Social Media in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

The Tool We Should All Be Using to Improve Education In the 1970’s the parking lot would be full of parents ready to see the school play. Social Media: The New Stage. Social Media: The New Audience. Social media gives us largest ballroom ever assembled where people from around the world can mix, mingle, and find their clique. We’re ignoring a powerful platform that will help kids want to write again: social media. Social Media!

Overcoming Social Media Fears

Tom Murray

Amy is an awesome High School Assistant Principal from Oregon and is the type of school leader that leverages social media in her daily work; to both share the incredible things that happen in her school as well as to grow professionally. Due to the way that she models this for those that she leads, I asked her what tips she has for those leaders, the many leaders, that may be fearful of using social media, and are hesitant to jump in.

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Stop Blaming Social Media

The Web20Classroom

We can’t blame the media that reports them. We can’t blame social media or the tools used to access them. Social media didn’t create fake facts and the media didn’t invent fake news. Social media has long been the scapegoat for adults to blame the ills of kids and students on. Kids can’t focus because of social media. Kids stare endlessly at their devices because all they care about is their social status.

Creating a Buzz with Social Media

The CoolCatTeacher

21 Money-Making Strategies for Social Media Newbies with Dr. Cheri Toledo My friend, Dr. Cheri Toledo has pulled together 21 social media experts to share the basics of getting started with social media. Do you ever ask yourself, “Could I be growing my business with social media?” Have you ever thought, “What are some effective strategies for using social media tools for my business?”

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.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Nikki Robertson, ISTE Librarians Network President Elect, shares five ways to use social media to enhance professional development and improve student learning. Can social media be effective professional development? Nikki’s new book, Connected Librarians: Tap Social Media to Enhance Professional Development and Student Learning , is now available for purchase through the ISTE Store and/or Amazon.

Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather Callihan’s @ hcallihan students help with their Facebook and Twitter using some technology tools. Today’s Sponsor: GradeCam is a web-based tool that lets you customize assessments with multiple choice, true/false, number grids, rubrics, and more. Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Ways to Give Students a Voice. Integrating that into your district accounts or your school-specific social media accounts is an awesome way to share that story.

Videoconferencing and Social Media Boost Reading Engagement

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Collaboration tools allow students to interact with their favorite authors. Collaboration Internet Social Media Video Conferencing

Principles for school districts’ social media policies

Dangerously Irrelevant

This one is about some general guidelines and principles for school districts to consider as they formulate their social media policies. Districts everywhere are doing everything they can to put digital tools into the hands of students and staff because of the powerful learning opportunities that they enable. Humans are inherently social and we make meaning together. Are educators courageous enough to be social media renegades? My newest article is out.

Is social media disrupting our networks?

The Christensen Institute

On the heels of a divisive campaign, people are more aware than ever of the social and political groups that sit on different sides of the aisle, live in different parts of the country, and break bread with different cultural factions. For anyone living through the past decade of innovations , like smart phones and social networking sites, these trendlines present a puzzling question: How could a world that is technically more connected than ever be so socially disconnected and divided?

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. However, said Jamie Knowles, Senior Manager of Educator Professional Learning Programs at Common Sense Media, social media also has the ability to help users share their stories and shed a positive light on their activities. In addition to negative commentary, Knowles acknowledged other challenges to adopting social media for education.

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. Three of the most popular social media platforms among students are Snapchat, Facebook, and Twitter. Since Snapchat is a newer social media platform, you may not be as familiar with it as Facebook and Twitter.

3 Ways Educators Can Embrace Social Media to Increase Engagement

EdTech Magazine

Anderson By using digital tools, teachers can promote more interactivity and community outreach. Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Internet Online Video Social MediaBy Steven W.

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? A status update here, share a post there, Facebook basically owns the majority of our social media life. In a loose sense, social media can become a spark for change. There are arguments, however, that social media can be quite detrimental to learning.

21st-Century Learning Using Social Media: Advice from Finland

Brilliant or Insane

Many teachers believe social media doesn’t have a place in the 21st-century learning environment; it is simply a tool for people to keep their friends up to date with their lives, right? Teacher Petri Ahokas, from Turun Normaalikoulu school, Norssi in Finland, explains how he uses social media ethically and legally to [.]. The post 21st-Century Learning Using Social Media: Advice from Finland appeared first on Brilliant or Insane.

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? Read on to learn about four of the most popular social apps among teens and how parents and educators can be proactive in teaching kids to be responsible and respectful on social media. social media

Tips for using social media with educators

eSchool News

Social media is an essential marketing tool for educational publishers. But the changing algorithms, rise and fall of new platforms, and overall nature of social media make some developers hesitant. In their edWebinar, “ Social Media Marketing 2.0: Educators Love Social Media ,” several education marketing insiders offered their perspectives on using social media with educators.

Using Social Media to Promote Student Voice

Class Tech Integrate

Many educators who embrace the use of technology in the classroom, are still very leery of talking about social media in the classroom. The negatives of social media usage between students and teachers can be disastrous. However, if used carefully by teachers, social media can be a powerful tool to not only engage our students, but to promote their student voice as well. Why promote student learning/voice with 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. The purpose of a social media-based PLN is to extend your reach beyond the narrow confines of the bubble you live in, but that isn’t what happened for you. 5 Must-have tools for Ed Conferences.

