The Innovative Educator Hosts Tonight’s #TeacherEdChat (May 19)

The Innovative Educator Hosts Tonight’s #TeacherEdChat (May 19)

If you are interested in discussing how to prepare preservice teachers for the realities of today's digital classroom, then I hope you’ll join me at 9 p.m. EST tonight for #TeacherEdChat. The topic is "Social Media in Teacher Education Programs."

Here's a description of #TeacherEdChat:

The focus of #TeacherEdChat is on teacher preparation and connecting higher ed with Prek-12. The intent of #TeacherEdChat is building bridges with PK-12 to help align those enrolled in teacher education courses, undergraduate and graduate, with teachers and educators in the field. The chat provides a forum to help higher ed faculty and educators gain additional insights into the teaching field as well as help those in the teaching field get a better sense of what Schools of Education are doing.

Check out tonight's questions and start collecting your ideas and best links to support what you have to share:

Q1: What success stories do you see from students & teachers use of social media?

Q2: What are mistakes have you seen Ss make w/ social media usage? Teachers?

Q3: How are people in business and higher education looking at applicants’ social media use?

Q4: What does having lots of selfies say about you if you are a teacher? Student?

Q5: What do students need to understand about the permanent nature of the internet?

Q6: Advantages/disadvantages of being discerning with the number of friends on Facebook / following on Twitter?

Q7: Is restricting public access to one’s profile a good idea? Why or why not?

Q8: Does profanity ever have a place on social media?

Q9: Advice for pre-service teachers about their own use of social media as a role model for students.

Come back here later this week for a recap via Storify.
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The chat was founded by @JenniferFox13, along with help from @JudyArzt, @nathan_stevens, @gregbagby, @NicolRHoward, and @Angie_Wass.

Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.

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