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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

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.

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Daugherty on episode 245 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Children with smartphones have unfiltered access to the Internet unless their parents make a decision to filter. Twitter: @MoreThanATech.

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7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Vickie Morgado on episode 177 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In her class, my class, and in another class, we used Twitter to communicate back and forth. Realistically, they will be on social media.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners.

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. All sessions are recorded so you can access later. Steve: Lucy’s our social media guru… Lucy: Yes there is.

Adobe Spark: Easily create and share videos, images, and newsletters

iLearn Technology

Create social graphics that are stunning and easy to share (you know the kind: flyers, memes, posters, ads). Produce and share impressive videos for storytelling, projects, or to share to social media. What it is: Adobe Spark is a collection of fantastic (free!)

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Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media. Principals can use social media for communication, public relations, branding, professional development, and opportunity.

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California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

techlearning

- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md.

Tech Helpful - Untitled Article

Tech Helpful

A few years ago a new family moved into our school community with a young elementary son named Daniel. Now, as a high school student he chooses to be different than his peers when it come to social media. Twitter lasted for only 4 days.

Connecting Teaching, Learning, & Leadership

EdTechSandyK

Dr. Mazza showed us this video to give an idea of what connected educators can do with Twitter: Twitter in D123 from OLHD123 on Vimeo. Dr. Mazza was the Lead Learner at Knapp Elementary School. (He Tools to ensure only student and parent access? -

Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education Announce Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! Elementary School Contest Winner, Set to Empower the Next Generation of Fiscally Fit Leaders

techlearning

Mary’s Elementary School in Bellevue, Nebraska as the $10,000 grand prize winner of the Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! The contest invited elementary school teachers and families to take a pledge to teach kids how to “earn, save, spend and donate.” – Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! Awards St.

Recognizing Human Trafficking and What To Do About It in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Ashley Burkett on episode 224 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. But as Kip and I discussed tonight at the dinner table, media is just that social “me” dia with an ME.

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Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward

EdTechSandyK

Can also be accessed from anywhere that you have internet access, not just when you are connected to your school/district network. Public Relations In Royce City ISD, every campus has a Twitter account and shares reminders with parents and students via Twitter.

10Q: Steven Anderson

Learning with 'e's

Anderson is known to many in the world of education as a passionate and knowledgeable promoter of social media and technology for learning. He was co-creator of the Twitter weekly discussion group #Edchat and he hosts the Web 2.0 Take social media for example.

Digital Literacy Programs Prepare Students for a Tech-Enabled Future

EdTech Magazine

K–12 students have more access to the internet than ever, thanks to the multitude of personal devices at their fingertips. . With 95 percent of teenagers in possession of mobile devices, students are constantly sharing and searching through social media platforms. .

Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

Social media channels provide the digital alternative for the “traditional” social life and support communication within online communities non-stop. They turn to other social media sites , like Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Yik Yak, or Twitter.

A Pedagogical Shift Needed for Digital Success

A Principal's Reflections

The purposeful use of technology can innovate assessment, transform time frames around learning, increase collaboration, enable learning about information and research thanks to unprecedented access, and provide a level of student ownership like never before.

10Q: Helen Keegan

Learning with 'e's

In the primary (elementary) and secondary (high) school sectors some can be conspicuous, because through various Teachmeets around the world, and also online during Twitter #edchats, they make their work known to the wider community. What does social media mean to you?

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Freedom, Autonomy, and Digital Media at an Indiana High School

Educator Innovator

I believe these words also convey the most important reason for using digital media in schools. I found Woodard when I noticed that she had retweeted me and was following me on Twitter (personal learning networks are about who pays attention to you as well as who you pay attention to).

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How to Create a Class Brand (and much more!) with Tony Vincent – SULS011

Shake Up Learning

16:50] – Tony talks about the kinds of technology he has access to and the activities he’s been doing with his students. [19:37] Post your answers in the Shake Up Learning Community on Facebook, or on your favorite social media platform with the #ShakeUpLearning hashtag. [42:26]

Why more black students are enrolling in historically black colleges

The Hechinger Report

ATLANTA – One of the few black kids in her elementary school in Waterford, Connecticut, Alversia Wade remembers being asked in fourth grade by white classmates if she liked watermelon and fried chicken.

