Why Social Media Education Is Needed In Schools

User Generated Education

Social media is an intimate part of a large majority of tweens’ and teens’ lives. The following graphs about teens’ social media use come from Pew Research’s Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015: For young people, social media is not an add-on nor an extracurricular activity. Social media is like eating, bathing, talking. My Favorite Teachers Use Social Media: A Student Perspective).

How to craft useful, student-centered social media policies

eSchool News

Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. Schools must reckon with this reality and commit to supporting thoughtful and critical social media use among students, teachers, and administrators. If not, schools and classrooms risk everything from digital distraction to privacy violations. Moving from policy to practice.

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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?”

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. Lack of training could be to blame. Try “closed” social media sites.

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. Despite the expansion of EdTech tools as classroom resources, educators have not warmed to the idea of integrating social platforms as quickly as other types of classroom technology. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

How to Craft Useful, Student-Centered Social Media Policies

Graphite Blog

Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. Schools must reckon with this reality and commit to supporting thoughtful and critical social media use among students, teachers, and administrators. If not, schools and classrooms risk everything from digital distraction to privacy violations.

Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations

Edsurge

Nearly 200 colleges face federal civil rights investigations opened in 2019 about whether they are accessible and communicate effectively to people with disabilities. Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards. Courts are saying you need to procure digital goods and services that are accessible for everybody.” By 2018, that figure had decreased to about 68 percent for the same pages.

How to Craft Useful, Student-Centered Social Media Policies

Graphite Blog

Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. Schools must reckon with this reality and commit to supporting thoughtful and critical social media use among students, teachers, and administrators. If not, schools and classrooms risk everything from digital distraction to privacy violations.

How to Craft Useful, Student-Centered Social Media Policies

Graphite Blog

Whether your school or district has officially adopted social media or not, conversations are happening in and around your school on everything from Facebook to Snapchat. Schools must reckon with this reality and commit to supporting thoughtful and critical social media use among students, teachers, and administrators. If not, schools and classrooms risk everything from digital distraction to privacy violations.

Some Guidelines for Using Twitter

ProfHacker

There’s a lot of ambivalence about social media these days, and not just because of Russian bots. Even within the higher ed Twitter bubble, there have recently been plenty of recent high-profile examples, mostly of members of marginalized communities being attacked online in tones ranging from frenzied to pure mob. (I’m I would not go so far as to say that I am Internet Famous but certainly it is rare I walk into a room now and I don’t know someone there.

5 Tools To Make Your Website Faster (and Better)

The CoolCatTeacher

It is a common problem for everyone from schools to teachers to businesses to anyone who has a website. Here are some tools that I recommend to help figure out why your website is crashing or just to double check to make sure it is configured properly. Dr. Jim Beeghley has been my go-to guy since this past October when he helped me untangle the technical behind-the-scenes mess of my blog. Here is his advice on what he did to fix my site.

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How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences

Waterford

It’s easy to let the conference season catch us by surprise, but did you know that parent-teacher conferences are one of the best ways to boost parent engagement? If you’re a parent preparing for the conference season, we’ve also included a list of tips to make the most out of meeting with your child’s teacher. A parent-teacher conference gives you a chance to discuss a student’s progress in-depth with families. For Educators: How to Run a Parent-Teacher Conference.

The Social Media Game Elementary School Students Should Be Playing

The Innovative Educator

Fortunately, my employer supports this and as such, we have been incorporating the voice of students in the guidelines around social media (You can see the teen guidelines at schools.nyc.gov/socialmedia ). Most recently I had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of elementary students about social media and which platforms they are using. Interestingly, across the board, one platform rose to the top and I had never heard of it before.

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.

5 Ways for Students to Become School Reporters Using Social Media

Gaggle Speaks

Keeping up with social media can be a full-time job. There’s no way around the importance that social media can have on your school or district brand and its overall success. If you’re struggling to find the time or even the right person to lead your school or district’s social media campaign, you might be looking in the wrong place. Students are on social media all day; yes, sometimes when they shouldn’t be.

