14 Social Media Tips for Teachers

Brilliant or Insane

This Do’s and Don’ts list, though, contains 14 social media tips for teachers, and they certainly deserve your attention. Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics For more like this, visit the Brilliant or Insane Infographics library. Meanwhile share your favorite social media […]. The post 14 Social Media Tips for Teachers appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Infographics Social Media Technology edtech social media

I Saw it on Facebook! Focusing School Communities on Literacy with Social Media

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I think every community should have an ambassador and social media should be at the heart of their work. Advertisement for Family Reading Night at the school library media center. . My favorite way to use social media is to celebrate! In a time when public education is increasingly maligned and public trust is dwindling, sharing our good news on social media is a must. . Not ready for social media? The jury is in.

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AASL Social Media Superstars

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

Social media has connected me with so many amazing educators since I started using it many years ago. Today, I can’t imagine what it would be like to not share on social media. Showing our work on social media allows us to define for the world what happens in school libraries. Through social media we inspire one another, push one another’s thinking, and connect the voices of our students.

Social Media Mind Shift

The Daring Librarian

Warning, this post might load slowly because of a lot of embedded cool social media! We have 35% free & reduced lunch - some of the highest in our county - we've never had SMART boards, we're not 1:1 school, and I just lost my full time Library Media assistant. Social Media Can Shift Minds. I do this for our Daring School Library, but I also applaud and try and share the other great things that I see throughout the building.

Free Course: Social Media Analytics

ProfHacker

While we can’t all afford to go to a fancy summer institute (although, they are a ton of fun), there are lots of free options both online and through books at your library. One course that I’m interested in is Social Media Analytics from Future Learn. Productivity social mediaBecause I’m a nerd, one of the fun things I like doing over the summer is to learn something new.

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. Each of these books are excellent sources of information for the school leader trying to learn about social media and potential in educational leadership. Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age by Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes Porterfield and Carnes'' book is one of my personal favorites.

Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

edWeb.net

edWeb is so excited to congratulate Michelle Luhtala, department chair at New Canaan High School Library in Connecticut, for being selected as a 2017 AASL Social Media Superstars winner ! AASL’s Social Media Superstars program honors school library professionals who enrich the profession and its work on behalf of students by sharing information, expertise, ideas, encouragement, dialog and inspiration using a variety of social media channels.

Here's What Happened When Students Solved Social Media Problems With Design Thinking

Edsurge

A few weeks ago, Aaron, a student in my high school elective class, mentioned he didn’t use social media very often. I’m usually a library media specialist, but with only a few days notice, I had inherited this course from another instructor and was given the added challenge of updating the curriculum. One of the units I envisioned was called “Social: The New Media.” Have you stopped to think about the language you use on social media?

Don't Compete with Social Media. Integrate It!

The Innovative Educator

For example Nikki Robertson explained Snapchat is used on the daily to tell stories of what is going on in her library. An audience member asked if making could compete with social media in schools. Q: Can Making compete w/social media? You don't need to compete w/social media. It looks like all this taking it to social media may have worked.

Do social media security alert programs protect or invade?

eSchool News

Social media monitoring programs can serve as a first line of defense for schools, but privacy issues abound. 26, a 16-year-old Hobart High School student posted a threat on social media, saying his school would be “shot up” the next day. 27, a message posted on social media warned “MHS” students not to go to school the next day, including the phrase, “Pray you don’t die.”

Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations

Edsurge

Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards. The courts said, ‘you made the decision to go there,’ and that’s exactly what the courts are saying now: ‘This social media thing isn’t accessible, but you made the decision to use it, and that’s your responsibility,’’’ Rowland says.

Meeting the uncommon core of our work using social media in the library

The Innovative Educator

I had the opportunity to speak with a few hundred librarians today to discuss how we can get to the uncommon core of our work using social media. Highlights include: What is social media (from a dog's point of view)? Why we need social media to prepare students for college, career, and citizenship success? How does social media help us meet the common core standards? The new rules of social media. social media in educatio

To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media

Edsurge

This year, on September 27, 2017, the American Association of School Librarians made a point to encourage their members to raise awareness about “overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries.”. Teachers and principals also increasingly voice opposition to blocking social websites, noting that schools have an obligation to teach students how to use social media responsibly.

Four #GR8Finds #ThisWeek -- GAFE Guide, School Libraries, Social Media Usage Update, and Canva Design School

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School libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaces , from The Guardian. What happens to school libraries when students find it more natural to turn to a computer screen than a book?" Social Media Usage Update 2014 From Pew Research, vi a +Joyce Valenza. GR8Finds #This Week Canva Google Pew Research school libraries social media January 16 Notice that my finds may spill over from the previous week.

