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. Establish rules for Twitter use. Twitter novel. More on Twitter.

Some Guidelines for Using Twitter

ProfHacker

There’s a lot of ambivalence about social media these days, and not just because of Russian bots. We’ve covered Twitter a lot here at ProfHacker , maybe even too much, but the moment seems right for a “how to survive as an academic on Twitter” post.

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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.

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

Edsurge

Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards. Users can provide alt-text, or descriptive language describing images , through Facebook, Twitter , Instagram and Hootsuite.

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.

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.

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.

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. Districts and district leaders are beginning to see how teachers are using blogs, wikis, Twitter and other tools to create really awesome classrooms and they are scared.

How Instagram, Facebook and Twitter Foster Digital Citizenship & Safety

Gaggle Speaks

While the photos and videos have not been deemed to violate Instagram’s rules or guidelines, they’ve been recognized as sensitive and will require additional action by the end user to be viewed. In particular, I appreciated the page with advice on sharing, friending and reporting, which is an especially great resource for students new to social media. Twitter provides separate resources for teens, families and educators. Social Media Student Safety

The Right Way is Your Way

A Principal's Reflections

I have read some very thought-provoking posts and associated commentary over the past couple of weeks focusing on how particular educators use social media. What I have found interesting is the powerful opinions as to how one should use social media.

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers

Graphite Blog

Social media is an increasingly important part of students' lives; in fact, the average teen spends over an hour a day using social media. To be true digital citizens, our students need teachers who model pro-social, creative, and responsible social media use. So why are only one in 10 teachers using social media professionally ? DON'T: Start using social media in your classroom if there are no guidelines or consent forms.

5 Tools To Make Your Website Faster (and Better)

The CoolCatTeacher

Tips and Tricks for Educators Establishing a Personal Brand From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. YSlow is a browser plugin that provides a series of tests that looks at different aspects of a website based on Yahoo’s guidelines for web developers.

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Our first live #AASLstandards Twitter chat is coming!

NeverEndingSearch

Please help me spread the word and please save the date (actually the hour) for our first live Twitter chat in anticipation of the launch of our new National School Library Standards, prior to their official release at National Conference in Phoenix. So, what is a live Twitter chat?

Twitter in the Classroom (Walls & Halls of the 21st Century)

Inquire and Inspire

There are a large number of ways that Twitter can be used in the classroom. This is especially so since there is no official age restriction when using Twitter. But what about those schools or school boards that restrict the use of Twitter for students.

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.

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.

Think Before You Comment

The Daring Librarian

Rather than blocking social media sites, or warning against them, I think we need to trust our kiddos but at the same time teach them the right ways to behave online and everywhere! comments digital citizenship empathy kind social media storm troopers stormtroopers true twitter

101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative

TeachThought - Learn better.

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. Teaching classroom creativity social media teacher 101 Ways For Teachers To Be More Creative.

Protecting or Ignoring?

The Principal of Change

There is this notion that ignoring social media in schools is a way of protecting our kids from the dangers of the web. Kids are learning a distorted view of the digital world “that reflects the fears of adults rather than the aspirations of youth.” ” Alia Wong.

3 Ways to Build Your Network #IMMOOC

The Principal of Change

When people only challenge what I share over and over again, I often mute them on Twitter. If you are new to Twitter, here is an article I wrote several years with some “guidelines” on what you should/shouldn’t tweet out.

Five tools for global educators

Learning with 'e's

In effect, through the use of social media and telecommunication technologies, these teachers are becoming global educators. Twitter: This social networking tool is deceptively simple, but deeply sophisticated and versatile due to its inherent filtering facilities.

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5 Edtech tools to try out this year

Neo LMS

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. Read more: Can EdTech enable Social Emotional Learning (SEL)?

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos.

Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

The CoolCatTeacher

Toyota Dream Car Art Contest From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM, STEAM, and design thinking are buzzwords in education today. Entry Guidelines The U.S. Post on Social Media to enter to win some art supplies!

New Posted Resources 03/20/2012

The Web20Classroom

Googlios tags: google ePortfolio googleapps favorite What can Twitter do for your school?

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Create and share story time and read-aloud videos

eSchool News

These story time or read-aloud live events may not be maintained in the archive of the social media platform and appropriate measures should be taken to ensure that videos of the live events are not retained.

A Wrap Up Of Day 1 At #FETC

The Web20Classroom

In this session, the presenters focused on Twitter and Pintrest. Creating Student and Teacher Friendly Social Media Guidelines-Steven Anderson This was my session from today. I wanted to share the methods I have found with other schools and districts in creating positive social media guidelines and best practices. The article I wrote for Edutopia and Facebook Sample Social Media Guidelines and Best Practices That was Day 1.

9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos.

How to succeed with online PD for teachers

Neo LMS

Here are a few guidelines to help you create successful online PD for teachers: Establish what teachers need. A survey of 755 teachers in the US found that they value the immediate feedback they get on Twitter. Professional development (PD) for teachers is an ongoing process.

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How Technology Can Improve Physical Safety in Schools

EdTech Magazine

In the most recent edition of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) security guidelines for K–12 schools , authors identify key technologies that enable security teams to communicate with school communities , and vice versa. Use of mobile applications and social media.

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

User Generated Education

Define the Problem: The educator along with the learners generate possible authentic problems to explore within their local community (classroom, school, social, community) which includes identification of the intended audience. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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9 Resources for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

Ask a Tech Teacher

Cyberbullying occurs on not just social media like Twitter, Facebook, and topical forums, but multiplayer games and school discussion boards. Examples include mean texts or emails, insulting snapchats, rumors posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing photos or videos.

RIP to Award-Winning Librarian @DevenKBlack

The Innovative Educator

Deven credits me for getting him started with social media. He said he was pissed when my advice on how to get started with Twitter and other social media was, “Just create an account and do it.” Last month educators had to say goodbye to Joe Bower.