Principles for school districts’ social media policies

Dangerously Irrelevant

This one is about some general guidelines and principles for school districts to consider as they formulate their social media policies. And then they usually create policy documents that hector and admonish youth and educators about all of the things they shouldn’t do. Humans are inherently social and we make meaning together. Are educators courageous enough to be social media renegades? My newest article is out.

Creating Social Media Guidelines.The Handout

The Web20Classroom

Over the past few weeks I have been working on a project for Edutopia and Facebook Education to develop a set of steps to follow when developing social media guidelines in your school or district. This all came about from my presentation at ASCD this year where I outlined how we created a document that promoted the use of social media by our teachers and our students but also gave tips on responsible use. I have embedded the document below for download.

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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. However, said Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, social media also has the ability to help users share their stories and shed a positive light on their activities. Student misuse: Common Sense Media’s research shows students report social media can be a distraction.

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). Our conversations give me a sense of how kids are using social media and her thoughts on using it for learning, or even if there is a place for it. Document their lives and share it with others.

Changing Our Views On Social Media For Learning

The Web20Classroom

Maybe you think about social media in general and how it’s continuing to grow. When it comes to social media and the use of these tools there is still a large disconnect between the platforms kids use and what we use in the classroom. They are seen as platforms to merely be social. She has profiles on all these social media services and more. What if you could create Snapchat stories or use Instagram to document your learning? Social Media

How to craft useful, student-centered social media policies

eSchool News

Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. Schools must reckon with this reality and commit to supporting thoughtful and critical social media use among students, teachers, and administrators. The go-to method for guiding this practice is setting up district social media guidelines or policies.

Social Media & Collaborative Relationships #EdTechBridge

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

What role does social media have in developing collaborative relationships? My first answer is that social media provides the venue for people to get connected. Thinking about other social media tools, Facebook is primarily where I connect with family and local educators, but little collaboration takes place. And while I haven't used Instagram much for educational purposes, it too is primarily for documenting and sharing.

Careless posts on social media spark physical fights

The Hechinger Report

The massive fight, it turned out, stemmed from a long-simmering rivalry between groups of girls, and had been largely instigated and planned through a steady stream of posts on social media apps like Twitter, Instagram, Kik and Snapchat. And in the past few years, the increased use of social media has added a new wrinkle to the problem as virtual disputes between students turn physical. Most often, those revelations are about social media conflicts, she said.

Navigating a Natural Disaster with Social Media

Indiana Jen

Social media played a significant role for my community as we prepared for the storm and as we began to pick up the pieces afterwards. Miami-Dade county employed all of the social media networks to get their messages out there: Facebook, Twitter, and Periscope were how I got my information about evacuation orders, emergency supplies, and more. Just an FYI, the best place to store your important documents and valuables is in water tight, plastic containers.

Using Social Media for Good

Graphite Blog

Common Sense recently honored Nza-Ari Khepra with the 2016 Social Change Catalyst Award for her work as a founder of the youth-led violence awareness organization Project Orange Tree and the Wear Orange campaign. After the Common Sense Media Awards ceremony, we had the opportunity to speak with Khepra about Wear Orange and about the ways social media can be a catalyst for positive social change. " Social media was a flame behind everything we wanted to do.

How to Craft Useful, Student-Centered Social Media Policies

Graphite Blog

Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. Schools must reckon with this reality and commit to supporting thoughtful and critical social media use among students, teachers, and administrators. The go-to method for guiding this practice is setting up district social media guidelines or policies.

Using Social Media for Good

Graphite Blog

Common Sense recently honored Nza-Ari Khepra with the 2016 Social Change Catalyst Award for her work as a founder of the youth-led violence awareness organization Project Orange Tree and the Wear Orange campaign. After the Common Sense Media Awards ceremony, we had the opportunity to speak with Khepra about Wear Orange and about the ways social media can be a catalyst for positive social change. " Social media was a flame behind everything we wanted to do.

