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


Where do students spend their time outside of school? 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?

4 Steps to Improve Student Engagement

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeromie Heath on episode 558 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Engaging students can be a challenge. Today, join in the conversations about learning and engagement and all your own thoughts on social media.

How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning?


The rampant use of social media/texting slang by teenagers is largely due to increased accessibility to mobile phones. The post How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning? Articles Featured News Social Media Tools Trends featured guide humor student engagement twitter

Social Media is Not Just For Students

A Principal's Reflections

When principals hear the words Twitter and Facebook they cringe. Immediately, visions of excessive socialization, time wasted, and meaningless conversations in the form of updates come to mind. Why spend money on expensive information delivery systems when you can use Twitter for free?

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. Social media is a main form of communication and connection used by today’s students. Twenty percent have also felt intimidated by students’ knowledge/use of technology devices.

Dave Burgess Talks Student Engagement #MondayMotivation #tlap

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Great teachers attract their students to today’s topic of learning like a 3-year old boy to a mud puddle. Hooking students into a lesson is part of our essential craft of teaching.

Making the Case for Social Media in Schools


Photo Credit: Edutopia Jim Asher Social Media Social media is becoming an essential tool for professional growth, curriculum planning, and student engagement. Twitter, Instagram, Skype, and other platforms offer endless educational possibilities

5 Tips for Integrating Ed-Tech Into Students’ Daily Lives

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Although I personally believe the most effective solutions can draw on both approaches, it’s clear to me that software intended for students must be evolutionary as we consider the logistics of integrating technology in students’ daily lives. What hardware do students use?

A Lesson Using Twitter Must Have A Social Component

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Lesson Using Twitter Must Have A Social Component. Twitter has not created as large of an impact as the printing press, but it is still worthy of implementation. To avoid turning into Trithemius, there are easy ways teachers can start brining Twitter into classroom use.

7 Ways to Get Teens Reading in a Smartphone Culture


In it, Adams decries his students’ lack of interest in reading and places the blame squarely on smartphones. These findings are worrisome; but what I find equally troubling is many adults’ blanket derision of phones and teens’ engagement with digital media.

Sensible Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Social Media is bad and has no place in education. If students are allowed to use social media in school they will stay off task or exhibit inappropriate behavior. Worse, teachers will spend countless hours “socializing” instead of educating. This is the misguided stigma that social media carries and, as a result, it is often banned in schools. Social media is all about conversations that center around user-created content.

5 Online Discussion Tools to Fuel Student Engagement

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But using online discussion tools can be one great way to help your students build these skills. Plus, the ability to engage in online discussions responsibly is a great 21st-century skill in and of itself. You know, the kind where students raise their hands and speak out loud. With online discussions, students have a chance to engage with each other virtually, often having their thoughts and opinions validated. Twitter.

Jumping on the Bandwagon

A Principal's Reflections

I have been engaged with social media for over three and a half years now. As I often reflect on my journey, I can’t help but think about the early days and months after I first began to use Twitter and some other tools.

Positive Impact

A Principal's Reflections

I used this opportunity to discuss the positive impact that social media has had on the culture of my school and professional growth as a school leader. Here are 6 ways I am using social media in education to improve teaching, learning, and leading: Communication. Student Engagement. Is social media having a positive impact on your work as an educator? 140edu Opinion Social Media Twitter

From Analog to Digital: Why and How to Teach Students to Write for an Online Audience


Now think about the frequency with which you read online articles, blogs, social media posts or listen to podcasts that inspire you or provide new information and perspectives. Nearly 70% of Americans get some of their news from social media; world views—impacting presidential campaigns and more—are shaped by these platforms. Yet most high school and middle school students are illiterate when it comes to online texts, and can’t discern real information from fake news.

BYOD and the Paperless Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

At New Milford High School teachers are adapting their professional practice as we continue to evolve into a Bring Your Own Device school where student-owned technology integrated effectively. Smith has been absent to show they have been engaged, completing their work, and staying on task.

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What Matters to Students

A Principal's Reflections

He extended himself to be available to his students inside and outside of the classroom, always responding to e-mails and going out of his way to make sure all of his students were being the best they could be.

4 Reasons Administrators Need to Get Connected with Twitter

The 21st Century Principal

I have repeatedly tried to sell Twitter to my fellow administrators, but it is an uphill battle. Mention the words “social media, blogging, or Twitter” and it seems they either want to race on to the next topic, or their eyes glaze over and I’m fairly sure they’re not hearing what I’m saying.

