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How to Teach Social Media Safety

Ask a Tech Teacher

These days, teachers should introduce students to the world of social media so they can begin to develop the skills they need to live a safe digital life. Kids often feel freer to taunt or bully someone online because they feel protected behind the computer or smartphone screen.

9 Uses for Smartphones in the Classroom

Leadership Lounge

In the first part of this discussion , we reviewed schools’ ongoing classroom bans on students’ cellphones — or more accurately smartphones. Below is an introductory list of some ways these teachers are leveraging their students’ smartphones for good.

Costs and Benefits of Social Media in Education

Reading By Example

I cannot check Twitter, Facebook or a Google+ Community, so I seek different forms of cognitive engagement, such as connecting with my family more and attending to the immediate experiences in front of me. The opportunities provided through social media are not only couched in learning.

Costs and Benefits of Social Media in Education

Reading By Example

I cannot check Twitter, Facebook or a Google+ Community, so I seek different forms of cognitive engagement, such as connecting with my family more and attending to the immediate experiences in front of me. The opportunities provided through social media are not only couched in learning.

What’s all the buzz about Messenger Kids?

Ask a Tech Teacher

When preteen kids see parents and older siblings thumbing away at social media accounts, they want to do it. Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app designed for kids under thirteen to connect with others from their tablet or smartphone. More on social media.

Increasing the visibility and impact of our work

Dangerously Irrelevant

Similarly, presenting at conferences may bump up our visibility and standing with colleagues but has little to no impact on policymaking or practice outside of that event or our closely-defined academic realm. Image credit: Social media class , mkhmarketing.

Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

As I mentioned in a previous post I have been working on a educational technology presentation for principals in a NJ school district. 21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media.

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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.

Digitally agile research

Learning with 'e's

It's a book that provides essential reading for all academics in a time where digital, mobile and social media technologies are an increasingly important part of the research equation. Each chapter also presents Common Pitfalls and Best Practice panes to support the texts.

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 one respect everyone with a smartphone has instant access to information at any time and from anywhere.

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How Much Time Should a Student Spend At School?

The CoolCatTeacher

A Global Search for Education, Cathy Rubin, Post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In the age of electronic media, a school could be everywhere, or it could possibly be nowhere. Can social media consume less time?

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

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. Check the appearance of your blog –View it on a smartphone, Chromebook, and iPad to see if those venues display properly.

AR/VR in K–12: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning

EdTech Magazine

The brains of young children are constantly exposed to stimulation due to smartphones, social media, and the internet,” notes BBN Times contributor Naveen Joshi, founder and CEO of software company Allerin. Twitter.

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

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. Check the appearance of your blog –View it on a smartphone, Chromebook, and iPad to see if those venues display properly.

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

CUE

Additionally, we know that social media plays a large role in growing collaboration and connectivity at conferences and beyond. So, our tasks will bring in a significant social media component. Check out this blog post that unpacks Twitter for all beginners.

9 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

These days, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. iPad, Chromebook, Laptop, Netbook, or Smartphone.

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Office Suite Skills Productivity Apps - Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentation Tools, Note taking and organization apps - educators need to now how to create, edit, and modify documents, presentations, and spreadsheets. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

7 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. Install Waze on your smartphone or iPad (here’s my review of Waze ).

End of Year Tips: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’ll share three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Check the appearance of your blog on a smartphone , Chromebook, and iPad to see if those venues display properly.

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’ll share three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Check the appearance of your blog –View it on a smartphone, Chromebook, and iPad to see if those venues display properly.

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.

Livestreaming and Podcasting in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Dr. Tatom advocated for streaming for several classroom situations: sharing student presentations, posting lectures for students to use at home, homework updates, and catching up students who missed classes or even field trips. How are your students going to view the presentation?

5 Must-have tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

Now, you might be asked to scan a QR code and visit a website, access meeting documents online, interact digitally, or use a backchannel device to share your real-time thoughts with the presenter. apps for Twitter/FB/G+/LI–or whatever your social media of choice is.

The Trickle-Down Effect of Technology on High School Sports

EdTech Magazine

While the speed of text messaging makes things easier in many ways, it also presents a distraction for the athletes — on top of the more traditional distractions that all teenagers face as they’re growing up, said Ward. Twitter.

Generation Z’s Are Starting College, But Are Universities Ready For Them?

EdNews Daily

After all, in the same way Millennials presented unique challenges and opportunities, so will Generation Z. For one thing, as the first generation to not know a world without the internet, Gen Zers view digital media as an indispensable resource. Guest article by Dan Lauer.

Extending Your Use of Chrome: 3 Tools to Go Beyond the Basics

EdTechTeam

This simple extension allows kids to see their Google Slides presentation in the same overview that I see my sticky notes, and rearrange them just as easily. Autodraw helps take me from challenged artist to having a finished product I can proudly add to a presentation.

Generation Z Is Starting College, But Are Universities Ready For Them?

EdNews Daily

After all, in the same way Millennials presented unique challenges and opportunities, so will Generation Z. For one thing, as the first generation to not know a world without the internet, Gen Zers view digital media as an indispensable resource. Guest article by Dan Lauer.

What Does the Research Say About School Communications?

edWeb.net

In “ Text, Twitter, Email, Call—What Do Parents Say About School Communications? ” Dr. Evans noted that the high texting preference did not change based on demographics like community type, poverty level, or education level, and that 95% of the parents said they had some kind of smartphone.

Library in Your Pocket

The Daring Librarian

The Library in Your Pocket: Mobile Trends for Libraries View more presentations from Meredith Farkas. 32% of Americans have used a cell phone or Smartphone to access the internet this year (source: Pew, April 2009). I''d also recommend to follow her Twitter.

Lomics – The Digital Storytelling App That Turns Video into Comics

Fractus Learning

First, it allows me to create fun and easily understood presentations for class. This generation of students have grown up in an environment in which they interact and consume media in all sorts of visual and immediate ways.

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Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Are You Prepared For The Future Of Social Learning? A formula detailing a chemical reaction, or the new math behind a social media outreach strategy? Social platforms have completely redefined the way people create, search and consume content.

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What Can Be Gained When We Lose Our Connection With Technology

Reading By Example

“Learn anytime, anywhere” is proudly proclaimed when educators effuse all the benefits of learning via online courses and through social media such as Twitter. What didn’t make the cut: My laptop, my smartphone, and anything school-related.

3 Apps to Prioritize Your Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Waze is a free navigation app for GPS-equipped smartphones that bills itself as ‘the largest community-based traffic and navigation app’ It includes spoken turn-by-turn directions and the ability to search for destinations by address, category, place name, or landmark.

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Trends to watch in 2016: technologies

Bryan Alexander

Now there’s a bipartisan interest in cracking down on social media ( thank you Trump and Clinton ), plus a drive to weaken encryption so the NSA can have better eyes with which to see you. What can we expect from the digital world in 2016?

International ed tech and pedagogical projects: notes from INTED 2017

Bryan Alexander

Social media: various projects making use of it, including having students write to Twitter in a new language, or inviting Chinese students in another country to use WeChat to improve their morale. Plotagon is easy, and the students used their smartphones.

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