Social Media in Education

A Principal's Reflections

My answers to Bill''s questions provide a snapshot of my social media in education journey. What made you interested in using social media to reach out to your school community? In early March of 2009, I was reading my local newspaper, The Staten Island Advance, and came across an article on Twitter. For me, Twitter opened the door to the world of social media. Bill Ferriter Facebook Opinion PLN Social Media Twitter

Social Media is Not Just For Students

A Principal's Reflections

Immediately, visions of excessive socialization, time wasted, and meaningless conversations in the form of updates come to mind. Quite simply, social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook have improved my effectiveness and efficiency as an educational leader.

Everything Doesn’t Always Have to Be Awesome on Social Media

Philly Teacher

It got me thinking about how I’ve been feeling catching back up on social media over the last month, and I reflected on how it felt when I first discovered Twitter back in 2009. This is not to say that social media is inherently bad. social media twitter

Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

edWeb.net

edWeb is so excited to congratulate Michelle Luhtala, department chair at New Canaan High School Library in Connecticut, for being selected as a 2017 AASL Social Media Superstars winner ! I’m the founder of edWeb.net and had just started our social network for educators.

Scientists and social media: an important new study

Bryan Alexander

When it comes to communicating with their peers, scientists use a variety of media, with an emphasis on old-school methods: When it comes to digitally communicating with one’s peers, the leading technology for scientists is… email.

Web 2.0 Tools That Will Break Through Next Year, With Your Help

The Web20Classroom

Social Media and Web 2.0 And you can see this post for more Skype resources. __ Ning As I said before, Social Media had a breakout year with educators this year. Ning is the social network you create. Social Bookmarking stands to make it mainstream in the classroom.

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New Posted Resources 12/15/2009

The Web20Classroom

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New Posted Resources 12/16/2009

The Web20Classroom

85+ Resources: Educator Guide for Integrating Social Media « emergent by design tags : socialmedia , favorite Twitter in the Classroom: Studies Find Increased Student Engagement tags : Twitter , favorite 50 Web Applications for Teachers tags : web2.0 , favorite Using Wordle in the classroom (1 of 2) tags : wordle , favorite Cell Size and Scale tags : biology , favorite 5 Easy Steps to Stay Safe (and Private!)

What Do You Mean I Can't Twitter?

The Web20Classroom

The post deals with a ban of social media during the upcoming Annual Meeting of the American Society Cell Biology. One such case involves Social Media Researcher Danah Boyd. Would you go to a conference or a presentation the banned Twittering or Social Media during talks or discussions? What if there was a ban on Tweeting and Social Media? This morning I read a great post from Steve Wheeler over at his blog, Learning With ''e''s.

Did You Know? 4.0 - Shift Happens

EdTechSandyK

did you know educational technology internet shift happens social media web 2.0 Did You Know? was released today.

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The Edublog Awards

The Web20Classroom

From tons of Google Tips to Social Media and Social Networking, there is something here for every educator. Best Educational Use Of A Social Networking Service- Beth Still''s ISTE Newbie Project - Beth''s idea to raise money to send a deserving educator, who, otherwise, would not be able to go to ISTE is a prime example of the humanity we should be showing kids. Its that time of year again for the Annual Edublog Awards.

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Why Have A Social Media Policy Anyway? Take 2

The Web20Classroom

Since then I have done a lot of thinking about and talking about social media policy. I repost it now because we are heading into that time of year when people are starting to ask me and the rest of the members of their PLN''s about their best example of social media policies. I have spent a lot of time lately blogging, talking and thinking about Social Media in the classroom. People ask me about examples of good Social Media Policies.

My Twitter Journey So Far: Using Twitter as a Personal Educational Resource

EdTechSandyK

I signed on in April of 2009, but didn''t do much with it. A friend of mine started getting into social media and using Twitter in the tourism and to a small extent the personal realm, and I heard her mention it once or twice. educational technology educators eductors social media social networking teachers twitter web 2.0 Like many of you I started hearing buzz about Twitter this year. Everyone was on it. The local news station. The radio station.

9 Ways to Use Google Wave

The Electric Educator

I see a great future where for the first time in the history that we can provide education to the poorest people of those remote villages at a very low cost that is affordable or could be funded by Education Foundation backed by social entrepreneurs around the world.

More on Social Networking Guidelines for Educators

EdTechSandyK

A couple of months ago I posted ten social networking guidelines for educators that I had come up with in response to a request from colleagues in my district. Guidelines for Educators Using Social Networking Sites [link] Social Media Guidelines for Schools [link]. digital citizenship digital footprint facebook myspace professionalism social networking socialmedia teachers

Ready to Wave? Invitations Available Here!

The Electric Educator

social media) tools into the mix and email starts to feel a little archaic. 21, 2009** I have been following the comments to this post closely. 22, 2009. I was excited to receive an invitation email to join the Google Wave today.

