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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. The Bedley Brothers invited me on their show last week to speak about social media.

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.

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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. This is obviously of interest to anyone tracking technology use. Pew actually claims a majority of Americans get news from social media. But they do get it through social media.

The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015. 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. The first part is about identifying the best twitter chats for teachers in 2015.

A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

A Global Search for Education Reflection From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. These ads were released by the US Congress as being traced back to Russian origin, although they were liked and reshared by many Americans on social media.

Twitter: A Resource For All

A Principal's Reflections

Everyone that knows me is well aware of my professional affinity for Twitter. As I have previously mentioned many times on this blog, it was Twitter back in March of 2009 that served as a catalyst for my transformation into the leader that I am today. was, and adamantly believed social media had absolutely no place in education. They were led here, after all, by Twitter. Why do you use Twitter? educational leadership educational technology Twitter

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.

My most used/favorite Apps and how I use them

Educational Technology Guy

Classroom for assignments and communicating with students, Calendar for organizing, Blogger for this blog, Sites for technology resource sites and classroom sites. Social Media - Google+ , Twitter , and Facebook - Google+ is my go to for education and technology resources, connections and sharing. I love that you can have longer posts and discussions than on Twitter. I also use Twitter for education and technology resource finding.

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!

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Click the tweet buttons and share helpful things on your Twitter feed. (It I will also explain how to calculate these statistics on your Twitter feed. These reflections and social media tips will help bloggers covering ISTE. Try different versions of the title on Twitter.

'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. But what are Smith’s thoughts about the role that technology plays in the ways that students navigate the world, online and offline? Do you think technology has either improved or worsened the ways in which they navigate the world?

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. Discover more ways to integrate technology effectively by taking one of my fully accredited online courses or get one of my books !

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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.

The Trickle-Down Effect of Technology on High School Sports

EdTech Magazine

The Trickle-Down Effect of Technology on High School Sports. Often, it’s merely a matter of time and resources for some of the technologies to work their way down to the high school level. “It Balancing the Value and Distraction of Technology in Sports. Twitter.

101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative

TeachThought - Learn better.

Demonstrate the importance of reading (books, magazines, newspapers, or even comics) to kids. USE TECHNOLOGY. Technology is an amazing tool for boosting creativity. Teaching classroom creativity social media teacher 101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative.

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. With that being said, I decided to list my favorite networks for education that targets technology literacy.

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? They are traditionally the owners of surveillance technology.

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. Today Steven Anderson @web20classroom brings back the veil and helps us learn about these emerging technologies. Twitter handle: @web20classroom.

How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star

The Daring Librarian

People often ask me what makes me daring and I say, “because I’m a daring defender of kids, life-long reading, technology, transliteracy, innovative learning, and goofballs and geeks everywhere!” Our kiddos really are really not so much on Twitter (Shocking.

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

EdTech Magazine

#ICE18: Kristin Ziemke Explores Technology’s Place in Literacy Lessons. When people think about literacy — and the goal of increasing it — many educators don't make the connection to technology, but Ziemke does. “We We need to redefine what it means to read,” explains Ziemke, author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and co-author of Connecting Comprehension and Technology. “We It promotes the assumption that kids know how to navigate technology.

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3 Ways to Expand Your PLN This Summer

Indiana Jen

Here are a few resources to help you do just that: Build your PLN on Twitter. Twitter has become the online PLN for teachers. If you haven’t yet explored Twitter as a professional development tool, then summer is a perfect time to do that.

3 Ways to Expand Your PLN This Summer

Indiana Jen

Here are a few resources to help you do just that: Build your PLN on Twitter. Twitter has become the online PLN for teachers. If you haven’t yet explored Twitter as a professional development tool, then summer is a perfect time to do that.

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.

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. On a daily basis, Richard’s blog Free Technology for Teachers reaches more than 100,000 educators.

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Creating Real Opportunities for Student Leadership

The CoolCatTeacher

Adam Welcome on episode 544 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students need real leadership opportunities – not just running a note to the office or other tasks that may be called “leadership” but really aren’t.

Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In the past, he turned his interest in technology into several successful online companies, including, which sold to in 1999.

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Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

Hack Education

Are any education technologies, for that matter? But Posterous, if you’ll recall, was acquired by Twitter in 2012 and shut down one year later. And accordingly, platforms are the underlying trend that ties together popular narratives about technology and the economy in general.

5 teacher-loved technology tools to meet STEM NGSS standards

eSchool News

As students engage in argumentation, verbal reasoning, and explaining with evidence, it is critical that they have access to dynamic technology tools to promote and guide such communication. of Education Office of Educational Technology , 2016). Technology Tools to Meet NGSS Standards.


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?

Summer Summer Summertime!!!! One Tool at A Time! How can you increase your Technology Toolbox?


EdTech Magazine created a list of Must Read Educators Blogs. Check out their list (fyi- I am featured as one of the top 5 :) ) Are you on twitter ? Twitter is one the easiest and common ways to develop a strong PLN.

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?

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.

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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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 have been working in learning technology for over 35 years. The first technology for me was always language.

12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

Wrapping up your school technology for the summer is as complicated as setting it up in September. 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.