The Ups and Downs of Social Media

Digital Promise

Watch teenagers using social media, and you witness an emotional rollercoaster: they are intermittently ecstatic, furious, envious, heartbroken, charmed, anxious, obsessive, and bored. A Study on Adolescent Social Media Use.

Is social media disrupting our networks?

The Christensen Institute

On the heels of a divisive campaign, people are more aware than ever of the social and political groups that sit on different sides of the aisle, live in different parts of the country, and break bread with different cultural factions. The post Is social media disrupting our networks?

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Social Media and Kids - what you should know - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

How Kids Are Using Mainstream Social Apps What You Should Know About Your Child’s Social Media Platforms The Most Popular Social Apps Among Teens and How They’re Using Them What Are the Mainstream Social Apps and How Are Teens Using Them? social media

Could social media be the key to cracking chronic disease?

The Christensen Institute

Social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, are the most pervasive examples of facilitated networks in the world today. Still, we recognize that social media can also contribute in negative ways to the state of healthcare.

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). Social Media Students

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. 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 & Data Privacy: How can we keep our students safe online? Featuring @Mike_Allton

TeacherCast

In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, we take a look at the state of Social Media with our guest Mike Allton. Together, we discuss Social Media and how it is affecting parents, teachers, and students in regards to internet safety, data privacy, and tips and tricks for creating the best learning experience to our students. The post Social Media & Data Privacy: How can we keep our students safe online?

Genius as an Alternative Social Media

ProfHacker

” That many academics rely on social media goes without saying. Yet, I am dissatisfied with my social media. Is there another option for social engagement that aligns with the unique needs, interests, and skill sets of academics?

Culling Your Social Media Past

ProfHacker

Last week, I wrote about data security when crossing the border, and my own…unease about my upcoming trip to Canada (and subsequent re-entry). I hoard media , after all. Have you considered or managed to delete parts or all of your social media posts?

Social Media: Tool for Manufacturing Ourselves and 'Truth'

The 21st Century Principal

What is the real issue with social media? Set aside the fact that entities like Facebook are selling our personal data to the highest bidder. What the real issue is with social media is simple: You can't believe anything you see.

3 Untapped Social Media Resources Worth A Second Look

The Web20Classroom

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information as adults and as educators, there are still many untapped resources to learn from and share with and grow, especially through social media. They just updated their social media data for 2016.

Free Course: Social Media Analytics

ProfHacker

One course that I’m interested in is Social Media Analytics from Future Learn. Productivity social mediaBecause I’m a nerd, one of the fun things I like doing over the summer is to learn something new.

How students are using social media to change the world

eSchool News

Social media has gotten a bad rap. And that’s before we even get into Facebook, data privacy, and Cambridge Analytica. The Parkland students have been using Twitter and other social platforms to mobilize teens (and adults) to fight for stricter gun laws.

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.

Poll Finds "Privacy Matters" for Parents and Teens on Social Media

techlearning

Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in the digital world, released the results of a new survey of parents and teens on the subjects of privacy and social media sites. Social Media Research Privacy Ed Tech Ticker News

How Social Media Encourages Plagiarism (and Six Ways You Can Fight It)

Edsurge

Has the ubiquity of social media given plagiarism new life? Whether or not the Internet is to blame, plagiarism seems to have become more socially acceptable across grade levels. Whether or not the Internet is to blame, plagiarism seems to have become more socially acceptable across grade levels. The resulting data-driven PDF reports provide evidence for any ensuing discussions about suspected plagiarism.

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.

Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy

EdTechTeam

The importance of media literacy cannot be understated. Nor can the value of social media as a teaching, learning, and publishing tool. Two principles inform why I engage with my students around social media: Digital literacy doesn’t just naturally develop any more than print literacy does, and. So, my students must have guided practice analyzing and using social media if they are to use it purposefully, productively, and safely.

OPINION: Youth of color and young women use social media the most, so why are most digital technology developers white men?

The Hechinger Report

We recently asked a 21-year-old undocumented Chicana in Los Angeles what she imagined the designers of social media platforms look like. Not using much social media themselves, sharing limited information about themselves.”.

What You Should Know About Social Media Archiving At Your School District

Gaggle Speaks

Increasingly, there’s an expectation from the courts that document files and even social media also get retained. You must also be able to search and produce specific data just like we have for email for the past decade. We see headlines almost every week about a harassment case that came from the use of social media in the workplace. When asked about archiving social media, our response typically centers on the content.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Social media is something students are going to explore on their own, no matter what.

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.

How to Get More Volunteers and Donors for Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

Beth Kanter is a leading social media expert for nonprofits. She gives advice on how schools should manage their Facebook, Twitter, and social media efforts. Social media can help if you know how. How should schools spend time on social media?

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Communicating Student Data Privacy

Tom Murray

In recent years, student data privacy has emerged as a major education issue at federal, state and local levels. According to Future Ready partner Data Quality Campaign , there are currently over 100 privacy-related bills in 32 state legislatures.

A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

While this blog is based on verifiable data, some readers may be unhappy with my interpretation. These ads were released by the US Congress as being traced back to Russian origin, although they were liked and reshared by many Americans on social media.

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.

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

You know, parents may have a filter at home, and we may have a filter at school, but once they go on their data on their cell phone, typically they have unfettered access to the internet.

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5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

5 Idea Friday Assessment Data Driven Instruction Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) How to Guides. Innovation iPads Lesson Plans Mac Math Teachers Project Based Learning Social Media STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools Windows-PC

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

While it is believed that the barrier to district leaders and classroom teachers using more data is that they don’t have time to look at it, 33% of districts and teachers say the real challenge is that information is in too many places for them to access. Data Analytics.

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FTC Cracks Down on Facebook, Google Over Data Privacy Violations

Marketplace K-12

The Federal Trade Commission fined Facebook a historic $5 billion over data privacy violations and is expected to reach a multi-million dollar settlement with Google for improperly collecting data from children streaming YouTube videos. The post FTC Cracks Down on Facebook, Google Over Data Privacy Violations appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Uncategorized Data Privacy Federal / State Policy Social Media

Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. Education, thus, has its roots in the earliest social interactions. What makes your LMS a social learning platform?

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Inside a Student’s Hunt for His Own Learning Data

Edsurge

Institutions have access to more student data than ever before—but it's hard to really grasp what that means, since many of the digital tools that colleges use are from third parties or companies that keep their algorithms private.

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How Data Science Can Help You Create Better Customer Experiences

EdNews Daily

And while the technology was all about sophisticated Artificial Intelligence, it used a whole lot of data and analyzed it in real-time to: ensure the authenticity of wins, and. It is about gaining in-depth information out of large amounts of data, by its analysis. By Samuel Alfie.

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Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers

Graphite Blog

Social media is an increasingly important part of students' lives; in fact, the average teen spends over an hour a day using social media. To be true digital citizens, our students need teachers who model pro-social, creative, and responsible social media use. So why are only one in 10 teachers using social media professionally ? DON'T: Start using social media in your classroom if there are no guidelines or consent forms.