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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. Social media is like eating, bathing, talking. When you’re in middle and high school, a lot depends on your status in social media.

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

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Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards. Complainants are not only registering their concerns about online resources with the government.

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

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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. Twenty percent have also felt intimidated by students’ knowledge/use of technology devices.

6 Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

The Daring Librarian

I’ve been sharing on social media professionally for eight years now, and I have to admit, it can be kinda tricky. Follow School District Policy Does your district have a technology and social media upolicy? Resources & Credits: What do you think?

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

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.

Why Have A Social Media Policy Anyway? Take 2

The Web20Classroom

Since then I have done a lot of thinking about and talking about social media policy. I repost it now because we are heading into that time of year when people are starting to ask me and the rest of the members of their PLN''s about their best example of social media policies. I have spent a lot of time lately blogging, talking and thinking about Social Media in the classroom. People ask me about examples of good Social Media Policies.

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Before unpacking Twitter in your classroom, here are a few guidelines: Clear its use with your administration. Be prepared to educate them on why what seems to be social media is actually educational. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

11 Classroom Blogging Tips You Don’t Want to Miss

Ask a Tech Teacher

What Are Good Guidelines for Younger Bloggers? Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 20 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators

Waterford

Technology has done more to change school curriculum and practices than nearly anything else—and in such a short amount of time! By learning to view it as a means of enhancing your lessons and resources, you can provide your students with tools and opportunities they may not otherwise access.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Everyone knows what bullying is — someone being taunted physically or mentally by others — and there are endless resources devoted to educating both students and teachers on how to combat bullying. Here are nine great resources to start or continue your discussions.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Everyone knows what bullying is — someone being taunted physically or mentally by others — and there are endless resources devoted to educating both students and teachers on how to combat bullying. Here are nine great resources to start or continue your discussions.

What parents should ask teachers about technology

Ask a Tech Teacher

Technology in education’ has become the buzz phrase for cutting edge classes that are plugged into the latest education trends. How knowledgeable are teachers about technology? If my student struggles with a technology skill, where can s/he go for help?

How Technology Can Improve Physical Safety in Schools

EdTech Magazine

How Technology Can Improve Physical Safety in Schools. They need a web of interconnected technologies that offer digital solutions for an emergency from start to finish. Some of the technologies and strategies highlighted include: • A public address system.

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. First and foremost: Messenger Kids is not a social media app. More on social media. Make your LMS a social learning platform.

Resources For Teaching and Learning During This Period of Social Distancing

MindShift

The rapid imposition of social distancing took many by surprise, and each school and individual teacher must contend with unique challenges as they grapple with the crisis. Educational communities are also circulating shared documents that offer an array of resources to help teach online.

Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

The CoolCatTeacher

Entry Guidelines The U.S. ” Real World with Imagination Integration Certainly , the future of automotive technology is a fascinating topic for technology courses. Post on Social Media to enter to win some art supplies! Help Your Students Enter the U.S.

101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative

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The rules in your classroom will make a lot more sense and be more respected by students if they play a role in setting the guidelines for the class, within reason, of course. USE YOUR SCHOOL’S RESOURCES. Whatever resources your school has to offer, use them. USE TECHNOLOGY.

Digital Learning Theories and Frameworks For Future Ready Classrooms

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Technology impacts every aspect of our students’ lives and will continue to play an important role in their lives. They inspire their students to innovate, create, collaborate, and problem-solve with technology.

Free Lesson Plans and Other Resources to Prevent Cyberbullying and Promote Online Safety

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“We live in a world today where everything we do can be tracked,” says Shannon Bischoff, Technology Facilitator at Toledo Public Schools in Ohio. Those of us creating, working in, and teaching technology are greatly concerned about how we can help make the internet a safer and better place for all—especially children and young people. Here are some easy-to-remember guidelines to share with students.

Teachers' Essential Guide to Teaching with Technology

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When and how much should students be using technology in class? How can I make sure I am protecting student privacy when using technology? Which policies and procedures will help me get the most out of teaching with technology? How can digital citizenship lessons help me get the most out of teaching with technology? How can I use technology to support learning outside of school? When and how much should students be using technology in class?

Fake Instagram Template with Google Slides (FREE)

Shake Up Learning

Leveraging social media to teach students has been a huge win for me in the classroom. I’m forever grateful that Tara Martin taught us all how to annotate text through social media. . I had been hesitant to join social media beyond Facebook at the time.

5 Parent Resources to Support Children in Being Safe & Responsible Digital Citizens

techlearning

If you believed the headlines, you'd think that technology has created a generation of kids who are impatient, bored, and entitled. Below are the resources they suggested schools can share to support parents in keeping their children safe online. Have you tried any of these resources?

Five tools for global educators

Learning with 'e's

Recently I have been considering the changing role of teachers who are adopting technology to extend the walls of the classroom. In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Everyone knows what bullying is — someone being taunted physically or mentally by others — and there are endless resources devoted to educating both students and teachers on how to combat bullying. Here are nine great resources to start or continue your discussions.

5 Edtech tools to try out this year

Neo LMS

When I look to use technology in my classroom, I always start with the purpose behind it. Here are five tools that offer a lot of possibilities for students to create, to explore, to develop digital citizenship skills, and which promote social-emotional learning (SEL) skills as well.

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5 Parent Resources to Support Children in Being Safe & Responsible Digital Citizens

The Innovative Educator

If you believed the headlines, you'd think that technology has created a generation of kids who are impatient, bored, and entitled. Below are the resources they suggested schools can share to support parents in keeping their children safe online. Have you tried any of these resources?

Questions Parents Ask

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve been asked by a wonderful parent organization called Konstella to serve as an expert for parents on topics of technology in the classroom. Your role as a parent is critical to preparing your children to go online before using social media platforms.

Getting Ready for LGBTSTEM Day

Educator Innovator

This coming July 5 is LGBTSTEM Day, an international day celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA) people in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Resources Explored in the Webinars. Additional Resources.

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11 Tips for Engaging Parents

Teacher Reboot Camp

This past week at the ISTE conference, I shared my tips and resources for engaging parents. Below are a few tips and resources from my presentation, Engaging Parents with Technology and Social Media. Engaging Parents with Technology from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Every school needs a social media plan and guidelines. Check out how other schools use social media to inform parents.

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5 new developments in physical and network safety

eSchool News

As technology improves, so do solutions to keep students and teachers safe in school buildings and on school networks. Districts turn to technology to keep buildings, and the people in them, safe and secure.

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

Lead Learner Process Facilitator Safe Environment Manager Normalizer of Ambiguous Problem Finding and Solving • Resource Provider Technology Tutor Relationship Enabler and Builder Feedback Facilitator. What resources can I use to help me with my project? Resource Provider.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

Some makerspace activities may be focusing on how to use the resources available and may not be connecting the activities to the curriculum or around a real world problem. This is typically done by sharing documentation of learning and final reflections through social media.

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Your Guide to Preventing and Responding to School Bullies

Waterford

In terms of prevention, bullies generally score low on measures of empathy and social-emotional development.[9] In addition to academic skills, teach social-emotional learning (SEL) lessons in class. Student no longer wants to attend school or social situations.

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How ‘Dialogue’ Can Create Empathy in a Divided Classroom

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And in today’s highly polarized atmosphere, when a comment taken out of context can go viral on social media, the consequences of an out-of-control conversation can be even more severe. Our social media feeds often are reinforcing the beliefs that we already have.