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? Now I had heard of this social network before, but only viewed it as a means for celebrities and other people to send meaningless messages about things they were doing. For me, Twitter opened the door to the world of social media.

Social Media With Promethean

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Over the last few days I spent some time with the folks at the Promethean Headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, talking to them about their social media presence. That is why I went to talk to them about social media. In the mean time you check out some of how they are reaching into the social media arena and I will update this post as they add more. Promethean Social Media


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Social Media In The Classroom.

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And it would have been difficult, nigh impossible, to have these kinds of connections and relationships without social media. The topic on #edchat this week centered around Social Media and the role it currently plays in education and the role it should play in education. Changes in education are inevitable but still MUCH too slow in some areas I don''t see any change at all at my school since the district is trying its best to block any and all social media.

#ISTE10, Social Media and Relationships

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Yet some out there are trying to devalue what we are creating on Twitter and other social networks. Isn''t there some level of trust that we place in the people we meet and get to "know" through social media? What do you think about relationships and social media? Is it easier to make connections with people you don''t know because of social media? Can we even call what we have relationships through social media and never meet?

I Wonder If This Social Media Thing Will Ever Catch On?

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What I really enjoyed was there were so many people there that I knew because of social media. Social Media. Fast forward 24 months and I have been fortunate enough to be on the stage in Los Angeles, New York City, Denver and tons of other places talking about how social media is what we need to make positive change in education. All possible because of social media. The fact is social media breaks down barriers. Social Media

TeachMeet Nashville 2010

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I will be part of a panel on Social Media in Education. Over the next 2 days I will participating in TeachMeet Nashville. TeachMeets are unique conference experiences where everyone has an opportunity to share, learn and grow as professional educators. I also have the honor of giving the closing Keynote. All sessions will be broadcast live via Ustream and I encourage you to tune in if you can. Here are all the links for the broadcasts: Thursday Auditorium [link] Starts at 10.

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Final Reflections Of TeachMeet Nashville 2010

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There were large groups of teachers learning how to use Twitter and social networking for professional development to small groups of 2 or 3 people in impromptu learning sessions. Melissa presented several sessions passing along some great information on how she uses technology in the classroom and Nancy moderated a interesting panel on social media in education. What a great 2 days of learning in Nashville TN last week!

My 2010 Edublogs Nominees Post


The Edublog Awards is an annual online "event" meant to recognize excellent use of social media in educational circles. Check out the 2009 nominees/winners , 2010 to follow! Wherein I start (and end) my campaign to get us SLPs and other Special Educators a bit more recognized in the edublogosphere.

Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

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 ! AASL’s Social Media Superstars program honors school library professionals who enrich the profession and its work on behalf of students by sharing information, expertise, ideas, encouragement, dialog and inspiration using a variety of social media channels.

Opening Minds on Social Networking

A Principal's Reflections

What are you doing to increase access and use of social media in your schools? Change Education Week Leadership Social Media The following interview took place after Education Week''s Leadership Forum "Unleashing Technology to Personalize Learning" on 10/5/10 in Washington D.C. In order to increase access and use I am now utilizing Facebook with students and parents in my District.

A PLN Quick Start Guide

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Social Bookmarking : Method for storing, organizing, and sharing bookmarks online. For more information on social bookmarking check out this video. Facebook : Social networking site that not only allows people to keep up with family and friends, but also to connect and engage with professionals. Google + : The search giant is at it again with their version of a social networking tool, which contains both Facebook and Twitter-like attributes.

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Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media. Principals can use social media for communication, public relations, branding, professional development, and opportunity. Ning: Customizable social network similar to Facebook, great place to connect with other educators, pivotal to a PLN. educational technology Leadership Opinion Social Media tools

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Banning is the Easy Way Out

A Principal's Reflections

With that being said, I was very taken back recently by multiple media outlets covering a story about a NJ Middle School Principal who had asked his parents to ban Facebook and other forms of social media at home. Banning students from accessing social media will only push them to utilize these sites in secret, which will not provide a solution to cyberbullying. All school communities have issues with irresponsible social media use and mine in not exempt.

