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.

Can Social Media Save Kids’ Lives?

Securly

The following is taken from our new whitepaper Can social media save kids’ lives? We analyzed over a half million social media posts from over 300 school districts in 2016 to amass the data included in this paper.

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.

Is there enough diversity in your social media?

eSchool News

As we consume more social media, our perspectives are getting less diverse. And I’m not the only one using social media sites in this way. This is exactly what is happening in social media sites.

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.

Costs and Benefits of Social Media in Education

Reading By Example

But there is a cost to this access. There is little doubt that social media and engaging in global and diverse conversations has brought many benefits to society at large, especially for our younger generation studied extensively by Ito and colleagues (2008).

Costs and Benefits of Social Media in Education

Reading By Example

But there is a cost to this access. There is little doubt that social media and engaging in global and diverse conversations has brought many benefits to society at large, especially for our younger generation studied extensively by Ito and colleagues (2008).

How I use social media for my professional development

Nik Peachey

This my own attempt to outline my digital media learning experience, or at least part of it. My infographic Collection I’ve also found that Pinterest is great for collecting YouTube videos and this has been a great way to access the videos when I need them.

Learning from Verizon's Experience: 5 Lessons for School Leaders About Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

Verizon’s decision to not charge customers a $2 convenience fee is a lesson about power of social media, for all of us, including 21st century school leaders.(See When Verizon decided to announce a $2 fee, they ran right into thousands of consumers yelling loudly through the power of social media. That is probably a textbook answer and response to a crowd empowered by social media. Well, those using social media don''t like spin.

Digital citizenship lessons aren’t going to crack filter bubbles and echo chambers

Dangerously Irrelevant

C Thi Nguyen said: Jamieson and Cappella’s book is the first empirical study into how echo chambers function. Their research centres on Rush Limbaugh, a wildly successful conservative firebrand in the United States, along with Fox News and related media.

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.

#savings: Can Social Media Nudge Teens into Smarter Money Choices?

MindShift

In the fall of 2008, Ted Gonder was studying economics at the University of Chicago as the world economy melted down around him. “We Social media isn’t a fix in itself.

7 Reasons Why Mobile Apps Are Great for Vocabulary Boosting

EmergingEdTech

They can use different technologies to access knowledge at any time. Mobile Apps Can be a Highly Effective Way to Discover and Learn New Vocabulary Think about how lucky students are these days. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. And I say frequently to my sister, who has access to this in her classroom, “You are so lucky! She’s author of the book Social LEADia.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Social studies teachers will adore these!

Study explores use of digital tools in out-of-school programs

The Hechinger Report

Historically, wealthier students have had greater access to enriching out-of-school experiences, compounding their privilege. Given that goal, the nonprofit commissioned a study of out-of-school programs to see how they use digital media tools and technologies with students.

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Top 10 Education Tweets of October

The CoolCatTeacher

7 – Diigo Social Bookmarking Tutorial. NEW POST: Diigo Social Bookmarking Tutorial #edtech https://t.co/ZfinCtII7w 8 – Dr. William Jaynes talks about his study of more than 300,000 students and how parents can have a positive impact on their kids.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I think we’ve learned how to use social media in just a really positive way, and learned to communicate and build a global audience, and shared our learning, and learned with others. How Vickie Morgado Uses Social Media in Her Classroom.

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Be prepared to educate them on why what seems to be social media is actually educational. Inform parents that their children will be using Twitter to collaborate, share information, study for tests, and other uses specific to your program. Group study session.

Fake News Lesson Plan Ideas with Jennifer Carey

The CoolCatTeacher

I honestly think it’s the proliferation of social media. It happened so quickly and we’ve had such a rapid transition away from print media that we haven’t had the time and the experience to really develop the skill set of analyzing media content.

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How school leaders can combat ‘filter bubbles’ and ‘fake news’

Dangerously Irrelevant

Already often isolated from the dissimilar-minded, we then also self-select into individualized news media and online channels that can result in walled-garden ‘echo chambers’ or ‘ filter bubbles. ’. 5 videos on connected learning from the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub [VIDEOS].

