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.

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.

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.

A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

A Global Search for Education Reflection From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. These ads were released by the US Congress as being traced back to Russian origin, although they were liked and reshared by many Americans on social media.

The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) #mtbos #iteachmath

The CoolCatTeacher

David Petro on episode 294 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. David Petro has been using Twitter for his math PD for more than eight years. Twitter is now different. David: Don’t write Twitter off.

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Adobe Spark: Easily create and share videos, images, and newsletters

iLearn Technology

Create social graphics that are stunning and easy to share (you know the kind: flyers, memes, posters, ads). Produce and share impressive videos for storytelling, projects, or to share to social media. What it is: Adobe Spark is a collection of fantastic (free!)

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How to Parent Teens in a High-Tech World Without Losing Your Mind

EdNews Daily

Background Knowledge: A national survey reported teenagers spend an average of eight hours a day using various forms of media. Social media has become so influential in young lives; we can now assure it is a source of addiction for many (kids and adults). Robyn D.

The Journey to Becoming an Author

A Principal's Reflections

My unexpected journey began with a decision to give Twitter a try in 2009. This should never have happened either as I was convinced that any and all social media tools were a complete waste of my time and would not lead to any improvement in professional practice.

Still Amusing Ourselves To Death


The bombardment of “new” through current media offerings tends to overshadow the truths that have been shared, considered and proven over decades and centuries. He looks specifically at the way TV news is primarily entertainment and journalism is secondary at best.

The New “Talk.” When Your Teen Wants to Tweet.

The Innovative Educator

Editor's note: If you're an innovative educator in secondary school, you are likely to have parents ask for your expert advice on teens and social media. That is because at 13 your child legally old enough to join popular social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and more. social media in education Twitter in Education

It takes a village

Learning with 'e's

It''s not a new phrase, but I was reminded of it again recently by Aaron Davis , a secondary school teacher in Melbourne, who has a prolific education Twitter account. Villagers tend to help each other out more readily because of their strong social ties.

LinkedIn for Students: Find or Be Found – from Sabba


” This should be the mantra for every student in secondary and postsecondary education. Sadia’s advice to students, “Get onto social media because you can make the most amazing connections with the most amazing people plus find out all the information you want.

Interview on Down the Hall Podcast


I have networked on Twitter and on this blog with one of the podcast hosts, Dave Roy ( @UBCMET ), a Senior Program Assistant for EPLT, and it was Dave who asked me for an interview after hearing me in another recent podcast appearance. Graphic Used Under a CC By-SA 2.0

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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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Let the kids tweet.

Inquire and Inspire

A mobile device gives them a chance to take a peek at what others are saying through twitter. It allows them to share feelings through twitter, take multiple selfies depicting various emotions via Instagram, or simply update their relationship status on Facebook.

Empowering Student Voice through Self Differentiation in High School


I began using Buncee when I saw the awesome graphics that people were posting on social media. Because Buncee is so easy to use and create dynamic, fun images, I quickly began creating dozens of graphics for Twitter chats and for sharing meaningful quotes.

#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 344 with Jody Green and Dr. Tim Green From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We discuss what going to the next level in the classroom and in online learning means both at the secondary and college level.

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


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. activism advocacy twitter

Who's driving?

Learning with 'e's

Ireland's Youth Media Team were in great evidence throughout the day, resplendent in their bright red t-shirts, busy documenting the proceedings using a variety of media and technologies. Thanks to the Youth Media Team for showing us some of the ways we might achieve that.

This Thursday, Future Trends Forum with Will Richardson

Bryan Alexander

Will ( blog , Twitter ) is an expert in technology and secondary education, being one of the first great edubloggers and a passionate, experienced teacher. We’re going to start off by looking into the future of secondary education and American K – 12 as a whole.

Introducing MIND’s Thought Leaders & Speakers

MIND Research Institute

Our research, approach to STEM and other thought leadership can be found through our website , social media and blog. Since MIND Research Institute’s founding in 1998, one thing has been clear - we’re an organization with a lot of big ideas.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

Twitter. In the hands of students, Twitter is commonly viewed as a gossipy distraction that takes students away from the important work done at class and home. Students sign into personal accounts (when age-appropriate) or a class Twitter account.