Communicating and Connecting With Social Media (An Excerpt)

A Principal's Reflections

The book is entitled Communicating & Connecting With Social Media: Essentials for Principals and will be available from Solution Tree on May 19, 2011 Using Twitter to Build Your School’s Brand The good news is that open-communication practices in a social media world don’t have to be intimidating. These two services have been broadly em­braced across all social and technical profiles and make it possible to reach large audiences in the blink of an eye.

#ASCD12-A Presentation On Creating Social Media Policies For Schools And Districts

The Web20Classroom

Our topic was creating and crafting social media policies for schools and districts. Here is our presentation : And here is our resource document : And the video we created to help educators understand the importance of the use of Social Media in Education: The message here is a simple one. Earlier today I had the honor and pleasure of presenting at the Annual Conference for ASCD.

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. 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. However, with social media, it comes down to policy and what’s considered a record that you should retain.

Tech Tip ##113: Backup Your Blog

Ask a Tech Teacher

Category: Maintenance, Social Media, Writing, Problem-solving. Q: I’m paranoid of losing my documents so I back them up to an external drive, a flash drive, and in the cloud. It’ll back document files up as an XML file (you don’t have to understand what that is.

Embracing social media use in schools with a toolkit for administrators

The Innovative Educator

Looks like more and more cities are following the lead of NYC and embracing the use of social media in schools. Most recently the Chicago Public Schools has put together toolkit of resources —video, documents, and links to other sites—for principals and staff who want to use social media to connect with their school communities. It highlights creative and effective social media use by schools with a focus on Twitter and Facebook.

How to Craft Useful, Student-Centered Social Media Policies

Graphite Blog

Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. Schools must reckon with this reality and commit to supporting thoughtful and critical social media use among students, teachers, and administrators. The go-to method for guiding this practice is setting up district social media guidelines or policies.

How to Craft Useful, Student-Centered Social Media Policies

Graphite Blog

Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. Schools must reckon with this reality and commit to supporting thoughtful and critical social media use among students, teachers, and administrators. The go-to method for guiding this practice is setting up district social media guidelines or policies.

Dispatches From Quarantine: How Young People Are Documenting History

MindShift

Has reduced socializing hurt their development? Historian Alexandra Zapruder wanted to document what the young people of today are going through, so she asked a number of students to send her diary entries.

Can the New York Times Social Media Policy Become a Teaching Tool?

Indiana Jen

Marti has a great take on the latest New York Times Social Media Policy. Media! Today, October 13, 2017, the New York Times introduced its new social media policy for people who work in the Times newsroom. Not only is it interesting to read — it may will also become a useful document for educators to share with students. Parenting!

Incorporating Social Media and Digital Citizenship in the First-Year Experience Course

Mistakengoal.com

In this post I’ll discuss how we’re approaching the new outcome of “responsible use of the internet and other social media” that the faculty have added to the course. Given the constraints within which we are working, we constructed two student learning outcomes: Describe principles and specific examples of ways the Internet and social media can be used to both help and harm others. Social Networking Services

Google Document URL Tricks

Learning in Hand

G Suite apps include Google Documents , Sheets , Slides , and Drawings. Shareable links can be used for publishing a document or for collaboratively editing a document. Documents are only accessible by you (the owner) unless you turn link sharing on. One way to turn on link sharing is by clicking the Share button in an open document. Once you have the shareable link copied, you can paste it into a document, webpage, link shortener, Twitter, Facebook, etc.

Social Media Revolution for School Librarians: Keynote Resources for CASL

The Daring Librarian

Dont Hate the Hashtag: a Social Media Revolution for Librarians View more presentations from gwyneth jones. Don''t Hate the Hashtag: A Social Media Revolution for School Librarians Having a web presence, keeping hip with cultural literacy, transliteracy, and building strong personal learning networks is not just an extra burden, but a necessity for the modern teacher librarian. Hamilton CASL comic life dont hate the hashtag erik qualman facebook social media twitter

How To Comment In Social Media - An Infographic Of Tips For High Quality Feedback

ASIDE

From text messages to social media, children and adults of all ages are engaging like never before with the written word. Instead, high quality comments on blogs and social media should create a dialogue that furthers the colloquy and deepens the learning. Thoughtful comments in social media should add information, incorporate links, or most importantly, ask questions. Students are writing more than ever before.

