9 Web Tools for Creating Digital Magazines

Teacher Reboot Camp

My sisters and I spent several days creating various publications with construction paper and markers, including magazines. Now, creating a digital magazine is much easier. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

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Principles for school districts’ social media policies

Dangerously Irrelevant

This one is about some general guidelines and principles for school districts to consider as they formulate their social media policies. You can read the full article online or in AASA’s School Administrator magazine. Districts everywhere are doing everything they can to put digital tools into the hands of students and staff because of the powerful learning opportunities that they enable. Humans are inherently social and we make meaning together.

Creative #SmartTeachingTips Using Scholastic Magazines

Kleinspiration

For nearly a decade, I’ve been using Scholastic News Magazines in my classroom. When Scholastic contacted me to see if I’d share some ways we use the magazines in our second grade classroom, I jumped at the opportunity. . But our magazines aren’t just for children.

How people use social media to learn about current events: new research

Bryan Alexander

A growing number of Americans get their news through social media. Pew actually claims a majority of Americans get news from social media. Given social media’s continued expansion, we should expect its use for news-gathering to reach a real majority shortly.

Engaging More Administrators in Using Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

How do we engage administrators more in using social media and in developing a Professional Learning Network? With all this negative publicity, it’s easy to see why administrators run in the other direction when someone tries to convince them to engage in social media. But the reality is that so much good can come from engaging in using social media on a professional level. What have I learned from using it?

A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

Social media has not shown an ability to “self correct” perhaps because by its very nature, the responses can only be positive and thus, there is no self-correcting mechanism built into its algorithm. ” This means I can say, “I learned this at the War College.”

Increasing the visibility and impact of our work

Dangerously Irrelevant

As a faculty member who has an outsized social media presence (53,000+ Twitter followers; video series with 100+ million views; one of the more visible education blogs in the world, etc.), Image credit: Social media class , mkhmarketing.

Here’s a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at what educators are clicking on like crazy

The CoolCatTeacher

These reflections and social media tips will help bloggers covering ISTE. I found this resource by Smashing Magazine when learning how to sketchnote. I’m creating a mailing list for people who want social media sharing tips. Social Media Tech Tips

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

NeverEndingSearch

These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

How to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you aren’t familiar with using Google then this might take some time investment at the beginning, but trust me learning to use Google Suites and Apps is the best teacher time and sanity saver! You can learn with education technology specialists who are Google Certified.

How to Quickly Create, Send, & Translate a Parent Newsletter

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you aren’t familiar with using Google then this might take some time investment at the beginning, but trust me learning to use Google Suites and Apps is the best teacher time and sanity saver! You can learn with education technology specialists who are Google Certified.

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

I have been working with ASCD for the past few years to publish my book, Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons. Today, content is freely and abundantly available, and it is more important than ever to help learners in the process of how to learn.

The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

At their best, twitter chats are dynamic, digital, and easily curated cells of professional connected learning. Twitter is like reading a living, breathing magazine written by your peers that entertains and informs you while building your capacity as an educator.

Are Our Educators Prepared For Their Students?

My Island View

If there is one thing that I am sure of as an educator it is that rapid change greatly affects both what and how we learn. Do today’s teachers understand the learning needs of today’s students? News came from newspapers and magazines that were limited to publishing cycles and editors.

6 Super Geeky Tech Tips for the New School Year

The Daring Librarian

(A version of this post was published in NEA Today Magazine - 5 Super Geeky Tips -So honored to have been invited to write again for them! If you want to go deeper with LinkedIn discussions and groups, and build a personal learning network that connects with other educators, you can!

Twitter Tips & Resources for Teachers

Kleinspiration

My Thoughts on Social Media - How I stay ''in the know'' - I was excited to wake up the other day and see that my Twitter video had been posted by my buddy, Jeff, on Edudemic. The Bedley Brothers invited me on their show last week to speak about social media.

My most used/favorite Apps and how I use them

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media - Google+ , Twitter , and Facebook - Google+ is my go to for education and technology resources, connections and sharing. Tech & Learning - great resource for educators and administrators on educational technology. I go subscribe to the site and blogs and magazine. I use my tablet for browsing social media and watching Netflix and my Chromebook is my main work horse. I have a few apps and resources that I use on a daily basis.

