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Creative #SmartTeachingTips Using Scholastic Magazines


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.

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


Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

Increasing the visibility and impact of our work

Dangerously Irrelevant

Similarly, presenting at conferences may bump up our visibility and standing with colleagues but has little to no impact on policymaking or practice outside of that event or our closely-defined academic realm. Image credit: Social media class , mkhmarketing.

Down with Twitter’s Project Lightning

Bryan Alexander

Twitter is apparently preparing a reboot. We don’t know how Lightning – I refuse to call it Twitter 2.0 – is actually structured and how it will really work once rolled out. Why is Twitter planning to shoot Lightning into the world? Twitter as tv.

Why Connect?

A Principal's Reflections

I was honored to have been interviewed for Educational Leadership, ASCD's flagship magazine, on the power of Twitter as part of a Personal Learning Network (PLN). When and why did you decide to get involved on Twitter? On average, how much time do you spend each day on Twitter?

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.

'I Learn Things on Twitter That I Don’t Learn at Harvard': Clint Smith on Inequality and Technology


Smith is not one for silence ( he delivered a TED talk about the “danger of silence” in 2014 , in fact) and has used digital venues including Twitter to encourage others to speak up and recognize how history shapes the present. And when it comes to Twitter, are users merely “preaching to the choir,” or is it truly an effective medium for changing minds? There are so many different teachers who have found good effective ways to use Twitter in their classroom.

Being Connected is Not the Same as Connectedness #CEM15 #edtechchat

Reading By Example

We shared a laugh about the event that we would not have known without social media. Contrast this with my first day back at school: I started the week by leafing through the latest issue of EdTech: Focus on K-12 magazine.

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #29 Steven Anderson talks technology trends From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter handle: @web20classroom. Augmented Reality Magazine Advertising [link].

Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

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

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We''ve had 750 actual practitioner presentations since we started GlobalEdCon, all of which were recorded and are still available for free on the website to watch or listen to at any time. We also really hope that you will consider presenting. More information in presenting HERE.

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! Be present in your present. Social media is a constant challenge to mindfulness.

10Q: Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Learning with 'e's

Just look at her profile: She is a teacher trainer, author, and international speaker, is the host of American TESOL’s Free Friday Webinars and the Social Media Community Manager for The Consultants-E. What does social media mean to you?

The future is not here yet

Learning with 'e's

Well, here's me in an interview with a German Human Resources magazine , in the run up to a keynote speech I'm giving in Cologne, Germany in September. You already mentioned social media as one of the most important technologies that have changed learning.

TechForum NY is October 19th - register today for great PD

Educational Technology Guy

TechForum NY , sponsored by Tech&Learning Magazine , is Friday, October 19th at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY (670 White Plains Rd., Some of the topics: technology in the classroom, Social Media in Education, New Tools for Educators, meeting the needs of students, assessment, educational use of iPads, Evernote, Google for education, technology and special education, STEM resources and much more. I''m presenting on Evernote and Social Media in Education.

Still time to register and get discount for TechForum NY Oct 19th

Educational Technology Guy

TechForum NY , sponsored by Tech&Learning Magazine , is Friday, October 19th at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, NY (670 White Plains Rd., I''m presenting on Evernote and Social Media in Education. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Goal: Be Someone’s Champion

Teacher Reboot Camp

Join the movement by accomplishing any goal from any of the cycles then letting us know through a reflection or status update on our Facebook community , Twitter ( #30GoalsEdu ), or Find more about inviting guest experts virtually in this presentation.

12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you have social media, let them notify you of activity once a week instead of daily. If you get reports on Twitter usage or Google Adwords, schedule those weekly. Wrapping up your school technology for the summer is as complicated as setting it up in September.

End of Year Tips: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’ll share three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. This means recent blog posts, feed activity, and information on all social media, blogs, and websites.

Happy 9th birthday! (a few thoughts on blogging and online learning)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Over the past nine years I’ve learned some things about blogging specifically and about social media generally. The growth of different writing and sharing outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Medium, tumblr, YouTube, etc.), Today is Dangerously Irrelevant’s 9th birthday.

TCEA 2019: As Ed Tech Expands, So Do Privacy Concerns

EdTech Magazine

Abshire, CTO of Calcasieu Parish Public Schools , presented “From Privacy to Trust: Strengthening Your District” at the Texas Computer Education Association Convention & Exposition in San Antonio. JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Follow @EdTech_K12 on Twitter for continued TCEA 2019 coverage.

