Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

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Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. Social media is a main form of communication and connection used by today’s students. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

11 Classroom Blogging Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are eleven of the top classroom blogging tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Can We Eliminate Blogs–Teachers Hate Them! 6 Tips I Wish I’d Known When I Started Blogging. 3 Problems to Address Before Blogging at Your School. Internet Skills for K-8: Blogs.

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Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

eSchool News

Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration. A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

6 Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

The Daring Librarian

I’ve been sharing on social media professionally for eight years now, and I have to admit, it can be kinda tricky. Follow School District Policy Does your district have a technology and social media upolicy?

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.

Resources, stories, and connections with those who use social media in today’s k-12 classrooms

The Innovative Educator

Thank you to the 300+ folks from around the world who joined me for the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship webinar on EdWeb. In case you missed it, the webinar was called “Social Media: An Essential Tool for Today’s Classroom.” Below are the people behind the stories I mentioned, how to learn more and a way to reach each of them via social media. social media in education

Why Have A Social Media Policy Anyway? Take 2

The Web20Classroom

Since then I have done a lot of thinking about and talking about social media policy. I repost it now because we are heading into that time of year when people are starting to ask me and the rest of the members of their PLN''s about their best example of social media policies. Districts and district leaders are beginning to see how teachers are using blogs, wikis, Twitter and other tools to create really awesome classrooms and they are scared.

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before unpacking Twitter in your classroom, here are a few guidelines: Clear its use with your administration. Be prepared to educate them on why what seems to be social media is actually educational. Classroom management News Social media twitter

5 Tools To Make Your Website Faster (and Better)

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks for Educators Establishing a Personal Brand From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Jim Beeghley has been my go-to guy since this past October when he helped me untangle the technical behind-the-scenes mess of my blog.

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Student Blogging Skills That Can Help Create Great Communicators

Gaggle Speaks

The immediacy of text messaging and social media can make it seem as if we’re robbing students of the opportunity to stop and think critically. Blogging remains a viable option for helping students build the skills that will follow them through life’s journeys.

5 Tips to Increase Parental Engagement in the 21st Century Classroom – From Courtney Pepe


As an administrator in the 21st century, I constantly think about ways to effectively communicate with our parents and the tools that our faculty can use to extend and expand the way we share academic, behavioral, and social data with the families of children whom we serve.

More on Social Networking Guidelines for Educators


A couple of months ago I posted ten social networking guidelines for educators that I had come up with in response to a request from colleagues in my district. Today I came across some more detailed guidelines in the making. One is a blog with several thoughtful comments, and the other a wiki that is being collaboratively created. Guidelines for Educators Using Social Networking Sites [link] Social Media Guidelines for Schools [link].

Guest Post: Helping Students Navigate Online Sources with Critical Literacy

Digital Promise

These were not promising guidelines, but did make me think: Should we stay away from Wikipedia? Studies such as these are troubling and may leave us feeling hopeless and apprehensive in terms of information and media literacy instruction.

What’s all the buzz about Messenger Kids?

Ask a Tech Teacher

When preteen kids see parents and older siblings thumbing away at social media accounts, they want to do it. First and foremost: Messenger Kids is not a social media app. More on social media. Make your LMS a social learning platform.

We need a rethink

Learning with 'e's

Those of us who are immersed in a world where the use of social media is so sustained, embedded and familiar, forget that many schools still ban the use of Web 2.0 4) Work within the school policy on images of children on blogs.

Cybersecurity measures educators can take for e-learning environments


Highlight cyberthieves, underage predators and hackers, and discuss some of the ways that these criminals may try to gain access, whether it’s by finding their way into chat rooms or social media, or by trying to hack passwords to get into students’ accounts.

3 Ways to Build Your Network #IMMOOC

The Principal of Change

As I have been watching people share their own learning through blogging, videos, and other images, it has been fascinating to not only see what they are learning, but how they are sharing it.

Is it really “blended learning” or is it just “learning”?

