Want Kids to Be Kind on Social Media? Let Them Chat

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Someday, I’d like all of my students to grow up to be the kinds of people I would want to friend on Facebook, or Instagram, or Snapchat, or whatever the social media du jour is at the time. Even if they don't seek me out, I'd like to think I'd be proud to include them in my social media circle. Google Classroom, Edmodo, Schoology: They all have a chat feature. As for me, I use the social media aspects of Destiny, my library management software.

Create and share story time and read-aloud videos

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For Booksellers and Librarians who wish to provide a story time reading or other read-aloud experience to young people who would otherwise visit the library or bookstore in person: Story time or read-aloud live events in which a Penguin Random House book is read out loud and the book is displayed (for picture books) may be streamed live, in real time, on social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook Live, Twitter, and Instagram.


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Flipgrid vs. Recap: What's the Best Video Response Tool for Your Classroom?

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While Flipgrid is focused on being a fun, social video-response platform, Recap is more of a multimedia response tool that allows for differentiation. Flipgrid emphasizes social features, with student-to-student replies and custom reactions, similar to Instagram and Snapchat. The class Queue is a social media-like feed with a stream of questions and responses. Recap integrates into Google Classroom and can embed videos into Canvas, Schoology, Edmodo, and more.

Preparing to Take School Online? Here Are 10 Tips to Make It Work.


If that’s the case, consider looking to your community for support, whether that leads you to a library, a community center, a constituent with certain expertise, a local business, and so on. Schoology. It is during this phase that assessment of learning, feedback cycles, student voice, and supporting individuals—both in terms of learning and in terms of social-emotional needs—all need to enter a new phase.

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was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” Via The Guardian : “ Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’ ” This ban has been targeted at scientists at the EPA and USDA in particular. Mindwire Consulting’s Phil Hill on layoffs at the LMS Schoology. The American Library Association announced its youth media awards.