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Goal: Be Someone’s Champion

Teacher Reboot Camp

Join the movement by accomplishing any goal from any of the cycles then letting us know through a reflection or status update on our Facebook community , Twitter ( #30GoalsEdu ), or It could be as easy as suggesting a podcast, hashtag or chat to research, or person’s blog or Twitter account. Find more about inviting guest experts virtually in this presentation. We will also share participant reflections in this free digital magazine, [link].

The Trickle-Down Effect of Technology on High School Sports

EdTech Magazine

While the speed of text messaging makes things easier in many ways, it also presents a distraction for the athletes — on top of the more traditional distractions that all teenagers face as they’re growing up, said Ward. Twitter.

Using Google Apps to Support Reading and Writing in the Classroom (Recorded Webinar)

Shake Up Learning

Below are just a few of the keynote presentations and workshops that I deliver across the country: Change is the New Black: Embrace the Digital Learning Revolution (keynote). The Teacher’s Guide to Google Classroom (workshop or presentation). presentation).

itslearning Webinar Alert:Alan November on Teaching Critical Thinking and Web Literacy


HAT:No-cost webinar for K-12 educators PRESENTER:International education leader,Alan November WHEN: Tuesday, May 22 at 1 PM ET REGISTER: [link] Boston, MA– May 10, 2018– Now more than ever, the internet and digital media are an important part of students’ lives.

End of Year Tips: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

If they aren’t taken care of, we are left wondering why our teacher blog or website isn’t accomplishing what it does for everyone else, why our social media Tweeple don’t generate activity, and why our TPT materials languish.

5 teacher-loved technology tools to meet STEM NGSS standards

eSchool News

Despite this need to communicate with increasing clarity and creativity, oftentimes students and teachers rely upon common modalities such as Powerpoint presentations, Word brochures, and handmade posters when asked to communicate information within the classroom setting.

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.

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.

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.

10 Ideas to Consider Before Using an Internet Resource: The Web in the Classroom…Part 1

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Some districts will even have a Social Media Policy either separate from, or part of, the AUP.

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


Visited several local libraries and InfOhio : I tapped into these resources which gave me over 300 books, magazines, and articles at various reading and interest levels. I have had many ask me what our final exhibition presentation will be about or what it will look like.

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

Eric has received numerous awards and acknowledgements for his work, including being chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds in 2014. Follow Eric on Twitter @E_Sheninger. This post was written by Eric Sheninger.

#ICE18: Kristin Ziemke Explores Technology’s Place in Literacy Lessons

EdTech Magazine

As a keynote speaker and session presenter at the #ICE18 conference — from Feb. EdTech magazine sought out Ziemke to distill her knowledge for those who can’t attend the conference. ZIEMKE: To keep it simple, it’s looking at all types of information presented to us in a variety of different formats: print, media, texts, graphics, video, etc. If you apply the language of reading to new media and tech pieces, we can bridge the new to the known and ask, “What do you see?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The New York Times Magazine has a long and thoughtful piece by Sara Mosle on school reforms in the Atlanta Public Schools. ” Via The Atlantic : “ Teens Are Protesting In-Class Presentations.” Teachers are on the cover of Time Magazine , this time making a very different case than that infamous cover of Michelle Rhee holding a broom. ” Via The New York Times Magazine : “ The Second Shift : What Teachers Are Doing to Pay Their Bills.”


Seventh Grader Aims to Improve Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer Using Artificial Intelligence


The finalists presented their inventions to an esteemed panel of scientists and leaders from both Discovery Education and 3M. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at or on Twitter @3M or @3MNews. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

Announcing Amazing Keynote and Distinguished Speakers for the School Leadership Summit

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

proposal submissions until March 15th, and training sessions for presenters start next week (for information on training and session times, please go HERE ). Eric has emerged as an innovative leader in the use of social media and web 2.0

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This open, online event will be held on Saturday, January 31st, 2015 , and will feature keynote speakers and crowdsourced presentations by students. The Call for Proposals is now open, and they are accepting presentations immediately. Monday, December 8th at 8pm #TLChat Live on Twitter!

Revised List of Top iPad Apps for School Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

Media Apps EPIX: For those who are movie addicts and have a cable subscription to the EPIX movie channel, you can now add access to your EPIX movies to your iPad. This app connects to your Google Reader account and pulls your chosen RSS feeds down to your iPad, where you can read them, share them on social media, or curate them to your Evernote account. Flipboard: Flipboard advertises itself as “your personal news magazine.” Users can create and show presentations.

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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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