Student PLNs: Three Ways to Add Social Media to your Curriculum

Over the last few years, I’ve been on a campaign to have more teachers integrate social media into their classrooms - to teach students about the power of a personalized learning network based on one’s passions. As the quote above asks, how do we help our students to use social media to explore and develop their passions?  First, we have to bring it into our classrooms; we have to talk about what students should do on social media and not just want they shouldn’t do. Second, we have to help our students value veracity over virality and creation over spectation. The best way to achieve these goals is to allow students to explore passions with professionals in digital networks. And the best way to bring that into our classrooms is to use our curriculum to try to ignite those passions through our instruction and assessments.

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Classcraft is the Presenting Sponsor of OnEducation!

We are THRILLED to announce that Classcraft is the new presenting sponsor for OnEducation! This sponsorship is, in every sense, going to be a partnership. We’re excited to work with them at conferences and to get the word out about Classcraft and how it can truly transform your classroom. Hear more thoughts on the agreement on this week’s episode of OnEducation

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OnEducation Inks Deal With HBO!

A partnership months in the making is finally ready to be revealed! OnEducation and HBO are teaming up to take one of the best podcasts about “Teachers, Teaching, and everything in between” on tour, and onto your television in Summer 2019. Hot on the heals of the success of HBO’s Pod Save America project, and following that model, OnEducation will feature Mike Washburn (@misterwashburn) and Glen Irvin (@irvspanish), interviewing some of the best and brightest minds in the world of education.

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Introducing #ChatOnEducation!

While it has taken a little longer than we expected to find the right way to do it (and, if we were honest, the critical mass of listener-ship to do it right) we’re ready to jump-start the conversation. We don’t always say things people agree with, and we don’t all share the same opinion. We think that’s what makes conversation great. We want to be exposed to other experiences and styles. We want to learn from each other.

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