What Happened When I Deleted All My Social Media Apps

The CoolCatTeacher

For me, nature seems to be the opposite of social media. And we reconnect as a family when we turn off social media and head outside. ” So, this spring break, I removed every social media app and email off my “smartphone” and made it go dumb and mute. Did I miss social media during spring break? So, I spent a few days with no social media. I didn’t miss social media.

Liz, Aly, & Walt: Ticked Off Teens Talk about Social Media and Smartphones

The CoolCatTeacher

In a recent podcasting project, my students reflected on their opinions about social media. The post Liz, Aly, & Walt: Ticked Off Teens Talk about Social Media and Smartphones appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Edtech Tool Tuesday High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Parents Social Media Society and Ethics Students Teachers

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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. Kids often feel freer to taunt or bully someone online because they feel protected behind the computer or smartphone screen. 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.

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. According to Pew Research, 95 percent of teenagers have access to a smartphone, and 45 percent admit to being online ‘almost constantly.’

What Educators Need to know about Social Media, Online Bullying, and Hate Speech in Schools

Waterford

There are benefits when students can learn and socialize in online spaces, but it comes with a dark side. It can be channeled through social media posts, while gaming, through direct messages, and much more.[2]. Hate Speech on Social Media: Global Comparisons.”

Smartphones in the classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Luckily, Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Andrew Carroll, former High School teacher, has a great analysis of the problem and discussion of solutions below: How to control smartphone usage in classroom? It’s a smartphone that your students are using. Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools. In the presence of a smartphone, children don’t pay attention to the lesson being taught.

Social Media and Kids - what you should know - guest post

Educational Technology Guy

How Kids Are Using Mainstream Social Apps What You Should Know About Your Child’s Social Media Platforms The Most Popular Social Apps Among Teens and How They’re Using Them What Are the Mainstream Social Apps and How Are Teens Using Them? According to new research by the Pew Research Center, 95% of teens say they have access to a smartphone, and 45% indicate that they’re online “almost constantly.” social media

Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

These truisms are valid for the flowers and the fruit trees and also for the fragrant pollination of ideas happening at the digital water coolers satiating the learning thirst of digital scholars tap tap tapping at keys and pressing send on their smartphones. For Thought Leader Thursday , social media researcher Laura Pasquini explains three defining aspects of effective social media powered professional development.In

Smartphone Photography Tips and Apps

The CoolCatTeacher

Smartphones are everywhere. Teachers are starting to use smartphones for photography, video and art. Meri Walker, the iPhone Art Girl, gives us the essential smartphone photography tips and smartphone photography apps that we need. As we listened to the show, Sylvia Duckworth and I made a list of the best smartphone photography apps for this graphic. Essential Questions: Smartphone Photography Tips and Apps. Essential smartphone photography apps.

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.

How Do We Teach Kids to Use Smartphones Safely?

The CoolCatTeacher

Most students use smartphones with unfiltered access to the Internet. Schools and parents need to get smart about how they talk to kids about smartphones. In today’s show, we talk with digital citizenship pioneer, Dr. Mike Ribble, about a cutting-edge issue: student smartphone use. Let’s focus on smartphones and get educated about what we should do to help keep kids safe from the world and from their own childish irresponsibility.

Use Social Media to Market Your Private School

Hubbli

Social media marketing for schools is where it’s at. Through familiar social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, you can reach a targeted group of people and increase awareness for your school. Social media provides a cost-effective way for private schools to build name recognition in their local area without buying pricey billboards or even more expensive TV and radio ads. Social Media Marketing for Schools. Be social.

How to use social media in the classroom

eSchool News

Today’s educators have a love-hate relationship with social media. They recognize that five-year-olds know how to use tablets better than their parents and that many kids have smartphones by the time they are 12. Digital natives live and breathe on social media platforms, sending messages and posting pictures and videos almost constantly. 3 social media platforms for teachers to try. Next page: More social media platforms that teachers recommend).

Leveraging Social Media in Higher Education to Connect Students and Give them Voice and Choice

EmergingEdTech

Social media can be a powerful enabler for students as long as you follow good practices I recently sat with Ken Bauer and had a great chat about using social media in courses to achieve numerous. Free Tools & Resources iPhones and Smartphones Mobile Learning Resources Social Media & Social Learning Student Centered Learning Twitter

How is Social Media Effecting Education? by @Veronikavanova3

My Paperless Classroom

Social media: whether you like it or not, it’s nearly impossible to live without it these days. Smartphones, tablets, and social media platforms have integrated themselves into nearly every aspect of life in the modern world. The post How is Social Media Effecting Education? Editorial Social MediaAlthough, there is still some ambivalence and confusion within the educational system about how to properly embrace these modern […].

Talking Social Media With Your Children

Tech Helpful

Social media is one of the main ways of communication and our world morphs ever so slightly into different most popular choices. As a mom on the cusp of the social media world with adolescents I protected my children maybe too much at times. If I had pre-teens today I definitely wouldn't let them have social media accounts (to me the risk outweighs the gain) but I would start the social media world with my 13 year olds as soon as I could with accountability and talks.

