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. So does a new note home to parents. Social Media: The New Stage. Parents congregate and share online to see what is happening. We need to involve parents.

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? Kids often feel freer to taunt or bully someone online because they feel protected behind the computer or smartphone screen. Before posting anything online, think how your grandmother would feel about you saying it. Create a social media contract.

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A social media reply Google Slides template for digital citizenship

Ditch That Textbook

Have you ever been on social media -- or in some online space -- and thought. I can't believe how these adults are acting! They need a lesson in how to interact online." The next generation of social media users is in your classroom.

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? Today we seem to be in such a rush as we accelerate our lives to stay ahead of the avalanche of duties and responsibilities. When do we take the time to watch the rain drip into a puddle or to walk outside and listen to the creek bubble on its way? Sharing on social media.

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? Nikki shows us how. Listen to Nikki Robertson on Episode 340. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Innovation Librarians Social Media Teachers Tools Web Tools

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. We have to blame ourselves. Social media didn’t create fake facts and the media didn’t invent fake news. Kids can’t focus because of social media. But to her it matters.

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. Instead of looking at this reality as a detriment, teachers can look at it as a chance to implement some creative teaching techniques. How can you use these platforms in your classroom, and how can you do so safely?

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. Vicki: Today we’re talking to Heather Callihan @ hcallihan from Nebraska about helping kids find their voice in some very practical ways. Vicki: How do we do that?

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. As a small company we are always trying to be part of the conversation around ed-tech, especially online. But it can be hard to find your way into the right conversation with the right audience or group.

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. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For information on the guests and items mentioned in this show, scroll down to the bottom of this post. Social LEADia Book Contest with Jennifer Casa-Todd. *.

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. The following graphs about teens’ social media use come from Pew Research’s Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015: For young people, social media is not an add-on nor an extracurricular activity. Social media is like eating, bathing, talking. My Favorite Teachers Use Social Media: A Student Perspective).

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 The lessons learned from effective social media PD. Many amazing people chat, catalog and archive, and maintain thriving social media “water coolers” from around the web.

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. 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. Moving from policy to practice.

What Educators Need to know about Social Media, Online Bullying, and Hate Speech in Schools

Waterford

The Internet has revolutionized much of modern life, especially when it comes to education. There are benefits when students can learn and socialize in online spaces, but it comes with a dark side. And most youth say adults aren’t doing enough to stop it.[1] Love to Know.

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. Digital natives live and breathe on social media platforms, sending messages and posting pictures and videos almost constantly. 3 social media platforms for teachers to try.

Tips for using social media with educators

eSchool News

Social media is an essential marketing tool for educational publishers. But the changing algorithms, rise and fall of new platforms, and overall nature of social media make some developers hesitant. In their edWebinar, “ Social Media Marketing 2.0: Educators Love Social Media ,” several education marketing insiders offered their perspectives on using social media with educators.

How to Use Social Media in the Classroom

Where Learning Clicks

Social media is huge, especially with kids, so we share 5 creative ways social media can infuse fun, expand lessons, and keep students engaged in learning. The post How to Use Social Media in the Classroom appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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. The negatives of social media usage between students and teachers can be disastrous. DISCLAIMER: Students are not legally allowed to have a social media account if they are under 13 years old.

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. You joined all the big social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, blogging–just for starters). You’re frustrated, angry, and ready to give this whole failed effort up.

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. One thing that I think summer is great for in terms of professional learning is investing the time to better understand how you can use social media as an educator. Here are some options to think about: Twitter.

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). Our conversations give me a sense of how kids are using social media and her thoughts on using it for learning, or even if there is a place for it. And we have the data to back her up.

Use Social Media to Market Your Private School

Hubbli

Looking for a cheap, easy, and effective way to reach families of prospective students? Social media marketing for schools is where it’s at. Through familiar social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, you can reach a targeted group of people and increase awareness for your school. For as little as free and with the right strategy, you can position your school to get discovered by the ideal audience. Social Media Marketing for Schools.

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

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. There’s got to be another way. Brown took that message to nearly 80 colleagues during a recent annual meeting of Empire State superintendents. “We News Social Media Top News

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. When it comes to social media and the use of these tools there is still a large disconnect between the platforms kids use and what we use in the classroom. They are seen as platforms to merely be social. Although I would bet if we asked them, they’d want to.

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. But the most common advice young people get about social media is usually limited to “Think before you send” and “Once you post something, it’s always there.” If you work with young people in any capacity, you are also teaching social media norms and expectations.

Teach Middle Schoolers About Social Media with Fun Online Sim

Graphite Blog

As physical distancing becomes a feature of students' everyday lives, social media has emerged as an important outlet for them to stay connected with friends and family. Yet, having a conversation with young people about how they use social media can be a daunting task.

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. Joy is passionate about students owning their own learning and has even gone so far as to be the first at her school to try learning without using marks.

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Quick Guide to Accessible Social Media

The Innovative Educator

Responsible social media use means being a good digital citizen. When you share inclusively, what you share is accessible to everyone. Mindy Johnson , Director of Digital Communications & Outreach for AEM Center & CAST , created a useful graphic that explains how to share accessibly. You can learn the specifics and find resources for each by visiting " Best Practices for Accessible Social Media

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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

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. I am here to share ways in which principals can harness the power of these free resources to improve communications, public relations, professional growth, instruction, and create a brand presence for your school. Character limits and the ability for people to receive tweets as SMS text messages make this a powerful communications tool.

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. The post How To Respond To Negative Social Media About Your Business appeared first on TeachThought.

Social Media is Filled With Stories

SpeechTechie

Exploring situations related to social media is right up our alley as social communication specialists. Discussing social media is prime territory for understanding: -metalinguistics: how text and photo-based communication may not carry the intended message due to lack of inflection, etc -narrative language: what is the story of this communication? narrative problem solving social media social pragmatics social thinking story grammar

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. But using social media is all about public relations – you can either let your students, parents, and teachers tell the story for you, or you can jump ahead of them and create your own narrative.

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. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Podcasting How To’s and Tips with Jeff Bradbury. I go to work.

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