Social Media in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Social Media: The New Stage. Now, (if I want to) I can pop my cell phone out of my pocket and bring up Periscope and stream a school play to my one hundred and ten thousand Twitter followers. 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.

How Educators are Using the Exclusive Social Media App Clubhouse

Edsurge

The new social media app Clubhouse is gaining traction across many industries as Influencers, celebrities , and marketing professionals are heading to the app to connect and collaborate. (If Unlike Twitter, this platform feels more ‘human’ because you hear others speak.

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10 Cool Ways Teachers Use Social Media to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 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. Let’s dive into ten ways teachers have used social media in the classroom to enhance learning. This creative use of Twitter is allowed because Twitter permits the use of pseudonyms.

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. Twitter launched 11 years ago, LinkedIn 14 years ago, Facebook 13 years ago — and you know what? 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.

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.

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. And let's not forget about Twitter where mentions, trending topics and tweets live; the selfie world of Instagram; and of course, the network-building LinkedIn.

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. Social media can provide many benefits to student learning and understanding. Those are just 3 simple ways to think about when wanting to use social media in the classroom.

Is there enough diversity in your social media?

eSchool News

As we consume more social media, our perspectives are getting less diverse. Since then, I’ve started using Facebook and Twitter to learn about all kinds of recent events and news happening nearby and around the world. And I’m not the only one using social media sites in this way. According to the Pew Research Center, more than 50 percent of American adults get their news from social media sites, and this percentage is much higher for Millennials.

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. I remembered a time years ago when educators on Twitter were discussing sharing our failures and struggles as well as our successes. social media twitter

Can You Fix Twitter Counts? (and Why They Are Broken)

The CoolCatTeacher

Social Media Insights Twitter counts on blog posts are broken. Can you fix Twitter counts? Is Twitter in trouble? Let’s not panic, let’s analyze what has happened and how we can still find Twitter counts on a page (for now.). Although Twitter announced some time ago their plan to get rid of the counts that show how many times a page has been tweeted, they turned off the service on November 20. Why Did Twitter Break Their Share Counts?

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. And in the past few years, the increased use of social media has added a new wrinkle to the problem as virtual disputes between students turn physical. Most often, those revelations are about social media conflicts, she said.

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. After the Common Sense Media Awards ceremony, we had the opportunity to speak with Khepra about Wear Orange and about the ways social media can be a catalyst for positive social change. " Social media was a flame behind everything we wanted to do.

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? After all, Social Media is here to stay; so districts may either choose to ignore it (and its users [read: students] by default), or embrace it. Do you have a Twitter account?

40+ Hashtags to Follow to Learn About the Latest Teaching Trends

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The hashtag, that ubiquitous pound sign followed by a keyword, are part of the language of social media.”- This summer learn more about teaching trends by exploring hashtags. Hashtags (text with a # sign front) are found all over social media on sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Vine, and GooglePlus. To discover the resources and bloggers connected to a specific hashtag, search for the hashtag on Google or a social network.

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#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Billy Krakower From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Billy Krakower (@ wkrakower ), co-author of 140 Twitter Tips for Educators, is a co-moderator of a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders called #Satchat. Today for Tech Tool Tuesday, Billy Krakower and Vicki Davis take a deep dive into Twitter for educators. Some of their biggest mistakes with Twitter.

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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15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017

Edudemic

Teachers and educators can follow these 15 inspirational educators on Twitter to learn about the best and latest teaching trends directly from a source who knows what they're talking about. The post 15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017 appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured Online Learning Social Media Trends classroom featured Professional Development resources twitter

Through Social Media, Academics Spur Conversations on Race and Equity

Edsurge

Heartbroken by Brown’s death at the hands of police officers in Ferguson, MO, she took to Twitter. 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.

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. In contrast, social media is only a viable communication method for a minority of these scientists. ” That may connect with the general tendency of women to use social media somewhat more than men.

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. After the Common Sense Media Awards ceremony, we had the opportunity to speak with Khepra about Wear Orange and about the ways social media can be a catalyst for positive social change. " Social media was a flame behind everything we wanted to do.

