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.

B2B Social Media Trends We are Going to See in 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Social media has been around for some time now. Companies across the globe continue to use social media as a vital part of their marketing strategy — creating content to connect and engage their audience. With video, especially on social media, shorter is better.

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Social Media in Education

A Principal's Reflections

My answers to Bill''s questions provide a snapshot of my social media in education journey. What made you interested in using social media to reach out to your school community? Now I had heard of this social network before, but only viewed it as a means for celebrities and other people to send meaningless messages about things they were doing. For me, Twitter opened the door to the world of social media.

Today’s Meet is Closed. What are your Alternatives?

Ask a Tech Teacher

As of June 16, 2018, Today’s Meet closed (read the full details here ). It turns out, there are good options, depending upon whether you primarily use Today’s Meet for: backchannel and student response.

#savings: Can Social Media Nudge Teens into Smarter Money Choices?

MindShift

Now a nonprofit called Moneythink , it has with 30 university chapters in 10 states, Moneythink takes a blended learning approach, by mixing personalized mentoring with the power of social media. Social media isn’t a fix in itself.

Massive "Mobile MakerSpace" Resource

Adjusting Course

Finally, you can see real-time updates by checking out our school's hashtag on social media: #GWgreats. Since we didn't have the luxury of designating an extra classroom as a “MakerSpace” we opted for a mobile-cart model.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. We had two people meet in our rooms a few years ago — Will Piper , who is at the University School of Milwaukee , and Pedro Aparicio , who is a teacher in Mexico City.

Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

As an early adopter of transformative technologies, I have been watching the mobile app space carefully to see how it can benefit all facets of education. My vision is for every high school around the country to have its own native mobile app. we have a richly-featured mobile app.

A Wake Up Call For School Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

Thus, the use of social media in schools by educators continues to be an uphill battle. Simply communicating and telling your story with social media tools can accomplish this. Change Digital Leadership Social Media

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Let’s Shingdig! A Pioneering Technology for the School of Tomorrow

EmergingEdTech

This Rich, Synchronous Video Meeting Platform Sets the Stage for the Emerging Anywhere, Anytime Classroom The first time I encountered Shindig was while participating in one of Bryan Alexander's. Collaboration & Brainstorming Future of Education Technology Mobile Learning Resources Podcasting, Vodcasting, & Video Hosting Social Media & Social Learning

3 Musts-Haves During Virtual Meetings and Calls

techlearning

You do not want your meetings or calls to look like this: When you do, there are some protocols to put in place. Whether you are an innovative educator or a student, in the 21st century, we’re all global learners who make global collaborations.

Those were the days? Engaging with social media

Connecting 2 the World

As a result, there is more social identity based on how many "friends" you have on facebook, risky behavior that will get immediate attention, and less ability to take part in long, well-thought out indepth discussion. This is where mobile technology and new apps might be able to create more democratic access that allows for engagement and community building. There needs to be public spaces for meeting, and private spaces for engagement.

5 Tips to Increase Parental Engagement in the 21st Century Classroom – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

As an administrator in the 21st century, I constantly think about ways to effectively communicate with our parents and the tools that our faculty can use to extend and expand the way we share academic, behavioral, and social data with the families of children whom we serve.

The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015

TeachThought - Learn better.

Also, there is the matter of “ongoing hashtag” (which people use to append content within a certain area) versus “actual chat” (which has an actual meeting time people virtually attend and engage in dialogue). The Best Twitter Chat For Teachers In 2015.

Pillars of Digital Leadership Series – Communication

A Principal's Reflections

social media, mobile apps, video conferencing) to meet stakeholders where they are in order to convey a message and elicit feedback on initiatives. Communication Corwin Digital Leadership Joe Mazza PIllars of Digital Leadership Social Media

Using Facebook Stories in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

” This is certainly true of the Stories feature on social media—made popular by Snapchat—which has recently been implemented by Facebook. It would be unfair to think they would tailor their products to meet the demands of education. Social Media Student Safety

6 Must-Have Mobile Device Apps for the School Administrator

The 21st Century Principal

Ask yourself what makes an app on a mobile device useful, and the answer is that the most useful apps have these four characteristics: The app is available for and syncs across multiple devices. This rule applies to any software, but most especially to mobile apps. Being able to share using app has rapidly become an expectation, especially with mobile device apps. Dropbox meets all four criteria above to easily become my cloud-based storage app of choice.

