Social Media in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Social Media: The New Stage. Social Media: The New Audience. It is also a grand meeting place. Social media gives us largest ballroom ever assembled where people from around the world can mix, mingle, and find their clique. Social Media!

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

Catlin Tucker

Even the briefest meetings in an elevator or on the street are followed by a rating. In an effort to improve her overall score and secure an apartment in a sought after complex for highly rated people, Lacie hires a consultant to help improve her social rating.

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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.

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.

Please Welcome CUE’s New Social Media Champs!


We want to take this opportunity to officially announce some new contributors to the CUE voice across our CUE website and social media. Drumroll please… First up, we want you to meet Cori Orlando , CUE’s official Blogger!

Meet Your Stakeholders Where They Are

A Principal's Reflections

Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to have an article published in the digital version of ASCD's Educational Leadership. The title of the article was Transforming Your School with Digital Communication. Communication Digital Leadership social media strategy

Meeting the Educational Challenges of COVID-19 Together

MIND Research Institute

Basic Needs and Social Emotional Support. And as we think about learning, now more than ever the social and emotional challenges students are facing are going to profoundly impact learning now, and in the longer term. Digital Media and Learning Research Hub.

Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

What it really does is it takes looking at digital citizenship away from, “Be afraid of who might meet you online,” to “How much time am I spending online?”. It’s not, “Be afraid of who might meet you online.”.

Parental Control Quick Guide: Keeping Your Kids Safe Online


A request for personal details, cheap ticket offers to a sporting event, or suggestion to meet “in person” ? Social Media Safety. Marketing cloud-based web filtering EdTech Update online student safety parental controls safe social media safesearch youtube safety mode

Every Teacher’s Must Have Guide to Facebook


We all know that most kids, or at least those in the pre-teen and up category, are locked into many forms of social media. Instead of fighting it, why not meet them where […]. Articles Popular classroom tools facebook Social Media teacher''s guide Web 2.0 Want to connect with your students in and out of the classroom? Consider bringing Facebook into your class as a collaborative tool.

College Bound? Made of Compassion and Creativity: Meet Ethan Sawyer, College Essay Guy

EdNews Daily

Each year he helps thousands of students and counselors through his online courses, workshops, articles, products, and books, and works privately with a small number of students.

8 Steps To Teacher-Led, Digital PD

TeachThought - Learn better.

But beyond any isolated parcel of teacher improvement lies social media. Long the plaything of adults and teens alike, social media has matured to become an incredible learning tool as well, connecting educators to ideas, tools, resources, and most importantly, each other.

Those were the days? Engaging with social media

Connecting 2 the World

As a result, there is more social identity based on how many "friends" you have on facebook, risky behavior that will get immediate attention, and less ability to take part in long, well-thought out indepth discussion. Part of the trouble I see from my students is the inability to read longer articles and/or interpret complex instructions. There needs to be public spaces for meeting, and private spaces for engagement.

Dear Otto: How Do Students Access Twitter in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great question I got from Paul: We are considering the appropriate role for Twitter in schools and as part of my research I read your article “ 13 Reasons to Use Twitter in the Classroom.” Social media twitter

Are Tech & Learning Compatible?

My Island View

I recently read yet another article that questioned the effect of using technology in education. I have been in meetings where educators had to fill out questionnaires asking about their technology experience.

LinkedIn for Students: Find or Be Found – from Sabba


Students get a chance to meet influential people in their field while they are still in school, and each of these individuals can easily become a part of a student’s professional learning network. Blog Featured Sabba Quidwai Daily Genius linkedin sabba social media

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

Image Credit [link] Most educators I talk to have no idea where to begin when attempting to create a PLN that meets their teaching and learning needs. Social Bookmarking : Method for storing, organizing, and sharing bookmarks online.

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A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

A twitter chat can help teachers develop their PLN—as they figure out whom to follow, find great infographics and articles, and connect with other educators locally and globally. The committee can use a Google Doc to generate discussion and take notes after an initial meeting.

