Genius as an Alternative Social Media


” That many academics rely on social media goes without saying. Yet, I am dissatisfied with my social media. Is there another option for social engagement that aligns with the unique needs, interests, and skill sets of academics?

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


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.

How Social Media Can Help Teach Good Writing


For all the hype Millennials get, nearly every K-12 student today is part of its successor generation—Gen Z—a group more plugged in and social than ever before. Jeremy Hyler According to one Common Sense Media report , on any given day, around 60 percent of teens use social media, spending an average of two hours on platforms like Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, all of which are having a big impact in the way they engage with the written word. “I

Amplify Voice through Social Media #CUE18


Giving students a platform to exercise their voice, and listening to learn and understand, makes an impact on learning, academic discourse, class/school/district culture and climate.

Twitter Isn't Another Announcement System: It's SOCIAL MEDIA!

The 21st Century Principal

When I talk with other educators and administrators, I still encounter quite a bit of skepticism about the educational and professional potential of this social media device. Such uses leave the “social” out and turns Twitter into just a medium for communication.

Practical examples of social media in elementary school

The Innovative Educator

Guest post by Computer Teacher & Tech Coordinator, Chris Casal | Cross posted at The Casal Operating System Editor''s note: Chris Casal is a member of the NYC DOE Social Media Advisory Team. His insights have helped inspire and guide teachers in the effective use of social media in the classroom. I am often asked about how we use "social media" here at PS 10. I often post assignments for either in-class exercises or vacation homework.

Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy


The importance of media literacy cannot be understated. Nor can the value of social media as a teaching, learning, and publishing tool. Two principles inform why I engage with my students around social media: Digital literacy doesn’t just naturally develop any more than print literacy does, and. So, my students must have guided practice analyzing and using social media if they are to use it purposefully, productively, and safely.

Common Sense Social Media Policies in Schools: Working with It Instead of Banning It

The 21st Century Principal

Since the state of Missouri passed a law banning teacher use of online social media communications with students, states and districts across the country are stepping up their examinations of social media and its place in schools. Social media in general, and Facebook in particular has become the tool of the boogeyman and predator to lure children to do things they wouldn''t do otherwise. Social media isn''t the problem.

How to Have Honest Conversations About Social Media with Students

Graphite Blog

But the most common advice young people get about social media is usually limited to "Think before you send" and "Once you post something, it’s always there." If you work with young people in any capacity, you are also teaching social media norms and expectations. But what do norms mean in the context of social media? Norms are a standard or pattern of social behavior that is typical or expected of a group.

#savings: Can Social Media Nudge Teens into Smarter Money Choices?


Now a nonprofit called Moneythink , it has with 30 university chapters in 10 states, Moneythink takes a blended learning approach, by mixing personalized mentoring with the power of social media. Social media isn’t a fix in itself.

Incorporating Social Media and Digital Citizenship in the First-Year Experience Course

In this post I’ll discuss how we’re approaching the new outcome of “responsible use of the internet and other social media” that the faculty have added to the course. Of course, we can’t dictate how the faculty teach their course but it’s likely that most faculty would use and build on well-constructed, useful materials (handouts, case studies, example exercises, etc.) Social Networking Services

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. Steve: Lucy’s our social media guru… Lucy: Yes there is. State Department, and others typically focusing on educational technology and social networking.

Fake News Lesson Plan Ideas with Jennifer Carey

The CoolCatTeacher

I honestly think it’s the proliferation of social media. It happened so quickly and we’ve had such a rapid transition away from print media that we haven’t had the time and the experience to really develop the skill set of analyzing media content.

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Lesson Plan for Teaching Kids to Spot Fake News

Indiana Jen

The reality is that misinformation propagates social media (especially Facebook). The reality is, however, that we cannot expect our online platforms to keep up with the deluge of fake media. There is an exercise that I like to do with my students.

3 Steps to Managing Your School or District's Online Reputation

The 21st Century Principal

But with the advent of social media and self-publishing ability of the web in general, protecting your school or district''s reputation becomes an exercise in futility. Since you can''t really control what people say about you in social media and online anymore, you start your reputation management with those who really know you: your students, teachers, parents, and other employees.

The 3 biggest Twitter problems for teachers—and how to overcome them

eSchool News

Interestingly, accessibility often isn’t the biggest factor blocking this process—more often than not, it comes down to a teacher’s own comfort with social media. I do not like to have a presence on social media to protect my privacy.”.

The Fallacy of the “Either/Or” Scenario

The Principal of Change

For example, one of the routines I have been more focused on implementing in my daily life is more vigorous exercise. Before I look at social media or my email, I have made it part of my daily routine to make sure that I go to the gym or go for a run.

A little help from my friends

Learning with 'e's

Throughout the year, the book has continuously exercised my mind, and I have spent countless hours of planning, thinking, researching, writing and editing. Image from Maxpixel My grandest project of 2018 has been writing a new book, which was commissioned by Kogan Page in January.

