Monday, April 16, 2018

Social LEADia Week 11: Ignite Students' Passions

Can you see using any of the ideas that Jennifer shared in this chapter to ignite your students' passion? Or do you have any of your own ideas? Where do you plan to go from here with the ideas you've gotten from reading this book and from the great discussions over the last 11 weeks?

We have reached the end of this book club. I really hope all of you feel like you have benefited from participating. I will send out PGPs next Tuesday, April 24, 2018. Make all of your comments by the end of the day Monday, the 23rd. If you’d like to find out if you’ve commented to each week’s blog post, simply open the post (by clicking on the post title on the main blog page) then you can search the page for your name. Please note that the comments for the first week's post extend to a second page. To view them all, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Load more."

Monday, April 9, 2018

Social LEADia Week 10: Instill Empathy, Justice, and Character

Do you see anything from this chapter that you can use in your classroom? What thoughts do you have about ideas shared in this chapter?

We only have one week and chapter left in the book. Our conversation will conclude next week with chapter 11, "Ignite Students' Passion."

Monday, April 2, 2018

Social LEADia Week 9: Build Bridges: Crucial Conversations

Considering where you are in implementing digital leadership and/or social media in your classroom, what are some conversations that you need to have? Or have you already had some conversations that are helping drive your use (or lack of use) of social media in your classroom?

Next week we will read and discuss chapter 10, “Instill Empathy, Justice, and Character.” Please note that we only have 3 weeks (including this week) in the book club. If you are behind in your commenting, please try to catch up as soon as you can. If you’d like to find out if you’ve commented to each week’s blog post, simply open the post (by clicking on the post title on the main blog page) then you can search the page for your name.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Social LEADia Week 8: Shift from Negative to Positive

How do we encourage students to use social media positively? Do you see ways to empower your students to be "first respondents"?

Next week we will read and discuss chapter 9, "Build Bridges: Crucial Conversations."

Monday, March 19, 2018

Social LEADia Week 7: Digital Citizenship in Context

How are you teaching or how can you teach digital citizenship/leadership in the context of your grade/subject? I like Jennifer's question at the end of the chapter - how can you shift from teaching students what not to do to more of what they should do to be digital leaders? What other thoughts or questions do you have about this chapter?

Next week we will read and discuss chapter 8, "Shift from Negative to Positive."

Monday, March 12, 2018

Social LEADia Week 6: Practice Digital Leadership with the “Other” Social Media Tools

What “other” social media tools have you used with your students? If you’ve not tried any of these tools with your students, do you have any ideas as to how you might use them? What questions do you want to ask others who may have tried some of these tools?

Next week we will read and discuss chapter 7, “Digital Citizenship in Context.”

Monday, March 5, 2018

Social LEADia Week 5: Connecting Students with Meaningful Projects and People

To borrow from the chapter title, how are you "connecting students with meaningful projects and people"? Do you see projects that you currently do with your students that could benefit from connecting to experts in the field or other students or classrooms? What other topics from this chapter would you like to discuss?

A note about commenting and PGPs -- there is no weekly deadline for comments to be made to the blog post. Try to comment during the week the post is made, but if you can't comment when you are able. We know that things come up and you run out of time for this or sometimes simply forget. I will send out PGP certificates the week of April 23 so all comments need to be made by the end of the day April 22nd. Remember, you will get 2 PGPs for each week you participate by making at least one comment to the post that we share or a comment to another participant's comment. If you would like to see if you've commented each week, simply click on that week's blog post title then do a search of that page for your Google screen name. If you have any questions about this, email Meri Carnahan at carnahan@doe.in.gov.

Next week we will read and discuss chapter 6, "Practice Digital Leadership with the "Other" Social Media Tools."