9 Web Tools and Apps for Communicating More Effectively with Parents

Teacher Reboot Camp

Find more tips for engaging parents in my presentation, Engaging Parents with Technology and Social Media. Simply Circle is a web tool and app teachers and parents can use to post updates and announcements, share pictures and upload documents. Effective Technology Integration Events Holidays 2017 Digital Calendar parent engagement parent teacher communication parents and social media

15 EPIC Tools I Can’t Live Without!

Shake Up Learning

I also use Google to create documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more. Canva is my favorite tool for creating images for my blog and social media. While I rely on Google Docs for many documents, I still use the paid version of Evernote for notes, journaling, projects, and planning. I also love the Evernote Scannable app on my iPhone for scanning documents on the fly. The post 15 EPIC Tools I Can’t Live Without! appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. I think we’ve learned how to use social media in just a really positive way, and learned to communicate and build a global audience, and shared our learning, and learned with others. How Vickie Morgado Uses Social Media in Her Classroom. So now you had your second graders and now this year your third graders using social media. Realistically, they will be on social media.

Designing Engaging Course Documents with Piktochart

ProfHacker

It’s sometimes a struggle to get students to carefully read course documents. As I prepared to teach our Technical Writing and Communication course this fall, I decided I wanted to emphasize document design and economy of language, two areas in which I felt my previous classes could improve. Piktochart is a web-based app that allows you to design infographics and other image-heavy documents and publications. Course materials are technical documents, not literary works.

19 Epic iPhone Productivity Apps & Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Talk about documentation (if you need it for something). Productivity Social Media Tech Tips ToolsProductivity that Works. You can be more productive on your iPhone or smartphone. My home screen as been pretty consistent for the last few years. With this tutorial, I’ll take you through the apps I use, how they work together, and some quick tips on productivity with your iPhone. If you’re just starting out or want some productivity ideas, this post is for you.

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Born Digital, Live Digital, And Our Students' Obsession With Documenting Their Lives

ASIDE

Source: Spencer Brown Does our obsession with technology and documentation go too far? privacy social media social networking technologyThis powerful, short film titled “ The Boy With The Camera Face ” by filmmaker Spencer Brown is a satirical fairy tale about a boy born with a camera instead of a head who cannot escape the lens. From the moment of his birth, everything about his life is recorded. Does this sound like our students, or maybe you?

Increasing the visibility and impact of our work

Dangerously Irrelevant

As a faculty member who has an outsized social media presence (53,000+ Twitter followers; video series with 100+ million views; one of the more visible education blogs in the world, etc.), That new protocol or resource document that you just created? Image credit: Social media class , mkhmarketing. Blogging Communication Higher Education Social Media blogging communication higher ed social media

How to Blend Learning with Play for a Kid-friendly Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

The importance of reading to education success is well-documented. Economics Games/Simulations History Math Problem solving Science Social media Websites lists play summerWith summer fast approaching all over the Northern Hemisphere, kids are eager for time away from teachers, textbooks, and To-do lists. In Ireland, Italy, Greece, Russia, and other Eurasian nations, summer vacation lasts about three months.

Tightrope Brings Online and OTT Channel Publishing to Schools and More with Cablecast VIO Stream

eSchool News

Tightrope Media Systems has unveiled Cablecast VIO Stream , a full-featured, automated solution for bringing live event streams and on-demand video to the web, social media, and over-the-top (OTT) platforms. Newsline businesses online schools social social media video web

How to Create a Summer Writing Notebook #flaneur

The CoolCatTeacher

Wander about, pay attention to your surroundings, and try to document at least one interesting thing that you saw on that walk by taking a picture of it or by writing about it in a notebook, or both. There’s so many things that you can document about, every single type of teaching. All Grades Blogging Get Connected (PLN Building) Social Media Teachers Thought Leader Thursday Writing

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