Social Media for Schools #NBN October 2016

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Hey there, teachers and school type people, tomorrow (Tuesday 19th October) I’m running some webinars with TTEDSC and NBN on how Schools can us Social Media Marketing Strategies. Please use the following form to suggest specific questions or topics.

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The politics of translation and the role of staff in Sudbury schools


This is a strange experience: I’m into the topics of self-directed education for quite a while but didn’t dive in-depth into the specifics of Sudbury schools until recently. So I asked about existing translations of terminology and got into a chat with Russian-speaking people doing a lot of translations of SDE materials and putting those ideas into practice locally in different forms. The Sudbury Model of Education | Hudson Valley Sudbury School.

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Factors Determining Digital Learning Ecosystem Smartness in Schools

Taming the spaces

Based on the observation grid to investigate schools as learning ecosystems the unified dataset was formed to answer the questions i was interested in how digital [… It has taken a while to jointly prepare an empirical data-collection in three countries from different economic background together with my two PhD students James Quaicoe and Eka Jeladze.

2018 100

A Social Theory of Learning, Schools and Landscapes of Practice

Jenny Connected

Whilst theory, practice and learning are closely entwined, I came away from the BEtreat reminded that I have always used theory to ‘inform’ my existing practice, rather than use theory to ‘form’ my practice. Should we teach trainee teachers about learning theories before we send them into school and let them loose on children, or should we send them into school and engage them in practice, before we introduce them to learning theories?

More Years of Schooling for Fewer and Fewer Jobs

How to Save the World

The most appropriate, responsible and sustainable form of small, community-based enterprise is the co-operative, and the curriculum for Making a Living For Yourself should be based on co-op creation.

Those close by, form a Tie

TNT - The Network Thinker

Both sets of research support what I have observed in social network analysis projects: those close by, form a tie -- and as a result get things done. Aharonson, visiting assistant professor of organization and strategy at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St.

Taking lessons back to school…

Chris Collison

Is it learned when it is codified and made available for others, in specific or abstract form? So, just for fun - what does a well designed lesson look like in a school ? .

Educating the under-privileged

Jenny Connected

This small school was founded in 1990 by P. Since its foundation, the school has grown and now takes about 70 children between the ages of 5 and 20. Whilst the school offers a basic education in all subjects, it specializes in the performing arts and believes in the power of art, music, dance and drama to transform the lives of these young people giving them a ‘voice’ and the confidence to use this voice to express themselves and develop their potential.

2012 170

A Nice Holiday Gift for School Kids Everywhere


Kids around the country received an early and much-needed gift this December in the form of — you guessed it — broccoli and green beans.

Connected Libraries: project summary and recommendations


As ICT Strategy Lead (Children's Capital) at Leicester City Council, I'm responsible for investment, management and development work relating to technology on the city-wide secondary school building programme. All Leicester BSF schools were invited to participate. 6 schools took part.

Educating the under-privileged

Jenny Connected

This small school was founded in 1990 by P. Since its foundation, the school has grown and now takes about 70 children between the ages of 5 and 20. Whilst the school offers a basic education in all subjects, it specializes in the performing arts and believes in the power of art, music, dance and drama to transform the lives of these young people giving them a ‘voice’ and the confidence to use this voice to express themselves and develop their potential.

2012 100

Leadership porn

Ken Carroll

B-school professors pride themselves on scientific methods and empirical research. The book reveals something about the math and science mindset that dominates our schools and the business culture. And it’s completely useless in any real sense, unless you think the 4 platitudes that form its argument are news: ’Make your strategy clear and focused.’ Creative leadership Leadership b-school leadership porn

2011 134

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Language and social distance

Ken Carroll

About Ken Carroll « Constructionism works FrenchPod is a PLS » Language and social distance Most traditonal language teaching focused on grammar, tests, and structures - the forms, in other words - often to the exclusion of the way that people actually spoke the target language.

Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Linear and non-linear learning

Ken Carroll

About Ken Carroll « Stunted Skype, social networks and language learning » Linear and non-linear learning Obligatory pic of horrific looking 19th cen school that should add impact to the post. School knowledge is pre-determined by a centralized authority, and delivered in a linear format to a mass audience. Far too many school kids just stick to the script and fail to discover the rest. This learning life-skill should be a major focus of schooling.