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. I was particularly disheartened to learn that many teachers turn to sources like Google, Edutopia, Twitter, Teachers Pay Teachers, and Pinterest for information. We’re thinking hard about our social media strategies. My goal is to make information useful, usable and used.

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Dave Burgess Talks Student Engagement #MondayMotivation #tlap

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. All you need to do is head over to leave a review on iTunes and just include your Twitter or Instagram handle so we can reach you. . Dave Burgess on Twitter @ burgessdave.

5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

The CoolCatTeacher

Todd Finley on episode 325 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. She says one of the problems that kids have when they are reading textbooks… Textbooks, particularly in secondary, are super-complex.

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How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?

The CoolCatTeacher

Find life balance and get your weekends back From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. There is a group for elementary (K-5) and one for secondary.

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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.

Oklahoma’s Edmond Public Schools Chooses Discovery Education to Support New Digital Conversion Strategy


The incorporation of Discovery Education’s Math Techbook into EPS secondary instruction will help accelerate these developments by connecting students to math through real-world problems worth solving in dynamic digital settings.

“On one hand, all the world and knowledge are at our fingertips. On the other hand, everything is changing so quickly that it is hard to say what the world will be in 20 years.” – Anna Leszczy?ska, Poland

Daily Edventures

Secondary School number 17 (XVII LO). How will relationships among people change because of technology and social media?”. ska on the Microsoft Educator Community , Twitter , and her blog. Anna Leszczy?ska. English and Ethics teacher. Gdynia, Poland. ania7roz.

The Chilean Ministry of Education Launches New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Presidential EdTech Initiative


A global community of education professionals, the Discovery Education Community connects members across school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing and inspiration.

How the 6 'E's of Social Can Get More Traction to Your Tweets


Recently, the American College Application Campaign (ACAC) hit a home run as part of its social media marketing campaign to drive inspire students across the country to apply for college at college application events at schools throughout the nation. The use of Twitter as a platform was a strategic decision, as about 52% of Gen Z-ers use Twitter. Here’s how you can follow their lead using the six Es of social engagement.

Tips and Scoops from ASU GSV That You Won’t Find on the Agenda


And social media feeds on our worst instincts when it comes to self-esteem. What was once a sleepy conference at Arizona State University that charged $50 for attendance has now become ground zero for dealmaking in the education technology industry. (A

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. Twitter.

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Time to Toss Out Cell Phone Bans and SM Filters and Be True Technology Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

“It’s time to lift the cell phone bans, open the wireless for student personal devices, and stop filtering social technologies.” That seems to be the idea in a position statement released by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. NASSP in this statement includes recommendations to school leaders on what to do with mobile and social technologies. Maybe it’s time to get that Twitter account and Facebook page set up and functioning.

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.,


Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation Celebrate National Manufacturing Day with ‘Manufacture Your Future Virtual Field Trip’ at Arconic in Austin, Texas


Manufacture Your Future , designed by Discovery Education’s curriculum experts for 3 – 12 grade students, offers educators, guidance counselors and families, hands-on resources that build excitement around post-secondary manufacturing career opportunities.

Teach Like the Tonight Show: Internet Pop Quiz with Google Slides (Teacher Edition)

Shake Up Learning

This is a game probably best for the secondary classroom and adults, although I’m sure it could be adapted for the younger grades as well. What’s the weirdest tweet in your Twitter feed right now? Who’s your fave person to follow on Twitter or Instagram right now?

Silver and gold

Learning with 'e's

Dawn originally trained as a nurse, but then after our children came along, she took a few years out and then retrained as a teacher, gaining a first class BA honours degree in English Language and ICT from Exeter University , and her PGCE Secondary Education from Plymouth University.

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.

12 16 Resource Sites for Teaching and Learning With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

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Lessons are sorted by elementary and secondary, with a section on Russian history. I love the Olympics! So when I read Jennie Magiera''s article Gold-Medal Learning: Teaching with the Winter Olympics , I had to know what other resources are available to teachers.