Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media


The drawbacks of social media are well-documented—like anonymous trolls posting negative comments just to spark controversy. In addition to negative commentary, Knowles acknowledged other challenges to adopting social media for education.

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

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Genius as an Alternative Social Media


” That many academics rely on social media goes without saying. Yet, I am dissatisfied with my social media. Is there another option for social engagement that aligns with the unique needs, interests, and skill sets of academics?

Colleges Face Investigations Over Whether Their Use of Social Media Follows Accessibility Regulations


Among the newer aspects of these kinds of complaints is whether college social media communication meets accessibility standards.

To curb cyberbullies, this district will monitor students’ social media

eSchool News

Student messages on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook are now being monitored by the Orange County (Fla.) The software also would allow the district to search the thousands of messages posted on various sites for key words that might indicate trouble.

Do social media security alert programs protect or invade?

eSchool News

Social media monitoring programs can serve as a first line of defense for schools, but privacy issues abound. 26, a 16-year-old Hobart High School student posted a threat on social media, saying his school would be “shot up” the next day.

5 Things About Effective Digital Citizenship You Need to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

NetRef offers powerful Internet monitoring software that I recommend for schools. Mike Ribble on episode 460 of the 10-Minute Teacher Mike Ribble, a digital citizenship expert, shares five important things every educator should know about digital citizenship.

edWeb Wins SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award for Best Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators


It was announced yesterday that edWeb.net is the winner of the SIIA CODiE Award for Best Collaborative Social Media Solution for Educators. This is the second year in a row that edWeb.net has won this prestigious industry award.

What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

For the administrator who would like a general, not-too-technical overview of digital technology and social media, the book What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media , edited by Scott McLeod and Chris Lehmann is the answer.

5 Reasons You Don't Need to Worry About Kids and Social Media

Graphite Blog

Yes, the risks of social media are real. As a parent, you can help nurture the positive aspects simply by accepting how important social media is for kids and helping them find ways for it to add real value to their lives. For inspiration, here are some of the benefits of your kid being social media-savvy: It strengthens friendships. Both producers and performers can satisfy a need for creative self-expression through social media.

Social Media Is Here to Stay: Get Out of the Way or Become Roadkill!!

The 21st Century Principal

They are banning the use of social media as a means to communicate with students and parents. Instead of passing bans on connections between students and teachers on Facebook, and employing filtering software to block social media sites, the US K-12 public education system needs make a giant step in the 21st century and embrace social media tools as just one of the natural ways people communicate today. Social media is here to stay.

Software that Supports Multilingual Dialogue


Know that misunderstanding is already a large part of any conversation on social media and in person, especially when talking across cultures and when some participants are non-native speakers of the language used. Productivity Profession Software Teaching

Want Kids to Be Kind on Social Media? Let Them Chat

Graphite Blog

Someday, I’d like all of my students to grow up to be the kinds of people I would want to friend on Facebook, or Instagram, or Snapchat, or whatever the social media du jour is at the time. As for me, I use the social media aspects of Destiny, my library management software.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. You can only do that if you know how to use technology, especially really fabulous software, which teachers who use technology know how to find.

Five Instances Your “Free” Education Software May Actually Cost You by @edsby


If a software company wants to give its product away free to educators, that’s a good thing for schools, teachers and students, right? Users of social media like Facebook have been learning the old saw , if you’re not paying for a product or service, you’re the product.

Make your LMS a social learning platform

Ask a Tech Teacher

Vivek Singh, education professional and contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher, has some interesting ideas on using your native LMS as a social learning platform. Education, thus, has its roots in the earliest social interactions. What makes your LMS a social learning platform?

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5 Tips for Integrating Ed-Tech Into Students’ Daily Lives

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

Although I personally believe the most effective solutions can draw on both approaches, it’s clear to me that software intended for students must be evolutionary as we consider the logistics of integrating technology in students’ daily lives. What kinds of social media do students use?

This easy presentation software lets students focus on content, not design

eSchool News

Students spend more time playing around with presentation software than you might think. Imagine if there was presentation software that could give students and teachers what they want, while reducing time and energy spent on aspects of the task that don’t impact the final grade.