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Influence | Forum One: Internet Strategy, Social Media, User Experience and Web Site Development


Skip to Navigation Careers News Client login About Us Services Our Work Blogs Events Contact Us Home › Blogs › Influence Social Networking and #AIDS2010 Suzanne Rainey in Influence 15 Jul 2010 There’s a flurry of action this week as we await the start of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (#AIDS2010) in Vienna, Austria, next week. I wish I was able to attend, but am glad that many of my clients have the opportunity to go. The conference is held every two years, and is always.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Stunted

Ken Carroll

About Ken Carroll « Re-thinking language instruction Linear and non-linear learning » Stunted In this New York Times article , David Brooks describes the relationship between China’s ruling elite and its school system. From the minute they leave school at 3-ish, to the minute their head hits the pillow some 8-10 hours later, they are studying at private tutoring centers. It was only after I left school did I find an interest in languages and art.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Re-thinking language instruction

Ken Carroll

Stunted » Re-thinking language instruction By the time we finished school, 90% of my generation hated the mandatory Irish lessons. It’s more like a constellation of bad pedagogy, irrelevant objectives, a school system that was calcified in another era, etc. As far as I can see most kids leave schools to this day, with an abysmal record on language learning. Time My school language text books already seem to have been much different from yours.

Green Chameleon » The Real Test of Value

Green Chameleon blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about The Real Test of Value Here is a video on making a difference from the Simple Truths of Service series, courtesy of Paul McDowall ( Canadian School of Public Service ). Maybe I should have formed a queue like Johnny to hand out those KM Bullets.

2007 100

Social Media Use Continues to Expand in US Higher Education

Portals and KM

Additionally, schools are now moving away from some tools and embracing others, demonstrating a more strategic approach to their online communications.   In 2007-2008 61% percent of the respondents reported they used at least one form of social media. One year later, 85% of college admissions offices were using at least one form of social media. Twitter is next and 84% of respondents have a school Twitter account (up from 59%) and 66% have a blog (up from 51%).

2011 175

The Meaning of ‘Flow’ in Education

Jenny Connected

He wondered why then did schools treat children as if they were rats in a maze, ignoring the importance of process and focussing instead on outcome and reward. Stability in the experiential world is always stability provided by a form through which things continue to flow’. .

2019 193

E-Learning 3.0 : Task 2

Jenny Connected

You can do this any time through to the end of the course, so be sure to specify which course module it applies to (if you are not providing a feed to be harvested, you can email the url to me (I’ll be setting up a ‘task submission form’ soon).

2018 130

Badges are not sufficient

Jenny Connected

We can also gather data outside the school or program, looking at actual results and feedback from the workplace. ePortfolios and Open Badges are only the first wave in what will emerge as a wider network-based form of assessment that makes tests and reviews unnecessary.

2018 139

Creating citizenship communities


The school curriculum is currently a bit of a policy hot potato. Some schools struggle to deliver anything much beyond the core curriculum, while the fact that there are so many old Etonians in positions of power and influence is explained by an ‘ ethos of public service.’.

2013 51

Libraries and Collaborative Research Communities

Making CommunitySense

Already a while ago, but still worth a post: on August 5, I was an invited speaker at the Ticer Digital Libraries a la Carte 2009 summer school. In 2008, I attended their fascinating keynote summer school lecture by Stephen Abram. Every year, they organize a summer school, which is well attended by librarians, publishers, researchers, lecturers, and IT specialists interested in the latest developments in (digital) libraries.

How the way we talk can change the way we work. and think

The Bumble Bee

I am reading an intriguing book How the way we talk can change the way we work written by two psychologists of adult learning at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

2012 170

Self-direction and the New Leadership Skills

Ken Carroll

However, its main objective is not material gain (though it often follows) but rather on a form of actualization, or a culture of actualization, even. Leaders absolutely must become better students of human nature and human motivation than our business-schools would have us believe.

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Integrating a 1-to-1 tablet initiative at primary level

e-Moderation Station

I met Dimitris last year at a TESOL Greece conference, and was impressed by the 1-to-1 tablet initiative at his school. Feeling your school should introduce innovation and enter the digital era but you are not sure how? ICT educators: Dimitris Primalis. Image by gterez.


Viv Mcwaters

July 20th 1969 was a school day. I was in Form 2, or as it’s now known, Year 8. My school was large, with over 1000 students. Were there enough televisions at the school? I must have been persuasive enough for my mum to let me stay home from school and watch it with her, on our scratchy black and white television. It was just eight days before my 14th birthday. I didn’t like it much, and I was anxious.

