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Kinesthetic Lessons in Empathy and Digital Citizenship

EdTechTeam

It is a kinesthetic experience that challenges students to develop empathy with the figures being depicted and even fosters conversations about digital citizenship. For this exercise, let’s imagine that we are studying Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump by Joseph Wright.

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

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

Tech Helpful

As educators, we spend a great deal of time trying to figure out the best way to prepare our students for the challenges they will face, both in the real and the digital worlds. Case Study: What is the #MoMoChallenge?

Getting schooled in social media

The Hechinger Report

Joe Sanfelippo, superintendent of Fall Creek school district in Wisconsin, leads a social media campaign for his schools using the hashtag #gocrickets. This nonstop digital pep rally is about more than school spirit. With Seesaw, a social media app], they get a front row seat.”.

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. Facebook is out.

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

Dangerously Irrelevant

C Thi Nguyen said: Jamieson and Cappella’s book is the first empirical study into how echo chambers function. Their research centres on Rush Limbaugh, a wildly successful conservative firebrand in the United States, along with Fox News and related 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 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. Social media is something students are going to explore on their own, no matter what. She’s author of the book Social LEADia.

Fake News Lesson Plan Ideas with Jennifer Carey

The CoolCatTeacher

Oh absolutely, I can’t say– any day I log on to Facebook, I see something that’s been showed or shared with other people that’s absolutely false news. I honestly think it’s the proliferation of social media. First Step: Understand Traditional Media.

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Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.

EdTechSandyK

Image Source It is our professional opinion that you get your child off Facebook. I wondered what would make a school even venture this request in our social media saturated society. But is asking parents to get their children off of Facebook the answer?

Social Media Ed, Sex Ed, & Digital Responsibility

The Daring Librarian

So having Library Journal use a version of this quote above in the Movers & Shakers article and having had my beloved School Library blog blocked this week has made me super sensitive to the challenges & responsibilities we have teaching our kids digital awareness and responsibility.

Why Teachers Should Be on Social Media

Graphite Blog

I consider myself well-versed in social media. I was an early adopter of Twitter and Instagram, and I remember anxiously waiting for Facebook to become available on my college campus. I've given most social media platforms a test run in my classroom and try to keep up-to-date on the latest trends, apps, and uses. Educators tend to meet most social media platforms with skepticism, and it's easy to see why.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

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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.

Lesson Plan for Teaching Kids to Spot Fake News

Indiana Jen

The reality is that misinformation propagates social media (especially Facebook). Both Facebook and Google have made attempts to tackle fake news. In addition to their own filtering methods, Facebook allows users to flag and report fake news stories.

Resources, stories, and connections with those who use social media in today’s k-12 classrooms

The Innovative Educator

Thank you to the 300+ folks from around the world who joined me for the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship webinar on EdWeb. In case you missed it, the webinar was called “Social Media: An Essential Tool for Today’s Classroom.” In the webinar, I shared case studies of amazing students, parents, and teachers. Below are the people behind the stories I mentioned, how to learn more and a way to reach each of them via social media.

What’s all the buzz about Messenger Kids?

Ask a Tech Teacher

When preteen kids see parents and older siblings thumbing away at social media accounts, they want to do it. Until the iconic Facebook platform came up with what they call Messenger Kids. First and foremost: Messenger Kids is not a social media app.

Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Things You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

Ann: Well, I think that it’s really important to be clear that it’s far from the epidemic that we sometimes hear about in the news media. So they looked at a whole range of research – lots of different studies – and that was the range of kids who were affected by it, in both cases.

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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.

Media Literacy: A Moral Imperative (…and a guide to support your work!)

Tom Murray

“All Facebook Posts will be Made Public.” “See your top ten Facebook Stalkers!” For example, throughout 2016 and into the first part of 2017… I’ve watched those I was connected to on social media who align politically to the right blindly share anti-Hillary memes, articles, stories, etc. We must help those that we are connected to develop and refine their media literacy skills.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information?

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Be prepared to educate them on why what seems to be social media is actually educational. Inform parents that their children will be using Twitter to collaborate, share information, study for tests, and other uses specific to your program. Group study session.

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. These tweets teach: Sketchnoting is being studied by educators. Twitter and Facebook users seem to share posts with photos. Social Media Tech Tips

A helpline for schools tackling cyberbullying

eSchool News

Pilot program lets schools tap into a helpline with close ties to Twitter and Facebook. Collier, who is co-creator of the recently-launched iCanHelpline.org , teamed up with #iCANHELP to develop a social media helpline for schools.

Digital Literacy–What is it?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Digital literacy’ is one of those buzz words floated by experts as being granular to 21st century students. ‘Literacy’ is simple: the ability to read and write– so ‘digital literacy’ should be achieving those goals digitally.

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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100+ Ways to Use a Chromebook in the Classroom – SULS033

Shake Up Learning

Students can share these slides to create a digital word wall.” The platform gives teachers and administrators the flexibility to mix and match content from a growing number of open educational resources (OER), to digitize existing content, or to build their own.

Every Student Should Publish for the World!

Shake Up Learning

Ask your PLN on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Social Media. My goal is to empower teachers to transform the learning in their classrooms and become digital leaders. Private Google+ Community and Study Group. The post Every Student Should Publish for the World!

Mindsnacks–Learning in Bite-sized Pieces

Ask a Tech Teacher

High scores can be shared via the optional Game Center social network. Whichever language app you select, it is best used as an add-on for topical study and/or to fill free time between other lessons. Why connect to users through Facebook and blogs if you don’t stay current?

The Internet Can Be a Force for Good. Here’s How.

Edsurge

And of course, today’s kids still hear all these messages, too, but they live in a world that is so much more complicated than in years past because they’re so steeped in today’s digital landscape. What is digital citizenship? And at the time, digital citizenship was an add-on.

Looking for Trusted Advisers? Look No Further

Ask a Tech Teacher

Social Media: @alicekeeler, YouTube. Alice Keeler is a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator and LEC Admin & Online and Blended certified. Social Media: @cultofpedagogy, iTunes podcast.

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Snap, Tweet, and Share Your Classroom Success

Graphite Blog

For better or worse, many of us spend our idle minutes scrolling through Facebook , Instagram , or Twitter to see what’s happening in the world. We’ve learned how to curate what we see on social media to match our needs and interests. On Twitter and Facebook, I follow some incredible educators who share innovative ideas and stories from their classrooms. Bringing social media into our classrooms may sound daunting.

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

I read recently that 70% of millennials get their news from Facebook. Isn’t Facebook a place to share personal information, stay in touch with friends and families, post pictures of weddings and birthdays? a link to your library’s digital site.

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Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Oh My! 4 Tools for Picting in the Classroom

Edsurge

Using images instead of text to convey ideas—known as “picting”—is becoming the norm among today’s digital-first students. Instagram, a social networking app for sharing photos and videos, counts more than 400 million daily users. Approximately three out of every four tweens and teens are on some type of social media platform these days. As Kayla Delzer says in a recent EdSurge article , “social media is happening—with or without you.”

Teaching the #CharlestonSyllabus

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When nine worshipers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, West Virginia, were murdered on June 17, 2015, social media news feeds quickly filled with opinionated posts about the impacts, meaning, and historical precedents surrounding the event. The #CharlestonSyllabus hashtag takes advantage of the ways social media can fill in the gaps, giving voice to people and perspectives often left out of or glossed over in public school history textbooks.