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10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

It makes sense; tweets and twitter streams have been part of hard-core news reports for years as an effective way for leaders and politicians to reach their constituents and pollsters to gauge what interests people. Establish rules for Twitter use. Twitter novel.

Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

edWeb.net

edWeb is so excited to congratulate Michelle Luhtala, department chair at New Canaan High School Library in Connecticut, for being selected as a 2017 AASL Social Media Superstars winner ! I’m the founder of edWeb.net and had just started our social network for educators.

Scientists and social media: an important new study

Bryan Alexander

Pew researchers presenting to AAAS. When it comes to communicating with their peers, scientists use a variety of media, with an emphasis on old-school methods: When it comes to digitally communicating with one’s peers, the leading technology for scientists is… email.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information.

5 Tools To Make Your Website Faster (and Better)

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks for Educators Establishing a Personal Brand From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Specifically, the tool looks at how your images are being presented and how different parts of your website are being displayed.

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Getting Started on Academic Twitter v2.0

ProfHacker

At this year’s MLA Convention, I was invited to give a workshop on getting started on social media, namely, Twitter. I’ve written recently for ProfHacker about why I still find Twitter valuable. Nor does your real name have to be present.

Resources from 25 Presentations at Miami Device 2015

Learning in Hand

The conference featured awesome speakers, social gatherings, and quirky fun. Miami Device had an amazing collection of presenters, all speaking about hot education topics. Fortunately, some of the speakers have provided digital handouts and resources from their presentations.

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Assertions and Assumptions Skew Perceptions

My Island View

Now that we have an understanding of who attends these conferences, let us consider the “what and why” of the sessions presented at these conferences. Technology in education should not be limited to PowerPoint presentations and word-processed book reports. Administrator conference Connected Educator Education ISTE Leadership PD PLN Professional development Professionalism Reform Social Media Teched Technology Thought leadership Thought Provoking Twitter

Get the most out of LinkedIn

eSchool News

Until recently my professional social media presence was exclusively on Twitter (@matthewxjoseph). When I started to investigate, I realized LinkedIn is the top online site for professional, social, and career networking; it has millions of members in more than 200 countries.

How Young Activists Deploy Digital Tools for Social Change

Educator Innovator

NOTE: This blog post is part of Writing Our Civic Futures , a social annotation project with Marginal Syllabus. Middle Eastern and Muslim-American youth are creating new ways to use social media and other digital tools to find their voices, educate, and organize for social change.

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Q&A: Tarah Luster Explains How to Teach K–12 Students Digital Responsibility

EdTech Magazine

With easier access to social media platforms through mobile devices, students are spending significantly more time online. We talk with students about their responsibility for their own devices and their own use of internet and social media. . Twitter.

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.

11 ed-tech buzzwords and phrases to think about

eSchool News

At best, ed-tech buzzwords can serve as a sort of shorthand when conversing with like minds to quickly touch on relevant, universally-understood phenomena, perhaps with an eye toward saving precious Twitter characters to add additional insight.

To #AASL11 Minneapolis and Back: Report to Faculty

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

These bubble to the top: We''re doing the right thing: Those self-reflections that we ask of our students in papers, presentations, and blogs? We must be willing to experiment with technology and report our findings." Thanks for asking about my trip to Minneapolis. Yes, it was FABULOUS!

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 way better than the social media scrolling alternative.

Fake News or Fact? How do you tell?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now, there are dozens of channels, hundreds of newspapers, thousands of bloggers, and tens of thousands of social media journalists — all trying to get your attention with the latest apocalyptic news flash. There are no such laws in news media.

What is Microsoft Sway?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Though fairly new, Sway has taken over classroom production of visual presentations because the result is visually appealing while minimizing the amount of time students spend formatting a project, giving them lots more time to research and write. Write and format reports.

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.

Project Information Literacy News Study: A new study on new adults and news

NeverEndingSearch

For this generation, news is social, visual, and fast. Sharing news on social networks provides some, but not all, students with a valuable opportunity to interact with their communities, whether sharing breaking news from The New York Times or political memes from Facebook.

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Get the Good News Out

A Principal's Reflections

Embracing a storyteller-in-chief mindset should no longer be optional, but instead a decision grounded in the benefits of being transparent and building powerful relationships with stakeholders (parents, media, businesses, community members, etc.).

