3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom


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. Three of the most popular social media platforms among students are Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter. Since Snapchat is a newer social media platform, you may not be as familiar with it as Facebook and Twitter.

Using Social Media To Make Learning Competitive.


My colleague recently shared with me how he used social media, in an innovative way, in the classroom. The lesson was secondary chemistry and the students were challenged to make infographics using the website Piktochart ( click here for my tutorial ). To motivate the students, they were told that their finished products would be shared on social media and the winner would be the one with the most hits / likes / shares.


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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 our changing world is shifting the way Gen Z is influenced by post-secondary marketing

eSchool News

COVID-19 has affected many aspects of the post-secondary student experience. Specifically, it shows how trust plays a part in making decisions about post-secondary education and how creativity makes a significant impact.

Inquiry Hub Secondary School – Confluence and Influence

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

Confluence and Influence – Inquiry Hub Secondary School. Background: The 2018-2019 school year is Inquiry Hub Secondary’s 7th year since it was founded. Core Competencies are sets of intellectual, personal, and social and emotional proficiencies that all students need to develop in order to engage in deeper learning. The Core Competencies include thinking, communication, and social and personal competencies.”

To Teach Digital Citizenship Effectively, Educators Say It’s Time to Unblock Social Media


This year, on September 27, 2017, the American Association of School Librarians made a point to encourage their members to raise awareness about “overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries.”. Teachers and principals also increasingly voice opposition to blocking social websites, noting that schools have an obligation to teach students how to use social media responsibly.

#savings: Can Social Media Nudge Teens into Smarter Money Choices?


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. And, since 2014, the nonprofit has been piloting an app called Moneythink Mobile, to push these lessons beyond classroom walls, track their impact, and use “likes” and other social nudges to encourage better real-world money habits. Social media isn’t a fix in itself.

A Gullible Population Is a National Security Issue

The CoolCatTeacher

Social media has not shown an ability to “self correct” perhaps because by its very nature, the responses can only be positive and thus, there is no self-correcting mechanism built into its algorithm. I challenge you to look for yourself and open conversations about where we failed as a public on social media and why we didn’t realize the fires were being stoked by those with anti-US sentiments. Social media is social but it’s also serious.

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. He a contributing author of several secondary math textbooks and the president-elect of the Ontario Association for Mathematics Education (OAME). All Grades Blended Learning and E-Learning Education Get Connected (PLN Building) Math Teachers Social Media Teachers Tech Tips Thought Leader Thursday Tools

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Stop Fighting Social Media. Start Working with Students + Teachers to Integrate It Into Learning!

The Innovative Educator

Instead the newly released social media guidelines for students 12 and younger incorporated the participatory design process and were developed with rather than for students and teachers. They wanted the district to recognize that students are using social media for academic and career success and respect their use of these platforms. They told us their favorite uses of social media.

Adobe Spark: Easily create and share videos, images, and newsletters

iLearn Technology

Create social graphics that are stunning and easy to share (you know the kind: flyers, memes, posters, ads). Produce and share impressive videos for storytelling, projects, or to share to social media. If you have a class social media channel on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube- Adobe Spark is about to take it to the next level of awesomeness! What it is: Adobe Spark is a collection of fantastic (free!)

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Making Choices for Our Children

The Principal of Change

As someone who was really into sports, would more exposure in better programs have created an opportunity for me to play basketball at the post-secondary level? But at some point, I want to talk with her when she has a better understanding of social media and talk about what pictures she is comfortable with being shared, and which ones she is not.

How to Parent Teens in a High-Tech World Without Losing Your Mind

EdNews Daily

Background Knowledge: A national survey reported teenagers spend an average of eight hours a day using various forms of media. Social media has become so influential in young lives; we can now assure it is a source of addiction for many (kids and adults). Communication is Key : The moment your child comes to you and asks to join a social media network, set the stage for open communication immediately. Robyn D. Shulman, Author. My daughter turned 14 in November.

LinkedIn for Students: Find or Be Found – from Sabba


” This should be the mantra for every student in secondary and postsecondary education. Sadia’s advice to students, “Get onto social media because you can make the most amazing connections with the most amazing people plus find out all the information you want. Blog Featured Sabba Quidwai Daily Genius linkedin sabba social mediaThis post first appeared on Daily Genius. “Find and be found.”

The New “Talk.” When Your Teen Wants to Tweet.

The Innovative Educator

Editor's note: If you're an innovative educator in secondary school, you are likely to have parents ask for your expert advice on teens and social media. That is because at 13 your child legally old enough to join popular social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and more. social media in education Twitter in Education

Still Amusing Ourselves To Death


The bombardment of “new” through current media offerings tends to overshadow the truths that have been shared, considered and proven over decades and centuries. When it comes to understanding media and communications, there are no better thinkers out there than Neil Postman and Marshall McLuhan. He looks specifically at the way TV news is primarily entertainment and journalism is secondary at best. Social media, in my view, has always been best to socialize.

Like to be involved?

Learning with 'e's

I'm looking for primary and secondary schools who would be willing to try out the service for free and tell me what they think. Antony Jinman careers advice connections education learning LiketoBe research schools social media Technology Tim PeakeWant your school to be involved in some leading edge research? Read on! I've just been appointed Head of Research and Innovation at one of the UK's brightest new edtech startups and I'm excited.

Are You a Digital Threat to Your College? Read This to Find Out


million post-secondary educators are at risk of losing their jobs today by performing one single act: Posting on social media. billion active social media users at the start of 2021, according to DataReportal.com.

Telling a Story Beyond Grades

The Principal of Change

Post-secondary institutions are now paying more attention. At Brookline High School in Massachusetts, juniors are taught to delete alcohol-related posts or photographs and to create socially acceptable email addresses…Likewise, high school students seem to be growing more shrewd, changing their searchable names on Facebook or untagging themselves in pictures to obscure their digital footprints during the college admission process.

