Is it Time for a Social Media Awareness Class?

Ask a Tech Teacher

However, with the continued issue of social media’s influence on our teens, I think it is time to address this, especially in light of the recent massacre in Uvalde. Teachers understand the influence social media has had on students. Social media Christian Miraglia

9 Websites to Address Social Media

Ask a Tech Teacher

If you read our article on teaching social media awareness , you may be looking for online tools to teach students about this subject. Here are some we recommend: #Hashtag You’re It –video; your hashtags may reveal more than you think.

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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.

Social Media in Schools

The CoolCatTeacher

Social Media: The New Stage. When my school had Homecoming last week, thousands of people took to our Facebook page to see the pictures and videos. 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. Social Media!

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. Social media has long been the scapegoat for adults to blame the ills of kids and students on. Kids can’t focus because of social media. Kids stare endlessly at their devices because all they care about is their social status.

Videoconferencing and Social Media Boost Reading Engagement

EdTech Magazine

Collaboration Internet Social Media Video ConferencingBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Collaboration tools allow students to interact with their favorite authors.

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. Research & Insights eduCanon blendedclassroom differentiationtools edtech flippedclassroom formativeassessments interactivelearning realtimemonitoring screencasting teacherpreneur video videoscreencasting

The Ups and Downs of Social Media

Digital Promise

Watch teenagers using social media, and you witness an emotional rollercoaster: they are intermittently ecstatic, furious, envious, heartbroken, charmed, anxious, obsessive, and bored. Research has begun to zero in on nearly every part of this spectrum, with findings that run from alarming (screen time is linked to depression and suicide ) to reassuring (many teens find social media empowering ). A Study on Adolescent Social Media Use.

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. Humans are inherently social and we make meaning together. Are educators courageous enough to be social media renegades? My thoughts on a proposed social media policy for school employees (Part 2). We need to start thinking more creatively about texting (and other technologies) [VIDEO].

What Educators Need to know about Social Media, Online Bullying, and Hate Speech in Schools

Waterford

There are benefits when students can learn and socialize in online spaces, but it comes with a dark side. It can be channeled through social media posts, while gaming, through direct messages, and much more.[2]. Hate Speech on Social Media: Global Comparisons.”

Creating a Buzz with Social Media

The CoolCatTeacher

21 Money-Making Strategies for Social Media Newbies with Dr. Cheri Toledo My friend, Dr. Cheri Toledo has pulled together 21 social media experts to share the basics of getting started with social media. This free video series is for beginners! Do you ever ask yourself, “Could I be growing my business with social media?” Have you ever thought, “What are some effective strategies for using social media tools for my business?”

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

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. Maybe you want some online PD that doesn’t limit you to 140 characters and gives you more of the social media experience maybe you’re used to (think Facebook)? Ah, the power of video.

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? 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.

Is Breaking News Broken on Social Media?

Graphite Blog

The internet and social media give us tools to find out what's happening almost instantly -- sometimes even in real time. Today, even established news outlets now compete for readers' attention in social media feeds. " at any point during the video.

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). Our conversations give me a sense of how kids are using social media and her thoughts on using it for learning, or even if there is a place for it. Social Media Students

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. They are seen as platforms to merely be social. She has profiles on all these social media services and more. And video, like images, can be a great way to capture learning, describe a particular event or more.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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. *. Digital Leadership with Students and Social Media featuring Jennifer Casa-Todd. And the communication was only strengthened by their use of social media.

Apps and Social Media in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

Students in Mr. Devereaux''s AP Biology class are creating social media accounts for the immune system. They have been finding creating ways of using hash tags, mentions, pictures, videos, and various other ways to infuse their projects with relevant, accurate, and interactive content illustrating how the immune system works. apps New Milford High School Social Media It is springtime at New Milford High School and new ideas are flourishing.

Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Student Voice Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Safely Involve Students in Social Media and More Ways to Give Students a Voice. So, we have, obviously — across the United States and the world — we’ve got this push for social media and schools sharing their story. Integrating that into your district accounts or your school-specific social media accounts is an awesome way to share that story. What tools help us let kids have input into the school social media accounts?

Google QuickTip: Manage Multiple Social Media Accounts Through ONE Gmail Address | By @SamPatue

TeacherCast

I don’t want to spoil the surprise in the video, but you just put a dot in the first 1/2 of the address. My Paperless Classroom Podcasting Tips and Tricks Video gmail google Sam Patterson social mediaTweet. If you need to manage multiple twitter accounts, Here is a great trick to do it using only one gmail account. Gmail does not read a period as a character, but twitter does.