What Schools Can Learn About Communication From the Vatican’s Former Social Media Chief

Edsurge

In 2017, Monsignor Paul Tighe may have been the only priest amidst a sea of techies at South by Southwest (SXSW), where he spoke about his past experience serving as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications for the Catholic Church. Think “social media director” for the Catholic Church.) Odd as his presence may have seemed, it was not out of the ordinary for the Church, which first devised a social media strategy around 2010.

6 Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

The Daring Librarian

I’ve been sharing on social media professionally for eight years now, and I have to admit, it can be kinda tricky. As educators, I passionately believe we should use social media to push the positive, celebrate student successes, share resources with our colleagues, and connect with parents and the community. Follow School District Policy Does your district have a technology and social media upolicy?

Creating your virtual library (quickly) using Slides and Bitmojis)

NeverEndingSearch

And it is clear that the library must be the center of that experience. But, first, a little background: I’ve been playing around with building virtual school libraries for a very long time. 2011) Evolving the Virtual School Library, Part 1: Deconstructing My Own Interface.

A Shockingly Private Blog Post About Social Media

The Daring Librarian

But this post is all about the difference between sharing what is personal versus private on social media. Why do people TMI share on Social Media? Even so, I think it's important to keep your interactions on Social Media authentically you, real, but always professional. Here's also something NOT to do on Social Media Personal versus Private Sharing personal info shows you're human and authentic.

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. This Sunday the amazing Kathy Kaldenberg or as I follow her on Twitter@scsdmedia posted several excellent articles on social media.

Genially Walkthrough: Create Highly Interactive & Animated Social Media Graphics & Presentations, Growth Portfolios for Students with Embedded YouTube & @Flipgrid Videos, Drag & Drop Activities Including Audio, & More! @genially_en

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Genially allows you to create highly interactive and animated presentations, graphics (ie: images with hotspots, eye-catching social media posts), infographics , videos, and more! If you haven’t tried Genially yet, this video is for you!

My Year in Social Media and What My Omnibox Autofill Says About Me (What about you?)

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Her article Reflecting on 2013 Through Social Media inspired me to reflect too. The ones in bold were, are, and will likely always be in my Omnibox autofill. :) a - Amazon b - Blogger c - code.org d - dltk-teach.org e - easybib f - freerice g - Google h - hi.gafesummit.com i - ifttt.com j - Junior library guild k - kendama l - libguides. Google social media Jennifer Magiera always has something interesting in her Teaching Like It''s 2999 blog!

Social Media Becomes Key to Forming An Educator Learning Community #CDEtop30

The Innovative Educator

While the library was a wonderful place to work, I longed for a community with which I could share ideas and learn. Some districts fear social media, but ours embraces it. Gone is the negativity associated with social media. Instead, our district was able to stop the typical fear and start to embrace free social tools educators are already using to communicate, connect, collaborate, celebrate, and better serve our students and families.

Are Phones and Social Media a Distraction in Museums and Galleries?

Graphite Blog

" However, there's still a question of whether smartphones and social media enhance or distract from the museum experience. The following video, discussion activity, and handout will get your students to think about how devices affect the way they engage with art and culture, and how best to strike media balance in their lives. Recommended for: Grades: 6-12 Subjects: arts, digital citizenship, social studies, ELA.

Internet Archive announces the Emergency Digital Library

NeverEndingSearch

million books in its lending library. The newly created National Emergency Library will serve readers around the country, who cannot physically access their local libraries, through the end of the academic year or until the end of the emergency. You’ll want to continue to use library services Libby, Sora and Hoopla for popular, recent titles. The National Emergency Library addresses a different need. Archive.org/NEL.

What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

For the administrator who would like a general, not-too-technical overview of digital technology and social media, the book What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media , edited by Scott McLeod and Chris Lehmann is the answer. What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media is an excellent, easy-to-read resource for every administrator and teacher-leader’s library.

Tell social media gurus #YouMatter with a #BammyAwards vote!

The Innovative Educator

These are movers and shakers that I have come to know because of their pioneering work in the use of social media to support teaching, leading, and learning that will help guide students toward success with college, career, and citizenship. For his students, he made a difference by taking over a library that had become moribund, out of date, anachronistic, completely disorganized and with no technology. Envision a world that values education like it values entertainment.

