Navigating the Waters of Teacher Social Media

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Teacher Social Media has had a powerful positive effect on Brent Gilson's professional growth. Social Media Teaching with a View Brent Gilson educator celebrity PLN professional learning teacher social media twitterThat’s the plus, he says, but there are also the minuses, including too-safe and comfortable conversations, edu-celebrity, and frequent failure to give credit where it is due.

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. However, said Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, social media also has the ability to help users share their stories and shed a positive light on their activities. Student misuse: Common Sense Media’s research shows students report social media can be a distraction.

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How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

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Having a good network of other educators interested in the same topics and issues you are is a strong approach to powering your professional learning. Twitter and other social media can help feed that learning and build your network. Principal Matt Renwick writes about how Twitter can be overwhelming, but smart use of Twitter, and supporting tools, can fuel your professional learning network (PLN). PLN Twitter

Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?

My Island View

A lingering general question hanging over the heads of all has been what effect does social media have on our society? That answer has never been so evident as it has been today as social media tools have been placed directly in the hands of the President of the United States, as well as foreign operatives. Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it.

Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #19: 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Researcher Laura Pasquini From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today is Digital Learning Day. This is a day for leaders and learners to level up digital learning. For Thought Leader Thursday , social media researcher Laura Pasquini explains three defining aspects of effective social media powered professional development.In

Twitter Helps Teachers Develop Professional Learning Communities

EdTech Magazine

Internet Social MediaBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez We’ve got you covered for #back2school by taking a look at the conversation on #edtechchat.

7 Tips for Using Social Media for Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tell me if this sounds familiar: With the 2016 New Year, you resolved to build your Professional Learning Network –finally, to stop living in the 20th century where your world revolved around a sticks-and-bricks building, a landline phone, and the mailbox. You joined all the big social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, blogging–just for starters). Only accept or seek friends who are in your professional area of interest.

The Summer of Social Media

Kyle Pace

It’s also a time that educators can give adequate time to new learning opportunities. One thing that I think summer is great for in terms of professional learning is investing the time to better understand how you can use social media as an educator. Social media can be used as a great communication tool for a district, school, or a classroom. Here are some options to think about: Twitter.

#PLN: Using Twitter to Impact Your Professional Learning

Class Tech Integrate

The most important/impactful professional learning I have ever participated in was developing my own Personal Learning Network (PLN) through Twitter. and how on earth are you doing professional learning with Twitter?

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Matt Renwick Overloaded with Twitter? Classroom Internet Management Online Learning Professional Development Social MediaStem your tweet flow with advice from Principal Matt Renwick.

AASL Social Media Superstars

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Social media has connected me with so many amazing educators since I started using it many years ago. I had no idea when I started using Twitter at a conference that it would connect me with so many people who I consider to be great friends as well as colleagues. Today, I can’t imagine what it would be like to not share on social media. Showing our work on social media allows us to define for the world what happens in school libraries.

Admins: Here’s what teachers think about professional learning

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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.

Please Welcome CUE’s New Social Media Champs!

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We want to take this opportunity to officially announce some new contributors to the CUE voice across our CUE website and social media. Cori can often be spotted taking half-face selfies around different CUE events and is often found chatting away about all-things education on Twitter. But lucky for us, he shares all his learning!! Ryan works as a Technology TOSA and Media Teacher in Rocklin, CA. The post Please Welcome CUE’s New Social Media Champs!

Developing SEL Competencies Through Technology

A Principal's Reflections

As I write this post, many have begun the year with remote learning, while others have opted for a hybrid model where a certain amount of kids are still learning at home. Over the past few months, many kids turned to digital tools such as social media or games to pass the time.

What is Collaboration for Professional Learning?

My Island View

After being involved in social media for over a decade, I have made a few observations that might be helpful to folks who use social media, more specifically Twitter, to develop and maintain a Personal Learning Network. I started my Twitter account with a plan and focus to use it to develop collegial sources for my professional learning. Using Twitter for professional learning requires a collaborative mindset.

Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

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edWeb is so excited to congratulate Michelle Luhtala, department chair at New Canaan High School Library in Connecticut, for being selected as a 2017 AASL Social Media Superstars winner ! AASL’s Social Media Superstars program honors school library professionals who enrich the profession and its work on behalf of students by sharing information, expertise, ideas, encouragement, dialog and inspiration using a variety of social media channels.

Your vibe attracts your tribe: 3 steps for building a Personal Learning Network

Ditch That Textbook

I am here to learn and I will just […]. Ed Tech Teaching personal learning network pln professional learning network social media teachers on twitter teaching twitterI can do this. I am at one of the biggest tech conferences in the United States, all by myself, and I have no one to eat lunch with, recap a great session, or explore the exhibition hall with. “I I GOT THIS!”, I think to myself.

Gamify Your Professional Learning at the CUE 2016 Fall Conference!

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Covina-Valley Unified School District teachers having way too much fun learning about Quizizz at a CUE Launch event. Professional learning can and should be fun! Participants will be asked to capture the collaboration and connectivity of the #fallcue experience in the streamlined Chrome Warrior gamified learning environment. Additionally, we know that social media plays a large role in growing collaboration and connectivity at conferences and beyond.

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?

6 Ways to Use Twitter To Enhance In-School Professional Learning

The Principal of Change

Here is a tweet I received from Jamie Sweeney on using Twitter to “enhance professional development” : Thinking about ways I might use Twitter to enhance staff development…any ideas? Connecting globally is really powerful, but how do we use this medium in a way to enhance professional learning and empower the voice of teachers in our own building. Hashtag for professional learning days (and beyond).

