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. Social media can provide many benefits to student learning and understanding. Those are just 3 simple ways to think about when wanting to use social media in the classroom.

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. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.


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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. Despite the expansion of EdTech tools as classroom resources, educators have not warmed to the idea of integrating social platforms as quickly as other types of classroom technology. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

6 Do’s for Social Media so You Don’t Create a Nightmare!

WJU EdTech

I thought most teachers understood social media do’s and don’ts. While many some people feel they can post anything on social media that they want, don’t do it! According to Mike Simpson’s post on NEA , “Newspapers across the country have begun trolling social networking sites for embarrassing and titillating postings by local teachers.” Check your school’s policy regarding social media. . Seriously.

Facebook, Edmodo, & Schoology. Oh my! Choosing a social network platform for learning

The Innovative Educator

When deciding on a social networking platform to use with your students and/or the school community, there are several considerations to keep in mind. What is your district’s social media or internet responsible use policy? Below is a comparison of three platforms, Facebook, Schoology, and Edmodo. The competition: Facebook vs Edmodo or Schoology I want more ». social media social media in education

From Banning to Embracing Social Media: #GovTechLive Names #NYCSchoolsTech Facebook Group & Twitter Chat Best in NYC

The Innovative Educator

The New York City Department of Education has come a long way since 2012 when I took a risk and criticized the city's conservative approach to social media. It wasn't long after that I was brought on to help New York City schools embrace social media for teaching and learning. Best Use of Social Media to Engage Citizens: #NYCSchoolsTech Group on Facebook (Lisa Nielsen) A wise man once said, “ The ‘good old days’ weren’t so good for a lot of people.

Stop Fighting Social Media. Start Working with Students + Teachers to Integrate It Into Learning!

The Innovative Educator

Instead the newly released social media guidelines for students 12 and younger incorporated the participatory design process and were developed with rather than for students and teachers. They wanted the district to recognize that students are using social media for academic and career success and respect their use of these platforms. They told us their favorite uses of social media.

Edmodocon is Aug 7th - free online conference on using Digital Tools in the Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

It is hosted by Edmodo , a free online classroom management system. Edmodo features a social media section, class files, bulletin boards, and much more. Related: Edmodo - first year using it with my students - so far, AWESOME! Edmodo - free social learning platform expands and improves 22 Great Tips on using Edmodo in the classroom 5 Great course management resources for educators Some more great Android Apps for Education (including Edmodo app).

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

As planning, thinking, performance, and reflection are both mobile and digital, they gain an immediate audience with both local and global communities through social media platforms from twitter to facebook, edmodo to instagram. Mobile Learning Social Media Technology ipad mobile learning social media twitter12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. by Terry Heick. Ed note: This post has been updated and republished from a 2012 post.

Create and share story time and read-aloud videos

eSchool News

These story time or read-aloud live events may not be maintained in the archive of the social media platform and appropriate measures should be taken to ensure that videos of the live events are not retained.

BYOD and the Paperless Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

NMHS teachers are also beginning to to integrate social media tools that are blocked and banned in the majority of schools across the country. Students complete assignments whether it’s homework, class work, projects and tests all online using various websites, such as, Edmodo, Tumblr and Instagram on their BYOD devices. BYOD educational technology New Milford High School Social Media Vikki Smith

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The (Nearly) Invisible Portfolio

The Principal of Change

There is a lot of learning we can have through these places that many schools are using, but have you ever heard of a potential employer asking a student to see their Edmodo account? Embodying Visionary Leadership blog as portfolio edmodo forward thinking in education innovative teaching and learning rushton hurley social media wayne gretzkyPortfolios are something I think that we need to really take advantage of in the realm of possibilities for school today.

100 Ways You Should Be Using Facebook in Your Classroom

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is a great way to connect, share, learn and communicate with other educators and with students and parents. Schools can use social media to connect with parents and the community and communicate with staff and students. Facebook is one social network that schools and teachers use with their students, when it isn''t blocked by the school filtering software! facebook social media social network

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.


