Stop Blaming Social Media

The Web20Classroom

We can’t blame the media that reports them. We can’t blame social media or the tools used to access them. Social media didn’t create fake facts and the media didn’t invent fake news. Social media has long been the scapegoat for adults to blame the ills of kids and students on. Kids can’t focus because of social media. Kids stare endlessly at their devices because all they care about is their social status.

Helping students overcome ‘social media speak’

eSchool News

Teens’ widespread access to smartphones for the last decade has fed this fascination with social media and texting. According to Pew Research, 95 percent of teenagers have access to a smartphone, and 45 percent admit to being online ‘almost constantly.’

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What Educators Need to know about Social Media, Online Bullying, and Hate Speech in Schools

Waterford

The Internet has revolutionized much of modern life, especially when it comes to education. There are benefits when students can learn and socialize in online spaces, but it comes with a dark side. That’s why some districts have started monitoring their students’ social media accounts.

How Educators are Using the Exclusive Social Media App Clubhouse

Edsurge

The new social media app Clubhouse is gaining traction across many industries as Influencers, celebrities , and marketing professionals are heading to the app to connect and collaborate. (If Accessibility and lack of platform choices are both significant barriers.

Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?

My Island View

A lingering general question hanging over the heads of all has been what effect does social media have on our society? That answer has never been so evident as it has been today as social media tools have been placed directly in the hands of the President of the United States, as well as foreign operatives. Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it.

Using Social Media to Promote Student Voice

Class Tech Integrate

Many educators who embrace the use of technology in the classroom, are still very leery of talking about social media in the classroom. The negatives of social media usage between students and teachers can be disastrous. However, if used carefully by teachers, social media can be a powerful tool to not only engage our students, but to promote their student voice as well. Why promote student learning/voice with social media?

Is social media disrupting our networks?

The Christensen Institute

On the heels of a divisive campaign, people are more aware than ever of the social and political groups that sit on different sides of the aisle, live in different parts of the country, and break bread with different cultural factions. For anyone living through the past decade of innovations , like smart phones and social networking sites, these trendlines present a puzzling question: How could a world that is technically more connected than ever be so socially disconnected and divided?

The Summer of Social Media

Kyle Pace

It’s also a time that educators can give adequate time to new learning opportunities. One thing that I think summer is great for in terms of professional learning is investing the time to better understand how you can use social media as an educator. Social media can be used as a great communication tool for a district, school, or a classroom. There are loads of education related topics that have communities.

Social Media and Kids - what you should know - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

How Kids Are Using Mainstream Social Apps What You Should Know About Your Child’s Social Media Platforms The Most Popular Social Apps Among Teens and How They’re Using Them What Are the Mainstream Social Apps and How Are Teens Using Them? According to new research by the Pew Research Center, 95% of teens say they have access to a smartphone, and 45% indicate that they’re online “almost constantly.” social media

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

Catlin Tucker

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.

Social Media in Education

A Principal's Reflections

My answers to Bill''s questions provide a snapshot of my social media in education journey. What made you interested in using social media to reach out to your school community? Now I had heard of this social network before, but only viewed it as a means for celebrities and other people to send meaningless messages about things they were doing. For me, Twitter opened the door to the world of social media.

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. Schools need to get better at telling the story of the good things happening in classrooms,” said Steven Anderson, a former teacher and instructional technology director who now consults with districts about venturing into social media. With Seesaw, a social media app], they get a front row seat.”.

Teach Middle Schoolers About Social Media with Fun Online Sim

Graphite Blog

As physical distancing becomes a feature of students' everyday lives, social media has emerged as an important outlet for them to stay connected with friends and family. Yet, having a conversation with young people about how they use social media can be a daunting task.

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. The University of Phoenix College of Education survey of 1,002 U.S. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms. Try “closed” social media sites.

Is there enough diversity in your social media?

eSchool News

As we consume more social media, our perspectives are getting less diverse. note : Innovation In Action is a new monthly column from the International Society of Technology in Education focused on exem plary practices in education. And I’m not the only one using social media sites in this way. At the 2015 Digital Media and Learning Conference, Van Jones made a poignant comment, “We pretend to have diversity in the United States.

Sharing Your School’s Story on Social Media

MiddleWeb

Principals Jason Kotch and Edward Cosentino show how carefully developed use of social media can help students as it improves communication among the school, families, and community. Retired principal Mary Langer Thompson finds all the needed tools, easily accessible.

Is social media an effective tool for learning?

Neo LMS

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? A status update here, share a post there, Facebook basically owns the majority of our social media life. Everyone who owns an internet-capable device has access to Facebook. In a loose sense, social media can become a spark for change.

RockMelt - web browser and social media all-in-one

Educational Technology Guy

RockMelt is a free web browser that blends social media into the browser to keep everything in one place. The difference in RockMelt is that it combines your social media networks into your browser. You can easily share what you are viewing online through social media, and quickly chat with friends. You can also sync so you can access the latest news and your bookmarks from anywhere. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Evernote for HootSuite - save social media to Evernote

Educational Technology Guy

HootSuite is an app that you can use to access and manage your social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ Pages. Evernote for HootSuite lets you create notes from your social media content and also manage your notebooks within your streams. Related: Evernote for Education Resources Social Media in Education - connect, share, learn, communicate and more. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

A Guide to Sharing Positive Education Stories in Social Media

The Innovative Educator

Haben Girma , the first deaf-blind student to graduate Harvard Law spoke at an Accessibility Expo to a New York City Department of Education audience about the importance of sharing positive disability stories and services available. Haben Girma has useful advice for how educators about how they can do a better job of posting positive stories. Post accessibly If you're posting a video, make sure the video has captions.

