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.

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. How is this done with Social Media?

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? That Facebook group becomes a learning platform for the class.

Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #19: 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Researcher Laura Pasquini From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. For no organization, group, or community can survive on status quo. The lessons learned from effective social media PD.

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.

Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?

My Island View

A lingering general question hanging over the heads of all has been what effect does social media have on our society? Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it.

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. They are seen as platforms to merely be social. photo credit: Social Media via photopin (license).

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. 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.

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. That is why I went to talk to them about social media. Promethean Social Media

Digital Citizenship and Social Media for Students

Buncee

I had a new app called GoBubble which is a safe social media site for children under 13. We will have an authentic chat using social media to discuss different aspects of internet safety with the students. Connect with her on twitter at @LindaEdwardsi.

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. They even started a Facebook group for Keys residents to help check in on one another. Twitter is Incredibly Powerful, If you Know How to Use it.

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

It makes sense; tweets and twitter streams have been part of hard-core news reports for years as an effective way for leaders and politicians to reach their constituents and pollsters to gauge what interests people. You decide what fits your group. Establish rules for Twitter use.

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. edtechbridge pinterest social media twitter Voxer

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.

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.

Using Social Media for Good

Graphite Blog

Common Sense recently honored Nza-Ari Khepra with the 2016 Social Change Catalyst Award for her work as a founder of the youth-led violence awareness organization Project Orange Tree and the Wear Orange campaign. Erin Wilkey Oh: How did social media play a role in Project Orange Tree?

#ISTE10, Social Media and Relationships

The Web20Classroom

Everyone in our group knew each other from Twitter. There are some on Twitter that I follow because they are interesting or have good resources. Everyone I follow on Twitter adds value to my learning. 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? ISTE10 Relationships Social Media

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.

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

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.

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?

Anonymous Social Media Generating School Bomb Threats

K-12 Schools - Education News

Smartphone apps, Internet phone services and social media are becoming increasingly popular ways to send in anonymous bomb threats or other threats of violence to schools, causing evacuations and police response. K-12 Schools School Safety Social Media

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?

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. Social media is a main form of communication and connection used by today’s students. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

eSchool News

Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration. A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

The Skinny on Hashtags

A Principal's Reflections

Upon getting on Twitter in 2009, I was not only baffled about how to use the social media site but also about all the symbols associated with it. Before Twitter I referred to this as the “pound sign” on the telephone and only used it as such.

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. There was Twitter talk about it as well.

Scientists and social media: an important new study

Bryan Alexander

Put another way, communication isn’t being forced on an unwilling group of disciplines. In contrast, social media is only a viable communication method for a minority of these scientists. Use of social media is still a minority thing, and taking a long time to grow.

Using Social Media for Good

Graphite Blog

Common Sense recently honored Nza-Ari Khepra with the 2016 Social Change Catalyst Award for her work as a founder of the youth-led violence awareness organization Project Orange Tree and the Wear Orange campaign. Erin Wilkey Oh: How did social media play a role in Project Orange Tree?

13 Must-Haves in My Social Media Curation Tool Kit

mauilibrarian2 in Olinda

Great time to do an inventory of the social media tools I use regularly to curate links and share ideas! Thanks to the EdTech Mixed Plate group, +Rachel Armstrong , +Michelle Carlson Colte , +Megan Cummings , and +Michael Fricano II , for inviting me on the show!

I Wonder If This Social Media Thing Will Ever Catch On?

The Web20Classroom

There was a great group of new teachers there and they all have bright futures ahead. What I really enjoyed was there were so many people there that I knew because of social media. Along both sides of this table were people I mainly know from Twitter. Social Media.

Top 10 Tips for Using Social Media for Administrators & Other Educators

The 21st Century Principal

According to Andy Beal and Judy Strauss, authors of Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online , “Shifting from traditional to social media requires new skills, new tools, and an understanding of social media platforms.” Any school leader bringing an archaic understanding and knowledge of old media to social media is in danger of looking foolish and perhaps in danger of getting himself in major trouble with stakeholders.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education. As a social media platform, twitter is extremely likeable. While all social media sites serve some useful niche or they’d likely disappear, twitter has significant potential for academic applications.

#PLN: Using Twitter to Impact Your Professional Learning

Class Tech Integrate

The most important/impactful professional learning I have ever participated in was developing my own Personal Learning Network (PLN) through Twitter. and how on earth are you doing professional learning with Twitter? There are many, many hashtags, and some groups even make up there own.

If we don’t engage online, we cede mindshare to others who will

Dangerously Irrelevant

Please join Dr. Heather Johnson and me for one or both of our two Spring 2019 social media workshops for SEHD faculty and students! ]. As a faculty member who has an outsized social media presence ( 53,000+ Twitter followers ; video series with 100+ million views ; one of the top education blogs in the world , etc.), Tales of “Bad Twitter” are legion, for example. Image credit: Social media class , mhmarketing.

ISTE Social Media& Web Resources

The Daring Librarian

I curated the info from various ISTE publications, the main ISTE webpage, and used my own graphics wherever possible so that the new ISTE board members would have everything ISTE Social Media on one wikipage. A week or so ago I was asked by soon to be ISTE president the AWEsome Ms.

Dear Otto: How Do Students Access Twitter in the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s a great question I got from Paul: We are considering the appropriate role for Twitter in schools and as part of my research I read your article “ 13 Reasons to Use Twitter in the Classroom.” Twitter can be a revolutionary tool for students, used correctly.

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.

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.