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. Social media gives us largest ballroom ever assembled where people from around the world can mix, mingle, and find their clique. Staging a Comeback in Education. Social Media! Why aren’t more schools using social media?

How to Teach Social Media Safety

Ask a Tech Teacher

Someone, but not them… Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Amy Williams, has four bottom line issues that any teacher can cover and as many as possible at each grade level should: Educators have always had the challenging task of teaching our children reading, writing and arithmetic, among many other subjects. 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.

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Stop Blaming Social Media

The Web20Classroom

We can’t blame the media that reports them. We can’t blame social media or the tools used to access them. Social media didn’t create fake facts and the media didn’t invent fake news. Social media has long been the scapegoat for adults to blame the ills of kids and students on. Kids can’t focus because of social media. Kids stare endlessly at their devices because all they care about is their social status.

Helping students overcome ‘social media speak’

eSchool News

Teens’ widespread access to smartphones for the last decade has fed this fascination with social media and texting. Department of Education , “The nature of writing and writing instruction is changing.

What Educators Need to know about Social Media, Online Bullying, and Hate Speech in Schools

Waterford

The Internet has revolutionized much of modern life, especially when it comes to education. There are benefits when students can learn and socialize in online spaces, but it comes with a dark side. That’s why some districts have started monitoring their students’ social media accounts.

Why Social Media Education Is Needed In Schools

User Generated Education

Social media is an intimate part of a large majority of tweens’ and teens’ lives. The following graphs about teens’ social media use come from Pew Research’s Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015: For young people, social media is not an add-on nor an extracurricular activity. Social media is like eating, bathing, talking. My Favorite Teachers Use Social Media: A Student Perspective).

How Startups Can Become Social Media Influencers

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The top 50 include the Gates Foundation and IntelEducation and KQEDMindshift , which has done an amazing job connecting teachers to public media resources. When Education Week asked me to write this blog, the immediate answer was yes, because it makes sense. I like to stick to what I know best, and write about storytelling in the classroom and how to use audio effectively, because that’s where my expertise lies as a former storyteller and a reporter.

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. Social media has been embraced by many educators, but many other educators, administrators and parents are concerned about using social media with students.

11 Strategies for Using Social Media Effectively in the Classroom

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we discuss how Social Media can be used as a positive thing in the classroom environment. The post 11 Strategies for Using Social Media Effectively in the Classroom appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. The TechEducator Podcast Instructional Technology Social Media

3 Ways Educators Can Embrace Social Media to Increase Engagement

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Internet Online Video Social MediaBy Steven W. Anderson By using digital tools, teachers can promote more interactivity and community outreach.

3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? Students spend much of their lives outside of school interacting on social media. Three of the most popular social media platforms among students are Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter. How can you use these platforms in your classroom, and how can you do so safely?

Tips for using social media with educators

eSchool News

Social media is an essential marketing tool for educational publishers. But the changing algorithms, rise and fall of new platforms, and overall nature of social media make some developers hesitant. In their edWebinar, “ Social Media Marketing 2.0: Educators Love Social Media ,” several education marketing insiders offered their perspectives on using social media with educators.

10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social Media to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

While a recent poll showed 9 out of 10 teachers do not use social media in the classroom, there are teachers who are. Social doesn’t have to be a distraction and kids can be safe. Let’s dive into ten ways teachers have used social media in the classroom to enhance learning. Kathy Cassidy’s classroom blog is an endearing example of when students are allowed to blog and share their work.

Principles for school districts’ social media policies

Dangerously Irrelevant

This one is about some general guidelines and principles for school districts to consider as they formulate their social media policies. 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. Connection to each other and the outside world often is educationally desirable. My newest article is out.

Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Ways to Give Students a Voice. So, we have, obviously — across the United States and the world — we’ve got this push for social media and schools sharing their story. Our students are in the classroom. Integrating that into your district accounts or your school-specific social media accounts is an awesome way to share that story. Let’s let our kids help us with social media for a change.

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. However, if used carefully by teachers, social media can be a powerful tool to not only engage our students, but to promote their student voice as well. Why promote student learning/voice with social media?

6 Ways Social Media Will Change Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

6 Ways Social Media Will Change Your Classroom by Ashley McCann Technology is changing the world at a rapid pace, and education isn’t exempt from the effects of that. Social media, in particular, is one of the greatest influences of our time — not just on young people, but on culture in general — […]. The post 6 Ways Social Media Will Change Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Technology Social Media In The Classroo

The Summer of Social Media

Kyle Pace

It’s also a time that educators can give adequate time to new learning opportunities. One thing that I think summer is great for in terms of professional learning is investing the time to better understand how you can use social media as an educator. Social media can be used as a great communication tool for a district, school, or a classroom. There are loads of education related topics that have communities.

Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jennifer Casa-Todd @JCasaTodd opens our minds to social media leadership with students. She argues that we’re limiting students when we don’t let them lead using social media. Jennifer is the author of Social LEADia. Show Sponsor: PowerSchool This summer, PowerSchool announced the Unified Classroom. Take a look at the unified classroom from PowerSchool at coolcatteacher.com/powerschool. Learn about the Unified Classroom.

