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


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.

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.

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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Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward


Public Relations In Royce City ISD, every campus has a Twitter account and shares reminders with parents and students via Twitter. We need to be using social media to tell people about the positive things that are going on in our classrooms and schools!

Animoby- Cool Whiteboard App for Creating Learning Resources

The Playground Advocate

I definitely like the ability to create multiple boards and then create presentations with my own voice as I move through the boards like slides. More importantly, I can have my students create presentations with Animoby, and we can share them with the world.

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.

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.

Go on an Epic Selfie Conference Adventure

Teacher Reboot Camp

Selfie- a picture taken of oneself shared via social media. Each year, I present at various face-to-face and virtual conferences around the world. Find a list of hashtags, and a list of Educhats that take place on Twitter.

How Parents Can Protect Their Children Online

Ask a Tech Teacher

Kids today are far less likely to be exposed to objectionable content through simple web browsing and instead will see their greatest danger through social media. There is an endless line of social media apps, from Snapchat to Twitter and much more.

ISTE 2017 Schedule #iste17

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’ll be joining Danielle Tyler from the PowerSchool social media team as we live stream a tour of the Classroom of the Future. Education Events Media Appearances Technology

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5 Things Everyone Should Include In Their Digital Portfolio


Do you have a piece of media or written work that you’ve published about a piece of work that you are proud of? Did you publish a video, did you do an interview, did you write a blog or did you present at a conference?

Metaverse–Education Game-changer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Once completed, it can be shared through the app, with a link, by posting to some social media, or by uploading to a class LMS (learning management system). Download the app to your phone, tablet, or Chromebook.

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. Instead, bring a Chromebook, netbook, tablet PC, or iPad.

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. Instead, bring a Chromebook, netbook, tablet PC, iPad, or Smartphone.

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.

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. Instead, bring a Chromebook, netbook, tablet PC, or iPad.

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Desmos has created an activity builder that teachers can use to build interactive lessons that students can do on their own tablet or Chromebook devices while the teacher monitors student work in real time. Twitter. Math teachers: This is for you.

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To BOLDly Go


I’ve presented at CUE events before but BOLD took PD to a whole new level for me, both as a presenter and as an educator. Over 40 sessions were presented, allowing educators to see how to take lessons to the next level.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Jarrod Robinson, the PE Geek, shares on episode 70 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter handle: @mrrobbo.

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Small Changes, Huge Results

A Principal's Reflections

I was also adamant that social media had no place in an educational setting, but most of you who read this blog know about my radical change of mind in regards to this. technology, including social media. This small change evolved into my present philosophy on how schools can, and should, use social media. our tablet pilot program discussed at Learn@Lunch) The second small change was educating my staff on the value of web 2.0

The Learning Mixologist – #ISTE19 (FREE Preview) – SULS017

Shake Up Learning

We first presented this information at FETC and the information provided is from both of our books and learning frameworks! Holly and I will dig into how we created the Learning Mixologist presentation by merging and enhancing our two learning development ideologies.

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How to Maximize the EdCamp Experience: 6 Tips! [infographic]

Shake Up Learning

I prefer to bring my smart phone and my tablet. This way I can travel light, but still be prepared to take notes, share on social media, take lots of pictures and learn new tricks! PREPARE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS Every EdCamp will have its own official hashtag (i.e.

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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The 3 #BackToSchool Supplies Necessary to Boost Learning

The Innovative Educator

Here is how this laptop/tablet will help me with my school work, activism, and coding. School work With this new laptop, I could work on school projects and presentations using Google Slides, and write essays using Google Docs. Activism I could use the Chromebook Flip to help build my network to organize and coordinate rallies and protests for movements using Facebook and Twitter. I could also use social media to keep in touch with fellow activists and network with others.

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?

The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide

Shake Up Learning

GoogleExpeditions Apps, Links, Resources, Presentations and more! Try going full screen with tablets. Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions Presentations. Jaime Donally’s AR/VR presentation from TCEA 2017. Ann Witherspoon’s WerVR presentation from TCEA 2017.

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. This past week I attended the INTED conference in Valencia, Spain.


Notes from Leadership for the Digital Age with Alan November - Day 2


Swivl - Apparatus that lets you use an iPad to video record a lecture or presentation. Moves the camera to follow presenter around the room. Imagine sharing student presentations to the world!) District #5 : Kindergarten teachers started class Twitter accounts!

Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with 'e's

As the #lilac13 Twitter stream will reveal, there were lively and protracted debates around the changing nature of library spaces, the nature of knowledge, the future of books and reading, and the impact of digital media.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 18, 2017 FBI arrests Twitter user who sent seizure-inducing GIF | CNET → This is terrifying: Kurt Eichenwald, a journalist who writes for Vanity Fair and Newsweek, tweeted Friday that the FBI had arrested a man suspected of purposefully sending him a GIF that triggered an epileptic seizure. One of the recommendations we had from the first presentation we went to on this was you don’t want too many,” Hubster said. “I

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


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.

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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Reading in 2015, a personal reflection with bonus Lovecraft anecdote

Bryan Alexander

Short form: I’ve listened to around a dozen short stories in podcast form ( some of what I listen to ), and read perhaps one hundred articles and blog posts, plus some number of social media updates (Twitter and Facebook primarily, plus Google+ and LinkedIn).

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21st Principal’s Big List of Must-Have Administrator Tech Knowledge

The 21st Century Principal

Use and understand social media platforms: Instead of giving in to fear and trying to find ways to limit access and use of social media platforms by educators, 21st century administrators need to be engaged heavily in the use of these platforms to both promote their educational organizations and to communicate with stakeholders. To really be able to take advantage of the cyber-media, administrators need to be able to understand its intricacies and quirks.

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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.

Revised List of Top iPad Apps for School Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

If you are new to the iPad and are looking for apps for your tablet, these are a good start. Media Apps EPIX: For those who are movie addicts and have a cable subscription to the EPIX movie channel, you can now add access to your EPIX movies to your iPad. This app connects to your Google Reader account and pulls your chosen RSS feeds down to your iPad, where you can read them, share them on social media, or curate them to your Evernote account.

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4 Ways to Integrate Media Literacy in the Classroom

Graphite Blog

With a recent focus on "fake news" and the realization that many of us (adults and kids alike) get our news primarily through social media , the concept of "media literacy" is buzzing. Below are a few framing ideas, planning tools, and media-literacy-infused project examples that can help you leverage this momentum, expand media-literacy education in your classrooms, and coordinate a media-literacy program schoolwide.

Epic Learning: Large Class as Intentional Design

Educator Innovator

Last October, I gave an Ignite talk at the Digital Media and Learning Conference called “Epic Composition.” Across laptops, tablets and smart phones, they talk animatedly about their weekends as mentors weave among them, participating in this opening class ritual.

Learning Revolution Free Events - Hack Education with Audrey Watters - Common Sense Media's Graphite - @coolcatteacher Vicki Davis

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

After the unconference is our now-annual evening social/party, which will feature Kevin Honeycutt and the iPhone band. Wednesday, May 28th at 7pm Rethink Learning with the ISTE Lead and Transform Movement , presented by Carolyn Sykora, ISTE Standards Director, ISTE, Oregon.

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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.