From Banning to Embracing Social Media: #GovTechLive Names #NYCSchoolsTech Facebook Group & Twitter Chat Best in NYC

The Innovative Educator

The New York City Department of Education has come a long way since 2012 when I took a risk and criticized the city's conservative approach to social media. It wasn't long after that I was brought on to help New York City schools embrace social media for teaching and learning. Best Use of Social Media to Engage Citizens: #NYCSchoolsTech Group on Facebook (Lisa Nielsen) A wise man once said, “ The ‘good old days’ weren’t so good for a lot of people.

How Library Closures Hurt Adult Learners as Kids Doubled Down on Digital Reading

Edsurge

Library closures hit patrons hard—especially those who relied on them as their main internet source and used them to access online educational resources. adults lost their main source of internet access as libraries started to shut down in March 2020.

5 apps to innovate school libraries

eSchool News

Apps can bring technology, functionality, and creativity into your school library program. Since apps are a part of our everyday lives, especially those of students, they have the power to completely change the way students and teachers think about learning—especially in the library. In “ Virtual Library Program Development ,” Michelle Luhtala, library department chair, New Canaan High School, CT, reviewed an A to Z list of 50 apps to virtualize your school library program.

Creating Libraries for Online Students Is Harder Than You Think.

Edsurge

The Association of College & Research Libraries maintains in its “access entitlement principle,” which functions as a sort of library bill of rights, that all students of an institution of higher education “are entitled to the library services and resources of that institution,” including access to a librarian, regardless of location. Libraries are really, really good at collaborating,” says Karen Munro, president of the Association of College & Research Libraries. “I

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

Graphite Blog

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. As for me, I use the social media aspects of Destiny, my library management software.

Social Media Revolution for School Librarians: Keynote Resources for CASL

The Daring Librarian

Dont Hate the Hashtag: a Social Media Revolution for Librarians View more presentations from gwyneth jones. Don''t Hate the Hashtag: A Social Media Revolution for School Librarians Having a web presence, keeping hip with cultural literacy, transliteracy, and building strong personal learning networks is not just an extra burden, but a necessity for the modern teacher librarian. You and your library are already invaluable.now, let the world see it!

Pam Moran on transformed school libraries

NeverEndingSearch

Once I believed that libraries were places where people went for books and reference materials. Now I believe that libraries are learning opportunities that promote pathways for people to “search, connect, communicate and make.”. Please do not miss superintendent Pam Moran’s post today about the possibilities of 21st c school libraries. She follows our social media conversations. advocacy school librarians school libraries technology Pam Moran

Still Think Social Media is a FAD?

The Daring Librarian

In 2007 I blogged on my MHMS Media blog about the amazing video "Did You Know" by Karl Fisch and Scott Mc Leod -- then last year ''09 I posted the updated version to my community. And as we watch the phenom of Social Media and the newly coined Socialnomics the video above. Social Media Revolution 2 is a refresh of the original video with new and updated social media & mobile statistics that are hard to ignore.

How the local public library helped one school district cope with Covid

The Hechinger Report

In Port Orford, Oregon, it’s a quick walk from the elementary and middle school building to the town library—the two buildings are right down the street from each other. Library partnership and community. One class with over 20 students, for example, was moved into the library.

TODAY: "Libraries as Community Anchors" Mini-Conference (Library 2.0)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Today is our third Library 2.021 mini-conference, " Libraries as Community Anchors ," being held online and for free. Libraries are increasingly addressing challenges associated with digital equity, access, and inclusion, as well as issues of security and privacy.

"Libraries as Community Anchors" - a Library 2.0 Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our third Library 2.021 mini-conference: " Libraries as Community Anchors ," will be held online (and for free) on Thursday, October 21st, 2021. For many years, community members have looked to public libraries to provide baseline, public, computer and internet access.

If the Library of Congress pins.

NeverEndingSearch

If the largest library in the world, with millions of books, photographs, maps and manuscripts pins, it makes a pretty serious case for a new type of curation for libraries, learning, and learners. The Library of Congress is a pretty serious pinner. It’s an example of how social media can open collections to new audiences, how sharing makes a difference, and of how libraries and museums now meet audiences where they live and play.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information.

5 tips for creating a makerspace for less than the cost of an iPad

eSchool News

Today, our library makerspace has developed into a 21st century learning laboratory, with funding from grants and through the generosity of individuals and organizations that support our DonorsChoose projects. In 2013, I began creating a makerspace in our library with only recyclables such as yogurt containers, bottle caps, and toilet paper tubes that I had been saving over the summer. You don’t need power tools and 3D printers to start a makerspace. Instead, get creative.

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