Social Media in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Social Media: The New Stage. Now, (if I want to) I can pop my cell phone out of my pocket and bring up Periscope and stream a school play to my one hundred and ten thousand Twitter followers. Social Media: The New Audience. Social Media!

Social Media in Education Resources and Guides

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+. facebook Google for Educators google plus social media twitter

Is social media an effective tool for learning?


There is this argument on whether social media and learning can coexist, because really, how can the noisy environment of social media become an effective tool for learning? In a loose sense, social media can become a spark for change.

Making The Most Of Social Media In The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Social media often gets a bad wrap when spoken in the same breath as education and learning. The reality is social media (and digital learning in general ) have a place in the classroom And whether we choose to embrace it, or don't, students still will leave our buildings and use it.

7 kinds of social media posts educators and schools can use now

Ditch That Textbook

Social media has become a way of life. Some people are wary about it, but the truth is this: social media is a free, powerful, safe way to spread positive news [.]. Ed Tech connected educator edtech educational technology pln social media twitter

Using Social Media in the Classroom

Where Learning Clicks

The choice to use social media in the classroom can be an intimidating prospect, but you may find it to be well worth the effort when you consider the multifaceted benefit of engaging with students in a format that is already familiar to them.

Social Media in the Classroom: 16 Resources for 2015


Social media is a powerful tool for keeping in touch with friends, getting coupons and deals from your favorite businesses, and seeing what your favorite celebrities are up to. It is also handy in your classroom; platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and others have the power to help you forge closer connections with students and […]. The post Social Media in the Classroom: 16 Resources for 2015 appeared first on Edudemic.

Top 10 Blog Posts of October 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Top 10 Posts on the Cool Cat Teacher Blog – October 2015 Edition. 6 – Top 10 Education Tweets of the School Year So Far – Fall 2015. Many educators are on Twitter but even more are not. About me Free Resources News & Trends Social Media Tech Tips

Top Education Tweets of the Week: November 7, 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Trends and Topics on Twitter This week’s top education tweets of the week have lots of interesting nuggets for us busy teachers. As for “keeping” up with everything on Twitter. Twitter overwhelms me too. Top Education Tweets of the Week, November 7, 2015. #1

Getting schooled in social media

The Hechinger Report

Joe Sanfelippo, superintendent of Fall Creek school district in Wisconsin, leads a social media campaign for his schools using the hashtag #gocrickets. Sanfelippo is pictured here in 2015 recording a #gocrickets podcast with his daughter Alena, then a third-grader.

Using Social Media with Students

Teacher Tech

While some schools and classroom ban social media, others are embracing the power of social media. Blog Entries Twitter

Twitter 101: 5-Step Guide for Social Media in Education


If you aren’t using Twitter, chances are that you’re reluctant to adopt new technology. Or maybe you’ve used Twitter for years to keep up with friends but now want to use it in the classroom. We’ll guide you through the Twitter landscape […]. The post Twitter 101: 5-Step Guide for Social Media in Education appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured How To Popular Social Media featured guide online tools twitter

Top Education Tweets of the Week: November 14, 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Trends and Topics on Twitter A subtle shift is happening in language as seen in the top education tweets this week. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 13, 2015. Twitter Analytics. For those of you who are asking, I’m pulling these from Twitter analytics.

Top 10 Education Tweets of the School Year So Far – Fall 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

The top 10 education tweets of the 2015 school year so far include lots of sketchtnotes. When you look at Twitter, you don’t see “clickthroughs” but that is a measure of how many people click the link or interact with the graphic.

26 Ways Educators Use Twitter

Brilliant or Insane

Maybe you’ve heard about the power of Twitter for education, but you aren’t quite sure how it works. Fedena, a School Management Software company, shares 26 ways educators use Twitter, in this nifty, alphabetized infographic. Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics For more powerful Twitter strategies, check out our social media library. The post 26 Ways Educators Use Twitter appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Brilliant or Insane.

4 steps to mastering social media

eSchool News

A superintendent shares how social media is essential for today’s schools. Mention the words social media in a room full of school leaders and you’ll be met with more than a few reservations: It’s too new. Outline goals for your social media campaigns.

I Saw it on Facebook! Focusing School Communities on Literacy with Social Media


I think every community should have an ambassador and social media should be at the heart of their work. Advertisement for Family Reading Night at the school library media center. . My favorite way to use social media is to celebrate! Not ready for social media?

Google QuickTip: Manage Multiple Social Media Accounts Through ONE Gmail Address | By @SamPatue


If you need to manage multiple twitter accounts, Here is a great trick to do it using only one gmail account. Gmail does not read a period as a character, but twitter does. My Paperless Classroom Podcasting Tips and Tricks Video gmail google Sam Patterson social mediaTweet. I don’t want to spoil the surprise in the video, but you just put a dot in the first 1/2 of the address.

