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. Research has begun to zero in on nearly every part of this spectrum, with findings that run from alarming (screen time is linked to depression and suicide ) to reassuring (many teens find social media empowering ). 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. For anyone living through the past decade of innovations , like smart phones and social networking sites, these trendlines present a puzzling question: How could a world that is technically more connected than ever be so socially disconnected and divided?

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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.

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? Read on to learn about four of the most popular social apps among teens and how parents and educators can be proactive in teaching kids to be responsible and respectful on social media. social media

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?

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 can provide many benefits to student learning and understanding. Those are just 3 simple ways to think about when wanting to use social media in the classroom.

Can Social Media Save Kids’ Lives?

Securly

The following is taken from our new whitepaper Can social media save kids’ lives? We analyzed over a half million social media posts from over 300 school districts in 2016 to amass the data included in this paper. Our position as a network-based filter gives us unique access to such data, allowing us to find truths embedded within students’ own social media posts alone.

Genius as an Alternative Social Media

ProfHacker

She directs and edits the literary and art historical resource VisualHaggard.org , which has recently become a federated archive with with NINES, the Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship.She’s previously written for ProfHacker on “Using Digital Archives to Teach Data Set Creation and Visualization Design.” ” That many academics rely on social media goes without saying. Yet, I am dissatisfied with my social media.

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). One of the challenges, however, is that much of my social media is pretty wide open and easily accessible through a google search of my uncommon name. I hoard media , after all. Have you considered or managed to delete parts or all of your social media posts?

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. But as the students-turned-activists at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have discovered, when used properly, social media can help you make a difference. The Parkland students have been using Twitter and other social platforms to mobilize teens (and adults) to fight for stricter gun laws.

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. The problem at the rotten heart of social media is best described by Margaret Wheatley in Who Do We Choose to Be? While it might be acceptable to "market" oneself, in social media, truth is often the fatality.

Free Course: Social Media Analytics

ProfHacker

One course that I’m interested in is Social Media Analytics from Future Learn. The only thing I would have liked to see is some discussion around the ethics of doing this kind of social media research, or at the very least present some of the issues that this kind of big-data research has brought up for researchers and scholars. Productivity social media

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. If there is any doubt that very nearly everyone uses social media, let’s examine some stats from the Pew Internet Research Study. They just updated their social media data for 2016. Remember, LinkedIn is the first professional social network.

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.

Thai social data analytics firm Wisesight secures $7m funding

AsiaTechDaily

Register Wisesight , a social data analytics firm based in Thailand, announced raising $7 million in a Series B funding round that will help fuel its sustainable growth. Wisesight, which has over 14 years of expertise, is the leading social media analysing service provider in Thailand.

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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 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.

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. Key findings of the survey include: More than nine in 10 parents and teens think it's important that sites clearly label what data they collect and how it will be used. Most parents and teens are concerned about ad targeting by social media sites.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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? Engage and empower PhilanthroTeens to support your school on social media. Make it easier to donate through social media. (We Social media is a mindset.

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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. Recent news coverage and social media conversations about student data access, especially as it relates to outside service providers, have heightened the public’s overall interest in the use and security of student data. As such, adequately communicating student data privacy policy and practice has been a challenge.

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. Social media has not shown an ability to “self correct” perhaps because by its very nature, the responses can only be positive and thus, there is no self-correcting mechanism built into its algorithm. 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.

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.

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

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. Kecia: So, the first thing that make a teacher a superhero is the way they use data to improve learning and mastery for their students. And teachers who use technology can use technology in such a way where they’re collecting formative data every day , every single moment of the day.

Data Shows K–12 Videoconferencing Is Overwhelmingly One on One

EdTech Magazine

The “how it started vs. how it’s going” meme has become social media’s shortcut way to acknowledge that nothing in 2020 is going quite as planned.

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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-PCKelly Gary on episode 265 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Elementary Math can be exciting.

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. Mike: Sure, and Circle will tackle that for you, so that even when they’re on their unfiltered data access, the content is still filtered. 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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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. This study of data has now grown into a dedicated field and Data Science learning is becoming a sought-after career. It is about gaining in-depth information out of large amounts of data, by its analysis. So, how can you improve customer experience with Data Science ? By Samuel Alfie.

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How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

edWeb.net

In a recent edWeb.net edWebinar , Jena Draper, Founder and General Manager of CatchOn; Mike Schwab, Education Team at Google; and Suzy Brooks, Instructional Technology Director for Mashpee Public Schools, MA, point out that in order to combat this deluge of technology, it is imperative that school districts address the tech usage data that impacts and drive success in classrooms. Data Analytics. Data Privacy.

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