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!

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.

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. Kids can’t focus because of social media.

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.

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?

Liz, Aly, & Walt: Ticked Off Teens Talk about Social Media and Smartphones

The CoolCatTeacher

In a recent podcasting project, my students reflected on their opinions about social media. Edtech Tool Tuesday High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Parents Social Media Society and Ethics Students Teachers

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? Social Media Technology Finland social networks Brilliant or Insane.

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.

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. Two cool new tools.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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. How is this done with Social Media?

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. Social Media

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. The post Is social media disrupting our networks?

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.

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 twitter

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

Social Media is Not Just For Students

A Principal's Reflections

Immediately, visions of excessive socialization, time wasted, and meaningless conversations in the form of updates come to mind. This is true, in many cases, when these tools are used for personal use. Principals and schools should embrace Twitter, and social media in general.

New Research Explores Teens' Use of Social Media in 2018

techlearning

Common Sense today published a new research report, Social Media, Social Life: Teens Reveal Their Experiences. GoGuardian Announces Beacon, Self-Harm Prevention Tool for Schools ] Highlights include: Teens are on social media for much of the day.

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.

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.

Social Media Explained Infographic by Avalaunch Media

The 21st Century Principal

Here''s an interesting infographic recently shared with me that takes an unusual perspective in explaining the difference between all the major social media sites.This comes from the folks over at Avalaunch Media.

What Social Media Platforms Should Your School Be On?

Hubbli

Students, parents, and teachers alike use social media every day, though they’re not always using it with a specific purpose. While social media can be a great outlet for personal expression, there are times when it interferes and impacts your school more than you’d like.

Digital Citizenship and Social Media for Students

Buncee

I had a new app called GoBubble which is a safe social media site for children under 13. I had three great tools at this point but I wasn't sure how I was going to combine them. I knew how I was going to use all these tools together. Have you ever had to change directions?

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. With video, especially on social media, shorter is better.

Navigating a Natural Disaster with Social Media

Indiana Jen

What made Irma different for me was not the storm itself, but the myriad of tools available to residents to help prepare and recover from the storm. 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.

Using Social Media in Natural Disaster

Indiana Jen

Social Media now plays an important role in our lifestyles and that includes emergencies. Use Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, LinkedIn) to share status and safety with friends and family. I hope that you find these tools useful for your next emergency!