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Stop Blaming Social Media

The Web20Classroom

From our twitter streams to talking heads on television it seems like we can not escape facts being outright fake, or the perception that they are. We can’t blame the media that reports them. We can’t blame social media or the tools used to access them.

Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather Callihan in episode 143 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Heather Callihan’s @ hcallihan students help with their Facebook and Twitter using some technology tools. Twitter: @hcallihan.

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? Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it.

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? social media

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. Courts are saying you need to procure digital goods and services that are accessible for everybody.”

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? Everyone who owns an internet-capable device has access to Facebook.

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. How is this done with 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.

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? In early March of 2009, I was reading my local newspaper, The Staten Island Advance, and came across an article on Twitter. As I read the article I learned more about Twitter and its capabilities. For me, Twitter opened the door to the world of social media.

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.

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. 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

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.

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.”

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.  They forget to celebrate on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat. Haben Girma has useful advice for how educators about how they can do a better job of posting positive stories

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. As an educator, I am thrilled. Establish rules for Twitter use.

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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

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? It all starts with education.

It's Time to Redesign Your Social Media Presence for 2018

Edsurge

Using social media successfully in 2018 means more than checking your Facebook page or scrolling through Twitter occasionally. It is possible, with intention, to create a social media presence that is effective—for both you and your audience—whether that’s friends, colleagues or peers around the globe. Here’s how educators can get started creating an intentional social media presence, making the best use of the many tools and platforms out there today.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education. As a social media platform, twitter is extremely likeable. While all social media sites serve some useful niche or they’d likely disappear, twitter has significant potential for academic applications.

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. In contrast, social media is only a viable communication method for a minority of these scientists. education and technology Uncategorized scienc

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. For that, Twitter is a fantastic platform. social media in education

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.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon on episode 190 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16!

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. The system seems stuck in the notion that kids will do bad things if they have access to social media.

Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

My Island View

If there is one thing I truly understand about educators it is that they are slow to change. It might be from decades of people jumping in with the “latest and greatest” answer to a better way to do things in education, or some legislative mandate to fix it all through legislation, only to find it to fizzle out and fall way short when actually implemented. A majority of educators are very comfortable with the methodology and pedagogy of that time.

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. For principals, experiments in open communication typically begin with Twitter (www.twitter.com) and Facebook (www.facebook.com).

Top 10 Education Tweets of October

The CoolCatTeacher

Trends and Topics on Twitter October is a busy month for teachers. These resources are being shared by teachers on Twitter. But you don’t have to join Twitter to click the links and read the hot topics. While I hope you’ll join Twitter, some of you won’t.

What Twitter Shortcomings?

My Island View

I was somewhat disturbed about a recent post by a friend and connected colleague concerning the state of Twitter and its use by some individuals in what is now fast becoming the education social media culture. My friend seemed to be longing for the “good ole days” of Twitter when it was smaller numbers and people knew their place in their interacting with others. I remember those days as well, since I was on Twitter years before my friend.

Whom Should I Follow on Twitter?

My Island View

For some reason any post with Twitter in the title does not do well with a general population of educators. Social media as a source of professional development has yet to catch on in large numbers among educators. There is however a growing number of educators using Twitter who look for strategies to better serve them in social media for collaborative learning. All Twitter accounts have profiles.