How to Teach Social Media Safety

Ask a Tech Teacher

These days, teachers should introduce students to the world of social media so they can begin to develop the skills they need to live a safe digital life. Then, ask your students to go home and work with their parents to adjust their privacy settings on their personal social media profiles. Create a social media contract. Teachers, it may be helpful to loop parents in on your plans to educate students about social media.

Helping students overcome ‘social media speak’

eSchool News

Teens’ widespread access to smartphones for the last decade has fed this fascination with social media and texting. These days, it seems my students can’t let a minute go by without checking TikTok and Instagram or responding to their friend’s latest post on Snapchat.

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Social Media Use & Our Students: Guest Host @JKDNCN #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many educators, administrators, and parents would prefer to leave social media out of the curriculum. Social media is scary! Yes, our learners do very scary things on social media which can and have ruined lives. The reason our students continue to make bad choices on social media is because adults are not continually making them reflect on how to do better.

The Ups and Downs of Social Media

Digital Promise

Watch teenagers using social media, and you witness an emotional rollercoaster: they are intermittently ecstatic, furious, envious, heartbroken, charmed, anxious, obsessive, and bored. Research has begun to zero in on nearly every part of this spectrum, with findings that run from alarming (screen time is linked to depression and suicide ) to reassuring (many teens find social media empowering ). A Study on Adolescent Social Media Use.

Is social media disrupting our networks?

The Christensen Institute

On the heels of a divisive campaign, people are more aware than ever of the social and political groups that sit on different sides of the aisle, live in different parts of the country, and break bread with different cultural factions. For anyone living through the past decade of innovations , like smart phones and social networking sites, these trendlines present a puzzling question: How could a world that is technically more connected than ever be so socially disconnected and divided?

Creating Social Media Guidelines.The Handout

The Web20Classroom

Over the past few weeks I have been working on a project for Edutopia and Facebook Education to develop a set of steps to follow when developing social media guidelines in your school or district. This all came about from my presentation at ASCD this year where I outlined how we created a document that promoted the use of social media by our teachers and our students but also gave tips on responsible use. 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. What’s even better are the brilliant people it can keep you connected to; someone you have seen present at a conference, an author, or a fellow teacher you share a common content area with.

Is Breaking News Broken on Social Media?

Graphite Blog

The internet and social media give us tools to find out what's happening almost instantly -- sometimes even in real time. Today, even established news outlets now compete for readers' attention in social media feeds.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

edWeb.net

The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy. However, said Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, social media also has the ability to help users share their stories and shed a positive light on their activities. In addition to negative commentary, Knowles acknowledged other challenges to adopting social media for education.

7 Tips for Using Social Media for Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

You joined all the big social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, blogging–just for starters). You committed hours to it, and then days, eager to make this work because everyone you know talks about how much they learn from social media. The purpose of a social media-based PLN is to extend your reach beyond the narrow confines of the bubble you live in, but that isn’t what happened for you.

Social Media For School Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

Last week I had the honor of presenting a webinar for NASSP, my national association. This was the first of three in a series presented by the 2012 Digital Principal Award winners. Below is a synopsis of the webinar I did: NASSP Digital Principal Award winner Eric Sheninger, principal of New Milford (NJ) High School, kicks-off the Digital Principal webinar series with his presentation on ways school leaders can effectively use social media in their schools.

Avoiding the pitfalls of social media in school

eSchool News

The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy—and social media in school is no different. However, says Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, social media also has the ability to help users share their stories and shed a positive light on their activities. Strategies and considerations for social media in school.

The Indian Unicorn Club – 2021 Entrants – ShareChat – A Multi-Lingual And Highly Popular Social Media App

AsiaTechDaily

Register Domestic social media platform ShareChat has joined the Unicorn Club with its latest round of investment funding. Founded in 2015 by Ankush Sachdeva, Bhanu Pratap Singh and Farid Ahsan, ShareChat is the Bangalore based Social Media and regional content sharing platform.

Teach Middle Schoolers About Social Media with Fun Online Sim

Graphite Blog

As physical distancing becomes a feature of students' everyday lives, social media has emerged as an important outlet for them to stay connected with friends and family. Yet, having a conversation with young people about how they use social media can be a daunting task.

Harnessing the Power and Potential of Social Media to Build Learning Communities #CDNedtech19

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

I’ve been invited to host a Round Table Breakout Session at the 10th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit today, titled: “ Harnessing the Power and Potential of Social Media to Build Learning Communities. What are the challenges of engaging on social media?

Is there enough diversity in your social media?

eSchool News

As we consume more social media, our perspectives are getting less diverse. And I’m not the only one using social media sites in this way. According to the Pew Research Center, more than 50 percent of American adults get their news from social media sites, and this percentage is much higher for Millennials. At the 2015 Digital Media and Learning Conference, Van Jones made a poignant comment, “We pretend to have diversity in the United States.