2012 116

Monday Video – Cognitive Bias VideoSong

Nancy White

First, it is a great overview on cognitive bias and second, it is in the form of a song. Your Advanced Placement high school students are lucky to have you. YouTube – Cognitive Bias VideoSong. Brilliant! Thanks to Irene Guijt for pointing it out!

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Push the Boundaries

Michael Sampson - Currents

Like many of you, I spent much of my early years at school. My most vivid recollection from those years took place at Kelston Boys High School in Auckland. I was 15, in Form 5. We were in a school assembly - and the Head of Form (I think that's who he was), told us the following story: " We have just had test exams for end of year. Once I add in time at University, I was there from age 5 to 22.

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The Forest and the Trees: Managing in Business Ecosystems

Partnering Resources

Business ecosystems are formed by the dynamic interplay between interconnected organizations that depend on one another for mutual survival. The short answer: What you learned in business school didn’t prepare you for this new world (unless, of course, you had professors like James F.

2013 235

Questions and answers

Viv Mcwaters

Finding the right answer, or even the best answer, was rewarded when I went to school. Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world…they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds — justifications, confirmations, forms of consolation without which they can’t go on. Admittedly, that was a long time ago. I’ve spent the rest of my life learning how to ask questions.

2014 116

New Orleans Restaurant Update May 2011

Portals and KM

We went to a selection of old school and new school places. We found Willie Mae's Scotch House to be the best old school place and Patois to be the best new school. We went to Willie Mae's Scotch House right form the airport.

2011 194

Social networks and social networking

Portals and KM

My friend Jessica also blogged about Mike's post, and I love her insertion of a quote from Alexis deTocqueville about Americans and our way of forming associations. I read that this morning just after an email from my own small Town's emerging group of activists concerned about the future of our schools. I've been doing social network analysis since 2001. With the upswing over the past few years of the social networking sites the language has got a bit blurry.

Education Technology Action Group consultation


The purpose of the group is to make recommendations that will “aim to best support the agile evolution of the FE, HE and schools sectors in anticipation of disruptive technology for the benefit of learners, employers & the UK economy", identifying “ any barriers to the growth of innovative learning technology that have been put in place (inadvertently or otherwise) by the Governments, as well as thinking about ways that these barriers can be broken down.”.


Jenny Connected

There is discussion in Google + where a School Study Group has formed. There were plenty of project proposals posted to the Dream Bazaar and evidence of groups forming and projects being started. There is lot of evidence that there was plenty of activity in Week 1.

2013 189

Take your pick - Facilitating, leading, managing, hosting, community-ship


As things interact with other things patterns form and you can never reverse. …true communities form around a common interest in a topic Their purpose is not to create content…the content is a by-product of how the members interact in exploring their common interest.

Notes on “Using SharePoint as the Canvas for Student Creativity and Inspired Solutions” (Lou Zulli)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Lou is talking about the use of SharePoint at Lakewood High School, and how students are deeply involved. Among high school students, 86% or more of students have a smart phone. A replacement for choosing schedules based on paper forms. ” - … built a regular portal / intranet for all of Lakewood High School. Some notes: - Lakewood has been using SharePoint since 2001. SharePoint 2010 was the eye-opening experience; “look at what we can do with this.”

2014 109

The 1-minute guide to plagiarism

e-Moderation Station

So plagiarism doesn’t only mean copying content verbatim, although this is the easiest form of plagiarism to spot. Clearly it’s important for students to understand the various forms plagiarism can take (see below for more on this). *

2016 83

Data is beautiful (but not many learning professionals believe this)

Joitske Hulsebosch

Think of it as a form of feedback to collect and analyze feedback. Level 3: the level of an organization or network At the level of an organization or school learning analytics is a bit more complex. I read the book '' Big learning data ''.

2014 164

Voicethread: a creative way to use video online in training or workshops

Joitske Hulsebosch

Are there any creative forms? In a school setting, teachers noticed that a screen automatically attracts attention , and decided to use Prezi rather than powerpoint to make it more visually appealing. With a group I explored the creative use of video by trainers and facilitators.

2013 184

Water: Smartphones for vocab

e-Moderation Station

2 I asked the students to individually explore the school and/or grounds, and to take three photos of things connected to water with their smart phones. The students clearly enjoyed the activity – there are two of them in the school grounds taking photos at the top of this post.

2013 112

Thinking about unschooling


The bottom line is: in a year Alexander is supposed to go to school and I am not sure that it’s a good idea. Not because schools are necessarily bad, but because I tend to question things that are taken for granted and to distrust external authorities, especially when they try to tell me how things should be. Think about the school system, and what it teaches.

2010 98