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7 Must-Read Resources on Social Media for School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

There are obviously quite a few social media resources available to school leaders on the Web, but finding high-quality information can be difficult. As the title suggests, it focuses on providing school leaders with the "know-how" of using social media as a communications tool.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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 ?

Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy

EdTechTeam

The importance of media literacy cannot be understated. Nor can the value of social media as a teaching, learning, and publishing tool. Two principles inform why I engage with my students around social media: Digital literacy doesn’t just naturally develop any more than print literacy does, and. So, my students must have guided practice analyzing and using social media if they are to use it purposefully, productively, and safely.

6 Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

The Daring Librarian

I’ve been sharing on social media professionally for eight years now, and I have to admit, it can be kinda tricky. Follow School District Policy Does your district have a technology and social media upolicy?

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A Twitter Chat In Your School. A twitter chat is an amazing resource for professional development AND gives educators the option to participate in their PJs, from the comfort of their own home! Give twitter tips and archive chat.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners.

Library in Your Pocket

The Daring Librarian

The Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Trends for Libraries View more presentations from Meredith Farkas. Mobile Libraries! she also talks about library promotion using Foursquare and mobile marketing with Twitter. I''d also recommend to follow her Twitter.

5 Creative Ways to Connect Young Adults to Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Librarian Karen Scott challenges us with some non-traditional practices to get kids interested in reading including organizing her library by genre and using social media and graphics to inspire a love of reading.

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?

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link]. There are eight conference strands covering a wide variety of timely topics, such as MOOCs, e-books, maker spaces, mobile services, embedded librarians, green libraries, doctoral student research, library and information center "tours," and more! join the Library 2.0 Ffion Alice Bell, Graduate Library Assistant.

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Essentially, the Web has become more social. References Barsky, E.

QR Codes Are NOT All Hype - So There!

The Daring Librarian

One of my fav members of my PLN on Twitter is Josh Stumpenhorst - this morning he posted this Tweet about an article on Social Media Today titled QR codes – Don’t Believe the Hype which got my blood boiling because it''s flawed logic - especially for educators!

The Rise of Online Professional Development!

EdTechnocation.com

I can also refer back to it over and over again. 17 - 22) Library 2.014 (Oct. 8-9) Connected Educator Month (October) TeacherCast broadcasts by +Jeffrey Bradbury Check out all the Twitter chats on ChatSalad.com EdTech Mixed Plate LIVE Hangout (shameless plug) Google Rocks!

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeff Gearhart on episode 162 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. There’s another show that I’ll link to that actually shows that kids who are using Minecraft can improve in their social-emotional learning.

Adobe announces major updates to Creative Cloud, including 3D

Educational Technology Guy

Photoshop CC Advances Efficiency for Designs Designers can now radically improve collaboration with linked Smart Objects, which update the design automatically if a reference file is changed, and the new Perspective Warp feature, which changes the viewpoint from which an object is seen.

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Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

And then, not two days later, I heard Twitter has reclassified their app as a news purveyor rather than a social media device. Once again: Who gets news from Twitter? Library Spot. a link to your library’s digital site.

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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

If there is a makerspace in your school, it may be down the hall, in the library, or in another building. This is typically done by sharing documentation of learning and final reflections through social media. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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Technology Brings Past to Life in Some History Classrooms

Leadership Lounge

For eighth-grade social studies teacher Andrew Swan, technology resources are a way to get his students at Bigelow Middle School in Newton, Mass., Students are asked to reference resources used over the course of the unit and submit a thoughtful response to questions.

Join Us for the 2018 Picture Book Smackdown

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

We are in the midst of one of my favorite months to celebrate in the library, Picture Book Month. A list of the books we reference. Host your own picture book smackdown in your classroom, library, or district. Send students a shout out on Twitter using #pbsmkdwn.

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? and LOVE how I can post remotely to Twitter & gather together interesting and related resources all in one spot!

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Just a disclaimer though, I am a high school math teacher, so a few of the tech-tools I reference in this post belong mostly in a secondary math classroom, but with a little elbow grease and ingenuity, there are ways to fit them into any K-12 math curriculum as well. Twitter.

