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.

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.

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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).

How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez is updating her Teachers Guide to Technology for 2018. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project is an Example. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e223. How the “winning” works.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 be a connected educator & still find balance with social media

The Cornerstone for Teachers

In this episode of the Truth for Teachers podcast , you’ll get to listen in on a coaching call I conducted with a graduate of the 40 Hour Teacher Workweek Club. I’m starting to be concerned that it’s impacting not only my sleep, but my relationships.

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. Lack of training could be to blame. Try “closed” social media sites.

How to Boost Family Involvement through Parent-Teacher Conferences

Waterford

It’s easy to let the conference season catch us by surprise, but did you know that parent-teacher conferences are one of the best ways to boost parent engagement? A parent-teacher conference gives you a chance to discuss a student’s progress in-depth with families.

Fake News Lesson Plan Ideas with Jennifer Carey

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jennifer Carey @TeacherJenCarey gives us ways to teach information literacy. 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. *. How do We Help Students Know What is Fake?

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How to Have Honest Conversations About Social Media with Students

Graphite Blog

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.

OPINION: Youth of color and young women use social media the most, so why are most digital technology developers white men?

The Hechinger Report

We recently asked a 21-year-old undocumented Chicana in Los Angeles what she imagined the designers of social media platforms look like. Not using much social media themselves, sharing limited information about themselves.”.

Through Social Media, Academics Spur Conversations on Race and Equity

Edsurge

Two years ago Marcia Chatelain, an associate history professor at Georgetown University, learned that Michael Brown would not get to start his first day of college. Heartbroken by Brown’s death at the hands of police officers in Ferguson, MO, she took to Twitter. Chatelain asked educators to commit to talking with their students on the first day of class about what had happened, and #FergusonSyllabus was born.

How to Blend Learning with Play for a Kid-friendly Summer

Ask a Tech Teacher

With summer fast approaching all over the Northern Hemisphere, kids are eager for time away from teachers, textbooks, and To-do lists. In Australia, Britain, The Netherlands, Canada, and Germany, it’s six to eight weeks. You are here – kids learn to be smart consumers.

Why Teachers Should Be on Social Media

Graphite Blog

"My brother is talking to like five girls and he’s only in fifth grade," said one of my high school students. He actually talks to them?" " There was a bit of laughter from some of my other students as they thought about how embarrassing it was to go to such lengths to talk to someone. I consider myself well-versed in social media. Social media now provides an easy way to maximize this investment.

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.

The Skinny on Hashtags

A Principal's Reflections

Upon getting on Twitter in 2009, I was not only baffled about how to use the social media site but also about all the symbols associated with it. There was no apparent rhyme or reason to using these in any messages whether long or short.

Summer 2020 Book Study Title Announced @stenhousepub #EngagingLitMinds

Reading By Example

For the last three summers, contributors have responded here to the following books: Becoming a Literacy Leader by Jennifer Allen (2017) Literacy Essentials by Regie Routman (2018) The Listening Leader by Shane Safir (2019). How does the study work? How can I participate?

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How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

The process of rejuvenating an educational system set up a few hundred years ago will take generations to redefine. A school should frequently revise their mission statements to reflect the needs of the students and the communities they serve. Figuring out how to do modern assessments.

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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do

User Generated Education

This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc. Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning. How to ask questions.

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Social Media Ed, Sex Ed, & Digital Responsibility

The Daring Librarian

So having Library Journal use a version of this quote above in the Movers & Shakers article and having had my beloved School Library blog blocked this week has made me super sensitive to the challenges & responsibilities we have teaching our kids digital awareness and responsibility.

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.” In the webinar, I shared case studies of amazing students, parents, and teachers. Below are the people behind the stories I mentioned, how to learn more and a way to reach each of them via social media.

5 Awesome Things for Teachers to Do This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Here are five things to consider as you plan your summer. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen to this blog post. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Secondly, we need to disconnect and hang it up.

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How to Teach Cyber Safety in Kindergarten

EdTech Magazine

How to Teach Cyber Safety in Kindergarten. But how do you teach a child as young as 5 how to safely navigate such technology? K–12 Schools Use Video to Teach Digital Citizenship. The key is to prepare them. marquita.brown_tC0Z. Wed, 10/16/2019 - 16:36.

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How to Foster a Positive School Climate in a Virtual World

Edsurge

As COVID-19 upended schools across the country, leaders and teachers transitioned to a remote learning environment with unprecedented speed and managed an array of tactical issues. If we do not take steps to actively shape our virtual school climate, it will be shaped for us.

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Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

If you want to join a group of teachers doing Virtual Valentines, you’ll want to listen to the show and sign up by February 2. Also, learn about other projects throughout the year and how teachers design these projects to meet standards. 7 Ways to Get Started.

Learning from Verizon's Experience: 5 Lessons for School Leaders About Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

Verizon’s decision to not charge customers a $2 convenience fee is a lesson about power of social media, for all of us, including 21st century school leaders.(See Verizon heard that megaphone and decided to let customers know they were listening. When Verizon decided to announce a $2 fee, they ran right into thousands of consumers yelling loudly through the power of social media. The company did not continue to try to defend the fee.

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. Here’s one for a first-grade class to get you started.

How to navigate the new resources landing page

GoConqr

Here at GoConqr we are constantly focused on improving our tools to help users with their learning. Here we will explain the changes we have made to resources and what the new features are. First up, the following is an example of how all GoConqr resource landing pages look like.

Bullying and Cyberbullying: The Things You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

We talk about targets, those who bully and how to respond when helping those embroiled in this situation. October is the month we work to take a stand against bullying, so this is a topic of emphasis this month for many of us. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq.

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Epic Effective Classroom Decoration and Design Resources

The CoolCatTeacher

30+ ideas to improve learning with awesome classroom design From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Busy teachers can use good classroom decoration and design principles to boost learning. Tools to Help You Design Your Classroom.

How to Smashboard

EdTechTeam

So What Exactly Is a Smashboard and How Do I Create My Own? In my last EdTeachTeam blog post I shared why I use Smashboards and in this post I would like to share in more detail what a Smashboard is, how my students are using them and how to create your own.