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The Dashboards, playlists and PLE creation tools Collection by Joyce Valenza

The Dashboards, playlists and PLE creation tools Collection by Joyce Valenza | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
A collection of education technology by Joyce Valenza

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A great list! Thanks Joyce! 

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Tools to support curation. Easy page to use, from EdShelf. Thank you Joyce!

Library Staff's curator insight, July 26, 2014 9:05 PM

Tools to support curation. Easy page to use, from EdShelf. Thank you Joyce!

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100+ Ideas And Prompts For Student Blogging

100+ Ideas And Prompts For Student Blogging | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it

Ronnie Burt, Sue Waters and Kathleen Morris write: "Want your students to write more in your class? Looking for prompts or ideas for student blog posts? You are in luck! This post aims to get your creative juices flowing with over 100 ideas and examples..."


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Love this post. All you would ever need to help your students get the most from blogging! 
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 19, 9:50 PM

Ah, the power of blogging! I read over 100 blogs thanks to the Feedly app. Right after I read this article, a teacher emailed me to ask if I could help her students create blogs--and figure out a reason for them to use them! Didn't I look like a genius when I suggested we use the types of blog posts from Ronnie, Sue and Kathleen's article and write blogs about the novel her students were reading? 

 

This project has since morphed into a grade-level one. All 7th graders are reading the novel Tangerine as part of our new language arts curriculum. Each blog post students write has to relate to something in the novel. (There's something for everyone in this book--bullying, environmental issues, inequity in education, prejudice, sports, etc.) So, everyone is blogging and everyone is  reading and commenting on other students' blogs. Most students are used to sharing work with their classmates, but now they will share with all students in their grade!

 

I used this presentation to introduce the types of posts they'd be writing. I encouraged teachers to customize: give students a choice of 6-8 types of posts, limit post length, etc. I was able to get them brainstorming by asking for examples from Hatchet, a novel most of them had read in 6th grade. They were very enthusiastic! A journal post from the perspective of the moose Brian encounters? Or a sales post for a plane, slightly used and maybe moldy? A curation post on how to determine which foods in the wilderness are safe to eat? We also looked at blogs on topics that might interest them and talked about how to find and follow them.

 

After the presentation all students signed up for Blogger and created their blogs. We wanted a standard format for the blog addresses, so one student demonstrated on our interactive board as everyone followed along. Next up, they write, they customize their theme, they find images that are free to use and share, etc. I can't wait to see the results! And I am happy to say that several students immediately thought of ideas for personal blogs. And all this happened because I read blogs:)

GwynethJones's curator insight, January 20, 8:12 AM

What Mary says.

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Using TallTweets to Create Gifs 

Using TallTweets to Create Gifs  | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it

Polly-Alida Farrington writes: "Amit Agarwal of Digital Inspiration has created many handy tools and shares great tips on his blog.  His TallTweets tool was originally created to create very long twitter posts. Enter your text and TallTweets parses it out into a bunch of connected tweets and posts them for you. Now that Twitter has added that feature, TallTweets has been repurposed to create gifs from Google slide decks."


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Loved this idea so much, just had to try it out straight away. It is great! 
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 18, 5:02 PM

I love this! And Polly's ideas for uses have sparked some of my own. What about creating a gif of book covers to display on your whiteboard while students are coming into the library for class? Or as she suggests, sharing introductory information or keywords from the presentation you'll be doing? (This would be great if you were  presenting about the impact of libraries to your school board! Think of all the images you could include!) Have students make one for a 10 second book talk!

 

I'm sure you can come up with a variety of ways to use TallTweets immediately!

Martha Bongiorno's curator insight, January 19, 12:07 PM
Interesting ideas! I can see tying this into a literature circle or exit ticket of some sort.
GwynethJones's curator insight, January 20, 8:15 AM

Interesting! Reminds me of the lesson I did years ago Tweeting a book review or Story in 140 -- guess I'll have to change that title, huh? LOL

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A List of 10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic] by GDC Team

A List of 10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic] by GDC Team | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
by GDC Team

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A great place to start as a teacher if you are wanting to think about using social media in the classroom. 
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 14, 2017 1:13 AM
A List of 10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher
Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 16, 2017 2:58 PM

Yes, the more teachers know. . . 

Victor Ventura's curator insight, December 17, 2017 8:11 AM
Challenging goals for Educators. “Lot of meat on these bones.”
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Social Media for School Leaders - by Miguel Guhlin

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Written by Miguel Guhlin

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A good blog that hopefully will encourage all headteachers to have a school twitter account at the very least!
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 9, 2017 2:59 AM

Good stuff! Thanks to Tom D'Amico.

