Snapchat vs. Instagram Stories: Two Ways for Professional Learning and Epic Storytelling

Snapchat: a powerful tool for sharing your story.
Instagram Stories: a powerful tool for sharing your story.

Administrators are afraid to talk about Snapchat and Instagram Stories: it’s new, it’s unknown, and it can be scary. We will demystify this platform and show how it can be a way to authentically connect with internal and external community members.

We’ll discuss these questions:
How can my school authentically share its story?
How can I authentically share my educational story?
How might we better share our school’s vision for learning?
How can we use Snapchat to show non-educators what innovative education looks like?

Today’s Meet backchannel transcript from Fall CUE 2017.

Bonus: Tara Martin has an epic Snapchat infographic that walks you through the icons and what they do.


Problem Investigators: Tackling Authentic Community Issues Using a Design Thinking Model

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Participants will understand the design cycle we implemented with first graders: needs-finding, ideation, prototyping, testing, presenting. Participants will be able to integrate this model into their own classrooms. Resources, tools, and examples will be available during the session and as online resources to assist participants in creating their own service-learning problem investigation unit.


Books About Making a Difference

The Mitten Tree by Candace Christiansen
Ordinary Mary’s Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson
The Giving Book by Ellen Sabin
It’s Your World by Chelsea Clinton
The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects by Barbara A. Lewis
77 Creative Ways Kids Can Serve by Sondra Clark
How to be an Everyday Philanthropist by Nicole Bouchard Boles
Real Kids Real Stories Real Change by Garth Sundem
Be a Changemaker by Laurie Ann Thompson
What Do You Do With an Idea by Kobi Yamada
Maybe Something Beautiful – How Art Transformed a Neighborhood by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell
Drum Dream Girl – How One Girl’s Courage Changed Music by Margarita Engle
Going Places by Peter and Paul Reynolds
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Random Acts of Kindness by The Editors of Conari Press
Being a Good Citizen: A Book About Citizenship by Mary Small
Counting on Community by Innosanto Nagara
A Is For Activist by Innosanto Nagara
The Three Questions by Jon J. Muth
If You Plant a Seed by Kadir Nelson
Because Amelia Smiled by David Ezra Stein
Good People Everywhere by Lynea Gillen