How Startups Can Become Social Media Influencers

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

OK, we were a little bit off the top 100 coming in at #102, but it’s still pretty impressive for a company that’s only three years old. The top 50 include the Gates Foundation and IntelEducation and KQEDMindshift , which has done an amazing job connecting teachers to public media resources.

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.

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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.

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.

Adapting to the Social Media Generation

Omega Notes

According to Pew Research Center , nearly 90% of adults between the ages of 18 to 29 use social media. The student population reaching college age now, Gen Z, grew up with the internet and social media as an everyday part of their life. 44 percent use social media hourly.

Hey Michigan - Happy Social Media Day! #smday

Kleinspiration

June 30 is Social Media Day Michigan is the third state to officially declare Social Media as an official day of celebration. Social Media Day Detroit is being held at Sound Board at the MotorCity Casino Hotel. That''s right - it''s official.

Social Media: Tool for Manufacturing Ourselves and 'Truth'

The 21st Century Principal

What is the real issue with social media? Ignore the practice of the perpetual eavesdropping of these companies in our personal lives. What the real issue is with social media is simple: You can't believe anything you see. It is a media of distortion and propaganda.

Social Media With Promethean

The Web20Classroom

Over the last few days I spent some time with the folks at the Promethean Headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, talking to them about their social media presence. They are more than a technology company. Over 60% (according to the CEO) of the employees are former educators.

Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations

Edsurge

Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards. The filings likely represent only a small number of the actual problems people with disabilities encounter at institutions of higher education, Rowland says.

Social Media & Collaborative Relationships #EdTechBridge

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

What role does social media have in developing collaborative relationships? My first answer is that social media provides the venue for people to get connected. Twitter without a doubt is my number one tool for finding people to talk to about educational topics. Being a connected educator to the ever-flowing stream keeps me energized and constantly thinking, "What if.?" edtechbridge pinterest social media twitter Voxer

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

techlearning

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

3 Practical Implications for Social Media and the Classroom

The PL2C Blog

Social Media: every students’ obsession and every teacher/principal/district’s nightmare. But what if educators reshaped their perspective on Social Media, and created more intentional uses of these communication platforms that bear calculated weight?

Teens Know Social Media Is Manipulative. But They Just Can’t Get Enough.

Edsurge

Almost three-quarters of teens said they know social media companies are manipulating them into spending more time online. The survey from nonprofit Common Sense Media, called “ Social Media, Social Life ,” is a follow up to a similar report conducted in 2012, where teens were also asked about their relationship with social media. Compared with six years ago, teens are now spending more time on social media platforms.

Newsflash: Social media is real life

The Innovative Educator

Co-authored by Lisa Nielsen and Lisa Cooley A recent Common Sense Media story about Facebook Home warns parents that the new Facebook Home app will be an ever-present distraction in the lives of young people. This impulse to dismiss social media as a “distraction” is detrimental to both ourselves and our children. Social media has come to be a modern day tool, just like those we use to build houses and cars.

Bill would keep schools out of students’ social media accounts

eSchool News

If passed, bill would make Wyoming one of the first states in the country to protect students’ social media. A proposed Wyoming law would make it illegal for school districts to demand access to students’ Facebook, Snapchat or other social media accounts.

Lessons from WDW #7: Social Media

The Playground Advocate

I''ve been thinking a lot about how schools can better use social media to reach out to the community, improve learning, and celebrate success. If your schools are like ours, you are just beginning to scratch the surface of social media as it pertains to your daily work.

10 Guidelines for #EdTech Companies + Social Media - It's All About Relationships

The Innovative Educator

Social media has changed how vendors do business. Instead with social media, like never before, there is now two-way communication allowing companies to have conversations with their customers. Those who serve our schools should be expected to engage with educators via social media. Educators want to have relationships with the people behind the products. What's more, educators are able to connect with others using their product.

5 Keys to Effective Social Media Strategy for Schools and School Districts

The 21st Century Principal

Should schools and school districts have a "social media strategy" like business and industry? In the corporate world, social media has moved from being a novelty to a deliberate strategy to engage the public. It seems like schools and school districts mostly do social media as an add on, where someone in the central office "just happens" to post announcements to Facebook or Twitter. Listening in social media is as important as posting.

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Brad Currie and Billy Krakower, two of the three authors of 140 Twitter Tips for Educators , share with us the basics of Twitter. Show Notes: Why should educators get on Twitter? Is Twitter for every educator? Social Media Tech Tips Tools

Social Media Becomes Key to Forming An Educator Learning Community #CDEtop30

The Innovative Educator

When I started my career in education as a school librarian my problem was that I was an island unto myself. In addition to teachers, the community has experts from companies that provide the platforms and programs we use, who serve as a powerful resource to directly support educators.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16!

5 Things About Effective Digital Citizenship You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Ribble on episode 460 of the 10-Minute Teacher Mike Ribble, a digital citizenship expert, shares five important things every educator should know about digital citizenship.

The Summer of COVID-19 Presents a Unique Opportunity for Education Companies

Edsurge

This uncertainty is enough to cause an educator—a profession that depends on planning and preparation—to experience a wide range of unpleasant emotions. But educators are a tenacious and resourceful bunch. This means that teachers are largely relying on social media for inspiration.

I Wonder If This Social Media Thing Will Ever Catch On?

The Web20Classroom

What I really enjoyed was there were so many people there that I knew because of social media. There were teachers, technology integrators, administrators, professors, and others but all were truly amazing educators. Social Media. Social Media

Guest Post: The Missing Piece: What Most Edtech Companies Need & Only a Few Have

Digital Promise

This common experience illuminates how challenging it can be for educational technology (edtech) companies to communicate what they do and why it is important. This challenge is even harder for edtech companies innovating on the cutting edge.

The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Today he reflects on the implications for educators and how he’s talking about the Cambridge Analytica scandal with other educators. The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators. Vicki: I think that it’s important for us educators to remember that nothing is free.

Telling our Student’s Stories

The CoolCatTeacher

As educators, we can impact our profession by sharing the stories of student successes (and perhaps struggles.) They offer over 200 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas covering both foundational topics and emerging trends in K-12 education.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. I’m a special education teacher.

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5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

They were not a Disney company, but Disney purchased them in the last 18 months. So, for example, I know that 20% of the time, they’re surfing and on social media, while 10% of the time they’re actually playing online games.

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Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program

The CoolCatTeacher

They offer over 200 graduate-level courses in 19 different subject areas covering both foundational topics and emerging trends in K-12 education. I’m Sam Fecich a professor, educator, and huge fan of pumpkin spice lattes (PSL)!

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

15 ways to use Snapchat in classes and schools

Ditch That Textbook

Companies are starting to flock to Snapchat. Ed Tech digital citizenship edtech educational technology snapchat social media student engagementMcDonald’s and Taco Bell are using it to get Snapchatters interested in their products.

Verizon Surcharge Will Affect Other Education Companies—Not Just Remind

Edsurge

A new fee Verizon plans to impose on its business customers has galvanized educators this week to rally around the school messaging service Remind—so much so that the telecoms company agreed to make an exception and waive the impending fee for Remind’s K-12 users. 1, will be passed on to at least a dozen education companies—not just the one getting all the attention. But to pay for it, the company is charging an additional fee to all of its business customers.