Resources, stories, and connections with those who use social media in today’s k-12 classrooms

The Innovative Educator

Thank you to the 300+ folks from around the world who joined me for the Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship webinar on EdWeb. In case you missed it, the webinar was called “Social Media: An Essential Tool for Today’s Classroom.” Below are the people behind the stories I mentioned, how to learn more and a way to reach each of them via social media. social media in education

Your Guide to Preventing and Responding to School Bullies

Waterford

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a campaign founded by PACER to eradicate bullying across the country. According to school bullying statistics, 37% of children report having been bullied before, but only 31% of this number reported it to an adult.[5] 5] This means that although nearly two-fifths of all children will be bullied at some point, you may not hear about it unless you’re aware and make an effort to stop it. Tips to Help Stop Cyberbullying.

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How to Cope with Bullying

Ask a Tech Teacher

Started in 2006, it aims to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention around the world and is supported by hundreds of schools, corporations, and celebrities. While schools can sponsor month-long events, the most popular is to wear orange on October 19th, designated Unity Day. School-based bullying prevention programs decrease bullying by up to 25%. Kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to: Use alcohol and drugs. Be unwilling to attend school.

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How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

How to power through a difficult parent-teacher meeting comes to mind, but there are many challenges that teachers learn how to handle in time. At the same time, it’s not easy to offer a quality training program. That is why school leaders or instructors have to carefully consider what are the final goals of teacher training, and whether it really helps teachers achieve better results in class. Provide opportunities to practice.

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How to Teach Cyber Safety in Kindergarten

EdTech Magazine

How to Teach Cyber Safety in Kindergarten. But how do you teach a child as young as 5 how to safely navigate such technology? The key to teaching young children about correct online behavior, she says, is to adopt age-appropriate lessons and strategies — and not scare them. K–12 Schools Use Video to Teach Digital Citizenship. The key is to prepare them. We don’t take an anti-tech approach to this,” Mendoza says. “We

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It's #SoMe - Great #BacktoSchool Activity for Digital Citizenship

The Innovative Educator

This means that educators need to spend time with students on ensuring they know how to be responsible online. In NYC schools we have social media guidelines created by students and teachers to guide this work. The professional development includes a fun back-to-school activity called, "It's #SoMe." " (Note: #SoMe is the hashtag for social media.) Here's how the activity works.

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). Before unpacking Twitter in your classroom, here are a few guidelines: Clear its use with your administration. Keep parents up to date.

11 Classroom Blogging Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are eleven of the top classroom blogging tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: Can We Eliminate Blogs–Teachers Hate Them! 3 Problems to Address Before Blogging at Your School. Once a Year Blog Maintenance–Are You Up to Date? What Are Good Guidelines for Younger Bloggers? How Blogs Make Kids Better Writers. What’s it Like to Be a Blogger? How to Use Blogs in Your Classroom. Blogging Social media lists

How to Keep Kids From Being Mean Online

Edsurge

There are endless distractions for kids these days—from games to music and social media. And as technology platforms have accelerated over the years, her job has increasingly involved keeping up with the ways young people use social media, and advising parents, teachers and even tech companies about what they need to know. Listen to the discussion on this week’s EdSurge On Air podcast. went from 41 percent in 2012 to 89 percent in 2018.

How to Connect With Your Kids’ Digital Interests and Become a Media Mentor

Edsurge

If you’re like most parents, chances are that you have some anxiety about your kids’ digital lives and how much time they spend in front of screens. According to a 2018 survey of American families, technology overuse has become the number one concern parents have for their teens. But helping children maintain a healthy media diet goes beyond simply curbing their device usage. Here are three steps to help you make the transition from being a time cop to media mentor.