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. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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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.

In the News: Schools Should Delete Facebook

Doug Levin

Some districts also have Facebook trackers on their district sites, which could give Facebook further access to the online activities of people in the school community. Levin’s recent research report, “ Tracking: EDU—Education Agency Website Security and Privacy Practices ,” found that more than 25 percent of the 159 school district websites he studied had embedded user tracking tools that reported information back to Facebook. As quoted in: Schwartz, Sarah.

The Top 5 Ways to Use Facebook in Your Classroom

TeacherCast

Even though it’s a social media website, if you use it in your classroom for various activities, you will have no trouble engaging your students. As a result, social media can become an interactive and engaging tool for teaching. Tweet.

How to Blend Learning with Play for a Kid-friendly Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

A note: some must be downloaded and a few purchased, so the link provided might take you to a website that provides access rather than play. Collect these into a digital library that kids can access online, see what friends are reading over the summer, and find books that appeal to them.

Four Reasons I Use Twitter in My Classroom – Guest Post from Christine Boyer

EdTechTeacher

We live in a very social world, so why not use social media in the classroom? Social media is a part of daily life for millions of people on our planet and it’s not going away any time soon. Only social media can deliver that.

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

And when I peer into classrooms, I see students tuning out their peers and teachers and focusing instead on YouTube and social media. One way to solve the access issue is to allow students to use smartphones in class.

New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

techlearning

All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Digital Learning The Wire Science social studies Computer Science k12 education STEM

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Building Momentum

A Principal's Reflections

Speaking to administrators who are skeptical about utilizing social media is something that I am extremely passionate about. I now have the confidence to clearly articulate how social media has enabled me to become a more effective and efficient administrator in many areas.

How to Boost Your Teacher Brand

Shake Up Learning

Haven’t yet jumped on the social media bandwagon? What do your website, blog, and social media profile say about you? For instance, when you visit any of my social media profiles, you will see a consistent message. Claim your social media real estate.

Fact or Fallacy: What’s the State of Digital Learning in Schools?

EdTech Magazine

A study released by Schoology this year tackled a few of the challenges that educators, students and families face with technology in the classroom. Fallacy: Social Media Has No Place in the Classroom. Fact or Fallacy: What’s the State of Digital Learning in Schools?

Project Arclight: a Digital Humanities Approach to Media Studies

ProfHacker

A new open-access book came across my social media feed a couple of months ago, The Arclight Guidebook to Media History and the Digital Humanities. Basically, it’s Big Data meets Media History. Productivity digital humanities media

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Humorous Look at What I Learned from my Computer

Ask a Tech Teacher

A Denial of Service — a DoS – is defined as: “…an interruption in an authorized user’s access to a computer network…”. Hashtags were introduced to social media as an easy search method but quickly morphed into the Internet’s version of air quotes – outdated and annoying.

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A helpline for schools tackling cyberbullying

eSchool News

Anne Collier, founder and president of nonprofit Net Family News , wants to get K-12 districts in California — and eventually nationwide — involved with the anti-bullying movement as it pertains to social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Symbaloo Just Got a Big Upgrade

techlearning

At its core, Symbaloo is great, social, digital bookmarking. From a school standpoint, this is great from the start because it gives younger teachers a place to have their littles easily access where they need to go. Bookmarking TL Advisor Blog blog Social Media edtech App

School of Me: Letting students study what they want, when they want is the latest education trend

The Hechinger Report

They gave each student access to technology that helps teachers customize their lessons. And they ended social promotion, so that struggling students are no longer shuttled along to the next grade level simply to keep them with the herd of similarly aged classmates.

Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

My Island View

If today’s learner has a need to learn something that has meaning to him/her, he/she can access information and tools to curate, communicate, collaborate and create without any help from someone standing at the head of the class. Teaching is not a passive exercise; it requires work, study, and involvement in an ever-changing world. It is the social learning we talk about. If there is one thing I truly understand about educators it is that they are slow to change.

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). According to the ECAR 2016 Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology , 96% of undergraduate students now own a smartphone. Such media can be submitted to an e-portfolio or blog (e.g.