Social Media in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

The Tool We Should All Be Using to Improve Education In the 1970’s the parking lot would be full of parents ready to see the school play. Social Media: The New Stage. Social Media: The New Audience. Staging a Comeback in Education. Social Media!

How to Teach Social Media Safety

Ask a Tech Teacher

These days, teachers should introduce students to the world of social media so they can begin to develop the skills they need to live a safe digital life. That’s why educators should teach children digital etiquette , starting with the “What Would Grandma Say?”

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Social Media in Education Resources and Guides

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. Educators can learn, share, connect and more with educators from around the world. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them.

The Ups and Downs of Social Media

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Watch teenagers using social media, and you witness an emotional rollercoaster: they are intermittently ecstatic, furious, envious, heartbroken, charmed, anxious, obsessive, and bored.

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.

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

Principles for school districts’ social media policies

Dangerously Irrelevant

My newest article is out. This one is about some general guidelines and principles for school districts to consider as they formulate their social media policies. You can read the full article online or in AASA’s School Administrator magazine. And then they usually create policy documents that hector and admonish youth and educators about all of the things they shouldn’t do. Humans are inherently social and we make meaning together.

Netflix’s Black Mirror: A Cautionary Tale About Social Media

Catlin Tucker

At first, this fixation seems shallow but the viewer quickly realizes that one’s social rating directly impacts their ability to receive discounts, qualify for housing, procure invites to events, book flights, enter specific buildings, and access medical treatment.

Changing Our Views On Social Media For Learning

The Web20Classroom

Maybe you think about social media in general and how it’s continuing to grow. When it comes to social media and the use of these tools there is still a large disconnect between the platforms kids use and what we use in the classroom. Social Media

Using Social Media to Promote Student Voice

Class Tech Integrate

Many educators who embrace the use of technology in the classroom, are still very leery of talking about social media in the classroom. The negatives of social media usage between students and teachers can be disastrous. How is this done with Social Media?

Social Media in Education

A Principal's Reflections

The other day Bill Ferriter told me that he was working on an article for ASCD and asked if I would answer a few questions. My answers to Bill''s questions provide a snapshot of my social media in education journey. What made you interested in using social media to reach out to your school community? In early March of 2009, I was reading my local newspaper, The Staten Island Advance, and came across an article on Twitter.

What Social Media Platforms Should Your School Be On?

Hubbli

Students, parents, and teachers alike use social media every day, though they’re not always using it with a specific purpose. While social media can be a great outlet for personal expression, there are times when it interferes and impacts your school more than you’d like.

Social Media is Not Just For Students

A Principal's Reflections

Immediately, visions of excessive socialization, time wasted, and meaningless conversations in the form of updates come to mind. Quite simply, social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook have improved my effectiveness and efficiency as an educational leader.

Is there enough diversity in your social media?

eSchool News

As we consume more social media, our perspectives are getting less diverse. note : Innovation In Action is a new monthly column from the International Society of Technology in Education focused on exem plary practices in education.

3 Untapped Social Media Resources Worth A Second Look

The Web20Classroom

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information as adults and as educators, there are still many untapped resources to learn from and share with and grow, especially through social media. They just updated their social media data for 2016.

Twitter 101: 5-Step Guide for Social Media in Education

Edudemic

The post Twitter 101: 5-Step Guide for Social Media in Education appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured How To Popular Social Media featured guide online tools twitter If you aren’t using Twitter, chances are that you’re reluctant to adopt new technology. Or maybe you’ve used Twitter for years to keep up with friends but now want to use it in the classroom. Either way, you might be hesitant to ask colleagues for help. Fear not.

RockMelt - web browser and social media all-in-one

Educational Technology Guy

RockMelt is a free web browser that blends social media into the browser to keep everything in one place. The difference in RockMelt is that it combines your social media networks into your browser. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Social Media Cheat Sheets - free tips and more for social media sites

Educational Technology Guy

Walyou , a great site for interesting information and more, has a great collection of cheat sheets that have tips, shortcuts, and more for social media sites. Check them out here: [link] Related: Social Media in Education - Connect, Share, Learn, Communicate and more Twitter, Google Plus, Facebook - a nice comparison Google+ - more reasons it''s great for educators. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Educators Shouldn’t Act Differently on Social Media – from Patrick Larkin

EdTechTeacher

Patrick Larkin writes regularly on his Education Week blog, Reinventing K-12 Learning. as tools to communicate, connect, and learn, I often get asked about the downside of social media use for educators. Blog Patrick Larkin Education Week leadership social media

Safer Internet Day: Can Social Media Companies be Trusted?

techlearning

As it's Safer Internet Day, perhaps it's apposite to ask this question: can the social media companies be trusted? He publishes the ICT & Computing in Education website. Internet News Security Social Media TL Advisor Blog

Please Welcome CUE’s New Social Media Champs!

