Social Media in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Social Media: The New Stage. Now, (if I want to) I can pop my cell phone out of my pocket and bring up Periscope and stream a school play to my one hundred and ten thousand Twitter followers. Social Media: The New Audience. Social Media!

What Would Abe Lincoln’s Social Media Campaign Look Like? A New Classroom Use For Twitter and Facebook

Edsurge

During the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama and his team pioneered the use of social media as a powerful campaign tool. It’s easy to forget, given how commonplace the use of social media is today, that back in 2008. sending out reminders and raising money on Twitter while interacting with people on Facebook was a huge deal. Both Twitter and the iPhone were less than a year old.

Teachers: Embrace Twitter for Professional Development

Edudemic

This is a reprint of a piece Denise originally wrote for us in 2008, updated to reflect the latest and greatest Twitter know-how. I created my first Twitter account in 2008. Four years later, I finally made the commitment to using Twitter during an edtech conference, where I found myself frantically tweeting, retweeting, and refreshing […]. The post Teachers: Embrace Twitter for Professional Development appeared first on Edudemic.

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. I have maintained a blog since 2008 and moderate more than a dozen online communities. 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.

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.

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.

Video conferencing for EFL

Nik Peachey

You can embed videos or your call messages into blogs websites and a whole range of social media sites including Facebook and Blogger. Video twitter - using the feed feature you could create a kind of video Twitter, with your students video micro-blogging about learning English, their day at school, or any topic they find interesting. It's not often that you look at a product and think 'Ah! That's exactly what I've been looking for! And it's free!'

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Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Ann Oro on episode 314 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We were just talking about how we’re pretty sure we met just about ten years ago to the day that we are recording this, in Princeton way back in 2008.

5 Common Sense Twitter Tips for School Leaders & Educators

The 21st Century Principal

There is a great deal of collective wisdom on the web, and those in a position to tap into that network of wisdom and expertise are those who know how to engage effectively in 21st century social networking tools. Setting up a Twitter account is rather easy to do, but using it as a networking tool is a complicated process that takes time and effort. Establish separate Twitter accounts for your personal-professional use and for your school or district.

6 Tips to a Super Twitter Profile

The Daring Librarian

Tips to a Super Twitter Profile After re-vamping my blog header header ( Teaching Good: Branding Evil ) I took a serious look at my Twitter profile and changed it, too! I changed my Twitter profile. First thing - BREAK Your Twitter Egg and show your face.

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

Tech Helpful

When the MOMO Challenge reared its ugly head last week, I reached out on Twitter to other technologists to find out what they were hearing and what their thoughts were. Alex Podchaski, a Certified Education Technology Leader, has been Oak Knoll’s Chief Technology Officer since 2008.

Twitter Math Camp and the Convergence of The Work

The Jose Vilson

This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending Twitter Math Camp 2016 , a conference organized by the collective known as MTBoS. I prompted the audience to ride with me on the ideas of cultural competence and social justice because I believe in their intention of bringing me there.

10 Things to Think About Before You Post

The Daring Librarian

We've been using their Week in Rap news feature in our school since they landed on the hip hop education or #HipHopEd scene in 2008! So, when I heard that they were teaming up with the awesome Common Sense Media people, to put out a music video about Digital Citizenship, - I was SO there!

Are You on Mastodon Yet? Social Network of Our Own

ProfHacker

Several of the edtech/digped people started appearing there over Thanksgiving weekend, thanks in part to this article , touting Mastodon as the open source alternative to Twitter. According to their “About” page: “Mastodon is a free, open-source social network server.

How a Flipped Syllabus, Twitter and YouTube Made This Professor Teacher of the Year

Edsurge

And there are a variety of alternative assignments, like the Twitter World Leader assignment. Tell us about the Twitter World Leaders. 3) Current events flash quizzes —Boyer creates a video podcast about a particular current event issue, creates a “flash” quiz on material covered in the podcast, and announces the quiz using social media. Boyer's Twitter World Leader Assignment; full size image here.

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.

Whose Land? Understanding Indigenous Peoples Through Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In 2008, he was named by Contribute Magazine as one of 10 Tech Revolutionaries Redefining the Power and Face of Philanthropy.

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Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

Whether or not we realise it, if we regularly use social media, we are members of the world wide digital tribe. People feel free to say much more on Twitter than they would dare to say to someone face to face. 2008) Tribes: We need you to lead us.

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Your Future Self May Thank You: Tidy Up Your Online Presence Over the Holidays

EdTechSandyK

Educators Under a Social Media Microscope Courtesy of morguefile.com Social media and its uses are fascinating to me, and as a result I often read stories of how educators making controversial choices in their use of social media put their jobs in jeopardy. Educators'' Use of Social Media May Cost Jobs Teachers Beware! digital footprint facebook professionalism social media

“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

Sharing ideas, innovative teaching, empowerment and encouragement is at the heart of Davis’ work as a teacher, author and her award-winning blog, Cool Cat Teacher (voted the Edublog Best Teachers Blog in 2008, just one amongst a long list of awards). Twitter: @coolcatteacher.

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen or read this post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. A 2008 Ball State University study found that 43% of teachers said they slept an average of 6 hours or less per night.

