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).

What’s all the buzz about Messenger Kids?

Ask a Tech Teacher

When preteen kids see parents and older siblings thumbing away at social media accounts, they want to do it. Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app designed for kids under thirteen to connect with others from their tablet or smartphone. More on social media.

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.

Tweet, Snap and Gram Your Way To Better School Communications

The Web20Classroom

While many of these still are valuable and have their place there are new and not-so-new social media mediums 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.

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.

My most used/favorite Apps and how I use them

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media - Google+ , Twitter , and Facebook - Google+ is my go to for education and technology resources, connections and sharing. I love that you can have longer posts and discussions than on Twitter. I also use Twitter for education and technology resource finding. Feedly - I subscribe to a lot of sites and blogs and use Feedly to organize and read them, as well as easily share them to Google+, Twitter and even Evernote.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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.

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.

Looking for Trusted Advisers? Look No Further

Ask a Tech Teacher

Social Media: @alicekeeler, YouTube. Alice Keeler is a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator and LEC Admin & Online and Blended certified. Social Media: @cultofpedagogy, iTunes podcast.

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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.

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.

20 Ways to Have a Summer That Matters

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today I want to challenge your thinking about your summer. You can take courses on helpful topics like social-emotional learning, classroom management, teacher wellness, special education classes and more.

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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.

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

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.

AR/VR in K–12: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning

EdTech Magazine

Technology helps educators give each student the attention he or she needs, through tools such as online learning modules, personal tablets and, now, virtual and augmented reality. . Twitter. AR/VR in K–12: Schools Use Immersive Technology for Assistive Learning. eli.zimmerman_9856.

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.

Make This the Year That You Take On Ambitious IT Projects in Your School

EdTech Magazine

Test Adobe Spark, free for educators and a user-friendly tool for creating video, social media graphics and web pages. Older students use the Tynker platform to code while younger students use tablet computers, Principal John Beeck told EdTech. . Twitter.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.