We need a rethink

Learning with 'e's

There's a very useful and refreshing article by Tom Barrett in this week's TES Magazine entitled 'Education needs to plug into Web 2.0'. They use these tools outside of the school on a daily basis and often have a sophisticated grasp on how social media work.

5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12. 5 Ways to Amp Up STEAM Learning in the Classroom. They’re just learning, and they’re just exploring.

Why Teachers and Students Need to Learn about Their Brains in the Digital Age

EdNews Daily

But don’t we all do skim reading at times, even with a magazine, a newspaper, or a textbook? We don’t learn deeply from what we skim. We can learn deeply from what we spend mental effort on in the reading process. By Betsy Hill. For good and bad, technology changes our brains.

New Media Literacy Skills Empower Learners

The ASIDE Blog

Source: MediaOcracy Media Literacy Week just ended a little over a week ago. Does social media help or inhibit our ability to develop our own political values? Are your social media networks actually shrinking your worldview?

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Summer Learning Activities That Students Will Actually Enjoy

Wisewire

Students can often miss out on opportunities that are both learning and entertaining to keep their brains engaged over the summer when there is an absence of ideas, activities, and support at home. Students can learn about science and develop measurement skills.

The Road That Should Not Be Taken

My Island View

I remember way back in the 70’s, I think it was Time magazine that came out with an article listing the most difficult jobs in America. Failure, although a very strong basis for learning, is still viewed by many as something that must not happen at any cost, especially in teacher evaluations.

Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

In 2008, he was named by Contribute Magazine as one of 10 Tech Revolutionaries Redefining the Power and Face of Philanthropy. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Creating Real Opportunities for Student Leadership

The CoolCatTeacher

Adam was Principal of the Year for his region, a 20 To Watch for the National School Board Association, guest blogger for EdWeek, NAESP magazine, and many other publications.

101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative

TeachThought - Learn better.

One way to get your brain thinking creatively is to start learning about things that excite you. Read, learn, and challenge your own mind to keep it sharp. Demonstrate the importance of reading (books, magazines, newspapers, or even comics) to kids. Then learn!

Keeping The Door Of Learning Wide Open

The Web20Classroom

This was a quote that appeared in a principals magazine in 1815. Unfortunately, there are teachers and administrators out there that still believe that the advancement of and use of technology in the classroom is detrimental to learning. While he might not think there is a legitimate purpose in for students using Social Media I can think of several reasons why our kids should be deeply involved in using social media and more generally, technology, in the classroom.

25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

Wikipedia )" Since I last posted on Social Networks over a year ago, a number of new ones have been introduced that can be a huge benefit to education. Brainly - A fun social network where students post questions and other students from around the world post answers.

Giving Up Privacy or NOT in the Digital World

Tech Helpful

For the last few weeks I've been given opportunities of learning that have made me rethink technology in a number of ways. A few weeks ago I downloaded an app called Vero- it's self-touted as a social media app with the tagline "Less social media, more social life.

3 Ways to Expand Your PLN This Summer

Indiana Jen

With the more flexible work schedule of the summer, it is also a great time to build up your Professional Learning Network (PLN) — especially one that expands beyond the walls of the classroom. TheJLV – Jose Vilson, Founder of #EduColor, Social Justice advocate, author, public speaker.

3 Ways to Expand Your PLN This Summer

Indiana Jen

With the more flexible work schedule of the summer, it is also a great time to build up your Professional Learning Network (PLN) — especially one that expands beyond the walls of the classroom. TheJLV – Jose Vilson, Founder of #EduColor, Social Justice advocate, author, public speaker.

The Road That Should Not Be Taken

My Island View

I remember way back in the 70’s, I think it was Time magazine that came out with an article listing the most difficult jobs in America. Failure, although a very strong basis for learning, is still viewed by many as something that must not happen at any cost, especially in teacher evaluations.

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

So, I’ve collected twenty of the best ways to make this summer one of learning. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. So, decide how you’re going to learn.

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The Road That Should Not Be Taken

My Island View

I remember way back in the 70’s, I think it was Time magazine that came out with an article listing the most difficult jobs in America. Failure, although a very strong basis for learning, is still viewed by many as something that must not happen at any cost, especially in teacher evaluations.

How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star

The Daring Librarian

Sometimes though, you can't change a situation but you have to learn to graciously accept it - and then work around it cleverly. The school’s reputation as a place of learning and your reputation as an educator. Lessons learned - to hopefully help others!