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#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with 'e's

By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook. 2006 was also the year Twitter was launched. Social media lend themselves naturally to support learning through discussions, collaboration and sharing.

When Students Leverage Social Media to Plan Events

Tech Helpful

The ISTE Standards for Students are goals that have been vetted through thousands of educators to set measurable outcomes that have been decided would best prepare today's k-12 student for the use of technology in their future lives. There was Twitter talk about it as well.

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?

Beat the Back-to-School Jitters with Twitter!

Teaching With Soul

ET, I host New Teacher Chat ( #ntchat ) on Twitter. Today I was able to take this post topic across the pond and share it as presentation with teachers in the United Kingdom attending an Ark Schools teacher training day. Every Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT, 8 p.m.

Beat the Back-to-School Jitters with Twitter!

Teaching With Soul

Beat the Back-to-School Jitters with Twitter! ET, I host New Teacher Chat ( #ntchat ) on Twitter. Today I was able to take this post topic across the pond and share it as presentation with teachers in the United Kingdom attending an Ark Schools teacher training day. Twitter.

The Journey to Becoming an Author

A Principal's Reflections

My unexpected journey began with a decision to give Twitter a try in 2009. This should never have happened either as I was convinced that any and all social media tools were a complete waste of my time and would not lead to any improvement in professional practice.

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.

EdTechSandyK

I wondered what would make a school even venture this request in our social media saturated society. It is hard to cultivate the positive environment required for teaching and learning if social issues are causing continuous disruption.

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

Edsurge

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.

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.

The Challenges Educators Face

A Principal's Reflections

Technology, most specifically social media, has flattened the world. Just because something sounds good on Twitter and during a keynote or looks good on Pinterest and Instagram does not mean whatever is being promoted will work. We live in amazing times.

A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

A Principal's Reflections

In a previous post I discussed in detail strategies to help ensure the effective use of technology to improve learning outcomes. These are all outcomes that any educator would (or should) openly embrace.

Digital Leadership: Leading Change from Where You Are | #DigiLead

A Principal's Reflections

Sure, there are some unique behaviors and characteristics, but for the most part, it is about identifying intended outcomes, applying an innovative lens, and arriving at them in better, more effective ways. My hope is that these add much greater context to the ideas and strategies presented.

Are You a Critical Consumer?

A Principal's Reflections

The exponential evolution if the Internet and social media tools have allowed for the quick sharing of knowledge, ideas, images, videos, and opinions. Since many of my queries when out through Twitter at the time that is how I received the majority of the information for consumption.

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Backchanneling: The Why, How, and What (Best Tool)

A Principal's Reflections

So why and how should one incorporate backchanneling during workshops, presentations, faculty meetings, after hours, or in classrooms? Backchannels or back-channeling is common at conferences where attendees use tools like Twitter to discuss the various presentations in near real time.

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Stories Link Us Together

A Principal's Reflections

With an array of social media tools at our disposal, every educator should aspire to be the storyteller-in-chief. The other day I delivered a morning presentation to a large group of K-12. The stories I accessed on Twitter inspired me to be better.

Olympic Learning! Over 32 Web Resources and Activities

Teacher Reboot Camp

Your students will also learn about different cultures and traditions by following the Olympics online through videos, articles, images, social media and infographics. One idea is to get your students to view a video of an Olympic event they have never seen and create a short presentation where they describe the event to their peers. Students can research a favorite Olympian and present some facts, statistics, predictions and a timeline.

Saying Yes to Student Ideas and Creativity

Digital Promise

Within the footprint of the past and present, students in the region are determined to tell their own story and contribute their own inventions to the region’s history. You can also follow the #EdClusters hashtag on Twitter for updates from the community.

Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

Tom Murray and I have watched many book studies and Twitter chats unfold since the release of the book in June of 2017. We have also had the honor of co-presenting workshops across the United States. Below you will see how the course is structured as well as learner outcomes.

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College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

social media. Strategies introduced range from conventional tools such as quick writes, online websites, and visual writing to unconventional approaches such as Twitter novels, comics, and Google Earth lit trips.

College Credit Classes onTechnology in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

social media. Strategies introduced range from conventional tools such as quick writes, online websites, and visual writing to unconventional approaches such as Twitter novels, comics, and Google Earth lit trips.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

social media. Strategies introduced range from conventional tools such as quick writes, online websites, and visual writing to unconventional approaches such as Twitter novels, comics, and Google Earth lit trips.

