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. Integrating that into your district accounts or your school-specific social media accounts is an awesome way to share that story. What tools help us let kids have input into the school social media accounts?

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. Social LEADia Book Contest with Jennifer Casa-Todd. *. Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd. And the communication was only strengthened by their use of social media.

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Today's Newsletter: Social Media Miscreants—Teacher Edition

techlearning

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 BlogWhen it comes to poor behavior online, most of the time the focus is on “kids these days.” Unfortunately, some adults can’t seem to handle it either.

How Social Media Can Help Teach Good Writing

Edsurge

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

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. Each of these books are excellent sources of information for the school leader trying to learn about social media and potential in educational leadership. Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age by Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes Porterfield and Carnes'' book is one of my personal favorites.

Careless posts on social media spark physical fights

The Hechinger Report

The massive fight, it turned out, stemmed from a long-simmering rivalry between groups of girls, and had been largely instigated and planned through a steady stream of posts on social media apps like Twitter, Instagram, Kik and Snapchat. And in the past few years, the increased use of social media has added a new wrinkle to the problem as virtual disputes between students turn physical. Most often, those revelations are about social media conflicts, she said.

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. Just as Williamson and Johnston suggest, the time has come for school leaders to stop trying to find ways to block and ban social media and embrace it as both an educational tool and a fact of life. Howard Johnston’s book, The School Leader’s Guide to Social Media can help.

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.

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. Profession Teaching context Digital Pedagogy Lab Cairo social media TwitterI’ve been thinking for a while that the real barrier to entry on Twitter is the layers of context you need to have in order to be able to navigate it well.

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. As educators, I passionately believe we should use social media to push the positive, celebrate student successes, share resources with our colleagues, and connect with parents and the community. Follow School District Policy Does your district have a technology and social media upolicy?

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). The opportunities provided through social media are not only couched in learning. There are also social and emotional advantages to these new connections, also pointed out by Ito and fellow researchers. References.

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? In so many ways, the social web mirrors Illich''s ideas for ''information exchanges'', and ''peer matching'' services, especially where facilitated through mobile, internet enabled personal devices. References Alexander, C.,

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). The opportunities provided through social media are not only couched in learning. There are also social and emotional advantages to these new connections, also pointed out by Ito and fellow researchers. References.

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. Which is fine if that is your intention, but I am no longer sure you are engaging in social media use. They are not engaging is a social use of Twitter.

3 changes that will outlast the pandemic

eSchool News

More commonly, however, it is a reference to the loss of an academic year for America’s children. Classroom Innovations COVID-19 Update District Management eSchool Media Featured on eSchool News Teaching & Learning children day Education IT kids news parents school social social media

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. ” 5 Idea Friday All Subjects Digital Citizenship Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Financial Literacy and Life Skills High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) IT Coaches and Directors Librarians Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Social Media Society and Ethics Students Teachers

5 ways peer networks lead to better student support systems

eSchool News

Students often turned to social media–and, by default, used their own social capital–to learn about emergency aid, support networks, and available resources.

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. I’d say that this is still one of the least understood elements of social media that either scares people off from using this tool or annoys the heck out of others resulting in a lack of embracement.

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 TeachersFrom the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students have stories to tell. As educators, we can impact our profession by sharing the stories of student successes (and perhaps struggles.)

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. Innovation Social Media Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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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 [.].

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. All Subjects Blended Learning and E-Learning College (aged 18+) Digital Citizenship Edtech Tool Tuesday Get Connected (PLN Building) Higher Education IT Coaches and Directors Project Based Learning Social Media Teachers Web Tools

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

For anyone who missed the April announcement, Twitter switched its app category from ‘social media’ (where it consistently ranked in the top ten with Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Pinterest) to ‘news’ (now ranked #1, ahead of apps like CNN, Fox News, and Reddit). Be prepared to educate them on why what seems to be social media is actually educational. Classroom management News Social media twitter

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. Administrators Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Get Connected (PLN Building) Higher Education Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Productivity Social Media Society and Ethics Teachers ToolsDavid 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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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. We inadvertently learn from our daily social interactions, with most of our informal learning happens through online sources of information. What makes your LMS a social learning platform? References.

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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. Finally, E is for Engage, because I do not think that banning and deleting Facebook or staying off of social media is the answer. You and I have both been in social media now for a decade.

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. Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Social Media Society and Ethics Students Teachers Thought Leader ThursdayAnn Oro on episode 314 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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. This is not necessarily something you might teach in a classroom, but it’s certainly something that’s relevant to every student and every teacher in our schools, and that’s social media. Social media is something students are going to explore on their own, no matter what. She’s author of the book Social LEADia.

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. So now you had your second graders and now this year your third graders using social media. At the beginning, I do a lot of work on digital citizenship — that we behave on social media the way we do in real life.

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). Some examples in my opinion, include an increasing amount of negativity and disrespect, rise in social media cliques, difficulty in following chats, noise, and overbearing opinions. There are some similarities between the two social networks.

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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 ThursdayA conversation with Weston Kieschnick on the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. How much time on devices is too much time?

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. He is an ASCD Emerging Leader, Google for Education Certified Innovator, Google for Education Trainer, PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Microsoft Surface Expert, speaker, writer, podcaster, broadcaster, consultant, and educational media specialist. IT Coaches and Directors Podcasting Social Media Teachers Tech Tips

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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. All Grades Blended Learning and E-Learning Education Get Connected (PLN Building) Math Teachers Social Media Teachers Tech Tips Thought Leader Thursday Tools

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-PCKelly Gary on episode 265 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Elementary Math can be exciting.

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. Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning Get Connected (PLN Building) Maker Movement Social Media STEM Teachers Wonderful Classroom Wednesday