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.

What Schools Can Learn About Communication From the Vatican’s Former Social Media Chief

Edsurge

In 2017, Monsignor Paul Tighe may have been the only priest amidst a sea of techies at South by Southwest (SXSW), where he spoke about his past experience serving as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications for the Catholic Church. Think “social media director” for the Catholic Church.) Odd as his presence may have seemed, it was not out of the ordinary for the Church, which first devised a social media strategy around 2010.

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. For principals, experiments in open communication typically begin with Twitter (www.twitter.com) and Facebook (www.facebook.com).

5 Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter

Indiana Jen

Social Media and education have a complicated relationship. As such, many administrators have actively cautioned teachers against the use of Social Media, and many educators themselves have condemned Social Media as a mere distraction to education.

5 Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter

Indiana Jen

Social Media and education have a complicated relationship. As such, many administrators have actively cautioned teachers against the use of Social Media, and many educators themselves have condemned Social Media as a mere distraction to education.

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers

Graphite Blog

Social media is an increasingly important part of students' lives; in fact, the average teen spends over an hour a day using social media. To be true digital citizens, our students need teachers who model pro-social, creative, and responsible social media use. So why are only one in 10 teachers using social media professionally ? DON'T: Start using social media in your classroom if there are no guidelines or consent forms.

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

Technology like tablets PCs, apps, and access to broadband internet are lubricating the shift to mobile learning, but a truly immersive mobile learning environment goes beyond the tools for learning to the lives and communities valued by each individual learner.

How to Create a Twitter List of Reliable Media Sources

Reading By Example

Twitter has been the primary medium for sharing news regarding the presidential election and transition. This social media tool can be effective for gaining multiple perspectives on a topic or cause. My suggestion: Create a Twitter list. Start reading your Twitter list.

Parental Control Quick Guide: Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

Securly

SafeSearch is available for computers, phone browsers, tablets, and Android apps. Social Media Safety. You can limit who can see posts and personal information within your social media circle, but it is best to forgo listing any personal information whatsoever.

6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

Districts looking for long term sustainability by purchasing high quality devices at an affordable cost should take a hard look at both laptops and tablets for solutions. Commit to Leveraging Social Media and Telling Your Great Story! For more content like this, follow Samsung on Insights , EDU Twitter , EDU LinkedIn , YouTube and SlideShare. This post is sponsored by Samsung. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Five Ways for Teachers to get Started on Twitter – From Jen Carey

EdTechTeacher

Social Media and education have a complicated relationship. As such, many administrators have actively cautioned teachers against the use of Social Media, and many educators themselves have condemned Social Media as a mere distraction to education.

A PLN Quick Start Guide

A Principal's Reflections

The following list provides some good PLN starting points and resources to assist any educator looking to take their professional growth to new levels: Twitter : Microblogging platform that allows educators from all corners of the globe to communicate in 140 characters or less.

10Q: Steven Anderson

Learning with 'e's

Anderson is known to many in the world of education as a passionate and knowledgeable promoter of social media and technology for learning. He was co-creator of the Twitter weekly discussion group #Edchat and he hosts the Web 2.0 Take social media for example.

Effective Digital Leadership: Moving Our Schools Forward

EdTechSandyK

Public Relations In Royce City ISD, every campus has a Twitter account and shares reminders with parents and students via Twitter. We need to be using social media to tell people about the positive things that are going on in our classrooms and schools!

You Don't Have to Marry It!

The Daring Librarian

Once it was Smart Boards now it''s Tablets and 3D printers. That''s right, the coolest ed tech trends you''ve heard about at conferences, on Twitter, or during a webinar, you know, the ones that may have been leaving you feeling stressed out or inadequate for not jumping in with both feet?

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Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

Some people even lobby for a right to technology for every student, in the hope of making the presence of laptops and tablets in classrooms as spread as that of blackboards and notebooks. They turn to other social media sites , like Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Yik Yak, or Twitter.

Digitally agile research

Learning with 'e's

It's a book that provides essential reading for all academics in a time where digital, mobile and social media technologies are an increasingly important part of the research equation.

Animoby- Cool Whiteboard App for Creating Learning Resources

The Playground Advocate

Each presentation I make has a unique URL, so I can also send them the URL for viewing, share it through social media- including Twitter and Google+- or get the embed code to include the presentation on a website or blog. Recently, I downloaded the Animoby App for my iPad.

How m-learning is transforming online education

Neo LMS

Defined as a way to facilitate education through the use of devices like smartphones and tablets, m-learning is also a lot more than that. The rise of social networking as a learning tool.

Kindle Fire: Perfect Media Consumption Device

The 21st Century Principal

The Kindle Fire display is perfect for the e-reader and for the light media and app-user. However, if you only use your iPad for e-reading, media consuming, social media, and email, then I would say that perhaps you would be happy with the Kindle Fire.