College Credit Classes in Blended Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

social media. Strategies introduced range from conventional tools such as quick writes, online websites, and visual writing to unconventional approaches such as Twitter novels, comics, and Google Earth lit trips.

7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki Davis on episode 307 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Now, this was the perfect outcome, but it was a perfect outcome because THEY decided it. 4: Presentation for an Authentic Audience.

Own It!

CUE

The outcome? Some find it in Twitter Chats (list of educational twitter chats ), others find it at conferences like CUE National in Palm Springs, and yet others find inspiration through online course like CUE’s Innovative Educator’s Certificate (#cueiec).

Teachers Teaching Refugee Children via Skype with Koen Timmers

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 132 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners.

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 137 with Dr. Michelle Zimmerman on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology.

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How Much Screen Time Is Too Much for Kids?

Edsurge

This is a model that simply doesn’t lead to good learning outcomes. Anya Kamenetz, journalist and author , “The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life” : I'm not seeing any trend away from devices in the classroom. That context seems to be missing in our Twitter-verse right now. Now, it's obvious when we look at extreme examples, but just take the case of social media and imagine a child who spends 15 minutes on Instagram.

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Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

NeverEndingSearch

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.

Three Career Paths for Educational Innovators—How to Get There and Where the Jobs Are

Edsurge

He runs the weekly #xplap chat in Twitter, engaging hundreds of followers, and has recently launched his YouTube channel. Michael also shared his thoughts on developing a professional brand and the importance of his community on social media: Having a professional brand really means that I have ultimately reflected on what I want to do and be as an educator. Twitter. Twitter • YouTube • Website. Website • Twitter • Free art lessons.

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.

Tips & Tools to Enhance Collaboration Between Tech & Curriculum

techlearning

We are discovering new ways to marry technology into curriculum, and are finding successful outcomes. These include: More engaged students – Students are often more engaged when material is presented with digital tools. She was a Keynote Panel Presenter for the New England 1:1 Summit.

Google Tips for Instructional Coaches and Tech Coaches

Shake Up Learning

Beth Heller : keep track and log my coaching interactions and reflect on the outcome. Pam also loves to create resources to share with educators through her website www.spedtechgeek.com , Twitter, as community manager of the Shake Up Learning Facebook Group and other social media platforms.

That Was No Heckler The @Tim Ferriss #SXSWEdu Keynote

The Innovative Educator

Also ironic, in light of him presenting on International Women's Day, was his sparse attention to the accomplishments of women when it comes to learning. He also shared that most things don’t have irreversible, negative outcomes.

Cultivating Cosmopolitanism in a World of Echo Chambers

Educator Innovator

Across three days, presenters raised a number of important issues that connect to the aims of Out of Eden Learn and underscore the complexity of our enterprise. In other words, on social media, we often “flock together” or connect with like-minded individuals and those who are similar to us in other important ways. We forge or solidify friendships on Facebook and follow people on Twitter according to our existing bonds and shared interests.

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!

GlobalEdCon 2013 Day Four + Helping the New Grassroots Projects

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

PROJECT: Student Visits-Exchanges-Collaborations PROJECT: MOOCs PROJECT: Google Helpouts PROJECT: Uniting Around One Social Cause PROJECT: International Co-Teaching A summary of today''s sessions is shown below in US-Eastern Standard Time (GMT/UTC-5). Our free conference runs all week and is open to anyone to attend--spread the word with Twitter hashtag # globaled13. Information about certificates for volunteers, presenters, and attendees is here.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

The persistence of distance (learning)

Learning with 'e's

Teaching en masse has emerged as a significant trend because of a lessening need to create co-present learning environments such as classrooms and lecture halls. Central to this present debate was the preoccupation of humankind to name things in order to understand them better.

Events + News - This Month in School Libraries - ISTE Unplugged - Future Ready Virtual Event - Global Ed Day

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20.

Creating Products to Show and Share Learning

Learning in Hand

Furthermore, I can share what I have made with the world through my website and social media. With websites and social media, students certainly have the ability to reach a potentially global audience. Luckily, we can find student-created media online.