3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom


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.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers


As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

How to Engage in Using Social Media as a School Leader

The 21st Century Principal

Many school leaders and policy makers still express a high level of skepticism regarding social media’s potential as an educational tool. Howard Johnston’s book, The School Leader’s Guide to Social Media can help.

A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

Social media has not shown an ability to “self correct” perhaps because by its very nature, the responses can only be positive and thus, there is no self-correcting mechanism built into its algorithm. immigration policies?

Acceptable or Responsible? What’s Your Use Policy?

Tom Murray

Unfortunately, many school districts’ filtering policies were developed before the rise of interactive web tools, social media, and mobile technologies. Therefore, we believe that schools should move from “acceptable use” to “responsible use” policies.

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. Steve: Lucy’s our social media guru… Lucy: Yes there is. State Department, and others typically focusing on educational technology and social networking.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

Advancing Mobile Phones as Learning Devices

A Principal's Reflections

This morning I read a great article on PBS Media Shift by Audrey Watters entitled " Why Schools Should Stop Banning Cell Phones, and Use Them For Learning." By the end of last school year many more teachers were incorporating mobile learning devices into their instruction.

Mobile learning: The good and the bad


Everywhere we go, here and there, people always seem to have a mobile device in their hands, be it a smartphone or a tablet. It’s almost a sin not to own a mobile device. Our mobile devices are online 24/7. Mobile learning of course. Mobile learning is now a movement and it’s not just about picking up a tablet and off you go. Mobile learning is about transforming how everyone can access shared knowledge and resources.

Do mobile devices stunt social-emotional skills?

eSchool News

As more of our lives are consumed with digital technology — social media, texting and smartphones — is it any wonder that our children are growing up with electronic gadgets as companions? Policies on the use of technology in the classroom vary by school districts across the nation.

9 Actions + Policies Necessary To Embrace Cell Phones for #MLearning + #BYOD

The Innovative Educator

While interest is growing in the usage of mobile devices in school, a report on learning with mobile devices and social media tells us administrators still struggle with key concerns. Teachers cite student distraction as their top concern of mobile use in the classroom.

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Celly Launches New Service and Android App for Building Mobile Social Networks

Educational Technology Guy

It is free to use (standard text messaging rates apply though) and anyone with a mobile phone or access to the web can use it. There are also many more features such as media links, notes and more. Cells are “social building blocks” that work for any group, event, place, or activity.

It's Not a Technology Issue

A Principal's Reflections

This ends up resulting in the formation of rules and policies that severely restrict or prohibit student use of mobile technology and social media as tools to support and/or enhance learning. Today’s students text or communicate via social media.

Corporate learning in the digital age

Learning with 'e's

Some are ditching their training rooms in favour of digital delivery of content, and bosses that are forward thinking are investing in social learning, social media and mobile devices to support the learning of their employees.

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report.

EdTechSandyK's Top 5 Posts of 2013


As I look back on 2013, I see an iPad and social media focus in my top five posts. Mobile learning and online connection continue to dominate my thoughts and the interests of my readers.

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Got Twitter? Make it Better! #TCEA14


For example, the #mlearning hashtag will bring up Tweets related to mobile learning, and #txed will bring up Tweets related to Texas education. Diigo keeps all of your bookmarks online, or "in the cloud", allowing you to access them from any computer or mobile device.

Networking the future #EDEN15

Learning with 'e's

A professor at the Dutch Open University, Maarten de Laat researches into networked learning and the use of digital media in education. Networked learning in open practices is all about openness, transparency, mobility and value.

The future is not here yet

Learning with 'e's

The biggest surprise for me so far has been social media: it is the biggest thing in the last ten years to hit the world of learning technology. You already mentioned social media as one of the most important technologies that have changed learning.

The real reason we ban cell phones

Dangerously Irrelevant

Anyone else besides me want to admit that if you had mobile phones and social media when you were a kid, you would have tried to escape your boring classrooms too? What do you think of this proposed social media policy for school employees?

The current ways m-learning is making online education better


Through mobile phones and tablets, of course. Mobile devices in the classroom: from foe to friend. The use of mobile devices in an educational setting like the classroom was received with the typical resistance to change of the system.

