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. Kids can’t focus because of social media.

Using Social Media To Make Learning Competitive.

EdTech4Beginners

My colleague recently shared with me how he used social media, in an innovative way, in the classroom. To motivate the students, they were told that their finished products would be shared on social media and the winner would be the one with the most hits / likes / shares.

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. Social media is like eating, bathing, talking. When you’re in middle and high school, a lot depends on your status in social media.

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?

14 Social Media Tips for Teachers

Brilliant or Insane

This Do’s and Don’ts list, though, contains 14 social media tips for teachers, and they certainly deserve your attention. Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics For more like this, visit the Brilliant or Insane Infographics library. Meanwhile share your favorite social media […]. The post 14 Social Media Tips for Teachers appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Infographics Social Media Technology edtech social media

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. Social Media

6 Ways Social Media Will Change Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

6 Ways Social Media Will Change Your Classroom by Ashley McCann Technology is changing the world at a rapid pace, and education isn’t exempt from the effects of that. The post 6 Ways Social Media Will Change Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

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. Otherwise, technology may just pull us further apart.

Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather Callihan’s @ hcallihan students help with their Facebook and Twitter using some technology tools. Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Ways to Give Students a Voice. What tools help us let kids have input into the school social media accounts?

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 [.].

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.

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.

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. Our technology messages are important.

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.

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. Parents can follow the Twitter feed, and say, ‘Don’t you have that paper due soon in social studies class?’ ” Terrill said.

Using Social Media to Promote Student Voice

Class Tech Integrate

One of the most powerful things technology allows for our students, is the ability for student voice to be heard. Many educators who embrace the use of technology in the classroom, are still very leery of talking about social media in the classroom.

3 Untapped Social Media Resources Worth A Second Look

The Web20Classroom

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information as adults and as educators, there are still many untapped resources to learn from and share with and grow, especially through social media. They just updated their social media data for 2016.

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.

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with 'e's

Previous posts in this series tracked the development of educational technology over 40 years. I first started working in the field of educational technology in January 1976, at a time when technology was used more for teaching than it was for learning.

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. Education Educational Resources Social Media Technology Hurricane Irma

Social Media With Promethean

The Web20Classroom

Over the last few days I spent some time with the folks at the Promethean Headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, talking to them about their social media presence. They are more than a technology company. Over 60% (according to the CEO) of the employees are former educators.

7 Social Media Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Learn Today and Teach Tomorrow

Brilliant or Insane

In a world ruled by content curation, every educator should be passing along social media strategies to students. The post 7 Social Media Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Learn Today and Teach Tomorrow appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Brilliant or Insane.

The Social Media-School Gap

Reading By Example

In this podcast , I speak with Annie Fox about social media and its use by students. We talk about better approaches to take with our kids as parents and educators regarding smartphones, student behavior, and the pros and cons of these tools for communication.

False Promise of Social Media: Confessions of a Former SM Evangelist

The 21st Century Principal

In some of my past blog posts, I’ve often talked about how social media fostered conversations and connections. Social media is more about self-promotion, dividing people, and making useless declarations than it is about connecting people. For more evidence of the true power of social media, just look at our President whose Twitter posts do more to keep America divided than ever.

How & Why to Report a Post on Social Media

Indiana Jen

” The March for our Lives movement, along with other topics in the news, have highlighted that Social Media is powerful and impactful in the modern world. JSTOR recently posted an article highlighting “ What Parkland Tells us About Teens and Social Media.”

Social Media In The Classroom.

The Web20Classroom

And it would have been difficult, nigh impossible, to have these kinds of connections and relationships without social media. So if these connections and relationships work so well for our educators, why could they not work for our students? It all starts with education.

False Promise of Social Media: Confessions of a Former SM Evangelist

techlearning

In some of my past blog posts, I’ve often talked about how social media fostered conversations and connections. Social media is more about self-promotion, dividing people, and making useless declarations than it is about connecting people. TL Advisor Blog 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.

Freinet and social media

Learning with 'e's

When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use.

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. The go-to method for guiding this practice is setting up district social media guidelines or policies.

RockMelt - web browser and social media all-in-one

Educational Technology Guy

RockMelt is a free web browser that blends social media into the browser to keep everything in one place. The difference in RockMelt is that it combines your social media networks into your browser. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Huntsville, Alabama Schools to Monitor Student Social Media Accounts

K-12 Schools - Education News

School officials in Huntsville, Alabama will be able to keep track of students’ social media accounts by using a new program that will also hand out punishments based on what students post regardless of whether the accounts are public or private.

How to Teach Social Media Safety

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. That’s why educators should teach children digital etiquette , starting with the “What Would Grandma Say?”

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. Some social media users are anonymous.

Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

edWeb.net

edWeb is so excited to congratulate Michelle Luhtala, department chair at New Canaan High School Library in Connecticut, for being selected as a 2017 AASL Social Media Superstars winner ! I’m the founder of edWeb.net and had just started our social network for educators.

Majority of teachers avoid classroom social media

eSchool News

Eighty-six percent of teachers in a recent survey say they have not incorporated social media into their classrooms, and of those who have not, 62 percent said they have no plans to do so. Just 14 percent of teachers say they use social platforms in the classroom.

Social Media Use & Our Students: Guest Host @JKDNCN #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many educators, administrators, and parents would prefer to leave social media out of the curriculum. Social media is scary! Yes, our learners do very scary things on social media which can and have ruined lives. The reason our students continue to make bad choices on social media is because adults are not continually making them reflect on how to do better.

Social Media Cheat Sheets - free tips and more for social media sites

Educational Technology Guy

Walyou , a great site for interesting information and more, has a great collection of cheat sheets that have tips, shortcuts, and more for social media sites. Check them out here: [link] Related: Social Media in Education - Connect, Share, Learn, Communicate and more Twitter, Google Plus, Facebook - a nice comparison Google+ - more reasons it''s great for educators. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Class Tech Tips: 10 Tips for Using Social Media to Tell Your School’s Story

techlearning

From Instagram to Twitter, social media has a powerful way of connecting users from around the world. But how can you start using social media platforms to tell your school’s story in local and global ways? Social Media edtech News TL Advisor Blog

7 Must-Read Resources on Social Media for School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

There are obviously quite a few social media resources available to school leaders on the Web, but finding high-quality information can be difficult. As the title suggests, it focuses on providing school leaders with the "know-how" of using social media as a communications tool.