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10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic]

10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic]
Social media skills have an increasingly useful presence in modern classrooms. Teachers and students alike use them to connect and to expand learning. Social media doesn’t have to be a distraction. It can be a powerful learning tool if used properly. This begins with our most powerful classroom tool. That, of course, is a knowledgeable teacher. A teacher who knows about social media is a boon to the modern classroom. Social media also has applications to personal and professional development. The infographic below has 10 crucial social media competencies for teachers. He has covered some really essential skills here for your consideration. managing a PLNstaying informed about digital trendscommunication in and out of the classroom In addition to this infographic, here are some other resources you may find useful. If you want even more ideas for expanding your know-how, we can help. Here is Med’s terrific infographic.

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Rise and Shine! How to Boost Your Teacher Brand and Digital Reputation These days, your online presence is your resume. It’s also the best way to promote your personal and professional brand. Haven’t yet jumped on the social media bandwagon? Now is the time. If you’re a teacher, building your brand is more important than ever. Whether you are looking for a new job, advancing your career, or modeling best online practices for your students, there are simple steps that you can take to help you stay relevant and make you more valuable in the future. Making and not just reading QR Codes I saw a couple of great images yesterday on Twitter where a teacher was using QR Codes to share book reviews in one corner of the room and biographies of famous people from history in another. I know a lot of people are doing this but it was the combination that got me thinking about the ability of the students to generate their own QR Codes. I think they would love the opportunity to QR Code their work, their assignments or even a link to their next video. Here are a couple of apps that would let students create their own QR Codes - some allow the integration of images and coloured QR codes while others are more basic but free for students to download.

100+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media Imagine a world where resources were limited to what was found in the classroom or the school closet known as the "Curriculum Materials Room." Picture a world where students wrote letters with pen and paper to communicate with other students and adults outside of the building. Due to postage costs, the teacher either sent the letters in bulk or paid for stamps out of his or her own pocket. Can you recall a time when student interests like skateboarding or video were never used as part of learning curriculum because the tools needed were either too expensive or not yet conceptualized? Do you remember a time when non-traditional learners struggled, and absenteeism meant a high likelihood of students doing poorly in school, and possibly having to retake the course? If you experienced none of these scenarios, then you live in a world of possibility because you grew up with the many social media tools available to support all learners.

Making the leap: Students as creators, not consumers Back in the early 80’s, my sister and I used to play a game called ‘the floor is lava’. The game had tremendously high stakes, and not only because of the trouble we would be in if Mum caught us. We imagined that the lounge room carpet was a sea of molten rock, and we climbed from one piece of furniture to another as we chased each other around the room. One misstep, and we fell to certain death…

The Real Me Who are you? How, when and where would I get to know who you are? Should I assume that it has to be “in person”? To be honest I kind of hope not, because that really limits the potential of the connections I can make. Recently I had a very interesting (and informally structured) conversation with a group of diverse strangers responding to the prompt: “why is it so hard to have a proper conversation?” Since these were not educators, and they are not part of the community of learners I usually work with, I was very curious to see where this conversation would go.

How to Twitter Chat Spencer E Holtaway via Compfight *This was originally posted on Aug. 13, 2013. Updates were made on April 26, 2016. Embed media from other sources - Schoolbox Wiki Uploading Files If you are looking for how to simply upload files we recommend you review Uploading Files and Uploading Multiple Files. Embedding 3rd party content into Schoolbox If you want to embed 3rd content directly into WYSIWYG content areas when creating content in Schoolbox (For example when posting news, editing a textbox) you have a couple of options: Use the 'Insert'Edit Image'() button in the WYSIWYG editor to embed a previously uploaded image or upload a new image. Learn more on using the WYSIWYG editor.

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About via Edudemic Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and more fun for all involved. Yet as with anything related to technology, new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom.

The Power of Audience I love YouTube. I bet you do too. I love being able to learn what I want to learn, when I want to learn and actually getting to see someone teaching the skill (instead of just having to read about it). So why are so many teachers (and parents) reluctant to let children spend time watching YouTube videos? For some reason we think watching is not the same as learning, and that kids are just zoning out watching endless hours of garbage.

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