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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.

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. Parents can follow the Twitter feed, and say, ‘Don’t you have that paper due soon in social studies class?’ ” Terrill said.

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.

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. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

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. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

Scientists and social media: an important new study

Bryan Alexander

When it comes to communicating with their peers, scientists use a variety of media, with an emphasis on old-school methods: When it comes to digitally communicating with one’s peers, the leading technology for scientists is… email.

5 Reasons You Don't Need to Worry About Kids and Social Media

Graphite Blog

Yes, the risks of social media are real. As a parent, you can help nurture the positive aspects simply by accepting how important social media is for kids and helping them find ways for it to add real value to their lives. For inspiration, here are some of the benefits of your kid being social media-savvy: It strengthens friendships. Suicidal teens can even get immediate access to quality support online.

EdTechTeam Impact Report-Mexico

EdTechTeam

EdTechTeam Mexico is also a Chromebook Reseller and offers a program called ImpactoEDU , which is designed to develop key competencies in students: problem-solving, information analysis, decision making, creativity, collaborative learning, and communication (through access to devices, curated applications, and professional development). In 2017, EdTechTeam Mexico managed a local grant for Google, offered local custom professional development, and maintains a local social media presence.

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.

Fake News Lesson Plan Ideas with Jennifer Carey

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 123 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I honestly think it’s the proliferation of social media. We all see that Facebook status update or Twitter tweet.

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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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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?

Down with Twitter’s Project Lightning

Bryan Alexander

Twitter is apparently preparing a reboot. We don’t know how Lightning – I refuse to call it Twitter 2.0 – is actually structured and how it will really work once rolled out. Why is Twitter planning to shoot Lightning into the world? Twitter as tv.

Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

There has been a lot of talk in the news about the weaponization of social media. What is often not discussed in these arguments is the interconnectedness of social media and digital, data privacy.

How to Create a Twitter List of Reliable Media Sources

Reading By Example

Twitter has been the primary medium for sharing news regarding the presidential election and transition. This social media tool can be effective for gaining multiple perspectives on a topic or cause. My suggestion: Create a Twitter list. Start reading your Twitter list.

What Students Are Actually Doing Online

Securly

Students from around the world reported using their devices for the following activities (time allocation in descending order): Social Media, Schoolwork, Entertainment, Gaming. SOCIAL MEDIA. Curious as to how children are spending their time online? So are we.

A helpline for schools tackling cyberbullying

eSchool News

Pilot program lets schools tap into a helpline with close ties to Twitter and Facebook. Collier, who is co-creator of the recently-launched iCanHelpline.org , teamed up with #iCANHELP to develop a social media helpline for schools.

On teens, their phones & shifting communications landscapes (new from Pew)

NeverEndingSearch

This week Pew Research Center released Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 , a report that should have relevance to all of us who work with young people. The researchers noted that teens are diversifying–71% of teens use more than one social network site.

Creating Environments Where Students Can Thrive! Highlights of the #BadgeSummit Keynote by @MeenoRami

Teacher Reboot Camp

For the past couple of years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years interviewed folks with my toddler, Savvy. Meeno shared her thoughts and ideas on how we name, measure, and increase access to learning.

How Young Activists Deploy Digital Tools for Social Change

Educator Innovator

NOTE: This blog post is part of Writing Our Civic Futures , a social annotation project with Marginal Syllabus. Middle Eastern and Muslim-American youth are creating new ways to use social media and other digital tools to find their voices, educate, and organize for social change.

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Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

edWeb.net

According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.”

Q&A: Tarah Luster Explains How to Teach K–12 Students Digital Responsibility

EdTech Magazine

With easier access to social media platforms through mobile devices, students are spending significantly more time online. We talk with students about their responsibility for their own devices and their own use of internet and social media. . Twitter.

To #AASL11 Minneapolis and Back: Report to Faculty

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Nicholas Carr, author of The Shallows, introductory keynote speaker Top Must-Have for Our Students: Teen Health and Wellness: Real Life, Real Answers , the mobile app for 24/7 access by our students. We must be willing to experiment with technology and report our findings."

and then our tools shape us

Learning with 'e's

Today''s book recommendation is the fifth in the series: Howard Rheingold (2002) Smart Mobs: The next social revolution. I first read it whilst a new academic and still finding my way, and I read it in a time that pre-dated what we now know as social media.

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Interview on Down the Hall Podcast

EdTechSandyK

I have networked on Twitter and on this blog with one of the podcast hosts, Dave Roy ( @UBCMET ), a Senior Program Assistant for EPLT, and it was Dave who asked me for an interview after hearing me in another recent podcast appearance. Graphic Used Under a CC By-SA 2.0

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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. . Kids aged 8–18 years old are in front of screens for seven hours every day on average, CBS News reports.

Get out your color pencils, crayons, markers: #colorourcollections comes back.

NeverEndingSearch

The social media campaign raised awareness of these collections by sharing color sheets and books based on content in these special collections on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, using the hashtags #ColorOurCollections, and #ColourOurCollections.

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.

Why more black students are enrolling in historically black colleges

The Hechinger Report

But although HBCUs drew 80 percent of all black college-goers four decades ago, that number had been hovering at just over 10 percent, according to a 2013 report by Gasman. At Spelman, prospective students are mentioning the social climate more often in their application essays, Hayes said.

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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.

We need more black people rooting for tech entrepreneurs, not just football players

The Hechinger Report

According to a Brookings Institution report , African-Americans make up less than a percent of senior decision makers in venture capital. HBCUs are well equipped to develop more critical technologists who can incite social change through entrepreneurship.

What is Microsoft Sway?

Ask a Tech Teacher

When your Sway is finished, add it to any site that accepts embed codes, send it out as a link, or share it to a variety of social media outlets. Write and format reports. Prepare presentations, much as students would a report.

Friday 5 — 3.17.2017

Perry Hewitt

John Maeda and team released the 2017 Design in Tech report. The early promise of social media as proxy for inclination to purchase has not been realized. HBR explores the marketing value of social media , and highlights ways marketers can gain customer intelligence and make the most of engaged customer endorsements to drive results. Worried about what your kids are accessing on their mobile devices?

Why Learning and People Should Come First

A Principal's Reflections

After having attendees discuss in groups their responses to each question I have them report out their thoughts using a variety of tools. A few days later I still have not been able to access ProConIt successfully.

Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Project templates include social memes, mini websites, narrated tutorials, presentations, reports, posters, how-to videos, and more. You can access files in Dropbox, Google Photos, YouTube, Vimeo, or upload them from your local computer. Book report.

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#BlackStudentsMatter: Why Digital Activism Is a Voice for Black students

Edsurge

Social media and social activism appear to be undeniably interwoven among Black users. A recent Pew Research survey examining attitudes toward digital activism reported that more than half (54 percent) of Black users “believe social media is an important tool for them to use in expressing their opinion about social and political issues.” Suddenly a single hashtag gave one access to a real-time conversation that transcended space.”

Olympic Learning! Over 32 Web Resources and Activities

Teacher Reboot Camp

Your students will also learn about different cultures and traditions by following the Olympics online through videos, articles, images, social media and infographics. Download the pdf version if your students do not have access to computers. Students can learn about the Olympics on Twitter: Follow these accounts and hashtags to get the latest updates and news- @Olympics , @NBCOlympics , @NPROlympics , @ESPNOlympics , #Olympics , #Rio2016 , and #Olympics2016.