Is it Time for a Social Media Awareness Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

However, with the continued issue of social media’s influence on our teens, I think it is time to address this, especially in light of the recent massacre in Uvalde. Teachers understand the influence social media has had on students. Social media Christian Miraglia

9 Websites to Address Social Media

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If you read our article on teaching social media awareness , you may be looking for online tools to teach students about this subject. 10 Social Media-inspired Learning Activities- -no accounts required; from Ditch That Textbook. When is your brain ready for Social Media?

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Social Media: Hotspot for Predators

Gaggle Speaks

These statistics match the recent Pew Research report indicating that 95% of teens surveyed use YouTube consistently, and 54% percent of teens surveyed said they would have difficulty giving up social media. Student Safety Social Media

12 social media-inspired Google Slides templates

Ditch That Textbook

Students use social media all the time. In these social media-inspired Google Slides templates, they can show what they know with their favorite apps. No matter the age -- kindergarten to high school senior -- students are pretty familiar with social media.

Overcoming Social Media Fears

Tom Murray

Amy is an awesome High School Assistant Principal from Oregon and is the type of school leader that leverages social media in her daily work; to both share the incredible things that happen in her school as well as to grow professionally. Due to the way that she models this for those that she leads, I asked her what tips she has for those leaders, the many leaders, that may be fearful of using social media, and are hesitant to jump in.

A social media reply Google Slides template for digital citizenship

Ditch That Textbook

Have you ever been on social media -- or in some online space -- and thought. The next generation of social media users is in your classroom. The post A social media reply Google Slides template for digital citizenship appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

Navigating the Waters of Teacher Social Media

MiddleWeb

Teacher Social Media has had a powerful positive effect on Brent Gilson's professional growth. Social Media Teaching with a View Brent Gilson educator celebrity PLN professional learning teacher social media twitter

3 Strategies for Ed. Companies to Reach Teachers Through Social Media

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Cognitive ToyBox conducted an experiment to find out which forms of advertising via social media are most effective in reaching educators. Companies to Reach Teachers Through Social Media appeared first on Market Brief.

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. 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. Teachers, it may be helpful to loop parents in on your plans to educate students about social media.

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. Social media has long been the scapegoat for adults to blame the ills of kids and students on. Kids can’t focus because of social media. Kids stare endlessly at their devices because all they care about is their social status.

12 social media-inspired hooks for class

Ditch That Textbook

Each social media platform grabs our attention in different ways. The post 12 social media-inspired hooks for class appeared first on Ditch That Textbook. Here are some ways to use those hooks to engage students. Creativity Ed Tech Student engagement

New Social Media Micro-credentials Support Social Mobility for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

In the quickly shifting workforce, digital skills have become fundamental for social mobility. In 2017, we partnered with Facebook (now Meta) to design four training modules and micro-credentials in social media marketing.

10 social media-inspired learning activities: no accounts necessary

Ditch That Textbook

Social media grabs many students' attention. You can capture some of that excitement without using the social media apps in these templates and sites! If your students aren't using social media yet, they probably know all about it! Certain aspects of social media could make for great learning activities and assessments. The post 10 social media-inspired learning activities: no accounts necessary appeared first on Ditch That Textbook.

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. These days, it seems my students can’t let a minute go by without checking TikTok and Instagram or responding to their friend’s latest post on Snapchat.

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.

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. The post 3 Ways Teachers Are Using Social Media to Engage Students appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Social Media Technology edtech mobile learningBrilliant or Insane.

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? Teacher Petri Ahokas, from Turun Normaalikoulu school, Norssi in Finland, explains how he uses social media ethically and legally to [.]. The post 21st-Century Learning Using Social Media: Advice from Finland appeared first on Brilliant or Insane. Brilliant or Insane.

Social Media Use & Our Students: Guest Host @JKDNCN #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Many educators, administrators, and parents would prefer to leave social media out of the curriculum. Social media is scary! Yes, our learners do very scary things on social media which can and have ruined lives. The reason our students continue to make bad choices on social media is because adults are not continually making them reflect on how to do better.

5 Tips for Talking to Social Media-Addicted Teens

techlearning

Talking to social-media addicted teens requires meeting them where they communicate

How Startups Can Become Social Media Influencers

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The top 50 include the Gates Foundation and IntelEducation and KQEDMindshift , which has done an amazing job connecting teachers to public media resources. Social media is about starting or joining conversations. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what the value of social media brings to your company. We’ve found the greatest value of social media marketing is the ability to foster and engage with a community of other people.

