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6 Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

The Daring Librarian

This article is planned to be published in the May issue of NEA Today Magazine (sadly, without my nifty custom graphic) but it's already online ! I’ve been sharing on social media professionally for eight years now, and I have to admit, it can be kinda tricky.

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


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ?

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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! Resources 6 Tips to a Super Twitter Profile How to Write a Professional Social Media Bio 4.

Tools for Designing Awesome Graphics

Teacher Reboot Camp

I started this blog 10 years ago, which was shortly after using Twitter and other social media tools to connect with educators. The majority of the visuals on this blog and that I share on social networks are designed on Canva.

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101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative

TeachThought - Learn better.

Demonstrate the importance of reading (books, magazines, newspapers, or even comics) to kids. Libraries, computer labs, and even school gardens can be inspiring and educational places for learners. Encourage them to head to the library, pursue their interests, and keep learning.

Say Yes to a School Instagram!

The Daring Librarian

History Day in the Library w/ the Absolutely Awesome Alexandra! Diana Rendina , to create a professional Instagram account for our MHMS Daring School Library Media Center. Here''s Brently playing with a puzzle ball during Winter Smash in the Library.

Cultural hegemony and disruption

Learning with 'e's

Cultural hegemony is imposed as political doctrine largely through the state education system, but also via other means including print media and broadcasting. How does social media disrupt cultural hegemony?

7 Simple Steps for a Digital Detox

The Daring Librarian

(This is the full original version of the article I wrote for NEA Today Magazine - So, if your quote or mention doesn't make the mag or their webpage, you know it wasn't me! Social media is a constant challenge to mindfulness.

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more.

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5 Fab Ways to Animate Your EduLife!

The Daring Librarian

This article was published in NEA Today Magazine - pages 18-20 - and also posted on the NEA Today Website 5 Fab Ways to Animate Your EduLife! Begin Bitmoji Savvy Signage Fresh Feedback Social Sharing Cool Communication Have you fallen in love with Bitmoji yet?

Richard Byrne’s Most Exciting Edtech Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Richard Byrne on Episode #57 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter handle: @rmbyrne.

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Looking for Trusted Advisers? Look No Further

Ask a Tech Teacher

Social Media: @alicekeeler, YouTube. Alice Keeler is a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator and LEC Admin & Online and Blended certified. Social Media: @cultofpedagogy, iTunes podcast.

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Customize Your Experience with the EdTech Insider Program

EdTech Magazine

But there’s so much to sift through across social media, online searches and hallway ­conversations. When content catches your eye but you don’t have time to read, tap or click a flag found on every article and video to save it in your library and quickly access it later.

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Refreshing your on- and offline spaces with a bit of library eye candy


When it comes time for a bit of library refreshing, in the form of posters and bulletin boards, there are so many wonderful shared options. Social media inspiration. Also on Pinterest, Renée Stewart has collected more than 200 vintage library posters. Common Sense Media.

LC launches Online Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature & much more poetry goodness


As part of that celebration, the Library of Congress recently launched its Online Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature , a collection of 123 audio-recorded readings of renowned poets and prose writers reading from their work. In 2015 The Magazine began publishing a poem each week.).

The Old Spice Guy, Heated Librarians, & Fresno

The Daring Librarian

This short response from a Fresno Library Tweet the @oldspice guy seems to have made all the librarians go WILD this week - some even saying he should be the keynote for the next ALA or AASL conference. How to get librarians excited.have some marketing campaign mention libraries. "

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7 Ways to Get Teens Reading in a Smartphone Culture


These findings are worrisome; but what I find equally troubling is many adults’ blanket derision of phones and teens’ engagement with digital media. Like it or not, smartphones and teens’ social media use aren’t going anywhere any time soon.

Building beautiful book bentos


Filled instructions, a video tutorial, and lots of student samples, their suggested student project invites readers to construct visual collages that link to author interviews, book trailers, meaningful image, media, reviews, and more. bookbento (Twitter).

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Digital Curation & Sweet Scoopage

The Daring Librarian

Share Scoopit will share those cool resources on Social Media for you! Ever get frustrated by the 140 character limit of Twitter? Publish Scoopit publishes a lovely glossy digital "magazine" with each topic! My name is Gwyneth and I am NOT an expert at Digital Curation.

