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. Class Magazine. Yumpu is a free web tool for creating engaging digital magazines and flipbooks with links, videos and sounds. Flipsnack supports digital magazines with audio, video, text, images, links and voice-over. Create a class magazine with this Time Magazine Google Slides template.

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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. Humans are inherently social and we make meaning together. Are educators courageous enough to be social media renegades? My thoughts on a proposed social media policy for school employees (Part 2). My newest article is out.

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. . That’s why each Scholastic Classroom Magazine takes a specific subject like math or language arts and uses captivating photos, informative writing, and impressive online features to make it relevant and engaging to every student.

Bill would keep schools out of students’ social media accounts

eSchool News

If passed, bill would make Wyoming one of the first states in the country to protect students’ social media. A proposed Wyoming law would make it illegal for school districts to demand access to students’ Facebook, Snapchat or other social media accounts. “But it’s all the people who contacted Billy through the social media that you just opened the door to without their consent.”

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. As educators, I passionately believe we should use social media to push the positive, celebrate student successes, share resources with our colleagues, and connect with parents and the community.

A Good Tool Students Can Use to Mock Up Social Media Profiles

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

It allows students to create fake profiles on social networking websites and online newspapers and magazines. Profile Publisher is an excellent tool from ReadWriteThink. Students can use this tool.read more

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.

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. Social media is social but it’s also serious.

Here Is A Great Tool for Students to Create Fake Social Media Profiles

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

It allows students to create fake profiles on social networking websites and online newspapers and magazines. January 6, 2015 Profile Publisher is an excellent tool from ReadWriteThink. Students can.read more. educational web tools

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

Google Slides Newsletter/Magazine Template by Art is Good. Free Newsletter/Magazine Templates. Copy and edit as you wish just click the link then Use Template- Google Slides Newsletter Template 1 , Google Slides Newsletter/Magazine Template 2 , Buncee Newsletter/Template.

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

Google Slides Newsletter/Magazine Template by Art is Good. Free Newsletter/Magazine Templates. Copy and edit as you wish just click the link then Use Template- Google Slides Newsletter Template 1 , Google Slides Newsletter/Magazine Template 2 , Buncee Newsletter/Template.

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Celebrate Awesome Girls with Kid President! #kpawesomegirls

The CoolCatTeacher

We can complain about “the media.” With all the messages girls get in magazines and media, we need to help them see their own beauty. Free Resources Inspiration News & Trends Social Media Students viral videoTrends to Help You Teach Kid President is cool. He is now looking for awesome girls to celebrate. His video is endearing (and funny) but rings true. Girls often don’t think they’re awesome.

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.

Tips for Successful Digital Parenting

The CoolCatTeacher

His thought leadership around blended pedagogy has been published in Education Week, Ed-Tech Magazine, and The Learning Transformation: A Guide to Blended Learning for Administrators. All Grades Digital Citizenship Research Social Emotional Learning Social Media Society and Ethics Thought Leader ThursdayA conversation with Weston Kieschnick on the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

19 Epic iPhone Productivity Apps & Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

See 15 Fantastic Ways to Use Flipboard and Flipboard Magazines make curation for your classes Easy. Productivity Social Media Tech Tips ToolsProductivity that Works. You can be more productive on your iPhone or smartphone. My home screen as been pretty consistent for the last few years. With this tutorial, I’ll take you through the apps I use, how they work together, and some quick tips on productivity with your iPhone.

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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. I plan to send 1-2 updates a month for those of you interested in social media tips. Social Media Tech TipsI analyzed thousands of tweets and this is what I found Your clicks tell a story. Your interests.

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. 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. I thought this might be a nice way to end the year.

The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

Twitter is like reading a living, breathing magazine written by your peers that entertains and informs you while building your capacity as an educator. Featured Social Media Technology pd Professional development social media twitterThe Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015. by TeachThought Staff. If there was ever a doubt that education twitter chats were kind of a big deal, this television guide-style document should set things straight.

Are Our Educators Prepared For Their Students?

My Island View

News came from newspapers and magazines that were limited to publishing cycles and editors. The media was dominated by three networks which were limited by news cycles and strict editorial boards. Journalists used more media tools in their reporting. These demonstrations then became media news as well, which exacerbated the anti-war movement. They have mastered social media.

