What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

For the administrator who would like a general, not-too-technical overview of digital technology and social media, the book What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media , edited by Scott McLeod and Chris Lehmann is the answer.

5 Tools To Make Your Website Faster (and Better)

The CoolCatTeacher

Google’s PageSpeed Insights is a quick tool for analyzing your website’s performance on both desktop and mobile devices. Since we want our website visitors to enjoy their time on our website, we need to make sure that it looks perfect on both desktop and mobile devices.

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

EdTechTeacher

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.

11 Tips for Engaging Parents

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below are a few tips and resources from my presentation, Engaging Parents with Technology and Social Media. Every school needs a social media plan and guidelines. Check out how other schools use social media to inform parents. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

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6 steps to promote good digital citizenship for all students

eSchool News

By the time today’s digital natives enter high school, most of them have already been using devices, computers, the internet, and social media for years. Related: How to craft useful, student-centered social media policies.

Making an Impact with Problem / Project Based Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Find an example of students transforming the world in this post, Kids Transforming the World Through Social Media. We have the opportunity to implement problem/project based learning and teach our students how to use web tools and social media to solve real world problems. At this point, give students their mission with guidelines. You can give them the solution and guidelines when you introduce the problem.

Help Your Kids Spend Screen Time Wisely

Securly

The assessment redefined “screen time” as the use of digital media exclusively for entertainment. In contrast, students who use social media more frequently performed lower on standardized tests. The new guidelines are as follows: 18 months and younger : no screen time.

Acceptable or Responsible? What’s Your Use Policy?

Tom Murray

Unfortunately, many school districts’ filtering policies were developed before the rise of interactive web tools, social media, and mobile technologies. These policies typically promote positive behaviors, expectations, and guidelines.

Bending the rules of flipped classrooms

Neo LMS

Flipped classes don’t have to be over-reliant on videos and podcasts and all other recorded media. Social learning is another possibility. As discussed here on my post about social learning, the latter provides a good area to assess how students perform. We, by nature, are social individuals and the social landscape provides us with a comfortable and open learning avenue.

Are You Leading with Fear? #BYOD

The Mobile Native

There are major concerns regarding social media and the fear of allowing students to use their cell phones for educational purposes. We must maximize student usage of mobile learning devices to encourage the safe and meaningful use of technology within the classroom setting.

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How to Cope with Bullying

Ask a Tech Teacher

It includes not only websites, but cell phones, Nintendo, and Wii, as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Cyberbullying— a discussion on what cyberbullying is; for older students or as a guideline for you when teaching the topic.

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Time to Toss Out Cell Phone Bans and SM Filters and Be True Technology Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

“It’s time to lift the cell phone bans, open the wireless for student personal devices, and stop filtering social technologies.” NASSP in this statement includes recommendations to school leaders on what to do with mobile and social technologies. As school leaders we should “encourage and model appropriate and responsible use of both mobile and social technologies.” It is time to stop banning mobile and social technologies to try to control these problems.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens was expanded and I became aware of more organizations, as well as their supporting tools and resources. CUE holds a myriad of educational technology related events including its Fall and National Conference , STEAMpunk Mobile Labs , and “ CUE Rock Star ” Camps , all of which are fun, innovative models of professional learning that occur throughout the United States.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 30 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: July 28, 2017 The FTC on COPPA: 5 New Takeaways for Schools and Ed-Tech Companies | Digital Education - Education Week → Broadly speaking, this federal law requires operators of commercial websites, online services, and mobile apps to notify parents and obtain their consent before collecting any personal information on children under the age of 13. Knorr of Common Sense Media.

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10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Nearpod is described as a mobile app that allows teachers to create and share interactive multimedia presentations in 1-to-1 device classrooms. There are a whole bunch of guidelines that Alice has taken the time to put together so please go check them out at the link posted above.

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TOP TIPS for Classroom Management in the Digital Age

EdTechTeam

for “Guidelines for Online Sharing”. Partnering with Parents At the moment it’s safe to safe most parents today in 2016 haven’t grown up in a digital classroom environment, nor grew up with social media, and thus have a difficult time understanding the current classroom environment.

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It's CELLabration Time for NYC Students

The Innovative Educator

Social Media isn’t the only area in which New York City is paving the way. Instead of banning devices, schools will have options including: Store mobile devices in backpacks or a designated location during the school day.

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

And when I peer into classrooms, I see students tuning out their peers and teachers and focusing instead on YouTube and social media. I have guidelines for cellphone and smartphone use, but it’s a constant struggle to keep kids engaged in lessons and off their phones.

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

This asset was handed to [school districts and educational nonprofits] with the expectation that they deliver educational and social value in return. In their defense, Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen point out that they do more than most to support digital inclusion.

3 Ways to Curate and Share Great Content

The Principal of Change

I have been blessed with a huge network on social media and I want to use that to not only share my voice, but hopefully the voice of others as well. Here is how my home page looks: What I also loved about this site, was how easy it was to share to social media sites.

Messaging - Tool of Engagement or Weapon of Mass Distraction?

The Innovative Educator

A good start are the social media guidelines and digital citizenship responsibilities developed by students and teachers in New York City. The earlier you get your mobile phone, the better your literacy scores.” To be or not to be?

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” “Frustrated with how colleges have handled their claims of sexual abuse , more students are turning to social media to publicize their cases,” Inside Higher Ed reports. “ Penn State president appalled at media frenzy over new Paterno allegations.”

Learning Revolution Free Events - The Conference - Next Up #Reinvent14 - Appreciative Inquiry and AERO

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

See graphics for social media and follow the event to join the campaign! Conference strands include Teaching with Technology, Student Devices, Online Learning, Subject Specific Ed Tech, Creative Ed Tech, Web 2.0 & Social Software, and Administrative Support.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thanks to the GEC Sponsors Social Media Amazing List of Currently Scheduled Sessions! Dr. Lesley Farmer, Professor of Library Media Where Do The Children Play - Freda Goodman Why Baki Matters: Stories and Projects from Silk Road - Melda Yildiz, Ed.D.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

Hack Education

Among the major trends Meeker identified for 2017: mobile advertising, gaming, and healthcare. There are, after all, only so many times you can put “mobile” on your list of “what’s on the horizon” before folks begin to suspect your insights might not be that… insightful. It will continue to support charter schools, helping them with challenges like developing students’ “ social and emotional skills.”

Creating Products to Show and Share Learning

Learning in Hand

Furthermore, I can share what I have made with the world through my website and social media. With websites and social media, students certainly have the ability to reach a potentially global audience. Luckily, we can find student-created media online.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Republicans are made because the Department of Education issued guidelines about how ESSA should be implemented. City native and rap superstar Fetty Wap released a music video last week for his latest single, ‘Wake Up,’ filmed at Eastside High School, according to social media posts by the rapper. The district confirmed to NJ Advance Media late Tuesday night that the video was shot at the school and that they are now investigating who allowed it.”

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Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Connect With the Learning Revolution Project on Social Media. The Learning Revolution, as a new project, could use some help building our social media presence and credibility. From the development of its Proficiency Guidelines, to its leadership role in the creation of national standards, ACTFL focuses on issues that are critical to the growth of both the profession and the individual teacher. Is your library mobile friendly?