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What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

For the administrator who would like a general, not-too-technical overview of digital technology and social media, the book What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media , edited by Scott McLeod and Chris Lehmann is the answer.

Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

As an early adopter of transformative technologies, I have been watching the mobile app space carefully to see how it can benefit all facets of education. My vision is for every high school around the country to have its own native mobile app. we have a richly-featured mobile app.

5 Tips for Integrating Ed-Tech Into Students’ Daily Lives

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Although I personally believe the most effective solutions can draw on both approaches, it’s clear to me that software intended for students must be evolutionary as we consider the logistics of integrating technology in students’ daily lives. What kinds of social media do students use?

3 people & 3 ideas for using Twitter to share, discover, & connect with students

The Innovative Educator

Twitter ( www.Twitter.com ) is a great tool for sharing, discovering, and connecting with others who care about the same ideas and information. Twitter has become such a popular tool because it asks one question, "What's happening?"

Are You on Mastodon Yet? Social Network of Our Own

ProfHacker

Several of the edtech/digped people started appearing there over Thanksgiving weekend, thanks in part to this article , touting Mastodon as the open source alternative to Twitter. According to their “About” page: “Mastodon is a free, open-source social network server.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Crescerance and MAD-Learn (for Mobile App Development). Crescerance and MAD-Learn are my tools for mobile app development.

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Friday 5 — 7.24.2015

Perry Hewitt

Social media success is about much more than mastering the platforms and tools. Quartz reports how NASA developed a smart social media strategy that fueled its global reach. It’s another sign that the social network is moving beyond its savvy, mobile-only origins.

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.

The future is not here yet

Learning with 'e's

Every day I am surprised because new things are coming to me and I discover new technologies or I learn about new software. The biggest surprise for me so far has been social media: it is the biggest thing in the last ten years to hit the world of learning technology.

Tweeting with Collaborators: Group Tweet vs TweetDeck Teams

ProfHacker

Have you ever worked with a team of different people, all of you needing access to the same Twitter account (representing an organization or project you all work on) at different times? Using your personal account, and send a tweet with @mention the Twitter handle in your tweet.

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Track RSS Feeds (Yes RSS) with Feedly

ProfHacker

Some found alternatives, while many others replaced the cultivated environment of an RSS aggregator with social media platforms such as Facebook or Twitter, relying on their social networks to surface interesting material from around the web.

How m-learning is transforming online education

Neo LMS

That trend is called m-learning , otherwise known as Mobile Learning. The rise of social networking as a learning tool. Another one of the major ways that m-learning is transforming online education – particularly in K-12 environments – has to do with social networking.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Try Shelfit from EdTech Software. Lately, I have been using Shelfit software by EdTech Software.

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How K–12 Schools Can Use Next-Generation Content Filtering to Keep Students Safe

EdTech Magazine

The internet of today bears l ittle resemblance to the internet of 20 years ago , and website blocking software likely needs to change, too. There’s more: older software may not be decrypting SSL traffic. Twitter.

#OhMyGAAD - Are You Ready for Global #Accessibility Awareness Day? May 16, 2019

The Innovative Educator

GADD was launched in 2012 to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital (web, software, mobile, etc.) You can discover what else is going on by following Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Twitter , Facebook , a nd by visiting their website

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more.

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Learning in the Age of Disruption

EdNews Daily

New innovations or iterations in technology, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, smart materials, mobile commerce, social media, biotechnology, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, robotics and medicine are transforming every facet of the human experience.

Sustainable Development Goals: Writing Journals

User Generated Education

Social Media Alternative. You can also choose to take photos of your notes and post them on Twitter or Instagram. SDGs in Action [Mobile application software].

Data Security and Implications for Physical Security

Leadership Lounge

Omaha received word that a string of text messages were posted on social media threatening violence to a school. First, social media did not help the situation. Once screenshots of text threads hit social media sites, the situation was exacerbated.

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Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

edWeb.net

As edtech leaders and stakeholders work to eliminate the homework gap, solutions such as mobile hotspots, low-cost broadband, private LTE networks and even Wifi on buses have the potential to ensure that students have 24/7 access to their education.

5 Must-have tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

As you attend meetings, you can stay up on emails, check social networks, send materials to colleagues not attending, handle emergencies that won’t wait until you return to your home base. apps for Twitter/FB/G+/LI–or whatever your social media of choice is.

Want To See Their Best? Then Let Them Play

TeachThought - Learn better.

As blogs and social media exploded in popularity, they have subsequently de-credited major news media in the process. In Little Big Planet, developer Media Molecule created a brilliant digital sandbox for learners to “play” in. Social Media as a Sandbox.