CUE

We want to take this opportunity to officially announce some new contributors to the CUE voice across our CUE website and social media. Cori can often be spotted taking half-face selfies around different CUE events and is often found chatting away about all-things education on Twitter.

How & Why to Report a Post on Social Media

Indiana Jen

” The March for our Lives movement, along with other topics in the news, have highlighted that Social Media is powerful and impactful in the modern world. JSTOR recently posted an article highlighting “ What Parkland Tells us About Teens and Social Media.”

Evernote for HootSuite - save social media to Evernote

Educational Technology Guy

HootSuite is an app that you can use to access and manage your social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ Pages. Evernote for HootSuite lets you create notes from your social media content and also manage your notebooks within your streams. Related: Evernote for Education Resources Social Media in Education - connect, share, learn, communicate and more. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

7 Steps to Optimize Your Social Media Presence as an Educator

The 21st Century Principal

In his book, The New Rules of Marketing & PR , David Meerman Scott perhaps captures why a number of us so heavily engage in using social media: “ It’s fun to blog and tweet, and it makes you feel good to get your ideas out into the world.” But for me real satisfaction comes from making “connections” with other educators and growing my personal learning network. The best way to do this is to optimize your social media presence as an educator.

Tips for successful classroom social media use

The Innovative Educator

Social media is a valuable tool when used appropriately and with common sense. I pointed this out last week when I conducted a webinar where I explained why social media is an essential tool for K-12 classrooms. This week, eSchool News has taken the highlights of that webinar and turned it into an article that shares my advice for successful classroom social media use. social media in education

Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy

EdTechTeam

The importance of media literacy cannot be understated. Nor can the value of social media as a teaching, learning, and publishing tool. Two principles inform why I engage with my students around social media: Digital literacy doesn’t just naturally develop any more than print literacy does, and. So, my students must have guided practice analyzing and using social media if they are to use it purposefully, productively, and safely.

Video of the Week: Protecting your students’ privacy on social media

eSchool News

note : Video of the Week picks are supplied by the editors of Common Sense Education , which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly.

6 Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

The Daring Librarian

This article is planned to be published in the May issue of NEA Today Magazine (sadly, without my nifty custom graphic) but it's already online ! I’ve been sharing on social media professionally for eight years now, and I have to admit, it can be kinda tricky.

Through Social Media, Academics Spur Conversations on Race and Equity

Edsurge

Chatelain asked educators to commit to talking with their students on the first day of class about what had happened, and #FergusonSyllabus was born. The idea was simple: share a piece of media—a book, song, video, piece of artwork—that spoke to some aspect of Ferguson to help educators teach about the national crisis. As students set foot on campus this fall, faculty and administrators will grapple with how to address the social justice issues affecting their communities.

Top 10 Tips for Using Social Media for Administrators & Other Educators

The 21st Century Principal

According to Andy Beal and Judy Strauss, authors of Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online , “Shifting from traditional to social media requires new skills, new tools, and an understanding of social media platforms.” Any school leader bringing an archaic understanding and knowledge of old media to social media is in danger of looking foolish and perhaps in danger of getting himself in major trouble with stakeholders.

Why Teachers Should Be on Social Media

Graphite Blog

I consider myself well-versed in social media. I've given most social media platforms a test run in my classroom and try to keep up-to-date on the latest trends, apps, and uses. Educators tend to meet most social media platforms with skepticism, and it's easy to see why. However, these stories project an unfair sense that all social media use in the classroom is nefarious.

Top 10 Education Tweets of October

The CoolCatTeacher

Top Education Tweets – October 2015. 7 – Diigo Social Bookmarking Tutorial. NEW POST: Diigo Social Bookmarking Tutorial #edtech https://t.co/ZfinCtII7w 9 – We Don’t Let Students Learn from Mistakes – article on Edweek.

RockMelt: Web Browser and Social Media Tool for Administrators and Other Educators

The 21st Century Principal

RockMelt is a Web Browser for educators and others who want to blend their Web reading and social media sharing into a seamless combination. In some ways, it looks like and functions as a customized version of Chrome, optimized for social media.

From Banning to Embracing Social Media: #GovTechLive Names #NYCSchoolsTech Facebook Group & Twitter Chat Best in NYC

The Innovative Educator

Visit the article her e. The New York City Department of Education has come a long way since 2012 when I took a risk and criticized the city's conservative approach to social media. We here at the NYC Department of Education use tweets to engage, enlighten, and encourage.

3 Ways Savvy Teens Can Showcase Themselves Using Social Media

Graphite Blog

In a world filled with digital communication, how do we teach our digital citizens to use social media wisely? Teachers, therefore, are often the default catalysts for change as we educate teens on how to use social media: Educate them to become savvy social-media users.