Stop Blaming Social Media

The Web20Classroom

From our twitter streams to talking heads on television it seems like we can not escape facts being outright fake, or the perception that they are. We can’t blame the media that reports them. We can’t blame social media or the tools used to access them.

Social Media in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

The Tool We Should All Be Using to Improve Education In the 1970’s the parking lot would be full of parents ready to see the school play. The halls showed artwork that parents came by to see as they attended events. Sometimes notes get to one home, but some kids have two.

5 Ideas to Tap Social Media to Enhance PD and Student Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Nikki Robertson, ISTE Librarians Network President Elect, shares five ways to use social media to enhance professional development and improve student learning. Can you use Snapchat to connect with parents? Can social media be effective professional development?

3 Untapped Social Media Resources For Students

The Web20Classroom

Last week I laid out 3 Untapped Social Media Resources for Teachers. This week we take a look at how to leverage social networks for students. She is right in the heart of the age range for kids who use social media the most (13-18 yrs old).

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.

Changing Our Views On Social Media For Learning

The Web20Classroom

Maybe you think about social media in general and how it’s continuing to grow. Or maybe you think about how those can be used as platforms to connect with others. They are seen as platforms to merely be social. Sadly they are easy to find.

7 Social Media Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Learn Today and Teach Tomorrow

Brilliant or Insane

In a world ruled by content curation, every educator should be passing along social media strategies to students. Students must be taught early and often how to create, locate, maintain and share content. Brilliant or Insane.

Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jennifer Casa-Todd @JCasaTodd opens our minds to social media leadership with students. She argues that we’re limiting students when we don’t let them lead using social media. Jennifer is the author of Social LEADia.

3 Untapped Social Media Resources Worth A Second Look

The Web20Classroom

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information as adults and as educators, there are still many untapped resources to learn from and share with and grow, especially through social media. They just updated their social media data for 2016.

Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather teaches us how. See how Gradecam can save you time and speed up your grading. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Ways to Give Students a Voice.

Using Social Media to Promote Student Voice

Class Tech Integrate

One of the most powerful things technology allows for our students, is the ability for student voice to be heard. Many educators who embrace the use of technology in the classroom, are still very leery of talking about social media in the classroom.

How To Respond To Negative Social Media About Your Business

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How To Respond To Negative Social Media About Your Business contributed by Catherine Wilson When you’re operating a business—an eBook store, for example—you’ll please all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time.

How to Teach Social Media Safety

Ask a Tech Teacher

These days, teachers should introduce students to the world of social media so they can begin to develop the skills they need to live a safe digital life. How can these skills be taught? This helps your students understand the need to filter what they say.

Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

This is a day for leaders and learners to level up digital learning. For Thought Leader Thursday , social media researcher Laura Pasquini explains three defining aspects of effective social media powered professional development.In Are we welcoming to beginners?

What Social Media Platforms Should Your School Be On?

Hubbli

Students, parents, and teachers alike use social media every day, though they’re not always using it with a specific purpose. While social media can be a great outlet for personal expression, there are times when it interferes and impacts your school more than you’d like.

Navigating a Natural Disaster with Social Media

Indiana Jen

What made Irma different for me was not the storm itself, but the myriad of tools available to residents to help prepare and recover from the storm. Social media played a significant role for my community as we prepared for the storm and as we began to pick up the pieces afterwards.

4 Ways Parents Can Keep Kids Safe on Social Media

Gaggle Speaks

Many parents find it difficult to keep up with the latest in social media, websites, and apps. Since these tools are constantly changing, they can pose a threat to the safety of children in and out of the classroom. How to handle online haters.

Social Media In The Classroom.

The Web20Classroom

The connections we make with those in our PLN help to make us brilliant. I have people in my PLN from all corners of the globe that I know I can call upon when I have a question, need feedback on a project or just to "talk shop." Social Media in education can be and sometimes is messy.

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. If not, schools and classrooms risk everything from digital distraction to privacy violations.

7 Must-Read Resources on Social Media for School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

There are obviously quite a few social media resources available to school leaders on the Web, but finding high-quality information can be difficult. As the title suggests, it focuses on providing school leaders with the "know-how" of using social media as a communications tool.

How to use social media in the classroom

eSchool News

Today’s educators have a love-hate relationship with social media. They recognize that five-year-olds know how to use tablets better than their parents and that many kids have smartphones by the time they are 12. 3 social media platforms for teachers to try.

4 steps to mastering social media

eSchool News

A superintendent shares how social media is essential for today’s schools. Mention the words social media in a room full of school leaders and you’ll be met with more than a few reservations: It’s too new. I don’t know how to twit or tweet, or whatever.