In the Hands of the Students: The Classroom Computer

Inquire and Inspire

In further developing 21st Century classrooms and learners , it''s vital that we move beyond using technology to enhance teacher-led instruction, but rather as tools to assist student-led discovery. Ideally, students should be free to use the computer for research purposes as needs arise.

You Don't Have to Marry It!

The Daring Librarian

I call it the partial flip - having augmented information available for tutorial or reinforcement and to spark student engagement. How about Social Media? As a commitment to my profession, I have foregone a personal social media and just maintain a professional one.

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QR Codes Are NOT All Hype - So There!

The Daring Librarian

One of my fav members of my PLN on Twitter is Josh Stumpenhorst - this morning he posted this Tweet about an article on Social Media Today titled QR codes – Don’t Believe the Hype which got my blood boiling because it''s flawed logic - especially for educators!

My Ten Most Viewed LiveBinders

The Playground Advocate

Student Engagement Playground Shakespeare Biography Twitter for Educators 10 Great Creativity Tools for Teachers Student–Centered Learning Playground Going Global With Skype in the Classroom How to Move Your Documents. Creativity Curation Digital Resources Digital Tools engagement LiveBinder playground Shakespeare Skype Social Media Social Networking Student-Centered Twitter

How Writing for a Global Audience Transformed My Students Into Passionate Writers


At Flocabulary, fostering a love of learning in every student is one of our biggest goals. We believe that motivated students are successful students. However, your students view you much like we view Gollum. In today’s day and age, students are global already.

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#05: 5 Ideas for Using Game-Based Learning in your Classroom Today

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT: A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Michael Matera From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Ron Clark’s Harry Potter-like House System https://mrsbowley.wordpress.com/2012/09/30/the-ron-clark-challenge-sorting-students-into-houses/.

Top Google News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19

Teacher Reboot Camp

This year’s conference highlighted so many ways to use Google to engage learners and make grading, assessment, feedback, pbl, gamification, student engagement, collaboration, student choice, and student voice easy to do!

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How Much Time Should a Student Spend At School?

The CoolCatTeacher

A Global Search for Education, Cathy Rubin, Post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How much time should a student spend at school? In the age of electronic media, a school could be everywhere, or it could possibly be nowhere.

Re-evaluating the Risks of Public Scholarship


Last week I attended the HASTAC Conference , an interdisciplinary conference from the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (one of the oldest and most active academic social networks around).

Project Information Literacy News Study: A new study on new adults and news


For this generation, news is social, visual, and fast. News is often overwhelming, and it can be difficult for students to tell what news is true and what is false. How students engage with news (executive summary).

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New Posted Resources 12/16/2009

The Web20Classroom

85+ Resources: Educator Guide for Integrating Social Media « emergent by design tags : socialmedia , favorite Twitter in the Classroom: Studies Find Increased Student Engagement tags : Twitter , favorite 50 Web Applications for Teachers tags : web2.0 , favorite Using Wordle in the classroom (1 of 2) tags : wordle , favorite Cell Size and Scale tags : biology , favorite 5 Easy Steps to Stay Safe (and Private!)

Why Digital Leadership? #digilead

A Principal's Reflections

This is something that I could have never dreamed of prior to social media as I felt that writing was definitely not my strong suit. I have witnessed and been a part of a dramatic transformation process at NMHS that began in 2009 when I gave social media a try.

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Fostering Creative Thought Through Tweets

A Principal's Reflections

She used social media, specifically Twitter, to increase student engagement as well as relevancy and meaning. There was even a note encouraging creativity, but reminding students about digital responsibility.

Make This the Year That You Take On Ambitious IT Projects in Your School

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: Creative applications such as Adobe Creative Cloud are helping students develop soft skills employers value. Test Adobe Spark, free for educators and a user-friendly tool for creating video, social media graphics and web pages. Twitter.

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How to Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough

The CoolCatTeacher

Hope King on episode 306 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Hope King from Ron Clark Academy has an inspiring message for teachers about using your creativity to engage students.

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Bending the rules of flipped classrooms


But sometimes we still feel there is that sorely-lacking element which could increase student engagement practices or even augment different learning techniques to enhance the learning experience. Educators have played with the flipped classroom and applied a lot of techniques and approaches to increase student engagement and interaction. Flipped classes don’t have to be over-reliant on videos and podcasts and all other recorded media.

What Are Your EdTech Resolutions?


Twitter: @TechEdShow ([link]. Invest time in social media. Twitter. Share lessons, images of students engaged in activities to social media. Introduce something New to your students. Download. Listen in a New Window. iTunes. Stitcher.

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