FETC 2019: K–12 Schools Evolve Their Data Focus to Improve Student Outcomes

EdTech Magazine

FETC 2019: K–12 Schools Evolve Their Data Focus to Improve Student Outcomes. Follow us on Twitter at @EdTech_K12 or the official conference Twitter account, @FETC , and join the conversation using the hashtag #FETC. Twitter.

20 Texas Education Leaders to Follow on Twitter

MIND Research Institute

These educators use Twitter as an effective tool to engage others in conversation and share their knowledge—all in an effort to teach the state's future leaders. Teachers to Follow on Twitter (+ Teacher Experts). Administrators to Follow on Twitter.

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Beat the Back-to-School Jitters with Twitter!

Teaching With Soul

ET, I host New Teacher Chat ( #ntchat ) on Twitter. 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.

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. 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. Twitter.

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


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.

'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. 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.

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?

The Journey to Becoming an Author

A Principal's Reflections

My unexpected journey began with a decision to give Twitter a try in 2009. In the beginning, we really weren’t sure what we were doing or whether it would lead to improved outcomes, but we did our best to align every innovative idea with research and sound pedagogy.

Sharing Ideas with @Learning100


An important part of my role as a student learning coach in a K-5 building (with over 40 teachers) is to encourage each of them to implement new or different ideas whenever, wherever, and however they can in order to enhance student learning outcomes.

Teaching and Tech Tweet Wrap for Week Ending 10-31-15


Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers. This week in the Wrap we have … improved outcomes. Education Technology Twitter Post Weekly Summaries

“When teachers actually see a benefit in a particular [technology] and how it’s going to improve student outcomes, they’ll invest their time in being able to use that [technology] efficiently in the classroom.”– Tamara Sullivan, Australia

Daily Edventures

And having witnessed the transformation taking place in education from multiple angles, she has a good sense for how to translate new technology into better student outcomes. Be sure to check out Tamara Sullivan on Twitter , her blog and in today’s Daily Edventure.

Educators as Empowered Learners

Tech Helpful

Stay current with research that supports improved learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences. And other educationally based Twitter Chats. My good edu-buddy Greg Bagby and I serve as co-moderators for the weekly (Tuesdays at 8pm ET) #TNEdChat twitter chat.

“I lead by example and share my story daily on Twitter, hoping that it helps someone who might be nervous about taking a risk to just do it.” – Benjamin Kelly, Canada

Daily Edventures

Each of these lessons presents real-world issues for students and allows them to develop novel solutions while demonstrating a deeper understanding of the curriculum outcomes involved.”. Benjamin Kelly. Teacher/Lead of Innovation Design. Anglophone East School District. Moncton, New Brunswick.

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. The #ISTE15 hashtag will probably trend on Twitter several times during the ISTE conference. There is a reason why Tweets on Twitter are dominated by education topics. They use Twitter for exchanging and expanding ideas. They are very active in hundreds of education Twitter Chats.

What Learners Really Need

A Principal's Reflections

For starters, my primary device to connect on Twitter was a Blackberry. What I really like about the MMI image is not only how it aligns to Quad D learning, but also how it lists the qualities, outcomes, and dispositions that present and future learners really need.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

A Principal's Reflections

The catalyst for this transformation came in part from Twitter. My strategy was to implement a multi-faceted approach that utilized a variety of tools beyond just Twitter and single media sources with the ultimate goal of sharing and engaging more with stakeholders.

PBLWorks (formally Buck Institute) Introduces Project Idea Cards for Teachers

Educational Technology Guy

Each project card lists a driving question, a project description, the standards the project addresses, the anticipated outcomes, and reflection questions to help teachers bring the project to life in their own contexts. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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.

Sasha Radwan: Changing the World of Autism and Special Needs

Fractus Learning

Sasha couldn’t take it personally and with certain conditions, so much shame was attached and blame pointed to the parents (often the mother) for such outcomes and hence buried, dismissed and not talked about. Family People Tools adaptive clothing austism entrepreneur special needs twitter

Recognizing the Digital Assets You Have at Your Disposal

A Principal's Reflections

However, there is a big difference between talk or desire to innovate and an evidence base that illustrates an actual improvement grounded in better outcomes. Here is where educators can collectively show, not tell, how innovation and change have or are improving outcomes.

#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.”

The Process of Success

The CoolCatTeacher

Day 8 Challenge of 80 Days of Excellence From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Are you longing for the outcome or are you realizing that the process of success is what gets you there?

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

A Principal's Reflections

Backchannels or back-channeling is common at conferences where attendees use tools like Twitter to discuss the various presentations in near real time. In many cases, especially during conferences, presentations, and workshops, Twitter is the preferred medium for this.

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Lingua Tweeta and other ideas

Learning with 'e's

Often I share those ideas and outcomes on this blog. I wrote a blog post in 2009 during the emergence of Twitter as a tool for teaching in formal settings. It was entitled Teaching with Twitter which proved to be one of my most popular posts with over 60,000 view to date.

Sown to Grow: Nurturing a Growth Mindset Through Reflection

The CoolCatTeacher

How Student Goal Setting and Reflection Can Be Game-Changing in the Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As a result, students get better at learning, build a growth mindset, and achieve stronger academic outcomes.

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 Citizenship & Data Collection

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

This topic came up in last night''s #engchat on Twitter about college admissions essays. The Process: Students would go to Tagxedo.com and enter in their Twitter handle. The epiphany and final outcome is more important than the grade.

Top Posts of 2019

A Principal's Reflections

They would also serve as a catalyst for vibrant Twitter conversations. The Problem with Zeros To say that this post generated some buzz on Twitter would be quite the understatement.

Why PLN?

Hansen's Link to Tech

It was only until Twitter (which there is a slight learning curve) and Google + came around where I experienced a tremendous value in growing my PLN with both resources. Here are some of the opportunities/options you can use with both Google + and Twitter.

In the Hands of the Students: The Classroom Computer

Inquire and Inspire

One such way is to use tools such as Twitter and blogs to connect with others within the school/local community and beyond. We''ve written previously about how Twitter can become the walls and halls of the 21st Century Classroom.

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with 'e's

2006 was also the year Twitter was launched. We enjoyed great success, with many students learning through creating, sharing and editing content online, a collateral effect of which was better writing outcomes.

Using Research in Ed Tech: What Does “Research-Based” Really Mean?

Digital Promise

Department of Education is helping lead the way to support developers in translating education research into useful products, and testing products to make sure they lead to improved outcomes. The developers highlighted in this report say that using research is a win-win: it results in more effective products that will improve outcomes for teachers and students, while also improving their own ability to excel in the competitive ed tech marketplace.

The Challenges Educators Face

A Principal's Reflections

As much as this has been a game-changer for so many, we now have better access to research and evidence of improved student outcomes to really hone in on the types of changes that are needed in classrooms, schools, and districts across the world. We live in amazing times.

CoSN 2019: New Analytics Dashboard Measures Education Technology ROI

EdTech Magazine

Students now have more devices than ever, making it more challenging to measure whether these technologies are being used correctly in the classroom and how they are affecting student outcomes. . JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Follow @EdTech_K12 on Twitter for continued COSN 2019 coverage!

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. Twitter character limits, for example, require users to make information short, sweet, and to the point.