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

Edsurge

Nearly 200 colleges face federal civil rights investigations opened in 2019 about whether they are accessible and communicate effectively to people with disabilities. Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards. Courts are saying you need to procure digital goods and services that are accessible for everybody.” Education Technology Digital Learning in Higher Ed Higher Educatio

Bill would keep schools out of students’ social media accounts

eSchool News

If passed, bill would make Wyoming one of the first states in the country to protect students’ social media. A proposed Wyoming law would make it illegal for school districts to demand access to students’ Facebook, Snapchat or other social media accounts. He said schools still can work with law enforcement agencies to get warrants to access the accounts if they believe there is a crime or potential crime.

Social Media In The Classroom.

The Web20Classroom

And it would have been difficult, nigh impossible, to have these kinds of connections and relationships without social media. So if these connections and relationships work so well for our educators, why could they not work for our students? The topic on #edchat this week centered around Social Media and the role it currently plays in education and the role it should play in education. Social Media in education can be and sometimes is messy.

Navigating a Natural Disaster with Social Media

Indiana Jen

Social media played a significant role for my community as we prepared for the storm and as we began to pick up the pieces afterwards. Miami-Dade county employed all of the social media networks to get their messages out there: Facebook, Twitter, and Periscope were how I got my information about evacuation orders, emergency supplies, and more. This was the first time I was concerned about local channel access (antennas are an option as well).

A Guide to Sharing Positive Education Stories in Social Media

techlearning

Haben Girma, the first deaf-blind student to graduate Harvard Law spoke at an Accessibility Expo to a New York City Department of Education audience about the importance of sharing positive disability stories and services available.  Haben Girma has useful advice for how educators about how they can do a better job of posting positive stories

5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Make Accessible Social Media Photos

The Innovative Educator

Steps to make accessible photos in Twitter Social media enables us to produce content for authentic audiences. That means making photos accessible. Adding Alt Text to Social Media Twitter - First, enable alt-text within your account settings under “accessibility.” Classroom Applications Innovative educators understand that today's students must not only know how to produce content. Students also must know how to produce accessible content.

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. 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. A University of Phoenix® College of Education survey conducted online by Harris Poll in April among 1,002 U.S.

To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media

Edsurge

This year, on September 27, 2017, the American Association of School Librarians made a point to encourage their members to raise awareness about “overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries.”. Teachers and principals also increasingly voice opposition to blocking social websites, noting that schools have an obligation to teach students how to use social media responsibly.

Scientists and social media: an important new study

Bryan Alexander

Pew has a new study , based on surveying nearly 4,000 scientists, and the results are important for higher education and technology. The long version: there are many observations about science and communication in the study as a whole, but I’ll focus here just on implications for education. In contrast, social media is only a viable communication method for a minority of these scientists. education and technology Uncategorized science

Practical examples of social media in elementary school

The Innovative Educator

Guest post by Computer Teacher & Tech Coordinator, Chris Casal | Cross posted at The Casal Operating System Editor''s note: Chris Casal is a member of the NYC DOE Social Media Advisory Team. His insights have helped inspire and guide teachers in the effective use of social media in the classroom. I am often asked about how we use "social media" here at PS 10. How I, as a computer teacher, use social media. social media in education

Lessons from WDW #7: Social Media

The Playground Advocate

I''ve been thinking a lot about how schools can better use social media to reach out to the community, improve learning, and celebrate success. If your schools are like ours, you are just beginning to scratch the surface of social media as it pertains to your daily work. Social media enables a dialog among stakeholders instead of the one-way communication of many school communications. If you want to win in social media, address the problem.

Communicating and Connecting With Social Media (An Excerpt)

A Principal's Reflections

The book is entitled Communicating & Connecting With Social Media: Essentials for Principals and will be available from Solution Tree on May 19, 2011 Using Twitter to Build Your School’s Brand The good news is that open-communication practices in a social media world don’t have to be intimidating. These two services have been broadly em­braced across all social and technical profiles and make it possible to reach large audiences in the blink of an eye.

Inspiring story of social media giving @CarlysVoice a #StuVoice

The Innovative Educator

Carly Fleischmann hadn''t communicated with many people before she started using social media. Today however, social media has opened the door to give this very social young lady access to connecting with tens of thousands of people around the world. In the video below, Carly shares, "The moment when I typed on social media for the first time a sense of belonging and a feeling of being heard came over me. social media in education

What Schools Can Learn About Communication From the Vatican’s Former Social Media Chief

Edsurge

In 2017, Monsignor Paul Tighe may have been the only priest amidst a sea of techies at South by Southwest (SXSW), where he spoke about his past experience serving as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications for the Catholic Church. Think “social media director” for the Catholic Church.) Odd as his presence may have seemed, it was not out of the ordinary for the Church, which first devised a social media strategy around 2010.

OPINION: Youth of color and young women use social media the most, so why are most digital technology developers white men?

The Hechinger Report

We recently asked a 21-year-old undocumented Chicana in Los Angeles what she imagined the designers of social media platforms look like. Definitely white, smart, educated. Not using much social media themselves, sharing limited information about themselves.”.