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.

How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning?

Edudemic

The rampant use of social media/texting slang by teenagers is largely due to increased accessibility to mobile phones. The post How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning?

The Summer of Social Media

Kyle Pace

One thing that I think summer is great for in terms of professional learning is investing the time to better understand how you can use social media as an educator. Social media can be used as a great communication tool for a district, school, or a classroom.

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.

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.

Teaching in Social Media Contexts

SpeechTechie

Social Media is part of life--and a good context for targeting social cognition and narrative language. A few contexts in which I have used social media in the last several months: GCF Learn Free has great simple tutorials on social media outlets.

Tools for conviviality? Illich and social media

Learning with 'e's

Ivan Illich hoped for a time when the transmission model of education, or ''funnels'', would be replaced by ''educational webs'' - his notion of what we now recognise as social networks. What would Illich have made of the social web? 1973) Tools for Conviviality.

Class Tech Tips: 10 Tips for Using Social Media to Tell Your School’s Story

techlearning

From Instagram to Twitter, social media has a powerful way of connecting users from around the world. But how can you start using social media platforms to tell your school’s story in local and global ways? Use this tool to upload an image and find out.

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.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning. Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization. As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. As mobile learning is a blend of the digital and physical, diverse metrics (i.e.,

Communicating and Connecting With Social Media (An Excerpt)

A Principal's Reflections

The book is entitled Communicating & Connecting With Social Media: Essentials for Principals and will be available from Solution Tree on May 19, 2011 Using Twitter to Build Your School’s Brand The good news is that open-communication practices in a social media world don’t have to be intimidating. These two services have been broadly em­braced across all social and technical profiles and make it possible to reach large audiences in the blink of an eye.

7 Reasons Why Mobile Apps Are Great for Vocabulary Boosting

EmergingEdTech

Mobile Apps Can be a Highly Effective Way to Discover and Learn New Vocabulary Think about how lucky students are these days. They can use different technologies to access knowledge at any time. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

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.

5 Tools To Make Your Website Faster (and Better)

The CoolCatTeacher

Here are some tools that I recommend to help figure out why your website is crashing or just to double check to make sure it is configured properly. I recommend you check yours with these tools. DNSstuff is one of the best web-based tools used to check and monitor DNS issues.

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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.

ISTE Social Media& Web Resources

The Daring Librarian

Holly Jobe to create " a page on the board wiki and/or a word doc with links and descriptions of the tools that would help orient new board members to all the ISTE tools " and I did! Visit www.iste.org/mobile to surf our mobile Web version.

How I use social media for my professional development

Nik Peachey

This my own attempt to outline my digital media learning experience, or at least part of it. I’ve been using Netvibes for quite some for this, but on my mobile devices I also use Flipboard for more general information and Zite for more professional things.

The Best Resources, Sites, and Apps for Your Student Based on Their Learning Style

EmergingEdTech

Free Tools & Resources iPads and Other Tablet Devices iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources Social Media & Social Learning

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

The CoolCatTeacher

So many of these tools are new to me. 36 Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life. It is a simple and powerful tool any teacher can use. At the bottom of this post, we’re giving away a sample including 5 tools just for the readers of this blog.

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What Would Abe Lincoln’s Social Media Campaign Look Like? A New Classroom Use For Twitter and Facebook

Edsurge

During the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama and his team pioneered the use of social media as a powerful campaign tool. It’s easy to forget, given how commonplace the use of social media is today, that back in 2008. But Obama’s use of mobile devices and social media changed political campaigns forever. Now, imagine what earlier campaigns might have looked like if social media tools had been available.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. I think we’ve learned how to use social media in just a really positive way, and learned to communicate and build a global audience, and shared our learning, and learned with others.

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.

How Hashtags Can Empower You in 2016

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The hashtag, that ubiquitous pound sign followed by a keyword, are part of the language of social media.”- Hashtags are now used on other social media sites, like Facebook, Instagram, and GooglePlus.

College Recruiting Gets Smart with Texting and Snapchat

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Organizations and universities turn to social media and digital tools to engage with future students. Digital Workspace Internet Mobile Apps Smartphones Social Media

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#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.

Lesson Ideas for Mobile Learning

Educator Innovator

New media educator Howard Rheingold interviews educator Shelly Terrell about her new book, which highlights the power of students’ mobile devices to drive learning in and out of the classroom. But, that was the extent of my experimentation with mobile learning.

Massive "Mobile MakerSpace" Resource

Adjusting Course

Sometimes it’s helpful to see a pedagogy and supporting tools in action, so there’s also plenty of video in the “Video Vault” section. Finally, you can see real-time updates by checking out our school's hashtag on social media: #GWgreats.

Byte-sized Potential: Can Compassion & Citizenship Go Viral?

Teacher Reboot Camp

Often, you needed to be part of a certain social class, ethnicity, and profession. The most powerful learning and communication tools are in the hands of millions worldwide. Part of the category, Byte-sized Potential.

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

Neo LMS

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.

NBC's censoring of the Olympics: Social media and lost opportunities

Connecting 2 the World

However, they have really missed the boat on their social media/online coverage, which could have real repercussions from fans in the future. It also points out how ignorant the corporation is about social media and the "new" media the it purports makes this the first "social media" Olympics. I was so excited when I heard NBC had a special app to view the Olympics on mobile technology. Let me begin by stating I am a big fan of the Olympics.

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.

Smartphone Photography Tips and Apps

The CoolCatTeacher

Mobile artist communities are growing. Meri has displayed her mobile art in some of the most prestigious art museums in the world.) Snowflake Multiteach is a powerful tool for younger and middle-grade teachers. What are mobile artists? iPads Social Media Tech Tips Tools

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.

Digital Tools to Mobilize a Community to a Goal

Tech Helpful

I've done this using social media, blogging, and various websites. Just this year after losing my dog for a week, she was returned back to us due to a bombarding of social media and websites being shared over 500 times by people I did and didn't know.

The Post-LMS World: Social, Simple, Modern, Mobile and Student-centric

Edsurge

While it’s great for instructor workflows, it has always been a course management tool, not a learning tool. The LMS succeeds as a core productivity tool for educators because it allows institutions to extend their academic capacity and transcend the constraints of time and space.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

Tools to Help Become a Tech Savvy Educator

A Principal's Reflections

The title I chose was "Harnessing the Power of Educational Technology" as I firmly believe that the many free tools available at our fingertips possess the ability to enhance our effectiveness and efficiency as administrators. Two common tools are Delicious and Diigo (I use Delicious).

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Science Backed Learning Techniques Make Learnia a Powerful (and Fun!) App

EmergingEdTech

The author of this site recently wrote an excellent article in an attempt to encourage emerging edtech tools to follow a more scientific approach to learning.