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.

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.

Social media tips, books and more (#DitchPod wrap-up)

Ditch That Textbook

Social media can be a deep, wide reservoir of ideas and inspiration in the classroom. DTT podcast #DitchPod animated gifs for classroom retrieval practice for studying social media for teachers teacher productivity tips

10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social Media to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

While a recent poll showed 9 out of 10 teachers do not use social media in the classroom, there are teachers who are. Social doesn’t have to be a distraction and kids can be safe. Social media has transformed the program and the school.

3 Key Social Media Platforms That You Can Use To Keep Students Engaged In Your Classroom

Wisewire

Engagement is a key component of learning, so what better way to engage students than by implementing the social media platforms they already love to use? Students spend much of their lives outside of school interacting on social media.

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

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.

I Saw it on Facebook! Focusing School Communities on Literacy with Social Media

CUE

Recently, my husband shared a study with me that showed that the brains of folks who read and write every day are a third healthier in old age than those who didn’t ( Leslie, 2014). I think every community should have an ambassador and social media should be at the heart of their work.

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

Edsurge

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

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

They Don’t Want Privacy: Why Students Should Study Social Media

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post They Don’t Want Privacy: Why Students Should Study Social Media appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning Terry Heick

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. Social media is a main form of communication and connection used by today’s students. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

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.

Scientists and social media: an important new study

Bryan Alexander

Pew has a new study , based on surveying nearly 4,000 scientists, and the results are important for higher education and technology. In contrast, social media is only a viable communication method for a minority of these scientists.

Is there enough diversity in your social media?

eSchool News

As we consume more social media, our perspectives are getting less diverse. And I’m not the only one using social media sites in this way. This is exactly what is happening in social media sites.

How to use social media in the classroom

eSchool News

Today’s educators have a love-hate relationship with social media. 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.

Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

eSchool News

Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration. A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms. Social media is here to stay, so it is critical to invest in our educators through expanded training,” said Cook.

Tips for successful classroom social media use

The Innovative Educator

Social media is a valuable tool when used appropriately and with common sense. I pointed this out last week when I conducted a webinar where I explained why social media is an essential tool for K-12 classrooms. This week, eSchool News has taken the highlights of that webinar and turned it into an article that shares my advice for successful classroom social media use. social media in education

#40years of educational technology: Social media

Learning with 'e's

By 2006 several social networking sites were enjoying surges in popularity, including MySpace, Bebo and of course, Facebook. Other tools such as wikis, blogs and podcasts also began to be used in education, at first tentatively, and then as embedded features in various programmes of study.

HE trends: How do students decide to study?

Neo LMS

Student behavior when choosing the right education provider, study location or program is clearly shifting in today’s digitized age, and schools are modifying their recruitment strategies to meet the student demand in the two-way process of university admission.

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

Graphite Blog

" However, there's still a question of whether smartphones and social media enhance or distract from the museum experience. Recommended for: Grades: 6-12 Subjects: arts, digital citizenship, social studies, ELA.

Social Media in the Library: 4 Top Ways to Promote Digital Literacy

EdTechTeam

The importance of media literacy cannot be understated. Nor can the value of social media as a teaching, learning, and publishing tool. Two principles inform why I engage with my students around social media: Digital literacy doesn’t just naturally develop any more than print literacy does, and. So, my students must have guided practice analyzing and using social media if they are to use it purposefully, productively, and safely.

5 Keys to Effective Social Media Strategy for Schools and School Districts

The 21st Century Principal

Should schools and school districts have a "social media strategy" like business and industry? In the corporate world, social media has moved from being a novelty to a deliberate strategy to engage the public. It seems like schools and school districts mostly do social media as an add on, where someone in the central office "just happens" to post announcements to Facebook or Twitter. I have no studies to prove such, but it does make sense.

Through Social Media, Academics Spur Conversations on Race and Equity

Edsurge

The idea was simple: share a piece of media—a book, song, video, piece of artwork—that spoke to some aspect of Ferguson to help educators teach about the national crisis. As students set foot on campus this fall, faculty and administrators will grapple with how to address the social justice issues affecting their communities. Colleges often seem like bastions of activism for social justice issues.

Communicating and Connecting With Social Media (An Excerpt)

A Principal's Reflections

The book is entitled Communicating & Connecting With Social Media: Essentials for Principals and will be available from Solution Tree on May 19, 2011 Using Twitter to Build Your School’s Brand The good news is that open-communication practices in a social media world don’t have to be intimidating. These two services have been broadly em­braced across all social and technical profiles and make it possible to reach large audiences in the blink of an eye.

Why Teachers Should Be on Social Media

Graphite Blog

I consider myself well-versed in social media. I've given most social media platforms a test run in my classroom and try to keep up-to-date on the latest trends, apps, and uses. Educators tend to meet most social media platforms with skepticism, and it's easy to see why. However, these stories project an unfair sense that all social media use in the classroom is nefarious.

#savings: Can Social Media Nudge Teens into Smarter Money Choices?

MindShift

In the fall of 2008, Ted Gonder was studying economics at the University of Chicago as the world economy melted down around him. “We Social media isn’t a fix in itself.

The Skinny on Hashtags

A Principal's Reflections

Upon getting on Twitter in 2009, I was not only baffled about how to use the social media site but also about all the symbols associated with it. Let’s start by defining what a hashtag (#) is in the sense of social media. Engage in an online book study or start your own.

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.

Top 10 Tips for Using Social Media for Administrators & Other Educators

The 21st Century Principal

According to Andy Beal and Judy Strauss, authors of Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online , “Shifting from traditional to social media requires new skills, new tools, and an understanding of social media platforms.” Any school leader bringing an archaic understanding and knowledge of old media to social media is in danger of looking foolish and perhaps in danger of getting himself in major trouble with stakeholders.

Finally, Definitive Manual for School Leaders on Engaging in Using Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

In their new book, Why Social Media Matters: School Communication in the Digital Age , authors Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes write: “Skill in communication is a key ingredient for school leaders’ success in today’s complex education environment, and this communication now includes social media.” School administrators are still spending too much time trying to decide whether social media is an enemy or an ally. Social media is here to stay.

How to be a connected educator & still find balance with social media

The Cornerstone for Teachers

As we get into the conversation, we dig deeper into her social media habits, and explore how her desire to learn from and connect with other educators is sometimes swallowing up more time than she intends, and interfering with her ability to get a good night’s sleep and stay in balance. .

How I use social media for my professional development

Nik Peachey

This my own attempt to outline my digital media learning experience, or at least part of it. My social network for professional development. Related links: Developing your digital study skills Temporary Bookmarking 10 Teacher Development Task for Web 2.0