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Exclude Tweets in Your Tweetdeck Search - via @alicekeeler

Exclude Tweets in Your Tweetdeck Search - via @alicekeeler | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
Some Twitter Tips The number one users of Twitter are educators! I don’t use Twitter like Facebook and I don’t follow people who do. One of the best things you can do for yourself as an educator is to create a Twitter handle just for teaching and tweet about teaching. Tweetdeck I use Tweetdeck.com to …

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It's time to jump into tweetdeck. 
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9 ways real students use social media for good

9 ways real students use social media for good | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
Think nothing good can come from encouraging students to use social media? Consider what these former students from Minarets and Design Science high schools in Central California are doing. I asked these students how they use social media as an academic tool and how that shaped both their high school and post-secondary success. Here’s what I learned.

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An Epic Guide For Creating Social Media Visuals

An Epic Guide For Creating Social Media Visuals | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
You’ve likely heard before that 65 percent of people are visual learners and 90 percent of the information we absorb is visual.

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Something to consider when posting social content. 
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Twitter offers educators expanded horizons for PD, networking via Roger Riddell @EdDiveRoger

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Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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"experts have noted that success on that front is a matter of getting out of it what you put into it". It's like everything in life social media connections have to be worked on. It's finding that balance so that it does not take over your life. (note to self!)
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What is a Personal Learning Network?

What is a Personal Learning Network? | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
As an educator, it’s important to understand everything that shapes your students’ education, both inside and outside of the classroom. You’re trained to study lesson plans and develop learning strategies and abide by district-wide standards. But what about your own development as an educator? What rules exist to help you maintain your professional growth?

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PLN are important for educators but we should also encourage our students to work on them too. 
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 23, 2017 12:18 PM

Professional networks help you grow as a teacher. They are also an indispensable element for any online teacher seeking to grow a career.  

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Digital skills that teachers need for the connected classroom #1: Backchannels

Digital skills that teachers need for the connected classroom #1: Backchannels | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
So if the students aren’t going to change to suit us (and after all, why should they?) we need to start changing the nature of the classroom and how we work within it, to exploit this ability to work across these parallel planes of digital and physical reality that our students inhabit.

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I love the easy description of backchannels. I feel that this is something I could introduce and demonstrate to teachers if I am co-teaching. Would need to test to see if it was available within our schools too. Love the easy accessibility of 'todaysMeet' that you can close down after the lesson. 
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 31, 2017 7:41 AM

The first in a series of article I'm writing for CUP.

Michelle Nimchuk's curator insight, August 1, 2017 1:25 PM
Using Backchannels to keep the conversation going in the classroom...kind of like passing notes in class but with way more possibilities
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Using Twitter as a teaching tool can boost engagement and enrich classroom debate and discourse

Using Twitter as a teaching tool can boost engagement and enrich classroom debate and discourse | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
Social media offers great opportunities for teaching. Wasim Ahmed and Sergej Lugovic have reviewed the literature on the use of Twitter in the classroom and have noted its benefits to both students…

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Engagement with social media in the classroom is down to the teachers understanding of the tools themselves. If they don't feel comfortable with it then it just won't get used. 
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, March 18, 2017 2:31 AM
teachers need to feel confident in using these medias before they will ever be used properly in the classroom setting. 
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How to Use Hashtags on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram

How to Use Hashtags on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it

A lot of words have been added to the dictionary over the past few decades thanks to social media, but few have become so widely used and accepted as "hashtag."

 

For a long time, the hashtag symbol (#) was known simply as the "pound" symbol. Now, I could swear that the only time I hear it referred to as a pound symbol is when I enter my PIN number to pay my cell phone bill. While hashtags were originally made famous by Twitter, they're now used on many major social networks, including Facebook and Instagram.

 

Let's explore what a hashtag is, why they're so great, and how they work on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram....


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Not sure about hashtags? Here is how they work.
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 14, 2017 12:51 AM

Just the basics or a refresher. Learn what a hashtag is, why it works, and how it works on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 14, 2017 12:54 AM

Learn what a hashtag is, why it works, and how it works on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Ines Bieler's curator insight, February 14, 2017 1:03 AM

Learn what a hashtag is, why it works, and how it works on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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How to use Social Media in the classroom

How to use Social Media in the classroom | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
Social media is everywhere. Even as adults, we are always glued to our phones and goings on featured there. Students today live and breathe with social media, so why not use it to engage them in the classroom? And we know a more engaged student will retain far more information than a bored one. So where do we start?

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Some useful suggestions for using social media in the classroom. Teachers need to be comfortable using it first so need to get their PLN's sorted first. 
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10 Examples Of Great Class Blogs

10 Examples Of Great Class Blogs | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
It can be so inspiring to take a look at other class blogs. We have put together a showcase of ten great blogs powered by Edublogs, CampusPress, or WordPress. Do you have any to add?

