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Social Media Use & Our Students: Guest Host @JKDNCN #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many educators, administrators, and parents would prefer to leave social media out of the curriculum. Social media is scary! Yes, our learners do very scary things on social media which can and have ruined lives. The reason our students continue to make bad choices on social media is because adults are not continually making them reflect on how to do better.

Transparent School Leadership: Engaging Social Media as a Strategy

The 21st Century Principal

At the NCTIES Conference this week in Raleigh, North Carolina, my presentation was "Transparent School Leadership: Managing Your School or District''s Online Reputation." The basic premise of the entire presentation was based on these assumptions about school leadership and the engagement of social media. School leaders no longer have a choice of whether to engage in the use of social media if they are going to communicate in a 21st century manner.

The Skinny on Hashtags

A Principal's Reflections

Upon getting on Twitter in 2009, I was not only baffled about how to use the social media site but also about all the symbols associated with it. Before Twitter I referred to this as the “pound sign” on the telephone and only used it as such.

What Schools Can Learn About Communication From the Vatican’s Former Social Media Chief

Edsurge

In 2017, Monsignor Paul Tighe may have been the only priest amidst a sea of techies at South by Southwest (SXSW), where he spoke about his past experience serving as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications for the Catholic Church. Think “social media director” for the Catholic Church.) Odd as his presence may have seemed, it was not out of the ordinary for the Church, which first devised a social media strategy around 2010.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A Twitter Chat In Your School. A twitter chat is an amazing resource for professional development AND gives educators the option to participate in their PJs, from the comfort of their own home! Give twitter tips and archive chat.

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.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

Social Media and Gamification Take Center Stage in Learning – Noelene Callaghan, Australia

Daily Edventures

Callaghan – selected this year as an MIEE – is known for her commitment to developing 21 st century skills and learning strategies in her classes, mainly through personalized learning and gamification.

7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki Davis on episode 307 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Strategy 1: Idea Generation, AKA Ideation. Sometimes we’ll have Marketers doing something with social media.

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.

5 Ideas to Build Your Personal Brand This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Blog Post and Audio Blog Post for episode 90 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. But something happened the day I hit 12,000 Twitter followers. My strategy is to make a bigger hill.

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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 Questions I Ask

A Principal's Reflections

link] During the second day of the conference I presented on Communicating and Connecting With Social Media with my co-authors Bill Ferriter and Jason Ramsden. These are the questions that I believe many of us who are engaged in social media ask.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Tip: To learn about my blended learning strategies, see my presentation on Slideshare Simple Steps to Blended Learning . Keynote (for Presentations).

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Beat the Back-to-School Jitters with Twitter!

Teaching With Soul

ET, I host New Teacher Chat ( #ntchat ) on Twitter. Today I was able to take this post topic across the pond and share it as presentation with teachers in the United Kingdom attending an Ark Schools teacher training day. Every Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT, 8 p.m.

3 Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson

TeachThought - Learn better.

3 Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson. 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. 3 Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson.

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. Today I was able to take this post topic across the pond and share it as presentation with teachers in the United Kingdom attending an Ark Schools teacher training day. 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. This should never have happened either as I was convinced that any and all social media tools were a complete waste of my time and would not lead to any improvement in professional practice.

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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Wait You're Still not on Twitter? What are you waiting for?

MSEDTechie

Twitter isn''t going away! When I first started using twitter, I used it purely as a social outlet. Twitter has changed so much from the "What are you doing now" tag line to becoming one of the largest Personal Professional Learning Networks available to educators.

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.

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.

Parabolic learning

Learning with 'e's

The incorporation of a number of social media tools into the mix proved to be an amazing platform from which the students and I could reflect on the process of learning, and amplify our ideas to each other and the world.

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Professional Opportunities for Educators in 2014

Kleinspiration

Come see me present and be sure use my personal VIP code of EK10 to receive my partner discount of 10% your registration at any of these 7 events. I thoroughly enjoyed listening the the three keynote presenters: Dan Pink, Russell Quaglia, and Sir Ken Robinson.

The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The best of all worlds - Elizabeth Anne 1:00pm Armed with Empathy: Creating a Classroom Climate for Collaboration - Dan Curcio Educators as Social Networked Learners - Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

Digital Leadership: Leading Change from Where You Are | #DigiLead

A Principal's Reflections

Naturally then, this updated edition has research-based, evidence-driven, and learner-focused ideas and strategies that are innovative in nature that lead to observable improvements. Be sure to share your reflections, questions, ideas, and successes by engaging on social media using #digilead.

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.

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. This is not to say that amazing ideas and strategies aren’t being shared.

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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.

Listennotes.com: a search engine for podcasts

NeverEndingSearch

Podcasts may also be downloaded, embedded and shared on social media. In his recent monthly update , Wenbin Feng announced several new goodies, including Twitter player cards that allow your followers to listen without leaving Twitter. History: Facebook / Twitter.

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. They also used Mozilla Thimble to create memes that allowed both the tech-savvy and non-tech savvy to present their visuals in a more professional manner.

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

A Principal's Reflections

As a supplement to traditional discussion strategies technology can serve as a catalyst to increase engagement by getting more people actively involved during lessons. In many cases, especially during conferences, presentations, and workshops, Twitter is the preferred medium for this.

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6 Shifts to Maximize Productivity and Happiness

Catlin Tucker

My program will allow me to continue teaching and coaching, but it will present some very real challenges for me personally when it comes to balancing my various roles and responsibilities–mother, teacher, trainer, coach, speaker, and author. Social media is no different.

Coming Soon: Edcamps, Brought to You by the Letters PBS

Edsurge

A primary goal is to broaden the audience of attendees beyond the social-media savvy, digital-first teachers who typically attend an Edcamp, and reach more unconventional educators—like daycare workers—that work with young children, says Hadley Ferguson, the foundation’s executive director. PBS reaches as many as one million educators each month through broadcast programming and online media. There are a lot of teachers who aren’t on social media,” Ferguson says.

Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. I will be at Alan November’s BLC19 in Boston (July) presenting workshops and sessions to support educators and students. The Social Media Search Engine.

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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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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.

10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Tips on Better Searches (from Google) Infographic on Better Searches Common Craft Video on Web Search Strategies UPDATED thanks to a great comment below. Many educators are use social media for their personal life, but not enough are using it in their professional life.

Back to School! Seven Ways to Communicate with Your Community

Digital Promise

Engaging the influencers will come from an ever-deepening understanding of the community and where they get their information, as well as developing strategies for identifying, owning, and sharing the stories that showcase powerful teaching and learning in your district. Here are seven and we invite you to leave other examples in the comments: Relationships – Build strong relationships with your local broadcast and print media.

Get the Good News Out

A Principal's Reflections

Telling these stories adds another layer to initiatives and strategies developed to empower students and energize a community of stakeholders. To get the good news out you don’t have to continue to wait patiently for the mainstream media to cover your stories.