How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning?

Edudemic

The rampant use of social media/texting slang by teenagers is largely due to increased accessibility to mobile phones. The post How Does Social Media Slang Affect Learning? Articles Featured News Social Media Tools Trends featured guide humor student engagement twitterHow does that effect writing skills? appeared first on Edudemic.

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? That answer has never been so evident as it has been today as social media tools have been placed directly in the hands of the President of the United States, as well as foreign operatives. Social media is a very powerful tool that can have a lasting effect on what people do, and how they do it.

The Summer of Social Media

Kyle Pace

One thing that I think summer is great for in terms of professional learning is investing the time to better understand how you can use social media as an educator. Social media can be used as a great communication tool for a district, school, or a classroom. Maybe you want some online PD that doesn’t limit you to 140 characters and gives you more of the social media experience maybe you’re used to (think Facebook)?

Using Social Media to Screen Applicants

A Principal's Reflections

Social media is one of the most popular phenomena in today's society, facilitated by the widespread use and reliance on technology for virtually everything throughout our lives. Places of employment also put technology to work in finding new employees for hire - including social media. Outside of technology, including tools like cameras that capture moments in time, it's impossible to go back in time and see who did what, when, and where.

Apps and Social Media in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

In support of the school’s BYOD initiative, Mrs. Chellani has recently discovered and integrated a new app called Socrative , a free, online polling tool. Students in Mr. Devereaux''s AP Biology class are creating social media accounts for the immune system. apps New Milford High School Social Media It is springtime at New Milford High School and new ideas are flourishing.

Using Social Media in the Classroom

Where Learning Clicks

The choice to use social media in the classroom can be an intimidating prospect, but you may find it to be well worth the effort when you consider the multifaceted benefit of engaging with students in a format that is already familiar to them. Social media is an integral communication tool for many of today’s […]. The post Using Social Media in the Classroom appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

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). Our conversations give me a sense of how kids are using social media and her thoughts on using it for learning, or even if there is a place for it. There is no place for that tool in the classroom, period.

Teens, Social Media, and Narcissism

Edudemic

Recent studies have confirmed a sharp increase in narcissism in the past decade that corresponds with the proliferation and increased use of social media. The post Teens, Social Media, and Narcissism appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured For Students News Social Media apps featured helping students online tools twitter

Social Media…Emphasis on MEEEEEdia: Fatal Flaws of the 21st Century Supermarket Tabloid

The 21st Century Principal

Over time I have come to discovery that the flaws in the architecture of all social media platforms are irreparable and can’t be redeemed. As a thoughtful and reflective critic, I have no choice but place social media on the figurative supermarket tabloid rack where the National Enquirer and Weekly World News reside. Social media…which should really be spelled….social As a tool for connecting individuals with others, social media has failed colossally.

Use Social Media to Market Your Private School

Hubbli

Social media marketing for schools is where it’s at. Through familiar social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram, you can reach a targeted group of people and increase awareness for your school. Social media provides a cost-effective way for private schools to build name recognition in their local area without buying pricey billboards or even more expensive TV and radio ads. Social Media Marketing for Schools. Be social.

Adapting to the Social Media Generation

Omega Notes

According to Pew Research Center , nearly 90% of adults between the ages of 18 to 29 use social media. The student population reaching college age now, Gen Z, grew up with the internet and social media as an everyday part of their life. A large majority educators are not digital natives, and most are continuously surprised by how much social media and digital technology influences the lives of younger generations. 44 percent use social media hourly.

B2B Social Media Trends We are Going to See in 2018

Ask a Tech Teacher

Social media has been around for some time now. Companies across the globe continue to use social media as a vital part of their marketing strategy — creating content to connect and engage their audience. Marketers have found their stride on social media, and B2B activity on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms has increased significantly in the past year. Stay ahead of the curve in the new year with these B2B social media trends for 2018.

Social Media in Education

A Principal's Reflections

My answers to Bill''s questions provide a snapshot of my social media in education journey. What made you interested in using social media to reach out to your school community? Now I had heard of this social network before, but only viewed it as a means for celebrities and other people to send meaningless messages about things they were doing. For me, Twitter opened the door to the world of social media.

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. To the contrary, says Luvelle Brown, superintendent of the Ithaca City School District in upstate New York and a 2014 eSchool News Tech-Savvy Superintendent Awards winner, social media is the way. Outline goals for your social media campaigns.

Changing Our Views On Social Media For Learning

The Web20Classroom

Maybe you think about social media in general and how it’s continuing to grow. When it comes to social media and the use of these tools there is still a large disconnect between the platforms kids use and what we use in the classroom. Make any mention of using Snapchat as a tool for storytelling and your audience may look at you with dismay. For many adults, especially educators, these tools don’t have a place in the classroom. Social Media

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. Our position as a network-based filter gives us unique access to such data, allowing us to find truths embedded within students’ own social media posts alone.