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Ideas and Tools to Give Everyone a Voice

A Principal's Reflections

Whether during a class, meeting, presentation, or workshop it can be at times extremely difficult to give everyone a voice. As I have transitioned to a major role as a presenter, I initially experienced the same struggles listed above. You can even integrate a Twitter hash tag.

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9 Uses for Smartphones in the Classroom

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Twitter: Setting up a dedicated Twitter feed where teachers post assignments and due dates is a good first step in using this app with students. Social media: The social media landscape is dynamic, and students will regularly embrace new apps.

5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices


Keep ‘em engaged with real-time feedback Have you ever been to an education conference and looked around the audience to find members staring into their devices, rather than the presenter, only to then peek at the twitter feed running on projectors alongside the stage that is frantically bumping tweets down the feed that are exploding with questions, connections and new ideas. Wouldn’t it be great if that could happen in our classrooms during every content presentation we offer?

Small Changes, Huge Results

A Principal's Reflections

I was also adamant that social media had no place in an educational setting, but most of you who read this blog know about my radical change of mind in regards to this. technology, including social media. This small change evolved into my present philosophy on how schools can, and should, use social media. cell phones) responsibly as a tool for learning in certain classes using free programs such as Poll Everywhere.

Here's what you missed at the MidWest Technology Conference 2014 #METC14


I had the pleasure to attend and present at the Midwest Technology Conference in February. I co-presented two workshops this year. Social Studies: [link] - tons of resources on creating effective flipped videos. Fake twitter feeds.

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20 years ago we never would have imagined that the position as a Social Media Manager would be an actual job, and just about every company or organization would need to have someone manage their social media accounts.