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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

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The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy. However, said Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, social media also has the ability to help users share their stories and shed a positive light on their activities. In addition to negative commentary, Knowles acknowledged other challenges to adopting social media for education.

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

EdTechTeacher

Using Twitter in my classroom has certainly elevated my tech savvy status with parents as well as my instagramming 5th graders who have never known a world without digital devices. 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.

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Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Ann Oro on episode 314 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. They shared an article in The Washington Post , and the leader of the programs said that they have been truly just been overwhelmed with the requests for information about this pilot program. So the results are not in yet, but we also — through the Washington Post article, The CBS Morning Show chose to interview the school.

Do Tech Companies Need To Step Up Their Accessibility Game?

The Innovative Educator

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. Their site says: When you Tweet photos using the Twitter app for iOS or Android, or on twitter.com, you have the option to compose a description of the images so the content is accessible to people who are visually impaired. Twitter has not stepped up its accessibility game.

Coronavirus FAQ: Everything Schools and Companies Need and Want to Know

Edsurge

If you have any questions—or see something that should be updated—please let me know on Twitter @tonywan or tony@edsurge.com. There are efforts to collect and share offerings from companies that want to help impacted schools. NewSchools Venture Fund, a nonprofit philanthropy that funds schools and educational companies, has also started a list. Related EdSurge article on this topic: Want to Help Schools Closed by COVID-19? Finding My Media Balance (grade 5).

Travel, tracking and Twitter

Learning with 'e's

Within the hour, KLM were on Twitter, responding to my tweet. My faith in the company was restored. Twitter is quite a powerful communication tool, but don't just take it from me. An article on the BBC News site also shows why it pays to complain on Twitter. Where once the only recourse was to write or phone a company, it is now possible to get very quick responses from large companies.

Are You on Mastodon Yet? Social Network of Our Own

ProfHacker

Several of the edtech/digped people started appearing there over Thanksgiving weekend, thanks in part to this article , touting Mastodon as the open source alternative to Twitter. According to their “About” page: “Mastodon is a free, open-source social network server. A decentralized alternative to commercial platforms, it avoids the risks of a single company monopolizing your communication. Anyone can run Mastodon and participate in the social network seamlessly.

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

Tech Helpful

When the MOMO Challenge reared its ugly head last week, I reached out on Twitter to other technologists to find out what they were hearing and what their thoughts were. Turning A Viral Hoax Into A Lesson on Internet Safety Over the last week, you have probably seen some reference to the “Momo Challenge,” hidden messages in Youtube videos, and calls for technology companies to police their systems to protect kids. You can follow him on Twitter at @ajpodchaski.

How to Decode a Tweet

EdTechSandyK

When you first start using Twitter, one of the things you have to figure out is how to decode Tweets. Below is a Tweet as it might be displayed on the Twitter website when viewed on a computer. Twitter has a habit of rearranging these things once in a while!) Avatar - A photo or graphic which represents the person or company sending the Tweet. Some Twitter users decide to use their username or another unique name here.

Stop The Spread of Fake News

ProfHacker

Decades of other research concurs that people are influenced by their peers and social networks. There is word that perhaps a band of renegade facebook employees are taking up the cause, but that’s relying on the companies to clean house, which I am personally skeptical of (given their policies on “real name” and their refusal to deal with trolls, deciding instead to ban academics ). Editorial Wellness Facebook fake news news propaganda social media

How VR and AR Will Change How Art is Experienced

Educational Technology Guy

For example, companies can make use of simulated interviews and best choose candidates for the job when recruiting and training. Social media filters are a good example of this. Another example, the furniture company IKEA recently used this immersive technology to help shoppers envision how furniture would look inside their home. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article.

How to Use Tech to Help Graduating Students Find Jobs

Ask a Tech Teacher

A Monster.com post roundup on job hunting tips provides this insight from HR News Daily on how to boost a resume through social media: “Perhaps the place where social media has had the biggest influence is talent management. Job searches, recruitment and candidate administration are all essentially social structures—a two-way street custom-made for social media. Companies are just as likely to examine social media to learn about you.”.

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Friday 5 — 7.24.2015

Perry Hewitt

Social media success is about much more than mastering the platforms and tools. Quartz reports how NASA developed a smart social media strategy that fueled its global reach. It’s another sign that the social network is moving beyond its savvy, mobile-only origins. This article reveals results of an experiment conducted on the Hubspot marketing blog. It’s way better than the social media scrolling alternative.

5 Ways to Teach Digital Citizenship (and the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship)

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 365 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I wrote about these in Reinventing Writing and in other articles. Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Twitter Is Funding Research Into Online Civility. Here’s How One Project Will Work.

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Twitter has pledged to increase the “health” and “civility” of discourse on its platform, and it recently teamed up with college researchers to address the challenge. Healthy is not a word often used to describe conversations on Twitter and other social-media platforms these days. If you want to improve something, you must be able to measure it,” said Twitter officials in a blog post about the effort, paraphrasing the famous quote by business guru Peter Drucker.

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! If they aren’t taken care of, we are left wondering why our teacher blog or website isn’t accomplishing what it does for everyone else, why our social media Tweeple don’t answer us, and why our TPT materials languish.

Connecting Parents to Student’s Digital Lives

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Daugherty on episode 281 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 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. I wish I would have had that article a little later, with the most recent YouTube controversy.