Using @IFTTT For Better School Communications

The Web20Classroom

Sure, the upcoming athletics schedule or after-school meeting times are important. Mobile devices we can carry in our pockets are powerful. IFTTT Leadership PR Social Media

Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

21st Century Leadership Shift Happens (must see video for any educator unfamiliar with the tends and impacts associated with technology and social media. Principals can use social media for communication, public relations, branding, professional development, and opportunity.

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A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

Image Credit [link] Most educators I talk to have no idea where to begin when attempting to create a PLN that meets their teaching and learning needs. Social Bookmarking : Method for storing, organizing, and sharing bookmarks online.

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On practicing safe search: fine tuning and meeting Swisscows and other privacy-friendly searches

NeverEndingSearch

In its Q&A on Ethics and Social Media, ALA shares: As an institution, a library possesses the same ethical obligation regarding patron education and social media as it does toward information presented in any format.

Why is Facebook Marketing Important for Montessori Schools?

Hubbli

Yes, everyone’s favorite social network is also a powerful marketing tool. For example, search engines check whether or not your site is mobile friendly (this is an important consideration now that most Internet searches are conducted on mobile devices).

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

It also gives them a chance to use twitter in real time—while watching TV or catching up on Facebook—-so there isn’t as much pressure to ‘figure it out’ in an afternoon meeting. The committee can use a Google Doc to generate discussion and take notes after an initial meeting.

Our mutual friends

Learning with 'e's

It fascinated social psychologist Stanley Milgram. So Milgram''s notion of six degrees is not so much a theory of learning, more a social contact theory, but it has significant implications for learning in the social media age. Bandura Social Learning Theory 4.

Why is Facebook Marketing for Montessori Schools so Important?

Hubbli

Yes, everyone’s favorite social network is also a powerful marketing tool. For example, search engines check whether or not your site is mobile friendly (this is an important consideration now that most Internet searches are conducted on mobile devices).

Global conversations

Learning with 'e's

We would converse on a one-to-one basis using telephones (which were almost always tethered because there were also very few mobile phones before 1990, and they were the size of a house brick). What''s more, many people stare down at their mobiles, rather than holding them to their ear.

7 ways to support learner-teacher interaction

Learning with 'e's

If you don''t have the space or time for face-to-face meetings, what can you do? Here''s a few ideas for you to consider: 1) Lecturers can make sure they maintain dialogue with their students through participation in social media sites.

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23 Earth Day Activities, Resources, Web Sites, & Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.”- They can share their ideas on social media to make people worldwide more aware and encourage people to make small and big changes to preserve resources and reduce waste. Below discover activities, resources, websites, mobile apps, and more to get your students to play an active role in caring for the Earth.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Crescerance and MAD-Learn (for Mobile App Development). Crescerance and MAD-Learn are my tools for mobile app development. The kids are programming apps and using the MAD (mobile app development) Learn platform. MAD stands for “Mobile App Development.”

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Using Google to Enhance Teams

The Playground Advocate

With my single GMail account, I integrate my mail, my documents, my online storage, my calendar, my blog, and many of my social networking tools. We also use Google docs to prepare for and record our meetings. Before a meeting, a member of the team shares a blank agenda template.

Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

Community providers, such as the University AME Zion Church (UAMEZ) in Palo Alto, California, understand that digital literacy development, like any learning, starts with building trust in the community and meeting learners where they are.

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. Post-industrial society saw the emergence of personal computers, the Web and a global communication network of mobile phones.

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K-12 Dealmaking: GreatSchools Acquires Schoolie; n2y, Thrivist Gain Funding

Marketplace K-12

based Modo Labs, a provider of mobile engagement platform for universities and corporations, has raised $10 million from Education Growth Partners in a B funding round, the company said in a statement. The new financing “will enhance the company’s ability to scale its product development, customer support and marketing efforts to meet the growing demand for easy-to-use mobile solutions that engage students, employees and customers,” according to Modo Labs.

Upgrading Family Communications

A Principal's Reflections

With that being said, it is essential for school leaders to meet their stakeholders where they are at and engage them in two-way communications. While many schools now commonly use social networks to inform the community, these come with drawbacks.

A Teacher’s Guide to Communicating with Generation X, Y, and Z Parents

Waterford

They are generally comfortable with technology and navigate smartphones or social media platforms with little trouble. Additionally, Millennials spend an average of six to seven hours per week on social media.[2]