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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? In early March of 2009, I was reading my local newspaper, The Staten Island Advance, and came across an article on Twitter. As I read the article I learned more about Twitter and its capabilities. For me, Twitter opened the door to the world of social media.

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.

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.

B2B Social Media Trends We are Going to See in 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Social media has been around for some time now. Twitter launched 11 years ago, LinkedIn 14 years ago, Facebook 13 years ago — and you know what? As new school B2B buyers step into the role of decision-maker, social media will influence their purchase decisions.

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.

Social Media Mind Shift

The Daring Librarian

Warning, this post might load slowly because of a lot of embedded cool social media! Our kids are very multicultural, some live in 500K houses and some in apartments, townhouses, homeless shelters and mobile homes. Social Media Can Shift Minds.

How students are using social media to change the world

eSchool News

Social media has gotten a bad rap. But as the students-turned-activists at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have discovered, when used properly, social media can help you make a difference.

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. For principals, experiments in open communication typically begin with Twitter (www.twitter.com) and Facebook (www.facebook.com).

How students are using social media to change the world

FETC Converge

The Parkland students have been using Twitter and other social platforms to mobilize teens (and adults) to fight for stricter gun laws. But the Parkland students aren’t the only ones using social media to do more than watch videos and memes. Across the country, high school students are figuring out other ways to use social media positively. Uncategorized digital citizenship SEL social media Student activitism

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. sending out reminders and raising money on Twitter while interacting with people on Facebook was a huge deal. Both Twitter and the iPhone were less than a year old. What would Twitter posts from the Lincoln campaign look like?

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education. As a social media platform, twitter is extremely likeable. While all social media sites serve some useful niche or they’d likely disappear, twitter has significant potential for academic applications.

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.

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. Individuals can take classes from MIT professors or connect with the greatest minds, like Neil Degrasse Tyson , through social media. Video Recording of the Keynote.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on YouTube: Students watch a short video and explain why they might not trust a video that makes a contentious claim. . Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information.

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. For the China Olympics, I finally had access to high speed internet which allowed me to view streaming video. One exception is twitter.

5 Tips for Integrating Ed-Tech Into Students’ Daily Lives

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

What kinds of social media do students use? Photos and videos, not text. Increasing and sustaining engagement means knowing how students spend their time, and recognizing that education is inherently social is a prerequisite for successful integration.

Smartphone Photography Tips and Apps

The CoolCatTeacher

Every Classroom Matters episode 197 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teachers are starting to use smartphones for photography, video and art. Mobile artist communities are growing. What are mobile artists?

Still Think Social Media is a FAD?

The Daring Librarian

Watch this video and I think you''ll change your mind! 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.

Beyond Twitter: Virtually Connecting at Conferences

ProfHacker

Her research and innovation interests are in the areas of online collaboration, social media, and blogging. By now, the concept of a Twitter backchannel at conferences has become familiar. But can someone participate in a conference virtually beyond the Twitter back channel?

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

The CoolCatTeacher

and a Link to a Free Resource with More Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I share tutorial videos on many subjects in my YouTube channel. I put all my videos on my YouTube channel. I include videos from many sources.

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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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20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English

Teacher Reboot Camp

Bill Nye has 6 YouTube videos where he explains science with emojis. Students can use image editing apps, like Snapchat or Twitter, to snap pictures of their readings and annotate them with emojis.

20+ Emoji Activities and Resources for Teaching Math, Science, and English

Teacher Reboot Camp

Bill Nye has 6 YouTube videos where he explains science with emojis. Students can use image editing apps, like Snapchat or Twitter, to snap pictures of their readings and annotate them with emojis.

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

The following list provides some good PLN starting points and resources to assist any educator looking to take their professional growth to new levels: Twitter : Microblogging platform that allows educators from all corners of the globe to communicate in 140 characters or less.

Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book

TeachThought - Learn better.

40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book. You can’t watch a video like you read a book; the modalities couldn’t be much different. Videos are meant to be consumed in short bursts, while literature, for example, is meant to be “sat with.”

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Building Momentum

A Principal's Reflections

In the midst of interviewing candidates for an open vice principal position, calling prospective teachers, and going through mounds of paperwork I managed to make the time to video conference with administrators and educational stakeholders in Virginia, Iowa, New York, and Florida.

Using @IFTTT For Better School Communications

The Web20Classroom

Mobile devices we can carry in our pockets are powerful. They can take pictures, record video and audio. Sharing a tweet on Twitter, and a post on Facebook and a post on Instragram and a brief story on Tumblr and on and on and on, it can be overwhelming or too much to keep up with.

25 Social Networks/Media Sites for Education

Technology Tidbits

Wikipedia )" Since I last posted on Social Networks over a year ago, a number of new ones have been introduced that can be a huge benefit to education. Brainly - A fun social network where students post questions and other students from around the world post answers.

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.

Getting a Head(er) with Twitter

The Daring Librarian

Have you experimented and played with the new Twitter look yet? Twitter does not specify a minimum size, but anything smaller than 640 pixels wide will likely look pixilated, blurry, and yucky. And when my social media muse Jesse Desjardains is showing a boss new Twitter header?

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.

On teens, their phones & shifting communications landscapes (new from Pew)

NeverEndingSearch

This week Pew Research Center released Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 , a report that should have relevance to all of us who work with young people. The researchers noted that teens are diversifying–71% of teens use more than one social network site.

EdTechSandyK's Top 5 Posts of 2013

EdTechSandyK

posts on my blog from 2013 as tracked by Blogger: How to Decode a Tweet , 1/7/13 - I originally wrote this post and created the graphic for it because I needed it for a Twitter for Professional Development workshop that I was going to be co-leading the next month.

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Cultural hegemony and disruption

Learning with 'e's

Cultural hegemony is imposed as political doctrine largely through the state education system, but also via other means including print media and broadcasting. How does social media disrupt cultural hegemony?

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. People feel free to say much more on Twitter than they would dare to say to someone face to face.

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How Young Activists Deploy Digital Tools for Social Change

Educator Innovator

NOTE: This blog post is part of Writing Our Civic Futures , a social annotation project with Marginal Syllabus. Middle Eastern and Muslim-American youth are creating new ways to use social media and other digital tools to find their voices, educate, and organize for social change.

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Goal: Inspire With a Graphic

Teacher Reboot Camp

Share this message visually on social media. In chapter 20, Goal: Spread Your Message, of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers , I encourage teachers to write down the messages they wish to share with others, then spread these messages on social media. Images are often much easier to access on any device than video. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. .

STEAM It Up with the 8 C’s! 50+ Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

The first movement encourages people to record a six second Vine video of a science experiment or phenomena then post on Tumblr, Twitter, Vine with the #6SecondScience hashtag. For the most recent movement, GE teamed up with Bill Nye to create the Period Table of Emoji Science Videos. When an emoji is snapped to Bill Nye he shares a short science video explaining a science theory with emoji. Use GE’s #EmojiScience and #6SecondScience videos to inspire them.

Friday 5 — 8.28.2015

Perry Hewitt

Why do some videos go viral while others seemingly underperform? HBR looks at how psychological response and social motivation drive video sharing. of total video shares. Pew breaks down for us all what mobile phone etiquette looks like in 2015.

Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Adobe Spark is a free graphic design app that allows students and teachers with no design experience to create impactful graphics, web stories, and animated videos. The desktop app gives access to all three in one spot while a mobile device requires the download of three different free apps.

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