Building Momentum

A Principal's Reflections

Let me begin by saying that I was absolutely honored that various members of my Professional Learning Network (PLN) and the greater educational community reached out to me to address administrators looking to embrace social media, plan an educational technology conference at my school, and discuss leadership in the digital age. Speaking to administrators who are skeptical about utilizing social media is something that I am extremely passionate about.

Communicating and Connecting With Social Media (An Excerpt)

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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.

Social Media Revolution for School Librarians: Keynote Resources for CASL

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Dont Hate the Hashtag: a Social Media Revolution for Librarians View more presentations from gwyneth jones. Don''t Hate the Hashtag: A Social Media Revolution for School Librarians Having a web presence, keeping hip with cultural literacy, transliteracy, and building strong personal learning networks is not just an extra burden, but a necessity for the modern teacher librarian. Hamilton CASL comic life dont hate the hashtag erik qualman facebook social media twitter

What Schools Can Learn About Communication From the Vatican’s Former Social Media Chief


In 2017, Monsignor Paul Tighe may have been the only priest amidst a sea of techies at South by Southwest (SXSW), where he spoke about his past experience serving as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications for the Catholic Church. Think “social media director” for the Catholic Church.) Odd as his presence may have seemed, it was not out of the ordinary for the Church, which first devised a social media strategy around 2010.

Don't Hate the Hashtag: A Social Media Revolution for School Librarians

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Animation facebook goanimate hash tag social media sqworl twitter Being asked to be the keynote at MASL was a huge compliment, and I''m honored to speak to my fellow Maryland teacher-librarians.

The Super Book Of Web Tools For Educators

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I was happy to contribute a section on social media. There is lots of great information on there on Web 2.0 and using technology in the classroom for teachers. Heck, just check out the name of this blog. But often if you have teachers that are just starting out or need some help figuring all this tech stuff out, it can be a daunting task as there is lots of information.

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Still Think Social Media is a FAD?

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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. Social Media Revolution 2 is a refresh of the original video with new and updated social media & mobile statistics that are hard to ignore.

Social Media Dim Sum: Tasty Bites You Can Try

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Social Media Dim Sum: One Small Plate at a Time I love my PLN! One idea I heard repeatedly at ISTE10 was learning is social, just like eating , so the analogy is perfect" The gorgeous Kyra Kreinbrook added: "Okay, I am right there with Andrea and Brenda. blogger Den dim sum discovery facebook flickr MSET ning PLN PReso second life social media sqworl twitter wiki

Those were the days? Engaging with social media

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As a result, there is more social identity based on how many "friends" you have on facebook, risky behavior that will get immediate attention, and less ability to take part in long, well-thought out indepth discussion. Andy Cloverdale social networking tools communication styleAndy Cloverdale had an interesting post that echoes my own thoughts on blogging these days.

Take Control of Your Public Relations

A Principal's Reflections

Combine this with the fact the the local media is finicky when it comes to reporting on the many positives occurring at any school for that matter I came to the decision that it was up to me to take control of our public relations. Then social media came into my life. As I learned about other social media tools I began to diversify the types of information shared and how it was disseminated.

Reflecting on the 140 Conference

A Principal's Reflections

Each of us spoke with passion and conviction as the discussion addressed how each of us utilize Twitter/social media in our respective positions and the implications it has on catalyzing change. I also feel that it is prudent to share some advice of my own that I have formulated after actively learning about social media for the past year. Can you be innovative without social media?

QR Code Custom Jewelry, Swag,& Social Media Hipster Bling!

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Oh and Bravo TV reality shows) Get the hippest geekiest social media hipster bling from Zazzle. Geek Chic: I am addicted to a few things. I have guilty pleasures. Fine Coach handbags, & Fine (and/or funky/steampunk/freaky/unique) Jewelry - basically Self-Indulgent Fripperies and geeky tools & swag. (Oh Use my favorite QR Code Generator , grab your QR Code PNG, & start designing! Wear your QR around your neck for a coy geeky promo of your blog, wiki, or site.

