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15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017 | Edudemic

15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017 | Edudemic | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Teachers and educators can follow these 15 inspirational educators on Twitter to learn about the best and latest teaching trends directly from a source.
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Tech Tip: How to use Twitter lists | SmartBrief

Tech Tip: How to use Twitter lists | SmartBrief | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
So you’ve worked hard to build up your Twitter profile, follow the right people, and stay connected. But now you have a Twitter feed that leaves you feeling overwhelmed and a little confused. What’s the solution? Twitter Lists, my friends!
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What Fresh Hell is This? | CTQ

What Fresh Hell is This? | CTQ | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Feeling overwhelmed by technology? Irritated by the fact that we are in the midst of yet another "connected educator" month (and haven't we already had one this year)? This column puts social media and personal learning networks in perspective.

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Educator Ann S. Michaelsen explains the power of student PLNs

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Educator Ann S. Michaelsen explains the power of student PLNs | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Most of us are using technology to develop our own Personal Learning Networks, even if at a minimum, we just use it to access news and connect with our colleagues. Some teachers are taking that a step further and teaching students to build PLNs using blogs, feed services, and curation tools.


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12 Days of Literacy: 12 Tools Archives - Learning Unlimited

12 Days of Literacy: 12 Tools Archives - Learning Unlimited | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

A series of short articles and infographics with summaries of instructional strategies to use in developing students' literacy and vocabulary skills. 

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Maine teacher turning to Twitter for new ideas | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Maine teacher turning to Twitter for new ideas  | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Mt. Blue English teacher Dan Ryder joins teachers across the U.S. who are using Twitter to network and exchange teaching insights.

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EdTechSandyK: How to Decode a Tweet

EdTechSandyK: How to Decode a Tweet | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, September 8, 2013 1:11 PM

I've been wanting to blog about this for a while (*you know, blog ideas whirling in me heid!) and Lo and Behold the amazing Ed Tech Sandy beats me to it again! In JAN, even! Fantastic!

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, September 8, 2013 6:36 PM

Image plus the definitions will be great to share with teachers and administrators who are starting out in social media land.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, October 30, 2013 10:32 PM

More help for new tweeters. Must add to presentation on Twitter.

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How Teachers Use Technology: The Latest Research

How Teachers Use Technology: The Latest Research | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

An update to research from Pew, reported back in 2011, about how teachers are using the Internet.  

"The main implications of this latest Pew study confirm what many of us already know to be common knowledge about the Digital Divide, a term that dates back as far as 1995 with this US Department of Commerce Study. This Divide between the "haves" and the "have-nots" runs along socioeconomic lines that essentially have not changed for decades (and maybe centuries). While access to the Internet has improved, the Divide has taken a new form, which has, in some ways, brought us right back to square one."

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How teachers can use twitter to find resources

How teachers can use twitter to find resources | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Twitter is an excellent app for teachers to communicate about topics of interest and find relevant resources.
Ed Galaxy's Kevin Cummins describes how to use Twitter to find teaching resources.  See, Twitter is NOT just for the teenagers!

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Paper.li - Instructify

Paper.li - Instructify | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Paper.li is a digital tool that you can use to organize the stream of information you may be viewing through your own Professional Learning Network, but you could also get kids to create one for themselves.  This reviewer talks about how to link it to a Twitter account, but you can pull information from other RSS feed sources as well (including Google Reader, for all you GAFE schools out there).  Each day you get a new "issue," a snapshot of your RSS stories arranged like a newspaper.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Mathematics Feeds for Teachers

Richard Byrne suggests five blogs worth subscribing to via RSS (in a Google Apps school, add them to your Google Reader feed).  

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50 Blogs About College Worth Bookmarking

50 Blogs About College Worth Bookmarking | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Guidance counselors, one for you!  Actually, 50 for you!  Add them all to your favorite blog reader (ask your librarian if you need help) and stay up to date on all the latest info and resources on colleges, careers, testing, financial aid, and many more. PS:  That photo is not of someone's manor, it is Coxe Hall at Hobart-William Smith College, located in the lovely Finger Lakes Region of NY).

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Social media - overwhelmed and feeling guilty - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Social media - overwhelmed and feeling guilty - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

The struggles of maintaining a PLN (personal learning network) and keeping up with social media.  In case you have trouble reading the first graphic, here's the link to the original, more legible version of it: http://www.thethinkingstick.com/stages-of-pln-adoption/

Don't miss the handy chart that explains the differences between the various social media options available to us.

