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. They might be generic or specific to your school.

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Gamification and school professional community

Community Capers

Many of you will also be thinking about how to further develop a professional community within your school. Shannan Retter had heard that I was interested in gamification of teacher professional learning and put forward her school’s Mission Possible as highly successful program.

New Orleans High School Sousaphone Player

Portals and KM

Here is a 18" x 24" acrylic painting of a sousaphone player in a high school band that accompanied the Treme Sidewalk Steppers second line in New Orleans on February 5.

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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.

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Connectivism in schools

Jenny Connected

The question has been raised again (by Allan Quartly in the Change11 Facebook group [link] ) about whether connectivism applies to schools. I was wondering whether anyone has been thinking about this course from a school’s perspective. From what I can see, a lot of the research seems to come from “adult” learning environments and then questions asked about why it isn’t being implemented in schools.

Not back to school insights

Mathemagenic

As everyone around is starting (or getting ready to start) another school year, we do too, in a sense. Reestablishing household routines after traveling, painting shelves to make a new bookcase and trying to wrap free-range learning into a plan, readable for an outsider (we are going through a quality assessment process with Stichting Keurmerk Thuisonderwijs ).

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Can a high school drop-out find a job with Net-Map?

Net-Map Toolbox

Karen is an 18 year old high school drop-out with a criminal record for shop-lifting, some limited work experience at McDonald’s, a boyfriend she rarely talks to and no idea how she can start earning enough money to move out of her mother’s place and start a more independent life.

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The Living School: Expulsion

Neighbourhoods

This looks fascinating : ‘The first session of  The Living School , a mobile project on questions of living together, will focus on the theme of  The Expelled , and will include presentations by Jane Rendell and Irit Rogoff.

Virtual high school reunion?

Endless Knots

My friend Bill writes, asking a question I'm also interested in as I can't make it to my important high school reunion this year. Anyone know? Hi Jessica, Have you ever heard of a H.S. class doing your virtual. meeting kind of stuff in lieu of going to the expense of flying or. driving from all over the place just to get to a disappointing town with few accommodations -- like Tenafly, NJ.?

The Living School: Expulsion

Neighbourhoods

This looks fascinating : ‘The first session of  The Living School , a mobile project on questions of living together, will focus on the theme of  The Expelled , and will include presentations by Jane Rendell and Irit Rogoff. They will consider the question of expulsion, eviction and displacement, giving a broader view onto the systematic upheaval of people.

At School, Collaboration is Cheating

Michael Sampson - Currents

Remember at school, "working together" was taken as cheating, and we got punished for that. I was talking with Nancy last week about collaboration, and one of the comments I made was how our educational system conditions us that collaboration is cheating. Once our young people hit the workforce, they have a lot to unlearn - and from their most formative years too - and a lot to learn afresh.

Standing Old School Management on its Head

Portals and KM

In the age of social business and collaboration it is generally accepted by those who think seriously about management in the 21 st century that top down micro-managing is a useless relic of the industrial age. It is nice to see another study confirming this. Lindsay Korizak, reports on a useful study by Bill McCleave in: Getting Back to Management Basics: Communicating, Listening and Trusting.

Understanding Open Educational Resources: Information for Schools

SocialTech

I''m happy to announce that Dr Björn Haßler, Helen Neo, and Janet Blair, who will working with Leicester City Council''s DigiLit Leicester project to create guidance for secondary school staff, designed to introduce and promote the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) across city schools.

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A Social Theory of Learning, Schools and Landscapes of Practice

Jenny Connected

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? So another question that was raised in the Academic BEtreat was - is a school classroom a community of practice?

Sign up for the Net-Map Summer School in Italy!

Net-Map Toolbox

Net-Map proudly presents… [drumroll]: The first ever Net-Map Summer School in Vicenza, Italy. We will offer two beginners classes on the 20-21 of June and the 27-28 of June, where you will learn how to use Net-Map to understand complex and messy issues that involve many different actors with different goals, formal and informal links and different levels of influence. We will use your own case studies to learn the method and prepare your first Net-Map intervention with you.

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Nohria new dean at Harvard Business School

Endless Knots

From the announcement* on the B-school's site: A scholar of leadership and organizational change, Nohria has. previously been the School's senior associate dean for faculty. Harvard University President Drew Faust just announced that Nitin Nohria , an insightful academic who early on recognized the importance of. networks to global business strategy, is the new dean of HBS. "He's an outstanding scholar, teacher, and mentor, with a global.

Twitter for School Staff Professional Development

SocialTech

All school staff benefit from engagement with continuing professional development (CPD) – keeping up to date in their subject and curriculum area, and in teaching approaches and methods.

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School. On reflection.

Chris Collison

We spent some time with extended family over new year, and I overheard one of the younger boys, Ted, recounting his tales of mischief at school – and the subsequent punishments he had received.

Mixing Old and New School Communication

Portals and KM

I trust the medical establishment will not abandon the old school ways of sharing information and I do not want them to. Tom Davenport recently posted a nice piece, Why 1.5 Is Greater Than 2.0 , that discussed the benefits of mixing old and media. Always the rock of reason, Tom wrote that asking which is better Web 1.0 or Web 2.0 is actually a false dichotomy. They complement each other. I would agree. Enterprise 2.0

Twitter for School Staff Professional Development

SocialTech

All school staff benefit from engagement with continuing professional development (CPD) – keeping up to date in their subject and curriculum area, and in teaching approaches and methods.

