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.

Twitter EDU – The Twitter Guide

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Twitter EDU :: Your (FREE) One-Stop-All-You-Need-To-Know-Guide to Twitter. Here is a brief description of the book: Your One-Stop-All-You-Need-To-Know-Guide to Twitter. The hardest part of Twitter is that it does not have a friendly entry point.

5 Keys to Effective Social Media Strategy for Schools and School Districts

The 21st Century Principal

Should schools and school districts have a "social media strategy" like business and industry? In the corporate world, social media has moved from being a novelty to a deliberate strategy to engage the public. It seems like schools and school districts mostly do social media as an add on, where someone in the central office "just happens" to post announcements to Facebook or Twitter. Will it be through Facebook, Twitter.

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.

How to Use Twitter for Teaching and Learning

Edudemic

Are you an educator who is thinking about taking the plunge into using Twitter in your classroom? Many of us think of Twitter as a place to share pictures of our latest meal or as the place where industry gurus post their greatest observations. It’s common to wonder: how can we use Twitter in a […]. The post How to Use Twitter for Teaching and Learning appeared first on Edudemic. Articles How To Tools online tools Social Media twitter

Supercharge Student (and Teacher) Financial Literacy With #PowerofEcon Day on April 26

The CoolCatTeacher

Subtitle: Sponsored by Discovery Education and CME Group From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. These free activities and a power-packed Twitter chat will energize and provide support for your financial literacy discussions.

100K and Counting: A Celebration of the EdSurge Twitter Community

Edsurge

News has followed audiences onto social media, so much so that a few years ago Poynter reported journalists and news organizations were some of the most active users on Twitter. Thanks for helping us hit this milestone in the new-media landscape. Here is some evergreen advice from folks in the EdSurge community who shared their thoughts during our twitter chats. A conversation on Twitter about.

Global digital tribe

Learning with 'e's

Whether or not we realise it, if we regularly use social media, we are members of the world wide digital tribe. People feel free to say much more on Twitter than they would dare to say to someone face to face.

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6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

SIIA, the organization that represents the software industry launched the Student Privacy Pledge , giving school partners that collect data a platform to show their commitment to maintain student privacy. Commit to Leveraging Social Media and Telling Your Great Story! For more content like this, follow Samsung on Insights , EDU Twitter , EDU LinkedIn , YouTube and SlideShare. This post is sponsored by Samsung. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Transparency is the New Black

The Daring Librarian

Now, before we start I gotta add that this is by NO MEANS a checklist of 8 social media things you have to do ! No social media guilt from me or my blog dear friend! I''ve blogged about Twitter so often for a reason.

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Cultural hegemony and disruption

Learning with 'e's

Cultural hegemony is imposed as political doctrine largely through the state education system, but also via other means including print media and broadcasting. How does social media disrupt cultural hegemony?

Here's a Neat Infographic on 'The History of the Hashtag'

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According to the infographic, Chris Messina first suggested using hashtags for Twitter groups in 2007. Covered in the infographic are the hashtag''s effect on politics, the entertainment industry, and business. Facebook Flickr Google plus hashtags Instagram social media tumblr

Staying Connected

Hansen's Link to Tech

Social Media du jour (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest…) use your comfort level and daily routines to your favor. For the most part, everyone uses some sort of social media to connect with friends, family, and following organizations. Social Media Coaching

VR & AR in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Hall Davidson shares both simple explanations of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in the classroom. He has worked with ministries, school districts, and industries across the world.

10Q: Helen Keegan

Learning with 'e's

In the primary (elementary) and secondary (high) school sectors some can be conspicuous, because through various Teachmeets around the world, and also online during Twitter #edchats, they make their work known to the wider community. What does social media mean to you?

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TeachThought Is Looking For Interns. (Again.)

TeachThought - Learn better.

Ultimately, the idea of unpaid internships is polarizing–you’re either fine with it and want to learn and connect and do and see what’s what, or you wonder if “internship” isn’t a synonym for “free labor for some huge–and cheap–media conglomerate.”

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Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

Social media channels provide the digital alternative for the “traditional” social life and support communication within online communities non-stop. They turn to other social media sites , like Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Yik Yak, or Twitter.

Friday 5 — 2.6.2015

Perry Hewitt

Social media preferences vary by race and ethnicity. Looks like a new deal between Google and Twitter will be making that possible again, which will help Twitter content become more visible to those not already using the service. Weekend fun: Left shark , the hapless and yet winning Super Bowl halftime dancer, now has spawned memes , a verb , a cottage industry of themed goods , and even a Bonobos campaign.

Free computer training resources and courses

Educational Technology Guy

GCFLearnFree is a program of Goodwill Industries of Eastern NC and provides quality online learning courses for free. The computer courses page has 19 courses including Computer Basics, Email, Internet, Social Media, Google Apps, iPads, and much more.

The danger of claiming that relationships can’t scale

The Christensen Institute

For months, my Twitter feed of educators and education reformers has been lighting up with praise for New York Times columnist David Brooks. He’s spotlighted programs like StriveTogether and Thread , and philosophies like social-emotional learning that are doubling down on relationships. Core to his axiom that relationships can’t scale is perhaps our most limited social resource: time. In a world awash with social media, certain types of relationships feel hyper-scalable.

Learning Transformed Course

A Principal's Reflections

Tom Murray and I have watched many book studies and Twitter chats unfold since the release of the book in June of 2017. Throughout the course, participants will be encouraged to reflect and share their learning using the hashtag #LT8keys on Twitter and/or LinkedIn.