Thinking Deeply About Why We Do What We Do

The Principal of Change

Do we go beyond grades and kids getting jobs or going to post-secondary, or do we go beyond this? Leading a Learning Community Managing School Operations and Resources april fools joke global graduate profile houston isd global graduate innovative teaching and learning social mediaYesterday I wrote a post on the “absolutes” in education , and I asked what should every student be able to by the time they leave school.

Uniting to Make a Difference in African Education – MIE Fellows Worldwide

Daily Edventures

Jerker Porat (Sweden – @highonlion) is a ICT coordinator, secondary grade teacher in Maths, Science and Physical Education and is a general Microsoft in Education specialist. Information People Social media Belgium koen timmers projectkakumaGuest Post by Koen Timmers (MIE Fellow, Belgium). During the E2 conference in Redmond (April 15), all MIE fellows were scheduled for a “Kakuma” session. The fellows were intrigued– was this a new secret tool?

Youth Voices: A Community of Conversations

Educator Innovator

It’s an openly networked social media site that was created and is maintained by secondary school teachers in the New York City Writing Project and other local sites of the National Writing Project. Students in the community become social media “power users” by posting and commenting on discussions that grow deeper and gain more disciplinary insight as they become shared explorations among a trusted group of teachers, other adults, and students.

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


SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. 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. Social studies teachers will adore these!

A learner's curriculum

Learning with 'e's

Clearly this has already emerged as a phenomenon in the last few years, and since the proliferation of social media and smart mobiles , seems to be accelerating. The criticism of this approach is that knowledge is secondary to experience, and that too much school time is wasted on play and experimentation. curriculum education learner centred learning Mike Newby smart mobile social media Technology

It takes a village

Learning with 'e's

It''s not a new phrase, but I was reminded of it again recently by Aaron Davis , a secondary school teacher in Melbourne, who has a prolific education Twitter account. In 1962, in his book The Gutenberg Galaxy , media theorist Marshall McLuhan popularised the term ''Global Village'' as a description of global contraction through proliferation of electronic technology. Villagers tend to help each other out more readily because of their strong social ties.

Interview on Down the Hall Podcast


It was exciting to be part of a program whose purpose is to reach an audience including "EPLT/Faculty of Education stakeholders (students, prospective students – especially at the graduate level, faculty members, prospective academic and/or social media contacts, and those interested in educational technology & social media in education)." How important of a resource are various social media for doing this? Graphic Used Under a CC By-SA 2.0

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BETTing on the future

Learning with 'e's

I have been involved in education, across all 4 sectors (primary, secondary, tertiary and professional) because to educate is to prepare, and an educated population can meet the needs and demands of society more effectively. Education, whether face to face, or technology mediated, can play an important role in improving intercultural relationships and raising awareness of social responsibilities. All else is secondary and an extension of this.

Global learning collectives

Learning with 'e's

It was a great step beyond the pen pal letters we used to write when I was in secondary school in the 1960s. Through the use of social media meeting tools such as Google Hangouts, video sharing tools such as Skype, and even massive online open games, students around the world already enjoy better chances to learn from each other and with each other, regardless of their geographical location. This is part 7 in a series of posts on the future of learning and technology.

10Q: Helen Keegan

Learning with 'e's

In the primary (elementary) and secondary (high) school sectors some can be conspicuous, because through various Teachmeets around the world, and also online during Twitter #edchats, they make their work known to the wider community. In today's 10Q interview, Helen answers questions about her philosophy on learning, social media and her current projects in higher education, including alternate reality games: Who are you? What does social media mean to you?

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StackUp: track self-directed learning online

iLearn Technology

Yes, we want the kids to be researching the science behind different kinds of energy, but we also want them to explore the history of energy use, the social and economic implications of how we use energy, the current political climate and it’s impact on how we use energy. While I appreciate the time to connect with others through social media, I realized that I spend more time there than I probably need to.

BETTing on the future

Learning with 'e's

I have been involved in education, across all 4 sectors (primary, secondary, tertiary and professional) because to educate is to prepare, and an educated population can meet the needs and demands of society more effectively. Education, whether face to face, or technology mediated, can play an important role in improving intercultural relationships and raising awareness of social responsibilities. All else is secondary and an extension of this.

Digital Badges: credentialing the things that make us fully human

iLearn Technology

It seamlessly integrates into social media and Open Badge compliance and has an Open Credit API. People put their time into learning things that have social capital. Digital badges can be a tool for social and economic justice. Anastasis Academy education reform Evaluate inspiration Middle/High School Open Source Primary Elementary professional development Secondary Elementary Teacher Resources web tools Web2.0

The Journey to Becoming an Author

A Principal's Reflections

This should never have happened either as I was convinced that any and all social media tools were a complete waste of my time and would not lead to any improvement in professional practice. Social media not only gave us the inspiration but also empowered us to take action. To say that I was floored by the interest from the largest media market in the world would be putting it mildly. I never imagined I would have authored or co-authored a book, let alone six.

What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Teen Dating Abuse

The CoolCatTeacher

Teen dating abuse is on the rise and is being compounded by the pressure on teens to portray a “perfect relationship” on social media. Ashley’s programs are especially critical for today’s teens, addressing the high prevalence of unhealthy dating relationships and social pressures, and their impact on student well-being, mental health, academic focus, and future success.

21st Century School — How Technology Is Changing Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Increase student engagement and collaboration through social media, simulations, and games. The physical appearance of primary and secondary school classrooms is changing as many schools trade individual student desks for large tables around which students may sit with their laptops and tablets. Many primary and secondary schools are getting around the lack of funding in this area by offering their students classes in laptop repair and other aspects of IT.