Social Media in Schools

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10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social Media to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

While a recent poll showed 9 out of 10 teachers do not use social media in the classroom, there are teachers who are. Social doesn’t have to be a distraction and kids can be safe. Social media has transformed the program and the school.

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Could social media be the key to cracking chronic disease?

The Christensen Institute

Social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, are the most pervasive examples of facilitated networks in the world today. Still, we recognize that social media can also contribute in negative ways to the state of healthcare.

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.

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.

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

Generation Screen: What Social Media Has Done To Children

TeachThought - Learn better.

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Making The Most Of Social Media In The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Social media often gets a bad wrap when spoken in the same breath as education and learning. The reality is social media (and digital learning in general ) have a place in the classroom And whether we choose to embrace it, or don't, students still will leave our buildings and use it.

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.

6 Ways Social Media Can Change Your Classroom

Edudemic

The post 6 Ways Social Media Can Change Your Classroom appeared first on Edudemic. Tools Trends classroom social media connected student digital tools Social Media Remember when schools had policies outlawing cell phones in the classroom? Teachers used to tell students, “Keep it in your locker, in your backpack, in your car, or at home, just don’t bring it in here. Your phone is a distraction.”

Navigating Social Media as a Parent

Tech Helpful

Recently I attended an e-parenting workshop at a local school here in Chattanooga and the speaker shared a great social media rating guide: This can be found at www.safesmartsocial.com. Follow your kids on social media. Model the good and trend the positive!

NEWS & TRENDS: Teens and Social Media: 2018 vs. 2012

techlearning

32%  Say their favorite way to communicate with friends is in person. Down from 49% in 2012

A Balanced Approach To Social Media For Teachers

TeachThought - Learn better.

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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.

Using Social Media for Good

Graphite Blog

Common Sense recently honored Nza-Ari Khepra with the 2016 Social Change Catalyst Award for her work as a founder of the youth-led violence awareness organization Project Orange Tree and the Wear Orange campaign. Erin Wilkey Oh: How did social media play a role in Project Orange Tree?

Is there enough diversity in your social media?

eSchool News

As we consume more social media, our perspectives are getting less diverse. And I’m not the only one using social media sites in this way. It turns out there’s a reason behind the trend. This is exactly what is happening in social media sites.

Everything Doesn’t Always Have to Be Awesome on Social Media

Philly Teacher

It got me thinking about how I’ve been feeling catching back up on social media over the last month, and I reflected on how it felt when I first discovered Twitter back in 2009. Needless to say, there hasn’t been much time in my life for social media as there used to be.

3 Practical Implications for Social Media and the Classroom

The PL2C Blog

Social Media: every students’ obsession and every teacher/principal/district’s nightmare. But what if educators reshaped their perspective on Social Media, and created more intentional uses of these communication platforms that bear calculated weight?

8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Wally Clipper, has a great run-down on 8 trends you’ll want to watch in 2020: 8 EdTech Trends to Watch Out for This 2020. From digital certificates to learning analytics, here are eight EdTech trends to look forward to in the coming months.

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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

Edutopia

Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher Education Trends Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, positions it as a vital life skill and provides 12 positive examples of classroom use

Scientists and social media: an important new study

Bryan Alexander

When it comes to communicating with their peers, scientists use a variety of media, with an emphasis on old-school methods: When it comes to digitally communicating with one’s peers, the leading technology for scientists is… email.

Using Social Media for Good

Graphite Blog

Common Sense recently honored Nza-Ari Khepra with the 2016 Social Change Catalyst Award for her work as a founder of the youth-led violence awareness organization Project Orange Tree and the Wear Orange campaign. Erin Wilkey Oh: How did social media play a role in Project Orange Tree?

HE trends: How do students decide to study?

Neo LMS

Attracting prospects from a variety of different countries and regions stops higher education institutions from becoming overly dependent on a single market, and thus less vulnerable to economic fluctuations and student mobility trends. Changing trends in access to higher education.

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The Skinny on Hashtags

A Principal's Reflections

Upon getting on Twitter in 2009, I was not only baffled about how to use the social media site but also about all the symbols associated with it. Let’s start by defining what a hashtag (#) is in the sense of social media.

Through Social Media, Academics Spur Conversations on Race and Equity

Edsurge

The idea was simple: share a piece of media—a book, song, video, piece of artwork—that spoke to some aspect of Ferguson to help educators teach about the national crisis. As students set foot on campus this fall, faculty and administrators will grapple with how to address the social justice issues affecting their communities. Colleges often seem like bastions of activism for social justice issues.

Link and Leave: The junk mail of social media

The Innovative Educator

As more and more people are becoming comfortable with social media, an unfortunate new trend has developed. netiquette social media in education I call it "Link and Leave." " Here's how it goes. You’ve written a blog post, started a crowdfunding campaign, have a photo or video you’d love to share. Next you post just the link without an explanation , or write something like: “My latest post.” or “Inspiring.” or “Interesting.”

Are Phones and Social Media a Distraction in Museums and Galleries?

Graphite Blog

" However, there's still a question of whether smartphones and social media enhance or distract from the museum experience. Recommended for: Grades: 6-12 Subjects: arts, digital citizenship, social studies, ELA.

How Do We Teach Kids to Use Smartphones Safely?

The CoolCatTeacher

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or elsewhere , get the RSS feed , or listen via the media player above. Digital Citizenship Every Classroom Matters Podcast Get Connected News & Trends Social Media Students

Why Teachers Should Be on Social Media

Graphite Blog

I consider myself well-versed in social media. I've given most social media platforms a test run in my classroom and try to keep up-to-date on the latest trends, apps, and uses. Educators tend to meet most social media platforms with skepticism, and it's easy to see why. However, these stories project an unfair sense that all social media use in the classroom is nefarious.

Tools for conviviality? Illich and social media

Learning with 'e's

Ivan Illich hoped for a time when the transmission model of education, or ''funnels'', would be replaced by ''educational webs'' - his notion of what we now recognise as social networks. What would Illich have made of the social web?

What You Should Know About Social Media Archiving At Your School District

Gaggle Speaks

We don’t just see a trend towards more retention but an expectation. Increasingly, there’s an expectation from the courts that document files and even social media also get retained. We see headlines almost every week about a harassment case that came from the use of social media in the workplace. When asked about archiving social media, our response typically centers on the content.

Classroom Design Trends: Update Classroom Layout to Boost Engagement

ViewSonic Education

Even Social Media and YouTube play a part. 21 st century classrooms design trends utilize many new layouts, including: Flexible seating. Districts can source products from education furnishings makers in lockstep with the trends. Teaming tables, media tables, and lounges.

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Celebrate Awesome Girls with Kid President! #kpawesomegirls

The CoolCatTeacher

Trends to Help You Teach Kid President is cool. We can complain about “the media.” With all the messages girls get in magazines and media, we need to help them see their own beauty. This is a trend we can join. He is now looking for awesome girls to celebrate.

How to Understand Cyberbullying: From a Teen’s Experience

The CoolCatTeacher

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or elsewhere , get the RSS feed , or listen via the media player above. Digital Citizenship Every Classroom Matters Podcast News & Trends Social Media TeachingAre You a Teacher Kids Can Tell?

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Top Education Tweets of the Week: November 7, 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Trends and Topics on Twitter This week’s top education tweets of the week have lots of interesting nuggets for us busy teachers. The informal learning on social media has a very real impact in my classroom. News & Trends Social Media Tools