Social Media in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

The Tool We Should All Be Using to Improve Education In the 1970’s the parking lot would be full of parents ready to see the school play. Social Media: The New Stage. Social Media: The New Audience. Social media gives us largest ballroom ever assembled where people from around the world can mix, mingle, and find their clique. Staging a Comeback in Education. Social Media! Why aren’t more schools using social media?

What Happened When I Deleted All My Social Media Apps

The CoolCatTeacher

For me, nature seems to be the opposite of social media. And we reconnect as a family when we turn off social media and head outside. ” So, this spring break, I removed every social media app and email off my “smartphone” and made it go dumb and mute. This is why we have actors trying to tell everyone how to vote and we have business people trying to fix education. Did I miss social media during spring break?

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How to Teach Social Media Safety

Ask a Tech Teacher

Someone, but not them… Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Amy Williams, has four bottom line issues that any teacher can cover and as many as possible at each grade level should: Educators have always had the challenging task of teaching our children reading, writing and arithmetic, among many other subjects. These days, teachers should introduce students to the world of social media so they can begin to develop the skills they need to live a safe digital life.

Stop Blaming Social Media

The Web20Classroom

We can’t blame the media that reports them. We can’t blame social media or the tools used to access them. Social media didn’t create fake facts and the media didn’t invent fake news. Social media has long been the scapegoat for adults to blame the ills of kids and students on. Kids can’t focus because of social media. Kids stare endlessly at their devices because all they care about is their social status.

Creating a Buzz with Social Media

The CoolCatTeacher

21 Money-Making Strategies for Social Media Newbies with Dr. Cheri Toledo My friend, Dr. Cheri Toledo has pulled together 21 social media experts to share the basics of getting started with social media. Do you ever ask yourself, “Could I be growing my business with social media?” Have you ever thought, “What are some effective strategies for using social media tools for my business?” Education socialmedia

Helping students overcome ‘social media speak’

eSchool News

Teens’ widespread access to smartphones for the last decade has fed this fascination with social media and texting. Department of Education , “The nature of writing and writing instruction is changing.

Navigating the Waters of Teacher Social Media

MiddleWeb

Teacher Social Media has had a powerful positive effect on Brent Gilson's professional growth. Social Media Teaching with a View Brent Gilson educator celebrity PLN professional learning teacher social media twitter

How Educators are Using the Exclusive Social Media App Clubhouse

Edsurge

The new social media app Clubhouse is gaining traction across many industries as Influencers, celebrities , and marketing professionals are heading to the app to connect and collaborate. (If Education Technology Professional Development Technology Trends

Why Social Media Education Is Needed In Schools

User Generated Education

Social media is an intimate part of a large majority of tweens’ and teens’ lives. The following graphs about teens’ social media use come from Pew Research’s Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015: For young people, social media is not an add-on nor an extracurricular activity. Social media is like eating, bathing, talking. My Favorite Teachers Use Social Media: A Student Perspective).

5 Ideas to Tap Social Media to Enhance PD and Student Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Nikki Robertson, ISTE Librarians Network President Elect, shares five ways to use social media to enhance professional development and improve student learning. Can social media be effective professional development? Nikki is a veteran educator, school librarian, Instructional Technology Facilitator and ISTE Librarians Network President Elect. Connected Librarians: Tap Social Media to Enhance Professional Development and Student Learning.

Liz, Aly, & Walt: Ticked Off Teens Talk about Social Media and Smartphones

The CoolCatTeacher

In a recent podcasting project, my students reflected on their opinions about social media. The post Liz, Aly, & Walt: Ticked Off Teens Talk about Social Media and Smartphones appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Edtech Tool Tuesday High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Parents Social Media Society and Ethics Students Teachers

The Ups and Downs of Social Media

Digital Promise

This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Watch teenagers using social media, and you witness an emotional rollercoaster: they are intermittently ecstatic, furious, envious, heartbroken, charmed, anxious, obsessive, and bored. A Study on Adolescent Social Media Use. None of these modes of social media use resulted in purely negative emotions, as reported by teens.

Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Ways to Give Students a Voice. So, we have, obviously — across the United States and the world — we’ve got this push for social media and schools sharing their story. Integrating that into your district accounts or your school-specific social media accounts is an awesome way to share that story. What tools help us let kids have input into the school social media accounts?

How Startups Can Become Social Media Influencers

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The top 50 include the Gates Foundation and IntelEducation and KQEDMindshift , which has done an amazing job connecting teachers to public media resources. When Education Week asked me to write this blog, the immediate answer was yes, because it makes sense. Social media is about starting or joining conversations. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what the value of social media brings to your company.

Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jennifer Casa-Todd @JCasaTodd opens our minds to social media leadership with students. She argues that we’re limiting students when we don’t let them lead using social media. Jennifer is the author of Social LEADia. Social LEADia Book Contest with Jennifer Casa-Todd. *. Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd. And the communication was only strengthened by their use of social media.

Social Media in Education Resources and Guides

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. Educators can learn, share, connect and more with educators from around the world. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them. Social media has been embraced by many educators, but many other educators, administrators and parents are concerned about using social media with students.

