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

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

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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.

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. Google+ Communities.

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.

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.

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.

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. The sites include Google+, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook and have some great tips for making them more useful and easier to use. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. free resources social media

Harnessing the Power and Potential of Social Media to Build Learning Communities #CDNedtech19

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

I’ve been invited to host a Round Table Breakout Session at the 10th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit today, titled: “ Harnessing the Power and Potential of Social Media to Build Learning Communities. What are the challenges of engaging on social media?

Is there enough diversity in your social media?

eSchool News

As we consume more social media, our perspectives are getting less diverse. I went directly to Yahoo and Google to see what I could learn. 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. Facebook friends and the people you follow on Twitter often have similar interests, opinions, and attitudes as you.

24 Social Media Shortcuts

The Daring Librarian

Sometimes, when you're sharing the benefits of a professional Social Media presence, it can become a bit bewildering and overwhelming. So, I wanted to create a cheat sheet, an At-A-Glance Worksheet that would demystify the steps to crafting your Social Media presence with continuity across several platforms, making it easy to follow while still making sure you're not missing anything important.

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

Philly Teacher

It started with “ I’m excited to announce that I was rejected by Google’s Associate Design Program! 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. This is not to say that social media is inherently bad.

How Social Media Can Help Teach Good Writing

Edsurge

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

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. If there is any doubt that very nearly everyone uses social media, let’s examine some stats from the Pew Internet Research Study. They just updated their social media data for 2016. We can safely assume that Social Media is a part of most people’s lives.

14 surprising facts about educators’ social media use

eSchool News

Social media has fast become an educator’s dream, with almost immediate responses to questions about teaching strategies, resources, and professional development opportunities. But how are educators really using social media, and is it really as widely-used as everyone assumes? FrontRow Education recently asked 1,000 K-8 teachers how they are using social media personally, professionally and as a communication tool with parents and students.

Teaching in Social Media Contexts

SpeechTechie

Social Media is part of life--and a good context for targeting social cognition and narrative language. In general, social media is now one context for us all to be sharing our stories through words and pictures, and also is a way we send messages about ourselves and interact around them. A few contexts in which I have used social media in the last several months: GCF Learn Free has great simple tutorials on social media outlets.

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. In the browser itself are notifications from Facebook, Twitter, news, your emial, and more. You can easily share what you are viewing online through social media, and quickly chat with friends. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Evernote for HootSuite - save social media to Evernote

Educational Technology Guy

HootSuite is an app that you can use to access and manage your social networks, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ Pages. Evernote for HootSuite lets you create notes from your social media content and also manage your notebooks within your streams. Related: Evernote for Education Resources Social Media in Education - connect, share, learn, communicate and more. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

7 Steps to Optimize Your Social Media Presence as an Educator

The 21st Century Principal

In his book, The New Rules of Marketing & PR , David Meerman Scott perhaps captures why a number of us so heavily engage in using social media: “ It’s fun to blog and tweet, and it makes you feel good to get your ideas out into the world.” Making the most of social media presence for most educators means one thing: growing and maintaining a strong, vibrant network of other educators. The best way to do this is to optimize your social media presence as an educator.

Can You Fix Twitter Counts? (and Why They Are Broken)

The CoolCatTeacher

Social Media Insights Twitter counts on blog posts are broken. Can you fix Twitter counts? Is Twitter in trouble? Let’s not panic, let’s analyze what has happened and how we can still find Twitter counts on a page (for now.). Although Twitter announced some time ago their plan to get rid of the counts that show how many times a page has been tweeted, they turned off the service on November 20. Why Did Twitter Break Their Share Counts?

Stop Ignoring Google+

A Principal's Reflections

In case you didn''t know there are thousands of educators and an array of learning communities over at Google+. From my point of view educators become quickly attached to one specific social media tool as their go to source for his/her Personal Learning Network (PLN). Take Twitter for example. Now anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love Twitter as a professional learning and networking tool. There are some similarities between the two social networks.

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5 Ways School Leaders Can Immediately Capture the Power of Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

Andy Beal and Judy Strauss, Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online The conventional way many administrators use social media is as a “21st century announcement system.” Using it in this manner is certainly worthwhile, but that is using only one facet of social media. If you’re just using social media to “send messages” you miss the whole point of the technology: it’s about the conversations. Use multiple social media platforms.

