Social Media in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Social Media: The New Stage. Parents no longer pack parking lots, but they pack Facebook. Now, (if I want to) I can pop my cell phone out of my pocket and bring up Periscope and stream a school play to my one hundred and ten thousand Twitter followers. When my school had Homecoming last week, thousands of people took to our Facebook page to see the pictures and videos. Social Media: The New Audience. Social Media!

Overcoming Social Media Fears

Tom Murray

Amy is an awesome High School Assistant Principal from Oregon and is the type of school leader that leverages social media in her daily work; to both share the incredible things that happen in her school as well as to grow professionally. Due to the way that she models this for those that she leads, I asked her what tips she has for those leaders, the many leaders, that may be fearful of using social media, and are hesitant to jump in.

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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 in Education Resources and Guides

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. 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. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. facebook Google for Educators google plus social media twitter

Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather Callihan in episode 143 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 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. And so, anytime they can post to Twitter or post to Facebook is a good opportunity for them to share the story.

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

CUE

In my neck of the woods, the people are on Facebook , which means so am I, and I am one thumbs-upping gal. I think every community should have an ambassador and social media should be at the heart of their work. I use Facebook to communicate, collaborate, and celebrate with the wider community. I heavily promote participation in both of these events on Facebook. Advertisement for Family Reading Night at the school library media center. . The jury is in.

10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social Media to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 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 creative use of Twitter is allowed because Twitter permits the use of pseudonyms.

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?

Using Social Media in the Classroom

Where Learning Clicks

The choice to use social media in the classroom can be an intimidating prospect, but you may find it to be well worth the effort when you consider the multifaceted benefit of engaging with students in a format that is already familiar to them. Social media is an integral communication tool for many of today’s […]. The post Using Social Media in the Classroom appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

For teachers taking their first steps into the ed-tech world, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media networks are incredible places to consume and learn about best practices. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org. Research & Insights eduCanon blendedclassroom differentiationtools edtech flippedclassroom formativeassessments interactivelearning realtimemonitoring screencasting teacherpreneur video videoscreencasting

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. Ask her to snapchat you pictures of some exhibits to show to your social studies class.

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 media

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). 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. The purpose of a social media-based PLN is to extend your reach beyond the narrow confines of the bubble you live in, but that isn’t what happened for you.

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.

Engaging Social Media for Educators

MIND Research Institute

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. You can listen to the episode in the player below: Topics covered in this episode: 0:45 Intro 2:40 Pushing past the superficial layer 5:30 Purposeful use of social media 7:20 Talking about the “how” 9:00 Using Social Media for PD 12:00 Finding your community 18:00 Takeaways.

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? In early March of 2009, I was reading my local newspaper, The Staten Island Advance, and came across an article on Twitter. As I read the article I learned more about Twitter and its capabilities. For me, Twitter opened the door to the world of social media.

The Summer of Social Media

Kyle Pace

One thing that I think summer is great for in terms of professional learning is investing the time to better understand how you can use social media as an educator. Social media can be used as a great communication tool for a district, school, or a classroom. Here are some options to think about: Twitter. I’ve been on Twitter for nearly 9 years and it continues to be my most valuable resource.

Social Media Guide and Resources for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. free resources social media social network Educators can learn, share, connect and more with educators from around the world. They can collaborate and communicate with students, parents, and colleagues.

Apps and Social Media in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Students in Mr. Devereaux''s AP Biology class are creating social media accounts for the immune system. Using Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Tumblr, the students need to narrate a day in the life of the immune system. apps New Milford High School Social Media It is springtime at New Milford High School and new ideas are flourishing.

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.

Is social media an effective tool for learning?

Neo LMS

There is this argument on whether social media and learning can coexist, because really, how can the noisy environment of social media become an effective tool for learning? Call it cliché but the first app we usually open on our devices is always Facebook. A status update here, share a post there, Facebook basically owns the majority of our social media life. Everyone who owns an internet-capable device has access to Facebook.

