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3 Untapped Social Media Resources For Students

The Web20Classroom

Last week I laid out 3 Untapped Social Media Resources for Teachers. This week we take a look at how to leverage social networks for students. She is right in the heart of the age range for kids who use social media the most (13-18 yrs old). All use at least one social networking site, with over 71% saying they use more than one. Social Media Students

3 Untapped Social Media Resources Worth A Second Look

The Web20Classroom

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information as adults and as educators, there are still many untapped resources to learn from and share with and grow, especially through social media. If there is any doubt that very nearly everyone uses social media, let’s examine some stats from the Pew Internet Research Study. Social MediaOf All U.S

Social Media in Education Resources and Guides

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them. Social media has been embraced by many educators, but many other educators, administrators and parents are concerned about using social media with students. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

14 surprising facts about educators’ social media use

eSchool News

Social media has fast become an educator’s dream, with almost immediate responses to questions about teaching strategies, resources, and professional development opportunities. But how are educators really using social media, and is it really as widely-used as everyone assumes? Where you teach reflects your social media habits both personally….

7 Ways Social Media Has a Role in Education

The Innovative Educator

The Americas Society and Council of the Americas invited me to discuss the role of social media in education with experts and leaders dedicated to advancing and shaping the political, economic, social and cultural agendas of the Western Hemisphere. Why embrace social media for students and staff? If we want to run for office, run a business, or change how things are run where we work, live, or play we must be savvy in the use of social media. social media in education It is crucial for college, career, and life success. Here’s how.

Fear is not an option when it comes to social media in schools

The Innovative Educator

By Chris Casal + Lisa Nielsen Cross posted at [link] Innovative educators know first hand that social media like Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Instagram can be a powerful tool for teaching, learning, leading, and strengthening the home-school connection. Here are suggestions for parents, teachers, and administrators in schools embracing social media.

7 Steps to Optimize Your Social Media Presence as an Educator

The 21st Century Principal

In his book, The New Rules of Marketing & PR , David Meerman Scott perhaps captures why a number of us so heavily engage in using social media: “ It’s fun to blog and tweet, and it makes you feel good to get your ideas out into the world.” Making the most of social media presence for most educators means one thing: growing and maintaining a strong, vibrant network of other educators. The best way to do this is to optimize your social media presence as an educator. Here are seven steps to optimizing your presence as an educator on social networks.

13 Must-Haves in My Social Media Curation Tool Kit

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Great time to do an inventory of the social media tools I use regularly to curate links and share ideas! curation tools social media I''m getting ready for the EdTech Mixed Plate Show tonight, pondering one of the questions that will be asked of me: "How do you curate what you find online so you will remember to use and to share with others?"

5 Keys to Effective Social Media Strategy for Schools and School Districts

The 21st Century Principal

Should schools and school districts have a "social media strategy" like business and industry? In the corporate world, social media has moved from being a novelty to a deliberate strategy to engage the public. It seems like schools and school districts mostly do social media as an add on, where someone in the central office "just happens" to post announcements to Facebook or Twitter. But if schools were going to be more deliberate about their social media strategy, what would they do? Google +? Google Alerts is another.

3 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools for the 21st Century School Leader

The 21st Century Principal

In one of my previous posts, “ 4 Social Media Strategies for 21st Century School Leaders ” I described general social media listening strategies from the book Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age by Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes. To get started with Google Alerts, check our this “ Getting Started Guide.”

Stop Fighting Social Media. Start Working with Students + Teachers to Integrate It Into Learning!

The Innovative Educator

Instead the newly released social media guidelines for students 12 and younger incorporated the participatory design process and were developed with rather than for students and teachers. They wanted the district to recognize that students are using social media for academic and career success and respect their use of these platforms.

5 Ways To Use Social Media as Time Saver at Work

The Innovative Educator

I am a power user of social media. My main spaces for work are Google Communities, Facebook, Twitter, and my blog. While for some social media has the unfortunate reputation of being a time waster, it can be used as a tool to increase efficiency and support learning for self and others. I have time for it all because for me, social media saves me time. social media in education I have maintained a blog since 2008 and moderate more than a dozen online communities. So, when I’m asked the question, the answer is easy. Here’s how.

