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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

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The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy. In addition to negative commentary, Knowles acknowledged other challenges to adopting social media for education.

What Would Abe Lincoln’s Social Media Campaign Look Like? A New Classroom Use For Twitter and Facebook

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During the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama and his team pioneered the use of social media as a powerful campaign tool. It’s easy to forget, given how commonplace the use of social media is today, that back in 2008. sending out reminders and raising money on Twitter while interacting with people on Facebook was a huge deal. Both Twitter and the iPhone were less than a year old. What would Twitter posts from the Lincoln campaign look like?

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Admins: Here’s what teachers think about professional learning

eSchool News

Teachers are overwhelmingly turning to social media and online resources to drive their own professional learning, according to new Speak Up Survey data released by Project Tomorrow on July 30.

8 Things to Look for in Today’s Professional Learning (Part 2)

The Principal of Change

(This is the second of two parts on professional learning. Connected Learning. Rationale: The opportunities for learning in our world today are immense and we need to take advantage of the opportunities that are presented to us. EDCAMP professional learning day.

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

NeverEndingSearch

These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Social studies teachers will adore these!

How to deliver PL that really works

eSchool News

I recently chatted with Kathy Dyer, NWEA’s manager of innovation and learning, professional learning design, about how to connect professional learning (PL) to student outcomes and how to best support teachers. Of course, there’s always social media.

We Created Subscription Boxes for Learning—and Teachers Love Them!

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As I sat at a giant table with 15 colleagues pondering how to make professional learning more personal for our teachers, my eyes drifted to my screen. What if we could apply the subscription box model to professional learning? What if we could apply the subscription box model to professional learning?” I had recently been asked to seek an innovative, cost-conscious way to make professional learning more personal for educators.

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

It has become increasingly possible to personalize learning–adapt resources and assessments to student skills and needs and differentiate lessons that are pushed out to individual students or small groups ( read: Shifting my Teacher Mindset with Micro-credentials ).

Why Teacher Recruitment Needs to Change

Insight Education Group

In Utah, Governor Gary Herbert addressed his state’s teacher shortage recently with the following plea to his fellow residents via Twitter: "Consider becoming a teacher; it is a noble profession.". Schools and Staffing Survey.

Discover Expands Pathway to Financial Success in Schools Program with Discovery Education Offering Financial Education Curriculum to Middle School Students Across the Country

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-- Discover Survey Suggests Financial Education Courses Are Helping Americans Become More Confident with their Finances -- Riverwoods, Ill. For more information about Discovery Education’s digital content and professional development services, visit discoveryeducation.com.

6 Powerful Instructional Coaching Tools

EdTechTeam

Every professional possesses a set of tools that help them perform their job duties at an optimal level – instructional coaching is no different. Classroom visit tools are also included in the Dynamic Learning Project Coaching Dashboard. Tool #6: A Professional Learning Network.

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15 Non-librarian blog(ger)s too good to miss!

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In addition to her solo posts, sharing thoughts and discoveries, Jennifer’s podcasts feature interviews with teachers, learning experts, parents, and other people who make things happen in education. So explore the site, sign up for my weekly tips, or follow along on social media.

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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.

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. Facilitates Professional Learning.

Fifteen Ideas to Start the Year with a STEM Culture

Discovery Education

Research tells us that deliberately labeling STEM thinking in everyday life leads to better learning outcomes, especially with more complex problems. The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) is a great way to share, learn, and lead. Twitter Chat – Click Here.

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The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

MCP Instructional Learning Experience Designer and Mindfulness Educator Global Information Literacy Panel , Steve Hargadon, Co-Chair, Global Education Conference Global Outlook - STEAM up the STEM skills for Global Collaboration , Kavita Sanghvi, Principal, C.N.M.

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. Mediums also have the ability to shape our learning experiences, memories, and comprehension.

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Teacher Creativity Skill: Brainstorm and Plan Digitally

The Playground Advocate

Part of being creative as a teacher is coming up with creative learning experiences for students. Over the years, I''ve learned that my best lessons and units came about as a result of a lot of collaborative pre-planning. Almost no learning curve.

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

If you’re going to talk about the importance of digital literacy or information literacy or media literacy or what have you, then you best practice it. “ From the article that ”innovative teaching practice" appears to be project-based learning. ” Via The New York Times : “ Kremlin Cash Behind Billionaire’s Twitter and Facebook Investments.” ” “Whatever happened to the promise of online learning ?”

The Free and Online 2014 School Leadership Summit Starts Wednesday! (Full Session List)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you want to follow those tweets, you can either track the conference hashtag #ticalsls14 or you can follow the Learning Revolution Twitter account at @learnrevproject. Amina Gorie Sindhi SPOTLIGHT - Content Curation as a Context for Teaching and Learning in Science - Eric A.