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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5 Ways To Share And Market Your Teacher Blog – The Edublogger – Education Article

Are you an educator with a blog? Would you like a bigger audience and a stronger professional network?This practical post goes through five things you can do to share and market your blog: Make posts ‘shareable’ Use social media Set up an email subscription Encourage others to share your posts Be an audience If you don’t yet have a blog, that’s no problem. You can get one for free by heading over to the Edublogs homepage. And if you want…

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Take a Shelfie Not a Selfie – Education Article

I’ve talked about the  Art of the Shelfie before, but I had a recent rant I just wanted to share with you. I started with “Hey girl” as a nod to the “Hey girl” meme and my preoccupation with the hit book, “Girl, Wash Your Face” by @msrachelhollis. It was really just to get your attention, I know educator guys might benefit from this rant, too! I’m equal opportunity judgey. You know what’s great about having a professional Twitter &…

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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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Why You Should NOT Quit Facebook or Twitter – Education Article

Powerful tools can be used, by definition, in BIG ways. “With great power comes great responsibility.” Social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, are globe spanning technological marvels. Unfortunately, these platforms have been used maliciously and abusively in recent years to radicalize politics, fuel genocide, and fracture cultural bonds in communities worldwide. At the same time, however, these powerful platforms have been used to positively connect people, empower organizations, and democratize free expression around our planet more than any previous…

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When Teachers Behave Badly | TeacherToolkit – Education Article

Reading Time: 5 minutes What should reasonably be expected of a teacher? When teachers behave badly it makes local or national news, and bringing the profession into disrepute is not something you want on your CV. There is a self-assessment at the end of this post… A recent survey revealed that teachers are highly thought of by the public at large. This is wonderful news. According to the Ipsos MORI Veracity Index 2018, teachers are the third most trusted profession in the…

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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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A Principal’s Reflections: Why Connect? – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Why Connect? Why Connect? I was honored to have been interviewed for Educational Leadership, ASCD’s flagship magazine, on the power of Twitter as part of a Personal Learning Network (PLN). You can read the article HERE.  Since only snippets of my responses were embedded into the piece I wanted to share the specific questions that were asked and my thoughts on each. As you will see, the true power of connected learning is what you glean from…

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