How to Make an Impact as a Tech Coach

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Make an Impact as a Tech Coach appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Coaching a coach is an exciting experience, but everyone has struggles that they need to mastermind one in a while. She started her teaching career in elementary education as a first-grade teacher and now has the opportunity to make an impact as a tech coach. . There are so many great nuggets of information in this on-air coaching session that you won’t want to miss.

Enough With the Screen Time Scare! How to Be Sensible About Children’s Device Use

Edsurge

When the American Academy of Pediatrics released its most recent set of guidelines for children’s media use, much of the list reflected the organization’s long-standing recommendations of limiting digital play time for toddlers to maintain a “healthy media diet.” The new guidelines not only recognize the increasing ubiquity of these apps and their use in connecting classrooms and families, but also that all screen time is not created equal.

5 Tips to Increase Parental Engagement in the 21st Century Classroom – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

One of the most exciting times for me as a school administrator is Back-to-School night which we had this past week at the A. As an administrator in the 21st century, I constantly think about ways to effectively communicate with our parents and the tools that our faculty can use to extend and expand the way we share academic, behavioral, and social data with the families of children whom we serve. Tip #1: School Social Networking Accounts.

How Instagram, Facebook and Twitter Foster Digital Citizenship & Safety

Gaggle Speaks

In efforts to foster a safer, kinder community, tens of thousands of Instagrammers came together a few weeks ago for the Worldwide InstaMeet 15 to share their stories and spread kindness in the world. Instagram also announced enhancements to their app to promote a safer environment. Be sure to visit instagram-together.com to learn more about their initiatives toward user online safety. Social Media Student Safety

What’s all the buzz about Messenger Kids?

Ask a Tech Teacher

When preteen kids see parents and older siblings thumbing away at social media accounts, they want to do it. There have been a few efforts to extend social communication tools to younger kids but mostly, kids don’t like them so end up on apps designed for teens or adults, like Snapchat or Instagram. Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app designed for kids under thirteen to connect with others from their tablet or smartphone.

How We Built Our School Makerspace

Fractus Learning

In the last few years, Makerspaces have become a popular venue for people to explore and create. A Makerspace is a space with various tools and materials, with the purpose for individuals to tinker, explore, and create. In schools, Makerspaces have increased in popularity, housing a variety of materials from low-tech arts and crafts to high-tech software and electronics for students to experiment with and build their own designs. And then, our Makerspace began to form.

The Options We Never Had

The Principal of Change

I have been hearing a lot of the same argument about social media lately and it has been stuck in my head. There is an idea that young people do not know how to interact because they are always on their phones. Many glorify a student intently focused on reading a book, yet when it is on a device, many refer to it as “checking out” They are not necessarily the same thing, but our bias often comes from what we are comfortable with, as opposed to what is new.

101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative

TeachThought - Learn better.

101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative. It can take quite a bit of work to nurture, grow, and develop creativity, even for those who are immersed in creative and dynamic fields. For educators, it can be even more of a challenge to inspire creativity in students or embrace your own creativity while trying to juggle academic requirements, testing, and other issues in the classroom. So how do you get there? Not sure where to begin? BE OPEN TO NEW IDEAS.

Infographics in Education with Eileen Lennon

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, infographic pro, Eileen Lennon, shares how she uses infographics, creates them, and why they’re such a powerful tool. To join the celebration, tune into the Twitter chat with me, fellow teachers, and the CME Group’s chief economist on April 26th at noon Eastern Time, using #PowerofEcon. Visit www.coolcatteacher.com/econ for more information and remember to tweet out your pics about how you teach your students using #PowerofEcon. They wanted to look at things.

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How to Spark a Discussion on Digital Life in Your School Community

Graphite Blog

At Common Sense, we often hear from parents who want to get their school or community involved in a discussion of how media, tech, and the digital world are impacting kids. But many parents don't know where to begin. Connecting Families is a three-part program that offers everything you need to get families in your school or community involved in raising great digital citizens. Here's how you can implement Connecting Families: Host a teen panel.