Why I’m Awesome – And You Are Too

Kyle Pace

There’s plenty of it for sure – videos, tweets, blog posts, articles, keynotes, pictures with MC Hammer (yes, that really happened to me 8 years ago), and many more. I recognize peoples’ needs and do whatever it takes to meet them.

Playing at Orientation: Interview with the Designers of “The Parasite” at University of Chicago


which introduced high school youth from the South Side of Chicago to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, digital media literacies, and the basics of serious game design. a book or article). Building the groundwork for this game required a substantial quantity of weekly meetings.

The Kids are Alright: The Internet is NOT Destroying a Generation

Indiana Jen

So much so that my friend Carl Hooker published an article “ When did Millennial-Bashing Become a Sport? – Don’t meet ppl from internet. But the Internet is Different – Teens are Addicted to Social Media!

5 Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter

Indiana Jen

Social Media and education have a complicated relationship. As such, many administrators have actively cautioned teachers against the use of Social Media, and many educators themselves have condemned Social Media as a mere distraction to education.

5 Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter

Indiana Jen

Social Media and education have a complicated relationship. As such, many administrators have actively cautioned teachers against the use of Social Media, and many educators themselves have condemned Social Media as a mere distraction to education.

5 teacher-loved technology tools to meet STEM NGSS standards

eSchool News

This article features recommendations for technology tools that enable students to communicate information in innovative, creative, and visually appealing ways. Can be downloaded for offline use, emailed, and/or shared via social media. Technology Tools to Meet NGSS Standards.


Created Serendipity

The Principal of Change

Thanks for the article!”, ” The funny thing is that I was already thinking about this when I saw Nicole’s tweet, and favourited it in the first place, so I could share it in the article. “Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”

What is innovative leadership?

The Principal of Change

Innovation can come from either “invention” (something totally new) or “iteration” (a change of something that already exists), but if it does not meet the idea of “new and better,” it is not innovative.

10 Tips for Teaching Remotely

Ask a Tech Teacher

I posted this article about a year ago but have updated it for the challenges we now face with #covid19. This includes your LMS, virtual meeting tool, cloud accounts, email, scan, social media, and sharing. These are for larger groups (like a book club meeting).

Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward


Post video or article you want staff to go over prior to a meeting, then have them discuss during your faculty meeting. Saves time in the meeting and lets meeting time be more productive. administration digital leadership social media TASA TASA Midwinter

Protecting Kids During and After Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

While many schools and districts have had to grapple with digital equity issues, their focus will continue to be offering a blended approach to meet the needs of all learners best. For more information, check out this article from Common Sense Education.

Output or compliance?

The Principal of Change

This article from the New York Times, “ I’m Not Texting, I’m Taking Notes “, is pretty interesting. What really upset me at the meeting was the assumption that by pulling out my phone, I wasn’t paying attention.

“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

When students take my courses, they make movies, learn about the composition of visual images, blog, use social media, design websites and more, all based upon the objectives of a project. To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts.

How to Build Your PLN

Ask a Tech Teacher

Johnson (2013), a PLN is: “a self-created set of experts, colleagues, and resources…that meet one’s daily learning needs.”. You may never meet them in person, though you likely collaborate through Google Hangouts, Skypes, or pre-arranged TweetUps. refer to it in your social media.

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End of Year Maintenance: Update Your Online Presence

Ask a Tech Teacher

This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. A note: The third link above won’t work until the article publishes!

Why Connect?

A Principal's Reflections

You can read the article HERE. I got on Twitter in 2009, which was an accomplishment in itself as I had previously convinced myself that I would never use social media as I didn’t have the time nor saw any value in it. The beauty of social media is that it is all about YOU!

How to Use Tech to Help Graduating Students Find Jobs

Ask a Tech Teacher

A 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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