Web Activity Packs from PBS Teachers

EdTechSandyK

PBS teachers has posted web activity packs with code you can embed in social media sites (like blogs or even Facebook) or into traditional web pages. There''s a wealth of resources under the topic headings of The Arts, Science and Technology, Health and Fitness, Reading and Language Arts, and Social Studies. This looks pretty neat, so I thought I''d experiment!

Ready to Wave? Invitations Available Here!

The Electric Educator

social media) tools into the mix and email starts to feel a little archaic. 21, 2009** I have been following the comments to this post closely. 22, 2009. I was excited to receive an invitation email to join the Google Wave today.

Why do people use the internet?

The Electric Educator

Additionally, as someone who is in the process of building online courses, if I can include the top three categories (education, fun, and socialization) into my courses, they will be wildly popular. Users expect social media tools to be incorporated into all types of online activities.

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There's a #Hashtag for That! & Mean Tweeting!

The Daring Librarian

conference about social media, the use of hashtags memes, and the power of community consensus. Oh and that our old MySpace pages are now a social history archive. Social Media is here people! Baratunde Thurston speaking at the Web 2.0

Ways for Teachers to Supplement Their Income

Teacher Reboot Camp

In 2009, I began my journey as a connected educator and learned how to use social media and web tools to share my knowledge and materials. Challenge: Try one of these ideas and share your resource with me so I can help you get the word out on my social networks. presentation tips PLNs rockstar teacher social media for teachers teacher development teacher training

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Neil Gaiman and Twittering the Exquisite Corpse

The Daring Librarian

and hangs.recently i was told that Twitter was now blocked (it wasn''t last year) because it''s a social networking site! I love how much he''s embraced social media, and I can hardly wait to hear how this turns out." &

Edhashtag Clouds: Click, Explore, Connect

Teacher Reboot Camp

In July 2009, I co-founded the Bammy winning education chat, #Edchat , which has inspired over 400 education hashtags! 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 teachers

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Ways for Teachers to Supplement Their Income

Teacher Reboot Camp

In 2009, I began my journey as a connected educator and learned how to use social media and web tools to share my knowledge and materials. Challenge: Try one of these ideas and share your resource with me so I can help you get the word out on my social networks. presentation tips PLNs rockstar teacher social media for teachers teacher development teacher training

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Developing a BrandED Strategy

A Principal's Reflections

Social media has changed the landscape and broadened the concept of branding to education whether you like it or not. With social media anyone can now craft an accurate narrative of how our schools are preparing students for success. social media) tools.

5 Tech-Driven Methods for Teaching the Common Core

EmergingEdTech

Enhance Digital Literacy Skills While Teaching to the Common Core The common core has become standard in schools all across the country since it was introduced in 2009. Free Tools & Resources Presentation tools Social Media & Social Learning _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series: Public Relations

A Principal's Reflections

No matter how much progress we made, or success we experienced, it was always that one negative story that would dominate the media coverage and sway public opinion. Image credit: [link] There is a fundamental problem with the mainstream media when it comes to public relations.

Edhashtag Clouds: Click, Explore, Connect

Teacher Reboot Camp

In July 2009, I co-founded the Bammy winning education chat, #Edchat , which has inspired over 400 education hashtags! 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 teachers

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10 Things to Think About Before You Post

The Daring Librarian

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! Common Sense Media has added some handy extras! But it's not about what kind of social media or App you use but HOW you use it!

Twitter Chats for Learning Easy vs. Hard

My Island View

It was founded July 30, 2009 and has run continuously ever since. We are fortunate that any chats are now available to us as connected educators using social media for continuing professional development. Connected Educator EdChat Education Internet Leadership Mentoring PD PLN Professional development Professionalism Reform Social Media Teacher Teched Technology Thought leadership Thought Provoking Twitter

What Educators Need to Know Right Now About Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

Anne Collier on Episode 456 and 457 of the 10-Minute Teacher Anne Collier, Founder and Executive Director of The Net Safety Collaborative and SocialMediaHelpline.com , shares what we need to know about social media in this two-part series.

Back To School-Leadership In 2011

The Web20Classroom

I orginially wrote this post back in 2009. Since that time so much has gone on in the world of Social Media in Education, I decided it needed some updating. There is also a wonderful hashtag, #cpchat, that many social media using administrators use. (Oh,

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Me and Malcolm McLaren

Learning with 'e's

When I heard that he was to speak at the 2009 Handheld Learning Festival in London, I made sure I had a front row seat. Posting your content on social media sites and making them available for free use and reuse is not only an equitable way of sharing the love.

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. Tribal identity in the age of the Web transcends ethnicity, traditional cultural expectations and geography (Wheeler, 2009). 2009) Digital tribes, virtual clans.

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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. Ashley''s story began in 2009. Educators'' Use of Social Media May Cost Jobs Teachers Beware! digital footprint facebook professionalism social media