Why Twitter Chats Matter

The Web20Classroom

As a co-founder of #edchat and a life-long learner I''ve had the opportunity to be a part of 100''s of Twitter chats over the past 5 years. Meeting New People -Social media is called that for a reason. Twitter chats expose you to colleagues and friends you might not otherwise engage with. One-way conversations don''t really work on Twitter. I find engaging with new voices one of the reasons I keep coming back to Twitter chats. I want to learn.

Building and Growing Your Professional Learning Network

edWeb.net

One way to do this is to take a look back at what it was like for educators before the advent of social media. Teachers can seek out experts via edWeb.net , Edmodo , Facebook , Twitter , Google+ , Skype , Pinterest , and other social media and educational websites. This new phenomenon has a name – a “Professional Learning Network” – and it is the greatest thing ever to happen to the educational profession! Follow him on Twitter @newteacherhelp.

Twitter With Meaning? 5 Authentic Roles For Twitter In Your School

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Twitter With Meaning? 5 Authentic Roles For Twitter In Your School. We’ve theorized before that learning through social networks is the future. Twitter in the classroom? But what about a simple process for schools to use begin using twitter meaningfully? We kept it basic with 5 pathways: Resources, Student Learning, PLNs, Emerging Trends, And PD. 5 Authentic Roles For Twitter In Your School. Find Professional Development.

#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Billy Krakower From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Billy Krakower (@ wkrakower ), co-author of 140 Twitter Tips for Educators, is a co-moderator of a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders called #Satchat. Get a 45-day free trial of SmartLab Game-Based Learning Software. SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. Vicki Davis on Twitter – [link].

Starting Your PLN on Twitter: A Guide for Teachers

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Are you a teacher who's new to Twitter? Looking to start an online PLN (or professional learning network)? Because it's so widely used among educators, Twitter is a great place to connect with others, share ideas, and learn from one another. Video Twitter Ed Tech Ticker Pln Social MediaUse these tips to help you get started, and watch your PLN flourish. Get more great tips on starting an online PLN from Common Sense Education.

Facebook for Professional Learning

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If you''re reading this post, I''m going to assume you are an active reader of blogs or Twitter or both. Are you also leveraging Facebook for your professional learning? Many of the educators and educational organizations you follow through Twitter or on blogs are also maintaining pages on Facebook. Frequently, there are also great conversations around their posts on Facebook which I learn from. blogs facebook professional development social media twitter

I Wonder If This Social Media Thing Will Ever Catch On?

The Web20Classroom

Last weekend I finished up a week of speaking and leading professional development by attending NTCamp in Philadelphia.The purpose was to try and give new teachers a jump start on their year by talking about issues that they might face in their first years and to give them ideas on how to make it and stay in the profession. There were sessions about assessment, technology, professional development and others. Along both sides of this table were people I mainly know from Twitter.

9 Ways to Upgrade Professional Learning in Your District

Tom Murray

The notion of “effective professional learning” is something that has been discussed for decades. A comparison in the philosophies of today’s school districts yields results that falls across a continuum of who controls the learning. Although recent studies indicate that the top-down, one-size-fits-all, hours-based, sit and get approach to professional learning shows little-to-no impact on student achievement, many districts continue down this path.

8 things Twitter savvy educators do to improve learning

eSchool News

When it comes to useful PD, more educators are turning to Twitter to grow learning networks in 140 characters. These days, it’s hard to meet an educator who hasn’t heard of Twitter. While some might question if the social media platform can help with professional development (PD), there are others who know just how much potential rests in 140 characters.

Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Jodie Pierpoint on episode 243 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Learn about this program, how you can join in, and how you can become a better mentor. Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. Twitter: @jodiepierpoint.

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Supplement Your Professional Learning with edWeb

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His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. Eric has received numerous awards and acknowledgements for his work, including being chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 140 Best Twitter Feeds in 2014. Follow Eric on Twitter @E_Sheninger. Since 2009 I have been a huge believer and advocate for connected learning and the formation of Personal Learning Networks (PLN’s).

Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Sam Fecich runs a virtual co-op program for her preservice teachers. This program not only helps her preservice teachers learn while doing authentic work, but it helps teachers get help for their classrooms. For over 30 years, Advancement Courses has been a leader in professional development, providing expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses to thousands of teachers across the country.

5 Baby-Steps for Using Twitter to Begin a Personal Learning Network

The 21st Century Principal

Social media has offered us a platform where we can learn from and with the smartest people we ‘meet’ from around the world, whenever we need to or are ready to go.” Scott McLeod & Chris Lehman The School Leader’s Guide to Social Media Personal Learning Networks existed long before there was an Internet. I am perhaps showing my age, but my first “Personal Learning Network” used very little of the technologies we use now.

Stop Ignoring Google+

A Principal's Reflections

In case you didn''t know there are thousands of educators and an array of learning communities over at Google+. From my point of view educators become quickly attached to one specific social media tool as their go to source for his/her Personal Learning Network (PLN). Take Twitter for example. Now anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love Twitter as a professional learning and networking tool.

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Got Twitter? Make it Better! #TCEA14

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At the 2014 TCEA Convention and Exposition , I presented a concurrent session called Got Twitter? I have presented several workshops over the past few years which introduce folks to using Twitter for professional learning, but have also wanted to share other tips and tools that have made my use of Twitter more productive. I assume folks reading this already know the basics of using Twitter and how to follow, Tweet, and Retweet. Got Twitter?