Congress considering $95 million for study of technology’s effects on children

FETC Converge

The proposed Children and Media Research Advancement Act , or CAMRA, outlines an ambitious research agenda. It calls for studies on the impact of “social media, applications, websites, television, motion pictures, artificial intelligence, mobile devices, computers, video games, virtual and augmented reality, and other media formats as they become available” on children’s cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development.

Do smartphones make for smart students? That depends

eSchool News

How are students using mobile devices for educational purposes? An increasing number of educators in both college and grade school have built cellphones and social media into their curriculums. Digital Learning and Tools McClatchy Mobile and Handheld Technologies News Top News

Winter Magnetic Poetry with Google Slides

Shake Up Learning

Here are some of the options Google Slides will give you in this version: Google Drawings is not currently compatible on mobile devices, but Google Slides is compatible. Have fun with it, and please share your pictures with me on social media!! See: Copyright Policy.

11 Tips for Engaging Parents

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below are a few tips and resources from my presentation, Engaging Parents with Technology and Social Media. Every school needs a social media plan and guidelines. Check out how other schools use social media to inform parents. Get parents to sign your Acceptable Use/ Responsible Use Policy (AUP/RUP). ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

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Managing And Protecting Digital Identities

The Web20Classroom

Blog posts, social media posts, images from conferences, articles, videos, you might be surprised at what you will find. 50/75/100 words are perfect for conference session proposals and social media. Review these policies and talk to kids about them too.

How K–12 Schools Can Use Next-Generation Content Filtering to Keep Students Safe

EdTech Magazine

Congress passed the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) in 2000, tying E-rate program discounts to a school’s internet safety policy. It might be a good time to review the policies around CIPA at a federal level ,” he says.

7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom


Mobile learning is generally defined as training or education conducted via a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, generally connected to a wireless network such as GSM, G3 or Wifi.

Let the kids tweet.

Inquire and Inspire

Mobile devices are the latest tools visible in virtually any school in Ontario. Every year teachers come to terms with the increase of mobile technology in education as it permeates classrooms at light speeds.

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]


More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning. These students just don’t need another social status symbol tied to their persona.

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6 steps to promote good digital citizenship for all students

eSchool News

By the time today’s digital natives enter high school, most of them have already been using devices, computers, the internet, and social media for years. Related: How to craft useful, student-centered social media policies.

5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom

Gaggle Speaks

We live in a connected world, where students are in constant communication with their friends, whether it’s via social media, texting or another digital channel. Some teachers are understandably unsure about bringing social networks like Facebook or Twitter into their classroom.

How do you deal with cyber-bullying in schools? 


As social media and technology is already a central part of children’s lives, online safety is an incredibly important issue to tackle. Introduce an e-safety and cyber-bullying policy.

TEACHER VOICE: Is Arizona next? Fed-up educators learn from actions in West Virginia, Kentucky and Oklahoma

The Hechinger Report

Now, after years of neglect and struggle, Arizona’s educators are organized and mobilized. We have staged protests, rallies, social-media campaigns and campus “ walk-ins.” Related: Schools should be the center of a new labor and social movement.

How to Find the Best iOS Apps for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

Common Sense Media Rating and Reviews. Mobile Learning Resources from Shake Up Learning. Click on any of the icons below to connect with Kasey Bell and Shake Up Learning on social media. See: Copyright Policy.

How an #EdTech Lens Can Improve a Learning Culture

A Principal's Reflections

My personal views towards social media and mobile devices remained unhinged during this time, as I was adamantly opposed to both. Social media was my savior and helped me to develop a growth mindset.

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Permanently Disrupting Education. With Smartphones.

TeachThought - Learn better.

The concept of disruption is an apt one in our fluid, digital, and almost destructively social world. While iPads are much ballyhooed for their planet-in-your-lap potential, smartphones have the majority of the same potential, but with far increased mobility. 1. Policy.

Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom


Not long ago, mobile devices were considered perfect for any past-time activity, and had no place in the classroom. Students can play games, watch stupid videos, browse inappropriate websites, spend time on social media, or catch up on the latest episodes of their favorite series.

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Who else is collecting data about your children?


Digital footprints are not exclusive to online shoppers or avid social media users; everyone has one, including your 5-year-old child. However, “age limits” did not stop persistent pre-teens from joining social media and gaming sites.

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