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.

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. 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 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.

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! Don’t use your brain and post your uncensored thoughts or pictures to social media.

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.

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? social media social media in education

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 told us their favorite uses of social media.

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. BYOD educational technology New Milford High School Social Media Vikki Smith

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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!

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. 12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. by Terry Heick.

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?

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.


I wondered what would make a school even venture this request in our social media saturated society. It is hard to cultivate the positive environment required for teaching and learning if social issues are causing continuous disruption.

25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

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. Brainly - A fun social network where students post questions and other students from around the world post answers.

Telling a Story Beyond Grades

The Principal of Change

No employer is asking to see a student’s Edmodo account. “Grades do not tell the story of a child.” ” Most educators, parents, and human beings would agree with this statement.

Snow Days & Stomach Bugs in the Paperless Classroom

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Using Edmodo and Google Classroom, students are turning in their work electronically. Chromebooks Doctopus edmodo Goobric Google Classroom Google docs Google Sheets paperless snowdayYou 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

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

“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. . Valerie Anglemyer.

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. If you are interested in another social network, check out

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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

When students take my courses, they make movies, learn about the composition of visual images, blog, use social media, design websites and more, all based upon the objectives of a project. To celebrate five years of Daily Edventures, we’re sharing some of our favorite posts.

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.

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).

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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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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.

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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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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.

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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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Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

Ask a Tech Teacher

And then, not two days later, I heard Twitter has reclassified their app as a news purveyor rather than a social media device. That’s newspapers, evening news, and anything considered ‘mainstream media’ They prefer blogs, Twitter, and Facebook.

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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.

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.

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. free resources google google groups social network

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Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

We talk about this in terms of URLs and tracking, but what we are tracking is bits and pieces of people’s lives being sent off into black boxes to be used in ways that we don’t know,” Bill Fitzgerald, a blogger who discovered tracking cookies hidden in an education product from Edmodo, told EdSurge.

10 Epic Tools Busy Teachers Need to Be Aware of


Nevertheless, if you still use some outdated tools, it’s high time to choose the new ones: Edmodo. Edmodo is actually an online classroom, which allows teachers assign homework, track student progress, conduct quizzes, create discussions and groups, monitor actions of each group member.

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#Flipclass Flashblog: Deeper Learning w The Odyssey

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

The content was organized in one Edmodo group with subtopics divided into small groups. February is Odyssey time for my students. I have been teaching Homer''s Odyssey for every year of my career, even during student teaching. If there is a text to dive into deeply, this is it.

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