The Summer of Social Media

Kyle Pace

It’s also a time that educators can give adequate time to new learning opportunities. One thing that I think summer is great for in terms of professional learning is investing the time to better understand how you can use social media as an educator.

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

A Principal's Reflections

Since 2009 I have been a huge believer and advocate for connected learning and the formation of Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s). Now don't get me wrong, I still highly value face-to-face experiences, as there are some natural limits to learning exclusively in a social media vacuum.

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7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens was expanded and I became aware of more organizations, as well as their supporting tools and resources. This is the second post in a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. All of these organizations are shifting the needle and rocking professional learning nationwide. Organization: Learning Forward.

What Would Abe Lincoln’s Social Media Campaign Look Like? A New Classroom Use For Twitter and Facebook

Edsurge

During the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama and his team pioneered the use of social media as a powerful campaign tool. It’s easy to forget, given how commonplace the use of social media is today, that back in 2008. But Obama’s use of mobile devices and social media changed political campaigns forever. Now, imagine what earlier campaigns might have looked like if social media tools had been available.

Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

edWeb.net

His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. Since 2009 I have been a huge believer and advocate for connected learning and the formation of Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s).

Mapping mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

Mobile technology is a game changer. I have previously written on this blog about how mobile technology can give the edge and also about some of the social implications of learning on the move. Will the use of social media increase as a result?

Students Invited to Take a Peek into the Future of Mobility

techlearning

Students will see how TRI is using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotics to develop smarter automated vehicles. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

Building Momentum

A Principal's Reflections

Speaking to administrators who are skeptical about utilizing social media is something that I am extremely passionate about. I blocked sites and banned mobile devices to such an extreme. I have so much to learn about educational leadership and facilitating sustainable change.

Got Twitter? Make it Better! #TCEA14

EdTechSandyK

I have presented several workshops over the past few years which introduce folks to using Twitter for professional learning, but have also wanted to share other tips and tools that have made my use of Twitter more productive.

Personalize, Not Standardize

The Principal of Change

I received the following question in one of my sessions today: How do you engage the teachers and students who think it is “easier” to just do it (learning) on paper? I promise you that I will not take away your pen and paper to learn, if you let me use my computer to do the same.

Get it together

Learning with 'e's

What can we learn from digital curation of content? I wrote about this new model question recently, and critiqued it in the context of emergent forms of digital learning. You may also have dialogue with your personal learning network as you discuss that content.

The Vital Role of Digital Leadership in Transforming Education

A Principal's Reflections

In the case of schools, there has been a dramatic shift to remote learning that has allowed all of us to reflect on where we are, but more importantly, where we want and need to be in the near future. Learning going forward should be anything but common. Education will not be the same.

How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The best way to find apps is to connect and learn from other teachers using apps in their classroom. Teach her how to find apps, she can facilitate learning for a lifetime.”

Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: BYOD ISTE Sessions for Tuesday

Teacher Reboot Camp

You take your device and learn interactively. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or my ebook, Learning to Go. Leveraging Learning Trajectories and Diagnostics for Personalization in 6-8 Math (B304). Professional Learning with SeeSaw (B302). Adding Interactivity to Google Slides for Customized Learning (B307). iPad Art & ‘Tra-Dgital’ Approaches to Learning in Hands-On Creative Classrooms (B306).

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8 Education Books For The Digital Age: The Connected Educator Series #CorwinCE

The Web20Classroom

But if you ask teachers who have never used a social network, blog, or mobile device for learning in their classrooms to discuss connected education, you are likely to be met with blank stares, furrowed eyebrows and shrugged shoulders.

Becoming Connected Is Easier Now More Than Ever

The Web20Classroom

In order to maintain relevancy in the classroom for students and each other, educators need to connect together, to learn, share, reflect and grow. Our mobility, use of social media and access to devices has made making connections easy and impactful.

Learning Transformed #LT8Keys

A Principal's Reflections

It has been quite the ride since I changed my perspective on teaching, learning, and leadership eight years ago. Social media had to be blocked for all and I, for one, wasn’t going to waste any of my precious time using it professionally or personally.

Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, and even cell phones are providing students with opportunities to access the internet for researching, communicating and social learning. Technology has become an integral element in our students’ educational journey.

Secrets from the library lines: 5 ways schools can boost digital engagement

eSchool News

They can have their own dedicated webpage, which can include professional development selections, teaching resources, or popular adult fiction. Post on social media to spread the message even further. Secret 4: A Mobile, Physical Kiosk. Secret 5: Learn from Other Schools.

