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.

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. 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.

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. A Study on Adolescent Social Media Use.

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 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.

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. Essential smartphone photography apps.

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. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or elsewhere , get the RSS feed , or listen via the media player above.

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 Marketing for Schools. Be social.

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.

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.

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. Editorial Social Media

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.

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 research is the second wave in an ongoing study tracking teens' attitudes about social media; we released our original report in 2012.

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. Some social media users are anonymous.

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.

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. 3 social media platforms for teachers to try.

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.

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. The post Managing Smartphone Distractions in the Classroom appeared first on edWeb.

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).

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. These findings are worrisome; but what I find equally troubling is many adults’ blanket derision of phones and teens’ engagement with digital media.

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. K-12 Schools School Safety Social Media

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.

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. They bring their smartphones into the classroom, and will use them whether schools ban them or not.

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?

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. By giving every student a can of spray paint (smartphone), the graffiti should be visible to all.

Are Phones and Social Media a Distraction in Museums and Galleries?

Graphite Blog

We tend to think of museums and art galleries as places of quiet contemplation and reflection, but that's not always the case -- especially now that most visitors have smartphones in their pockets. Recommended for: Grades: 6-12 Subjects: arts, digital citizenship, social studies, ELA.

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.

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). It’s complicated: The social lives of networked teens.

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). It’s complicated: The social lives of networked teens.

For Students, the Convenience of Smartphones ‘Comes at a Steep Price’

Edsurge

The smartphone, without question, has exceeded all expectations since its release in 2007. I find classrooms and after-school programs that focus on a cluster of digital media skills to be quite remarkable.

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. Below is an introductory list of some ways these teachers are leveraging their students’ smartphones for good.

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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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.

How to Keep the Human Element in Distance Learning

EmergingEdTech

Future of Education Technology iPhones and Smartphones Making the case for Education Technologies Mobile Learning Resources Social Media & Social Learning

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