Stop Blaming Social Media

The Web20Classroom

From our twitter streams to talking heads on television it seems like we can not escape facts being outright fake, or the perception that they are. We can’t blame the media that reports them. We can’t blame social media or the tools used to access them.

5 Ideas to Tap Social Media to Enhance PD and Student Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Nikki Robertson in Episode 340 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Can social media be effective professional development? Twitter Chat Sessions, and TL News Night.

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. Create a social media contract. More on social media: 10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media

edWeb.net

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.

Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 124 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Jennifer Casa-Todd @JCasaTodd opens our minds to social media leadership with students. Jennifer is the author of Social LEADia.

Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather Callihan in episode 143 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Heather Callihan’s @ hcallihan students help with their Facebook and Twitter using some technology tools. Twitter: @hcallihan.

Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #19: 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Researcher Laura Pasquini From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The lessons learned from effective social media PD. The lessons learned from effective social media PD.

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? Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it. Technology has changed that paradigm.

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.

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

Educational Technology Guy

How Kids Are Using Mainstream Social Apps What You Should Know About Your Child’s Social Media Platforms The Most Popular Social Apps Among Teens and How They’re Using Them What Are the Mainstream Social Apps and How Are Teens Using Them? social media

Engaging Social Media for Educators

MIND Research Institute

In each episode of the Inside Our MIND podcast, we take a look at issues and challenges facing education that we are working to address through research, technology and strategic initiatives. 20 Texas Education Leaders to Follow on Twitter. The Ultimate Guide to Twitter.

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.

Is social media an effective tool for learning?

Neo LMS

There is this argument on whether social media and learning can coexist, because really, how can the noisy environment of social media become an effective tool for learning? In a loose sense, social media can become a spark for change.

Social Media Guide and Resources for Educators

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. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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.

Using Social Media to Promote Student Voice

Class Tech Integrate

One of the most powerful things technology allows for our students, is the ability for student voice to be heard. Many educators who embrace the use of technology in the classroom, are still very leery of talking about social media in the classroom.

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.

7 kinds of social media posts educators and schools can use now

Ditch That Textbook

Social media has become a way of life. Some people are wary about it, but the truth is this: social media is a free, powerful, safe way to spread positive news [.]. Ed Tech connected educator edtech educational technology pln social media twitter

Changing Our Views On Social Media For Learning

The Web20Classroom

Snapchat Facebook Instagram Vine Twitter What do you think about when you hear those words? Maybe you think about social media in general and how it’s continuing to grow. They are seen as platforms to merely be social. photo credit: Social Media via photopin (license).

The Pros & Cons Of Children On Social Media

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Pros & Cons Of Children On Social Media contributed by Jennifer Smith In our social media-charged society, it’s easy to assume that children should not be on sites like Facebook and Twitter. Concerns range from safety to attention span to disminished ‘real life’ social skills to posture, blue light, and other dangers of screen […]. The post The Pros & Cons Of Children On Social Media appeared first on TeachThought.

Genius as an Alternative Social Media

ProfHacker

Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology. ” That many academics rely on social media goes without saying. Yet, I am dissatisfied with my social media. Do you have a favorite alternative form of social media?

7 Tips for Using Social Media for Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

You joined all the big social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, blogging–just for starters). You committed hours to it, and then days, eager to make this work because everyone you know talks about how much they learn from social media.

Apps and Social Media in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

The end result is that our students benefit from lessons that combine sound pedagogy with the effective integration of technology. Additionally, this app serves as another way for Mrs. Chellani to formally assess her students in a differentiated and technologically advanced fashion.

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. Users can provide alt-text, or descriptive language describing images , through Facebook, Twitter , Instagram and Hootsuite.

Twitter (And Other Social Media): Our Ego-Inflation and Self-Promotion Device

techlearning

Have you really thought about the nature of social media? We users of social media often forget that it has specific design characteristics whose purpose is perhaps not what we think. But is connection really the purpose of Twitter?

Twitter 101: 5-Step Guide for Social Media in Education

Edudemic

If you aren’t using Twitter, chances are that you’re reluctant to adopt new technology. Or maybe you’ve used Twitter for years to keep up with friends but now want to use it in the classroom. We’ll guide you through the Twitter landscape […]. The post Twitter 101: 5-Step Guide for Social Media in Education appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured How To Popular Social Media featured guide online tools twitter

Navigating a Natural Disaster with Social Media

Indiana Jen

Social media played a significant role for my community as we prepared for the storm and as we began to pick up the pieces afterwards. Twitter is Incredibly Powerful, If you Know How to Use it. Education Educational Resources Social Media Technology Hurricane Irma

B2B Social Media Trends We are Going to See in 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Social media has been around for some time now. Twitter launched 11 years ago, LinkedIn 14 years ago, Facebook 13 years ago — and you know what? As new school B2B buyers step into the role of decision-maker, social media will influence their purchase decisions.

Social Media is Not Just For Students

A Principal's Reflections

When principals hear the words Twitter and Facebook they cringe. Immediately, visions of excessive socialization, time wasted, and meaningless conversations in the form of updates come to mind. Why spend money on expensive information delivery systems when you can use Twitter for free?

4 steps to mastering social media

eSchool News

A superintendent shares how social media is essential for today’s schools. Mention the words social media in a room full of school leaders and you’ll be met with more than a few reservations: It’s too new. Outline goals for your social media campaigns.

10 Ways to Use Twitter in Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

It makes sense; tweets and twitter streams have been part of hard-core news reports for years as an effective way for leaders and politicians to reach their constituents and pollsters to gauge what interests people. Establish rules for Twitter use. Twitter novel. More on Twitter.

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

Social Media With Promethean

The Web20Classroom

Over the last few days I spent some time with the folks at the Promethean Headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia, talking to them about their social media presence. They are more than a technology company. That is why I went to talk to them about social media.

It's Time to Redesign Your Social Media Presence for 2018

Edsurge

Using social media successfully in 2018 means more than checking your Facebook page or scrolling through Twitter occasionally. It is possible, with intention, to create a social media presence that is effective—for both you and your audience—whether that’s friends, colleagues or peers around the globe. Here’s how educators can get started creating an intentional social media presence, making the best use of the many tools and platforms out there today.

How & Why to Report a Post on Social Media

Indiana Jen

” The March for our Lives movement, along with other topics in the news, have highlighted that Social Media is powerful and impactful in the modern world. JSTOR recently posted an article highlighting “ What Parkland Tells us About Teens and Social Media.”