Political leaders across parties and nations now want to crack down on the internet, because terror

Bryan Alexander

A “a senior administration official…speaking on background” followed up the president by identifying social media as an area to contest. Should we take an active position in opposition, mobilizing educators in public?

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Ever wonder how stories promoted by ‘thought leaders’ on social media get selected? Tagged on: March 10, 2017 Frederick County Public Schools using social media in the classroom | Your4State.com → Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Theresa Alban says that she's considering incorporating social media into the classroom. Filter bubbles are bad, including in educational technology.

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Trends to watch in 2016: technologies

Bryan Alexander

The sequence is, roughly, hardware to software, more or less: Automation and AI The number of projects and initiatives continues to grow. Mobile ecosystems We continue our migration into the mobile world, with ever-growing use of smartphones and changes in web design.

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.

Advantages of Using eNewsletter Services to Inform and Connect with Stakeholders

The 21st Century Principal

Brian Dixon, Social Media for School Leaders: A Comprehensive Guide for Getting the Most Out of Facebook, Twitter, and Other Essential Web Tools This past spring, I started using an eNewsletter service called MailChimp to send my Weekly Parent Email Update.

Producing Infopics

Learning in Hand

I added text on top of the screenshot and shared the final product on Twitter and Facebook with a link to the video. Follow Jonathan on Twitter or Instagram. And while square images are what’s needed for Instagram, landscape images are better for Twitter.

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

As of April 2014, Google Chrome become the de facto internet browser, passing Internet Explorer for the first time after a five-year free-fall from Microsoft’s out-of-favor software. Twitter Search Results on Google. Adds Twitter search results to Google pages, at top.

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Got a New iPhone? Here's 17 Starter Apps

The 21st Century Principal

In an era where QR codes and bar codes are everywhere, it makes little sense to have a mobile device without the ability to scan these. iKeePass: iKeePass is a program that allows you store and access passwords for all your software and web sites. For more information about Evernote''s mobile app, check it out in the iTunes Store. Twitter: Being a heavy Twitter user, having access to that social media app on my iPhone too, is a must.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

I was there for a few reasons, starting with having the fine opportunity to lead a pre conference workshop, followed by presenting on two panels, helping out with a Twitter component, and reconnecting with dozens of friends and colleagues.

Resources from 25 Presentations at Miami Device 2015

Learning in Hand

The conference featured awesome speakers, social gatherings, and quirky fun. Similar to Twitter, you choose who to follow, and you receive notifications when that person starts a broadcast. She highlights useful web tools, Chrome extensions, and software.

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?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

Edsurge

For those of you that like synchronous conversation, Twitter chats can help you connect to others with similar interests as well as provide a great forum to ask questions and get feedback on ideas. If you’re looking for educators to follow, go no further than Educational Technology and Mobile Learning’s blog. Learn more about the ways students—and teachers—can responsibly access, evaluate and use online resources and social media.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Related: a Twitter thread from Leo Casey about the various connections the Success Academy chain has to Trump and his wealth right-wing backers the Mercers. ” Via The Nation : “ Trump’s Border Security May Search Your Social Media by ‘Tone’ ” Via Education Week : “Setback for DACA Supporters Places Program’s Fate Squarely in Trump’s Hands.” Via The West Australian : “ Mobile devices drive student suspensions.”

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, April 16th at 4pm Webinar: What We Know About Families’ Use of Educational Media , Ask any parent about their children’s media use, and most will tell you they’re interested in media that help their kids learn. Is your library mobile friendly?

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You can connect with the Geo-Educator Community through a variety of online platforms including Twitter , Facebook and the secure educator site, Edmodo. Second Monday of each month is the Teacher Librarian Twitter Chat. Follow #TLChat on Twitter to participate.

9 Ways to Use Google Wave

The Electric Educator

As Wave begins to integrate with software and hardware tools it will become even more valuable. We have a mobile lab onsite that is wired for high speed internet and close circuit observation back at the high school.

Learning Revolution - Education Films - Why Hitting 50K G+ Comunity Members Is Sad - New Public Calendars - Occupy Your Brain

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Partner Announcements EdTechReview : Introducing New EdTechReview: The new website is mobile friendly and responsive. Spread the word about World Read Aloud Day on social media to help us grow the movement. Thursday, March 6th at 8pm #globaledchat on Twitter , This is a conversation of all things global ed, ranging from classroom best practices to conversations around global issues. Second Monday of each month is the Teacher Librarian Twitter Chat.