From Pinecrest Preparatory Middle-High Administration Letter to Parents , February 22, 2012 When I first read and watched a news story about this Florida charter school''s letter to parents encouraging them to get their kids off of Facebook because of the problems social media activities were causing during the school day, it got me thinking. I wondered what would make a school even venture this request in our social media saturated society.

Snow Days & Stomach Bugs in the Paperless Classroom

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

I saw a post the other day on social media about the 23 things you'll understand when dating a teacher and thought back to the years when I started teaching and was sick with bronchitis, pneumonia, and strep or when my husband and I first started dating years, and he was constantly coming down with something. Using Edmodo and Google Classroom, students are turning in their work electronically. You may have noticed that it has been a while since I last blogged. since November.

Edcanvas: The Art of Curating

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

With multiple options for sharing via social media and QR codes and embedding in Edmodo and created webpages, Edcanvas is ideal for sharing with other educators and students in 1:1 and BYOD classrooms. edtech #ELAFlip #flipclass BYOD Edcanvas edmodo paperless QR codes One of my favorite tools for curating resources is Edcanvas.

25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

"A social network is a social structure made up of individuals (or organizations) called "nodes," which are tied (connected) by one or more specific types of interdependency , such as friendship , kinship , common interest, financial exchange, dislike, or relationships of beliefs, knowledge or prestige. Wikipedia )" Since I last posted on Social Networks over a year ago, a number of new ones have been introduced that can be a huge benefit to education.

“My students have always seen the problems in the world, but now we are concentrating on looking beyond the problem to the solution.” – Valerie Anglemyer, USA 

Daily Edventures

Last year, Anglemyer and her co-teacher, Steve Bowser, created an inquiry-based pilot class titled Humanities — a combination of Social Studies and Language Arts — with a concentration on connecting the two subject areas. . Building on opportunities for students to connect via Skype, email, or tools like Edmodo, allows us to give our students real experiences that will hopefully motivate them to make changes in the world. Valerie Anglemyer.

Telling a Story Beyond Grades

The Principal of Change

At Brookline High School in Massachusetts, juniors are taught to delete alcohol-related posts or photographs and to create socially acceptable email addresses…Likewise, high school students seem to be growing more shrewd, changing their searchable names on Facebook or untagging themselves in pictures to obscure their digital footprints during the college admission process. No employer is asking to see a student’s Edmodo account.

Update and full review on - I'm in and using it now

Educational Technology Guy

Yesterday I wrote about, Microsoft''s new social network that they launched with very little fanfare. and other social networks is that it is all about sharing internet searches and exploring topics of interest. In addition, there are tons of educational systems, like Edmodo and others that allow teachers and students to set up private networks. If you are interested in another social network, check out free resources Microsoft social media social network

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New Posted Resources 03/20/2012

The Web20Classroom

Googlios tags: google ePortfolio googleapps favorite What can Twitter do for your school?

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Game-Based Digital Literacy with Digital Compass – From Jennifer Carey


Common Sense Media has released Digital Compass , a new tool to teach students about navigating the digital world. The game is targeted at middle school students, an age when most children are getting cell phones and social media accounts (like Facebook and Instagram). The game is currently available online with iOS, Android, and edmodo apps coming soon. Common Sense Media also provides educational material for teachers and parents.

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“I may be one teacher but I’m no longer going to stay silent about the things important to my country and world of education. I love my students and as I look at children everywhere, I want them to have teachers who love teaching and who love them.” – Vicki Davis, USA

Daily Edventures

The Flat Classroom Project has been hailed by educators, policymakers and media alike, won ISTE ‘s Online Learning Award and is now included in the third edition of Friedman’s book (Davis and Lindsay worked with Friedman on the chapter called, “If it’s not happening then it’s because you’re not doing it”). To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts.