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140 Twitter Tips for Educators

140 Twitter Tips for Educators | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Twitter has been called one of the most helpful places for educators. The updates are short. So, let's talk some simple Twitter tips to start.
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5 Reasons Teachers Should NOT Use Twitter

5 Reasons Teachers Should NOT Use Twitter | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
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OK, I’m in a mood. Not a bad mood. Just a mood. I love twitter for many reasons. I love to share “stuff” and see what others are doing in their classrooms on a daily basis. I love reading professional articles and seeing other opinions and ideas. Twitter gives me a voice and allows me to push the coding movement. I just have some concerns. Maybe I’m being dramatic. You decide, then tweet me.
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The Teacher's Guide To Twitter - Edudemic

The Teacher's Guide To Twitter - Edudemic | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This teacher's guide to Twitter is designed for anyone ready to use the service or already old hat. Whatever your skill level, this should help!
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The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2013 | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2013 | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

A crowd-sourced list of professional reading titles to add to your "to read" list (hint: start a Goodreads.com account for yourself to keep track of that list and set a reading goal for the year--find me on Goodreads and "friend" me if you do!).

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How to effectively communicate on Twitter - Learn Egg

How to effectively communicate on Twitter - Learn Egg | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Twitter is a bit daunting for most of us. We try and make our tweets as relevant as possible. We try to
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How To Get More Out Of Your PLN Using Twitter - Edudemic

How To Get More Out Of Your PLN Using Twitter - Edudemic | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
You can enhance your already cutting-edge PLN by harnessing the power of the hashtag, chats, and other Twitter lists.
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Teachers Tweet, Administrators Don't

Teachers Tweet, Administrators Don't | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Leadership experts in the K-12 field Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers write about challenges and possibilities for administrators in the 21st century.
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According to Myers and Berkowicz, it's past time to start making Twitter part of your professional development habits. They offer some basic dos and don'ts (if you're wondering how your students use Twitter, the Don't list will give you a pretty complete picture).  

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Phil Bradley's weblog: 20 Alternatives to Google Reader

Phil Bradley's weblog: 20 Alternatives to Google Reader | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
So the really big news yesterday, outstripping that of a new Pope is the news that Google is Powering Down Google Reader, which for many people is a total disaster.
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How DO I find links every day? I use Google Reader.  I'm utterly addicted to Google Reader.  I subscribe to 243 different RSS feeds via Google Reader.  I have them all organized by topics.  I've been using it and gathering my feeds for about 5 years now.  I check it every day.  Google Reader allows me to feel like I've got the web and all the info I want from the web organized and tamed and usable in a way that is not completely overwhelming.  So I'm a little upset.  Grieving, even.  I haven't been this shaken up since Delicious was taken overy by Yahoo.  And I'm not the only one--if you do a Google search for Google Reader alternatives today, you'll see that the article I've posted here is just one of many, but it's my favorite so far, so if you, like me, are trying to move on now that Reader is dumping us, maybe this will help ease the pain.  Thanks to uber-librarian Stephen Francoeur for the link.

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10 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Book Lovers - iLibrarian

10 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Book Lovers - iLibrarian | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

If you're using Twitter to keep yourself current and maintain a Personal Learning Network (and you should, even if you only look at your feed once a week), here's a list of 10 accounts to follow that are fun and interesting and will keep you up to date on news about literature.  Ask another Twitter expert to help you organize your feed by general topics (try asking your librarian for help--this one is on Twitter @HKPerkinson).

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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Good Feeds for U.S. History Teachers

Every day this week, blogger and fellow Mainer Richard Byrne will be featuring blogs he recommends to different content area teachers.  If you see something you like, visit the blog, find the RSS logo and subscribe via your favorite blog feed reader (in a Google Apps school, just copy the blog's URL and add it to "subscribe" in the Google Reader app).

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Social networking on the rise for educators | eSchool News

Social networking on the rise for educators | eSchool News | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The Survey of K-12 Educators on Social Networking, Online Communities, and Web 2.0 Tools 2012 finds that educators prefer...Facebook?! Well, I didn't expect it to be Google+ or LinkedIn, but IMHO, Twitter should be our number one choice for developing our professional learning networks.
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10 High School Teacher Blogs You Should Know About

10 High School Teacher Blogs You Should Know About | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Edudemic recommends 10 high school teacher-bloggers that you can add to your favorite RSS reader (not sure what that means?  ask your librarian or tech integrationist, we'll help you set up your PLN--Professional Learning Network).

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