Social Media Guide and Resources for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. free resources social media social network

Hey Michigan - Happy Social Media Day! #smday

Kleinspiration

June 30 is Social Media Day Michigan is the third state to officially declare Social Media as an official day of celebration. Social Media Day Detroit is being held at Sound Board at the MotorCity Casino Hotel. That''s right - it''s official.

RockMelt - web browser and social media all-in-one

Educational Technology Guy

RockMelt is a free web browser that blends social media into the browser to keep everything in one place. The difference in RockMelt is that it combines your social media networks into your browser. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Social Media Cheat Sheets - free tips and more for social media sites

Educational Technology Guy

Walyou , a great site for interesting information and more, has a great collection of cheat sheets that have tips, shortcuts, and more for social media sites. The sites include Google+, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook and have some great tips for making them more useful and easier to use. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. free resources social media

Culling Your Social Media Past

ProfHacker

One of the challenges, however, is that much of my social media is pretty wide open and easily accessible through a google search of my uncommon name. He wrote a post last week on deleting a large swath of his Twitter history based on Tweepy in Python. I hoard media , after all.

Social media for teachers

The Innovative Educator

Illustrated by Peter Grundy From Scholastic Instructor SOURCES: Social media PD: Project Tomorrow, “Speak Up 2011.” Twitter: Semiocast. YouTube: NielsenWire, “August 2012, Top U.S. social media social media in education

How to Engage in Using Social Media as a School Leader

The 21st Century Principal

Many school leaders and policy makers still express a high level of skepticism regarding social media’s potential as an educational tool. The problem of getting started though, is often seated in a lack of knowledge and understanding of social media and its potential in education.

Self Harm and Social Media

My Paperless Classroom

I can feel the voices I hear shifting, even on twitter. A few weeks ago I found a great person, @ERHSnicewords, on twitter. On his site he explains: ERHS Nice Words started as a Twitter account on August 18, 2012.

3 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools for the 21st Century School Leader

The 21st Century Principal

In one of my previous posts, “ 4 Social Media Strategies for 21st Century School Leaders ” I described general social media listening strategies from the book Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age by Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes.

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.

Advice for the New Administrator & Educator Using Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

During a conversation today, I was asked, "What advice would you give to the new administrator just beginning to use social media in his or her new role?" Becoming an administrator is a challenge in itself, which means there are enough issues to deal with without making mistakes using social media. This means the novice administrator is often left to her own devices when it comes to engaging stakeholders in social media.

How I use social media for my professional development

Nik Peachey

This my own attempt to outline my digital media learning experience, or at least part of it. Both these are very easy to browse when I have a moment spare and have great integration with both Twitter and Facebook. I tend not to engage with people very much through Twitter though.

Top 10 Tips for Using Social Media for Administrators & Other Educators

The 21st Century Principal

According to Andy Beal and Judy Strauss, authors of Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online , “Shifting from traditional to social media requires new skills, new tools, and an understanding of social media platforms.” Any school leader bringing an archaic understanding and knowledge of old media to social media is in danger of looking foolish and perhaps in danger of getting himself in major trouble with stakeholders.

6 Reasons School Leaders Shouldn't Ignore Social Media as Communication Tool

The 21st Century Principal

In their book Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age , Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes make a strong case for school leaders engaging in the use of social media as a means of communication. In the 21st century, our stakeholders expect a more interactive form of communication, often that form is social media. Social media is a new way to build relationships." Try out Twitter first.

Twitter: A Resource For All

A Principal's Reflections

Everyone that knows me is well aware of my professional affinity for Twitter. As I have previously mentioned many times on this blog, it was Twitter back in March of 2009 that served as a catalyst for my transformation into the leader that I am today. was, and adamantly believed social media had absolutely no place in education. They were led here, after all, by Twitter. Why do you use Twitter? educational leadership educational technology Twitter

RockMelt: Web Browser and Social Media Tool for Administrators and Other Educators

The 21st Century Principal

RockMelt is a Web Browser for educators and others who want to blend their Web reading and social media sharing into a seamless combination. In some ways, it looks like and functions as a customized version of Chrome, optimized for social media.

From Banning to Embracing Social Media: #GovTechLive Names #NYCSchoolsTech Facebook Group & Twitter Chat Best in NYC

The Innovative Educator

The New York City Department of Education has come a long way since 2012 when I took a risk and criticized the city's conservative approach to social media. It wasn't long after that I was brought on to help New York City schools embrace social media for teaching and learning.

Jumping on the Bandwagon

A Principal's Reflections

I have been engaged with social media for over three and a half years now. As I often reflect on my journey, I can’t help but think about the early days and months after I first began to use Twitter and some other tools.

