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.

What Happened When I Deleted All My Social Media Apps

The CoolCatTeacher

It is such an amazing experience to watch the Master Artisan spray His graffiti of joy upon the sky and reveal to our heart His vast horizon of hope! How about you? For me, nature seems to be the opposite of social media. I didn’t miss social media.

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.

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.

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 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? Students spend much of their lives outside of school interacting on social media.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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).

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?

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.

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.

The Summer of Social Media

Kyle Pace

It’s also a time that educators can give adequate time to new learning opportunities. Regardless of the reason why we know the time is valuable and can be used to become better for our students. Here are some options to think about: Twitter.

How to Motivate Teachers to Change

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. How to Implement Gradual Changes for Massive Impact in Your Classroom , but she is a 7th grade ELA teacher first.

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How To Build Your Brand Through Social Media … One #EDUGif At A Time with Jake Miller

TeacherCast

In this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, Jeff sits down with Jake Miller from the Educational Duct Tape Podcast to discuss how he is revolutionizing online professional development on Twitter through animated Gif’s that he calls the EDUGIf. The post How To Build Your Brand Through Social Media … One #EDUGif At A Time with Jake Miller appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

Social Media For School Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

Below is a synopsis of the webinar I did: NASSP Digital Principal Award winner Eric Sheninger, principal of New Milford (NJ) High School, kicks-off the Digital Principal webinar series with his presentation on ways school leaders can effectively use social media in their schools. The educational landscape is changing thanks to continuous advances in technology. educational leadership NASSP Social Media

Social Media is Not Just For Students

A Principal's Reflections

Immediately, visions of excessive socialization, time wasted, and meaningless conversations in the form of updates come to mind. Quite simply, social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook have improved my effectiveness and efficiency as an educational leader.

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.

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.

7 Tips for Using Social Media for Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

Tell me if this sounds familiar: With the 2016 New Year, you resolved to build your Professional Learning Network –finally, to stop living in the 20th century where your world revolved around a sticks-and-bricks building, a landline phone, and the mailbox.

Social Media is Filled With Stories

SpeechTechie

Exploring situations related to social media is right up our alley as social communication specialists. I found the great visual resource from the Excuse My Speech Teacher's Pay Teachers' Store "To Text Or Not To Text" to be very useful and engaging for my student.

How To Respond To Negative Social Media About Your Business

TeachThought - Learn better.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

5 Home and Smart Phone Filtering Options for Parents

The CoolCatTeacher

Children with smartphones have unfiltered access to the Internet unless their parents make a decision to filter. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e245. Vicki: Today we’re talking to Mike Dougherty from Ohio.

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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.

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.

Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about this program, how you can join in, and how you can become a better mentor. Jennifer gives you a description in simple language, a screenshot of the tool in action and then a play button that takes you to a video about how the tool works. How’s that going?

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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 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.

How to Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough

The CoolCatTeacher

Hope King from Ron Clark Academy has an inspiring message for teachers about using your creativity to engage students. She talks about how every teacher can make their classroom more exciting and why it is necessary. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. WE get to choose.

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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.

How to Get More Volunteers and Donors for Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

Beth Kanter is a leading social media expert for nonprofits. She gives advice on how schools should manage their Facebook, Twitter, and social media efforts. Schools can even motivate students to share positive things. Social media can help if you know how.

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Make Accessible Social Media Photos

The Innovative Educator

Steps to make accessible photos in Twitter Social media enables us to produce content for authentic audiences. However, it is also important to ensure this content is inclusive. To do this, the creator of the post must include alternative text (alt text).

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.