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Four Steps to Help Students Develop a Healthy Media Diet

edWeb.net

With the proliferation of technology in school and at home, parents are looking for direction on how to keep their kids’ media habits in check. Librarians, who are often at the front lines of media and tech in schools, can provide that crucial guidance.

Join Us for the 5th Annual Picture Book Smackdown

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

A list of the books we reference. Host your own picture book smackdown in your classroom, library, or district. Share your favorite picture books on social media using the hashtags #pbsmkdwn and #picturebookmonth. Send students a shout out on Twitter using #pbsmkdwn.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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.

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.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

In short, by “disruption,” we are referring to something that causes the kind of impact that leads to change. Increasingly formal use of social media by education institutions. Rapid change in the demands for media forms (e.g.,

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. Along the way they experience collateral benefits of developing learning agility, building social capital and demonstrating creativity.

Discovery Education’s Spotlight on StrategiesContent Now Aligned to McREL International’s Six-Phase Model for Learning

techlearning

The SOS videos are one of the most useful professional learning resources available to teachers today,” said Susan Bowdoin, a Library Media Specialist in New Mexico’s Albuquerque Public Schools. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

What Can Be Gained When We Lose Our Connection With Technology

Reading By Example

“Learn anytime, anywhere” is proudly proclaimed when educators effuse all the benefits of learning via online courses and through social media such as Twitter. It is one thing to constantly check your social media feeds and email accounts.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Moving Forward in the PAH Continuum: Maximizing the Power of the Social Web: Lisa Marie Blaschke. Heutagogy and Social Communities of Practice: Will Self-determined Learning Re-write the Script for Educators?: Collaboration and social negotiation is encouraged among learners.

#ICE18: Redesigning a Classroom Is Not About Being “Pretty for Pinterest”

EdTech Magazine

In Learning Transformed , we refer to such design as the “cemetery effect” and it’s imperative that classroom design is driven by the desire to create personal and authentic learning experiences for students. Social media is like a giant search engine that we can tap any time. Around this time, I first got on Twitter. It can be a common area, a library or a space with flexibility. Twitter.

7 Tips for Better Thanks Living All Year Long

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki Davis shares on Episode 196 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The librarian had locked the library, and so I got all the kids, and I didn’t know they were coming.

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Student Leadership via EdTech Playgrounds

EdTechTeam

The resources that are featured in our EdTech Playgrounds come directly from our classrooms and libraries. The stations are setup in the library, and teachers rotate through the stations to learn from the Tech Squad students.

Dynamic Content from UNICEF, the National Park Service, USC Shoah Foundation and More Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services

techlearning

Primary Source Testimonies from USC Shoah Foundation: Discovery Education has partnered with USC Shoah Foundation to bring video testimonies to Discovery Education Streaming Plus and Social Studies Techbook. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

techlearning

The Social Studies Techbook series uses an inquiry-based instructional approach that emphasizes informational text literacy, analytical writing, and problem-solving skills that students will apply in the classroom and beyond. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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What Works For Getting Kids to Enjoy Reading?

MindShift

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.

Live Thursday, February 2nd - Panel on Personal Learning Profiles

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join me today, Thursday, February 2nd, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com panel discussion on "Personal Learning Profiles," also referred to in variously as "personal success plans," "learner profiles," or "personalized learning paths."

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Tips for Making Your Website Ready for the Start of School

Hubbli

Keep your calendar updated with this information so parents always have a reliable reference. When parents click on these links, they’ll have the option to simply view the reading list in their browser (to order books online) or download and print the list to take to the library.

New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

techlearning

All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Digital Learning The Wire Science social studies Computer Science k12 education STEM

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Trends to watch in 2016: technologies

Bryan Alexander

Now there’s a bipartisan interest in cracking down on social media ( thank you Trump and Clinton ), plus a drive to weaken encryption so the NSA can have better eyes with which to see you. Countervailing trend: public libraries supporting the TOR browser.