5 Ways School Leaders Can Immediately Capture the Power of Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

Andy Beal and Judy Strauss, Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online The conventional way many administrators use social media is as a “21st century announcement system.” Using it in this manner is certainly worthwhile, but that is using only one facet of social media. It is a means to carry on a conversation, and simply using it to announce your next open house or the latest basketball scores ignores this connection-fostering aspect of social media. To really capture the power of social media, use it in a sustained manner.

Creating eye-popping infographics with Google Drawings

Ditch That Textbook

There’s a reason you see infographics all over social media and beyond: They’re eye-catching. Ed Tech edtech educational technology g suite gafe google apps for education google drawings infographicsInfographics are everywhere. I first started noticing them on the front page of USA Today as a journalism major in college. They summarize information succinctly.

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Evernote for HootSuite - save social media to Evernote

Educational Technology Guy

HootSuite is an app that you can use to access and manage your social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ Pages. Evernote for HootSuite lets you create notes from your social media content and also manage your notebooks within your streams. Related: Evernote for Education Resources Social Media in Education - connect, share, learn, communicate and more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Evernote free resources social media It also allows for other apps to work with it.

Freinet and social media

Learning with 'e's

When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use. If he had seen them, what might Freinet have made of digital technology, and what would he have said about social media in education?

Stop Ignoring Google+

A Principal's Reflections

In case you didn''t know there are thousands of educators and an array of learning communities over at Google+. From my point of view educators become quickly attached to one specific social media tool as their go to source for his/her Personal Learning Network (PLN). Image Credit: [link] Lately I have been spending more and more time over at Google+.

RockMelt - web browser and social media all-in-one

Educational Technology Guy

RockMelt is a free web browser that blends social media into the browser to keep everything in one place. The difference in RockMelt is that it combines your social media networks into your browser. You can easily share what you are viewing online through social media, and quickly chat with friends. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

20 practical ways to use Google Forms in class, school

Ditch That Textbook

We track data in our own personal lives (fitness data, banking data, even social media data). Teachers and students have their own data gathering and tracking tool that’s free and easy to learn — Google Forms. Google [.]. Ed Tech assessment creative teaching data collection edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education google forms

Costs and Benefits of Social Media in Education

Reading By Example

I cannot check Twitter, Facebook or a Google+ Community, so I seek different forms of cognitive engagement, such as connecting with my family more and attending to the immediate experiences in front of me. The opportunities provided through social media are not only couched in learning. It’s complicated: The social lives of networked teens. Stop Googling.

3 Principles to Guide Your Social Media Debut

The 21st Century Principal

Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes, Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age I am amazed that in my conversations with other administrators and teachers, there are those who still refuse to engage in using social media. There are administrators who still refuse to engage in connecting through social media. For those school administrators and teachers who are thinking about making their "Social Media Debut," here''s three simple principles to get your started. Choose multiple tools for your "social media toolkit."

The Guide to Keeping Up with Google - Part 2: Twitter

Shake Up Learning

The Guide to Keeping Up with Google - Part 2: Twitter  As you probably know, keeping up with Google is a challenge for anyone. That’s why I have put together The Guide to Keeping Up with Google! In Part 2 of this guide, I am going beyond the hashtags to share who I follow on Twitter for all things Google. Click to Tweet: Need help keeping up with Google?

8 ways technology is revolutionizing education (with examples)

Ditch That Textbook

Ed Tech collaboration edtech educational technology gafe google apps for education social media video chatWith new technology, today’s classrooms have tools that can make learning happen that was impossible in recent years. Now, students can create impressive products as class projects that would have required lots of equipment or money in the past.

?The Guide to Keeping Up with Google - Part 1: The #Google Hashtag Dictionary

Shake Up Learning

The Guide to Keeping Up with Google - Part 1: The Google Hashtag Dictionary I’m sharing the secrets to keeping up with Google! To update one of last year’s most popular posts, The Guide to Keeping Up with Google , I am putting together a new guide and blog series with tips for keeping up with Google. What are your MVP's for keeping up with Google?

How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Differentiate Questions with Google Forms appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Updated Differentiation with Google Forms! There are so many amazing things we can do with Google Forms. Note : The original post was inspired by a comment I received during my “ Digital Differentiation with Google Apps ,” session at the Texas Google Summit in Brenham, Texas.