DENny Award Winners 2012 - Discovery Educator Network Awards

Educational Technology Guy

Last night was the DENny Awards 2012, the annual awards where the Discovery Educator Network and Discovery Education honor DEN members for their efforts throughout the years. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

#EdStuff - a new twitter hash tag for Education

Educational Technology Guy

Twitter is a great resource for education. This is another great way to use Twitter to find, share, collaborate, and learn. Related: Twitter for Education - great resource and some hashtags Twitter, Facebook, RSS feeds, Email, Google+ - why/when I use each one Social Media in Education - connect, share, learn, communicate and more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. free resources social network twitter

Edublogs 2012 Nominations

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Nominations for 2012 Edublog Awards are open. The purpose of the Edublog Awards is to " promote and demonstrate the educational values of these social media." T he nomination process supports the goal of the contest because it requires nominations via a blog post with a follow up link to that post submitted to Edublogs. What a great way to share, discover and credit the folks whose work inspires us and contributes to our own success!

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Your All Access Pass to the Bammy Awards!

Kleinspiration

2012 I recently had the pleasure of attending the first ever Bammy Awards in Washington D.C. For the June 11, 2012 press release, click here. Most of us stay connected through Twitter and blogging.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education. This post has been updated from a 2012 post. As a social media platform, twitter is extremely likeable. 10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education. And while not all learners use twitter, few would be confused by it.

Twitter for Teachers

The Playground Advocate

Twitter is my ultimate learning playground and I hope this post helps some find their way into this form of learning. Another complaint from those new to Twitter is how foreign the language seems with all of those symbols and abbreviations in each tweet. Using Twitter to find answers.

Microsoft Launches, quietly, new social network - So.cl

Educational Technology Guy

Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and now So.cl. Microsoft has quietly launched a new social network , So.cl , pronounced "social" that was originally an academic resource for students. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. facebook social media social network twitter

What's the Value of Social Media to Teachers and Students?

The Playground Advocate

NOTE: I really would like to hear from you if you have a story about how you or your students use social media to enhance learning. Your comments are appreciated:) I''m finding myself in more and more conversations in which I am defending social media in the classroom. I am grateful for the opportunity because for a while, the words "social media" would end a discussion about technology in the classroom before it began.

2012 Edublog Award Nominations

SpeechTechie

Each year I enjoy the Edublog Awards season, which is ostensibly a competition but really a reminder of the importance of social media in education. In the past few years, quite a few of the SLPs participating in social media have represented in this event, as you can see in last year''s ASHAsphere post. It''s great food for thought and skillfully compiled, collected and elicited by Maggie McGary, ASHA''s social media director.

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5 Different Ways Technology Has Made Learning Easier - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

Social media – You can build fan pages for classrooms, stage Twitter chats for interaction outside of the classroom, and provide web pages that act as a resource guide for ongoing lessons, all through the use of social media. Social media allows us to interact on an entirely different level, and engages students because it’s something they already have an interest in. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

How is Twitter helping to Connect Educators? | TeacherCast Classic Podcast

TeacherCast

Jeff sits down with Jerry Blumengarten and Brad Currie to discuss how educators are using Twitter to connect with each other. This podcast was originally recorded in December 2012. Jeff sits down with Jerry Blumengarten and Brad Currie to discuss how educators are using Twitter to connect with each other. This podcast was originally recorded in December 2012. I was a licensed Social Studies teacher who also taught Language Arts, Science, Math, Computers.

Twitter: Easiest Way to Get Connected for 21st Century Administrators

The 21st Century Principal

If you''re looking for a social media tool to get started with in your role as a 21st century administrator, start with Twitter. Twitter as a listening tool : I have access to two Twitter accounts. strategies using social media

Vote for SLPs Shortlisted for 2012 Edublog Awards

SpeechTechie

A couple weeks ago, you might have seen my post nominating some peers (always hard to make these choices) for the 2012 Edublog Awards, and may have seen many other posts if you hopefully follow some other SLP blogs. I am proud to say that SLPs have again represented in this initiative, underscoring our key role in the educational process and in the spheres of social media and educational technology.

100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is a great way to connect, share, learn and communicate with other educators and with students and parents. Schools can use social media to connect with parents and the community and communicate with staff and students. Facebook is one social network that schools and teachers use with their students, when it isn''t blocked by the school filtering software! Follow me on Twitter and Google+. facebook social media social network

Excellent Online Professional Development Resources for Teachers

Educational Technology Guy

Social media provides a great resource for educators, especially Twitter, to connect, share and learn with other educators. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. Professional Development for educators is something that I believe still needs to be improved.

Nominations for 2012 Edublogs Awards

wwwatanabe

Thank you, Edublogs , for providing this opportunity to acknowledge amazing educators around the globe, and for raising the awareness of the awesome impact social media and web 2.0 Here are my nominations for 2012: Best individual blog: Dare to Care by Denise Krebs Dare to Care Denise is a passionate educator who I learn so much from. I enjoy visiting her blog , and see her almost every time I''m on Twitter.

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10 Technology Skills Every Educator Should Have

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media - how to properly use social media for school and work, how to protect yourself on it, the issues of cyberbullying, connecting with others in your profession (PLN). I learn so much from Twitter and Google+ because of the people and web sites I follow there.