Communicating and Connecting With Social Media (An Excerpt)

A Principal's Reflections

The book is entitled Communicating & Connecting With Social Media: Essentials for Principals and will be available from Solution Tree on May 19, 2011 Using Twitter to Build Your School’s Brand The good news is that open-communication practices in a social media world don’t have to be intimidating. These two services have been broadly em­braced across all social and technical profiles and make it possible to reach large audiences in the blink of an eye.

How Social Media Helps Students Adapt to College

Wired Campus

For today’s students, social media isn’t just a diversion. Ruud, a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, presented the paper, “Social Networking and Social Support: Does It Play a Role in College Social Integration?,”

How Hashtags Can Empower You in 2016

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The hashtag, that ubiquitous pound sign followed by a keyword, are part of the language of social media.”- Hashtags are now used on other social media sites, like Facebook, Instagram, and GooglePlus.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. Steve: Lucy’s our social media guru… Lucy: Yes there is. State Department, and others typically focusing on educational technology and social networking.

Edhashtag Clouds: Click, Explore, Connect

Teacher Reboot Camp

The hashtag (# in front of a word without spaces, which transforms the word into a url on social media sites, like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) was invented 8 years ago today by Chris Messina on August 23, 2007. Edchat PLN Tips for Teachers PLNs #30GoalsEdu edhashtags hashtag chats hashtags social media for teachers Twitter Twitter for teachersLove these resources? Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go.

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Still Think Social Media is a FAD?

The Daring Librarian

In 2007 I blogged on my MHMS Media blog about the amazing video "Did You Know" by Karl Fisch and Scott Mc Leod -- then last year ''09 I posted the updated version to my community. And as we watch the phenom of Social Media and the newly coined Socialnomics the video above.

Twitter EDU – The Twitter Guide

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Introduction: I started Twitter in November of 2007. So, while November of 2007 may make me seem like an early adopter to you, I was dragged in late in comparison to my blogging friends. Twitter EDU :: Your (FREE) One-Stop-All-You-Need-To-Know-Guide to Twitter.

Is sharing caring? #OpenBlog19

Learning with 'e's

I attended an event in Utrecht, in the Netherlands way back in 2007, at around the time that social media was emerging as a serious learning technology. Photo by Krzyboy2o on Wikimedia Commons This is a post for #OpenBlog19.

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Back to #EDEN

Learning with 'e's

Let me list just a few: Smart phones and other mobile technologies such as e-readers; social media and social networks; touch-screen technologies; Web 2.0; Image from Pixabay EDEN - the European Distance and E-learning Network - is my spiritual home. Where is EDEN, you may ask?

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Learning with 'e's

I first met Graham at an event in the UK around 2006, just when I was becoming aware of the potential of social media such as wikis, blogs and social networking platforms as a learning tools. education Graham Attwell learning opennness Pontydysgu selfie social media Technology

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HASHTAGS CAN EMPOWER TEACHING

techlearning

The ubiquitous hashtag, which first appeared on Twitter in 2007, is now also used on Facebook, Instagram, GooglePlus, and other social media platforms, and is part of the language of social media.

Being Connected is Not the Same as Connectedness #CEM15 #edtechchat

Reading By Example

We shared a laugh about the event that we would not have known without social media. Many of us view this concept through the lens of social media and online networks. This past weekend, my family and I headed south to visit family in Illinois.

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with 'e's

The user generated content currently available on the web has been criticised for its inconsistent quality (Carr, 2010) and its potential to encourage plagiarism, piracy and a host of other nefarious practices (Keen, 2007). 2007) University of Google: Education in the (Post) Information Age.

Here's a Neat Infographic on 'The History of the Hashtag'

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

According to the infographic, Chris Messina first suggested using hashtags for Twitter groups in 2007. Facebook Flickr Google plus hashtags Instagram social media tumblr People ask me about hashtags all the time. What do they mean?"

Goal: Test the Power of Hashtags

Teacher Reboot Camp

Accomplish this goal by creating your own hashtag on social media, getting your students to create their own hashtag movements, or working as a class to create a class hashtag movement. Hashtags are one of the most powerful ways to communicate and spread messages on social media.

Schools Uncertain of How to Deal With Security Threats

K-12 Schools - Education News

Threats of mass violence continue to come across social media, educators say. Electronic alert systems were installed in many schools across the country as a result of the Virginia Tech Massacre in 2007. K-12 Schools School Safety Social Media

The changing Web

Learning with 'e's

Social media - often referred to as Web 2.0 , or the participatory Web - is shaping up to be one of the most important tool sets available to support the promotion of change in education. Essentially, the Web has become more social. and Wheeler, S (2007) The emerging Web 2.0

Theories for the digital age: Paragogy

Learning with 'e's

The user generated content currently available on the web has been criticised for its inconsistent quality (Carr, 2010) and its potential to encourage plagiarism, piracy and a host of other nefarious practices (Keen, 2007). 2007) University of Google: Education in the (Post) Information Age.