YouTube Kids Is Google’s First App Designed for Children

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Digital Content Internet Online Learning Online Video Social Media Frank Smith New app gives parents more control over their children''s YouTube browsing.

5 tips to engage parents using technology they already use

eSchool News

The trick to getting more parents involved in what’s going on in the classroom: stick to video, social media, and other familiar tech. Here are some tips and inspiration to encourage greater parent engagement: Social media. 21st Century Skills Community Relations Early childhood education Opinion Social Media Facebook k12 parental engagement social media

Students Talk Social Media in Education via the 1st #StuVoice Google Hangout

The Innovative Educator

Student Voice launched their first Google Hangout. The topic was: Learning in the 21st Century: Social Media in Education. During the hangout participants discussed how they are using social media in their education and how they think it can better be used in their learning experience. Education on proper use - Social media is an effective and necessary tool when those using it are educated properly on its use. Google in Education Student voice Here are the topics that were discussed. Choice is key - People want options.

Four #GR8Finds #ThisWeek -- GAFE Guide, School Libraries, Social Media Usage Update, and Canva Design School

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Google releases new guide for educators, based on feedback it received from schools across the world. One of the coolest things about Google is that it listens to its users. Social Media Usage Update 2014 From Pew Research, vi a +Joyce Valenza. GR8Finds #This Week Canva Google Pew Research school libraries social media Just so you know. ?

3 Simple Steps to Help Students Become a Global Citizen

The CoolCatTeacher

We talk to CEO’s and share with friends around the world on Skype or Google hangout. Skype and Google Hangout have made the world a closer, more intimate place. The social media network can be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or just about anything, although the sheer numbers of educators on Twitter is astounding and becomes quite useful. There is no middle ground here.

Google Expanding Its Kid-Friendly Educational Offerings

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Collaboration Digital Content Internet Management Social Media Frank Smith A new acquisition by the search-engine giant could spell big changes for the company in 2015.

Social Media Cheat Sheets - free tips and more for social media sites

Educational Technology Guy

Walyou , a great site for interesting information and more, has a great collection of cheat sheets that have tips, shortcuts, and more for social media sites. The sites include Google+, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook and have some great tips for making them more useful and easier to use. Check them out here: [link] Related: Social Media in Education - Connect, Share, Learn, Communicate and more Twitter, Google Plus, Facebook - a nice comparison Google+ - more reasons it''s great for educators. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

My most used/favorite Apps and how I use them

Educational Technology Guy

Here they are and how I use them: Email - I use Google''s Inbox for most email, and Outlook at work. Here are some examples: [link] Google Apps , especially Drive , Classroom , Chrome browser, Calendar, Blogger, and Sites - use Drive for all of my files that I use with classes and all of my legacy files (most new things are in Evernote). Social Media - Google+ , Twitter , and Facebook - Google+ is my go to for education and technology resources, connections and sharing. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Evernote - I use this for everything.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

It also links with other tools we use like Trello, Google Docs, Dropbox, and more. Google Drive (Collaborative Writing). Google Drive – My students get to choose what they will use for word processing and collaboration. They usually open a Google Doc and add collaborators and they are off to go. Many of them use Google Docs for everything. Thanks Jennifer!

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The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide

Shake Up Learning

The post The Ultimate Google Cardboard and Expeditions Resource Guide appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Best Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions Resources for Teachers! I am not an expert on virtual reality or Google Cardboard and Expeditions, but I am a connected educator and I have found some amazing resources to help you learn more about these amazing tools.

Become the Storyteller-in-Chief

A Principal's Reflections

The mainstream media rarely shares the impactful work in schools that is actually making a difference in the lives of students. As a principal nothing frustrated me more than watching the media latch on to any negative education story and run with it while ignoring so much amazing work taking place in schools each day. Change Public Relations Social Media social media strategy

Smartphone Photography Tips and Apps

The CoolCatTeacher

Apps to turn your smartphone into a DSLR camera: Camera Awesome [ iOS – Free] [ Google Play – $2.99]. Basic Editing: Snapseed [ iOS – Free] [ Google Play – Free]. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or elsewhere , get the RSS feed , or listen via the media player above. iPads Social Media Tech Tips ToolsSmartphones are everywhere.