How to craft useful, student-centered social media policies

eSchool News

Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. The go-to method for guiding this practice is setting up district social media guidelines or policies.

How to Craft Useful, Student-Centered Social Media Policies

Graphite Blog

Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. Schools must reckon with this reality and commit to supporting thoughtful and critical social media use among students, teachers, and administrators. The go-to method for guiding this practice is setting up district social media guidelines or policies.

BYOD and the Paperless Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

NMHS teachers are also beginning to to integrate social media tools that are blocked and banned in the majority of schools across the country. BYOD educational technology New Milford High School Social Media Vikki Smith

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Is your classroom ready for BYOD?

Neo LMS

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) classroom setups are very common nowadays, but there are a few aspects to consider before implementing them. I tried to BYOD when I was in college and the reactions of my teachers were mixed – some were totally open to it, while others were a bit cautious.

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Are You Leading with Fear? #BYOD

The Mobile Native

Throughout the world of education, I feel as though many are leading with fear. There are major concerns regarding social media and the fear of allowing students to use their cell phones for educational purposes. BYOD BYOT Remind101

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4 Take Aways from ATLIS 2017

Indiana Jen

Here are some of the key take-aways I had as both a Tech Director and an Educator. Coding and Computer Science have been primary topics in education for the past few decades. Equity in Education & Tech. For example, Margie Llines and Rurik Nackerud tackled Equity in BYOD.

The future of education in 2016, from the sharing economy to BYOD: my Future Trends Forum recording and materials

Bryan Alexander

Here’s an outline of topics that came up, partly from my FTTE observations, partly from participants: Education and its contexts : I mentioned recent trends about state funding to public higher ed (increasing!), Ellen Borkowski asked about Watson for education.

10 Pros And Cons Of A Bring Your Own Device Scheme.

EdTech4Beginners

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) schemes have got more and more popular over recent years. Below I have listed 10 pros and cons of BYOD: PROS: 1) The devices are excellent learning tools which bring a lot to the classroom. 5) BYOD leads to more copying and pasting.

9 Actions + Policies Necessary To Embrace Cell Phones for #MLearning + #BYOD

The Innovative Educator

While interest is growing in the usage of mobile devices in school, a report on learning with mobile devices and social media tells us administrators still struggle with key concerns. mlearning Cell phones in Education

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Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

I began my connected collaboration as an educator over a decade ago. I realized as an adult learner that I learned best through collaboration and that collaboration could only take place if I was in some way connected with other educators. I used Twitter only for educators.

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On Aer

Learning with 'e's

I spent two great days in Ireland this weekend, and would like to thank my hosts at the Computer Education Society of Ireland for inviting me. cesi12 education social media schools blogging future open educational resources BYOD

A Wake Up Call For School Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

So the other day I tweeted out this comment, “I am amazed each day to see so much educational progress in my Twitter feed. Many people in education talk a great game when it comes to the effective use of technology, but the results (lack there of) speak for themselves. That is not BYOD.

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I See Brilliant People – #ISTE2016 #iplza16

Kyle Pace

Connected Educator EdTech Education Leadership ProfessionalDevelopment Social MediaDuring the last two weeks, I had the privilege of traveling to Austin, Texas for iPadpalooza and then to Denver, Colorado for ISTE.

3 people & 3 ideas for using Twitter to share, discover, & connect with students

The Innovative Educator

BYOD / BYOT Cell phones in Education social media in education Twitter in Education Twitter ( www.Twitter.com ) is a great tool for sharing, discovering, and connecting with others who care about the same ideas and information.

Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

I began my connected collaboration as an educator over a decade ago. I realized as an adult learner that I learned best through collaboration and that collaboration could only take place if I was in some way connected with other educators. I used Twitter only for educators.

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Is Edu Connected Collaboration Just Whistling In The Wind?

My Island View

I began my connected collaboration as an educator over a decade ago. I realized as an adult learner that I learned best through collaboration and that collaboration could only take place if I was in some way connected with other educators. I used Twitter only for educators.

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Why We Need To Embrace eSports In Education

techlearning

Thanks to the passion of students and the support of the video game industry, esports is also finding a home in higher education. Having a foot in both worlds, I have no problem saying esports is as valuable to a student’s social/emotional development as any other sport.

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I See Brilliant People – #ISTE2016 #iplza16

Kyle Pace

Connected Educator EdTech Education Leadership ProfessionalDevelopment Social MediaDuring the last two weeks, I had the privilege of traveling to Austin, Texas for iPadpalooza and then to Denver, Colorado for ISTE.

Recommended settings for Chrome Education

Tomorrow's Learners

Chrome Education is an amazing tool that all schools using Chromebooks should invest in. Whilst the safe search options can keep the nasty stuff away, there are still sites that schools may deem are being a distraction from learning such as games or various social media sites.

You Don't Have to Marry It!

The Daring Librarian

Education Trends-A-Go-Go It''s SO easy to get overwhelmed with all the new education tech and trends going on in the world. We''re not a 1:1 or total BYOD school. How about Social Media?

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It's Not a Technology Issue

A Principal's Reflections

Technology still gets a bad rap in many education circles. This ends up resulting in the formation of rules and policies that severely restrict or prohibit student use of mobile technology and social media as tools to support and/or enhance learning.

