Stop Blaming Social Media

The Web20Classroom

We can’t blame the media that reports them. We can’t blame social media or the tools used to access them. Social media didn’t create fake facts and the media didn’t invent fake news. Kids can’t focus because of social media.

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.

Using Social Media To Make Learning Competitive.

EdTech4Beginners

My colleague recently shared with me how he used social media, in an innovative way, in the classroom. 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.

5 Ideas to Tap Social Media to Enhance PD and Student Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Nikki Robertson, ISTE Librarians Network President Elect, shares five ways to use social media to enhance professional development and improve student learning. Can social media be effective professional development?

“Using ‘Social Media Wisely’ in Education”

Larry Ferlazzo

Using ‘Social Media Wisely’ in Education is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. In it, Lorena German, Shaeley Santiago, Jeremy Hyler, Dr. Troy Hicks and Dr. Mary Howard share their ideas on using social media in education.

3 Untapped Social Media Resources For Students

The Web20Classroom

Last week I laid out 3 Untapped Social Media Resources for Teachers. This week we take a look at how to leverage social networks for students. She is right in the heart of the age range for kids who use social media the most (13-18 yrs old). Social Media Students

Why Social Media Education Is Needed In Schools

User Generated Education

Social media is an intimate part of a large majority of tweens’ and teens’ lives. Social media is like eating, bathing, talking. When you’re in middle and high school, a lot depends on your status in social media.

Guest Post: Using Social Media For Learning

Larry Ferlazzo

Editor’s Note: I “messed-up” and forgot to include this response from Angela Der Ramos in my Ed Week series on using social media for learning. Plus, Facebook pretty much rules the social media world, as it is the most popular platform.

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

Changing Our Views On Social Media For Learning

The Web20Classroom

Maybe you think about social media in general and how it’s continuing to grow. When it comes to social media and the use of these tools there is still a large disconnect between the platforms kids use and what we use in the classroom. Social Media

The Summer of Social Media

Kyle Pace

One thing that I think summer is great for in terms of professional learning is investing the time to better understand how you can use social media as an educator. Social media can be used as a great communication tool for a district, school, or a classroom.

3 Ways Teachers Are Using Social Media to Engage Students

Brilliant or Insane

3 Ways Teachers Are Using Social Media to Engage Students by Brittni Brown The battle between teachers and social media accounts for student attention has been one in which teachers seem quite likely to lose. Social Media Technology edtech mobile learning

21st-Century Learning Using Social Media: Advice from Finland

Brilliant or Insane

Many teachers believe social media doesn’t have a place in the 21st-century learning environment; it is simply a tool for people to keep their friends up to date with their lives, right? Social Media Technology Finland social networks Brilliant or Insane.

Social Media in Education Resources and Guides

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them. facebook Google for Educators google plus social media twitter

Is social media disrupting our networks?

The Christensen Institute

On the heels of a divisive campaign, people are more aware than ever of the social and political groups that sit on different sides of the aisle, live in different parts of the country, and break bread with different cultural factions. The post Is social media disrupting our networks?

How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning?

Edudemic

The rampant use of social media/texting slang by teenagers is largely due to increased accessibility to mobile phones. The post How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning? Articles Featured News Social Media Tools Trends featured guide humor student engagement twitter

6 Ways Social Media Will Change Your Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

6 Ways Social Media Will Change Your Classroom by Ashley McCann Technology is changing the world at a rapid pace, and education isn’t exempt from the effects of that. The post 6 Ways Social Media Will Change Your Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

Teens, Social Media, and Narcissism

Edudemic

Recent studies have confirmed a sharp increase in narcissism in the past decade that corresponds with the proliferation and increased use of social media. The post Teens, Social Media, and Narcissism appeared first on Edudemic.

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

techlearning

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.

11 Strategies for Using Social Media Effectively in the Classroom

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TechEducator Podcast, we discuss how Social Media can be used as a positive thing in the classroom environment. The post 11 Strategies for Using Social Media Effectively in the Classroom appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network.

Can Educators Ignore Social Media Any Longer?

My Island View

A lingering general question hanging over the heads of all has been what effect does social media have on our society? Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it.

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.

Principles for school districts’ social media policies

Dangerously Irrelevant

This one is about some general guidelines and principles for school districts to consider as they formulate their social media policies. Humans are inherently social and we make meaning together. Are educators courageous enough to be social media renegades? My thoughts on a proposed social media policy for school employees (Part 2). Law, Policy, and Ethics Safety and Security Social Media fear policy safety social media

The Worst Approach to Teaching Students About Social Media

The Principal of Change

Years ago, I had a real turning point in my thinking regarding social media use with students while listening to a group of students share some stories with me. This is what is so hard about social media in education.

Social media’s classroom Catch-22

eSchool News

In a somewhat paradoxical situation, a large majority of teachers (73 percent) said they believe social media and texting are bad for students’ grammar and spelling, but 50 percent still use both to better understand their students, according to a new survey.

24 Social Media Shortcuts

The Daring Librarian

Sometimes, when you're sharing the benefits of a professional Social Media presence, it can become a bit bewildering and overwhelming. at a glance Daring Librarian gwyneth jones header instagram linkedin name profile social media tips twitter worksheet

What Your Social Media Habits Say About Your Teaching Style

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post What Your Social Media Habits Say About Your Teaching Style appeared first on TeachThought. Social Media In The Classroom

Videoconferencing and Social Media Boost Reading Engagement

EdTech Magazine

Collaboration Internet Social Media Video ConferencingBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Collaboration tools allow students to interact with their favorite authors.

Getting schooled in social media

The Hechinger Report

Joe Sanfelippo, superintendent of Fall Creek school district in Wisconsin, leads a social media campaign for his schools using the hashtag #gocrickets. Parents can follow the Twitter feed, and say, ‘Don’t you have that paper due soon in social studies class?’ ” Terrill said.

Can Social Media Save Kids’ Lives?

Securly

The following is taken from our new whitepaper Can social media save kids’ lives? We analyzed over a half million social media posts from over 300 school districts in 2016 to amass the data included in this paper.

Social Media Guide and Resources for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them. free resources social media social network

Making The Most Of Social Media In The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Social media often gets a bad wrap when spoken in the same breath as education and learning. The reality is social media (and digital learning in general ) have a place in the classroom And whether we choose to embrace it, or don't, students still will leave our buildings and use it.

Using Social Media to Promote Student Voice

Class Tech Integrate

Many educators who embrace the use of technology in the classroom, are still very leery of talking about social media in the classroom. The negatives of social media usage between students and teachers can be disastrous. How is this done with Social Media?

The Pros & Cons Of Children On Social Media

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Pros & Cons Of Children On Social Media contributed by Jennifer Smith In our social media-charged society, it’s easy to assume that children should not be on sites like Facebook and Twitter. Concerns range from safety to attention span to disminished ‘real life’ social skills to posture, blue light, and other dangers of screen […]. The post The Pros & Cons Of Children On Social Media appeared first on TeachThought.

7 kinds of social media posts educators and schools can use now

Ditch That Textbook

Social media has become a way of life. Some people are wary about it, but the truth is this: social media is a free, powerful, safe way to spread positive news [.]. Ed Tech connected educator edtech educational technology pln social media twitter

3 Untapped Social Media Resources Worth A Second Look

The Web20Classroom

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information as adults and as educators, there are still many untapped resources to learn from and share with and grow, especially through social media. They just updated their social media data for 2016. Social Media