Twitter Tips & Resources for Teachers


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. I''ve been fortunate enough to have guest blogged for him a few times and been featured in his very first iPad magazine. The Bedley Brothers invited me on their show last week to speak about social media.

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! 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. Resources 6 Tips to a Super Twitter Profile How to Write a Professional Social Media Bio 4. Never vent about administrators or students via social media!

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


Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

8 tips to strengthen parent involvement with digital tools

FETC Converge

Read more at Ed Tech Magazine. Uncategorized Communication Parent engagement School-parent relationships social mediaTeachers and administrators at K–12 schools recognize the positive impact of parent engagement on student achievement, so many schools and districts now leverage technology to power better and more meaningful relationships with parents and families.

Extraordinary education happenings in 2012

The Innovative Educator

17-year-old Nikhil Goyal nails it with his take on the Best of 2012: The Five Most Extraordinary Things to Happen in Education for GOOD magazine. The one I''m most jazzed about for innovative educators is how students were able to use the power of social media to have a voice in the education conversation. With the power of social media, we will not stop petitioning, marching, protesting, and rallying until our voices are heard and represented.

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'. Those of us who are immersed in a world where the use of social media is so sustained, embedded and familiar, forget that many schools still ban the use of Web 2.0 Common sense indeed, but I would also add that schools should encourage and permit children to help teachers co-create the e-safety and school policies on social media use.

On magazine covers and media literacy


Whether they are composed of photographs or illustrations, magazine covers are one of many examples of media offering candidates free coverage. They are also carefully constructed media messages ripe for closer reading and deconstruction to further our students’ digital, visual and political literacies. In his recent article in MiddleWeb, media literacy expert and consultant Frank W. Might this cover reveal any bias on the part of the magazine’s owners or publishers?

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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New Media Literacy Skills Empower Learners


Source: MediaOcracy Media Literacy Week just ended a little over a week ago. It could not have come at a more opportune time for our sixth- and seventh-graders to set up their Twitter accounts and participate in the KQED Do Now challenge called “ How Does Social Media Influence Our Political Values.” 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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Lisa Johnston Named Content Director Of TWICE


Her digital audience engagement skills were tapped to create, package, promote and socially amplify multimedia content for other NewBay brands, while also continuing to play an editorial leadership role in producing the TWICE website, email newsletters, social content, magazine and the Consumer Technology Association’s CES Daily. Ed Tech Ticker Social Media News

101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative

TeachThought - Learn better.

Demonstrate the importance of reading (books, magazines, newspapers, or even comics) to kids. Teaching classroom creativity social media teacher 101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative. Ed note: This post has been republished from a 2013 post. Creativity isn’t always something that just happens. It can take quite a bit of work to nurture, grow, and develop creativity, even for those who are immersed in creative and dynamic fields.

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FEATURES 25 SOCIAL NETWORKS & MEDIA SITES FOR EDUCATION This updated list from T&L blogger David Kapuler includes his favorite social media networks for education. THREE WAYS TO ENHANCE PROJECTS WITH DIGITAL MEDIA ? 25 SOCIAL NETWORKS & MEDIA SITES FOR EDUCATION. Magazine

Giving Up Privacy or NOT in the Digital World

Tech Helpful

As I've been looking at the abilities of iOT, watching the youtube series from the Common Sense Media "How Tech Has Hooked Kids," and trying to continue to be on the cutting edge of knowing when good tech options are on the horizon some flags have been raised for me personally. 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.

25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

"A social network is a social structure made up of individuals (or organizations) called "nodes," which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency , such as friendship , kinship , common interest, financial exchange, dislike, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige. 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.

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. Many of us view this concept through the lens of social media and online networks. People who use social media the most have more difficulty reading human emotions, including their own, when compared to those not as connected. (25).

Keeping The Door Of Learning Wide Open

The Web20Classroom

This was a quote that appeared in a principals magazine in 1815. Just last week, Anthony Orsini, an Administrator in a New Jersey middle school, sent home a letter that strongly encouraged the parents to get their students out of all social media sites saying, "Let me repeat that - there is absolutely, positively no reason for any middle school student to be a part of a social networking site! Webkinz is one of the largest social networks for kids in that age range.