Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

edWeb.net

The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy. In addition to negative commentary, Knowles acknowledged other challenges to adopting social media for education.

5 Aspects of digital citizenship students must be aware of

Neo LMS

We have spoken before about what defines a good digital citizen , and today we will extrapolate some more on that definition to include some new emerging trends. Read more: DOs and DON’Ts of teaching digital citizenship. Good digital citizens typically: Use technology legally.

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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

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.”.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. Social media is a main form of communication and connection used by today’s students. A University of Phoenix® College of Education survey conducted online by Harris Poll in April among 1,002 U.S.

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.

Get Started with Digital Citizenship in Your District

edWeb.net

How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details.

Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

eSchool News

Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration. A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. The University of Phoenix College of Education survey of 1,002 U.S. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms. Try “closed” social media sites.

Teens Know Social Media Is Manipulative. But They Just Can’t Get Enough.

Edsurge

Almost three-quarters of teens said they know social media companies are manipulating them into spending more time online. The survey from nonprofit Common Sense Media, called “ Social Media, Social Life ,” is a follow up to a similar report conducted in 2012, where teens were also asked about their relationship with social media. Compared with six years ago, teens are now spending more time on social media platforms.

It’s Not Digital Citizenship—It’s Just Citizenship, Period.

Edsurge

Citizenship knows no boundaries. The civics lessons we teach our students outside of the digital arena apply to the online world and vice versa. As a classroom teacher and an instructional technologist, I struggled with how to find time in students’ already-busy schedules to incorporate digital citizenship, even though I knew it was important to teach. So I lost the digital. I hope you can begin to “lose the digital," too.

Games Can Breed Uncivil Behavior. They Can Also Teach Digital Citizenship.

Edsurge

For most children, online video games offer an early window into social interactions with friends—and strangers. While social games foster collaboration and competition, they have also been home to hostile communities, where harassment and uncivil behavior can run rampant and make headlines. Yet games are an enduring medium; more than 90 percent of teens play video games, according to a 2018 Pew survey. Yet that’s not stopping efforts to create digital citizenship games.

7 beginner’s steps in digital citizenship for any district

eSchool News

How should an entire district begin teaching digital citizenship? Life Schools Charter School’s digital citizenship initiative began when they started to notice that many students were posting on social media about their location and other personal details.

Curriculum includes 10 lessons for digital citizenship

eSchool News

ESSDACK, GoEnnounce launch digital citizenship curriculum. ESSDACK has collaborated with GoEnnounce to build an affordable digital citizenship curriculum for secondary students titled Your Digital Footprint. Students also participated in a privacy survey.

Will You Take the 2016 Cool Cat Teacher Reader Survey?

The CoolCatTeacher

So, I’m opening up my 2016 reader survey. 2016 Cool Cat Teacher Blog Reader Survey. The reader survey for the Cool Cat Teacher Blog. Platform building (blogging, social media, etc.). The post Will You Take the 2016 Cool Cat Teacher Reader Survey?

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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.

How to Grow Global Digital Citizens

Ask a Tech Teacher

In fact, despite that the UN considers access to the Internet a human right, many adults and even more kids don’t know how to act as good digital citizens when visiting this sparkly and exciting world. These are the global demands of digital citizenship.

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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.

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? Social studies teachers will adore these!

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

Tom Murray

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. I’ve watched those I was connected to on social media who align politically to the left blindly share anti-Trump memes, articles, stories, etc. We must help those that we are connected to develop and refine their media literacy skills.

The Key to A Successful Online Safety Policy

Securly

of students we surveyed did not know what web filter their school was using, if at all. Detail best practices for good digital citizenship. 70.3% ALL of the students we interviewed were unaware as to what sites were prohibited on their school’s network.

Their Space: Educating Digitally Ethical Teens #sxswedu #theirspace

EdTechSandyK

About three years ago presenters started to notice a shift to more social media use by middle schoolers. 20% of the 6th graders they surveyed in their Seattle school had Facebook accounts. 2009 - Meeting of the Minds - important work from Common Sense Media on perceptions of social media ethics. They are unaware of the digital tattoo - the permanence of data. Digital identity is part of their total identity, not separate.

Giving Students Voice - #TCEA15

EdTechSandyK

Students talk about their concerns with peers all the time, but now they have someone who can make changes listening Social Media and Student Voice Monday nights at 8 there is a #StuVoice Twitter Chat Questions for the Student Panel Who is on social media?

We're Closing the Digital Divide. Now Let's End the Participation Gap.

Edsurge

First some good news: the divide in access to digital devices is decreasing. Educators are beginning to take note of a new problem: a digital participation divide. Previously, the digital participation divide seemed to revolve around access time. Now the quality of digital participation is coming into question. Digital Citizenship Promotes Digital Equity This observation around screen time and media usage has profound implications for educators.

The Nuts and Bolts of Digital Civic Imagination

Educator Innovator

There was no technology connecting me to other young people and communities experiencing the same kinds of abuse, no digital tools enabling the community to document the story of that abuse. In response to a prompt about how he might use digital media he responded, “I can’t think of any way.

How Teachers Learn About New Edtech Products (Round-up)

Ask a Tech Teacher

How do teachers filter out all the social media noise to find the tech products that will transform their classrooms? read my review of their wonderful close reading product here) did a fascinating anecdotal survey on how teachers find their new tech toys.

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3 Ways To Improve Student Success With Strong Course Design

Ask a Tech Teacher

According to an extensive survey of UK students, on average about 72.5% of learners (higher education and further education) believed that digital skills were crucial in their career but only about 50% believed that their course prepares them for it.

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Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

In my summer digital citizenship classes, the biggest question I get is how to control student cell phone usage. Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools. Using a digital device for educational purposes should be encouraged.

6 Student Suggestions to Improve Web Filtering

Securly

The following are real student responses from an international survey we conducted during Summer 2015. Note: our survey participants included both Securly and non-Securly users. In addition, teachers can utilize technology and social media to their advantage in lesson planning.

Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

polls, forms, or surveys. It is a robust, intuitive tool that makes forms and surveys easy to create for teachers and a snap to join for students (for example, no login required — just a class code). Polls, forms, and surveys. Survey Monkey.

How Intrinsic Motivation Helps Students Manage Digital Distractions

Edsurge

About a decade ago, I began to notice a shift, and now the vast majority of students admit that it’s technological distractions—texting, social media apps and online streaming—that often prevent them from completing work and being engaged in class.

Highly-versatile, Easy-to-use Form Creator–and it’s free!

Ask a Tech Teacher

Once the form is completed, it can be shared via a link or social media, or integrated into DropBox, Google Docs, and many other popular platforms. push out polls or surveys on upcoming or past events. Compare JotForm and Survey Monkey.

How teachers address cell phones in class

Ask a Tech Teacher

In 2009, a National Center for Education Statistics survey showed that about 90% of schools prohibited cell phones during school hours. Too often, school digital devices can’t connect, or can’t connect in the volume required to run a class.

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Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age in Oakland

Educator Innovator

Their effort, called Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age (EDDA), is focused on designing and researching new approaches that take up the expanded civic opportunity structures that digital media afford and doing so while still maintaining a focus that builds on the basics to support youth to develop strong academic skills. EDDA is an effort to respond to new research and developing understandings about how politics has changed in the digital age.

Getting Real About the Teen Depression-Cyberbullying Connection

techlearning

In fact, a recent survey shows that most bullying is verbal and the vast majority is in person. [ Read them, build your awareness, and be careful to avoid simple explanations – like blaming cell phones and social media – for the rise in teen depression and anxiety.