The Social Media-School Gap

Reading By Example

In this podcast , I speak with Annie Fox about social media and its use by students. We talk about better approaches to take with our kids as parents and educators regarding smartphones, student behavior, and the pros and cons of these tools for communication. Advocacy Communication Connectedness Technology Annie Fox ASCD connected learning podcast smartphones social media students

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. Related: A class of teenagers gave up smartphones for a week, and lived.

Social Media is Increasing Anxiety, Depression, Especially in Teen Girls. We Need to Talk About it.

EmergingEdTech

There is a growing body of evidence indicating that the smartphone and similar. Educators should be aware of the mental health challenges that more and more of our young students are dealing with. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!]. Cyber Safety Awareness and Prevention _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics

Smartphone Learning

IT Bill

mobile computing, mobile apps, social media, BYOD, mobile learning). Mobile technologies have changed over the years: from the early PDAs, Blackberrys and feature phones with texting capability and cameras, to tablets and eReaders to the ubiquitous smartphones of today. According to the ECAR 2016 Study of Undergraduate Students and Information Technology , 96% of undergraduate students now own a smartphone. Undergraduate Smartphone Ownership.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

techlearning

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

Anonymous Social Media Generating School Bomb Threats

K-12 Schools - Education News

Smartphone apps, Internet phone services and social media are becoming increasingly popular ways to send in anonymous bomb threats or other threats of violence to schools, causing evacuations and police response. Author information Kristin Decarr | The post Anonymous Social Media Generating School Bomb Threats appeared first on Education News. K-12 Schools School Safety Social Media

Going Social: Offering Social Media Sign-on for Your Guest WiFi Network

SecurEdge

Today’s consumers don’t leave home without their smartphones, and they expect robust WiFi wherever they go—stores, coffee shops, restaurants, heck, even the waiting room at the vet’s office. And when they snap a pic of their huevos rancheros or a selfie with their labradoodle and sign into your guest WiFi network to share on social media, there is an opportunity for your business to harness that social media moment.

7 Ways TikTok Can Be Used to Encourage Learning

EmergingEdTech

Free Tools & Resources iPhones and Smartphones Social Media & Social LearningImage by Stefan Coders from Pixabay For some teachers, using TikTok in the classroom seems an unappealing idea.

Why schools shouldn't ban smartphones

Learning with 'e's

Many teachers are left wondering whether personal technologies such as smartphones actually have a place in education and what risks and threats accompany them. As for smartphones, some claim there is no scientific evidence that technology has improved learning in schools, and I took part in a public debate almost a decade ago where this question was raised. They bring their smartphones into the classroom, and will use them whether schools ban them or not.

College Recruiting Gets Smart with Texting and Snapchat

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Organizations and universities turn to social media and digital tools to engage with future students. Digital Workspace Internet Mobile Apps Smartphones Social Media

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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?

Smartphones, Depression, & Adolescents

Indiana Jen

Circling around the interwebs recently has been an article on the Atlantic by Jean Twenge, “ Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? It is a powerful and interesting look at the impact of social media on the post-millennial generation (that the author terms iGen). She is also careful not demonize smart phones or social media, rather the author focuses on the correlation between the prevalence of Smartphones and the rise of depression amongst teens.

Smartphones-in-School, Brain Mush, Teaching Deep Reading…and Apples & Bicycles!

EdNews Daily

Audiobooks, social media and smartphone newsfeeds are what Americans are doing. On smartphones. It’s considered by pundits that the shift in access via smartphones has caused a mutation in content consumption away from only books and long-form reading. While there are still eBooks being consumed, it is dwarfed by the amount of time people of all ages now spend on short-form reading of “throw away” information that is mostly media articles or social.

Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, and even cell phones are providing students with opportunities to access the internet for researching, communicating and social learning. Using charts, sixth-grade students collected cell phone usage data and recorded every time a student received a notification from social media apps and texts from family and friends. The post Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom appeared first on edWeb.

9 Uses for Smartphones in the Classroom

Leadership Lounge

In the first part of this discussion , we reviewed schools’ ongoing classroom bans on students’ cellphones — or more accurately smartphones. We suggested it’s time for teachers to adopt ways to put students’ smartphones to productive classroom use after recognizing the eventual futility of such bans, and how educators are overlooking the computing power of these devices. Classroom Uses for Student Smartphones.

What New Research on Teens and Social Media Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

As teachers, we all have assumptions -- and likely some opinions -– about teenagers and social media. This week, Common Sense is releasing its latest research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences , a deep dive into the social media habits of American teenagers. This research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

7 Ways to Get Teens Reading in a Smartphone Culture

Edsurge

In it, Adams decries his students’ lack of interest in reading and places the blame squarely on smartphones. my smartphone. The authors found that digital media has supplanted consumption of “legacy media” like books and magazines across racial and ethnic groups, gender, and socioeconomic status, so much so that “the percentage of 12th graders who read a book or a magazine every day declined from 60% in the late 1970s to 16% by 2016.”

Permanently Disrupting Education. With Smartphones.

TeachThought - Learn better.

With Smartphones. The concept of disruption is an apt one in our fluid, digital, and almost destructively social world. Modern smartphones have the chance to change all of this. Through smartphone implantation, power, pace, and patterns are decentralized, from institutions and educators to individual learners. While iPads are much ballyhooed for their planet-in-your-lap potential, smartphones have the majority of the same potential, but with far increased mobility.

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. Living and learning with new media.