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. Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com !

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).

Why Educators Need to Recognize Social Media's Structural Flaws and Algorithmic Radicalization Potential

The 21st Century Principal

Social media has become a problem. I was once an avid user of it, and now, after all the political events of the past two to three years, it has become apparent to me that Facebook and Twitter, among other social media products, have done more to divide and foster our uncivil society than anything else. Any Facebook user, for example, will notice that the social media tosses items into your timeline based on what you have liked and shared in the past.

Careless posts on social media spark physical fights

The Hechinger Report

The massive fight, it turned out, stemmed from a long-simmering rivalry between groups of girls, and had been largely instigated and planned through a steady stream of posts on social media apps like Twitter, Instagram, Kik and Snapchat. Some social media users are anonymous.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

Survey: Social Media Is Failing To Find Traction In The Classroom. Social media is a main form of communication and connection used by today’s students. A lack of tools and training top the list of educator concerns. Create student social media guidelines.

Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

eSchool News

Survey reveals that the majority of classroom educators shy away from social media integration. A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. K-12 teachers found that 87 percent of those surveyed said they have not embraced social media platforms. Lack of training could be to blame. Try “closed” social media sites.

Why Educators Must Teach Students Social Media Etiquette

Leadership Lounge

Who knew social media would take off as quickly as it did? This gave rise to privacy settings, blocking and eventually the social media norms we have today. In the education realm, students are coming to school with social media experience.

Advice for the New Administrator & Educator Using Social Media

The 21st Century Principal

During a conversation today, I was asked, "What advice would you give to the new administrator just beginning to use social media in his or her new role?" Becoming an administrator is a challenge in itself, which means there are enough issues to deal with without making mistakes using social media. This means the novice administrator is often left to her own devices when it comes to engaging stakeholders in social media.

Free computer training resources and courses

Educational Technology Guy

As technology changes and schools upgrade software, add new apps, change hardware or operating systems, and more, faculty, staff and students need training and support. link] Related: Collection of free training resources for Windows, Office, Google Apps, and more.

Top 10 Tips for Using Social Media for Administrators & Other Educators

The 21st Century Principal

According to Andy Beal and Judy Strauss, authors of Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online , “Shifting from traditional to social media requires new skills, new tools, and an understanding of social media platforms.” Any school leader bringing an archaic understanding and knowledge of old media to social media is in danger of looking foolish and perhaps in danger of getting himself in major trouble with stakeholders.

What Twitter Shortcomings?

My Island View

I was somewhat disturbed about a recent post by a friend and connected colleague concerning the state of Twitter and its use by some individuals in what is now fast becoming the education social media culture. My friend seemed to be longing for the “good ole days” of Twitter when it was smaller numbers and people knew their place in their interacting with others. I remember those days as well, since I was on Twitter years before my friend.

How I use social media for my professional development

Nik Peachey

This my own attempt to outline my digital media learning experience, or at least part of it. Both these are very easy to browse when I have a moment spare and have great integration with both Twitter and Facebook. I tend not to engage with people very much through Twitter though.

Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

My Island View

The mindset of a 20 th Century educator is very comfortable for most educators since they were trained for the most part by 20 th century educators. It is the social learning we talk about. In order to create these much-needed Personalized Learning Networks educators will need to learn about social media and its culture. The ins and outs of Twitter would be the most efficient and effective way to share what is needed for educators.

Social Media Revolution for School Librarians: Keynote Resources for CASL

The Daring Librarian

Dont Hate the Hashtag: a Social Media Revolution for Librarians View more presentations from gwyneth jones. Twitter: Your One Stop PLN/Change Agent Training Tool! Congrats to all the new Twitter users!

The 3 biggest Twitter problems for teachers—and how to overcome them

eSchool News

Interestingly, accessibility often isn’t the biggest factor blocking this process—more often than not, it comes down to a teacher’s own comfort with social media. Also, while teacher feedback on LinkedIn was overwhelmingly positive, feedback on Twitter was contentious.

Twitter Series-What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Twitter

The Web20Classroom

This is the second in a series I am doing all about Twitter. You can read the first post here , where I discuss the need to change the way we teach about Twitter. Take Twitter for example. What do you wish you knew about twitter before you started? Now that you use Twitter (to whatever degree is comfortable for you) what would you go back and learn early on? Before Twitter- "I wish I knew how to make it meaningful to me." Social.

The Best PD for Math Teachers (and How to Use It) #mtbos #iteachmath

The CoolCatTeacher

David Petro on episode 294 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. David Petro has been using Twitter for his math PD for more than eight years. Twitter is now different. David: Don’t write Twitter off.

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What Digital Skills Do Students Need to Make a Meaningful Impact? #EdtechMissions

Teacher Reboot Camp

Today was the first official #EdtechMissions chat on Twitter to celebrate the launch of my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom. Join us on Twitter by adding #EdtechMissions to the end of your tweets. If you are new to Twitter chats then check out, A Quick Start Guide to Participating in a Twitter Chat. Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com !

Tap into the Power of the Crowd

Teacher Reboot Camp

Our students have access to a worldwide audience through their social networks. Join us every Sunday on Twitter for the #EdtechMissions chat (10am to 10:30amET; click for more time zones) where we share ideas and resources.

Sextortion: Your Students Are at Risk, Teachers Can Help

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Netsmartz is a free online training program from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. netsmartz.org/training. .

Media Literacy: A Moral Imperative (…and a guide to support your work!)

