How to Teach Social Media Safety

Ask a Tech Teacher

These days, teachers should introduce students to the world of social media so they can begin to develop the skills they need to live a safe digital life. Then, ask your students to go home and work with their parents to adjust their privacy settings on their personal social media profiles. Create a social media contract. Teachers, it may be helpful to loop parents in on your plans to educate students about social media.

10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social Media to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. While a recent poll showed 9 out of 10 teachers do not use social media in the classroom, there are teachers who are. Social doesn’t have to be a distraction and kids can be safe. Let’s dive into ten ways teachers have used social media in the classroom to enhance learning. This creative use of Twitter is allowed because Twitter permits the use of pseudonyms.

7 Tips for Using Social Media for Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tell me if this sounds familiar: With the 2016 New Year, you resolved to build your Professional Learning Network –finally, to stop living in the 20th century where your world revolved around a sticks-and-bricks building, a landline phone, and the mailbox. You joined all the big social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, blogging–just for starters). When you get questions or comments on social media, answer them.

How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning?

Edudemic

The rampant use of social media/texting slang by teenagers is largely due to increased accessibility to mobile phones. The post How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning? Articles Featured News Social Media Tools Trends featured guide humor student engagement twitterHow does that effect writing skills? appeared first on Edudemic.

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Help for teachers curious or skeptical about Twitter From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The curious teacher opened up Twitter. In the teacher’s lounge this morning, an excited teacher was talking about a new tool she’d found on Twitter that had her students raving. Rather than ask anyone, the curious teacher opened up Twitter (there was less pressure that way.) She thought Twitter made no sense.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

edWeb.net

The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy. However, said Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, social media also has the ability to help users share their stories and shed a positive light on their activities. In addition to negative commentary, Knowles acknowledged other challenges to adopting social media for education.

Changing Our Views On Social Media For Learning

The Web20Classroom

Snapchat Facebook Instagram Vine Twitter What do you think about when you hear those words? Maybe you think about social media in general and how it’s continuing to grow. When it comes to social media and the use of these tools there is still a large disconnect between the platforms kids use and what we use in the classroom. They are seen as platforms to merely be social. She has profiles on all these social media services and more.

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. The rural district of Fall Creek, Wisconsin, has only 850 students and one school building, but it has 13,300 Twitter followers, and that’s just for the superintendent, Joe Sanfelippo. Parents can follow the Twitter feed, and say, ‘Don’t you have that paper due soon in social studies class?’ ” Terrill said.

Genius as an Alternative Social Media

ProfHacker

” That many academics rely on social media goes without saying. Yet, I am dissatisfied with my social media. Twitter can often be overwhelming, and in my experience it fails to foster engaged discussion. Do you have a favorite alternative form of social media?

What Social Media Platforms Should Your School Be On?

Hubbli

Students, parents, and teachers alike use social media every day, though they’re not always using it with a specific purpose. While social media can be a great outlet for personal expression, there are times when it interferes and impacts your school more than you’d like. But using social media is all about public relations – you can either let your students, parents, and teachers tell the story for you, or you can jump ahead of them and create your own narrative.

50 people and hashtags you MUST check out on Twitter

Ditch That Textbook

Getting connected professionally on Twitter was the single most important, most powerful thing I ever did as an educator. Ed Tech connected educator edtech educational technology hashtags social media twitterThe most important. I’m not overstating that. And I can remember exactly when it happened. I was at the Indiana Conference on Learning in Indianapolis, and our state Superintendent of Public Instruction was giving the keynote [.].

How Hashtags Can Empower You in 2016

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The hashtag, that ubiquitous pound sign followed by a keyword, are part of the language of social media.”- In August 2007, Chris Messina introduced hashtags (#) into Twitter’s code , which meant anyone using the platform could add a # sign front of any word(s) without spaces to make it a clickable link leading to a page where all tweets with this hashtag were aggregated. Hashtags are your key to reaching your professional goals in 2016.

Netflix’s Black Mirror: A Cautionary Tale About Social Media

Catlin Tucker

Netflix (2016).”Nosedive” At first, this fixation seems shallow but the viewer quickly realizes that one’s social rating directly impacts their ability to receive discounts, qualify for housing, procure invites to events, book flights, enter specific buildings, and access medical treatment. In an effort to improve her overall score and secure an apartment in a sought after complex for highly rated people, Lacie hires a consultant to help improve her social rating.

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. My use of Twitter has also changed. Some of that stems from my own personal changes, but also from ways in which the Twitter service has changed, and from the ways that others use it. I hoard media , after all.

14 surprising facts about educators’ social media use

eSchool News

Social media has fast become an educator’s dream, with almost immediate responses to questions about teaching strategies, resources, and professional development opportunities. But how are educators really using social media, and is it really as widely-used as everyone assumes? FrontRow Education recently asked 1,000 K-8 teachers how they are using social media personally, professionally and as a communication tool with parents and students.

Careless posts on social media spark physical fights

The Hechinger Report

The massive fight, it turned out, stemmed from a long-simmering rivalry between groups of girls, and had been largely instigated and planned through a steady stream of posts on social media apps like Twitter, Instagram, Kik and Snapchat. And in the past few years, the increased use of social media has added a new wrinkle to the problem as virtual disputes between students turn physical. Most often, those revelations are about social media conflicts, she said.

3 Untapped Social Media Resources Worth A Second Look

The Web20Classroom

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information as adults and as educators, there are still many untapped resources to learn from and share with and grow, especially through social media. If there is any doubt that very nearly everyone uses social media, let’s examine some stats from the Pew Internet Research Study. They just updated their social media data for 2016. Twitter is a wonderful resource. Social Media

Using Social Media in Natural Disaster

Indiana Jen

Social Media now plays an important role in our lifestyles and that includes emergencies. Use Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, LinkedIn) to share status and safety with friends and family. Federal, State, and Local Governments, as well as Emergency Agencies, will update their Social Media accounts regularly. If you have a cell signal or can find an internet connection, Social Media communicators are your friend!