Why Students Need More ‘Math Talk’

Digital Promise

Test scores , school report cards and Facebook posts complaining about homework problems often drive critiques of how math is taught in schools. It can improve memory and understanding; aid the development of language and social skills; and boost confidence and interest in math. For example, students can be presented with two different but correct strategies to a problem and be asked to compare and contrast them, looking for the benefits and drawbacks of each approach.

Ideas for Promoting Digital Diversity

Teacher Reboot Camp

The Center for Talent Innovation reported the female quit rate was 45% in the US, 29% in Brazil, and 50% in China. 100% of the women interviewed reported gender bias. Join our #DigiDiversity Twitter chat. Students can host a Twitter chat with the guest speaker.

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Infographics in Education with Eileen Lennon

The CoolCatTeacher

Eileen Lennon on episode 291 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. On April 26, celebrate PowerofEcon on Twitter with Discovery Education, CME Group, and their Econ Essentials Program. Twitter: @eileen_lennon.

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Ideas for Promoting Digital Diversity

Teacher Reboot Camp

The Center for Talent Innovation reported the female quit rate was 45% in the US, 29% in Brazil, and 50% in China. 100% of the women interviewed reported gender bias. Join our #DigiDiversity Twitter chat. Students can host a Twitter chat with the guest speaker.

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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.

Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Project templates include social memes, mini websites, narrated tutorials, presentations, reports, posters, how-to videos, and more. Spark at present has no premium options to confuse what you get for free and no charge for hosting content. Background for a presentation.

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12 Tech Tasks To End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you have social media, let them notify you of activity once a week instead of daily. If you get reports on Twitter usage or Google Adwords, schedule those weekly. Wrapping up your school technology for the summer is as complicated as setting it up in September.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

In fact, according to the anti-bullying website NoBullying.com, 52 percent of young people report being cyberbullied and over half of them don’t report it to their parents. This is a resource site put out by the popular Commonsense Media.

End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. If you have social media, let them notify you of activity once a week instead of daily.

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End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. If you have social media, let them notify you of activity once a week instead of daily.

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Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Let's take a look by looking at social media examples. Twitter You must take ten steps too many on Twitter to use alt text. Twitter has not stepped up its accessibility game. SnapChat The least accessible of these social media platforms is SnapChat.

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

And then, not two days later, I heard Twitter has reclassified their app as a news purveyor rather than a social media device. Once again: Who gets news from Twitter? I read recently that 70% of millennials get their news from Facebook. Really?

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Digital Literacy–What is it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

“the ability to understand and use information in multiple formats from a wide range of sources when it is presented via computers: –Paul Gilster, Digital Literacy. This can be messaging, Twitter, or a dedicated forum. Social media. That’s social media.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

In fact, according to the anti-bullying website NoBullying.com , 52 percent of young people report being cyberbullied and over half of them don’t report it to their parents. This is a resource site put out by the popular Commonsense Media.

TCEA 2019: As Ed Tech Expands, So Do Privacy Concerns

EdTech Magazine

Abshire, CTO of Calcasieu Parish Public Schools , presented “From Privacy to Trust: Strengthening Your District” at the Texas Computer Education Association Convention & Exposition in San Antonio. JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Follow @EdTech_K12 on Twitter for continued TCEA 2019 coverage.

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Celebrate Digital Learning Day & Get Your School #FutureReady with @All4Ed & @OfficeofEdTech! #DLDay

Kleinspiration

In years past, I''ve followed the event closely from Twitter and through the resources attendees shared out during the conference. You can click here to view the full report.

3 Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson

TeachThought - Learn better.

Teachers play a bigger role than ever in developing an engaging well-rounded curriculum, though integrating technology into the mix presents its own unique set of challenges. Integrate Social Media–For Focused Student Interacting Or To Publish Student Work.

Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

From unencrypted browsing during a class activity to embedding videos into presentations, schools can inadvertently compromise student privacy by exposing them to tracking cookies, according to a recently issued report from the Consortium of School Networking. Twitter.

The Trickle-Down Effect of Technology on High School Sports

EdTech Magazine

And while he’s still adjusting from his previous role as a high school football coach, according to a report from USA Today , he’s also grappling with the realities of managing a team of teenagers who are digital natives. Twitter.

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.