Monday, May 7, 2018

A Few Announcements

Thank you again to all who participated in the Social LEADia book club. PGP certificates were sent to all registered participants on April 26th from Meri Carnahan. If you didn't receive that email, please contact Meri at carnahan@doe.in.gov. We are working to schedule a webinar on using social media with students and we still need a high school teacher to present. If you are a high school teacher using social media to improve and enhance the learning of your students, please contact Meri at carnahan@doe.in.gov ASAP.

I'd also like to share our book selection for the summer. We will be reading Start. Right. Now.: Teach and Lead for Excellence by Todd Whitaker, Jeffrey Zoul, and Jimmy Casas. The book club will begin the week of June 4th. Register for the summer book club here. You can purchase the book from Amazon and start reading now!

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.”