Category Archives: Social media

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Not every profession has its own special appreciation week, but when it comes to a job as important as teaching, the entire nation shows up to express their gratitude.

While Teacher Appreciation Week gives us an excellent opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions of educators, it’s also a reminder for all of us – wherever we are — to celebrate teachers every day of the year. I hope you’ll … Continue reading

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Social Media for Teaching and Learning

Since 2009, Pearson has been researching faculty use of social media. As a learning company that promotes the effective use of technology, Pearson is acutely aware of how important it is to understand these emerging media, the opportunities they offer … Continue reading

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Countdown to the 2014 Microsoft in Education Global Forum Begins!

Are you ready? Are you excited to discover brilliant ideas and hear from the world’s most innovative education thought leaders? Are you ready to get fresh ideas and the tools to make them a reality in your classroom? Well, we … Continue reading

William Blake

A Challenge to Educators: Take Hold of the Social Media Phenomenon – William Blake, USA

Amy Ahola

“Hands down, social media is the most exciting innovation in education today. With the use of networking sites, I have all of the experts who are working in the field at my fingertips.” – Amy Ahola, USA

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Focus: Greatest Hashtags for Educators

  It’s no secret that collaboration, in addition to being a critical 21st century skill for students, is also a key driver of professional development for educators. Whether working with colleagues in their own schools, meeting like-minded professionals at conferences, … Continue reading

julie hembree

“The best part is that any teacher can bring tech tools into their lessons. You don’t have to be a digital native. It works for digital converts, too!” – Julie Hembree, USA

Colette Cassinelli

“Our profession is challenging and many schools and administrators have cut positions because they have not experienced what a dynamic school library program can be. The Library is the learning commons of the school and should be involved in every aspect of student learning.” – Colette Cassinelli, USA

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“Gifted kids, second language learners, children with special needs, and average kids can make great advances in academics, self-esteem, and confidence with a steady diet of music and the arts, because it involves so many different learning modalities.” – Jon Schwartz, USA

anthony cody

“The best opportunity for innovation lies in the innate curiosity and creativity of our students and teachers. If we can only unleash it by abandoning the idea that excellence will come from standards and tests.” – Anthony Cody, USA

Dave Mendell

“It is… critical to treat teachers like the professionals we are. Allow us the flexibility and judgment to try new and innovative approaches to teaching kids. Administrators who help teachers reflect on their practice naturally encourage them to try new things.” – Dave Mendell, USA

“We need to reform how lessons are delivered. Technology is a tool for integration, but without a change in the design of learning and daily lessons, nothing will change.” – Krissy Venosdale, USA

“We have a great opportunity to use digital technologies and the Internet in creative and innovative ways to engage and entertain language students.” – Kieran Donaghy, Spain

Focus post: The Truth About Facebook and Grades

Focus post: Can Twitter in the Classroom Help Students Get Better Grades?

Focus post: Student Engagement on Facebook

“I think it’s very important to evaluate any new curricular intervention, and in today’s world when technology is seen as a panacea, it is increasingly important to be critical of its integration in education.” – Rey Junco, USA

“Worldwide, teachers feel like elephants in chains. They can’t move anywhere with the guidelines and curriculums and policies thrown upon them. They feel like they can’t take risks.” – Shelly Sanchez Terrell, USA

“Don’t be afraid to experiment and fail. Because you will fail. Over and over. Things will go wrong, things won’t work, approaches won’t be effective, and people will resist change. And then celebrate every small win.” – Chris Dawson, USA

“Every time I write something, I think about how each individual learns, and what to do to make that experience a good experience, with or without technology.” – Ken Royal, USA