3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom


Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? Students spend much of their lives outside of school interacting on social media.

Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Confluence and Influence – Inquiry Hub Secondary School. Background: The 2018-2019 school year is Inquiry Hub Secondary’s 7th year since it was founded. The Core Competencies include thinking, communication, and social and personal competencies.”

Careless posts on social media spark physical fights

The Hechinger Report

The massive fight, it turned out, stemmed from a long-simmering rivalry between groups of girls, and had been largely instigated and planned through a steady stream of posts on social media apps like Twitter, Instagram, Kik and Snapchat. Some social media users are anonymous.

#savings: Can Social Media Nudge Teens into Smarter Money Choices?


In the fall of 2008, Ted Gonder was studying economics at the University of Chicago as the world economy melted down around him. “We Social media isn’t a fix in itself.

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


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ?

Interview on Down the Hall Podcast


How important of a resource are various social media for doing this? Social media can be a very valuable source of information and professional development for educators. Graphic Used Under a CC By-SA 2.0

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BETTing on the future

Learning with 'e's

I have been involved in education, across all 4 sectors (primary, secondary, tertiary and professional) because to educate is to prepare, and an educated population can meet the needs and demands of society more effectively. All else is secondary and an extension of this.

10Q: Helen Keegan

Learning with 'e's

In the primary (elementary) and secondary (high) school sectors some can be conspicuous, because through various Teachmeets around the world, and also online during Twitter #edchats, they make their work known to the wider community. What does social media mean to you?

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StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

Though I don’t hold a degree in educational technology, my years of independent study should be captured! While I appreciate the time to connect with others through social media, I realized that I spend more time there than I probably need to.

Making the College Admissions Process Work for All Students


Today only 9 percent of low income students get a college degree by age 24, compared with 73 percent of higher income students, according to a study by the Pell Institute.

6 Ways to create meaningful teamwork experiences through an LMS


It is a TV trope that writers love to use, along with the Cram School and School of No Studying. That is why the flipped classroom, blended learning, PBL, and many more teaching styles require a high degree of social learning. For example, in a survey investigating the impact of collaboration in the learning of secondary school Statistics, one school found out that students had a 11.8% How many times per day do students hear the phrase “get in groups/pair up”?

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Queen sacrifices announced across fourteen North Carolina campuses

Bryan Alexander

Here’s a list*, which I’ve extracted from each affected campus according to the Tar Heel report: Africana Studies. Biology, Secondary Education (BA). Biology, Secondary Education (BS). Economics, Secondary Education. English, Secondary Education.

9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens was expanded and I became aware additional organizations, as well as their supporting tools and resources. National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Connect: www.nassp.org , @NASSP.

Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Instead, they would rather stick their heads into their smartphones and stay glued to social media or texting their friends. Smartphone are making it impossible for our children to focus on anything else, least of all their studies.

21st Century School — How Technology Is Changing Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Increase student engagement and collaboration through social media, simulations, and games. Many primary and secondary schools are getting around the lack of funding in this area by offering their students classes in laptop repair and other aspects of IT.

Instagram, Middle School, and Digital Citizenship

Graphite Blog

But in the age of social media, this part of adolescence can be tough -- both for kids to navigate and for adults to understand. New social media platforms come and go, often with features designed to captivate young users right in the midst of figuring out just who they are. Seeing her students stop and think critically about their experiences online was a fascinating look into the ways that kids feel about, and interact with, social media today -- mainly Instagram.

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

The Internet and the applications which allow for connection such as social media, text applications, voice over IP and video conferencing applications enable authentic connections to each other and others outside the school walls.

Instagram, Middle School, and Digital Citizenship

Graphite Blog

But in the age of social media, this part of adolescence can be tough -- both for kids to navigate and for adults to understand. New social media platforms come and go, often with features designed to captivate young users right in the midst of figuring out just who they are.

Instagram, Middle School, and Digital Citizenship

Graphite Blog

But in the age of social media, this part of adolescence can be tough -- both for kids to navigate and for adults to understand. New social media platforms come and go, often with features designed to captivate young users right in the midst of figuring out just who they are.

The 2015 CEA Ken Spencer Award goes to Inquiry Hub

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

The Canadian Education Association 's 2015 Ken Spencer Award has awarded Inquiry Hub Secondary School with first place. Inquiry Hub Secondary School – School District No.

A Flipped Classroom Approach: Tips from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Dr. Neelam Parmar; Teacher & Director of E-learning for Primary & Secondary Schools. Is this because the drawback of Primary/Secondary/High school teaching means that when we poke the status quo, we challenge it?

Online & Virtual Whiteboards - Thoughts from 3 Bett Speakers

ViewSonic Education

Through his capacity as a social media influencer, he answered the questions below. As the whiteboard software can often handle media in a wide variety of formats, the content from different sources can be easily combined into a single presentation.

