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.

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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How to Teach Social Media Safety

Ask a Tech Teacher

These days, teachers should introduce students to the world of social media so they can begin to develop the skills they need to live a safe digital life. Then, ask your students to go home and work with their parents to adjust their privacy settings on their personal social media profiles. Create a social media contract. Teachers, it may be helpful to loop parents in on your plans to educate students about social media.

Stop Blaming Social Media

The Web20Classroom

From our twitter streams to talking heads on television it seems like we can not escape facts being outright fake, or the perception that they are. 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.

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.

Navigating the Waters of Teacher Social Media

MiddleWeb

Teacher Social Media has had a powerful positive effect on Brent Gilson's professional growth. Social Media Teaching with a View Brent Gilson educator celebrity PLN professional learning teacher social media twitterThat’s the plus, he says, but there are also the minuses, including too-safe and comfortable conversations, edu-celebrity, and frequent failure to give credit where it is due.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Nikki Robertson in Episode 340 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. 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? Twitter Chat Sessions, and TL News Night. Innovation Librarians Social Media Teachers Tools Web Tools

Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 124 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Jennifer Casa-Todd @JCasaTodd opens our minds to social media leadership with students. She argues that we’re limiting students when we don’t let them lead using social media. Jennifer is the author of Social LEADia. Social LEADia Book Contest with Jennifer Casa-Todd. *.

Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Heather Callihan in episode 143 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Heather Callihan’s @ hcallihan students help with their Facebook and Twitter using some technology tools. Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Ways to Give Students a Voice. So, what can we do to get our student voice integrated into those school accounts, like our school Twitter, school Facebook, Instagram?

Social Media in Education Resources and Guides

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them. Social media has been embraced by many educators, but many other educators, administrators and parents are concerned about using social media with students. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. facebook Google for Educators google plus social media twitter

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.

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.

Digital Learning Day: Social Media PD Best Practices #DLDay

The CoolCatTeacher

10MT | #19: 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Researcher Laura Pasquini From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. For Thought Leader Thursday , social media researcher Laura Pasquini explains three defining aspects of effective social media powered professional development.In The lessons learned from effective social media PD. The lessons learned from effective social media PD.

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.

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

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.

Engaging Social Media for Educators

MIND Research Institute

In our latest episode, Brian welcomes Senior Content and Brand Specialist Calli Wright to the podcast for a discussion on how educators can get more out of social media by taking a purposeful approach. You can listen to the episode in the player below: Topics covered in this episode: 0:45 Intro 2:40 Pushing past the superficial layer 5:30 Purposeful use of social media 7:20 Talking about the “how” 9:00 Using Social Media for PD 12:00 Finding your community 18:00 Takeaways.

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.

Could social media be the key to cracking chronic disease?

The Christensen Institute

In contrast with acute conditions, chronic conditions require a different nature of care that reflects the difference in time frame: care that’s less transactional and more relationship-based; care that is is not strictly medical but more focused on social, environmental, and behavioral determinants of health. Social media platforms, such as Facebook and Twitter, are the most pervasive examples of facilitated networks in the world today.

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.

Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

For teachers taking their first steps into the ed-tech world, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media networks are incredible places to consume and learn about best practices. Click the headline to read the full post. Questions? Email websupport@epe.org. Research & Insights eduCanon blendedclassroom differentiationtools edtech flippedclassroom formativeassessments interactivelearning realtimemonitoring screencasting teacherpreneur video videoscreencasting

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.

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. Here are some options to think about: Twitter. I’ve been on Twitter for nearly 9 years and it continues to be my most valuable resource.

7 kinds of social media posts educators and schools can use now

Ditch That Textbook

Social media has become a way of life. Some people are wary about it, but the truth is this: social media is a free, powerful, safe way to spread positive news [.]. Ed Tech connected educator edtech educational technology pln social media twitter It’s where much of society meets and discusses life. Students are there. Their families are there. Why shouldn’t schools and educators be there, too?

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 Guide and Resources for Educators

Educational Technology Guy

Social Media is an incredible resource for education. There are many different social media networks, and lots of ways to use them. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. free resources social media social network Educators can learn, share, connect and more with educators from around the world. They can collaborate and communicate with students, parents, and colleagues.

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.

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? In early March of 2009, I was reading my local newspaper, The Staten Island Advance, and came across an article on Twitter. As I read the article I learned more about Twitter and its capabilities. For me, Twitter opened the door to the world of social media.

Twitter 101: 5-Step Guide for Social Media in Education

Edudemic

If you aren’t using Twitter, chances are that you’re reluctant to adopt new technology. Or maybe you’ve used Twitter for years to keep up with friends but now want to use it in the classroom. We’ll guide you through the Twitter landscape […]. The post Twitter 101: 5-Step Guide for Social Media in Education appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured How To Popular Social Media featured guide online tools twitter

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

The CoolCatTeacher

Help for teachers curious or skeptical about Twitter From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The curious teacher opened up Twitter. In the teacher’s lounge this morning, an excited teacher was talking about a new tool she’d found on Twitter that had her students raving. Rather than ask anyone, the curious teacher opened up Twitter (there was less pressure that way.) She thought Twitter made no sense.

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?

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.

The Pros & Cons Of Children On Social Media

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Pros & Cons Of Children On Social Media contributed by Jennifer Smith In our social media-charged society, it’s easy to assume that children should not be on sites like Facebook and Twitter. Concerns range from safety to attention span to disminished ‘real life’ social skills to posture, blue light, and other dangers of screen […]. The post The Pros & Cons Of Children On Social Media appeared first on TeachThought.

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.

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.