helpful to folks who use social media, more specifically Twitter, to develop and maintain a Personal Learning Network. I started my Twitter account with a plan and focus to use it to develop collegial sources for my professional learning. Using Twitter for professional learning requires a collaborative mindset.

#ED1to1: Learning in Asynchronous Sequence

Improving Education Environments

From July 15-17, a number of formal courses and informal spaces are converging around #ed1to1 to look specifically at Audrey Watters’ (25 Years Ago) The First School 1 to 1 Laptop Program , but more generally to consider how different groups of learners with different objectives and different environments can coalesce in a similar space for the purposes of knowledge growth and diffusion. EDTC6104 #ed1to1 #edtc6104 emergent learning social media

Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward


Public Relations In Royce City ISD, every campus has a Twitter account and shares reminders with parents and students via Twitter. We need to be using social media to tell people about the positive things that are going on in our classrooms and schools!

Space exploration

Learning with 'e's

The news created a small stir on social media, with several educators opining about what they thought of lecture theatres, their place in universities, technology, and teaching and learning in general. laptops learning lecturers screens spaces teaching Technology university

6 Super Geeky Tech Tips for the New School Year

The Daring Librarian

A trusted ed tech leader friend of mine told me "because of Dropbox I don't care if my laptop crashes." Get Polished Your social network profile is your best and most read professional bio on the web—so keep it polished, up-to-date, and consistent across all of your accounts.

Get shorty

Learning with 'e's

The strapline on the official website declares that the awards are there to honour 'the best producers of short content on social media'. But if you wish to vote for your favourite tweeter, categories you may be interested in include blogger, science, video blogger and social media.

10Q: Steven Anderson

Learning with 'e's

Anderson is known to many in the world of education as a passionate and knowledgeable promoter of social media and technology for learning. He was co-creator of the Twitter weekly discussion group #Edchat and he hosts the Web 2.0 Take social media for example.

Five tools for global educators

Learning with 'e's

In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators. Twitter: This social networking tool is deceptively simple, but deeply sophisticated and versatile due to its inherent filtering facilities.

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Why your young students love e-learning


Some people even lobby for a right to technology for every student, in the hope of making the presence of laptops and tablets in classrooms as spread as that of blackboards and notebooks. They turn to other social media sites , like Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Yik Yak, or Twitter.

How m-learning is transforming online education


Where they’re located, or whether a desktop or laptop computer is around, is now irrelevant. The rise of social networking as a learning tool. Remember that as of 2018, there are 3.196 billion people using various forms of social media on Earth.

Top Tips for Fast Formative Assessment that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. GradeCam also works with laptops, desktops, tablets and any device that has a camera connected to wifi. You’re teaching your heart out.

Is Technology Bad for the Teenage Brain? (Yes, No and It's Complicated.)


Laptop? Social interactions? Social media, contrary to its reputation, actually seems to improve certain prosocial behaviors—empathy, to name one—in teenage populations. Researchers in one study followed a group of 10-14-year-olds for a year, tracking their use of use social media, primarily Twitter and Facebook. Scores actually improved the more the kids used social media.

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

It''s also important to look at different ways of providing technology in schools, whether it is through computer labs, 1-1 laptops, or Bring Your Own Device (students bring own tech). I learn so much from Twitter and Google+ because of the people and web sites I follow there.

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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Becoming Connected Is Easier Now More Than Ever

The Web20Classroom

Our mobility, use of social media and access to devices has made making connections easy and impactful. And who has time to sit in front of a laptop for hours searching for just the right blog post. This post is sponsored by Samsung Business. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Friday 5 — 11.18.2016

Perry Hewitt

Try out the experience on your laptop with locations like the Hoover Dam and Hong Kong Stadium at Google Earth VR. A Steam account and an HTC Vive headset will get you free access to Google Earth in virtual reality.

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. It works equally well on your desktop, laptop, Chromebook, Mac, iOS device, and mobile device and syncs between all with ease.

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7 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

iPad, Chromebook, or Laptop, or Netbook. Almost as bad is using one of those big clunky laptops. apps for Twitter/FB/G+/LI–or whatever your social media of choice is. It’s summer, time for teachers to recharge their cerebral batteries.

9 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

iPad, Chromebook, Laptop, Netbook, or Smartphone. Almost as bad is using one of those big clunky laptops. apps for Twitter/FB/G+/LI–or whatever your social media of choice is. It’s summer, time for teachers to recharge their cerebral batteries.

Digital Literacy–What is it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

“a person’s ability to perform tasks effectively in a digital environment… includes the ability to read and interpret media, to reproduce data and images through digital manipulation, and to evaluate and apply new knowledge gained from digital environments. Social media.

Make Parents Comfortable with Tech for a Successful 1:1 Program

EdTech Magazine

Each student has a brand-new laptop and has easily mastered Google Classroom and the other educational apps you carefully chose for them. Use Social Media and Events to Keep Parents in the Know. You can send newsletters, put it on your website, announce it on Twitter or Facebook — all of those are great channels. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag. Make Parents Comfortable with Tech for a Successful 1:1 Program.

Review of "The Tech Savvy Administrator"

My Paperless Classroom

I settled into the coffee shop this morning, closed my laptop and started reading. For example, his discussion of social media will not turn the reader into a twitter superstar, or demystify hashtags, but it will help someone who believes Twitter is silly begin to understand how social media can support a school’s communication and community.

Livestreaming and Podcasting in the Classroom


Do you need to have a desktop or laptop to get the most out of the platform, or would a smartphone work best? What social media do you use regularly for communicating with your students and parents? For instance, TwitCasting lets users stream video while commenting via Twitter.