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24 Social Media Shortcuts – Education Article

Sometimes, when you’re sharing the benefits of a professional Social Media presence, it can become a bit bewildering and overwhelming. I get that! With so many choices, it can make your head swim and quickly turn intimidating, and it’s easy to say “no way, not yet, not now, no how!”  And you let it slide for another week, month, or year! I’ve been there! So, I wanted to create a cheat sheet, an At-A-Glance Worksheet that would demystify the steps…

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Why every teacher should have a PLN (podcast episode for ‘Making Better Teachers’) – Mr. Hill’s Musings – Education Article

I was honoured to be invited on the Making Better Teachers podcast with Kevin O’Shea. Kevin is an inspirational educator and a valued member of my PLN. He established his popular Just Japan podcast but recently turned his creative efforts back to education. The first ten episodes include some great guests and cover a range of useful topics for teachers. Truth be told, I was nervous about doing this. I enjoy the comfort of blogging and the luxury of deleting, editing and revising my…

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21st Century Learning Conference 2019 – Mr. Hill’s Musings – Education Article

This weekend, I was lucky enough to attend the 11th Annual 21st Century Learning Conference (my first time at this event) and it was even better than I knew it would be. The only thing better than the presentations was the company. It was the biggest collection of amazing teachers that I have ever witnessed. So inspiring and energising! It felt like my entire PLN was there and it was very special to finally meet some of these connections face…

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I did it! Google Certified Innovator #SYD19 – Mr. Hill’s Musings – Education Article

On Tuesday afternoon, I received an email from the Certified Innovator Program with ‘congratulations’ in the subject. I couldn’t believe it. I read the whole email twice just to make sure I hadn’t misinterpreted. Without thinking, I then slammed my hand on the desk in celebration (to the shock of the colleagues around me). I don’t recall any other email or piece of news ever making me feel that overjoyed! Five days later, I’m still pinching myself! I’m going to…

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Elevate Your Mindset – Mr. Hill’s Musings – Education Article

This week, I had the great pleasure of meeting Trevor MacKenzie, author of Dive Into Inquiry and Inquiry Mindset. He was briefly in Hong Kong with his two-day workshop. I was unable to attend but that didn’t stop us from getting together in the evening. After one or two drinks with our mutual friend, Jennifer Wathall (author of  Concept-Based Mathematics), I showed him some of the sights of Hong Kong. Trevor is exactly as he seems on Twitter: a genuinely nice guy…

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Telling our Student’s Stories – Education Article

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students have stories to tell. As educators, we can impact our profession by sharing the stories of student successes (and perhaps struggles.) In today’s episode, Jamie Ewing talks about his new YouTube channel and why he finds sharing student stories to be a powerful way to help the profession of teaching. For over 30 years, Advancement Courses has been a leader in professional development, providing expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses…

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How to Crowdfund Your Teacher Certification – Education Article

We hear it all the time- “I’d love to do this program, but I can’t afford it!” We hear you. The cost of getting a teaching certification (usually involving going back to school and paying thousands to get a degree, while taking time off from a paid job) is something few people can afford to do. Too much time, too much money. That’s where we come in. Designed by the Department of Education to bring teacher certification within reach of…

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Introducing our YouTube channel ‘For Teachers’ (by Katie Tollitt) – Mr. Hill’s Musings – Education Article

This week, I would like to pass creative control over to my friend Katie Tollitt, creator of For Teachers YouTube channel. Like me, Katie is keen to share her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm with the teaching community. Alongside friend and co-creator Ryan Speed, she creates content about her current teaching role in Hong Kong as well as her experience teaching in the UK. As their first ever subscriber back in January, it has been exciting for me to watch the channel grow…

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Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program @coolcatteacher – Education Article

Hi! I’m Sam Fecich a professor, educator, and huge fan of pumpkin spice lattes (PSL)! Seriously, guys, I am the type of person who is counting down the days in August until PSLs are back on the menu. Most days of the week you can find me in my office at Grove City College working with students or teaching preservice teachers about educational technology or special education. During my courses, preservice teachers learn how to hone their digital presence, unite…

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A Principal’s Reflections: The Skinny on Hashtags – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: The Skinny on Hashtags The Skinny on Hashtags Upon getting on Twitter in 2009, I was not only baffled about how to use the social media site but also about all the symbols associated with it.  There was no apparent rhyme or reason to using these in any messages whether long or short. One of them was the hashtag (#). Before Twitter I referred to this as the “pound sign” on the telephone and only used it…

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If we don’t engage online, we cede mindshare to others who will | @mcleod – Education Article

[Every week a ‘Monday Morning Message (MMM)’ email goes out to all doctoral students from a faculty or staff member in the CU Denver School of Education and Human Development. Here’s my second one, which came out today.] [Please join Dr. Heather Johnson and me for one or both of our two Spring 2019 social media workshops for SEHD faculty and students!] In my previous MMM, I noted the power of having an active and visible online presence as part of…

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What’s Your New Year’s Resolution? We Have Five Ways to Help You Keep It! – National Geographic Education Blog – Education Article

Did you know that the United States government has a resource to help you achieve some of the most common resolutions? (Yes, the PDF is still available during the shutdown.) I’ll bet most people can guess the resolutions that made the list: losing weight, managing stress, saving money and getting a better education, among others. Did your resolution focus on education? If so, congrats! You’re already making moves toward success by reading our blog. Here are some other fun ways to…

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Teacher-Blogger Request 2019 | Could You Be a @TeacherToolkit Writer? – Education Article

Reading Time: 3 minutes Could you be the next blogger for Teacher Toolkit? Ross Morrison McGill started blogging in 2001, and through a mixture of life-changing events, started writing content on Teacher Toolkit almost 10 years ago over here on Blogger in 2010 (don’t laugh!); he soon moved over to WordPress in 2012 and coded the TT website as you see it today. After writing 1,000+ blogs Ross opened up Teacher Toolkit to other teachers in January 2017 and two years later, we have…

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Educational Technology Guy: Social Media and Kids – what you should know – Education Article

How Kids Are Using Mainstream Social Apps What You Should Know About Your Child’s Social Media Platforms The Most Popular Social Apps Among Teens and How They’re Using Them What Are the Mainstream Social Apps and How Are Teens Using Them? Guest Post: Hilary Bird is a digital journalist who writes about the things that fascinate her the most: relationships, technology, and how they impact each other. As more and more people become more and more reliant on their tech…

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10 Things to Think About Before You Post – Education Article

Over the years we’ve had a great educational partnership with our NYC friends at Flocabulary. I’m even a proud MC Educator or Flocabulary #HipHopEd Ambassador. See? We’ve been using their Week in Rap news feature in our school since they landed on the hip hop education or #HipHopEd scene in 2008! Not familiar with them? Check, check, check, it out!   Murray Hill even earned a video shout out in 2013! W00t! (We were SO proud!)   10 Things to…

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IG Holiday Highlights & More! – Education Article

Hello Blogosphere and Edu friends! Here are some of our recent IG Highlights from the Holidays, #makermondaycrafternoon, Winter Smash, #MHTVNews, and our MHMS Memory Book Cover artist winner! WARNING: Because this post contains a LOT of Instagram embedded posts, it may take a bit longer to load. At the very bottom of the page I have links to why having a professional School or Library or School Library Instagram is important. Now, most of our kids love, I mean LOVE…

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