5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

Aaron Maurer on episode 140 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Pay attention to the news, read the magazines or the blogs or the social media. Twitter: @ coffeechugbooks.

Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry


As I met with my students, many who volunteered to come in at recess, we reworked our classroom library and opened up new areas for the students to work. While some studied robotics and social media, others dived into different learning disabilities and schools around the world.

Off to ALA and ISTE (and how to follow along when you’re #notat.)


And you’ll be able to follow conference activities on: Twitter: @alaannual and #alaac18. These recognized sites fall into category areas such as digital storytelling, media sharing, manage and organize, as well as social media and communication.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world


News hits us across media platforms and devices, in a landscape populated by all degrees of professional journalists and citizen journalists and satirists and hoaxers and folks paid or personally moved to write intentionally fake news. NewseumED : Learning tools on media literacy.

Rogue approaches to scholarly communication

Bryan Alexander

LibGen (“Library Genesis) ( Wikipedia ) is a searchable database for articles. Also comics, magazines, and paintings, somehow. ICanHazPDF is a Twitter hashtag where users plea for open pdfs of named articles. (I’ve

Are School Internet Filters the Forgotten Equity Battleground?


It’s common for school districts to block social media, chatting services, online games and video services. Educators argue that a highly filtered Internet restricts the intellectual freedom of students to read and share ideas where the conversation is happening, often on social media. He’s worried that if websites that give students voice, like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, are blocked by schools, then some students will never have the opportunity to be heard.

Rogue approaches to scholarly communication

Bryan Alexander

LibGen (“Library Genesis) ( Wikipedia ) is a searchable database for articles. Also comics, magazines, and paintings, somehow. ICanHazPDF is a Twitter hashtag where users plea for open pdfs of named articles. (I’ve

What Works For Getting Kids to Enjoy Reading?


He enthusiastically recommended it, and mentioned that he knew the school library had two copies. The next day he checked the library and found both copies still on the shelves. The library, the teacher told me, was a 30-second walk from his classroom.

Vine Video Summer Book Trailers

The Daring Librarian

To hear the audio, click on the tiny speaker in the top left of each video) Every year I get excited to share with my kiddos our district & local library Summer Reading List (more about that below!) Click for the NEW MHMS Daring School Library Media Center VINE Channel !

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Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

It’s taken on multiple meanings too: first used to identify the misinformation that had occurred online surrounding the 2016 election, it was later embraced by President Trump to denigrate and dismiss “the mainstream media.” They struggle with facts about social studies.

The TeacherCast Ultimate Guide To Podcasting


These shows are often short … only a few minutes and often these days are used as teaser episodes when doing early promotions on social media. Click Here To Share This Post With Your Twitter PLN! Please share this post with your Twitter PLN by clicking on this button today!

Reading in 2015, a personal reflection with bonus Lovecraft anecdote

Bryan Alexander

Short form: I’ve listened to around a dozen short stories in podcast form ( some of what I listen to ), and read perhaps one hundred articles and blog posts, plus some number of social media updates (Twitter and Facebook primarily, plus Google+ and LinkedIn).

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Student Tech Conference - Mrs. Field's 25% Holiday Discount - Inventor's Bootcamp - Nepali Schools

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Monday, December 8th at 8pm #TLChat Live on Twitter!

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ UVa Library’s Plan to Cut Stacks by Half Sparks Faculty Concerns.” Via Philadelphia Magazine : “This Quaker Sex Ed Teacher Says Your Kids Need to Be Porn-Literate.” ” Via Motherboard : “ Twitter Is Banning Anyone Whose Date of Birth Says They Joined Before They Were 13.” Denny Sanford, whose company – checks notes – sells social emotional learning curriculum to schools.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thanks to the GEC Sponsors Social Media Amazing List of Currently Scheduled Sessions! Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor of Library Media Where Do The Children Play - Freda Goodman Why Baki Matters: Stories and Projects from Silk Road - Melda Yildiz, Ed.D.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

Computing platforms have different abstraction levels, including a computer architecture, an OS, or runtime libraries. But Posterous, if you’ll recall, was acquired by Twitter in 2012 and shut down one year later.