Could social media be the key to cracking chronic disease?

The Christensen Institute

Social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, are the most pervasive examples of facilitated networks in the world today. Still, we recognize that social media can also contribute in negative ways to the state of healthcare.

5 Keys to Effective Social Media Strategy for Schools and School Districts

The 21st Century Principal

Should schools and school districts have a "social media strategy" like business and industry? In the corporate world, social media has moved from being a novelty to a deliberate strategy to engage the public. It seems like schools and school districts mostly do social media as an add on, where someone in the central office "just happens" to post announcements to Facebook or Twitter. Will it be through Facebook, Twitter.

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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. Creative Communicator Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. There was Twitter talk about it as well.

#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. They are vital components of the web, and social media are important for education - because learning is essentially social and personal.

Context Matters in Social Media

ProfHacker

I’ve been thinking for a while that the real barrier to entry on Twitter is the layers of context you need to have in order to be able to navigate it well. So think of a Twitter chat (and how difficult it would be for someone new to a community to handle the following): Acronyms/Abbreviations: Someone uses the abbreviation “fb”. Most people I communicate with on Twitter are fully aware of what a MOOC is. Of course, context matters (heavily) outside of social media.

Incorporating Social Media and Digital Citizenship in the First-Year Experience Course

Mistakengoal.com

Part of that program requires (nearly) all undergraduate students to take a First-Year Seminar (FYS) course and one of the resolutions updated some of the specific outcomes of that course. In this post I’ll discuss how we’re approaching the new outcome of “responsible use of the internet and other social media” that the faculty have added to the course. Social Networking Services

3 Simple Steps to Help Students Become a Global Citizen

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The social media network can be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or just about anything, although the sheer numbers of educators on Twitter is astounding and becomes quite useful. TIP: Join private Facebook groups or consistently join a weekly Twitter chat to “get to know” the other participants. See Social Media in Schools which is chock full of ideas.

20 Texas Education Leaders to Follow on Twitter

MIND Research Institute

Another "big" for Texas is education, and when I'm looking to get a pulse on what the current trends and landscape are, I turn to social media! In no particular order, here are some of my colleagues' and my favorite educational Twitter accounts from deep in the heart of Texas.

Become the Storyteller-in-Chief

A Principal's Reflections

They will also create differentiated assessments in order to provide students with valuable feedback as to the progress being made towards defined learning goals and outcomes. The mainstream media rarely shares the impactful work in schools that is actually making a difference in the lives of students. Social media allows us to take sole control of our public relations and tell our school stories consistently, accurately, and transparently.

An Upcoming Frenzy in Education

My Island View

If educators can count on one sure-fired outcome of the largest national education conference in America, it is the information feeding frenzy that accompanies it. Each year that ISTE holds its Annual Conference with 20+ thousand attendees social media lights up all over the world with exchanges of information between educators emanating from whatever city ISTE is in that year. The #ISTE15 hashtag will probably trend on Twitter several times during the ISTE conference.

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. Got_Legos : Use a social media (blog or Facebook) outlet to get info to them, make a positive phone call home, ask parents what their kids are like at home to get their insight.

Beat the Back-to-School Jitters with Twitter!

Teaching With Soul

ET, I host New Teacher Chat ( #ntchat ) on Twitter. Got_Legos : Use a social media (blog or Facebook) outlet to get info to them, make a positive phone call home, ask parents what their kids are like at home to get their insight. So what do you think of the outcome of this Back to School chat? If you enjoyed this post, please subscribe to TeachingWithSoul and connect with me on Twitter. Every Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT, 8 p.m.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

Districts having success in this area are working to empower teachers – giving them a voice and choice; moving from hours-based to outcome-based systems of accountability; and have school leaders that model and are transparent with their own growth. Commit to Leveraging Social Media and Telling Your Great Story! For more content like this, follow Samsung on Insights , EDU Twitter , EDU LinkedIn , YouTube and SlideShare. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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'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.

Are we wasting our time?

Learning with 'e's

So time is a precious resource, and what we do with our time determines the outcomes of our lives. Here's what he said: There is often an impression, especially from those on the outside looking in, that time spent on social media is time wasted. But there are times when I am on social media, trawling through my timelines, that I feel it is time spent on worthwhile reading, thinking and doing. Here lies the greatest value of social media.

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? I got on Twitter in 2009, which was an accomplishment in itself as I had previously convinced myself that I would never use social media as I didn’t have the time nor saw any value in it. On average, how much time do you spend each day on 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. Social media not only gave us the inspiration but also empowered us to take action. Thanks to my amazing teachers, innovative changes began to take hold and outcomes improved in the process.

In the Hands of the Students: The Classroom Computer

Inquire and Inspire

The biggest challenge is finding an effective way for sharing a single computer so that students have the opportunity to create the digital media that they''d like to present. Cultivating a Social Media Presence: There are an abundance of meaningful ways that social media can be used in the classroom. One such way is to use tools such as Twitter and blogs to connect with others within the school/local community and beyond.

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.