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An #Edchat Conversation-Howard Rheingold and Critical Thinking

The Web20Classroom

When writing your question please include your first and last name, Twitter name and location. **We His current projects include the Social Media Classroom , The Cooperation Project , Participatory Media Literacy , HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation grantee , and the 21st Century Literacies videos.

10 Things to Think About Before You Post

The Daring Librarian

Common Core State Standards ) We''ve been using their Week in Rap news feature in our MHTV school TV studio since they landed on the hip hop education scene in 2008 ! This video is good to use with both students and teachers about making good choices across all social media outets.

Cultivating and Growing Your Personal Learning Network

edWeb.net

Iowa went 1:1 with computers for students in 2008 which meant that teachers could extend the learning beyond the four walls, so they needed to re-imagine learning. Back then, Tom Whitby estimated that about 15% of educators were “connected” via social media.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Jarrod Robinson, the PE Geek, shares on episode 70 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter handle: @mrrobbo.

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@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Jon Corippo on episode 92 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter handle: @jcorippo. Contact Jon: jcorippo@cue.org Twitter: @ jcorippo.

Helping Parents Guide Kids' Media Use #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Helping Parents Guide Kids' Media Use SXSWedu 2017 Panel tinyurl.com/ParentsGuidetoKidsMedia What makes for effective parent engagement around media and technology? Parents and caregivers are looking to schools for advice on their kids' media use.

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Slaying the Email Beast

ProfHacker

As those of you who follow me on Twitter know, I’m a “all the tabs open, all the files in one pile, never ever ever inbox zero” kind of person. Audrey Watters wrote about her own practice now of deleting social media posts and emails.

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?: Collaboration and social negotiation is encouraged among learners.

Dear Next President, Young People Have Something to Say

Educator Innovator

Students and educators embrace digital writing and media-making as chance to be heard in an election year. Before 2008, Anna Patterson never paid much attention to politics. A shared twitter handle, #2nextprez, allows for sharing of work, ideas and resources via social media.

Helping Strangers May Help Teens’ Self-Esteem

MindShift

At the start of the new year, parents may encourage their teens to detox from social media, increase exercise, or begin a volunteer project. Between 2008 and 2011, the researchers surveyed the study participants yearly. For many teens, the turbulent adolescent years bring social and emotional challenges like learning to resolve conflicts with friends, coping with peer pressure, and dealing with rejection. You can find her on Twitter @dr_fraga.

What’s In? What’s Out? And What’s Likely? Decoding Higher Ed Act Reauthorization

Edsurge

On December 12, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce took its first meaningful steps toward reauthorizing the Higher Education Act since 2008. Before the bill was introduced, speculation about provisions and their impact started flying on social media channels, conference calls, and in sidebar conversations between colleagues. My Twitter feed exploded with jabs among colleagues rife with pithy statements and terse press releases.

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

MindShift

At least, it does in the social space. The tension between open, social learning and the formal, enclosed variety is becoming untenable. There are (at least) six powerful motivations fueling learning socially. You can follow him on Twitter at @DavidPriceOBE.

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

MindShift

At least, it does in the social space. The tension between open, social learning and the formal, enclosed variety is becoming untenable. There are (at least) six powerful motivations fueling learning socially. You can follow him on Twitter at @DavidPriceOBE Getty.

Why more black students are enrolling in historically black colleges

The Hechinger Report

Some are reversing declines that date to the economic downturn of 2008. At Spelman, prospective students are mentioning the social climate more often in their application essays, Hayes said.

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All Work and No Play Makes Everything Dull

Fractus Learning

Our #KyEdChat Twitter Talk. Using our discussion on Twitter as a jumping off point, fellow librarian James Allen and I began to brainstorm ways that we could draw attention to the benefits of playing for adults and ways that we could challenge our colleagues to play.

21st Principal's Top 10 Web Tools for Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

link] Twitter : I been using Twitter the longest. I''ve had a Twitter account since 2008. One way I use Twitter is through a school Twitter account to make announcements. Another way I use Twitter is through my personal-professional Twitter account to share resources with my larger PLN and to engage in the international conversation about education. link] Diigo : This social bookmarking tool serves as one of my two resource collection tools.

Why aren’t students rising up? Why would they?

Bryan Alexander

I posed this question on Twitter and Facebook, and received many thoughts, some of which echoed my own: Students are too anxious about injuring their reputations, especially in the age of ubiquitous media capture and social media, not to mention a still-difficult labor market.

Peter Thiel and the Future (and Funding) of Education Technology

Hack Education

That sentiment was echoed this week in the hashtag #repealthe19th trended on Twitter , as Trump supporters responded to an image shared by poll analyst Nate Silver showing a landslide victory for Trump if only men voted this fall. He was the first investor in the social media company in 2004.) He endorsed Ron Paul for President in 2008. ResearchGate (social networking site for researchers).

Announcing Amazing Keynote and Distinguished Speakers for the School Leadership Summit

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Findings are based on a National study of building principals using social media as a means to enhance professional learning, organizational change and innovative teaching and learning practices. Eric has emerged as an innovative leader in the use of social media and web 2.0