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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

edWeb.net

The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy. In addition to negative commentary, Knowles acknowledged other challenges to adopting social media for education.

Tips for Using Social Media with Educators

edWeb.net

Social media is an essential marketing tool for educational publishers. But the changing algorithms, rise and fall of new platforms, and overall nature of social media make some developers hesitant. In their presentation, “ Social Media Marketing 2.0:

Navigating Social Media as a Parent

Tech Helpful

Recently I became aware of an article that warns parents of dangers associated with the apps Musical.ly This means that access to information, images, and relationships that can be both uplifting and demoralizing is at our fingertips as well. Follow your kids on social media.

Supercharge Student (and Teacher) Financial Literacy With #PowerofEcon Day on April 26

The CoolCatTeacher

Information on Bluford Putnam, the Economist in the Twitter Chat. He is responsible for leading economic analysis on global financial markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating economic factors and forecasting their impact on CME Group and the company’s business strategy.

Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Then as you work up through the years, it begins to take on different meanings, everything from asking a grownup if it’s okay to go online and if a site’s appropriate to understanding how to research that information. There really is a clamoring for information on the parents’ part.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

Let's take a look by looking at social media examples. This article takes you through the process while acknowledging what a hassle it is. SnapChat The least accessible of these social media platforms is SnapChat.

How to help students tackle technology overload (and other useful skills)

eSchool News

Her work on media literacy comes at a critical time for educators as we try to support students in their search for credible sources of information. This article points out some interesting tactics used by some companies.

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control

edWeb.net

Dignity—it’s not a word often associated with social media and online interaction. Again, the presenter doesn’t lecture the parents and tell them to keep their kids offline; the presenter will acknowledge the good in the digital world, like communication and access to information.

3 Steps to Managing Your School or District's Online Reputation

The 21st Century Principal

In their book, Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online , authors Andy Beal and Judy Strauss entitle one chapter "You Don''t Own Your Company''s Reputation." But with the advent of social media and self-publishing ability of the web in general, protecting your school or district''s reputation becomes an exercise in futility.

Stop The Spread of Fake News

ProfHacker

Decades of other research concurs that people are influenced by their peers and social networks. All of this renders preposterous Mr. Zuckerberg’s claim that Facebook, a major conduit for information in our society, has “no influence.”.

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How to Decode a Tweet

EdTechSandyK

Avatar - A photo or graphic which represents the person or company sending the Tweet. URLs will almost always be shortened in some way to help leave more room for other information within the 140 character Tweet limit. digital literacy social media social networking twitter

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Opportunity Knocking on Your Door

The Principal of Change

Even if you had a common name, could you send them a link to find more information? In an article I shared this morning , Penguin Random House says, “job applicants will no longer be required to have a university degree.”

How to Use Tech to Help Graduating Students Find Jobs

Ask a Tech Teacher

The Internet has made it easier to gather, evaluate, summarize and disseminate information. Job searches, recruitment and candidate administration are all essentially social structures—a two-way street custom-made for social media. The site is best known for its articles.

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4 Steps towards digital wellness for students

Neo LMS

The media loves sensational tech stories. This is just one example of the many articles that warn us of the latest shocking discoveries about the dangers of technology. They need to recognize reliable sources of information and using them appropriately.

Does Child Privacy Even Matter?

EdNews Daily

The simple fact is every bit of information you can possibly imagine is being collected from your kids. Things like what your child has posted on social media were particularly important. Her company, PRIVO , works with companies like Disney, as well as school districts.

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Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike: We’ve started a weekly email to about 400 parents so far, where we’re covering topics like digital citizenship, security, filtering, social media — everything that really relates to how students should use technology today.

Cyberpatriot - national youth cyber education program

Educational Technology Guy

the position of newly hired IT professionals tasked with managing the network of a small company. Though camps, students learn the importance of cyber safety and how to protect their personal devices and information from outside threats.

Why Teachers and Students Need to Learn about Their Brains in the Digital Age

EdNews Daily

When it comes to literacy, for example, Maryanne Wolfe, in a recent article in The Guardian , explained that “skim reading” is replacing deep, analytical, reflective reading. Can’t skim reading actually serve a useful purpose – like finding a specific piece of information we are looking for?

End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’ll share three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. A note: The links won’t work until the articles publish! Is your contact information current?