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. The following graphs about teens’ social media use come from Pew Research’s Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015: For young people, social media is not an add-on nor an extracurricular activity. Social media is like eating, bathing, talking. My Favorite Teachers Use Social Media: A Student Perspective).

Teaching 7th Graders Social Media Literacy

MiddleWeb

Media Literacy is a new elective course at Jeremy Hyler’s middle school this year, and he’s excited to be teaching it. Create Compose Connect Media Literacy Crash Course Jeremy Hyler KQED Learn Media Education Lab media literacy The Social Dilemma

11 Social Media Safety Tips For Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

Social media has emerged as a kind of standard for connecting with and staying in touch with friends, family, coaches, and more. The post 11 Social Media Safety Tips For Students appeared first on TeachThought.

Social Media Influencers: Who Can We Trust?

MiddleWeb

In today's online marketing environment, everybody seems to be after the attention of young people, writes media literacy expert Frank Baker. Close Reading the Media Influencers Frank Baker influencers marketing media literacy NAMLE propaganda social media

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 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. Research has begun to zero in on nearly every part of this spectrum, with findings that run from alarming (screen time is linked to depression and suicide ) to reassuring (many teens find social media empowering ). A Study on Adolescent Social Media Use.

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.”

Social Media or COVID: Which is more dangerous to students?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Not a surprise that student use of social media is way up since remote learning became de rigeur in learning. Social media limits users to 13+ but doesn’t monitor that. Social Media Trends you Need to Be Aware of this School Year. Social media securit

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. Social media has been embraced by many educators, but many other educators, administrators and parents are concerned about using social media with students. facebook Google for Educators google plus social media twitter

Creating a Buzz with Social Media

The CoolCatTeacher

21 Money-Making Strategies for Social Media Newbies with Dr. Cheri Toledo My friend, Dr. Cheri Toledo has pulled together 21 social media experts to share the basics of getting started with social media. Do you ever ask yourself, “Could I be growing my business with social media?” Have you ever thought, “What are some effective strategies for using social media tools for my business?”

14 Educator Social Media Accounts That Inspire Us

MIND Research Institute

Social media can be an amazing tool for so many pu rposes. In no particular order, here are some of my colleagues' and my favorite educational social media accounts. Bonus: ST Math Social Media Accounts. Well, it's 2022 and we are off to quite the start!

Can Social Media Save Kids’ Lives?

Securly

Cyberbullying and self-harm prevention solutions based on real time data from social media trends across the country. The post Can Social Media Save Kids’ Lives?

Can Social Media Save Kids’ Lives?

Securly

Cyberbullying and self-harm prevention solutions based on real time data from social media trends across the country. The post Can Social Media Save Kids’ Lives?

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. The TechEducator Podcast Instructional Technology Social Media

Netflix’s Black Mirror: A Cautionary Tale About Social Media

Catlin Tucker

At first, this fixation seems shallow but the viewer quickly realizes that one’s social rating directly impacts their ability to receive discounts, qualify for housing, procure invites to events, book flights, enter specific buildings, and access medical treatment. In an effort to improve her overall score and secure an apartment in a sought after complex for highly rated people, Lacie hires a consultant to help improve her social rating.

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. However, if used carefully by teachers, social media can be a powerful tool to not only engage our students, but to promote their student voice as well. Why promote student learning/voice with social media?

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

For teachers taking their first steps into the ed-tech world, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media networks are incredible places to consume and learn about best practices. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org. Research & Insights eduCanon blendedclassroom differentiationtools edtech flippedclassroom formativeassessments interactivelearning realtimemonitoring screencasting teacherpreneur video videoscreencasting

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? That answer has never been so evident as it has been today as social media tools have been placed directly in the hands of the President of the United States, as well as foreign operatives. Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it.

Creating Social Media Guidelines.The Handout

The Web20Classroom

Over the past few weeks I have been working on a project for Edutopia and Facebook Education to develop a set of steps to follow when developing social media guidelines in your school or district. This all came about from my presentation at ASCD this year where I outlined how we created a document that promoted the use of social media by our teachers and our students but also gave tips on responsible use. 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. Maybe you want some online PD that doesn’t limit you to 140 characters and gives you more of the social media experience maybe you’re used to (think Facebook)?