Keeping The Door Of Learning Wide Open

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Just last week, Anthony Orsini, an Administrator in a New Jersey middle school, sent home a letter that strongly encouraged the parents to get their students out of all social media sites saying, "Let me repeat that - there is absolutely, positively no reason for any middle school student to be a part of a social networking site! A great friend of my, Tom Whitby , and I have traveled across the country talking to various groups about the use of Social Media in schools.

2010 Global Education Conference #globaled10 - Check It Out, and Looking for Help!

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The online 2010 Global Education Conference kicks off on November 15th for 5 days. The hash tag # globaled10. :) Now you''re social-media ready! As co-chair of the conference, I''m both nervous and excited! The conference has garnered incredible support--we currently have over 90 partner organizations , 120 international educator advisors , 36 keynote speakers , and over 300 worldwide presentations --all around helping students and educators to connect globally.

The Importance of Building Connections

A Principal's Reflections

The news video aired on the evening of Friday March, 25 2010 and a corresponding article was published as well. Social media outlets like Twitter have enabled me to reach not only my community, but stakeholders in education around the country, state, and world. They heard about how we were utilizing this social networking tool and ran a story entitled " Students at a NJ School Learn to Tweet ". This led to a connection being formed with a major media outlet.

Today's Lesson: Facebook. Friend or enemy in the classroom?

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Facebook, the premiere social networking site, is used by hundreds of thousands of students all over the world. While the site has become somewhat of a nuance for most teachers—they distract from valuable study and class time—some schools are embracing the social media site with welcoming arms. Not only are some schools incorporating Facebook into their lesson plans, but they are also tutoring students as young as 6-years-old on how to ''properly'' use the site.

Reform is Happening

A Principal's Reflections

From now until November 25th, Adam is running a social media charity drive and when anyone clicks on this link he will donate a penny to charity. Listen to my entire session on Leading With Social Media here. It is happening virtually in the form of Personal Learning Networks through discussion, resource sharing, and collaboration through social networking sites like Twitter and The Educator''s PLN.

The 2010 Edublog Award Nominations - Vote Now!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

In their 7th year, the Edublog Awards are a chance to celebrate blogging, social media, and Web 2.0 The full list of categories for the 2010 Edublog awards are listed below. in education. I should note that I am co-host of the actual awards ceremony, that Classroom 2.0 is both a previous winner of an Edublog Award and the co-sponsor of the event, and that projects of mine have received 10 nominations this year.

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Following Through

A Principal's Reflections

During the meeting I challenged them to be active in the change process and provide ideas on how to make NMHS a better place academically and socially. In particular they emphasized the importance of accessibility to technology and the use of social media to improve communication in regards to school events, news, achievements etc.

Tips For Establishing Meaningful Partnerships

A Principal's Reflections

This past Tuesday I attended our Annual Senior Academic Awards dinner. It was a great event where New Milford High School students received over $65,000 in local scholarships. For three hours student after student came up to the podium to receive various scholarships that they had worked so hard for over the course of four years. One particular presentation provided the motivation for this post. It was at a point in the evening where the Raymond "Hap" Harrison scholarship was presented.

2010 Edublogs: What I said, and what I wanted to say.


Edublog award notwithstanding, what''s going on in our SLP (and other educator) social media hangouts (including all these places and #slpeeps ) is remarkable, and speaks to a need among all of us that often really fly solo in our workspaces and feel isolated, whether we are SLPs, therapists, SPED teachers, or techies- we are finding a way to connect and share and collaborate online! Let me tell you about the Edublog Awards ceremony. It''s truly something else.

New Posted Resources 11/06/2010

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How to Help Students Use Social Media Effectively | Edutopia tags : socialmedia favorite Bloom''s by Joshua Coupal on Prezi tags : bloom blooms_taxonomy favorite AllThingsPLC » Blog Archive » How PLCs Use Assessments tags : plc assessment favorite The Pursuit of Technology Integration Happiness: Skype Resources tags : Skype Posted from Diigo.