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Icfai Business School's Effective Executive Interviews. us!

Endless Knots

We (not the royal - just Jeff Stamps and I) were pleased to participate in an interview on "Building High Performance Teams" for the May 2009 issue of Icfai Business School 's publication, Effective Executive. Quite distinguished company we're in: others in the series include, well, all the big business-writer-types. You can download the interview by registering.and the print publication is quite lovely too. I love this interview process.

DigiLit Leicester - Secondary School Digital Literacy Framework and Survey

SocialTech

busy, working with schools across Leicester to design and implement a. school practice. We''ve linked this to a survey open to all schools in. the city''s Building Schools for the Future Programme - in order to. secondary schools both old and new.

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Safety and the militarisation of schools

Neighbourhoods

A couple of months ago I had to deliver something to a primary school during the day in term time. I certainly dislike the tendency to militarise our schools and see it as consistent with a culture of private car use and the development of gated communities.

More Years of Schooling for Fewer and Fewer Jobs

How to Save the World

T his week’s (July 9/16) New Yorker has a terrific one-page summary by James Surowiecki of why so many job vacancies are left unfilled “for want of any sufficiently qualified candidates” while so many people (especially young people with university degrees) are unable to find work.

School-run parking

Neighbourhoods

David Hembrow posts about a school stopping ban in the town of Groningen, NL, which he says makes it illegal to stop with a car adjacent to the schools between 8 am and 4 pm on week days. As David says, 'By British or American standards, the rate of children being taken to school by car is already extremely low.' So when I look at the (altogether typical, but scary) images David offers of examples of parking outside a school in England, I find it disheartening.

Faith schools and cohesion

Neighbourhoods

It puzzles me that people continue to defend faith schools, which to me are one of the most awkward embedded obstacles to cohesion in our society. Peter Hall draws attention to it and offers some interesting reflections here on Regen and Renewal : 'Many parents want their children to be educated in diverse schools, but get alarmed if there's a sudden surge in the numbers of one particular group.

Taking lessons back to school…

Chris Collison

So, just for fun - what does a well designed lesson look like in a school ? . Let’s take a primary school lesson as an example (especially as I have a primary teacher conveniently sitting beside me right now!).

More evidence that driving kids to school isn’t helpful

Neighbourhoods

Quick heads-up for another Sarah Goodyear article in the Atlantic , discussing research showing an association between exercise on the way to school with ability to concentrate.

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School Educational Technologist Post - Job Description and Matrix

SocialTech

consultation with secondary schools, to create a new school post -. defined - will be of particular interest to schools who make use of ICT. Managed Service provision, although schools who provide their ICT. The overall purpose of the post is described as: To provide support to the school/college in identifying. To ensure the development and technical maintenance of the schools online presence, resources and activity.

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School grounds: ambiguously-public spaces

Neighbourhoods

I was ejected from school grounds the other day, hasn't happened to me for years. Only ever at weekends of course, or during school holidays, when there was no-one around. A couple of other local schools, with grass running tracks marked out in summer, which is always useful, have long since been fenced and gated, so of course the spaces are largely unusued for a lot of the time.

What not to say to a residential school survivor, and what to do.

Chris Corrigan

For something like 100 years, generation after generation of indigenous children in Canada were rounded up at age five and taken away from their families and communities and placed in residential schools, where they were taught English, taught western values and Christianized. Today we heard stories about residential school experiences, as we do anytime Elders gather.

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How Teachers can Manage Student Contact on Facebook

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Now you may be one of those teachers that doesn’t want to connect with students outside of your designated work hours at school. Teachers are “teachery” in school and “private persons” out of school.

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A Nice Holiday Gift for School Kids Everywhere

Influence

Like the title suggest s, the new law provides kids with healthier, more nutritious food options at school and gives free lunch access to a larger number of chil dren in need.

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.

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Connected Libraries: project summary and recommendations

SocialTech

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.

Reflective learning and metacognition Frank O’Hara style

Jenny Connected

Frank O’Hara is one of the New York School poets. Tagged: #modpo , Frank O''Hara , metacognition , New York School poets , reflective learning , reflective writing. ModPo #modpo Frank O''Hara metacognition New York School poets reflective learning reflective writing

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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.

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Old School Operational Excellence at the core of Social Media Success for Brands

Ant's Eyeview Blog

I say yes! I am more ops guy than marketer – truth be told – so this post ( Great Examples of how operations can become marketing ) over on Zeus Jones blog really resonated. Zeus tells this story pretty well and lists a number of examples worth reviewing in the original blog post. In our work at Ant’s Eye View, we work with a mix of product and service companies.

Phase I Knowledge and Innovation Network at Warwick Business School

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Sustainability of smart digitally enhanced learning ecosystems

Taming the spaces

We have published an article that models sustainability issues in digitally enhanced schools. The digital innovation sustainability bottlenecks in schools are related with actuating the organizations as systems, that is influenced by ill-developed feedback loops of data-, learning- and information flows for the purpose of intra-organizational innovation driven transformation as well as for transforming the […].

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