Why Teachers Should Be on Social Media

Graphite Blog

I consider myself well-versed in social media. I was an early adopter of Twitter and Instagram, and I remember anxiously waiting for Facebook to become available on my college campus. 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.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Reasons Twitter Works In Education. As a social media platform, twitter is extremely likeable. The best I’ve heard explanation we’ve heard for the difference between twitter and facebook is (paraphrased), “Facebook makes me dislike people I’ve known for years, while twitter makes me like people I’ve never met.”. While all social media sites serve some useful niche or they’d likely disappear, twitter has significant potential for academic applications.

Twitter With Meaning? 5 Authentic Roles For Twitter In Your School

TeachThought - Learn better.

Twitter With Meaning? 5 Authentic Roles For Twitter In Your School. We’ve theorized before that learning through social networks is the future. Twitter in the classroom? But what about a simple process for schools to use begin using twitter meaningfully? We kept it basic with 5 pathways: Resources, Student Learning, PLNs, Emerging Trends, And PD. 5 Authentic Roles For Twitter In Your School. Monitor Emerging Trends.

How Hashtags Can Empower You in 2016

Teacher Reboot Camp

“The hashtag, that ubiquitous pound sign followed by a keyword, are part of the language of social media.”- In August 2007, Chris Messina introduced hashtags (#) into Twitter’s code , which meant anyone using the platform could add a # sign front of any word(s) without spaces to make it a clickable link leading to a page where all tweets with this hashtag were aggregated. Create a hashtag to start a movement or Twitter chat!

How Do We Teach Kids to Use Smartphones Safely?

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital Citizenship Spotlight From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 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 StudentsMost students use smartphones with unfiltered access to the Internet.

5 Strategies To Trend On Twitter at Your Next Event

The Innovative Educator

This year we wanted to focus on getting the buzz going in social media. One measure success was if we could trend on Twitter that day and we did. Twitter in EducationMy office runs a yearly NYC Schools Tech Conference with about one thousand attendees. Here are some things we did to make that happen. I want more ».

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. Before Twitter I referred to this as the “pound sign” on the telephone and only used it as such. I’d say that this is still one of the least understood elements of social media that either scares people off from using this tool or annoys the heck out of others resulting in a lack of embracement.

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. As for “keeping” up with everything on Twitter. Twitter overwhelms me too. The informal learning on social media has a very real impact in my classroom. Twitter analytics is now giving me the top things people have shared relating to this blog. News & Trends Social Media Tools

How to Understand Cyberbullying: From a Teen’s Experience

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 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? When bad things happen – do kids have someone they trust? Are you that someone?

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A Lesson Using Twitter Must Have A Social Component

TeachThought - Learn better.

A Lesson Using Twitter Must Have A Social Component. Twitter has not created as large of an impact as the printing press, but it is still worthy of implementation. To avoid turning into Trithemius, there are easy ways teachers can start brining Twitter into classroom use. Classrooms around the world are beginning to not just see Twitter as a learning tool, but use it that way. There are reasons twitter works in education.)

Top 10 Education Tweets of the School Year So Far – Fall 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

When you look at Twitter, you don’t see “clickthroughs” but that is a measure of how many people click the link or interact with the graphic. connect with me on twitter by clicking here @ coolcatteacher. A big thank you to all of you who connect with me on Twitter. Education News & Trends Social MediaThe top 10 education tweets of the 2015 school year so far include lots of sketchtnotes. Sketchnotes! Educators love them.

Top Education Tweets of the Week: November 14, 2015

The CoolCatTeacher

Trends and Topics on Twitter A subtle shift is happening in language as seen in the top education tweets this week. Twitter Analytics. Whether you’re on Twitter or not, I hope this week’s tweets of the week give you inspiration and education. For those of you who are asking, I’m pulling these from Twitter analytics. Shelly’s a wildly helpful, must follow on Twitter. Having kids as social media interns is an AMAZING idea!

Top 10 Education Tweets of October

The CoolCatTeacher

Trends and Topics on Twitter October is a busy month for teachers. These resources are being shared by teachers on Twitter. But you don’t have to join Twitter to click the links and read the hot topics. While I hope you’ll join Twitter, some of you won’t. This list inspires me to be better, but then again, all of you who are on Twitter made this list. 3- Understanding Twitter Lingo. 7 – Diigo Social Bookmarking Tutorial.

A Simple Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

How to improve learning and listening in the classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers want their students to create, but don’t want to fight with clunky technology. News & Trends Social Media Teaching Tools