Top Tips for Fast Formative Assessment that Works

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. GradeCam also works with laptops, desktops, tablets and any device that has a camera connected to wifi. You’re teaching your heart out.

Go on an Epic Selfie Conference Adventure

Teacher Reboot Camp

Selfie- a picture taken of oneself shared via social media. The people you meet will become part of your Personal/Passionate Learning Networks (PLN) and you can continue to connect with them on the social networks you already frequent.

How Parents Can Protect Their Children Online

Ask a Tech Teacher

Kids today are far less likely to be exposed to objectionable content through simple web browsing and instead will see their greatest danger through social media. There is an endless line of social media apps, from Snapchat to Twitter and much more.

ISTE 2017 Schedule #iste17

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’ll be joining Danielle Tyler from the PowerSchool social media team as we live stream a tour of the Classroom of the Future. Education Events Media Appearances Technology

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Top 5 Apps for Educational Administrators to Use

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media - Social Media is an excellent resource for administrators. I also think that all administrators should have a smartphone or tablet. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. I recently wrote about " My most used/favorite Apps and how I use them ". Here are some great apps for Educational Administrators to use to improve communication, collaboration, efficiency, and organization.

11 Essential EdTech Action Steps for Back to School

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Updates to Your Classroom Procedures and Workflow sponsored by EdTech Software From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This is important because you probably don’t want to share all of those pictures and videos on social media.

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4 Keys to Successfully Plan and Design Your School or District Website

Gaggle Speaks

Website visitors get the optimal experience whether they’re on a desktop, tablet or smartphone. Integrate social media. Even if you aren’t active on social media, many of your visitors likely are. Designing a website isn’t easy.

Forging Ahead With Change

A Principal's Reflections

It is time to realize that social media, technology, and the change process are not the enemy. To this end, teachers and students are now routinely utilizing social media and other various Web 2.0

Metaverse–Education Game-changer

Ask a Tech Teacher

Once completed, it can be shared through the app, with a link, by posting to some social media, or by uploading to a class LMS (learning management system). Download the app to your phone, tablet, or Chromebook.

Innovative Ways To Improve School:Home Communications

The Web20Classroom

While many of these still are valuable and have their place there are new and not-so-new mediums like social media that could be used to deepen the engagement with the community or do something entirely different. Ideas for Twitter: Share a daily quote or message of encouragement.

3 Ways to Push Past "Pinterest-Pretty" and into "Learner-Centered" Classrooms

Adjusting Course

Unless you've been living under a stone tablet, you've probably noticed a steady stream of flashy photos involving classroom makeovers in your Twitter or Pinterest feeds. This post might be more than you bargained for.

5 Tips for Sharing News on Your School Website

Gaggle Speaks

More and more breaking news hits places like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram before anywhere else. While social media might be the first source, most of us don’t rely just on what they see on social media.

Mindful Tracking Cookie Policies Improve K—12 Data Security

EdTech Magazine

Microsoft has instructions on their website for cookie management that can be useful for classrooms that either allow students to bring in personal devices or use the company’s tablets as part of a one-to-one device program. Twitter.

7 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

Instead, bring a Chromebook, netbook, tablet PC, or iPad. As you attend meetings, you can stay up on emails, check social networks, send materials to colleagues not attending, handle emergencies that won’t wait until you return to your home base.

5 Things Everyone Should Include In Their Digital Portfolio

EdTechTeacher

Do you have a piece of media or written work that you’ve published about a piece of work that you are proud of? With the tools available to use today on our phones and tablets, a few simple apps can help bring your story to life.

Technology I use on a Daily Basis - 2015 Version

Educational Technology Guy

I love the 7" tablet size and use this for social media, web surfing, personal email (I don't check work email at home anymore), e-books and Netflix. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

3 Free Apps That Connect My Kansas Classroom to the World

Edsurge

Now you can through the power of social media. Check out her different social media channels here: Instagram: teachingwithappitude. There’s a limit to how much information I can get across in a 15-minute video so I’m using other forms of social media to augment each episode. Among some teachers there is a misconception that iPads are simply used for games or media consumption. Each of the social media apps I use comes with a set of tradeoffs.

9 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

Ask a Tech Teacher

Instead, bring a Chromebook, netbook, tablet PC, iPad, or Smartphone. As you attend meetings, you can stay up on emails, check social networks, send materials to colleagues not attending, handle emergencies that won’t wait until you return to your home base.

Mobile Schools: The Next Generation in Communication and Engagement

A Principal's Reflections

As many of you know, here at New Milford High School we have been at the forefront of adopting social media and the latest technologies to improve the way we run our educational and extra-curricular programs.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Jarrod Robinson, the PE Geek, shares on episode 70 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter handle: @mrrobbo.

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