Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather Callihan in episode 143 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Heather Callihan’s @ hcallihan students help with their Facebook and Twitter using some technology tools. Twitter: @hcallihan.

10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social Media to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. While a recent poll showed 9 out of 10 teachers do not use social media in the classroom, there are teachers who are. Social doesn’t have to be a distraction and kids can be safe.

Culling Your Social Media Past

ProfHacker

One of the challenges, however, is that much of my social media is pretty wide open and easily accessible through a google search of my uncommon name. He wrote a post last week on deleting a large swath of his Twitter history based on Tweepy in Python. I hoard media , after all.

Everything Doesn’t Always Have to Be Awesome on Social Media

Philly Teacher

It got me thinking about how I’ve been feeling catching back up on social media over the last month, and I reflected on how it felt when I first discovered Twitter back in 2009. This is not to say that social media is inherently bad. social media twitter

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.

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

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

Telling our Student’s Stories

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students have stories to tell. He is a National Board Certified STEM educator at the elementary level, with a Master Degree in K-8 Education with a K-8 math endorsement.

The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015. If there was ever a doubt that education twitter chats were kind of a big deal, this television guide-style document should set things straight. The first part is about identifying the best twitter chats for teachers in 2015. stem.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners.

The Lemonade War that Motivated a Whole School to Read

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #18 A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Principal Ryan Kaczmark From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How he used social media to spur on excitement. The positive community response you get when you use social media for good.

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Kelly Gary on episode 265 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Innovation iPads Lesson Plans Mac Math Teachers Project Based Learning Social Media STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools Windows-PC

Twitter Book Club

SpeechTechie

Stemming from her popular blog of the same name, this book is a funny exploration of childhood, dog ownership, and other experiences through the author''s writings and drawings. Join in the discussion on Twitter by searching for and following the hashtag #slpbks.

What’s Hot in 2nd-Grade with #2ndchat moderator Carol McLaughlin

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 138 on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12.

Top Education Tweets of the Week: November 14, 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Trends and Topics on Twitter A subtle shift is happening in language as seen in the top education tweets this week. Twitter Analytics. Whether you’re on Twitter or not, I hope this week’s tweets of the week give you inspiration and education.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM. This is typically done by sharing documentation of learning and final reflections through social media.

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Media Literacy: A Moral Imperative (…and a guide to support your work!)

Tom Murray

For example, throughout 2016 and into the first part of 2017… I’ve watched those I was connected to on social media who align politically to the right blindly share anti-Hillary memes, articles, stories, etc. I’ve watched those I was connected to on social media who align politically to the left blindly share anti-Trump memes, articles, stories, etc. We must help those that we are connected to develop and refine their media literacy skills.

Fifteen Ideas to Start the Year with a STEM Culture

Discovery Education

Getting Started with Building a STEM Culture. As another school year kicks off, it’s important to examine simple ways to integrate STEM into classroom culture. STEM is a culture that permeates beyond the classroom into the whole school and homes of the community.

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36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. iPads Lesson Plans Productivity Social Media STEM Students Teaching Tech Tips Technology Tools Writing

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5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design

EdTech Magazine

5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design. From inside the K-12 education bubble, it’s easy to believe that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and STEAM (adding art to the STEM mix) initiatives are a done deal — everyone’s doing them. . There are whole conferences dedicated to STEM. Understand the Origins of STEM and Its Importance. Where do STEM programs come from? Identify Your School's Specific STEM Mission. Twitter.

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Top 10 Education Tweets of the Week: November 21, 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

N9LolbAvMy #stem. Tweeting and non-tweeting educators are telling me they’re enjoying the top tweets based on Twitter analytics. I challenge you to take the time to set up your Twitter analytics and look at the last month, three months or even year.

Build a Better World through STEM with Girls Leading the Way

Discovery Education

She serves as a national spokesperson on girls’ and women’s leadership development, parenting and family dynamics, cultural influences such as economics, social media and pop culture, gender issues, current events, and demographic shifts in the national girl population. __.

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20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer

TeachThought - Learn better.

20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer. To combat summer learning loss and keep those STEM skills fresh over the summer, Project Lead The Way put together a list of super simple (and fun) STEM activities you can do with your children over summer break. Maker Movement stem

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STEM for in all Areas…. Ten Ideas to Transform STEM from Nouns to Verbs… and Facts to Thinking

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

There are a lot of ideas floating around in regards to STEM education. As I reflect on my observation of STEM practice in my travels across the country I have become more convinced that STEM is a verb, and not just a set of nouns. STEM in all Areas….

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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

5 teacher-loved technology tools to meet STEM NGSS standards

eSchool News

Can be downloaded for offline use, emailed, and/or shared via social media. As a bonus, the Visme Twitter account (@Vismeapp ) frequently supplies useful tips and tricks to boost communication skills. Apps & STEM Featured on eSchool News How-to STEM

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Franklin County School District and Discovery Education Bring STEM Education to the District

techlearning

August 28, 2018) – Florida’s Franklin County School District (FCSD) announced today that it is teaming up with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, on a new initiative supporting STEM education across the district.

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Louisiana’s East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Launches New STEM Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education

techlearning

- Unique Combination of Digital Content and Sustained Professional Learning to Support Educators’ Efforts to Build Dynamic STEM Learning Environments - Silver Spring, Md. The Science Techbooks series also includes valuable STEM/STEAM resources.

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Girl Scouts of the USA and Discovery Education Launch National Initiative to Inspire Young Girls to Pursue Careers in STEM

techlearning

-- Addressing Gender Equity in STEM, ‘Girls Get STEM: Unleash Your Inner Scientist’ to Encourage the Next Generation of Leaders in STEM -- Silver Spring, Md. Stay connected with Discovery Education through social media on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram or Pinterest @DiscoveryEd.

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Let’s Try Because Our Students Need Us: A Story of Persistent Edtech Integration

The CoolCatTeacher

Evan Mosier in Episode 352 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I am also the Yearbook Adviser, website and social media administrator.

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Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #29 Steven Anderson talks technology trends From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter handle: @web20classroom. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Augmented reality and virtual reality.

Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

techlearning

- Unique Digital Content Combined with Sustained Professional Development to Help Create Vibrant Culture of STEM in Participating Schools - Silver Spring, Md. Through the “Future Ready: STEM for All” initiative, RISD seeks to transform the Berkner Feeder Pattern’s culture and pedagogy.

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Florida’s Franklin County School District and Discovery Education Team Up on New Effort to Engage Students in STEM Education

techlearning

- Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Resources and Innovative Professional Learning System to Support the Creation of a Culture of STEM Teaching and Learning Districtwide- Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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New Mexico’s Carlsbad Municipal Schools Expands Relationship with Discovery Education to Support STEM Education

techlearning

New Mexico’s Carlsbad Municipal Schools (CMS) announced today it is expanding its partnership with Discovery Education for 3 more years to support a new K-12 STEM strategy set for implementation in 10 district schools.

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California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

techlearning

- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md. The Science Techbooks series also includes valuable STEM/STEAM resources.

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.