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. As I read the article I learned more about Twitter and its capabilities. 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. Promethean Social Media

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.

#ISTE10, Social Media and Relationships

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Everyone in our group knew each other from Twitter. There are some on Twitter that I follow because they are interesting or have good resources. Everyone I follow on Twitter adds value to my learning. 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? ISTE10 Relationships Social Media

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. Along both sides of this table were people I mainly know from Twitter. Social Media. I had heard about Twitter, Ning, and Web 2.0 Social Media

TeachMeet Nashville 2010

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I will be part of a panel on Social Media in Education. You can learn more about TeachMeet by visiting the wiki: [link] And you can follow the hashtag #TMN10 on Twitter. Over the next 2 days I will participating in TeachMeet Nashville.

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Why Have A Social Media Policy Anyway? Take 2

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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. Districts and district leaders are beginning to see how teachers are using blogs, wikis, Twitter and other tools to create really awesome classrooms and they are scared.

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.

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

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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.

Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

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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 met Michelle Luhtala at the CoSN Conference in March 2010–seven years ago.

Building Momentum

A Principal's Reflections

Speaking to administrators who are skeptical about utilizing social media is something that I am extremely passionate about. I now have the confidence to clearly articulate how social media has enabled me to become a more effective and efficient administrator in many areas.

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. Twitter is a vast resource with lots of people who drop in and out. I have made tons of Twitter connections with all sorts of different people. What a great 2 days of learning in Nashville TN last week!

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. I have even provided training to parents and students on how to use Twitter educationally.

Social Media Is An Opportunity - Not A Problem In The Classroom

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Source: ASIDE 2015 The resolute attitude of many schools to resist the “ Social Age ” by blocking websites within their walls strikes at the core of what it means to collectively share ideas. The system seems stuck in the notion that kids will do bad things if they have access to social media.

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. For principals, experiments in open communication typically begin with Twitter (www.twitter.com) and Facebook (www.facebook.com).

Twitter Chats Worth Checking Out.

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But what is awesome about social media and Twitter is that you can use it for whatever purpose you see fit. Recently they had a very successful chat with my good friend @shannonmmiller where she discussed media resources new teachers can use. They meet Wednesdays, 7pm EST. #CPChat- This one isn''t really a chat but more of a collective of administrators who are using social media and technology to connect with one another. edchat Twitter

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. Twitter: Your One Stop PLN/Change Agent Training Tool! Congrats to all the new Twitter users!

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.

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.

Some Guidelines for Using Twitter

ProfHacker

There’s a lot of ambivalence about social media these days, and not just because of Russian bots. We’ve covered Twitter a lot here at ProfHacker , maybe even too much, but the moment seems right for a “how to survive as an academic on Twitter” post.

Reflecting on the 140 Conference

A Principal's Reflections

This conference looks at the effects of Twitter on a variety of topics. The topic of our panel discussion was the effects of the real-time web on education with an emphasis on Twitter. 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. Can you be innovative without social media?

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 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.

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. hashtag mini moo cards moo business cards survival of the hippest twitter zazzle Geek Chic: I am addicted to a few things. I have guilty pleasures.

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. One particular connection I built through Twitter was the one with CBS News, NYC. This led to a connection being formed with a major media outlet.

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. Right after Thanksgiving he will donate all the money to the charity that his website audience (Twitter-folk, and Facebook friends) vote on. Listen to my entire session on Leading With Social Media here.

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. An official Facebook page has been created for NMHS to compliment the Twitter site that was already in existence.

An #Edchat Conversation-Howard Rheingold and Critical Thinking

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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.

Twitter: The Art of the Follow

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The Art of the Follow: One of the hardest things on Twitter is to master is the art of the Follow. Twitter Comic Tutorial At-A-Glance Part Deux that coordinates to this blog is below- thanks!) But anything but the default Twitter icon is important. Polite/kind on Twitter 4.

Reflections on NCTIES

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His session focused on not how to Twitter but why Twitter. He had some great examples of why educators should Twitter, like for the conversation or simply the resources that were shared. Do a Twitter search for #NCTIES and you will see what I mean.

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Looking For Change? It Starts At The Top.

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I appreciate the opportunity and you should head over and check out his blog and follow him on Twitter if you aren''t already.) Use social media to your advantage. Find an interesting resource on Twitter? Send it out to the staff and mention that you got it on Twitter.

Final Reflections From Denver And #ISTE10

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As I mentioned in my last post I got to head out to Colorado a few days early to spend some time with people I only knew from Twitter. Social Butterfly Lounge and #Edchat : This was the first year for the Social Butterfly Lounge and it seemed to be a very popular place.

The Echo Chamber Of Education Reform.

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One of the complaints I get and hear about Twitter, specifically, educators on Twitter, is that it is an echo chamber. Teachers must have positive relations with parents & community (and media).

New Posted Resources 05/15/2010

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tags : audiobooks , favorite Video – Social Media Reading List for School Leaders | Dangerously Irrelevant tags : socialmedia , favorite 3 Points of Wisdom For Professional Learning Communities - PLC-Next tags : PLC , favorite Gazette » 140 Characters in the Classroom: Resources to Help Teachers Use Twitter to Teach tags : twitter , favorite 10 things your grandmother can teach you about social media tags : socialmedia , favorite Posted from Diigo.

New Posted Resources 08/27/2010

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Learning with ''e''s: Why Twitter is so powerful tags : twitter pln favorite 5 Things To Get Your Twitter Network Off The Ground | edte.ch tags : twitter pln favorite 10 Social Media Competencies for K-12 teachers.

New Posted Resources 06/12/2010

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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Tips for Teaching Wikis: How I explain it to students tags : wiki , wikis , favorite 4 Tips for Integrating Social Media Into the Classroom tags : socialmedia , favorite Over 100 ideas for using Twitter in the Classroom | Emerging Internet Technologies for Education tags : twitter , favorite TeachersFirst: Wiki Walk-Through tags : wiki , favorite Creating a Glog by Dorene Bates on Prezi tags : glogster , prezi , favorite Posted from Diigo.

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Think Before You Tweet.

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Social Media is a funny beast. Yes, this conversation took place on Twitter right in the public stream where anyone could see it. Twitter is an amazing resource that opens the doors to educators to connect to others across the globe. I plan to use this whole situation as a teachable moment, both with my students and my teachers who I talk to about Twitter. Twitter Sometimes it can be your best friend.

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. We will also have a conference "lounge" Elluminate room running 24x7 during the conference, so if something comes up and you need more help, you will be able to come into the lounge and grab some of the other organizers to help! :) The Twitter account is [link]. The hash tag # globaled10. :) Now you''re social-media ready!

The #140Conf In New York City Day 2

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In all honesty, Day 2 was a continuation of the awesomeness that is the real-time web and showed how social media (mainly Twitter) reaches every aspect of our lives. From what we already know like social searches on Google and Bing to using social media to memorialize people who have passed away to how the United Nations is using social media to eradicate Malaria. Social Media is powerful. You know, Day 1 was really amazing.

The Value Of Getting Away From It All.

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Even on Twitter, there were bets going around that I would "show up" at some point and send a tweet. No Twitter, Internet, Computer or phone. It is easy to forget that there is life outside of all this social media stuff. Spending as much time as I do on Twitter, working on #Edchat or other social media interests has allowed me to do some pretty amazing things, and for that I am grateful. Last week I was on vacation.