Get Back Some Online Privacy with Facebook Container


Now they’ve extended those concerns to social media with the release of Facebook Container. Software Wellness Facebook social mediaFacebook is everywhere in the news recently, and none of it is good.

6 Collaborative Social Tools and Platforms for Better Writing and Collaboration


Collaborative Software With Social Functionality can be a Powerful Asset in the Classroom Teachers who have taken the dive into education technology have infinite teaching and learning possibilities.

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Some Guidelines for Using Twitter


There’s a lot of ambivalence about social media these days, and not just because of Russian bots. Profession Software Uncategorized Wellness Facebook social media Twitter

Discover Rambox: Manage All Your Apps in One


It’s different from many of the other social media management tools out there in that it is open source, so if you’re using an app that does not currently integrate with it, you can create the code to add it (assuming you know how to do that, of course).

Are You on Mastodon Yet? Social Network of Our Own


According to their “About” page: “Mastodon is a free, open-source social network server. Anyone can run Mastodon and participate in the social network seamlessly. A social network of our own. our imagination of how much control we can finally have on our social media.

What Does Facebook Think It Knows About You?


I am, admittedly and unabashedly, an over-sharer on social media. Particularly on Facebook, I share a great deal of materials and resources that I think people in my social circles might find interesting, useful, funny, or sometimes all three.

Increase Student Engagement with the Top Hat Lecture Platform


When education technology software providers reach out to me and can share interesting, affordable tools that they can back up with teacher testimonials, I’m willing to hear what they have to.

Worlds Day 1: Sock Monkeys

Dangerously Irrelevant

She has to pass hardware/software inspections and she has to be able to fit in a 18×18 inch box. Gaming Guest Bloggers Higher Education International Interviews Our Changing World Presentations Professional Development Safety and Security Social Media Youth and Media

Have a Favorite Twitter Client? It’s Probably About to Break


One of the things that’s great about social media is how hellbent all the companies seem on destroying themselves, usually in the name of “engagement,” but usually in the spirit of “we have no idea how our users use this service.”

26 Ways Educators Use Twitter

Brilliant or Insane

Fedena, a School Management Software company, shares 26 ways educators use Twitter, in this nifty, alphabetized infographic. Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics For more powerful Twitter strategies, check out our social media library. Infographics Social Media edtech TwitterBrilliant or Insane. Maybe you’ve heard about the power of Twitter for education, but you aren’t quite sure how it works.

Full Sail Labs Expands Online Course Selection


YouTube Creation – Create a social media presence, learn to produce original videos, build a brand, engage an audience, and monetize content on YouTube. Learn to produce original music using Ableton, Garageband, and Odesi software. [

Why You Just Lost 20 Minutes to the Internet


Understanding how software design shapes our daily experience can help us make better choices, both in the moment and for the future we and our students are creating. Software Uncategorized design distraction internet procrastination social media time time management

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

SIIA, the organization that represents the software industry launched the Student Privacy Pledge , giving school partners that collect data a platform to show their commitment to maintain student privacy. Commit to Leveraging Social Media and Telling Your Great Story! Blog Access edtech Equity future ready Osmo Osobot planning Policy Privacy professional learning Samsung Social Media SustainabilityThis post is sponsored by Samsung.

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How to Store Your Twitter Archive on Github Pages


Software GitHub Hawksey social media Twitter

Educators, Experts Discuss Tech Titans Special Report in Twitter Chat

Marketplace K-12

Marketplace K-12 Business Strategy Market Research Social Media Software/HardwareEdWeek Market Brief hosted a Twitter chat this week, delving into the data behind the Tech Titans K-12 special report. The post Educators, Experts Discuss Tech Titans Special Report in Twitter Chat appeared first on Market Brief.

Program Combatting Privacy and Tech Overuse Encourages Students to Take Control


Dignity—it’s not a word often associated with social media and online interaction. Gaia’s research has been featured extensively in the media including the New York Times , Forbes , ABC News, and Psychology Today. edWeb Blog digital literacy Social Media Technology

Class Tech Tips: How To Skype with an Expert in Your Classroom


Class Tech Tips: 10 Tips for Using Social Media to Tell Your School’s Story ] Skype with an Expert In my book Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning for a Tech-Rich Classroom , I talk about the power of virtual reality to spark questions.