Goal: Test the Power of Hashtags

Teacher Reboot Camp

Accomplish this goal by creating your own hashtag on social media, getting your students to create their own hashtag movements, or working as a class to create a class hashtag movement. Hashtags are one of the most powerful ways to communicate and spread messages on social media. Hashtags are now used on other social media sites, like Facebook, Instagram, and GooglePlus. Welcome to Cycle 6 of The 30 Goals Challenge: Inspire Forward ! .

2016 Fall CUE Overview

CUE

I’ll be one of those #notatcue people, and will be engaging with #fallcue followers via social media from my home just outside of Chicago. I’m excited to serve as CUE’s social media ambassador from afar for my fourth CUE event!

An #Edchat Conversation-Howard Rheingold and Critical Thinking

The Web20Classroom

He was the editor of Whole Earth Review , The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog , founding executive editor of Hotwired , founder of Electric Minds , a Non-resident Fellow at the Annenberg Center for Communication , (USC, 2007), and a Visiting Professor at De Montfort University in the UK.

Take Control of Your Public Relations

A Principal's Reflections

Upon becoming Principal of New Milford High School in June of 2007 I made it one of my primary goals to work hard at sharing with my stakeholders all of the accomplishments centered around teaching and learning occurring on a routine basis. Then social media came into my life.

The People and Moments That Define Us

A Principal's Reflections

After having assumed the duties of both athletic director and vice principal at New Milford High School I became the principal in 2007. Once in the space that social media provided, I began to lurk and learn.

Online Gaming Strategy Sparks Idea for Ed-Tech Startup Business

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Three major life events occurred for me in 2007 that sparked my idea to start an ed-tech company: The Internet decimated the textbook industry and I realized I needed to reinvent my business. How Startups Can Become Social Media Influencers.

#CUE17- The Game

CUE

My role has been to monitor social media, contribute to virtual conversations, and share ideas and resources with the #notatcue folks who are participating from a distance. CUE Media Festival.

Experiences in Self-Determined Learning: Moving from Education 1.0 Through Education 2.0 Towards Education 3.0

User Generated Education

Moving Forward in the PAH Continuum: Maximizing the Power of the Social Web: Lisa Marie Blaschke. Heutagogy and Social Communities of Practice: Will Self-determined Learning Re-write the Script for Educators?: Philipp Schmidt (2007) provide an excellent comparison of how Education 1.0

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. My students are all about social media. High School social studies teacher.

Bucking the Trend

A Principal's Reflections

The following is a guest post by Michael Warren , a Social Studies Teacher at Hasbrouck Heights High School in NJ. Like anyone who has followed this rockstar principal on social media (and he knows he’s a rockstar despite his humble protests) there is something happening at NMHS.

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My top 5 posts of 2014

Learning with 'e's

I started blogging back in 2007 to capture my thoughts and make them more concrete. When I began to share them publicly, I opened up my ideas for others to consider and comment on. I have learnt a lot from doing so, and I encourage all my students to do the same now.

The Fallacy of the “Either/Or” Scenario

The Principal of Change

Before I look at social media or my email, I have made it part of my daily routine to make sure that I go to the gym or go for a run.

The Good Stuff

A Principal's Reflections

When I became the Principal at New Milford High School in 2007 I felt that it was extremely important to communicate with various stakeholders (parents, BOE members, Central Office, staff, etc.) One of the best parts of the month for me is compiling the monthly Principal''s Report.

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Students as citizen archivists and scientists: The new community service?

NeverEndingSearch

NARA’s Mary King recently announced a new social media project.

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology. FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12.

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How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

Our middle school, like many other middle schools, have teams made up of Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math. Mark Wise on episode 223 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Register Now for the "Library as Classroom" Free Mini-Conference on June 15th

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This classroom may include physical spaces for instruction and discovery as well as online, multiscale platforms aimed at social learning and participation. The library as classroom also requires well-trained, user-focused staff who understand how people of all ages can learn socially.

ISTE "Unplugged" - We've Just Added an Online Conference!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Each year hundreds of educators interested in social media, technology, teaching, and learning gather to build and participate in " unplugged"-style activities as a part of the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference.

What to do with a good old wiki resource?

Bryan Alexander

Consider this a case study in evolving social media. Back in 2007 I traveled a great deal (and still do), which meant (and means) spending a lot of time in airports. I asked around social media for feedback.

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Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen: About a month ago, I started seeing stuff on social media. They had to include media in the review. They started putting together the media, again because they could just take photos and videos through the apps themselves.

Library 2.016 Min-Conference June 15th: "Library as Classroom"

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This classroom may include physical spaces for instruction and discovery as well as online, multiscale platforms aimed at social learning and participation. The library as classroom also requires well-trained, user-focused staff who understand how people of all ages can learn socially.

What Kids Need for Optimal Health and School Engagement

MindShift

For tweens and teens it can also include some time spent on social media. Other studies have also linked participation in extracurricular activities to positive social and academic outcomes (Mahoney et al.,