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Summer is an important time for educators. In a quote from Scientific American from their article, “ Can you catch up on lost sleep? ” “Go to bed when you are tired, and allow your body to wake you in the morning (no alarm clock allowed). Social media addiction can also be associated with anxiety, depression, loneliness, and ADHD. Enjoy your food in the company of the people there.

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more. If you delete the apps for social media, you’re not deleting the social media service. You can also find a Twitter chat that might suit you.

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Pushback Is Growing Against Automated Proctoring Services. But So Is Their Use

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Companies including ProctorU have long offered human test-watchers who sit in call centers and look in on test-takers through their webcams. National publications have started to document the outcry, including articles in Vice , The Verge and The Washington Post.

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. CyberPatriot's newest program, CyberGenerations, the Senior Citizen's Cyber Safety Initiative, is designed to teach older individuals about password hygiene, malware and ransomware, marketing and fraud scam, and social media awareness. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article.

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. Before reading, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. The Social Media Search Engine. Sweet Search – Human Reviewed – It is owned by Dulcinea Media, a company committed to supplying students with a search engine that returns results that are accurate, reliable, safe, and understandable.

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5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen or read this post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In a quote from Scientific American from their article, “ Can you catch up on lost sleep? ”. “Go Social media addiction can also be associated with anxiety, depression, loneliness, and ADHD. Our summertime is an excellent time to break that social media addiction if you think you might have one. Enjoy your food in the company of the people there.

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#Supermuch teaching in the classroom and online

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 344 with Jody Green and Dr. Tim Green From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’ve been published in Leading and Learning with Technology , and I’m currently co-authoring a book on how teachers can develop a personal learning network using social media and other digital tools. IDbookGreen ), The Educator’s Guide to Producing New Media and Open Educational Resources (Routledge – bit.ly/green

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. Google – which maintains close ties to the think tank – was alleged to pressure New America to push out a scholar and his team after they made a series of sharp statements about the behavior of the company. Heck, you should see what surprises my inbox holds some days: (I did not take the company up on its offer.). Twitter not your thing?

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The Fault Lines Between Sharing and Shilling for an Edtech Product

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At issue is whether “ambassador” programs and other branding efforts, wherein companies give teachers T-shirts, gift cards and other perks, constitute ethical violations. Clearly, the article has touched a nerve in the education community about the fault lines between preaching and pitching products. Nicholas Provenzano, one of two teachers featured in the piece, wrote to clarify his decision-making before agreeing to work with companies. “I

Building a Classroom Community by Having Parent Parties

The CoolCatTeacher

Tisha Shipley on episode 299 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You know, I always sent out a newsletter and I have social media, so I asked them, “What are some things you want to see at parent parties?” Dr. Shipley has written and published many articles and has social media to reach her students and families. Twitter: @tishashipley.

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The fame monster

Learning with 'e's

Can our worth be measured by the amount of Twitter followers we have or by how many +1s we receive on Google+? Klout, Peerindex and other social reputation measuring sites are constantly bombarding web users with statistics about their 'true reach', 'amplification' and 'influence'. This number is calculated among other things, on an analysis of my recent web activity on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ over the last 90 days. That's the bottom line for social networks.

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

EdTech Magazine

Public data breaches, such as the massive compromises at Equifax , Target and other companies, have increased awareness, Abshire said. JOIN THE CONVERSATION: Follow @EdTech_K12 on Twitter for continued TCEA 2019 coverage. Finally, leaders must be mindful of students’ digital footprint , helping them to set the right privacy settings on social media and avoid oversharing. . Keep this page bookmarked for articles from the event.

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SlidePresenter - free online multimedia presentations

Educational Technology Guy

Each presentation can be tagged, embedded in other sites, and easily shared via social media. It is a German company so some times the web page translations are a little awkward, but the product works great). Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. SlidePresenter is an online presentation service.

Digital Curation & Sweet Scoopage

The Daring Librarian

Share Scoopit will share those cool resources on Social Media for you! Ever get frustrated by the 140 character limit of Twitter? This curation tool becomes a powerful crowdsource when visitors to your Scoopit topic page can Re-Scoop or share each "article!" Check out the articles listed at the end of this post to learn about it - then come back for the FUN! Don''t you love it when companies are Social Media savvy & responsive?)

Sit With Us App: How Kids are Fighting Bullying One Lunch Table at a Time

The CoolCatTeacher

Natalie Hampton on episode 252 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Her “Sit with Us” apps and clubs are sweeping the US and other countries as kids use social media to find other kids and stand against bullying. So you sign up, like any social media site. But whenever we get messages through our social media channels, it really reminds me that what I’m doing is really rewarding.

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. Google – which maintains close ties to the think tank – was alleged to pressure New America to push out a scholar and his team after they made a series of sharp statements about the behavior of the company. Heck, you should see what surprises my inbox holds some days: (I did not take the company up on its offer.). Twitter not your thing?

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4 Security Issues for Schools During Covid19 Distance Education

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Schools spend time, resources, and focus on security. Third, I talk about increasing awareness of social media manipulation by countries. Social Media Manipulation – I saw a post from Beth Kanter about this poster and as it was being discussed, several noted some Russian in the original pice and their sites.

5 Ways to Overcome Cognitive Overload

The CoolCatTeacher

Todd Finley on episode 325 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Aerospace companies now realize that cockpits with all these switches is completely visually overwhelming for pilots and can create cognitive overload in stressful situations. Todd also has a lot of great resources at his website, Todd-Finley.com , and he’s got a lot of articles on Edutopia. Twitter: @finleyt.

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