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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.

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. Twitter can often be overwhelming, and in my experience it fails to foster engaged discussion. Do you have a favorite alternative form of 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. 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). He wrote a post last week on deleting a large swath of his Twitter history based on Tweepy in Python. My use of Twitter has also changed.

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.

Can You Fix Twitter Counts? (and Why They Are Broken)

The CoolCatTeacher

Social Media Insights Twitter counts on blog posts are broken. Can you fix Twitter counts? Is Twitter in trouble? Let’s not panic, let’s analyze what has happened and how we can still find Twitter counts on a page (for now.).

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. Will it be through Facebook, Twitter.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A Twitter Chat In Your School. A twitter chat is an amazing resource for professional development AND gives educators the option to participate in their PJs, from the comfort of their own home! Give twitter tips and archive chat.

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 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners.

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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A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

A Global Search for Education Reflection From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. While this blog is based on verifiable data, some readers may be unhappy with my interpretation. Social media is social but it’s also serious.

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Mike Daugherty on episode 245 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 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.

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5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Kelly Gary on episode 265 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 5 Idea Friday Assessment Data Driven Instruction Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) How to Guides.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

David Petro on episode 294 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. David Petro has been using Twitter for his math PD for more than eight years. Twitter is now different. David: Don’t write Twitter off.

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The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Britt Watwood on episode 327 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Obviously those 50 million people did not know their data was being used. You and I have both been in social media now for a decade.

Have a Favorite Twitter Client? It’s Probably About to Break

ProfHacker

One of the things that’s great about social media is how hellbent all the companies seem on destroying themselves, usually in the name of “engagement,” but usually in the spirit of “we have no idea how our users use this service.” Twitter.)

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

Twitter and the death of distance

Learning with 'e's

Social media sites such as Twitter span huge distances to connect people around the world. There are many stories of people developing and sustaining friendship, or even romance and eventual marriage, after ''meeting'' on a social media site.

How Twitter Changed My Life

ProfHacker

One evening last week, while watching hockey (HOCKEY IS BACK) and scrolling though twitter, I noticed a hashtag that had started to trend: #HowTwitterHasChangedMyLife. Twitter is in large part why I am writing here today. Twitter is how I managed to change careers.

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.

Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Ann Oro on episode 314 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. And again, finally, just being very cognizant of how you’re sharing your data. Twitter: @ OroAnnM.

The Weaponization of Education Data

Hack Education

A file configuration error at Schoolzilla that exposed the data of some 1.3 A hacked school Twitter account in Florida. 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.

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Twitter Analytics: View the Reach of Your Tweets

The Daring Librarian

Well, Twitter analytics is here to help! The quality of the conversations you''re having on Twitter. Are you participating in some Twitter Chats? We''re here for you when you''re ready to talk on Twitter :-) Hope this infographic helps!

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Click the tweet buttons and share helpful things on your Twitter feed. (It I will also explain how to calculate these statistics on your Twitter feed. These reflections and social media tips will help bloggers covering ISTE. Try different versions of the title on Twitter.

Digital Privacy is a Civil Right

Indiana Jen

There has been a lot of talk in the news about the weaponization of social media. What is often not discussed in these arguments is the interconnectedness of social media and digital, data privacy. Data privacy is more crucial than ever.

Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security. Current web browsing policies in K–12 schools may be allowing third parties to collect and sell student data , creating a need for schools to update and maintain safe internet use protocols. Twitter.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

With access to the cloud, all data sources and project materials are constantly available, allowing for previously inaccessible levels and styles of revision and collaboration. Audiences are diverse, as are the environments data is being gleaned from and delivered to.

My most used/favorite Apps and how I use them

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media - Google+ , Twitter , and Facebook - Google+ is my go to for education and technology resources, connections and sharing. I love that you can have longer posts and discussions than on Twitter. I also use Twitter for education and technology resource finding. Feedly - I subscribe to a lot of sites and blogs and use Feedly to organize and read them, as well as easily share them to Google+, Twitter and even Evernote.

Down with Twitter’s Project Lightning

Bryan Alexander

Twitter is apparently preparing a reboot. We don’t know how Lightning – I refuse to call it Twitter 2.0 – is actually structured and how it will really work once rolled out. Why is Twitter planning to shoot Lightning into the world? Twitter as tv.

Educators, Experts Discuss Tech Titans Special Report in Twitter Chat

Marketplace K-12

EdWeek Market Brief hosted a Twitter chat this week, delving into the data behind the Tech Titans K-12 special report. The post Educators, Experts Discuss Tech Titans Special Report in Twitter Chat appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy Market Research Social Media Software/Hardware

Twitter Equals Growth Mindset?

The Principal of Change

This could be something to applied the idea of educators using Twitter. With the Twitter now implementing video in the service, it will be something that people will not only be open to learn, but I am sure will do interesting and new things with. It is probably one of the reasons why Twitter moved from the idea of “what are you doing”, to “what’s happening” in the update box. For those reasons Twitter will never connect all educators.

Digital Citizenship & Data Collection

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

This topic came up in last night''s #engchat on Twitter about college admissions essays. Students tracking their digital footprint could make for a horrifying or surprising project and very relevant in this world where social media puts one''s actions on full display.

Data Security and Implications for Physical Security

Leadership Lounge

Omaha received word that a string of text messages were posted on social media threatening violence to a school. We can learn much from each other in practice and policy to ensure student data privacy stays on the forefront. First, social media did not help the situation.

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8 Steps To Teacher-Led, Digital PD

TeachThought - Learn better.

But beyond any isolated parcel of teacher improvement lies social media. Long the plaything of adults and teens alike, social media has matured to become an incredible learning tool as well, connecting educators to ideas, tools, resources, and most importantly, each other.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I just enter the data once. iPads Lesson Plans Productivity Social Media STEM Students Teaching Tech Tips Technology Tools Writing

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What Do You Mean I Can't Twitter?

The Web20Classroom

The post deals with a ban of social media during the upcoming Annual Meeting of the American Society Cell Biology. Twittering (see above) and other forms of communication involving replication of data are strictly prohibited at the Annual Meeting or before publication, whether data presented are in the Exhibit Hall, poster area, poster sessions, or invited talks, without the express permission and approval of the authors. Backchannel Twitter

#NYCSchoolsTechChat: #ISTE19 - Thursday at 7 p.m. EST

techlearning

Twitter Social Media TL Advisor BlogJoin us for our monthly #NYCSchoolsTechChat on Thursday, July 5th at 7 pm EST. During this month's chat we'll reflect on past #ISTE experiences and prepare for #ISTE19 taking place in NYC's backyard right in Philadelphia, PA.

Twitter Is Funding Research Into Online Civility. Here’s How One Project Will Work.

Edsurge

Twitter has pledged to increase the “health” and “civility” of discourse on its platform, and it recently teamed up with college researchers to address the challenge. Healthy is not a word often used to describe conversations on Twitter and other social-media platforms these days. If you want to improve something, you must be able to measure it,” said Twitter officials in a blog post about the effort, paraphrasing the famous quote by business guru Peter Drucker.