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Scientists and social media: an important new study

Bryan Alexander

Pew has a new study , based on surveying nearly 4,000 scientists, and the results are important for higher education and technology. Pew researchers presenting to AAAS. In contrast, social media is only a viable communication method for a minority of these scientists.

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!

Preparing Audience-Sensitive Presentations and Workshops

ProfHacker

But when you are invited to present a keynote or facilitate a workshop to people you know little or nothing about, how do you ensure you are sufficiently sensitive to your audience? Analog Profession audience conference Culture presentation Responsiveness Sensitivity workshop

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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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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Giving Students Voice - #TCEA15

EdTechSandyK

Notes from Presentation at TCEA 2015 Zach Snow, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Royse City ISD @ZachSnow Kevin Worthy, Superintendent, Royse City ISD - @kworthy11 goo.gl/AyNuGf They have Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other stuff. Who is listening when you''re on social media?

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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Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

polls, forms, or surveys. It is a robust, intuitive tool that makes forms and surveys easy to create for teachers and a snap to join for students (for example, no login required — just a class code). Twitter. Twitter can also be used as a poll or a warmup/exit ticket.

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.

MOOCs for Professional Development - #TCEA15

EdTechSandyK

Notes from MOOCs for Professional Development Presentation at TCEA 2015 Dr. Kay Abernathy, Lamar University [link] Lamar University sponsored the MOOC on Social Media Communication Tools for Educators which Dr. Abernathy facilitated.

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Ideas for Promoting Digital Diversity

Teacher Reboot Camp

The Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings conducted a survey in 2015 of 557 women in STEM and interviewed 60 minority women in STEM. Join our #DigiDiversity Twitter chat. Students can host a Twitter chat with the guest speaker.

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Goal: Give Peace a Chance

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students can also create and spread messages of peace through social media via a graphic, digital poster , or video. One of my favorite kids on social media is Kid President who spreads encouraging messages for other young learners to be awesome and make a positive impact on the world.

Ideas for Promoting Digital Diversity

Teacher Reboot Camp

The Center for WorkLife Law at UC Hastings conducted a survey in 2015 of 557 women in STEM and interviewed 60 minority women in STEM. Join our #DigiDiversity Twitter chat. Students can host a Twitter chat with the guest speaker.

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Education Leaders Propose Ways to Add Teacher Voice to Research Decisions

Edsurge

The groups also surveyed 510 educators about their views on research in the field today. Here’s what they’ve learned so far (note: these findings are preliminary and the survey remains open). While the vast majority of educators say they find education research useful, reliable and relevant, more than 40 percent of those surveyed do not believe that research is easy to find, understand or transfer into their practice. Like U.S.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

Define the Problem: The educator along with the learners generate possible authentic problems to explore within their local community (classroom, school, social, community) which includes identification of the intended audience. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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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.

Making America whole again via civics education

The Hechinger Report

The 2016 election and the tumultuous start to Donald Trump’s presidency, which hits the 100-day mark next week, have presented civics teachers in red, blue and purple states alike with a double-edged sword.

Helping Parents Guide Kids' Media Use #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Helping Parents Guide Kids' Media Use SXSWedu 2017 Panel tinyurl.com/ParentsGuidetoKidsMedia What makes for effective parent engagement around media and technology? Parents and caregivers are looking to schools for advice on their kids' media use.

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It’s about time: a round-up of time-lining tools

NeverEndingSearch

Working with maps and source materials, using any timescale, users can tell narrated stories; create, animate and customize paths; link to media; specify start and end times using calendar prompts; and embed descriptions of events. US Geological Survey historical topographical maps.

9 Ways to Use Media to Increase Parent Engagement - Lessons Fr The @CommonSenseEd Panel at #SXSWEdu

The Innovative Educator

What are co-engagement ideas where media brings parents and kids together? I had the opportunity to join a panel at South by Southwest hosted by Common Sense Education called Helping Parents Guide Kids Media Use. See panel discussion here and presentation materials here.)

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

Fractus Learning

To the great mirth of my colleagues, one student included the following comment in the school wide survey that I conducted. Social Media and Mobile Devices. There is no doubting that students love their devices and social media in all its forms.

Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social

Edsurge

The enthusiasm shared by educators who understand that social media will forever impact their lives and practice is very reminiscent of the vibe expressed by dot-commers two decades ago during the first wave of the Internet boom—this is a very good thing. The future, and increasingly the present, of educator professional development is predicated upon insights and resources shared within professional learning communities.

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

shareable , with evaluators, posted on social networks, displayed within the schools learning management system (LMS), curated on professional blogs, and added to resumes to demonstrate the educator’s specific skillset. Education is changing. Again.

