Tag: social media in education

Having just received an email from someone starting a new “technology” position in their school, they asked me what advice I would give.  I shared the following advice: My only suggestion for you is to start from the curriculum and work backwards from there, not try to force technology into the curriculum.  If teachers can … [Read more…]

Read More Don’t add. Make better.

The term “digital immigrants” and “digital natives” is almost as annoying as the fights are about the terminology.  These terms are often credited to Marc Prensky, and from when I have had the opportunity to have heard him speak, he doesn’t believe that kids have an innate ability to use technology over adults. They have … [Read more…]

Read More Kids are not better at technology than adults.

My good friend, Jennifer Casa-Todd, has released a wonderful book on the topic of social media and students, entitled, “Social Leadia; Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadership“.  This book not only provides a powerful “why” for students using social media in powerful and positive ways, it provides practical strategies for educators and parents while … [Read more…]

Read More Do you see distraction or opportunity? #SocialLeadia

I saw a link for an interesting video on “accelerating learning” for students and was intrigued simply by the title.  As I was listening to the content, the conversation was a lot of “we” (as in educators) figuring out what “they” (as in students) need.  A lot of deciding for them and “fixing” their deficits, … [Read more…]

Read More Focus on the “Learner”

Years ago, interviewing for a grade 2 position at my school, I asked the candidate, “How would they integrate technology with grade 2 students?”  Their response was along the lines of, “I don’t think students should be using technology in grade 2.”  When I asked her why, she said things like “it takes much time … [Read more…]

Read More Our Students

Starting “The Innovator’s Mindset” MOOC this week (#IMMOOC), a lot of people are jumping into blogging, and many people are reluctant and nervous.  Rightfully so. It can be a daunting task. But as you are doing it, think of this image created by my brother years ago: Many people focus on the technologies on the … [Read more…]

Read More The Arrows Go Back and Forth #IMMOOC

My good friend AJ Juliani is about to start a Genius Hour Master Course.  His passion for this topic and his ability to share his enthusiasm has made a significant difference with so many educators. As this is a paid course, you can sign up here, and he is also offering a 20% discount if … [Read more…]

Read More 10 Reasons to Try Genius Hour This School Year

Right now there is a conversation that is going on in #EDChat about the impact that social media has on education.  As many posts in the last little while have…

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