Some Guidelines for Using Twitter


There’s a lot of ambivalence about social media these days, and not just because of Russian bots. Profession Software Uncategorized Wellness Facebook social media Twitter

How to Craft Useful, Student-Centered Social Media Policies

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Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. Schools must reckon with this reality and commit to supporting thoughtful and critical social media use among students, teachers, and administrators. The go-to method for guiding this practice is setting up district social media guidelines or policies.

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6 Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

The Daring Librarian

I’ve been sharing on social media professionally for eight years now, and I have to admit, it can be kinda tricky. Follow School District Policy Does your district have a technology and social media upolicy?

From Banning to Embracing Social Media: #GovTechLive Names #NYCSchoolsTech Facebook Group & Twitter Chat Best in NYC

The Innovative Educator

The New York City Department of Education has come a long way since 2012 when I took a risk and criticized the city's conservative approach to social media. It wasn't long after that I was brought on to help New York City schools embrace social media for teaching and learning.

11 Classroom Blogging Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

What Are Good Guidelines for Younger Bloggers? Blogging Social media listsHere are eleven of the top classroom blogging tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Can We Eliminate Blogs–Teachers Hate Them! 6 Tips I Wish I’d Known When I Started Blogging.

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers

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Social media is an increasingly important part of students' lives; in fact, the average teen spends over an hour a day using social media. To be true digital citizens, our students need teachers who model pro-social, creative, and responsible social media use. So why are only one in 10 teachers using social media professionally ? DON'T: Start using social media in your classroom if there are no guidelines or consent forms.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

Define the Problem: The educator along with the learners generate possible authentic problems to explore within their local community (classroom, school, social, community) which includes identification of the intended audience. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos.

How Instagram, Facebook and Twitter Foster Digital Citizenship & Safety

Gaggle Speaks

While the photos and videos have not been deemed to violate Instagram’s rules or guidelines, they’ve been recognized as sensitive and will require additional action by the end user to be viewed. In particular, I appreciated the page with advice on sharing, friending and reporting, which is an especially great resource for students new to social media. Twitter’s educational page is a great place to gather ideas about how to interact with your students on social media.

How to Cope with Bullying

Ask a Tech Teacher

It includes not only websites, but cell phones, Nintendo, and Wii, as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Cyberbullying— a discussion on what cyberbullying is; for older students or as a guideline for you when teaching the topic.

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What parents should ask teachers about technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teach digital citizenship is easily done either through dedicated platforms like Common Sense Media and Netsmartz , or a full-blown curriculum like this one from Structured Learning. Here’s a post which covers fourteen AUP guidelines and places to go to view standard AUPs.

3 Ways to Build Your Network #IMMOOC

The Principal of Change

If you are new to Twitter, here is an article I wrote several years with some “guidelines” on what you should/shouldn’t tweet out. February 6, 2017 Developing “The Innovator’s Mindset” (Video).

Dave Burgess Talks Student Engagement #MondayMotivation #tlap

The CoolCatTeacher

This book (called #tlap by those who follow its guidelines) is like an overstuffed tackle box for teachers full of useful tools, ideas, and tips for engaging kids and staging exciting experiences. Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save Our Plugged in World by Julie Smith.

Help Your Kids Spend Screen Time Wisely


The assessment redefined “screen time” as the use of digital media exclusively for entertainment. In contrast, students who use social media more frequently performed lower on standardized tests. The new guidelines are as follows: 18 months and younger : no screen time.

Video: A new way to teach the 4Cs


In a “Post-Truth” media environment, having the courage and analytical skills to question authoritative texts, news stories and social media is essential. Make sure there is a time limit, and students are compelled to include succinct, clear instructions and guidelines.

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Acceptable or Responsible? What’s Your Use Policy?

Tom Murray

Unfortunately, many school districts’ filtering policies were developed before the rise of interactive web tools, social media, and mobile technologies. These policies typically promote positive behaviors, expectations, and guidelines. Promote the responsible use of social media.

TOP TIPS for Classroom Management in the Digital Age


for “Guidelines for Online Sharing”. Partnering with Parents At the moment it’s safe to safe most parents today in 2016 haven’t grown up in a digital classroom environment, nor grew up with social media, and thus have a difficult time understanding the current classroom environment.

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

This asset was handed to [school districts and educational nonprofits] with the expectation that they deliver educational and social value in return. Zach Leverenz speaking to students at New York City middle school MS 258 during the New York launch of EveryoneOn, in June 2014.

Five Ways Multimedia Can Help Teens Tell Their S.T.O.R.Y.


