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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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

It's Time to Redesign Your Social Media Presence for 2018

Edsurge

Using social media successfully in 2018 means more than checking your Facebook page or scrolling through Twitter occasionally. It is possible, with intention, to create a social media presence that is effective—for both you and your audience—whether that’s friends, colleagues or peers around the globe. Here’s how educators can get started creating an intentional social media presence, making the best use of the many tools and platforms out there today.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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

Digital citizenship lessons aren’t going to crack filter bubbles and echo chambers

Dangerously Irrelevant

Their research centres on Rush Limbaugh, a wildly successful conservative firebrand in the United States, along with Fox News and related media. His constant attacks on the ‘mainstream media’ are attempts to discredit all other sources of knowledge.

The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Obviously those 50 million people did not know their data was being used. Britt: So it became a real public relations nightmare for Facebook, but it also raised troubling questions about, “What do we know about our data?”. You and I have both been in social media now for a decade.

World Backup Day March 31st: Student data security

Neo LMS

These holes within school and other institutional databases can create vulnerabilities, exposing: IP addresses, location settings & browser data. Another thing you can do is to discuss student data privacy and digital security with PTA members, teachers, and school board administrators.

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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.

The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) #mtbos #iteachmath

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about the current trends in hashtag learning and the popular techniques for harvesting learning from this social network. All Grades Blended Learning and E-Learning Education Get Connected (PLN Building) Math Teachers Social Media Teachers Tech Tips Thought Leader Thursday Tools

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Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

And again, finally, just being very cognizant of how you’re sharing your data. Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Social Media Society and Ethics Students Teachers Thought Leader Thursday

The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

A file configuration error at Schoolzilla that exposed the data of some 1.3 Data stolen from a community college’s health clinic. A data breach at a school board in Ontario. A data breach at the Chicago Public Schools. More data collection will improve course design.

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Here’s a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at what educators are clicking on like crazy

The CoolCatTeacher

These reflections and social media tips will help bloggers covering ISTE. The Institute of the Future Think Tank says it well: “We each have only one pair of eyes and ears, and more importantly, one mind to deal with the data.” Social Media Tech Tips