What is Collaboration for Professional Learning?

My Island View

After being involved in social media for over a decade, I have made a few observations that might be helpful to folks who use social media, more specifically Twitter, to develop and maintain a Personal Learning Network. Twitter for professional learning is not a passive exercise. In my time on social media the iPad, smartphones, 1:1 laptops, 1:1 chromebooks, Flipped classrooms, STEM, Rigor, and many other initiatives were introduced to education.

Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

My Island View

Teaching is not a passive exercise; it requires work, study, and involvement in an ever-changing world. It is the social learning we talk about. In order to create these much-needed Personalized Learning Networks educators will need to learn about social media and its culture. If there is one thing I truly understand about educators it is that they are slow to change.

What Does Facebook Think It Knows About You?


I was particularly interested in how I could integrate this reading and exercise into my Introduction to Digital Studies course. I am, admittedly and unabashedly, an over-sharer on social media. Software Teaching Facebook privacy social media

Why Social Interaction Is Essential To Learning Math

TeachThought - Learn better.

Why Social Interaction Is Essential To Learning Math. Developing a working vocabulary is an exercise that can take many years. Over the last several decades, in fact, being “bad at math” has become socially acceptable. Social Media Teaching math social learning

101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative

TeachThought - Learn better.

Your brain needs lots of oxygen to think, and exercise gets it there faster. Teaching classroom creativity social media teacher 101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative. Ed note: This post has been republished from a 2013 post.

Pornography and Relevance in Education

My Island View

Relevance is not a passive exercise. CEM Blog Connected Educator Education Internet Leadership Literacy PD PLN Professional development Professionalism Reform Social Media Teched Technology Thought leadership Truth unconference

Digital Tools to Mobilize a Community to a Goal

Tech Helpful

I've done this using social media, blogging, and various websites. Just this year after losing my dog for a week, she was returned back to us due to a bombarding of social media and websites being shared over 500 times by people I did and didn't know.

When A Technology Coordinator "Unplugs"

Tech Helpful

checking emails 3 times a day for correspondence and zero social media)- I decided I should start journaling the process. As I am exercising I feel overheated so I reach to touch the hand grips on my treadmill and it tells me my pulse. I have posted or scrolled social media.

EdTechSandyK's Top 5 Posts of 2013


Because this was a helpful exercise for me at the end of 2012 / start of 2013, I thought I''d give it another go as 2013 ticks away its final hours and 2014 looms on the horizon. As I look back on 2013, I see an iPad and social media focus in my top five posts.

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Cultural hegemony and disruption

Learning with 'e's

In a Gramscian sense, hegemony describes the power exercised by the ruling class over the population in order to maintain control of the means of production. How does social media disrupt cultural hegemony?

7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

Learning with 'e's

This is a perennial question, one that often exercises the minds of many higher education lecturers. Here''s a few ideas for you to consider: 1) Lecturers can make sure they maintain dialogue with their students through participation in social media sites.

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3 Ways to Build Your Network #IMMOOC

The Principal of Change

Think about exercise; for some people the ability to do ten pushups would be deemed a great success (myself included!), Providing Instructional Leadership building a network connecting with others innovative teaching and learning social media

Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. Social media accounts have a lot of power. Handing over an account to someone who is for the most part a complete stranger is a big exercise in trust. Follow any local policies on posting to social media. Thanks to social media connections these books are now on their way to the author.

Teaching and reading literature in the digital age


In trying to discover the true cognitive, emotional or social benefits of reading literature I came across some dicey commentary (which I shall not reward with a backlink here) and research linking reading with well-being etc.

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Freedom, Autonomy, and Digital Media at an Indiana High School

Educator Innovator

I believe these words also convey the most important reason for using digital media in schools. I was particularly drawn to the blog’s description: “One Student’s Mission to Explain the Benefits of Social Media in the Classroom.” Cross-posted from DML Central , with permission.

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5 Aspects of digital citizenship students must be aware of


Young people fall more readily into this trap, and designing an exercise where they perhaps review their feeds from the last sic months, and identify when they have taken this type of risk would be a helpful exercise.

Using news and entertainment media in the classroom


Media” is a funny word these days, it refers to both the medium of communication (digital media, print media etc.) as well as the content (news media etc.). Comparative media studies. Media can assist in a wide range of lessons and learning outcomes.

Take Breaks and Be Active! An Important Digital Message for All Students

Teacher Reboot Camp

Choose from several different classes, such as Connected Educators: Harnessing the Power of Social Media and Methodologies for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Find activities to learn vocabulary, spelling, math, social studies and science.

6 Shifts to Maximize Productivity and Happiness

Catlin Tucker

2 Designate two specific times during the day to check email and social media. Social media is no different. So, I’ve decided to designate two specific times during the day when I will check email and engage on social media.