10 Edtech Tools to Try in 2018


This app is perfect for social studies and history teachers. It is an online collection of primary sources, news artifacts, and lessons that help teachers teach media literacy, civics, and all aspects of the First Amendment. Once complete, you can download it as a PNG file, share it on your social media. Edmodo. Edmodo is a platform where parents, students, and teachers, where they can all be involved in education.

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The Importance of Communication in Education

Educational Technology Guy

Google Classroom, Edmodo, etc - use these systems to share assignments and announcements with students and parents. Social Media - use social media at all levels to connect and communicate with teachers, parents, students and the community. This exists for websites, email, social media and even the phone blast systems. Communication is paramount in education.

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New Posted Resources 09/08/2011

The Web20Classroom

Apps for Project-Based Learning tags: apps projectbasedlearning ipad pbl favorite What Does Challenge Based Learning Look Like?

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8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Much like how social media giants Facebook and Twitter are utilizing our digital footprints to better understand consumer behavior, teachers are also turning to data analytics to learn more about their students. As always, education is changing.

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How an Ed-Tech Startup Can Rise Above the Noise at ISTE

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The large publishing companies ( Pearson , McGraw Hill ), technology players ( Google , Amazon ), and more well established ed tech ( Edmodo , BrainPOP ) all have a lot of real estate, including about a dozen people on the floor, and presentation theaters. Our goal isn’t to be competing at the level of Edmodo,” said Kim. Edmodo had a dancing logo (see photo). See also: How Startups Can Become Social Media Influencers.

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What Students Want Teachers—and Facebook—to Know About Digital Citizenship


In some hands, social media tools are blights on society, tools for bullies and misinformation campaigns. Policing Policies in Headlines Most of the event focused on the positives of social media’s role in students’ lives.

A Few of My Fav #EdTech Things in 2014

The Innovative Educator

Frequency: Daily 2) Social Media Facebook, Google Communities, Yammer, Edmodo and Twitter are my go to platforms to connect with other innovative educators inside and outside my district. Looking back at 2014 I've come up with a few edtech resources I have relied on most for teaching and learning. Check em out and share yours.

The hottest posts that everyone's reading

The Innovative Educator

Mar 20, 2013, 1 comment 3086 Facebook, Edmodo, & Schoology. Mar 21, 2013, 4 comments 2913 7 ways to connect with parents via texting Mar 13, 2013 2834 5 ideas to inspire students to use social media. Mar 19, 2013, 6 comments 1510 Can social media combat the issue of educator isolation. Here’s the roundup of what''s been popular on The Innovative Educator blog this week. Below you’ll see the top weekly posts along with the number of pageviews this week.

Latest Updates to Discovery Education’s Flexible K-12 Platform Keeps All Learners Connected to Engaging Content, Instructional Strategies, and Professional Learning

eSchool News

Among the collections recently added to Discovery Education’s flexible K-12 learning platform is the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Center. Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standard?anchor Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc.,

Building and Growing Your Professional Learning Network

One way to do this is to take a look back at what it was like for educators before the advent of social media. Teachers can seek out experts via , Edmodo , Facebook , Twitter , Google+ , Skype , Pinterest , and other social media and educational websites. As another Connected Educator Month draws to a close, it is important to understand the many benefits of being connected with like-minded individuals in the educational profession.

Google Groups - connect, share, communicate, discuss - great for education

Educational Technology Guy

Google Groups has been around for a while, but sometimes gets overshadowed by things like Twitter, Facebook , Edmodo , and other social/learning networks. Twitter, Facebook, RSS feeds, Email, Google+ - why/when use each one Twiducate - free social networking for schools Social Media in Education - connect, share, learn, communicate and more 5 Great course management resources for educators. free resources google google groups social network

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AudioBoo?? Cute Name, and Cool Tool!


Audio Boo is a social media platform that allows you to combine audio and social media to create podcasts called "boos". (It''s Here are a few cool ways to use Audio Boo in the classroom: Create audio podcasts of a lesson to share with students using a platform like edmodo. It''s an APP and a website) You can also access a library of content specific channels from BBC, CNBC, The Guardian, and UNICEF.