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 Keys to Effective Social Media Strategy for Schools and School Districts

The 21st Century Principal

Should schools and school districts have a "social media strategy" like business and industry? In the corporate world, social media has moved from being a novelty to a deliberate strategy to engage the public. It seems like schools and school districts mostly do social media as an add on, where someone in the central office "just happens" to post announcements to Facebook or Twitter. Will it be through Facebook, Twitter. Google +?

5 Ways To Use Social Media as Time Saver at Work

The Innovative Educator

I am a power user of social media. My main spaces for work are Google Communities, Facebook, Twitter, and my blog. While for some social media has the unfortunate reputation of being a time waster, it can be used as a tool to increase efficiency and support learning for self and others. I have time for it all because for me, social media saves me time. social media in education

From Banning to Embracing Social Media: #GovTechLive Names #NYCSchoolsTech Facebook Group & Twitter Chat Best in NYC

The Innovative Educator

The New York City Department of Education has come a long way since 2012 when I took a risk and criticized the city's conservative approach to social media. It wasn't long after that I was brought on to help New York City schools embrace social media for teaching and learning. Notice how nicely Google Photos allows you to display photos, video, and text.) I tried a lot of different things: Ning, Yammer, Edmodo, Google+. Visit the article her e.

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

EdTechTeam

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.

Fear is not an option when it comes to social media in schools

The Innovative Educator

By Chris Casal + Lisa Nielsen Cross posted at [link] Innovative educators know first hand that social media like Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Instagram can be a powerful tool for teaching, learning, leading, and strengthening the home-school connection. It is the job of innovative educators to ensure parents, colleagues, and administrators know how to embrace the power of social media and also how to address their concerns. social media in education

Context Matters in Social Media

ProfHacker

I’ve been thinking for a while that the real barrier to entry on Twitter is the layers of context you need to have in order to be able to navigate it well. So think of a Twitter chat (and how difficult it would be for someone new to a community to handle the following): Acronyms/Abbreviations: Someone uses the abbreviation “fb”. Most people I communicate with on Twitter are fully aware of what a MOOC is. Of course, context matters (heavily) outside of social media.

Why Teachers Should Be on Social Media

Graphite Blog

I consider myself well-versed in social media. I was an early adopter of Twitter and Instagram, and I remember anxiously waiting for Facebook to become available on my college campus. I've given most social media platforms a test run in my classroom and try to keep up-to-date on the latest trends, apps, and uses. Educators tend to meet most social media platforms with skepticism, and it's easy to see why.

The Educational Hashtag and Twitter Chat Database

Shake Up Learning

The post The Educational Hashtag and Twitter Chat Database appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Over the last few months, I’ve been collecting information about educational hashtags and related Twitter chats to create a searchable and filterable database. ( The lists are very useful, especially Cybraryman’s Educational Hashtag page and Twitter Chat calendar. I even created the Google Hashtag Dictionary.

Twitter With Meaning? 5 Authentic Roles For Twitter In Your School

TeachThought - Learn better.

Twitter With Meaning? 5 Authentic Roles For Twitter In Your School. We’ve theorized before that learning through social networks is the future. Twitter in the classroom? But what about a simple process for schools to use begin using twitter meaningfully? 5 Authentic Roles For Twitter In Your School. Use twitter’s search bar–search for your what you’re interested in learning more about. The post Twitter With Meaning?

3 Free Social Media Monitoring Tools for the 21st Century School Leader

The 21st Century Principal

In one of my previous posts, “ 4 Social Media Strategies for 21st Century School Leaders ” I described general social media listening strategies from the book Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age by Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes. Here are three, free, easy-to-use social media monitoring tools to use to listen to what’s being said about your school or district. Think of this as a social media search engine.

What’s a Twitter Chat?

My Island View

There are now hundreds of Education Twitter chats taking place around the world at almost any time of day or night. Very much like any face-to-face social gathering of such numbers of people, one would only engage with a few chatters at a time and focus on the topic of discussion within that group. The use of Twitter as the platform for education chats enables not only anyone interested in the topic, but also people whose area of expertise might be that specific topic.

Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

My Island View

If students need info, they can Google it. 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. The ins and outs of Twitter would be the most efficient and effective way to share what is needed for educators. For those reasons Twitter will never connect all educators.