Guidelines for Posting Like A Role Model in Social Media

techlearning

More and more district and school staff are catching on to the advice of superintendents like Joe Sanfelippo who encourage staff to take every opportunity to say good things about their school

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.

Principles for school districts’ social media policies

Dangerously Irrelevant

This one is about some general guidelines and principles for school districts to consider as they formulate their social media policies. Humans are inherently social and we make meaning together. Are educators courageous enough to be social media renegades? My thoughts on a proposed social media policy for school employees (Part 2). Law, Policy, and Ethics Safety and Security Social Media fear policy safety social media

Creating Social Media Guidelines.The Handout

The Web20Classroom

Over the past few weeks I have been working on a project for Edutopia and Facebook Education to develop a set of steps to follow when developing social media guidelines in your school or district. This all came about from my presentation at ASCD this year where I outlined how we created a document that promoted the use of social media by our teachers and our students but also gave tips on responsible use. Social Media

Student-Friendly Social Media Guidelines Make a Great Bulletin Board

The Innovative Educator

Innovative educator Samantha Stouber uses the NYCDOE student-friendly social media guidelines as part of her efforts to teach digital literacy to her students. The guidelines provide a roadmap for to use digital media effectively. social media in education

Your Social Media Guidelines in One Sentence

The Principal of Change

Social media is becoming the norm as opposed to the exception in many schools. With that happening, many administrators are rushing to make a list of policies and guidelines to ensure that teachers are using the medium wisely.

Social Media is Filled With Stories

SpeechTechie

Exploring situations related to social media is right up our alley as social communication specialists. narrative problem solving social media social pragmatics social thinking story grammar

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: 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.

Social Media Guidelines for Students and Teachers by Students and Teachers

The Innovative Educator

As I shared earlier this year the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) created social media guidelines for students 13+ with students, teachers, and parents. Students said they wanted to see the guidelines as infographics. Now they are available, at no cost, not just for students, staff, and families in New York City, but they are also available for anyone ready to embrace social media to support college, career, and citizenship success.

NYC blazes trails to prepare students for success with new social media guidelines

The Innovative Educator

While some school districts have banned the use of social media because of fears of inappropriate use and distracting students, in an unprecedented move, the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) has reached out to students, teachers, and parents as partners to create guidelines for the appropriate use of social media for personal and academic purposes. social media in education

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. The go-to method for guiding this practice is setting up district social media guidelines or policies.

Some Guidelines for Using Twitter

ProfHacker

There’s a lot of ambivalence about social media these days, and not just because of Russian bots. Profession Software Uncategorized Wellness Facebook social media Twitter

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.

Restrictive social media policies don't prevent inappropriate relationships

The Innovative Educator

Last week NBC news announced that some Colorado school districts are creating tougher social media policies for staff in hopes of preventing inappropriate relationships with students. The problem with such policies is that they are based on the premise that social media causes inappropriate behavior. The reality is that social media doesn't cause inappropriate behavior. banned sites social media guidelines social media in education

10 Guidelines for #EdTech Companies + Social Media - It's All About Relationships

The Innovative Educator

Social media has changed how vendors do business. Instead with social media, like never before, there is now two-way communication allowing companies to have conversations with their customers. Those who serve our schools should be expected to engage with educators via social media. Here are some do's and don'ts when businesses do get in the business of using social media with educators. social media in education

#ASCD12-A Presentation On Creating Social Media Policies For Schools And Districts

The Web20Classroom

Our topic was creating and crafting social media policies for schools and districts. As you can see, our social media policy is not a policy at all, but it is a set of guidelines that anyone in the education community (students, teachers, administrators, parents, etc) can follow.

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. The go-to method for guiding this practice is setting up district social media guidelines or policies.

NYC DOE paves the way to embrace social media for learning

The Innovative Educator

While places like New Jersey, who the New York Daily News recently reported , have passed a bill requiring schools to teach acceptable use of social media, cyber safety, cyber security, ethics, and cyberbullying, the NYC Department of Education goes even further.

Social Media Use Needs to Focus More on Learning Than Behavior

A Principal's Reflections

It pains me when I hear about school districts that are attempting to implement and impose social media policies that focus more on the "behavior" of educators as opposed to student learning. Where should the focus be when districts look to impose social media policies? Should there be any specific policies at all or is the best course of action establishing general guidelines?

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?

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. Students are on social media all day; yes, sometimes when they shouldn’t be.

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. The go-to method for guiding this practice is setting up district social media guidelines or policies.

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. The go-to method for guiding this practice is setting up district social media guidelines or policies.

Stop Fighting Social Media. Start Working with Students + Teachers to Integrate It Into Learning!

The Innovative Educator

Many students and teachers are in districts like Wake County where they are subjected to policies, guidelines, and mandates that they rarely have any say in. These guidelines serve as a companion to the 13 and older guidelines and have been positively received by stakeholders.

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.

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.

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. Admittedly, I''m not much of a user of social media platforms for the under 13 set, so I knew I had a lot to learn.

Finally, Definitive Manual for School Leaders on Engaging in Using Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

In their new book, Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age , authors Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes write: “Skill in communication is a key ingredient for school leaders’ success in today’s complex education environment, and this communication now includes social media.” School administrators are still spending too much time trying to decide whether social media is an enemy or an ally. Social media is here to stay.

5 Aspects of Social Media Leadership for School Administrators and Other Educators

The 21st Century Principal

Twenty-first century school leaders need to become masters of social media leadership. What does being a social media leader look like? Here''s some items to consider: Being a social media leader means you see the technology of social media as a way to invite stakeholders into conversations, not as an announcement system. Using social media in this manner means greater transparency with what is happening in your school.

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.

Tell social media gurus #YouMatter with a #BammyAwards vote!

The Innovative Educator

These are movers and shakers that I have come to know because of their pioneering work in the use of social media to support teaching, leading, and learning that will help guide students toward success with college, career, and citizenship.

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’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.

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.