Apps and Social Media in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Students in Mr. Devereaux''s AP Biology class are creating social media accounts for the immune system. Using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Tumblr, the students need to narrate a day in the life of the immune system. apps New Milford High School Social Media

Twitter Tips & Resources for Teachers

Kleinspiration

My Thoughts on Social Media - How I stay ''in the know'' - I was excited to wake up the other day and see that my Twitter video had been posted by my buddy, Jeff, on Edudemic. The Bedley Brothers invited me on their show last week to speak about social media.

7 Must-Read Resources on Social Media for School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

There are obviously quite a few social media resources available to school leaders on the Web, but finding high-quality information can be difficult. As the title suggests, it focuses on providing school leaders with the "know-how" of using social media as a communications tool.

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. social media social media in education

7 Steps to Optimize Your Social Media Presence as an Educator

The 21st Century Principal

In his book, The New Rules of Marketing & PR , David Meerman Scott perhaps captures why a number of us so heavily engage in using social media: “ It’s fun to blog and tweet, and it makes you feel good to get your ideas out into the world.” Making the most of social media presence for most educators means one thing: growing and maintaining a strong, vibrant network of other educators. The best way to do this is to optimize your social media presence as an educator.

Transparent School Leadership: Engaging Social Media as a Strategy

The 21st Century Principal

The basic premise of the entire presentation was based on these assumptions about school leadership and the engagement of social media. School leaders no longer have a choice of whether to engage in the use of social media if they are going to communicate in a 21st century manner. School leaders who continue to ignore social media are also missing out on its power. No more treating social media channels as an "after-thought."

How Twitter Helped Owen, Middle School B-ball Player, Get His Sports Center Moment

Kleinspiration

After his teammates rush the floor at the end of the game and celebrate with Owen, they rush to their social media devices and create the hashtag #GetOwenOnSportsCenter By the end of the night, that''s exactly what happened, Owen was on SportsCenter in the top plays segment.

5 Ways School Leaders Can Immediately Capture the Power of Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

Andy Beal and Judy Strauss, Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online The conventional way many administrators use social media is as a “21st century announcement system.” Using it in this manner is certainly worthwhile, but that is using only one facet of social media. If you’re just using social media to “send messages” you miss the whole point of the technology: it’s about the conversations. Use multiple social media platforms.

5 Keys to Effective Social Media Strategy for Schools and School Districts

The 21st Century Principal

Should schools and school districts have a "social media strategy" like business and industry? In the corporate world, social media has moved from being a novelty to a deliberate strategy to engage the public. It seems like schools and school districts mostly do social media as an add on, where someone in the central office "just happens" to post announcements to Facebook or Twitter. Will it be through Facebook, Twitter.

3 Principles to Guide Your Social Media Debut

The 21st Century Principal

These conversations used to take place at the grocery store, around the swimming pool in the summer, and at community events; now they take place on the web on the neighborhood digital bulletin boards, on Twitter, in blogs, and on YouTube." Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes, Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age I am amazed that in my conversations with other administrators and teachers, there are those who still refuse to engage in using social media.

13 Must-Haves in My Social Media Curation Tool Kit

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Great time to do an inventory of the social media tools I use regularly to curate links and share ideas! curation tools social media

Ready for some fun? How about a Twitter Party & a Pinterest Party with @MariaDismondy - Mark your Calendars!

Kleinspiration

It''s a Twitter Party In celebration of March is Reading Month, Children''s book author, Maria Dismondy , will host her first Twitter Party and she wants YOU to participate! Login to Twitter at 8pm EST. Search the hashtag #ReadingMonth and follow the discussion.

5 ideas to inspire students to use social media for good

The Innovative Educator

"High School Musical" star Monique Coleman is a youth empowerment advocate who recently provided advice about using social media to do good. If you like what she has to say, you’ll be happy to know you can connect with Monique on Twitter.

EdTechSandyK's Top 5 Posts of 2013

EdTechSandyK

Because this was a helpful exercise for me at the end of 2012 / start of 2013, I thought I''d give it another go as 2013 ticks away its final hours and 2014 looms on the horizon. I''m soothed by the fact that this made my top five most-read list for 2013.

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My Year in Social Media and What My Omnibox Autofill Says About Me (What about you?)

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Her article Reflecting on 2013 Through Social Media inspired me to reflect too. My Top Tweets of 2013 2013 Twitter video ? ? ? ? ? Google social media Jennifer Magiera always has something interesting in her Teaching Like It''s 2999 blog!

Using Social Media for Good

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Common Sense recently honored Nza-Ari Khepra with the 2016 Social Change Catalyst Award for her work as a founder of the youth-led violence awareness organization Project Orange Tree and the Wear Orange campaign. Erin Wilkey Oh: How did social media play a role in Project Orange Tree?

BYOD and the Paperless Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

NMHS teachers are also beginning to to integrate social media tools that are blocked and banned in the majority of schools across the country. Smith on Twitter. BYOD educational technology New Milford High School Social Media Vikki Smith

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The Skinny on Hashtags

A Principal's Reflections

Upon getting on Twitter in 2009, I was not only baffled about how to use the social media site but also about all the symbols associated with it. Before Twitter I referred to this as the “pound sign” on the telephone and only used it as such.

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.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

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Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. Social media is a main form of communication and connection used by today’s students. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

People Make the Difference

A Principal's Reflections

Almost all of this growth can be attributed to a point in time that I became connected using a variety of social media tools. As many readers of my blog know, the big changes in my career came when I discovered the value of social media as a leader and learner.