Twitter 101: 5-Step Guide for Social Media in Education

Edudemic

If you aren’t using Twitter, chances are that you’re reluctant to adopt new technology. Or maybe you’ve used Twitter for years to keep up with friends but now want to use it in the classroom. Either way, you might be hesitant to ask colleagues for help. The post Twitter 101: 5-Step Guide for Social Media in Education appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured How To Popular Social Media featured guide online tools twitter

How To Comment In Social Media - An Infographic Of Tips For High Quality Feedback

The ASIDE Blog

From text messages to social media, children and adults of all ages are engaging like never before with the written word. They are either crass or curt, sprinkled with emoji that do more to satisfy the ego of the commenter than to further the richness of the page.

How to Engage in Using Social Media as a School Leader

The 21st Century Principal

Many school leaders and policy makers still express a high level of skepticism regarding social media’s potential as an educational tool. This is evident by administrative efforts across the country to block and ban the technology rather than engage it instructionally.

Careless posts on social media spark physical fights

The Hechinger Report

Beldon Batiste, 15, stands in the doorway to his home, looking out at the street where he was injured last year in a fight that was ignited by online posts. After classes let out, Beldon took a short walk with his grandmother and aunt to run some errands.

Talking Social Media With Your Children

Tech Helpful

Social media is one of the main ways of communication and our world morphs ever so slightly into different most popular choices. As a mom on the cusp of the social media world with adolescents I protected my children maybe too much at times. If I had pre-teens today I definitely wouldn't let them have social media accounts (to me the risk outweighs the gain) but I would start the social media world with my 13 year olds as soon as I could with accountability and talks.

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.

Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

edWeb.net

edWeb is so excited to congratulate Michelle Luhtala, department chair at New Canaan High School Library in Connecticut, for being selected as a 2017 AASL Social Media Superstars winner ! I’m the founder of edWeb.net and had just started our social network for educators.

How to Protect Students From Fake News

Edudemic

The post How to Protect Students From Fake News appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured For Students How To News Social Media Tools classroom featured student engagement tips for teachers zuckerberg

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Is there enough diversity in your social media?

eSchool News

As we consume more social media, our perspectives are getting less diverse. Once, while living in Santa Barbara, a small but jolting earthquake hit close to home. I went directly to Yahoo and Google to see what I could learn.

How to talk with your students about social media

FETC Converge

Who hasn’t sent a text or email to the wrong person? …If you work with young people in any capacity, you are also teaching social media norms and expectations. But what do norms mean in the context of social media? Uncategorized educators instructional practice social media technology useWho hasn’t posted something online they later regretted or seen something in their feed that made them uncomfortable?

Districts tighten social media rules among teachers, students

eSchool News

Social media has become tricky to navigate as electronic teacher-student communication becomes more common. But I think it has been more of a growing problem because the breaking down of barriers with social media and the ease with which you can talk with each other.”.

Class Tech Tips: 10 Tips for Using Social Media to Tell Your School’s Story

techlearning

From Instagram to Twitter, social media has a powerful way of connecting users from around the world. But how can you start using social media platforms to tell your school’s story in local and global ways? As you get ready to tell your school’s story?

How Startups Can Become Social Media Influencers

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

We are excited to be recognized as one of the top 100 most influential ed-tech brands in the country! The top 50 include the Gates Foundation and IntelEducation and KQEDMindshift , which has done an amazing job connecting teachers to public media resources.

Podcasting How To’s and Tips with Jeff Bradbury and Vicki Davis

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeff Bradbury, IT Coach and Podcaster at the Teachercast Network and I talk about education podcasting and how it all works. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Social Media Use & Our Students: Guest Host @JKDNCN #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many educators, administrators, and parents would prefer to leave social media out of the curriculum. Social media is scary! Yes, our learners do very scary things on social media which can and have ruined lives. The reason our students continue to make bad choices on social media is because adults are not continually making them reflect on how to do better. Subscribe for FREE to receive regular updates!

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.

How to talk with your students about social media

eSchool News

Who hasn’t sent a text or email to the wrong person? These are difficult moments for people, no matter their age, and it’s natural to be unsure what to do. If you work with young people in any capacity, you are also teaching social media norms and expectations.

Lessons from WDW #7: Social Media

The Playground Advocate

I''ve been thinking a lot about how schools can better use social media to reach out to the community, improve learning, and celebrate success. We want to run to catch up, but we don''t want to fall. We need to speak for ourselves.