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Web Filtering: equally beneficial for your 5-year-old & 15-year-old

Securly

The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires that schools “block Internet access to pictures that are (a) obscene (b) child pornography or (c) harmful to minors.” Federal law doesn’t specifically require schools to block Facebook, Twitter, etc.

14 Ways to Make Teachers, Students, AND Parents Happy with Just One Tool!

Kleinspiration

They simplify accessing and saving great content for everyone! ~ To see the " Elementary Math: Measurement and Capacity Collection " that I made, simply click the image above or click here.

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Do I Really Need an Apple Watch?

Reading By Example

Tim Lauer, an elementary principal, observed that when he wears his Apple Watch, he is more accessible to others in addition to being less distracted. If I pull out my phone, I am also tempted to check Twitter, Instagram, and other social media tools.”

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

User Generated Education

If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM. This is typically done by sharing documentation of learning and final reflections through social media.

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Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

EdTech4Beginners

Besides, the blended learning approach makes learning more personalized, increases engagement, social and group collaboration, provides more time for preparation and 24/7 access to the learning materials.

How Teachers Can Just Work 40 Hours a Week?

The CoolCatTeacher

Find life balance and get your weekends back From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When the year is up, they will never be charged again and will have continued access to the Facebook group and all club materials.

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Make Parents Comfortable with Tech for a Successful 1:1 Program

EdTech Magazine

Like other K–12 school districts around the country, you’re closing the digital divide — making sure your students have access to technology that paves the way for their future successes. Use Social Media and Events to Keep Parents in the Know. You can send newsletters, put it on your website, announce it on Twitter or Facebook — all of those are great channels. There will be questions about accessibility and equity.

If Ferris Bueller Was At Our School #savmp #KidsDeserveIt #PrincipalsInAction #edchat

Adam Welcome

Jon is Vice-Principal at Sandy Hill Elementary School and his blog is featured on EdWords and BAM Radio! Adam is Principal at Montair Elementary School and co-founder of Kids Deserve It. We can help by giving them access to various tools and materials.

8 Tips to Strengthen Parent Involvement With Digital Tools

EdTech Magazine

Websites, emails, e-newsletters, specialized apps and other digital media let parents see the work their students do in class. Take Advantage of Social Media. Make Information Easy to Access With the Cloud. For example, students can develop digital portfolios to access all of their college readiness work, resumes, informational interviews, essays for college and scholarship applications. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag.

What does it mean to be “connected”?

Reading By Example

They collaborate online, use social media to interact with colleagues around the globe, engage in conversations in safe online spaces, and bring what they learn online back to their classrooms, schools, and districts. My start, like many others, was on Twitter.

Student Online Safety: A Son (and Mom’s) Perspective

Gaggle Speaks

We put these words into action and, as a mother/son team, we co-moderate Twitter chats on digital citizenship and student voice. We are learning more than just the rules for safety; we are learning how to navigate the world of social media in today’s interconnected global world.

Google Teacher Tribe Podcast | Episode 2 Karly Moura

Shake Up Learning

Episode 2 Show Notes: Karly Moura is a Teacher On Special Assignment (Instructional Coach & Educational Technology Support Teacher) at Sun Terrace Elementary School, MDUSD. Follow Us on Social Media. Follow @GTeacherTribe on Twitter.

21 Things Every 21st Century Educator Should Try This Year (2018 Version)

techlearning

Have a class twitter or Instagram account to post about the day’s learning Just like a blog only smaller. One of my Ed Techs ( Ashley Pampe ) actually created a “Social Media” team on her elementary campus. In 2014 I wrote what would be my most popular blog post ever.

Inequality, 'Brand Ambassadors,' and the Business of Selling (to) Classrooms

Hack Education

And this occurs alongside the burden of buying classroom supplies that falls on families too – there are reports this fall that the price tag for many back-to-school lists runs from $650 (for an elementary school student) to $1500 (for a high school student). Success in raising money on Donors Choose, for example, can depend to a great extent on a teacher’s ability to leverage her or his social media presence to spread word of the crowdfunding campaign.)

Hidden Digital Spaces Where Innovation in Education is Brewing

MIND Research Institute

Twitter Chats. With Twitter chats, you can participate in conversations about a specific topic of interest. Some very helpful educators manage and update this calendar of all the upcoming Twitter chats on education.