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How I use social media for my professional development

Nik Peachey

This has been a common theme to many of the presentations, workshops, webinars and seminars that I have been asked to do over the last few years, but however many times I try to present on this subject I never really feel that I get the message across as clearly and persuasively as I would like.

Five tools for global educators

Learning with 'e's

In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators. Here are my top five tools: Webinar: There are a number of ways to teach and present live from beyond the classroom. education social media learning

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2017 Teachers Pay Teachers’ July Conference — Overview

Ask a Tech Teacher

Seminar Overview. Each of the seminars I attended (a handful of roughly five dozen offered) was filled with pithy ideas, how-tos, and problem-solving. Seminars I attended included: using social media to spread the word.

Bear pit pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

My colleague Peter Yeomans (AKA @ethinking on Twitter) says we create the 'bear pits' for our students. You see, when students are required to present something they have learnt to an audience, they need to know it well before they can present it convincingly.

Students CAN Lead: Implementing a Student Leadership Program in your School


After several years as an Instructional Technology Specialist and taking a short hiatus from conference-going due to my son’s long term illness, I dove head first into every conference, seminar, and book I could find. Top Five Things I Did Before Presenting the Program.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

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Because they aren’t long tedious seminars, expensive college classes, or comprehensive certificate courses, they were ignored by administrators in the past. For more information, contact Digital Promise at these social media links: Twitter: @Digital Promise [link].

Opening Pandora's box

Learning with 'e's

It started off in sedate style a few years ago, when several students began to ask if they could audio record my lectures and seminars to play back later. Those of us who frequently present at conferences also expose ourselves to live video streaming for hidden audiences worldwide.

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


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.

Technology in Schools: What If We’ve Just Made Everything Worse

Fractus Learning

Social Media and Mobile Devices. There is no doubting that students love their devices and social media in all its forms. We have to stop giving screen time and column inches to the social media horror stories.

ASHA Philly Wrap-up


Also, luckily I had not stuck the "presenter" tag on my badge yet, though the fact that I was one of perhaps three men in the room might have made me stand out a little. Follow these guys on twitter! Then, Friday at 11 was my timeslot for my seminar.

The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers – Professional Development

Fractus Learning

Whether it’s giving a presentation, writing documentation, or creating a website or blog, we need and want to share our knowledge with other people. Start and grow a collaborative, high-quality PLN using Twitter, blogging, LinkedIn, and more.

In the same boat

Learning with 'e's

It is comforting and reassuring - but also somewhat disconcerting - to attend an international event on education, and discover that whatever problems you experience in your own system are also present in just about every other education system in the world.

Worldwide, Online, and Free - The Library 2.013 Conference Starts Friday

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You do not need to join this network to attend, but doing so will also allow you to correspond with the presenters and other members, and to comment on sessions and discussions. Please join us for the third annual global conversation about the future of libraries: October 18-19, 2013, [link]. The conference is once again being held entirely online around the clock in multiple languages and time zones.