Social Media…Emphasis on MEEEEEdia: Fatal Flaws of the 21st Century Supermarket Tabloid

The 21st Century Principal

Over time I have come to discovery that the flaws in the architecture of all social media platforms are irreparable and can’t be redeemed. As a thoughtful and reflective critic, I have no choice but place social media on the figurative supermarket tabloid rack where the National Enquirer and Weekly World News reside. Social media…which should really be spelled….social As a tool for connecting individuals with others, social media has failed colossally.

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. The rural district of Fall Creek, Wisconsin, has only 850 students and one school building, but it has 13,300 Twitter followers, and that’s just for the superintendent, Joe Sanfelippo. Parents can follow the Twitter feed, and say, ‘Don’t you have that paper due soon in social studies class?’ ” Terrill said.

B2B Social Media Trends We are Going to See in 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Social media has been around for some time now. Twitter launched 11 years ago, LinkedIn 14 years ago, Facebook 13 years ago — and you know what? Companies across the globe continue to use social media as a vital part of their marketing strategy — creating content to connect and engage their audience. Marketers have found their stride on social media, and B2B activity on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms has increased significantly in the past year.

The Pros & Cons Of Children On Social Media

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Pros & Cons Of Children On Social Media contributed by Jennifer Smith In our social media-charged society, it’s easy to assume that children should not be on sites like Facebook and Twitter. Concerns range from safety to attention span to disminished ‘real life’ social skills to posture, blue light, and other dangers of screen […]. Technology Social Media In The Classroom

4 steps to mastering social media

eSchool News

A superintendent shares how social media is essential for today’s schools. Mention the words social media in a room full of school leaders and you’ll be met with more than a few reservations: It’s too new. To the contrary, says Luvelle Brown, superintendent of the Ithaca City School District in upstate New York and a 2014 eSchool News Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards winner, social media is the way. Outline goals for your social media campaigns.

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

For anyone who missed the April announcement, Twitter switched its app category from ‘social media’ (where it consistently ranked in the top ten with Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Pinterest) to ‘news’ (now ranked #1, ahead of apps like CNN, Fox News, and Reddit). Twitter’s gossipy reputation among administrators and most parents negates its dynamic applications in the classroom. Establish rules for Twitter use.

Changing Our Views On Social Media For Learning

The Web20Classroom

Snapchat Facebook Instagram Vine Twitter What do you think about when you hear those words? 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.

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. Facebook is huge and touches large populations already. Samsung Social Media

Social Media is Not Just For Students

A Principal's Reflections

When principals hear the words Twitter and Facebook they cringe. 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. Why spend money on expensive information delivery systems when you can use Twitter for free?

Social media for teachers

The Innovative Educator

Illustrated by Peter Grundy From Scholastic Instructor SOURCES: Social media PD: Project Tomorrow, “Speak Up 2011.” Twitter: Semiocast. Facebook: Yahoo! Finance, “Number of Active Users at Facebook over the Years.” social media social media in education YouTube: NielsenWire, “August 2012, Top U.S. Online Video Sites.” Pinterest: Repinly.com, “Pinterest Stats”; fastcodesign.com, “The Astounding Power of Pinterest.”.

Culling Your Social Media Past

ProfHacker

One of the challenges, however, is that much of my social media is pretty wide open and easily accessible through a google search of my uncommon name. He wrote a post last week on deleting a large swath of his Twitter history based on Tweepy in Python. My use of Twitter has also changed. Some of that stems from my own personal changes, but also from ways in which the Twitter service has changed, and from the ways that others use it. I hoard media , after all.

Posting PARCC exams on social media is copyright infringement

eSchool News

One lawyer defends the practice of monitoring students on social media sites after high-stakes testing. A storm of criticism recently rained down on test publisher Pearson Education after the revelation that it regularly monitors social-media sites for public posts that contain secure content from standardized tests it publishes. To the contrary, kids post on social media to instantaneously share their thoughts and content with the entire world.

Social Media & Collaborative Relationships #EdTechBridge

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

This week #EdTechBridge via a #slowchat on Twitter is discussing. What role does social media have in developing collaborative relationships? My first answer is that social media provides the venue for people to get connected. Twitter without a doubt is my number one tool for finding people to talk to about educational topics. I don't know how I collaborated before Twitter and Voxer. But Facebook is a good place to share, share, share!

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.