Social Media in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

The halls showed artwork that parents came by to see as they attended events. 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. Too many schools fold down the wooden seats, turn on the squelchy mikes, plan events, and wonder why no one comes. Social Media!

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?”

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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?”

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. They’re at the athletic events. Integrating that into your district accounts or your school-specific social media accounts is an awesome way to share that story. Let’s let our kids help us with social media for a change.

3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? Students spend much of their lives outside of school interacting on social media. Three of the most popular social media platforms among students are Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter. Since Snapchat is a newer social media platform, you may not be as familiar with it as Facebook and 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

Understanding the Effect Social Media Can Have on Developing Brains

EmergingEdTech

Image source As the events of 2020 continue to unfold, daily life is changing in unprecedented ways. Overarching shelter-in-place and social distancing orders have left the bulk of American families. Social Media & Social Learning

Using Social Media to Screen Applicants

A Principal's Reflections

Social media is one of the most popular phenomena in today's society, facilitated by the widespread use and reliance on technology for virtually everything throughout our lives. Places of employment also put technology to work in finding new employees for hire - including social media. When employers look to social media, they see events, attitudes, and interactions with others on their public profiles.

Is Breaking News Broken on Social Media?

Graphite Blog

The internet and social media give us tools to find out what's happening almost instantly -- sometimes even in real time. Today, even established news outlets now compete for readers' attention in social media feeds.

Use Social Media to Market Your Private School

Hubbli

Social media marketing for schools is where it’s at. Through familiar social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, you can reach a targeted group of people and increase awareness for your school. Social media provides a cost-effective way for private schools to build name recognition in their local area without buying pricey billboards or even more expensive TV and radio ads. Social Media Marketing for Schools. Be social.

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. In addition to negative commentary, Knowles acknowledged other challenges to adopting social media for education.

Social Media in Education

A Principal's Reflections

My answers to Bill''s questions provide a snapshot of my social media in education journey. What made you interested in using social media to reach out to your school community? Now I had heard of this social network before, but only viewed it as a means for celebrities and other people to send meaningless messages about things they were doing. For me, Twitter opened the door to the world of social media.

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.

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. Social Media Students

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. And video, like images, can be a great way to capture learning, describe a particular event or more.

I Saw it on Facebook! Focusing School Communities on Literacy with Social Media

CUE

I think every community should have an ambassador and social media should be at the heart of their work. I heavily promote participation in both of these events on Facebook. Advertisement for Family Reading Night at the school library media center. . My favorite way to use social media is to celebrate! In a time when public education is increasingly maligned and public trust is dwindling, sharing our good news on social media is a must. .

Hey Michigan - Happy Social Media Day! #smday

Kleinspiration

June 30 is Social Media Day Michigan is the third state to officially declare Social Media as an official day of celebration. I must admit that as a Michigan teacher who is a strong advocate for social media , I''m a bit disappointed that the presence of this event wasn''t as large as I would have expected. Social Media Day Detroit is being held at Sound Board at the MotorCity Casino Hotel. That''s right - it''s official.

Social Media is Filled With Stories

SpeechTechie

Exploring situations related to social media is right up our alley as social communication specialists. Discussing social media is prime territory for understanding: -metalinguistics: how text and photo-based communication may not carry the intended message due to lack of inflection, etc -narrative language: what is the story of this communication? narrative problem solving social media social pragmatics social thinking story grammar

What Social Media Platforms Should Your School Be On?

Hubbli

Students, parents, and teachers alike use social media every day, though they’re not always using it with a specific purpose. While social media can be a great outlet for personal expression, there are times when it interferes and impacts your school more than you’d like. But using social media is all about public relations – you can either let your students, parents, and teachers tell the story for you, or you can jump ahead of them and create your own narrative.

Is there enough diversity in your social media?

eSchool News

As we consume more social media, our perspectives are getting less diverse. Since then, I’ve started using Facebook and Twitter to learn about all kinds of recent events and news happening nearby and around the world. And I’m not the only one using social media sites in this way. According to the Pew Research Center, more than 50 percent of American adults get their news from social media sites, and this percentage is much higher for Millennials.

Social Media is Not Just For Students

A Principal's Reflections

Immediately, visions of excessive socialization, time wasted, and meaningless conversations in the form of updates come to mind. Quite simply, social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook have improved my effectiveness and efficiency as an educational leader. As I learned from my students, many more people use the social media tool, Facebook, than use Twitter. Principals can also use social networking tools for professional growth and development.

Social Media and More at CUE 2016 National Conference

CUE

As the official #notatcue social media coordinator, I thought I’d check in and give conference attendees an update for plans at this year’s event. For the the past year, I’ve been monitoring social media at major CUE events from the comfort of my home outside Chicago. The post Social Media and More at CUE 2016 National Conference appeared first on OnCUE. The CUE 2016 National Conference is almost here!

