Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jennifer Casa-Todd @JCasaTodd opens our minds to social media leadership with students. She argues that we’re limiting students when we don’t let them lead using social media. Jennifer is the author of Social LEADia.

Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Ways to Give Students a Voice. So, we have, obviously — across the United States and the world — we’ve got this push for social media and schools sharing their story.

Today's Newsletter: Social Media Miscreants—Teacher Edition

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This former North Dakota middle-school teacher apparently asked students to refer to her as “Kim Kardashian” and shared hundreds of sexually explicit videos and photos via Snapchat with two male students. Social Media TL Advisor Blog

7 Must-Read Resources on Social Media for School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

There are obviously quite a few social media resources available to school leaders on the Web, but finding high-quality information can be difficult. As the title suggests, it focuses on providing school leaders with the "know-how" of using social media as a communications tool.

Huntsville, Alabama Schools to Monitor Student Social Media Accounts

K-12 Schools - Education News

School officials in Huntsville, Alabama will be able to keep track of students’ social media accounts by using a new program that will also hand out punishments based on what students post regardless of whether the accounts are public or private.

Context Matters in Social Media

ProfHacker

Same for lots of pop culture references that go way over my head during Twitter chats especially (when stopping to ask interrupts the flow of the conversation). Of course, context matters (heavily) outside of social media.

How Social Media Can Help Teach Good Writing

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For all the hype Millennials get, nearly every K-12 student today is part of its successor generation—Gen Z—a group more plugged in and social than ever before. Jeremy Hyler According to one Common Sense Media report , on any given day, around 60 percent of teens use social media, spending an average of two hours on platforms like Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, all of which are having a big impact in the way they engage with the written word. “I

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. The problem of getting started though, is often seated in a lack of knowledge and understanding of social media and its potential in education.

The Skinny on Hashtags

A Principal's Reflections

Upon getting on Twitter in 2009, I was not only baffled about how to use the social media site but also about all the symbols associated with it. Before Twitter I referred to this as the “pound sign” on the telephone and only used it as such.

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? References Alexander, C.,

6 Ways to Avoid Those Social Media Landmines

The Daring Librarian

I’ve been sharing on social media professionally for eight years now, and I have to admit, it can be kinda tricky. Follow School District Policy Does your district have a technology and social media upolicy?

Twitter Isn't Another Announcement System: It's SOCIAL MEDIA!

The 21st Century Principal

When I talk with other educators and administrators, I still encounter quite a bit of skepticism about the educational and professional potential of this social media device. Such uses leave the “social” out and turns Twitter into just a medium for communication.

5 Things About Effective Digital Citizenship You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy

EdTechTeam

The importance of media literacy cannot be understated. Nor can the value of social media as a teaching, learning, and publishing tool. Two principles inform why I engage with my students around social media: Digital literacy doesn’t just naturally develop any more than print literacy does, and. So, my students must have guided practice analyzing and using social media if they are to use it purposefully, productively, and safely.

Telling our Student’s Stories

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. All Grades All Subjects Digital Filmmaking Get Connected (PLN Building) Monday Motivation Social Media Students Teachers

Costs and Benefits of Social Media in Education

Reading By Example

There is little doubt that social media and engaging in global and diverse conversations has brought many benefits to society at large, especially for our younger generation studied extensively by Ito and colleagues (2008). References. Living and learning with new media.

Virtual Mentorship for Emerging Leaders

The CoolCatTeacher

We’re in a situation now that we can jump on social media and share and grow with each other, and my goal is to be able to connect people. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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Costs and Benefits of Social Media in Education

Reading By Example

There is little doubt that social media and engaging in global and diverse conversations has brought many benefits to society at large, especially for our younger generation studied extensively by Ito and colleagues (2008). References. Living and learning with new media.

Preservice Teacher Virtual Co-Op Program

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Sam Fecich runs a virtual co-op program for her preservice teachers.

Stop Ignoring Google+

A Principal's Reflections

From my point of view educators become quickly attached to one specific social media tool as their go to source for his/her Personal Learning Network (PLN). There are some similarities between the two social networks.

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Sorry but You’re Not a Connected Educator Unless

Brilliant or Insane

I pointed to a bright orb in the sky, referring to it as the sun. Innovation Social Media Technology edtech social media Brilliant or Insane. The sun?” a woman replied incredulously. That’s not the sun. It’s just a big light bulb!” Okay, that didn’t really happen, but the story’s point is amplified when compared to the real chat I had about what it means to be a connected [.].

What’s in Your Edtech Bag? #EdTechRations

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. David Hopkins on Episode 357 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Social media is something students are going to explore on their own, no matter what. She’s author of the book Social LEADia.

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.

The Facebook Scandal: What Can We Learn as Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Britt: In my classes, I’m using strictly a Blackboard LMS and I’m using Twitter, which I felt was a less onerous use of social media for classroom conversations. You have to prove to me that it’s worth using Facebook, or any social media, for that matter.

The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) #mtbos #iteachmath

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about the current trends in hashtag learning and the popular techniques for harvesting learning from this social network. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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. How Vickie Morgado Uses Social Media in Her Classroom.

Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Ann Oro on episode 314 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Tips for Successful Digital Parenting

The CoolCatTeacher

The article I wrote for Edutopia that I referred to in the show: The Insanity of the New Humanity: Put Up the Cell Phone and Be There. All Grades Digital Citizenship Research Social Emotional Learning Social Media Society and Ethics Thought Leader Thursday

Supercharge Student (and Teacher) Financial Literacy With #PowerofEcon Day on April 26

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Subtitle: Sponsored by Discovery Education and CME Group From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Be prepared to educate them on why what seems to be social media is actually educational. Twitter doesn’t have a lower age limit, but does reference ‘thirteen’ as a suggested minimum age. Classroom management News Social media twitter

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Innovation iPads Lesson Plans Mac Math Teachers Project Based Learning Social Media STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools Windows-PC

Podcasting How To’s and Tips with Jeff Bradbury and Vicki Davis

The CoolCatTeacher

Like I do a lot of work with teachers who want shows, or media content in their classrooms. In 2012, Jeff was recognized as one of top 50 educators using social media at the first ever Bammy Awards and has been nominated three times in the category of Innovator of the Year.

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What’s Hot in 2nd-Grade with #2ndchat moderator Carol McLaughlin

The CoolCatTeacher

FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. Education, thus, has its roots in the earliest social interactions. What makes your LMS a social learning platform?

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10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

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. 10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education. by TeachThought Staff.

Connected pedagogy: Shared minds

Learning with 'e's

From the telegraph, through the telephone and radio and television, to 21st Century satellites, smartphones, the Internet and social media, all were designed to communicate. The entirety of the global social network we all inhabit is predominantly about sharing our minds.

A Teacher’s Guide For Creating A School Twitter Chat

TeachThought - Learn better.

Here is a compilation resource —-how to use hastags, twitter quick start guide, and archived chats from the Webb City District that you can use as a reference if you are starting a district chat for the first time. A Lesson Using Twitter must Have a Social Component.

Four Reasons I Use Twitter in My Classroom – Guest Post from Christine Boyer

EdTechTeacher

We live in a very social world, so why not use social media in the classroom? Social media is a part of daily life for millions of people on our planet and it’s not going away any time soon. Only social media can deliver that.

Viral Messaging: Putting Digital Citizenship to the Test

Tech Helpful

Turning A Viral Hoax Into A Lesson on Internet Safety Over the last week, you have probably seen some reference to the “Momo Challenge,” hidden messages in Youtube videos, and calls for technology companies to police their systems to protect kids.