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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.

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?

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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. She suggests the following lessons on media balance.

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. 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. Twitter has not stepped up its accessibility game. This article takes you through the process while acknowledging what a hassle it is.

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.

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.

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. 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!)

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Stop The Spread of Fake News

ProfHacker

Decades of other research concurs that people are influenced by their peers and social networks. Sometimes lack of coverage is the result of corporate media bias and other factors, but there should typically be more than one source reporting on a topic or event.

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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. 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. The site is best known for its articles.

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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.

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.

Edsurge

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!

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. I literally heard someone saying yesterday that most experts say that kids shouldn’t be on social media until they’re 18.

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. 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.

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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. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

#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. 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. 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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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. Using Twitter can have its challenges.

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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 Enjoy your food in the company of the people there.

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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?”

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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.

SOS Instructional Strategies for Implementing Human Rights Education with Comprehensive Digital Resources from Speak Truth to Power

Discovery Education

After introducing the applicable Universal Declaration of Human Rights articles, students could be asked to develop two true statements and one lie related to the information, and then sh are those with other students to see if they can correctly identify the false statements. .

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'.

The Fault Lines Between Sharing and Shilling for an Edtech Product

Edsurge

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

Get Social with Digital Reading

edWeb.net

The first step to effectively using digital reading is for teachers to embrace social reading. Social media interactions: Many authors regularly hold Q&As and talk to their readers through Twitter and Facebook. This article was modified and published by EdScoop.

I love the #DEN

Kathy Schrock

This article originally appeared in the Discovery Education blog " Kathy Schrock's Katch of the Month " in February 2020 and is re-posted here with permission. _ The use of social media is commonplace for educators nowadays. You don’t need a Twitter account to search Twitter.

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). Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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!"

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.). Twitter not your thing?

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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.