Tom Murray

For example, throughout 2016 and into the first part of 2017… I’ve watched those I was connected to on social media who align politically to the right blindly share anti-Hillary memes, articles, stories, etc. I’ve watched those I was connected to on social media who align politically to the left blindly share anti-Trump memes, articles, stories, etc. We must help those that we are connected to develop and refine their media literacy skills.

Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Ann Oro on episode 314 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. One of the resources that I had shared recently with some of the local teachers is a Google program that’s in their training center in Google for Education.

Byte-sized Potential: Can Compassion & Citizenship Go Viral?

Teacher Reboot Camp

Often, you needed to be part of a certain social class, ethnicity, and profession. Individuals can take classes from MIT professors or connect with the greatest minds, like Neil Degrasse Tyson , through social media. Part of the category, Byte-sized Potential.

8 Steps To Teacher-Led, Digital PD

TeachThought - Learn better.

But beyond any isolated parcel of teacher improvement lies social media. Long the plaything of adults and teens alike, social media has matured to become an incredible learning tool as well, connecting educators to ideas, tools, resources, and most importantly, each other.

How to Train Your (New) Principal

The Daring Librarian

Before any admins out there start sharpening their pitchforks for me, I gotta say that I really don''t think teachers need to train new principals. Principals come to us already accomplished, trained, vetted, and hand-picked. How do you train a principal?

How to Create a Summer Writing Notebook #flaneur

The CoolCatTeacher

A conversation with Angela Stockman in episode 99 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Twitter handle: @AngelaStockman.

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Parent Communication Isn’t What It Once Was.

My Island View

Many teachers have had great success using Twitter to highlight student accomplishments to “following” parents. Schools also need to train teachers on these systems on a regular basis to cover changes in the system, and new personnel joining the staff. It requires training.

Beat the Back-to-School Jitters with Twitter!

Teaching With Soul

ET, I host New Teacher Chat ( #ntchat ) on Twitter. Today I was able to take this post topic across the pond and share it as presentation with teachers in the United Kingdom attending an Ark Schools teacher training day. Every Wednesday at 5 p.m. PT, 8 p.m.

Beat the Back-to-School Jitters with Twitter!

Teaching With Soul

Beat the Back-to-School Jitters with Twitter! ET, I host New Teacher Chat ( #ntchat ) on Twitter. Today I was able to take this post topic across the pond and share it as presentation with teachers in the United Kingdom attending an Ark Schools teacher training day. Twitter.

When Students See Themselves As Digital

TeachThought - Learn better.

When the internet first allowed social media, and social media allowed a digital and social identity, the presence of a student was primarily physical. The images and words–the social templates–have had the power all long.

Banning is the Easy Way Out

A Principal's Reflections

With that being said, I was very taken back recently by multiple media outlets covering a story about a NJ Middle School Principal who had asked his parents to ban Facebook and other forms of social media at home. Banning students from accessing social media will only push them to utilize these sites in secret, which will not provide a solution to cyberbullying. I have even provided training to parents and students on how to use Twitter educationally.

Singer Erykah Badu Riles Twitter With School Uniform Opinion

K-12 Schools - Education News

Singer Erykah Badu has expressed her opinion on social media concerning girls’ fashion, saying high school girls should wear longer skirts so that they do not “distract” any male teachers. (Photo: Livepict.com, Creative Commons).

How to Boost Your Teacher Brand

Shake Up Learning

Haven’t yet jumped on the social media bandwagon? What do your website, blog, and social media profile say about you? For instance, when you visit any of my social media profiles, you will see a consistent message. Claim your social media real estate.

Next Gen Professional Development pt 2- Upskilling

CUE

Back in the early 2000s, we didn’t have an option for social media – so I gave everyone my email. . Social Media Support. Connecting on Twitter, Facebook or Voxer accelerates that process by going public and adding more educators to the mix.

Learners are now prosumers

Learning with 'e's

They can share this content using a growing range of social media tools, and can enjoy dialogue with others which they can learn from. 100wc blogging development dialogue education knowledge learning quadblogging social media Technology Twitter

Learners are now prosumers

Learning with 'e's

They can create and share this content using a growing range of social media tools, and can enjoy dialogue with others which they can learn from. 100wc blogging development dialogue education knowledge learning quadblogging social media Technology Twitter

A helpline for schools tackling cyberbullying

eSchool News

Pilot program lets schools tap into a helpline with close ties to Twitter and Facebook. Collier, who is co-creator of the recently-launched iCanHelpline.org , teamed up with #iCANHELP to develop a social media helpline for schools.

Assertions and Assumptions Skew Perceptions

My Island View

The employees who demonstrate these products are trained to do so, and, more often than not, they are trained extremely well. Certainly their training exceeds a typical teacher’s experience with a PD session in school. Administrator conference Connected Educator Education ISTE Leadership PD PLN Professional development Professionalism Reform Social Media Teched Technology Thought leadership Thought Provoking Twitter

Trying to Ban Facebook is Not the Answer.

EdTechSandyK

I wondered what would make a school even venture this request in our social media saturated society. It is hard to cultivate the positive environment required for teaching and learning if social issues are causing continuous disruption.

'I Learn Things on Twitter That I Don’t Learn at Harvard': Clint Smith on Inequality and Technology

Edsurge

Smith is not one for silence ( he delivered a TED talk about the “danger of silence” in 2014 , in fact) and has used digital venues including Twitter to encourage others to speak up and recognize how history shapes the present. And when it comes to Twitter, are users merely “preaching to the choir,” or is it truly an effective medium for changing minds? I remember that when I was training as a teacher, there was very little instruction about that in my teacher prep courses.