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. Connection to each other and the outside world often is educationally desirable. My newest article is out.

10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social Media to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

While a recent poll showed 9 out of 10 teachers do not use social media in the classroom, there are teachers who are. Social doesn’t have to be a distraction and kids can be safe. Let’s dive into ten ways teachers have used social media in the classroom to enhance learning. This question is part of CM Rubin World’s question of the month, “ What are the best examples you have seen of teachers using social media to enhance learning?”

Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

For Thought Leader Thursday , social media researcher Laura Pasquini explains three defining aspects of effective social media powered professional development.In The lessons learned from effective social media PD. There is no doubt that community organizing has moved online in the education world. Many amazing people chat, catalog and archive, and maintain thriving social media “water coolers” from around the web.

What Educators Need to know about Social Media, Online Bullying, and Hate Speech in Schools

Waterford

The Internet has revolutionized much of modern life, especially when it comes to education. There are benefits when students can learn and socialize in online spaces, but it comes with a dark side. That’s why some districts have started monitoring their students’ social media accounts.

Tips for using social media with educators

eSchool News

Social media is an essential marketing tool for educational publishers. But the changing algorithms, rise and fall of new platforms, and overall nature of social media make some developers hesitant. In their edWebinar, “ Social Media Marketing 2.0: Educators Love Social Media ,” several education marketing insiders offered their perspectives on using social media with educators.

Engaging Social Media for Educators

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives. In our latest episode, Brian welcomes Senior Content and Brand Specialist Calli Wright to the podcast for a discussion on how educators can get more out of social media by taking a purposeful approach. Educators: Join the Growing ST Math Community.

Is social media disrupting our networks?

The Christensen Institute

On the heels of a divisive campaign, people are more aware than ever of the social and political groups that sit on different sides of the aisle, live in different parts of the country, and break bread with different cultural factions. For anyone living through the past decade of innovations , like smart phones and social networking sites, these trendlines present a puzzling question: How could a world that is technically more connected than ever be so socially disconnected and divided?

3 Ways Educators Can Embrace Social Media to Increase Engagement

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Internet Online Video Social MediaBy Steven W. Anderson By using digital tools, teachers can promote more interactivity and community outreach.

7 kinds of social media posts educators and schools can use now

Ditch That Textbook

Social media has become a way of life. Why shouldn’t schools and educators be there, too? Some people are wary about it, but the truth is this: social media is a free, powerful, safe way to spread positive news [.]. Ed Tech connected educator edtech educational technology pln social media twitter It’s where much of society meets and discusses life. Students are there. Their families are there.

Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?

My Island View

A lingering general question hanging over the heads of all has been what effect does social media have on our society? That answer has never been so evident as it has been today as social media tools have been placed directly in the hands of the President of the United States, as well as foreign operatives. Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it.

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.

11 Strategies for Using Social Media Effectively in the Classroom

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we discuss how Social Media can be used as a positive thing in the classroom environment. The post 11 Strategies for Using Social Media Effectively in the Classroom appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. The TechEducator Podcast Instructional Technology Social Media

Teaching 7th Graders Social Media Literacy

MiddleWeb

Media Literacy is a new elective course at Jeremy Hyler’s middle school this year, and he’s excited to be teaching it. Create Compose Connect Media Literacy Crash Course Jeremy Hyler KQED Learn Media Education Lab media literacy The Social Dilemma

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. Social Media

Social Media and Kids - what you should know - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

How Kids Are Using Mainstream Social Apps What You Should Know About Your Child’s Social Media Platforms The Most Popular Social Apps Among Teens and How They’re Using Them What Are the Mainstream Social Apps and How Are Teens Using Them? Read on to learn about four of the most popular social apps among teens and how parents and educators can be proactive in teaching kids to be responsible and respectful on social media. social medi

Using Social Media to Promote Student Voice

Class Tech Integrate

Many educators who embrace the use of technology in the classroom, are still very leery of talking about social media in the classroom. The negatives of social media usage between students and teachers can be disastrous. However, if used carefully by teachers, social media can be a powerful tool to not only engage our students, but to promote their student voice as well. Why promote student learning/voice with social media?

Netflix’s Black Mirror: A Cautionary Tale About Social Media

Catlin Tucker

At first, this fixation seems shallow but the viewer quickly realizes that one’s social rating directly impacts their ability to receive discounts, qualify for housing, procure invites to events, book flights, enter specific buildings, and access medical treatment. In an effort to improve her overall score and secure an apartment in a sought after complex for highly rated people, Lacie hires a consultant to help improve her social rating.

Social Media Guide and Resources for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. Educators can learn, share, connect and more with educators from around the world. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. free resources social media social network They can collaborate and communicate with students, parents, and colleagues.

7 Tips for Using Social Media for Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

You joined all the big social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, blogging–just for starters). The plan was to connect with the movers and shakers in education, learn from them, and have them as a resource for those times you needed help on a lesson plan or to select the perfect webtool for a project. You committed hours to it, and then days, eager to make this work because everyone you know talks about how much they learn from social media.