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. Daring Librarian gwyneth jones murray hill middle school Silvia Tolisano social media storm troopers Tony Sinanis troopers ‎Joseph Sanfelippo

Teaching in Social Media Contexts

SpeechTechie

Social Media is part of life--and a good context for targeting social cognition and narrative language. In general, social media is now one context for us all to be sharing our stories through words and pictures, and also is a way we send messages about ourselves and interact around them. 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.

Free Course: Social Media Analytics

ProfHacker

One course that I’m interested in is Social Media Analytics from Future Learn. The only thing I would have liked to see is some discussion around the ethics of doing this kind of social media research, or at the very least present some of the issues that this kind of big-data research has brought up for researchers and scholars. Productivity social media

#ASCD12-A Presentation On Creating Social Media Policies For Schools And Districts

The Web20Classroom

Earlier today I had the honor and pleasure of presenting at the Annual Conference for ASCD. The presentation was the featured morning session and livestreamed. I presented with Sam Walker , an Instructional Technologist at Kimmel Farm Elementary School in my district. Our topic was creating and crafting social media policies for schools and districts.

Please Welcome CUE’s New Social Media Champs!

CUE

We want to take this opportunity to officially announce some new contributors to the CUE voice across our CUE website and social media. She is an enthusiastic CUE Rock Star attendee and presenter, and she already has a killer blog that you can check out at here ! Ryan works as a Technology TOSA and Media Teacher in Rocklin, CA. The post Please Welcome CUE’s New Social Media Champs!

Freinet and social media

Learning with 'e's

When I wrote Blogging with Freire , I was speculating on what that great Brazilian educator and theorist might have made of educational blogging - a concept he never knew, because he died before the Internet and social media came in to common use. If he had seen them, what might Freinet have made of digital technology, and what would he have said about social media in education?

Newsflash: Social media is real life

The Innovative Educator

Co-authored by Lisa Nielsen and Lisa Cooley A recent Common Sense Media story about Facebook Home warns parents that the new Facebook Home app will be an ever-present distraction in the lives of young people. This impulse to dismiss social media as a “distraction” is detrimental to both ourselves and our children. Social media has come to be a modern day tool, just like those we use to build houses and cars.

Transparent School Leadership: Engaging Social Media as a Strategy

The 21st Century Principal

At the NCTIES Conference this week in Raleigh, North Carolina, my presentation was "Transparent School Leadership: Managing Your School or District''s Online Reputation." The basic premise of the entire presentation was based on these assumptions about school leadership and the engagement of social media. School leaders no longer have a choice of whether to engage in the use of social media if they are going to communicate in a 21st century manner.

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.” Consider: Do all of your social media posts show only your best, brightest, happiest moments?

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.

Social Media’s Impact on EdTech: Fake News?

edWeb.net

While social media has transformed the way we connect and communicate personally and professionally, we have to ask: What really has been the impact on EdTech? The Investors & Channels Summit presents a panel of edtech leaders who will discuss results of a recent survey on social media marketing and provide their insights on the impact of social media in edtech. How important is social media in your overall marketing plan?

School Leaders Need to Recognize How Social Media Is Broken

The 21st Century Principal

Social media is broken. No matter what evangelistic talk you hear from the brotherhood-for-the-advancement-of-social-media, it has some serious problems that educational leaders would do well to examine closely. Often promoted as the media for school leaders to “get their message out,” social media has become a polluted cesspool of misinformation, incivility, and deception. Social media has become the conduit for delivering non-sense to the masses.

Scientists and social media: an important new study

Bryan Alexander

Pew researchers presenting to AAAS. When it comes to communicating with their peers, scientists use a variety of media, with an emphasis on old-school methods: When it comes to digitally communicating with one’s peers, the leading technology for scientists is… email. In contrast, social media is only a viable communication method for a minority of these scientists. Use of social media is still a minority thing, and taking a long time to grow.

When Students Leverage Social Media to Plan Events

Tech Helpful

Creative Communicator Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals. publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences. These students creatively used the medium of social media to communicate with the people in their lives.

Does social media control our lives? An upcoming discussion on Malta

Bryan Alexander

Does social media control our lives? presentations and talks technologyThis is the question Alex Grech and I will be discussing Thursday night in Valetta, Malta. The public lecture is organised by the Office of the European Parliament and the Strickland Foundation in collaboration with the Malta Communications Authority. Partners for the event are Villa Bologna Working Estates & Gardens and Times of Malta.

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with 'e's

By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook. Social media lend themselves naturally to support learning through discussions, collaboration and sharing. They are vital components of the web, and social media are important for education - because learning is essentially social and personal.

5 Ways to Teach Students What you Post on Social Media Follows You Forever

Gaggle Speaks

Online social networks follow you everywhere. However, for some reason, it isn’t easy to get this notion across to students who often don’t consider much beyond the present moment. Here are a few ways you can help young students understand the lasting impact a post to a social network can have on their lives. Social networks consist of a much smaller number of friends, family and people you know than people you don’t know.

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.

Tech Tip ##113: Backup Your Blog

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