Summer 2017 Learning Series: Non-Educational Books To Read.Over and Over

The Web20Classroom

We started with Twitter chats and how you can participate in real time or whenever you want. If I’m not prepping for a keynote, working on a presentation or compiling some data I’m reading. For the next several weeks I’ll be sharing posts that you can use for your summer learning.

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#IntentionalConnectivity: why my phone no longer controls me (& how you can take charge, too)

The Cornerstone Blog

What the New Research Says cites a survey in which “… most respondents, with the exception of those over the age of 50, check text messages, email, or their social network ‘all the time’ or ‘every 15 minutes.’”. The goal isn’t to give up social media or stop using email.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Moving Forward in the PAH Continuum: Maximizing the Power of the Social Web: Lisa Marie Blaschke. Heutagogy and Social Communities of Practice: Will Self-determined Learning Re-write the Script for Educators?: Collaboration and social negotiation is encouraged among learners.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. Back in 2014, our interviews and surveys led us to a taxonomy of digital curation. They analyze, synthesize, and potentially present for a real audience.

TeachThought Is Looking For Interns. (Again.)

TeachThought - Learn better.

Ultimately, the idea of unpaid internships is polarizing–you’re either fine with it and want to learn and connect and do and see what’s what, or you wonder if “internship” isn’t a synonym for “free labor for some huge–and cheap–media conglomerate.”

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Teacher Creativity Skill: Solve a Problem

The Playground Advocate

More importantly, though, the Internet is a social space where you can ask a question directly to human beings. My favorite method for this is to ask a question on Twitter or in one of the Google+ communities that I belong to.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Folks on Reddit and Twitter had some interesting thoughts on the piece. Tagged on: April 20, 2017 Instagram and Snapchat are Most Popular Social Networks for Teens; Black Teens are Most Active on Social Media, Messaging Apps | APNORC.org → Via Amanda Lenhart: A new poll of 790 teens age 13-17 conducted by The AP-NORC Center explores how adolescents use social media and messaging applications and examines disparities in use among teens of different groups.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Folks on Reddit and Twitter had some interesting thoughts on the piece. Tagged on: April 20, 2017 Instagram and Snapchat are Most Popular Social Networks for Teens; Black Teens are Most Active on Social Media, Messaging Apps | APNORC.org → Via Amanda Lenhart: A new poll of 790 teens age 13-17 conducted by The AP-NORC Center explores how adolescents use social media and messaging applications and examines disparities in use among teens of different groups.

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Global Leadership Week - Information and Schedule

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

GLW presents opportunities for educators and organizations to learn from one another and share effective leadership principles, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age. We will be hosting a twitter slow chat using the hashtag #LCPSedChat.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Brainstorm and Plan Digitally

The Playground Advocate

Teachers can build their personal learning networks to include passionate colleagues from all over the world thanks to social media and communication tools like Skype and Google+ hangouts. Part of being creative as a teacher is coming up with creative learning experiences for students.

To Flip or Not to Flip? That is the Question!

Fractus Learning

Canadian philosopher and author Marshall McLuhan introduced the popular phrase “ the medium is the message ” in his groundbreaking book Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man in 1964. Matt has made presentations at Harvard University, ISTE, Towson University, and Clarion University.

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Stressed Out! What Can Teachers Do About It?

MindShift

A 2013 survey of teachers conducted by MetLife suggests that many educators share Rosner’s strain. Fifty-one percent of teachers surveyed admitted to feeling “great stress” during the school week, up from 36 percent in 1985. Since then, Kipps-Vaughan has developed wellness programs for 10 other schools and has presented the program nationally; she shares it freely with interested schools.

20 Reasons to Listen to The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast!

Shake Up Learning

Google Forms can go far beyond a simple survey tool. Did you know that Google Slides can do much more than just create presentations? Follow Us on Social Media. Follow @GTeacherTribe on Twitter. The post 20 Reasons to Listen to The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast!

Testing Giving You The Blues? Get Creative with EdTech Formative Assessments

MSEDTechie

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. There is also a survey feature.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via KTNV : “ Foothill High School regains control of Twitter account after hack.” ” That’s an updated headline as the school’s Twitter account remained hacked – with obscene language and images posted to it – for days. Just a reminder that Twitter does not care about your school’s social media initiative. ” Via YourStory : “Despite drop in funding , edtech still presents a huge opportunity.”

Cultivating Cosmopolitanism in a World of Echo Chambers

Educator Innovator

Across three days, presenters raised a number of important issues that connect to the aims of Out of Eden Learn and underscore the complexity of our enterprise. In other words, on social media, we often “flock together” or connect with like-minded individuals and those who are similar to us in other important ways. We forge or solidify friendships on Facebook and follow people on Twitter according to our existing bonds and shared interests.