6 Powerful Instructional Coaching Tools

EdTechTeam

Every professional possesses a set of tools that help them perform their job duties at an optimal level – instructional coaching is no different. Tool #1: Mobile Technology. The first, and arguably the most obvious, tool for instructional coaches is some sort of mobile technology.

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Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

edWeb.net

Professional Learning. When we think about professional learning in this new era of education, it is not a linear process. Schools need to create a sense of urgency by supporting the professional learning of their teachers and coaches.

Livestreaming and Podcasting in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Moreover, he’s also seen many educators use the technology for professional development. What social media do you use regularly for communicating with your students and parents? He retired from Mobile County Public School System in December 2005.

Your Best “Classroom Management” Strategy

The Principal of Change

I suggested one subtle change to his tweet that I think makes a significant difference: Replace the word “kids” with “learners” and this could apply to professional learning as well. But you can’t force someone to learn.

Digital Equity in Rural School Districts

edWeb.net

The goal of digital equity is to ensure that all students have access to devices, high-speed internet, and opportunities to learn both in school and out. She is a Google Certified Trainer and has presented at several conferences on the power of connections through social media.

Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social

Edsurge

The enthusiasm shared by educators who understand that social media will forever impact their lives and practice is very reminiscent of the vibe expressed by dot-commers two decades ago during the first wave of the Internet boom—this is a very good thing. The future, and increasingly the present, of educator professional development is predicated upon insights and resources shared within professional learning communities.

Why Teacher Recruitment Needs to Change

Insight Education Group

According to Glassdoor for Employers, 86% of younger job seekers (in any field) who are in the first 10 years of their careers use social media in their job search. In addition, 45% of job seekers use their mobile devices every day in their job search.

What Does the Research Say About School Communications?

edWeb.net

Two of the top priorities for school or district communications professionals were increasing stakeholder engagement and increasing parental knowledge about school and district programs and policies. edWeb Blog school communications school-to-home communications social communications

Online Learning During COVID-19

edWeb.net

Three Phases of Online Learning. Using data, stories, and observations collected during research done by Project Tomorrow, Evans talked about the three phases of online learning during K-12 school closures. Tips and Strategies for Effective Online Learning.

Media Literacy Strategies for Tackling Fake News

edWeb.net

Now, between the number of online information sites and the proliferation of social media apps, plus near constant mobile phone use, determining a story’s credibility seems to call for advanced detective skills. This edWeb broadcast was sponsored by Britannica Digital Learning.

21st Principal’s 2012 Edublog Nominations

The 21st Century Principal

While it is difficult to narrow down my choices, these are sites I visit and read just about every single day and important nodes in my own professional learning network. Library/Librarian Blog A Media Specialist’s Guide to the Internet : Site with tons of information and resources from the perspective a media specialist. Social Network Twitter : Most useful social media tool yet. Here’s my 2012 Edublog nominations.

Technology in Schools: What If We’ve Just Made Everything Worse

Fractus Learning

Social Media and Mobile Devices. There is no doubting that students love their devices and social media in all its forms. We have to stop giving screen time and column inches to the social media horror stories. Teacher Professional Learning.

Has Your School Reached an Edtech Plateau? Here’s the Key to Moving the Needle

Edsurge

Whether your role is as an administrator, teacher, parent, or student leader, if you’re reading this, you are probably interested in helping other school community stakeholders understand the power of technology in a teaching and learning environment. A common mantra I’m hearing from digital learning coaches and innovative administrators is that they feel the progress toward using technology tools in their schools has plateaued.

To BOLDly Go

CUE

The mission of CUE BOLD was to focus “the symbiotic relationship of learning environment design, digital learning systems, and rethinking traditional lesson design as the essential components.” Their sessions helped showcase the possibilities for flexible learning spaces.

ISTE 2018 Cheat Sheet

techlearning

DO: Make a plan , but download the ISTE Mobile App to stay open to other possibilities.Now that you have attended ISTE once, you might know what to expect. As we reimagine and further define digital equity, there's an increasing need for professional learning opportunities.

Birds of a Feather Learn Together: 3 Steps to Becoming an Organized Tweeter

MSEDTechie

I’ll be the first to admit it: when I first started using Twitter 3 years ago, I used it purely as a social outlet. But after spending quite a bit of time using Twitter personally, I soon discovered the value in using it to build a professional learning network.