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Leveraging the Power of Social Media in Your Classroom

media icons canvaHow do kids use social media? What does their use mean for them as far as privacy, their digital footprint and the law?

Spend the morning of July 24 learning all the ins & outs of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) and how your students use it, both for good and bad. During the afternoon, see how you can make use of social media in your classroom to create effective communication, collaboration and learning outcomes. Students are already savvy, shouldn’t you be?

julie smith twitterThursday, 7/24/14: 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM | $159 Members; $199 Non-Members |1 graduate credit available | Register online | Tweet with instructor Julie Smith, Media Literacy Guru, Social Media Enthusiast


[This session had to be cancelled; stay tuned for future classes]

Organizing Information Overload

Summer workshop • Friday, 7/11/14 • 8:30  – 3:30 • Register Online

Overwhelmed by the flood of information pouring out for teachers? Learn how to utilize social media to collect great educational ideas and resources. This session will provide solutions for collecting and organizing the overload of digital information. Practice with Symbaloo, Scoop.it, Paper.li, EduClipper, Pinterest, Twitter and more.  Use these digital tools to search Common Core resources and technology applications that can be applied in the classroom. Connect globally with educators to build a personal learning network that provides instructional resources and ideas.

doughtertytwitterLinda Dougherty’s Twitter profile: High School Teacher-Librarian – District Library Chair – METC 2013 Spotlight Educator – ISTE – SIGLIB- SIGLIB Digital Playground Presenter – #MOedchat#TLCHAT
@ljdougherty | St.Louis, MO | lindajdougherty.com

DIY Infographics for Easy Data Reporting​

infographics examplesAre your data reports just plain text with a table tossed in the middle? Have you seen infographics like the ones to the left from ASCD’s Pinterest board and want to design your own?

WHEN: July 22 | 8:30 – 3:30
COST: $145 member; $189 non-member
INSTRUCTOR: Linda Dougherty
CREDIT: One graduate credit available through Lindenwood University

We encourage you to bring your school data to learn the different methods from simple to detailed in making your own infographics. You’ll be able to market your library with colorful detailed reports and collaborate with teachers on data lesson plans for students. Infographics can be used for student assessment and as tool to view classroom/school data. Learn how to use online tools and PowerPoint to create these visually appealing, easy to understand pictures that are worth a thousand words.

What is the difference between social bookmarking + digital curation?

scoopingExplore the options for curating and evaluating the flood of information that pours over your media streams in this one-day workshop offered by Cooperating School Districts on July 8. Track your personal learning network by implementing a curation blueprint that suits your style & time.

Geared for anyone who needs help with the overload of digital information, this workshop from Linda Dougherty will familiarize you with online storage sites such as LiveBinders, Symbaloo, Evernote, and Pinterest.  In addition, ways to share resources among staff and students will be explained.  Walk away with your digital information organized and ready to be shared with anyone! Register online for Digital Curation: How to Collect and Save Resources; the course is $145 for a CSD member; $185 for a non-member and runs 8:30-3:30.

Pinning Social Media & Education

One of our Pinterest boards is dedicated to social media’s role in education. If you haven’t had an opportunity to take a look, we encourage you to do so. You do not have to have your own Pinterest account to access these resources! If you have some online resources you think should be added to our page, please leave the link in the comments section below.