Educators Shouldn’t Act Differently on Social Media – from Patrick Larkin

EdTechTeacher

As someone who is a big proponent of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. as tools to communicate, connect, and learn, I often get asked about the downside of social media use for educators. My honest answer is that I really don’t see a downside for educators in using social media tools for the purposes I mention above. Blog Patrick Larkin Education Week leadership social media

Using Social Media in Natural Disaster

Indiana Jen

Social Media now plays an important role in our lifestyles and that includes emergencies. Use Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, LinkedIn) to share status and safety with friends and family. Federal, State, and Local Governments as well as Emergency Agencies will update their Social Media accounts regularly. If you have a cell signal or can find an internet connection, Social Media communicators are your friend!

Dear Otto: How Do Students Access Twitter in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great question I got from Paul: We are considering the appropriate role for Twitter in schools and as part of my research I read your article “ 13 Reasons to Use Twitter in the Classroom.” ” While I understand the points that you are making in the article, one question I didn’t see answered is how students access Twitter — is this done on their personal devices; or is this something that is allowed on district equipment?

What Would Abe Lincoln’s Social Media Campaign Look Like? A New Classroom Use For Twitter and Facebook

Edsurge

During the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama and his team pioneered the use of social media as a powerful campaign tool. It’s easy to forget, given how commonplace the use of social media is today, that back in 2008. sending out reminders and raising money on Twitter while interacting with people on Facebook was a huge deal. Both Twitter and the iPhone were less than a year old. What would Twitter posts from the Lincoln campaign look like?

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. 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. Are they using it for positive social change, as you have?

Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations

Edsurge

Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards. The courts said, ‘you made the decision to go there,’ and that’s exactly what the courts are saying now: ‘This social media thing isn’t accessible, but you made the decision to use it, and that’s your responsibility,’’’ Rowland says.

Why Educators Must Teach Students Social Media Etiquette

Leadership Lounge

Who knew social media would take off as quickly as it did? This gave rise to privacy settings, blocking and eventually the social media norms we have today. In the education realm, students are coming to school with social media experience. They are following people on Twitter, Snapchat, Vine or other popular social medial tools, yet they have had little -- if any -- training on what is appropriate to post.

Through Social Media, Academics Spur Conversations on Race and Equity

Edsurge

Heartbroken by Brown’s death at the hands of police officers in Ferguson, MO, she took to Twitter. The idea was simple: share a piece of media—a book, song, video, piece of artwork—that spoke to some aspect of Ferguson to help educators teach about the national crisis. As students set foot on campus this fall, faculty and administrators will grapple with how to address the social justice issues affecting their communities.

10 Ways To Inspire Students Using Twitter

EdTech4Beginners

Twitter is a popular and useful social media tool. There are lots of ways in which Twitter can be used in the classroom. Here is an example my class did when learning about Charles Darwin in a Science lesson: Another example of a way to use Twitter in the classroom. Neil Jarrett (@EdTechNeil) April 22, 2016. 2) Use the summarising nature of Twitter to support students in taking notes in class or whilst watching a film. Twitter template.

10 Ways To Inspire Students Using Twitter

EdTech4Beginners

Twitter is a popular and useful social media tool. There are lots of ways in which Twitter can be used in the classroom. Here is an example my class did when learning about Charles Darwin in a Science lesson: Another example of a way to use Twitter in the classroom. Neil Jarrett (@EdTechNeil) April 22, 2016. 2) Use the summarising nature of Twitter to support students in taking notes in class or whilst watching a film. Twitter template.

How To Use Twitter For Exit-Slip Teaching

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The post How To Use Twitter For Exit-Slip Teaching appeared first on TeachThought. Learning Experienced Teacher General Social Media In The Classroom technology

2016 Fall CUE Overview

CUE

T his weekend brings another fabulous CUE event to educators interested in educational technology, the CUE 2016 Fall Conference. I’ll be one of those #notatcue people, and will be engaging with #fallcue followers via social media from my home just outside of Chicago. I’m excited to serve as CUE’s social media ambassador from afar for my fourth CUE event! There will be three game pathways: #cuesteampunk, #cuerockstar, and #fallcue social media mastery.

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. 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. Are they using it for positive social change, as you have?

10 Easy Ways to Grow Your School’s Social Media Following

Gaggle Speaks

Social media plays a significant role in promoting and maintaining a school’s brand. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter have proven useful for sharing school and district successes and for keeping parents and community members informed during a crisis. Here are some ways you can increase the number of followers on your school’s social media accounts. Add icons and links to social sites at the top of your website for all visitors to see.

Develop Your School’s Brand with These 5 Social Media Platforms + Strategies

The Innovative Educator

Today’s students and their parents feel user generated content (UGC) on social media is more memorable and trusted than any other media. This makes social media the best way for schools to communicate their brand to their school community. In New York City we support staff in using social media to tell the story of themselves, their students, and their schools. social media in education

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with 'e's

By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook. 2006 was also the year Twitter was launched. Social media lend themselves naturally to support learning through discussions, collaboration and sharing. They are vital components of the web, and social media are important for education - because learning is essentially social and personal.

Will You Take the 2016 Cool Cat Teacher Reader Survey?

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So, I’m opening up my 2016 reader survey. 2016 Cool Cat Teacher Blog Reader Survey. Platform building (blogging, social media, etc.). The post Will You Take the 2016 Cool Cat Teacher Reader Survey? Speak out. Be heard. I'm listening. You have things you NEED. Things you WANT. I’m sure there are some things I can do to be a better blogger.

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