Communicating a Concept With Instagram

A Principal's Reflections

Earlier this year she experimented with using Twitter to foster creative thought. educational technology Innovation Instagram New Milford High School Social Media

New Year's Resolutions? How About Using That Twitter or Facebook Account to Connect?

The 21st Century Principal

We, as 21st century educators, also participate in a "sharing economy" where our value is based on the quality of relationships we make through "Web Presence" established through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, blogs, and other content sharing outlets.

Embracing social media use in schools with a toolkit for administrators

The Innovative Educator

Looks like more and more cities are following the lead of NYC and embracing the use of social media in schools. Most recently the Chicago Public Schools has put together toolkit of resources —video, documents, and links to other sites—for principals and staff who want to use social media to connect with their school communities. It highlights creative and effective social media use by schools with a focus on Twitter and Facebook.

Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

eSchool News

Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration. A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

Sensible Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Social Media is bad and has no place in education. If students are allowed to use social media in school they will stay off task or exhibit inappropriate behavior. Worse, teachers will spend countless hours “socializing” instead of educating. This is the misguided stigma that social media carries and, as a result, it is often banned in schools. Social media is all about conversations that center around user-created content.

3 things you should know about Twitter

Learning with 'e's

I was asked by Wayne Macintosh - founder of WikiEducator - if I would produce a short video explaining why I use Twitter. I was a little surprised because I had assumed that anyone who was going to use Twitter was probably on board and already familiar with the social media tool.

Grow Your Twitter Network With a Spiffed Up Profile

EdTechSandyK

Are you an educator just getting started on Twitter? Or have you been on Twitter for a while and would like to increase your ability to connect to others? From my experience on Twitter, here are a few simple tips about your profile that might help you connect to more people.

5 Baby-Steps for Using Twitter to Begin a Personal Learning Network

The 21st Century Principal

Social media has offered us a platform where we can learn from and with the smartest people we ‘meet’ from around the world, whenever we need to or are ready to go.” Scott McLeod & Chris Lehman The School Leader’s Guide to Social Media Personal Learning Networks existed long before there was an Internet. Start by setting up a Twitter account. Here’s some pointers in getting started with your “Personal Learning Network Development Program” using Twitter.

Using Social Media for Good

Graphite Blog

Common Sense recently honored Nza-Ari Khepra with the 2016 Social Change Catalyst Award for her work as a founder of the youth-led violence awareness organization Project Orange Tree and the Wear Orange campaign. Erin Wilkey Oh: How did social media play a role in Project Orange Tree?

Twitter and the death of distance

Learning with 'e's

Social media sites such as Twitter span huge distances to connect people around the world. There are many stories of people developing and sustaining friendship, or even romance and eventual marriage, after ''meeting'' on a social media site.

Social Media and the School Librarian - #ISTE13 #SIGMS Please discuss!

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Reader Alert: this is a very specific post aimed at media specialists who are members of the SIGMS group of the ISTE 2013 Conference Ning. ? ? ? ? ? SIGMS March Madness Topic 3: Media and the School Librarian The research confirms what we already knew: social media is very much a part of our students’ lives. YALSA recognizes that social media facilitates learning in schools and libraries. Embedder of social media lessons in projects?

Brickflow: Interesting Web Tool for Turning Social Media Content into Visual Stories

The 21st Century Principal

Brickflow is an interesting, new tool that allows users to turn social media content into slideshows, and is now available for free trials. Brickflow is an interesting, new web tool that allows users to turn social media content into visual stories. The sources of content are: Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube.

A Monthly Twitter Chat for Hawaii Educators! Hashtag: #edchatHI

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A monthly Twitter chat for Hawaii educators! The Most Important Skill I Wish I Had Learned In School [link] #tlelem #midleved #mschat #mpimiddle #elemchat #edchatHI — JoAnn Jacobs (@JoAnnJacobs68) December 8, 2013 Chats will be held on every first Monday of the month.

Why Do You Blog? A Student's Perspective

A Principal's Reflections

I was so blown away by what she wrote below that I went against my long standing personal policy of not following my students on Twitter. Please take a minute to read Sarah''s post below, share a comment with her, and check her out on Twitter.

Student-run Twitter chat to learn more about WW2

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It''s 10:00pm and kids are on Twitter. These students are harnessing the power of Social Media to bridge the gap between the way they live and the way they learn. content creation harnessing learning show what you know Twitter Twitter chat Youtube

TONS of (free) 1-3 minute Engaging Math & Science Videos for Kids via @avheuv!

Kleinspiration

The next natural stop in my clicking around was to bounce on Twitter for a moment. Before I close this post, I''d like to state that before social media, I did not know these teachers and friends. Because of social media, I''ve met a great friend, Andrew.

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What's in your feed? 3 ideas to manage content on Facebook, Twitter, & Google+

The Innovative Educator

Guest post by Josh Birdwell | 19-year-old Co-founder of Skillstarter For some, social media is a place to announce or read every thought or post pictures of the weekend's regrets. Facebook in education Google in Education social media social media in education Twitter in Education

3 Reasons Educators Need to Use Multiple Twitter Accounts

The 21st Century Principal

The widespread use of Twitter by educators is evident by the number of educators using it. Just following the Twitter stream during the course of a week, and you''ll see several "chats" devoted to education and educational practice. Because these two purposes for using Twitter are quite different, having multiple accounts set up for these dual purposes makes sense. In a word, this means establishing and maintaining each Twitter account for a specific purpose or function.

Google+ - what is it and how to get started using it

Educational Technology Guy

Google+ is Google''s social network and it has become my preferred social network. Twitter is great, but Google+ offers so much more - photos, videos, animations, longer postings and comments. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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