TCEA 2015: 7 Twitter Tips to Help Teachers Become Tweeting Pros

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith Teachers new to Twitter had a lot to learn in this TCEA 2015 session. . Classroom Digital Content Internet Social Media

Social Media & Collaborative Relationships #EdTechBridge

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

This week #EdTechBridge via a #slowchat on Twitter is discussing. What role does social media have in developing collaborative relationships? My first answer is that social media provides the venue for people to get connected. Twitter without a doubt is my number one tool for finding people to talk to about educational topics. I don't know how I collaborated before Twitter and Voxer. edtechbridge pinterest social media twitter Voxer

Four Social Media Strategies for Principals


Principals can use social media to improve communication, provide information during school safety situations, increase collaboration, and enhance professional development. Ron Williamson and Barbara Blackburn argue, in fact, that social media is a leadership essential today.

Social Media Mind Shift

The Daring Librarian

Warning, this post might load slowly because of a lot of embedded cool social media! We have 35% free & reduced lunch - some of the highest in our county - we've never had SMART boards, we're not 1:1 school, and I just lost my full time Library Media assistant.

Can Teachers Take the Monster Out of Twitter?

Brilliant or Insane

Brilliant or Insane Twitter is an absolute monster. You don’t think Twitter is scary? Okay, maybe it isn’t frightening to you, but if you’ve tried to get your students to use Twitter, you know what I mean. Social Media Twitter

Is it Possible to Practice Active Listening on Twitter?

Brilliant or Insane

The post Is it Possible to Practice Active Listening on Twitter? Issues Social Media edtech TwitterBrilliant or Insane.

8 Cool Twitter Tools for the Wannabe Power User

Brilliant or Insane

Twitter tools are popular and plentiful these days. If you’re using Twitter in the classroom, why not help your students become power users with help from some 3rd-party applications? 8 Twitter tools for […]. Featured Social Media Technology twitter #edtech

Is there enough diversity in your social media?

eSchool News

As we consume more social media, our perspectives are getting less diverse. Since then, I’ve started using Facebook and Twitter to learn about all kinds of recent events and news happening nearby and around the world. And I’m not the only one using social media sites in this way.

Can You Fix Twitter Counts? (and Why They Are Broken)

The CoolCatTeacher

Social Media Insights Twitter counts on blog posts are broken. Can you fix Twitter counts? Is Twitter in trouble? Let’s not panic, let’s analyze what has happened and how we can still find Twitter counts on a page (for now.).

How Connected Educators Use Social Media


She highly recommends the book to newly connected and veteran social media users. Book Reviews Connected PD connected educators Jeffrey Zoul Jimmy Casas Routledge Susie Highley Todd Whitaker twitter

The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015. If there was ever a doubt that education twitter chats were kind of a big deal, this television guide-style document should set things straight. The first part is about identifying the best twitter chats for teachers in 2015.

To curb cyberbullies, this district will monitor students’ social media

eSchool News

Student messages on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook are now being monitored by the Orange County (Fla.) IT Management IT Newsletter McClatchy News Social Media social networking Top News

Posting PARCC exams on social media is copyright infringement

eSchool News

One lawyer defends the practice of monitoring students on social media sites after high-stakes testing. It is especially important to monitor social media for exam content when the same test is administered over a period of days or weeks or across time zones.

How To Comment In Social Media - An Infographic Of Tips For High Quality Feedback

The ASIDE Blog

From text messages to social media, children and adults of all ages are engaging like never before with the written word. Instead, high quality comments on blogs and social media should create a dialogue that furthers the colloquy and deepens the learning.

Anonymous Social Media Generating School Bomb Threats

K-12 Schools - Education News

Smartphone apps, Internet phone services and social media are becoming increasingly popular ways to send in anonymous bomb threats or other threats of violence to schools, causing evacuations and police response. K-12 Schools School Safety Social Media

Top 10 Education Tweets of the Week: November 21, 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Top 10 Education Tweets of the Week: week ending November 21, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 19, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 15, 2015. — Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) November 18, 2015.

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

EdTech Magazine

By Matt Renwick Overloaded with Twitter? Classroom Internet Management Online Learning Professional Development Social MediaStem your tweet flow with advice from Principal Matt Renwick.

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?

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

TeachThought - Learn better.

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.

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

The ASIDE Blog

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. Social media is not the culprit.

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.

5 Shocking Things Your Students Will do in 2015

Brilliant or Insane

Last year, we made these predictions about education in 2015. Please comment below and/or share your thoughts on Twitter at hashtag #HackLearning. The post 5 Shocking Things Your Students Will do in 2015 appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Brilliant or Insane.