The Principal of Change

”, you will find the following definition: Blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns at least in part through delivery of content and instruction via digital and online media with some element of student control over time, place, path, or pace.

Think Before You Comment

The Daring Librarian

Rather than blocking social media sites, or warning against them, I think we need to trust our kiddos but at the same time teach them the right ways to behave online and everywhere! comments digital citizenship empathy kind social media storm troopers stormtroopers true twitter

Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

The CoolCatTeacher

Toyota Dream Car Art Contest From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM, STEAM, and design thinking are buzzwords in education today. Entry Guidelines The U.S. Post on Social Media to enter to win some art supplies!

Digital footprints

Learning with 'e's

Increasingly, as we ask our learners to engage with social media as a part of their study, we are also asking them to leave a trace of themselves on the Web. Digital blog delicious wiki social media Melbourne Diigo

DOs and DON’Ts of teaching digital citizenship


Without further ado, here are the things you as an educator teaching digital citizenship should do: Follow your own guidelines. Before you can “lecture” on good digital citizenship be sure your social and other profiles follow your own guidelines. Simply hand out guidelines.

Five tools for global educators

Learning with 'e's

In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators. Blog: Blogging is arguably one of the most powerful tools for global education. education social media learning

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Incorporating Student Voices with Participatory Design

The Innovative Educator

Crossposted at the iZone blog Students and teachers spend their days subjected to policies, guidelines, and mandates that they rarely have any say in.

5 Edtech tools to try out this year


Here are five tools that offer a lot of possibilities for students to create, to explore, to develop digital citizenship skills, and which promote social-emotional learning (SEL) skills as well. Read more: Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

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Acceptable or Responsible? What’s Your Use Policy?

Tom Murray

Unfortunately, many school districts’ filtering policies were developed before the rise of interactive web tools, social media, and mobile technologies. These policies typically promote positive behaviors, expectations, and guidelines. Promote the responsible use of social media.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos.

Questions Parents Ask

Ask a Tech Teacher

Your role as a parent is critical to preparing your children to go online before using social media platforms. Remember this: Few social media websites are vetted for age-appropriateness. Most social media platforms do enforce age limits but these are self-monitored.

New Posted Resources 03/20/2012

The Web20Classroom

Googlios tags: google ePortfolio googleapps favorite What can Twitter do for your school?

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Today's Newsletter: What Can IT Staff Do Regarding Student Walkouts?


The US Department of Education has also published guidelines of which schools should be aware. IT staff can help by posting information about the walkouts and general security information on the district’s website and social media. TL Advisor Blog News Policy

11 Tips for Engaging Parents

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below are a few tips and resources from my presentation, Engaging Parents with Technology and Social Media. Every school needs a social media plan and guidelines. Check out how other schools use social media to inform parents. Parents can contribute to your podcasts, newsletters, blog, or vodcasts. “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child’s success is the positive involvement of parents.” – Jane D.

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The Hottest Posts Everyone's Reading

The Innovative Educator

Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Post Page views A Few of My Fav #EdTech Things in 2014 Dec 28, 2014, 2527 Student-Friendly Social Media Guidelines Make a Gr. Dec 21, 2014, 2356 Stop Making Students Do Work Dec 30, 2014, 2004 Screentime Is Good For #Students + #StuVoice Dec 14, 2014, 1980 10 Ideas for Innovative Math Instruction Mar 31, 2010, 1520 10 Guidelines for #EdTech Companies + Social Media.

Helpful Tips for Principals


Creating some guidelines for this time can prevent discussion from becoming complaint-focused, and encouraging idea generation and solutions will help to keep everyone productive, which can foster a general feeling of time well spent. Blog Lessons in Leadership

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

Define the Problem: The educator along with the learners generate possible authentic problems to explore within their local community (classroom, school, social, community) which includes identification of the intended audience. Jackie actively blogs at [link] and tweets at [link].

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How to succeed with online PD for teachers


Here are a few guidelines to help you create successful online PD for teachers: Establish what teachers need. With online training you can use social media or discussion forums that are more private to build the district/school’s own personal learning network.

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