EdTechSandyK

From Pinecrest Preparatory Middle-High Administration Letter to Parents , February 22, 2012 When I first read and watched a news story about this Florida charter school''s letter to parents encouraging them to get their kids off of Facebook because of the problems social media activities were causing during the school day, it got me thinking. I wondered what would make a school even venture this request in our social media saturated society.

A little more conversation

Learning with 'e's

I went on public record several times this year to say that the best continuing professional development (CPD) I have ever received has been through Twitter. My Personal Learning Network (PLN) is the vehicle that carries me to this learning, and social media is the highway that enables me to get there. Blogging as conversation is increasingly popular and there are now numerous global chats on Twitter, many of which identify themselves with exclusive hashtags.

The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

Social Media and Connected Learning. On Saturday morning, during the “Saved by Twitter” session, I watched complete strangers huddle in groups to discuss social media, their use of Twitter, the challenges involved in using social media and I witnessed a few people send their first tweet or use a hashtag for the first time. conference edcamp PBL reflection social media technology

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. Almost everyone, it seems, is using some element of social media in the planning, development, delivery, management or evaluation of teaching and learning. Debate focuses on whether the emerging social applications constitute a sea change or revolution in the Web (cf.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We educators need to rest and recover this summer. Student Engagement I’m in social media groups where frustrated teachers recently commented that their grade books looked like “Swiss Cheese” and that many students were just missing during online learning sessions. You can create a community of learners in your school, your department, and through social media.

Interview on Down the Hall Podcast

EdTechSandyK

I have networked on Twitter and on this blog with one of the podcast hosts, Dave Roy ( @UBCMET ), a Senior Program Assistant for EPLT, and it was Dave who asked me for an interview after hearing me in another recent podcast appearance. One of the areas of interest you mention in your bio on your blog is “educator professional development,” and many of the things you talk about on your blog and on Twitter are about resources for teachers to use in their classroom.

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The 2014 ASCD Annual Conference: There is Hope

Philly Teacher

Social Media and Connected Learning. On Saturday morning, during the “Saved by Twitter” session, I watched complete strangers huddle in groups to discuss social media, their use of Twitter, the challenges involved in using social media and I witnessed a few people send their first tweet or use a hashtag for the first time. technology conference social media reflection edcamp PBL

Twitter Is Funding Research Into Online Civility. Here’s How One Project Will Work.

Edsurge

Twitter has pledged to increase the “health” and “civility” of discourse on its platform, and it recently teamed up with college researchers to address the challenge. Healthy is not a word often used to describe conversations on Twitter and other social-media platforms these days. If you want to improve something, you must be able to measure it,” said Twitter officials in a blog post about the effort, paraphrasing the famous quote by business guru Peter Drucker.

10Q: David Mitchell

Learning with 'e's

In this first of my 10Q posts, I interview David Mitchell, Deputy Head Teacher of Heathfield Community Primary School in Bolton, who talks about his hopes and aspirations for schools in the future, and how social media tools such as blogs, and his concept of QuadBlogging are having a positive impact on primary education at an international level. Firstly, a blog is an outcome, this outcome has seen many stages before it is made public.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A Principal's Reflections

The catalyst for this transformation came in part from Twitter. My experiences in this social space forced me to take a critical lens to my professional practice as well as that of my staff in my school. Over time my primary use of social media shifted from communicator to learner.

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. Like it or not, all educators are being held accountable in some form or another for improvement in learning outcomes that result in an increase in achievement.

Top Posts of 2019

A Principal's Reflections

They would also serve as a catalyst for vibrant Twitter conversations. Here I get to experience firsthand how many of the ideas that are talked about on social media and at conferences are successfully implemented into practice.

The danger of claiming that relationships can’t scale

The Christensen Institute

For months, my Twitter feed of educators and education reformers has been lighting up with praise for New York Times columnist David Brooks. He’s spotlighted programs like StriveTogether and Thread , and philosophies like social-emotional learning that are doubling down on relationships. Core to his axiom that relationships can’t scale is perhaps our most limited social resource: time. In a world awash with social media, certain types of relationships feel hyper-scalable.

How to deliver PL that really works

eSchool News

I recently chatted with Kathy Dyer, NWEA’s manager of innovation and learning, professional learning design, about how to connect professional learning (PL) to student outcomes and how to best support teachers. Of course, there’s always social media.

#04: Simple Ways to Find Your Teaching Blindspots in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT: A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with David Geurin From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. True excellence is a mindset, a desire to serve, a belief that helping others leads to the best outcomes.” True excellence is a mindset, a desire to serve, a belief that helping others leads to the best outcomes. You may also enter with a social media posting on Instagram or Twitter linking to the show using the hashtag #10MT.

The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

This week’s hottest posts are dominated with tips on using social media. Learn why Twitter Scavenger Hunts are a fun activity to have at school events. Rounding out the top are the essential elements of a Twitter bio as well as advice on becoming Twitter famous. If any of these posts are of interest, check em out below and share with others using the buttons below on Twitter, Facebook, email or whichever platform you like best.

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. In fact, I for one benefitted greatly as a principal when I learned about something shared on social media and then either implemented or adapted it in a way that bolstered the transformation efforts at my school. It also extends well beyond social media to articles, books, keynotes, workshops, and presentations.

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