Social Media in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Social Media: The New Stage. Social Media: The New Audience. Social media gives us largest ballroom ever assembled where people from around the world can mix, mingle, and find their clique. Social Media! What are Teacher Rights on Social Media?

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.

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. Create a social media contract. More on social media: 10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class.

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.

Social Media in Education Resources and Guides

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article.

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. Humans are inherently social and we make meaning together. Are educators courageous enough to be social media renegades? My thoughts on a proposed social media policy for school employees (Part 2).

Teens, Social Media, and Narcissism

Edudemic

Recent studies have confirmed a sharp increase in narcissism in the past decade that corresponds with the proliferation and increased use of social media. The post Teens, Social Media, and Narcissism appeared first on Edudemic.

Social Media Guide and Resources for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article.

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?

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 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.

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. Social Media

Four Social Media Strategies for Principals

MiddleWeb

Principals can use social media to improve communication, provide information during school safety situations, increase collaboration, and enhance professional development. Ron Williamson and Barbara Blackburn argue, in fact, that social media is a leadership essential today.

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 Recently I attended an e-parenting workshop at a local school here in Chattanooga and the speaker shared a great social media rating guide: This can be found at www.safesmartsocial.com.

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? Internet News Security Social Media TL Advisor Blog

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.”

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. Feel free to share summaries and links to these articles, but do not copy and repost entire article.

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. free resources social media web browser

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

EdTechTeacher

as tools to communicate, connect, and learn, I often get asked about the downside of social media use for educators. My honest answer is that I really don’t see a downside for educators in using social media tools for the purposes I mention above.

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.

Is there enough diversity in your social media?

eSchool News

As we consume more social media, our perspectives are getting less diverse. And I’m not the only one using social media sites in this way. This is exactly what is happening in social media sites. Who are the people sharing these articles?

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.” Making the most of social media presence for most educators means one thing: growing and maintaining a strong, vibrant network of other educators. The best way to do this is to optimize your social media presence as an educator.

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. Evernote free resources social media

How students are using social media to change the world

eSchool News

Social media has gotten a bad rap. I’ve read lots of articles calling it addictive, mind numbing, and a waste of time. The Parkland students have been using Twitter and other social platforms to mobilize teens (and adults) to fight for stricter gun laws.

Are Phones and Social Media a Distraction in Museums and Galleries?

Graphite Blog

" However, there's still a question of whether smartphones and social media enhance or distract from the museum experience. Recommended for: Grades: 6-12 Subjects: arts, digital citizenship, social studies, ELA.

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. Ryan works as a Technology TOSA and Media Teacher in Rocklin, CA. The post Please Welcome CUE’s New Social Media Champs!

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

10 Easy Ways to Grow Your School’s Social Media Following

Gaggle Speaks

Social media plays a significant role in promoting and maintaining a school’s brand. Here are some ways you can increase the number of followers on your school’s social media accounts. Include social media links in faculty email signatures.

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.

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.

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.

Twitter Isn't Another Announcement System: It's SOCIAL MEDIA!

The 21st Century Principal

When I talk with other educators and administrators, I still encounter quite a bit of skepticism about the educational and professional potential of this social media device. Such uses leave the “social” out and turns Twitter into just a medium for communication.

Through Social Media, Academics Spur Conversations on Race and Equity

Edsurge

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. Colleges often seem like bastions of activism for social justice issues.

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.

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. Want articles like this delivered directly to your inbox?

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.