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 It is springtime at New Milford High School and new ideas are flourishing.

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 YouTube: NielsenWire, “August 2012, Top U.S. Online Video Sites.” Facebook: Yahoo! Finance, “Number of Active Users at Facebook over the Years.” Pinterest: Repinly.com, “Pinterest Stats”; fastcodesign.com, “The Astounding Power of Pinterest.”.

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Twitter Tips & Resources for Teachers

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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. click here to see this video on Edudemic I made this Twitter video a while ago, so I was surprised and pleased to see it resurface recently. He also put together The Ultimate Twitter Guidebook for Teachers, and you can click here to connect to that fabulous resource. on Twitter.

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. Each of these books are excellent sources of information for the school leader trying to learn about social media and potential in educational leadership. Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age by Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes Porterfield and Carnes'' book is one of my personal favorites.

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."

5 ideas to inspire students to use social media for good

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"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. She is co-hosting the March 18th Student Voice Twitter chat on the topic, "How can influential figures and organizations play a role in empowering the student voice?"

Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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

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Middle School Basketball Player from Michigan Gets His Sports Center Moment The Power of a Hashtag - Making Dreams Come True As I was driving home this afternoon, I heard this very cool story about how the students of a local junior high school in Rochester Hills, MI had used Twitter to help support their teammate. So instead of this being a story that happened in a gym in front of about 100 people, some great teammates and social media put Owen''s story in front of the world.

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

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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. If you''ve never done a Twitter chat, I strongly encourage you to mark your calendar for March 21st.

The Right Way is Your Way

A Principal's Reflections

I have read some very thought-provoking posts and associated commentary over the past couple of weeks focusing on how particular educators use social media. What I have found interesting is the powerful opinions as to how one should use social media. I think it is great that so many people have focused opinions on what social media should, could, or should not be with a considerable emphasis on specific do''s and dont''s.

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! This is my SocMedia folder on my bookmark bar, with Twitter selected Must-have for COLLECTING : (1) Chrome Bookmarks Bar (2) Google+ Circles posts, especially MVP circle (3) Twitter lists , e.g., teacher-librarian list , and private MVP list (4) Feedly - news aggregator app (5) Paper.li - create a newspaper (e.g. curation tools social media

EdTechSandyK's Top 5 Posts of 2013

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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. posts on my blog from 2013 as tracked by Blogger: How to Decode a Tweet , 1/7/13 - I originally wrote this post and created the graphic for it because I needed it for a Twitter for Professional Development workshop that I was going to be co-leading the next month.

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Students Talk Social Media in Education via the 1st #StuVoice Google Hangout

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The topic was: Learning in the 21st Century: Social Media in Education. During the hangout participants discussed how they are using social media in their education and how they think it can better be used in their learning experience. Education on proper use - Social media is an effective and necessary tool when those using it are educated properly on its use. Student Voice launched their first Google Hangout.

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 ? ? ? ? ? What did your year look like in social media, and what does your Omnibox autofill say about you? (??? ? ) @mauilibrarian2 G+ This post was originally published at mauilibrarian2 in Olinda. 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. After the Common Sense Media Awards ceremony, we had the opportunity to speak with Khepra about Wear Orange and about the ways social media can be a catalyst for positive social change. " Social media was a flame behind everything we wanted to do.

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. Despite the expansion of EdTech tools as classroom resources, educators have not warmed to the idea of integrating social platforms as quickly as other types of classroom technology. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

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.

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

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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. I am a targeted user of social media who knows how to customize platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to work for me. Facebook in education Google in Education social media social media in education Twitter in Education

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. They haven''t engaged in the "relationship economy with other educators" so, even though they might have a Twitter account, it sits idle most of the time.

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.

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. After the Common Sense Media Awards ceremony, we had the opportunity to speak with Khepra about Wear Orange and about the ways social media can be a catalyst for positive social change. " Social media was a flame behind everything we wanted to do.

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 At New Milford High School teachers are adapting their professional practice as we continue to evolve into a Bring Your Own Device school where student-owned technology integrated effectively.

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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. Make no mistake about it, the media wants and needs to make money. Thankfully this all changed in late 2009 as I discovered the power and value of using social media as a public relations tool.

3 people & 3 ideas for using Twitter to share, discover, & connect with students

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Twitter ( www.Twitter.com ) is a great tool for sharing, discovering, and connecting with others who care about the same ideas and information. You can use Twitter right on your phone without downloading any software and even with just one teacher cell phone per class, contributions can be made and modeled anywhere, anytime. Twitter has become such a popular tool because it asks one question, "What's happening?"

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.

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. It started with Twitter and eventually led to the use of virtually every major social media tool available with the sole goal of improving professional practice.

3 Reasons Educators Need to Use Multiple Twitter Accounts

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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.

Nominations for the 2013 Edublog Awards

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The purpose of the Edublog Awards , or Eddies, is to raise awareness of educational blogging and social media for learning. Best free web tool -- Twitter Best educational use of audio / video / visual / podcast -- Math Movie Network (math videos created by students with the guidance of Shawn Avery ) Best open PD / unconference / webinar series -- Classroom 2.0

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. Keep your username to 10 characters or less if possible - I''ve read this in multiple articles over the past four years that I''ve been on Twitter. I have a Twitter pet peeve - EMPTY BIOS!

3 things you should know about Twitter

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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. He tells me there are many people who still need to know about Twitter and how to use it effectively. education social media learning Twitter professional development PLN

My Noms for the 2013 Edublog Awards

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The Edublog awards are an effort to "promote and demonstrate the educational value of social media," particularly as some school districts block blogs and Twitter. It''s also great to recognize the efforts of those who participate in social media as a labor of love, looking to share resources and experiences for no other reason than to help other educators and students. Best twitter hashtag- #slpeeps , natch, continues to be a terrific community.