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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.”

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

Catlin Tucker

Even the briefest meetings in an elevator or on the street are followed by a rating. 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? 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.

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.

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.

Meet Your Stakeholders Where They Are

A Principal's Reflections

With that being said it is important for school leaders to meet their stakeholders where they are at and engage them in two-way communications. An added bonus is that there are so many free tools such as Twitter, Google+, blogs, Facebook, and Remind that are free for all to use.

What is a Twitter Profile?

My Island View

The basic principle of Twitter is that if you follow ten people on Twitter, you will only see the tweets of those ten people. The ideal way to follow someone back is to first examine his or her Twitter Profile, which has public access. A very important number on that profile is how many tweets the person has tweeted while on Twitter. It speaks to their Twitter interaction. That is probably the best indicator of how each person engages Twitter.

Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

As of June 16, 2018, Today’s Meet closed (read the full details here ). It turns out, there are good options, depending upon whether you primarily use Today’s Meet for: backchannel and student response. Twitter.

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 Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter

Indiana Jen

Social Media and education have a complicated relationship. As such, many administrators have actively cautioned teachers against the use of Social Media, and many educators themselves have condemned Social Media as a mere distraction to education.

5 Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter

Indiana Jen

Social Media and education have a complicated relationship. As such, many administrators have actively cautioned teachers against the use of Social Media, and many educators themselves have condemned Social Media as a mere distraction to education.

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.

Twitter and the death of distance

Learning with 'e's

Social media sites such as Twitter span huge distances to connect people around the world. There are many stories of people developing and sustaining friendship, or even romance and eventual marriage, after ''meeting'' on a social media site.

Beyond Twitter: Virtually Connecting at Conferences

ProfHacker

Her research and innovation interests are in the areas of online collaboration, social media, and blogging. By now, the concept of a Twitter backchannel at conferences has become familiar. But can someone participate in a conference virtually beyond the Twitter back channel?

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Is accessibility baked into to the development process? Let's take a look by looking at social media examples. Twitter You must take ten steps too many on Twitter to use alt text. Who wouldn't want content to be accessed by people who are visually impaired?

Five Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter – From Jen Carey

EdTechTeacher

Social Media and education have a complicated relationship. As such, many administrators have actively cautioned teachers against the use of Social Media, and many educators themselves have condemned Social Media as a mere distraction to education.

College Bound? Made of Compassion and Creativity: Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy

EdNews Daily

One of my core values is access, and I want to help to students, regardless of income. You can reach Ethan at the following email: info@collegeessayguy.com and follow him on all of his social media outlets at the following: College Essay Guy. Twitter.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

Commit to Ensuring Equity in Access and Opportunity. Equity in access, from broadband to devices is a concern and something that districts need to work to meet head on. “ It’s also vital that school leaders take a hard look at access once students leave the school doors, as five million of the 29 million households with school-aged children lack access to high quality broadband while at home according to a Pew Research Center report.

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36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. ” More people access the Internet with mobile phones than with computers. Zoom Room (for online meetings and video recordings). for my meetings now.

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Your All Access Pass to the Bammy Awards!

Kleinspiration

Most of us stay connected through Twitter and blogging. Conferences allow for us to finally meet face to face and collaborate on a new level while sharing ideas and exchanging friendly conversation.

5 teacher-loved technology tools to meet STEM NGSS standards

eSchool News

As students engage in argumentation, verbal reasoning, and explaining with evidence, it is critical that they have access to dynamic technology tools to promote and guide such communication. Can be downloaded for offline use, emailed, and/or shared via social media.

5 Tips to Increase Parental Engagement in the 21st Century Classroom – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

As an administrator in the 21st century, I constantly think about ways to effectively communicate with our parents and the tools that our faculty can use to extend and expand the way we share academic, behavioral, and social data with the families of children whom we serve.

To Follow, or Not to Follow – That is the Question.

My Island View

Recently, I have read a number of posts and tweets about how people are unfollowing their accumulated “follows” on Twitter in large numbers. I guess at least some of this action was generated by a proclaimed “national unfollow day” that was made up and broadcast out by someone with a little media influence. It is also important to note that many educators use Twitter as part of their Personal Learning Network to personalize their learning.

How Teachers Can Learn From One Another at Unconferences, Meet-ups and Edcamps

MindShift

Meanwhile, the most enthusiastic listeners whisper to each other, or form mini-groups outside the conference walls, maybe even at a social gathering later that day. You’ll also need several classrooms for the sessions, Wi-Fi access, and available restrooms.

LinkedIn for Students: Find or Be Found – from Sabba

EdTechTeacher

Students get a chance to meet influential people in their field while they are still in school, and each of these individuals can easily become a part of a student’s professional learning network. Everyone is on Twitter and LinkedIn. This post first appeared on Daily Genius.

Giving Students Voice - #TCEA15

EdTechSandyK

Cabinet members come to meetings with the student advisory team so they can hear about the student experience. They have Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and other stuff. Who is listening when you''re on social media? Twitter is engrained in the culture at Royse City. @RC_StuVoice

Using @IFTTT For Better School Communications

The Web20Classroom

Sure, the upcoming athletics schedule or after-school meeting times are important. And combine that with access to the Internet, those can be shared across the globe in an instant. Post Facebook Status To Twitter -Update your Facebook status? IFTTT Leadership PR Social Media

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

The construction of a PLN enables educators to harness the power inherent in 21st Century technologies in order to create a professional growth tool that is accessible whenever, wherever. For more information on Twitter check out this video.

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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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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. Student voice as a key to meeting their evolving needs. Tools to ensure only student and parent access? - Meet families where they are.

Our mutual friends

Learning with 'e's

It fascinated social psychologist Stanley Milgram. So Milgram''s notion of six degrees is not so much a theory of learning, more a social contact theory, but it has significant implications for learning in the social media age. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.

In the Hands of the Students: The Classroom Computer

Inquire and Inspire

The biggest challenge is finding an effective way for sharing a single computer so that students have the opportunity to create the digital media that they''d like to present. We''ve written previously about how Twitter can become the walls and halls of the 21st Century Classroom.

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. Post video or article you want staff to go over prior to a meeting, then have them discuss during your faculty meeting.

7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

Learning with 'e's

At the recent ALT-C Conference in Nottingham (which I couldn''t attend) a very good question was asked by Renee Filius on Twitter: How can we enable true two-way interaction between lecturers and students that is not too time consuming? Hyperinks and other media can be sent as tweets.

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