Making The Most Of Social Media In The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Social media often gets a bad wrap when spoken in the same breath as education and learning. Ask around and many folks might consider it to be a time suck or a place where very little learning happens and therefore has no place in the classroom. The reality is social media (and digital learning in general ) have a place in the classroom And whether we choose to embrace it, or don't, students still will leave our buildings and use it.

Social Media in Education

A Principal's Reflections

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? Now I had heard of this social network before, but only viewed it as a means for celebrities and other people to send meaningless messages about things they were doing. For me, Twitter opened the door to the world of social media.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 237 Social Media Safety, Advocacy, And Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

237 Social Media Safety, Advocacy, And Education. Drew Perkins talks with Mark Berkman & Ed Peisner of The Organization for Social Media Safety about their work to help schools, parents, and youth be more safe in the world of social media.

The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 237 Social Media Safety, Advocacy, And Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

237 Social Media Safety, Advocacy, And Education. Drew Perkins talks with Mark Berkman & Ed Peisner of The Organization for Social Media Safety about their work to help schools, parents, and youth be more safe in the world of social media.

How does social media fit into the classroom?

eSchool News

Social media is increasingly used for teachers’ professional learning, but teachers seem more hesitant to use it as a learning tool with students, according to a survey from the University of Phoenix and Harris Poll. Sixteen percent of the 1,000 K-12 teachers in the survey said they use social media in the classroom, and 28 percent said they do not, but would like to. Next page: Are teachers afraid of conflicts with social media use?).

How to use social media in the classroom

eSchool News

Today’s educators have a love-hate relationship with social media. Digital natives live and breathe on social media platforms, sending messages and posting pictures and videos almost constantly. In fact, a recent CNN study on social media and teens found that among the 8th-graders surveyed, the heaviest social media users check their feeds up to 100 times a day. 3 social media platforms for teachers to try.

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. However, said Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, social media also has the ability to help users share their stories and shed a positive light on their activities. Student misuse: Common Sense Media’s research shows students report social media can be a distraction.

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. Schools must reckon with this reality and commit to supporting thoughtful and critical social media use among students, teachers, and administrators. If not, schools and classrooms risk everything from digital distraction to privacy violations. Key Elements to Include in a Social Media Policy.

3 Untapped Social Media Resources For Students

The Web20Classroom

Last week I laid out 3 Untapped Social Media Resources for Teachers. This week we take a look at how to leverage social networks for students. She is right in the heart of the age range for kids who use social media the most (13-18 yrs old). Our conversations give me a sense of how kids are using social media and her thoughts on using it for learning, or even if there is a place for it. Instagram can be a great edition to any classroom.

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. For many adults, especially educators, these tools don’t have a place in the classroom. They are seen as platforms to merely be social. She has profiles on all these social media services and more.

14 Social Media Tips for Teachers

Brilliant or Insane

We’d never advocate for posting Do’s and Don’ts for students in your classroom. This Do’s and Don’ts list, though, contains 14 social media tips for teachers, and they certainly deserve your attention. Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics For more like this, visit the Brilliant or Insane Infographics library. Meanwhile share your favorite social media […]. Infographics Social Media Technology edtech social media

Majority of teachers avoid classroom social media

eSchool News

Eighty-six percent of teachers in a recent survey say they have not incorporated social media into their classrooms, and of those who have not, 62 percent said they have no plans to do so. A University of Phoenix College of Education survey of more than 1,000 K-12 teachers explores how teachers feel about using social media as an educational resource and the reasoning for why teachers are still reluctant to integrate social media into the classroom.

Getting schooled in social media

The Hechinger Report

Joe Sanfelippo, superintendent of Fall Creek school district in Wisconsin, leads a social media campaign for his schools using the hashtag #gocrickets. Schools need to get better at telling the story of the good things happening in classrooms,” said Steven Anderson, a former teacher and instructional technology director who now consults with districts about venturing into social media. With Seesaw, a social media app], they get a front row seat.”.

Using Social Media To Make Learning Competitive.

EdTech4Beginners

My colleague recently shared with me how he used social media, in an innovative way, in the classroom. To motivate the students, they were told that their finished products would be shared on social media and the winner would be the one with the most hits / likes / shares. Tagged: edtech , learn , science , social media , teaching , teaching ideas , tech , technology.

Setting social media boundaries between teachers and students

eSchool News

Technology in the classroom is the new normal, providing an array of opportunities for learning and productivity. At the same time, the proliferation of personal electronic devices and social media outlets among children is creating new challenges for educators, parents, and students alike. Electronic communications and social media must be acknowledged for their potential role in the exploitation and abuse of children – not just at home but at school.

Teach Middle Schoolers About Social Media with Fun Online Sim

Graphite Blog

As physical distancing becomes a feature of students' everyday lives, social media has emerged as an important outlet for them to stay connected with friends and family. Yet, having a conversation with young people about how they use social media can be a daunting task.