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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

What Students Are Actually Doing Online

Securly

We surveyed 400+ students to find out just how kids ages 9-18 are using their display devices. Students from around the world reported using their devices for the following activities (time allocation in descending order): Social Media, Schoolwork, Entertainment, Gaming.

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. Google Forms (Quick Surveys).

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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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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.

Giving Students Voice - #TCEA15

EdTechSandyK

Students talk about their concerns with peers all the time, but now they have someone who can make changes listening Social Media and Student Voice Monday nights at 8 there is a #StuVoice Twitter Chat Questions for the Student Panel Who is on social media?

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.

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.

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

polls, forms, or surveys. It is a robust, intuitive tool that makes forms and surveys easy to create for teachers and a snap to join for students (for example, no login required — just a class code). Twitter. Twitter can also be used as a poll or a warmup/exit ticket.

Top 5 Apps for Educational Administrators to Use

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media - Social Media is an excellent resource for administrators. It can be used to work collaboratively on a document, as a virtual meeting, to create surveys and questionnaires, and so much more. This way, they can be mobile and still have access to their data, information, and resources and be able to communicate more effectively and efficiently with staff, students, and parents. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

#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.” Part of me is not surprised at the survey’s finding. As Houston asks, “What if James Baldwin had Twitter?

Education Leaders Propose Ways to Add Teacher Voice to Research Decisions

Edsurge

The groups also surveyed 510 educators about their views on research in the field today. Here’s what they’ve learned so far (note: these findings are preliminary and the survey remains open). While the vast majority of educators say they find education research useful, reliable and relevant, more than 40 percent of those surveyed do not believe that research is easy to find, understand or transfer into their practice. Like U.S.

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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 I asked you about your problems on this year’s reader survey, here was your answer: I’ll keep writing productivity tips for you.

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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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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. According to CoSN’s 2017 infrastructure survey of district tech officials , 40 percent of respondents said their school systems already offer one device per student, and 43 percent expect to reach that threshold within three years. Use Social Media and Events to Keep Parents in the Know.

Discover Expands Pathway to Financial Success in Schools Program with Discovery Education Offering Financial Education Curriculum to Middle School Students Across the Country

techlearning

-- Discover Survey Suggests Financial Education Courses Are Helping Americans Become More Confident with their Finances -- Riverwoods, Ill. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world.

3 Strategies To Integrate Technology Into Any Lesson

TeachThought - Learn better.

Integrate Social Media–For Focused Student Interacting Or To Publish Student Work. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest – there is an abundance of social media options available and students seem to be interacting with all of them.

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. In the first weeks of school, some teachers engage with parents via email and online surveys to figure out the best way to communicate and give parents advice on how they can be involved with their students’ learning. Make Information Easy to Access With the Cloud.

It’s about time: a round-up of time-lining tools

NeverEndingSearch

Working with maps and source materials, using any timescale, users can tell narrated stories; create, animate and customize paths; link to media; specify start and end times using calendar prompts; and embed descriptions of events. US Geological Survey historical topographical maps.

Teens using tech: the latest from Pew Research

Bryan Alexander

“African-American teens are the most likely of any group of teens to have a smartphone, with 85% having access to one, compared with 71% of both white and Hispanic teens.”

Support English Learners with Micro-credentials from Digital Promise

Ask a Tech Teacher

Digital devices, be they iPads, laptops, Chromebooks, Macs, or PCs, give students access to endless amounts of web-based resources for research, inquiry, collaboration, sharing, and more. Education is changing. Again.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? But youth in the criminal justice and foster care systems often don't have access to it. Greitens moves to increase rural schools' internet access | News-Leader → Gov.

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Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

It’s taken on multiple meanings too: first used to identify the misinformation that had occurred online surrounding the 2016 election, it was later embraced by President Trump to denigrate and dismiss “the mainstream media.” They struggle with facts about social studies.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. Back in 2014, our interviews and surveys led us to a taxonomy of digital curation. Ensures Equitable Digital Access. What’s curation?

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Folks on Reddit and Twitter had some interesting thoughts on the piece. Tagged on: April 23, 2017 Shift to online classes 'discriminates' against rural children, mother claims | Stuff.co.nz → In New Zealand, the shift to online classes 'discriminates' against rural children without easy access to the internet and who have parents who are not tech-savvy. Tagged on: April 18, 2017 He’s got access to your students’ info and is trying to decide what to do.

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5 Educational Technology Trends for Digital Classrooms in 2017

Kitaboo on EdTech

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 14 Edition)

Doug Levin

On twitter, I also ponder the trend of tech-savvy teachers increasingly resembling NASCAR drivers, proudly wearing digital uniforms on social media full of sponsored messages as proof of expertise: Why do some in K-12 define #edtech expertise by # of tech company certifications acquired? But youth in the criminal justice and foster care systems often don't have access to it. Greitens moves to increase rural schools' internet access | News-Leader → Gov.

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To Flip or Not to Flip? That is the Question!

Fractus Learning

Canadian philosopher and author Marshall McLuhan introduced the popular phrase “ the medium is the message ” in his groundbreaking book Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man in 1964. Helping Students without Access to Technology or the Internet.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 16 Edition)

Doug Levin

Folks on Reddit and Twitter had some interesting thoughts on the piece. Tagged on: April 23, 2017 Shift to online classes 'discriminates' against rural children, mother claims | Stuff.co.nz → In New Zealand, the shift to online classes 'discriminates' against rural children without easy access to the internet and who have parents who are not tech-savvy. Tagged on: April 18, 2017 He’s got access to your students’ info and is trying to decide what to do.

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Teacher Creativity Skill: Solve a Problem

The Playground Advocate

I know that we often take our ability to find an answer at a moment''s notice for granted, but it truly is an amazing gift to be able to access so much information with such ease. More importantly, though, the Internet is a social space where you can ask a question directly to human beings.

What’s In? What’s Out? And What’s Likely? Decoding Higher Ed Act Reauthorization

Edsurge

Dubbed the PROSPER Act (Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform), their opening bid includes provisions that have significant implications for the education industry, as well as issues of access and equity in higher education, such as a proposed elimination of the 90/10 rule, granting for-profit institutions equal access to federal programs, and creating a one-loan, one-grant program.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 36 Edition)

Doug Levin

Wyoming Ends Program Supporting Migrant Students | Wyoming Public Media Statewide Network → Farmworker families often have to move from state to state to find work, and that makes school challenging for their kids. Tagged on: September 7, 2017 When can schools punish students for racist social media posts? Twitter not your thing?

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