Infographics in Education with Eileen Lennon

The CoolCatTeacher

Visit www.coolcatteacher.com/econ for more information and remember to tweet out your pics about how you teach your students using #PowerofEcon. So I started with her, creating the social media guidelines for the New York City Department of Education.

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10 Data-Science terms and their applications

Playware Studios

From conventional systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Accounting Information Systems (AIS) to new sources such as Social Media, the Internet of Things (IoT) and Knowledge Management Systems (KMS).

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Digital Media Has a Misinformation Problem—but It's an Opportunity for Teaching.

Edsurge

This article is part of a collection of op-eds from thought leaders, educators and entrepreneurs who reflect on the state of education technology in 2018, and share where it’s headed next year. But one of the most pressing barriers I’ve come across—on campus and off—has to do with processing the information we read online everyday, and teaching students how to think critically about sources as well as how to share and articulate credible information.

How This Teacher Builds A Professional Learning Community Online

EdNews Daily

This is the first article in our series about building professional learning communities for online teachers. In June 2016, it became a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange (COE). There were so many informational videos on YouTube.

With JotForm, Summer Camp Registration Couldn’t Be Easier

Ask a Tech Teacher

Once the form is completed, it can be shared via a link or social media, or integrated into DropBox, Google Docs, and many other popular platforms. Camps and social development of youth. You might also be interested in these articles: Great News: JotForm now offers a PDF Editor.

Part 4: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Exploring Search Engines and Data Bases

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I hope you are enjoying this series of articles on student owned inquiry. I promise you will find some great information coming your way in the posts that follow…So sign up now and please pass this on with a retweet. – Mike Gorman ( [link] ). The Social Media Search Engine.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 35 Edition)

Doug Levin

No need to dig far to discern what I think about it as I am quoted in the article. Heck, you should see what surprises my inbox holds some days: (I did not take the company up on its offer.).

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Navigating an Ed-Tech Startup’s First International Business Trip

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Earlier this year, Listenwise partnered with a Japanese education company, JIEM (or EduLab in the U.S.). This blog post informed me that I should carry at least 100 business cards for my one-week trip. For example, this Business Insider article says you shouldn’t ask for a fork even if you’re struggling with the chopsticks. Meetings in Japan are more focused on gathering information than making decisions on the spot. How Startups Can Become Social Media Influencers.

What Parents and Teachers Should Note From Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate Testimony

Edsurge

The leader of the social media giant, with over 2 billion active users, answered questions about data ownership and usage in light of the fallout over Cambridge Analytica’s access and use of 87 million Facebook users’ personal information. These are issues that educators are watching closely as the use of social networking tools in schools have expanded in universities and K-12 schools over the years. Zuckerberg says the company does not.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools is a helpful article that I wrote for Edutopia. And while some students will still struggle, this method lets you help students who need it while more students use and retain the information. Classroom management can be a challenge.

6 Things Every High School Senior Should Have Access To Before Graduation

EdNews Daily

For those who do not receive this information at school, it is best for parents or guardians to help guide their children with this information so they are ready for the unknown world of entrepreneurship, the economy, and career choices.

As Traditional Colleges Grow, Online OPM Relationships Shift

Wisewire

An early pioneer with its Open SUNY platform, the 64-campus system in July issued a request for information about how it could “take the next step in creating a comprehensive environment” for online learning within and beyond New York state. A cool $6,630.

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5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

The CoolCatTeacher

Cognitive overload comes from experimental research that shows how too much information, too much stress, too much complexity taxes working memory. That’s an indication you need to be doing something to simplify the information or chunk the information.

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Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby

TeacherCast

If a software company wants to give its product away free to educators, that’s a good thing for schools, teachers and students, right? Many companies give away products that educators can use for free. An earlier version of this article was originally published in SEEN Magazine.

Using the Tools Appropriately: Unpacking ISTE Standard #2

Tech Helpful

As a four year Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship educator I start teaching grade-level appropriate digital citizenship in kindergarten to talk about the importance of wise choices and the impact it can have on you. Common Sense Media also has several unplugged options to choose from.

TCEA 2019: As Ed Tech Expands, So Do Privacy Concerns

EdTech Magazine

Parents want more regulation of how districts handle children’s sensitive information , and states are responding with new laws. . Public data breaches, such as the massive compromises at Equifax , Target and other companies, have increased awareness, Abshire said.

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