Administrators, teachers, and students need guidelines to understand how multimedia creation amplifies the foundational literacies of reading and writing, in addition to visual and verbal communication skills. Media creation is so much more than just creating cool visuals; it requires students to create clear and compelling expressions of their ideas. acronym for teachers to help students successfully create media in the classroom. Everyone has a story to share.

Our first live #AASLstandards Twitter chat is coming!


The chat will be facilitated by my fellow members of the standards implementation task force and members of social media editorial board–the writers of the document.

The Fault Lines Between Sharing and Shilling for an Edtech Product


I’ve followed the guidelines, but when does advocating for the best tools stop and shilling for a product begin?” Egregious examples abound on social media, where companies of all stripes pay celebrities to mention or pose with a product on Instagram. The cozy relationship between educators and companies has sparked fiery debate across social media and private Slack groups.

9 Keys For Successfully Using Facebook to Connect Educators: #ISTE17 Presentation

The Innovative Educator

Have clear, simple guidelines. Be consistent: Group name, social media hashtag, conference name.

Parenting in the Screen Time Era


Traditionally, multiple health and child development establishments have been advising parents to avoid exposing their children to screens and media tools such as TV, video games, computer, video, smartphones and touchscreen tablets to name a few.

Free Lesson Plans and Other Resources to Prevent Cyberbullying and Promote Online Safety


Safe use of social networks — focusing on how to stay safe on social media platforms, how to create and store passwords, and how to identify and how to avoid computer viruses. Here are some easy-to-remember guidelines to share with students. “We live in a world today where everything we do can be tracked,” says Shannon Bischoff, Technology Facilitator at Toledo Public Schools in Ohio.

Fixing School & The Role Companies Play - #IamME Podcast on @EpiphanyLearn

The Innovative Educator

How I've made an impact in areas in the nation's largest school district: Include educator, students, and parent voice in the decisions, guidelines, and policies that affect them. Harness the power of social media to give a voice to students, educators, and parents.

Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

It’s taken on multiple meanings too: first used to identify the misinformation that had occurred online surrounding the 2016 election, it was later embraced by President Trump to denigrate and dismiss “the mainstream media.” They struggle with facts about social studies.

A Common Sense Approach to Watching How Gender Stereotypes Impact Student Development

The Innovative Educator

Educators know that when it comes to gender roles, the media can do a better job of promoting more positive, accurate gender representations that give kids the freedom they need to be themselves. What are they saying on social media? What does the media say about them?

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details. Then, they figured out what they needed to satisfy for required federal E-rate guidelines.

#CelebrateWithDE – Cyber Monday

Discovery Education

On November 17, 2017, people everywhere will celebrate the special deals you can find online. Animated music video featuring online safety guidelines. Common Sense Media K-5: My Online Neighborhood. Common Sense Media K-5: Connected Culture. Discovery Education Streaming, Social Studios Techbook. Warnings for Social Media. Happy Cyber Monday!

Messaging - Tool of Engagement or Weapon of Mass Distraction?

The Innovative Educator

A good start are the social media guidelines and digital citizenship responsibilities developed by students and teachers in New York City. To be or not to be? That is the question for some teachers when it comes to allowing messaging (text or instant) in the classroom.

7 beginner’s steps in digital citizenship for any district

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Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details. Then, they figured out what they needed to satisfy for required federal E-rate guidelines.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. ” (For what it’s worth, Kleiner Perkins made just one major investment in education in 2017, participating in Coursera’s $64 million round this summer. There may be no better example of this in 2017 than “personalized learning.” Venture Capital in 2017. Here are some of the numbers from this one: Amount of venture capital invested in 2017: $3.48

Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via Politico : “ Several Trump appointees shared unflattering views of minorities, women on social media.” — Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) February 1, 2017. Data and “Research” SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued new guidelines for recess , because we seem to have forgotten what that looks like. Education Politics.

How to Spark a Discussion on Digital Life in Your School Community

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At Common Sense, we often hear from parents who want to get their school or community involved in a discussion of how media, tech, and the digital world are impacting kids. Today's media and technology present many challenges as well as opportunities -- from text messaging and using social media to online gaming -- and call for new ways to raise conscientious digital citizens.

9 Ways to Use Media to Increase Parent Engagement - Lessons Fr The @CommonSenseEd Panel at #SXSWEdu

The Innovative Educator

What are co-engagement ideas where media brings parents and kids together? I had the opportunity to join a panel at South by Southwest hosted by Common Sense Education called Helping Parents Guide Kids Media Use.