Everything Doesn’t Always Have to Be Awesome on Social Media

Philly Teacher

It got me thinking about how I’ve been feeling catching back up on social media over the last month, and I reflected on how it felt when I first discovered Twitter back in 2009. Needless to say, there hasn’t been much time in my life for social media as there used to be. It felt like I couldn’t possibly keep up with massive amount of information, tips, podcasts, videos and events being shared by my network. social media twitter

Is Marketing Your School District a Thing? Part 3: Social Media

Education Elements

It is not about educational changes and innovative initiatives, but about the everyday work such as field trips, after-school programs, counseling, volunteering opportunities, sports events, snow days, drop-off and pick-up, fundraisers, and more. One of the major issues that schools face is engaging with parents, community, and stakeholders.

When Students Leverage Social Media to Plan Events

Tech Helpful

Creative Communicator Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. Later in the week I saw Snapchat stories about the event, I saw Instagram stories and posts about it. These students creatively used the medium of social media to communicate with the people in their lives.

#ISTE10, Social Media and Relationships

The Web20Classroom

There was never that awkward feeling that sometimes accompanies these types of events and after just a few hours we were all cutting up and laughing like kids in high school. Yet some out there are trying to devalue what we are creating on Twitter and other social networks. Isn''t there some level of trust that we place in the people we meet and get to "know" through social media? What do you think about relationships and social media?

3 Practical Implications for Social Media and the Classroom

The PL2C Blog

Social Media: every students’ obsession and every teacher/principal/district’s nightmare. But what if educators reshaped their perspective on Social Media, and created more intentional uses of these communication platforms that bear calculated weight? After all, Social Media is here to stay; so districts may either choose to ignore it (and its users [read: students] by default), or embrace it. By Douglas Price, 6th Grade Teacher at Voyager Academy.

Please Welcome CUE’s New Social Media Champs!

CUE

We want to take this opportunity to officially announce some new contributors to the CUE voice across our CUE website and social media. Cori can often be spotted taking half-face selfies around different CUE events and is often found chatting away about all-things education on Twitter. Ryan works as a Technology TOSA and Media Teacher in Rocklin, CA. The post Please Welcome CUE’s New Social Media Champs!

Connecting with Authors via Social Media

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

While many will vilify social media and focus only on the posts where folks are acting inappropriately or unprofessionally, social media is very powerful tool for connecting regular ol'' folks like you and me with experts in a field. One such site, Outlander Anatomy , is a fascinating read about the science of anatomy using the characters and events in the TV series as inspiration for the posts. Reading social learning social media writing

Why Educators Need to Recognize Social Media's Structural Flaws and Algorithmic Radicalization Potential

The 21st Century Principal

Social media has become a problem. I was once an avid user of it, and now, after all the political events of the past two to three years, it has become apparent to me that Facebook and Twitter, among other social media products, have done more to divide and foster our uncivil society than anything else. Any Facebook user, for example, will notice that the social media tosses items into your timeline based on what you have liked and shared in the past.

4 Social Media Listening Strategies for 21st Century School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

In their book Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age authors Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes argue that for school leaders to use social media effectively, they not only use it to communicate out information, they must also engage in listening to what stakeholders are saying. It is through social media that people sometimes reveal their true feelings. Next Up: Social Media Listening Tools for 21st Century School Leaders.

How people use social media to learn about current events: new research

Bryan Alexander

A growing number of Americans get their news through social media. Pew actually claims a majority of Americans get news from social media. Given social media’s continued expansion, we should expect its use for news-gathering to reach a real majority shortly. Facebook is the leader here, in terms of total American population, followed by Twitter and YouTube: Facebook is by far the largest social networking site, reaching 67% of U.S.

3 Principles to Guide Your Social Media Debut

The 21st Century Principal

These conversations used to take place at the grocery store, around the swimming pool in the summer, and at community events; now they take place on the web on the neighborhood digital bulletin boards, on Twitter, in blogs, and on YouTube." Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes, Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age I am amazed that in my conversations with other administrators and teachers, there are those who still refuse to engage in using social media.

5 Guidelines for Rational School Leader Response to Social Media Issues

The 21st Century Principal

What should be a school leader’s response when a student uses social media in an inappropriate manner? This Winston-Salem Journal Editorial “More Education, Guidelines Needed for Officials, Students on Social Media and School Security,” makes the usual call for more rules and education about improper use of social media. But was this event a “social media problem” or was it “a behavioral or crime problem?”

Developing SEL Competencies Through Technology

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past few months, many kids turned to digital tools such as social media or games to pass the time. So much so that one has to wonder about the overall effect on a social and emotional level. At the forefront are social isolation and a feeling of loneliness.