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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

B2B Social Media Trends We are Going to See in 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Social media has been around for some time now. Companies across the globe continue to use social media as a vital part of their marketing strategy — creating content to connect and engage their audience. With video, especially on social media, shorter is better.

Navigating Social Media as a Parent

Tech Helpful

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. The green apps are made by companies that are working to look at for underage users.

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.

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. Thinking about other social media tools, Facebook is primarily where I connect with family and local educators, but little collaboration takes place. Although, Kate Messner & company's Teachers Write online summer camp through a closed Facebook group is sparking creative writing for teachers.

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.

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?

Social Media’s Impact on EdTech: Fake News?

edWeb.net

While social media has transformed the way we connect and communicate personally and professionally, we have to ask: What really has been the impact on EdTech? And why should edtech companies make it an important part of their marketing and sales plan?

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.

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.

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.

Do social media security alert programs protect or invade?

eSchool News

Social media monitoring programs can serve as a first line of defense for schools, but privacy issues abound. 26, a 16-year-old Hobart High School student posted a threat on social media, saying his school would be “shot up” the next day.

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.

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. Social Media. All possible because of social media. Social Media is dangerous, it is a time suck, you can''t learn while being social.

5 Things About Effective Digital Citizenship You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

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. Here are some do's and don'ts when businesses do get in the business of using social media with educators. social media in education

#EdTech Companies Need to Be On Social Media, But Not the Way They Think

The Innovative Educator

Headlines like this from Fast Company have it all wrong. Being on social media is right for companies but they need to know how to do it the right way. The right way is not having a social media presence that's all about you. It means giving companies the opportunity to put a face behind a brand.

Telling our Student’s Stories

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

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.

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

The Innovative Educator

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. Some districts fear social media, but ours embraces it.

Learning from Verizon's Experience: 5 Lessons for School Leaders About Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

Verizon’s decision to not charge customers a $2 convenience fee is a lesson about power of social media, for all of us, including 21st century school leaders.(See When Verizon decided to announce a $2 fee, they ran right into thousands of consumers yelling loudly through the power of social media. That is probably a textbook answer and response to a crowd empowered by social media. The company did not continue to try to defend the fee.

5 Tips to Strengthen Your School’s Identity

A Principal's Reflections

Since the advent of media organizations across the globe have worked tirelessly to build a positive brand presence that resonates with potential consumers. The promise that companies promote is aligned to specific attributes with the goal of creating a memorable experience.

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.

Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

We’re in a situation now that we can jump on social media and share and grow with each other, and my goal is to be able to connect people. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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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

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What’s in Your Edtech Bag? #EdTechRations

The CoolCatTeacher

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140 Twitter Tips for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or elsewhere , get the RSS feed , or listen via the media player above. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it. Social Media Tech Tips Tools

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.

NBC's censoring of the Olympics: Social media and lost opportunities

Connecting 2 the World

However, they have really missed the boat on their social media/online coverage, which could have real repercussions from fans in the future. It also points out how ignorant the corporation is about social media and the "new" media the it purports makes this the first "social media" Olympics. Cable companies and production companies have learned that viewers want alternatives and individualization (viewing on demand) in their viewing habits.