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. Create a social media contract. More on social media: 10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class.

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.

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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.

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. In addition to negative commentary, Knowles acknowledged other challenges to adopting social media for education.

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

Catlin Tucker

Netflix (2016).”Nosedive” 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.

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 twitter

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

It makes sense; tweets and twitter streams have been part of hard-core news reports for years as an effective way for leaders and politicians to reach their constituents and pollsters to gauge what interests people. Establish rules for Twitter use. Twitter novel. More on Twitter.

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. Parents can follow the Twitter feed, and say, ‘Don’t you have that paper due soon in social studies class?’ ” Terrill said.

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. They are seen as platforms to merely be social. photo credit: Social Media via photopin (license).

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.

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. Social Media Uncategorized

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.

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?

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. Social Media Uncategorized

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. Some social media users are anonymous.

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 twitter

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. Blog Patrick Larkin Education Week leadership social media

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. They just updated their social media data for 2016.

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?

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. Users can provide alt-text, or descriptive language describing images , through Facebook, Twitter , Instagram and Hootsuite.

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.”- Hashtags are now used on other social media sites, like Facebook, Instagram, and GooglePlus. Create a hashtag to start a movement or Twitter chat!

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?

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.” Twitter can be a revolutionary tool for students, used correctly.

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.

#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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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?

How To Use Twitter For Exit-Slip Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

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

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. social media in educatio

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.

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.). Speak out. Be heard. I'm listening.

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Context Matters in Social Media

ProfHacker

I’ve been thinking for a while that the real barrier to entry on Twitter is the layers of context you need to have in order to be able to navigate it well. — Jesse Stommel (@Jessifer) January 2, 2016. — David Wiley, PhD (@opencontent) January 4, 2016.