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Adapting, Balancing, and Collaborating in Mentor Public Schools

Digital Promise

Through meaningful and growing relationships with industry partners, health centers, local universities, and recruitment hubs, the staff at Mentor stays informed on the best ways to prepare students for their futures.

What’s Your Social Brand?

Edsurge

Want to make sure you’re using social media to its fullest for your job search? Don’t worry, EdSurge’s own social media pro is here to answer your questions. Learn about how to use social branding and social networking to jump into a new industry, boost your call-backs and find a career you love. EdSurge Jobs: What is social branding? Aneesa: Social branding is the way you present yourself online.

Pushing the Limits on Instagram in 2018

The Christensen Institute

Join the crowd of about 1 billion others who made Instagram the fastest growing social network in history. According to social media speaker and Instagram trainer Peg Fitzpatrick, there is not a right or wrong Instagram aesthetic. Share it on Twitter using #InstagramLimitations.

7 Ways to Use ThingLink UnPlugged

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

These images demonstrate ways to connect with life's everyday learning opportunities by capturing moments through text, images and rich media. Share the image with colleagues through email or social media. Share the image with colleagues through email or social media.

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How To Start a High School Esports Team & Benefit Your School

ViewSonic Education

Esports is also big business, making money from investments, branding, advertising and media deals. Your sponsor can also help with tech needs, such as getting permission to use a media lab or purchase any needed accessories. Social engagement & social skills development.

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10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Neo LMS

A blogger , speaker, author, technology advocate and prominent voice in social media, Rafranz Davis aims to bridge the digital divide in schools. You know the saying “The only constant is change”. Life means change, and every aspect of life is affected by it.

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MAD about Mattering: A New Global Collaborative App Project #steam

The CoolCatTeacher

The Next Step in Global Collaboration From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You can also follow the movement on social media with the hashtag #appsthatmatter. Media Contact: Kathryn Brannen.

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If you love TED Talks, you'll also love @BamRadioNetwork Podcasts!

Kleinspiration

Here is the link ( click here ) to my most recent talk on social media and being a connected educator. It''s one thing to read a blog post and participate in a chat on Twitter, but it''s another to listen in on professionals discussing meaningful topics.

News literacy tools: Advice, four sites and a new app (Swiipe)

NeverEndingSearch

Among the ten key trends Pew researchers gathered from among their research reports on social and news media were: Use of mobile devices for news continues to grow. Two-thirds of Americans (67%) get at least some news on social media. .

StudyBlue announces annual teacher appreciation program “Thank a Teacher a Latte.”

Educational Technology Guy

Mobile and social study platform, StudyBlue today announced the launch of its annual teacher appreciation program “Thank a Teacher a Latte.” As the largest digital library of peer-sourced study materials, StudyBlue is inviting students, parents and industry leaders nationwide to join in building a virtual Wall of Thanks to give back to the educators who have made a difference in their lives. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

What these teens learned about the Internet may shock you!

The Hechinger Report

High School seniors (left to right) Hayley Striegel, Olivia Poplawski, Cheri Zheng-Fredericks and Julie Pignataro look for ways to verify information they’ve encountered on social media. My students are all about social media. High School social studies teacher.

Need a New Job? Here’s What You Do

Ask a Tech Teacher

In this section, also include all of your social media contacts. If you haven’t already done so, have separate social media accounts for your professional life that don’t reveal your personal life.

Tips and Scoops from ASU GSV That You Won’t Find on the Agenda

Edsurge

What was once a sleepy conference at Arizona State University that charged $50 for attendance has now become ground zero for dealmaking in the education technology industry. (A It’s become known as the edtech industry’s rendezvous for investors and bankers—although it wasn’t always this way.

The Fun of IFTTT

Ask a Tech Teacher

It uses a simple statement that will turn all the social media mavens into engineers—IF THIS THEN THAT. Popular Recipes include: IF you post a photo on Instagram THEN share it on Twitter.

Truth, truthiness, triangulation and the librarian way: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world

NeverEndingSearch

News hits us across media platforms and devices, in a landscape populated by all degrees of professional journalists and citizen journalists and satirists and hoaxers and folks paid or personally moved to write intentionally fake news. NewseumED : Learning tools on media literacy.

For Some Students, #DeleteFacebook Is Not Really an Option

Edsurge

But for some students whose class assignments and discussions are tied to the social network, it’s not as simple as it sounds. Her peers communicated more via apps like Twitter, Instagram and the Remind. Bruce McKinney, a communications professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington who has done research on social media , is not surprised at how hard it is to fully detached from Facebook. I entered my junior year of high school without a Facebook account.

What does your desk say about you?

Educational Technology Guy

OFM, a leading office and school furniture manufacturer, distributor, and wholesaler, announced the winners of the “My Desk Says” social media contest. OFM contracts with manufacturers in Mexico, Taiwan and China to design furniture and products that meet the highest industry standards.

Give Teachers Credit: They Know Learning Is Social

Edsurge

The enthusiasm shared by educators who understand that social media will forever impact their lives and practice is very reminiscent of the vibe expressed by dot-commers two decades ago during the first wave of the Internet boom—this is a very good thing. Companies] are trying to cut and paste solutions they built for one industry and sell them to teachers and administrators because they feel the market is hot.

If Ferris Bueller Was At Our School #savmp #KidsDeserveIt #PrincipalsInAction #edchat

Adam Welcome

We are all well aware of the fact that the gaming industry spends exponentially more money on research and development than our education departments. Social Media Interns “Grown-ups love figures. Check out this post from a student on what they think about Twitter!