Social Media In The Classroom

50 Of The Best Education Accounts On Twitter

50 Of The Best Education Accounts On Twitter By TeachThought Staff Which are the best education accounts on twitter to follow? Well, that depends on how you define ‘best.’ Education is a constantly evolving organism, with individual humans and institutions making up the cells and organs that keep it running. Whether you agree with what […]

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What’s A Twitter Chat? An Example And Definition For 2018

What’s A Twitter Chat? An Example And Definition For 2018 by TeachThought Staff What’s a twitter chat? Where can you see an example of a twitter chat? How do twitter chats work? All good questions. In 2017/2018, social media is undergoing changes in trend and usage–more visual and focused on engagement rather than simple funneling […]

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What Your Social Media Habits Say About Your Teaching Style

  You’re a lurker—love social media, but more the media than the social, so you stay in the background—looking, skimming, saving, and skimming and looking some more, but always quietly, and always just out of sight. You spend an hour or two tops online—just the basics—messages, some shopping that saves you time and money, and browsing a select […]

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8 Reflective Questions To Help Any Student Think About Their Learning

8 Reflective Questions To Help Any Student Think About Their Learning by TeachThought Staff For in-person professional development from TeachThought on reflection in learning or any other topic your school or district might need, contact us today. What’s the big deal about thinking about something that already happened? In our ’10 Characteristics Of A Highly-Effective Learning […]

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10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network

10 Reasons Every Teacher Needs A Professional Learning Network by TeachThought Staff What’s a professional learning network? According to Marc-André Lalande,  “a Personal Learning Network is a way of describing the group of people that you connect with to learn their ideas, their questions, their reflections, and their references. Your PLN is not limited to […]

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Helping Students Tell Their Story Through Social Media

Helping Students Tell Their Story Through Social Media by TeachThought Staff Human beings are storytellers by nature. Children especially love to hear stories, but aren’t always so keen on telling their own. Partly because they’re kids. Telling stories is more about the imagination and the curiosity and even the tall tales, and less about articulating […]

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Internet Safety Cheat Sheet For Digital Media Use In Schools

Internet Safety Cheat Sheet For Digital Media Use In Schools by TeachThought Staff Digital media use is exploding in education. Unfortunately, internet safety is something many teachers–and worse, students-take for granted. While many teachers–and librarians–are concerned with breaking copyright laws, controlling digital media use is often an afterthought. Or worse, so heavily scrutinized that district filters kill […]

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Using Social Media To Tell Your Classroom’s Story

Using Social Media To Tell Your Classroom’s Story by Terry Heick Educators have embraced social media to establish networks, communicate with students, get new ideas for curriculum, and advocate for initiatives in education they believe in. But there is still untapped potential in these mobile technologies. Twitter, facebook, pinterest, tumblr, instagram, and even education-centered platforms […]

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