How to Make Education Research Relevant to Teachers


For example, a common concern among participants is how social media is transforming the kinds and sources of information students brought into the classroom. Special education studies and evaluation: $10,818,000. We’re thinking hard about our social media strategies. IES staff recently met with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, since principals are so central to student and teacher success.

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What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. My students are all about social media. High School social studies teacher.

Freedom to Learn

User Generated Education

These were ditto sheets that contained a list of all of the subjects the class was to study, along with a list of suggestions for study under each, and a space for students to write their plans in each area. I was painfully bored during my K-12 education.

Move Your Kids Past Simply Consuming Virtual Reality. They Need to be Making It. Tour Creator Can Help


Part of our time together was spent talking about non-traditional primary and secondary sources. There were some interesting conversations around primary vs. secondary sources and what really makes a virtual reality tour a primary source. Study guides.

These Education Books Sparked Conversation in 2018—And Give Us A Glimpse At What’s Ahead


The event garnered renewed social media attention in 2018, with many recognizing it as one of the more moving and compelling educational technology pitches of the last century. In education, Winthrop points to when Brazil tried to build a secondary education system that could meet the needs of students across a largely rural state.

How to Cultivate Communication Skills in the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

A few weeks ago, I was given an advanced copy of Lisa Johnson’s new book, Cultivating Communication in the Classroom: Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students. Chapter 6: Social Media. Doesn’t this sound like the perfect book for your next book study?

#getESEAright: Make some noise for school library funding on Thursday night


Studies show test scores trend higher in schools with full-time, certified school librarians. Using the hashtag #getESEAright, ALA joins forces with NEA’s planned Twitter storm on Thursday, April 9 th from 7:00 till 8:00 PM Eastern.

Tennessee’s Hamilton County Schools Selects Discovery Education to Drive Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Initiative in all Middle Schools and High Schools


This new effort seeks to personalize learning in the middle grades to meet every child where they are academically, expose them to a variety of potential careers, and support their social and emotional learning. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,


Americans look at education and are not too pleased

Bryan Alexander

The study’s results point to some useful trends for us to consider, especially when we work in education. Perhaps we educators can decide to celebrate and grow our public intellectuals, and do more with social media. I do have some questions about this study itself.

10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Just a disclaimer though, I am a high school math teacher, so a few of the tech-tools I reference in this post belong mostly in a secondary math classroom, but with a little elbow grease and ingenuity, there are ways to fit them into any K-12 math curriculum as well.

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The DLP Strategy Menu


We built this tool based on one key belief: teaching and learning is primary, technology tools are secondary. If the coach or teacher desires to share out a strategy, simply hover over or click on the plus button to the right to copy the strategy to your clipboard or share out on social media.

What the Fidget is going on? Tales from a Traveling Substitute Teacher

EdNews Daily

What’s all the hype nowadays in elementary and secondary school classrooms? Instead of socializing with one another, it was more like who could outdo each other in a contest and show each other up. Written by Kim Tinari-Shore, M.Ed.

How to Integrate Multimedia and Writing Instruction With VR, Video and Digital Timelines


The National Council for the Social Studies urges us to find ways for our kids to “take informed action” based on what they have learned. Connecting emotion and content Jill Weber, a secondary school teacher in Cheney, Kansas, uses an effective ELA and social studies strategy called Note card confessions. While Jill’s lesson focuses on social studies, teachers can adapt confessions to their own content areas.

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Fake news: How students learn to read between the lies

The Hechinger Report

Despotism and/or social mayhem are the likely outcome of a lie-based story-telling envi­ronment. Today, however, our “facts” and “fictions” are delivered at a historically unprecedented speed and quantity, through online media and through social networks. Photo: Getty Images.

2014 Global Education Conference - Final Day!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Especialista en Educación Superior a Distancia 8:00am Go Global: Collaborating Teachers and Students Across the World Using Google Classroom - Shenna Kate Torres (Undergraduate Student- Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Biology) Once you go global, there is no coming back! - Friday, November 21st, is the fifth and final day our fifth annual Global Education Conference.

Collaborative Higher Ed Partnerships Are the Key to Student Success


Not only do these efforts include digital community building—through social media and text messaging channels —but they also include in-person events known as the Scholar Success Network, where students can meet peers with similar experiences and challenges. Counselors can encourage students to connect with student organizations, community projects, clubs, and study groups as a way of building a support network.

How Mindfulness Can Help Teachers and Students Manage Challenging Situations


Excerpted from “ Mindfulness in the Secondary Classroom: A Guide for Teaching Adolescents ,” (c) 2019 by Patricia C. defined solutions, such as how to study, solve math problems, and eat healthfully.

Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book

TeachThought - Learn better.

Studies of the effectiveness of video in formal learning environments have yielded some confusing ideas, namely that content acquired via video consumption doesn’t easily transfer to the medium of text (Fisch 2002; Koran, Snow & McDonald 1971). Identify media connections (e.g.,

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