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

Bryan Alexander

What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education? I’m building on previous posts about trends in technology and educational contexts , plus my FTTE report, naturally. Educational technology trends. education and technology future of education

Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with 'e's

Both events had several common threads, including the new roles of education professionals, the impact of technology on education and the ways students are appropriating new tools to support their learning.

Let the kids tweet.

Inquire and Inspire

Every year teachers come to terms with the increase of mobile technology in education as it permeates classrooms at light speeds. Then why are parents and educators so worried about these new modes of socializing?

Theories for the digital age: Self regulated learning

Learning with 'e's

Informal and self regulated learning are defining characteristics of 21 st Century education. Various commentators suggest that as much as seventy percent of learning occurs outside of formal educational settings (Cofer, 2000; Dobbs, 2000; Cross, 2006).

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5 Things Teachers (And Administrators) Can Do to Make Learning Real in Their Classrooms

The 21st Century Principal

To paraphrase Marc Prensky from his collection of essays From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom: Hopeful Essays for 21st Century Learning : “The easiest, executable solution to our education problems today “is to change what goes on in our classrooms.” In the process, we will do what Prensky calls “Making Education Real” for our students. What does it really mean to make education and learning real in the classroom?

Digital Citizenship & Data Collection

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Students tracking their digital footprint could make for a horrifying or surprising project and very relevant in this world where social media puts one''s actions on full display.

CELLabration Time! @NYCSChools Pave The Way for #MLearning with Cell Phones

The Innovative Educator

Social Media isn’t the only area in which New York City is paving the way. As announced in the NY Daily News , the New York City Department of Education will lift the ban on cell phones and other digital devices in March. mlearning BYOD / BYOT Cell phones in EducationInstead of banning devices, schools will have options including: Store mobile devices in backpacks or a designated location during the school day.

Power sharing

Learning with 'e's

I speculated on whether a new social divide might also emerge as a result of the new pedagogy he outlines. In some sectors of education this may be more easily achieved than it is in others. Will professors in higher education be willing to let go of their relative positions of power.

Edcanvas: The Art of Curating

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Educational Uses While I haven''t used it yet since school is out of session, Edcanvas also has a quiz feature that can be added as a tile to each canvas. edtech #ELAFlip #flipclass BYOD Edcanvas edmodo paperless QR codes One of my favorite tools for curating resources is Edcanvas.

Mapping mobile learning

Learning with 'e's

I have previously written on this blog about how mobile technology can give the edge and also about some of the social implications of learning on the move. BYOD (bring your own device) is on the rise, with many organisations recognising the potential of employee/student owned devices.

#ISTE2014 Use Twitter & Voxer when Travel Plans Go Awry

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I know quite a few educators are using Voxer as a podcast tool for group chats with participants sharing philosophical ideas in a group conversation, but in this situation we were focused on practical applications. ISTE2014 BYOD edtech twitter Voxer

The Seeds of Innovation

A Principal's Reflections

A few weeks ago, I made a commitment to visit schools that are using social media, smartphones, texting, and other digital technologies, as a vital part of daily classroom instruction. is an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at Queens College, CUNY.

The principalship: 6 ways smartphones have changed the landscape

The Innovative Educator

As the demands continue to increase due to the CCSS, standardized exams, and new teacher evaluation systems, perhaps the greatest “game changer” for Principals is the high level of accessibility and connectedness that is now possible due to technology and social media. BYOD / BYOT Cell phones in Education Leadership Guest post by John Falino.

What's hot on The Innovative Educator

The Innovative Educator

Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. Entry Pageviews Student social media use. Jun 30, 2013, 2310 Bring Your Own Device #BYOD - 5 Lessons for Success. Below you’ll see the top posts along with the number of page views. I hope there''s something that looks of interest to you. If it does, check it out. If you’re inspired use one of those icons below the post to share it with others and/or leave a comment.

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Connected Educator Month Kickoff Details! PLUS Library 2.013 Proposals Deadline

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, October 1st and 2nd, are the kickoff days for the 2013 Connected Educator Month (CEM). educators are taking to social media to share best practices and experiences and create new, more dynamic digital learning communities.

4 wireless network goals for schools

eSchool News

Even social media channels have become learning tools for the creative classroom. This enables educators and parents to quickly assess students’ progress and better understand their strengths and areas needing additional focus.

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Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and our Favorite Chrome Extensions | #TechEducator 101

TeacherCast

In this Episode, we discuss and demonstrate our favorite Google Apps for Education Tips, Tricks, and Chrome Extensions. The TechEducator Podcast is a weekly round table discussion about current topics in educational technology. Google Apps for Education Tricks Mentioned on Todays Show.

The Innovative Educator - Untitled Article

The Innovative Educator

Here’s the roundup of what's been popular on The Innovative Educator blog. This post outlines the building blocks for BYOD success. There are a few more posts to round out the top including how to effectively use social media at events, why ignoring is not the only answer when it comes to bullies and tips for teens using social media. Entry Pageviews 7 #BYOD Building Blocks for Success Oct 11, 2015, 3305 4 #EdTech Tools I've Never Used Before The #TLTech.

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10 Characteristics Of An Authentic-Based Learning Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Reimagining education is frequently sparked by advancement in technology. Ubiquitous technology in learning environments has sparked a current redesign of the “classroom” and asks us, as educators, to once again create authentic classrooms for the students of today.