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Love sharing best practice. If you are wanting to start a class blog, here are some great examples. 
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Perspective | What teens wish their parents knew about social media by Ana Homayoun

Perspective | What teens wish their parents knew about social media by Ana Homayoun | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
By Ana Homayoun

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We need to help parents be able to talk about this! It is no different from talking about any other subject. Keep it normal and your teens will talk. 
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Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Oh My! 4 Tools for Picting in the Classroom - EdSurge News

We’ve all heard it before: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” That famous idiom (or is it a cliche?) first appeared in a 1911 newspaper and has been widely used since. In today’s society, however, the phrase has taken on a whole new meaning. Using images instead of text to convey ideas—known as “picting”—is becoming the norm among today’s digital-first students.

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Some great ideas of how to use social media in a positive way in the classroom.
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Reasons to be blogging ... 1 2 3....

Reasons to be blogging ... 1 2 3.... | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
I'm often asked why I blog. What's the attraction? Is it worth the effort? How do I keep it going? Here are 5 reasons:

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I love to blog. It helps critically analyse what I am doing and hopefully share best practice with others. 
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Social Media Twitter: WHAT Is Its Attraction And WHY Is IT Important For EDUcation!?

Social Media Twitter: WHAT Is Its Attraction And WHY Is IT Important For EDUcation!? | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it

Social Media Twitter: WHAT Is Its Attraction And WHY Is IT Important For EDUcation!? First of all, one can't ignore existing trends which are already existing in Virtual World since ages and one SHOULD adapt for it in Real World, especially in Modern EDUcation! Social Media plays already a BIG role in business,…

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Twitter

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Gust-MEES

 


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Social media has an important role in digital citizenship. Learning to use it correctly and for educational purposes is a skill. 
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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 26, 2017 8:36 PM

Social Media Twitter: WHAT Is Its Attraction And WHY Is IT Important For EDUcation!? First of all, one can't ignore existing trends which are already existing in Virtual World since ages and one SHOULD adapt for it in Real World, especially in Modern EDUcation! Social Media plays already a BIG role in business,…

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Twitter

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Gust-MEES

 

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This coffee shop prank perfectly demonstrates the risk of sharing data online

This coffee shop prank perfectly demonstrates the risk of sharing data online | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
A coffee shop has pranked customers by revealing exactly how much personal information they know about them from one Facebook Like.

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Learn to set your privacy settings properly. 
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Karl Wabst's curator insight, July 8, 2016 7:55 PM

Give away your #privacy. Make a fraudsters day. 

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An Academic Use for Social Media

An Academic Use for Social Media | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
You can leverage micro-writing—tweets, Instagram posts, and the like—to help students improve their communication and writing skills.

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Social media in the classroom is a bold step forward.. Teachers need to learn how to use it themselves before it can become a useful tool within the classroom.
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To Build a Great Network, You Don’t Have to be a Great Networker


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Interesting article about networking and how it works.
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10 Strategies To Help Students Use Social Media For Critical Thinking - TeachThought via @kevmowat

10 Strategies To Help Students Use Social Media For Critical Thinking - TeachThought via @kevmowat | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
Use of social media platforms like twitter, facebook, and instagram can walk a fine line, teetering back and forth between connectivity and narcissism.

More immediately for educators, it illuminates our need to create empathetic learning experiences that connect learners for deeply human purposes. The greater the dysfunction, the greater the need to belong.

So then, let’s take a look at 10 ways we can help children–students, in this case–use social media critically. Critical thinking begins with the self and extends out. Rather than fight things like ‘screen time,’ maybe we can help them use that time in more constructive ways grounded in critical thinking.

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Social LEADia - An Important Read for Everyone

Social LEADia - An Important Read for Everyone | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
One of my first summer reads of the summer was Jennifer Casa-Todd's  Social LEADia .  This book covers all of the angles to hel
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Looking forward to reading this and sharing my thoughts on social media. 
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Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
“ Social media can provide great tools for education. Yet, many teachers remain reluctant to use them. Matt Davis has gathered some of the best resources to help teachers get started.”
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A useful guides for teachers on using social media, especially if you are not sure where to start.
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, February 21, 2015 6:39 AM
A great list of useful resources and ideas for teachers and educators to try.
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16 great Wordpress plugins every blogger should use – Bizwebjournal

16 great Wordpress plugins every blogger should use – Bizwebjournal | Social media don't be overwhelmed! | Scoop.it
While Wordpress is the best platform for your blog it needs a few great Wordpress plugins to give it the extra functionality so here is our list .

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