Getting schooled in social media

The Hechinger Report

Joe Sanfelippo, superintendent of Fall Creek school district in Wisconsin, leads a social media campaign for his schools using the hashtag #gocrickets. Schools need to get better at telling the story of the good things happening in classrooms,” said Steven Anderson, a former teacher and instructional technology director who now consults with districts about venturing into social media. With Seesaw, a social media app], they get a front row seat.”.

I Saw it on Facebook! Focusing School Communities on Literacy with Social Media

CUE

I think every community should have an ambassador and social media should be at the heart of their work. Each day I post a variety of reminders, encouragements, links to materials, and short informational videos. Have a peek at the three short videos below. Video to information the community about the Summer Reading Program. Advertisement for Family Reading Night at the school library media center. . My favorite way to use social media is to celebrate!

How to use social media in the classroom

eSchool News

Today’s educators have a love-hate relationship with social media. Digital natives live and breathe on social media platforms, sending messages and posting pictures and videos almost constantly. In fact, a recent CNN study on social media and teens found that among the 8th-graders surveyed, the heaviest social media users check their feeds up to 100 times a day. 3 social media platforms for teachers to try.

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. Marketers have found their stride on social media, and B2B activity on Twitter, Facebook and other platforms has increased significantly in the past year. Stay ahead of the curve in the new year with these B2B social media trends for 2018.

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. But using social media is all about public relations – you can either let your students, parents, and teachers tell the story for you, or you can jump ahead of them and create your own narrative.

Social Media is Filled With Stories

SpeechTechie

Exploring situations related to social media is right up our alley as social communication specialists. Discussing social media is prime territory for understanding: -metalinguistics: how text and photo-based communication may not carry the intended message due to lack of inflection, etc -narrative language: what is the story of this communication? narrative problem solving social media social pragmatics social thinking story grammar

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. Quite simply, social media tools such as Twitter and Facebook have improved my effectiveness and efficiency as an educational leader. As I learned from my students, many more people use the social media tool, Facebook, than use Twitter. Principals can also use social networking tools for professional growth and development.

Social media for teachers

The Innovative Educator

Illustrated by Peter Grundy From Scholastic Instructor SOURCES: Social media PD: Project Tomorrow, “Speak Up 2011.” Online Video Sites.” social media social media in education Twitter: Semiocast. YouTube: NielsenWire, “August 2012, Top U.S. Facebook: Yahoo! Finance, “Number of Active Users at Facebook over the Years.” Pinterest: Repinly.com, “Pinterest Stats”; fastcodesign.com, “The Astounding Power of Pinterest.”.

Social Media Mind Shift

The Daring Librarian

Warning, this post might load slowly because of a lot of embedded cool social media! We have 35% free & reduced lunch - some of the highest in our county - we've never had SMART boards, we're not 1:1 school, and I just lost my full time Library Media assistant. Social Media Can Shift Minds. hcpss_mhms Advanced Video Production team leaves for the @AFISilver theater for Environmental Film Festival!

The Worst Approach to Teaching Students About Social Media

The Principal of Change

Years ago, I had a real turning point in my thinking regarding social media use with students while listening to a group of students share some stories with me. It was an eye-opening conversation, which also reminded me about the importance of having conversations with students regarding social media, not simply telling them what they can and can’t do. This is what is so hard about social media in education.

Teaching in Social Media Contexts

SpeechTechie

Social Media is part of life--and a good context for targeting social cognition and narrative language. In general, social media is now one context for us all to be sharing our stories through words and pictures, and also is a way we send messages about ourselves and interact around them. A few contexts in which I have used social media in the last several months: GCF Learn Free has great simple tutorials on social media outlets.

Today's Newsletter: Social Media Miscreants—Teacher Edition

techlearning

This former North Dakota middle-school teacher apparently asked students to refer to her as “Kim Kardashian” and shared hundreds of sexually explicit videos and photos via Snapchat with two male students. Social Media TL Advisor BlogWhen it comes to poor behavior online, most of the time the focus is on “kids these days.” Unfortunately, some adults can’t seem to handle it either.

How students are using social media to change the world

eSchool News

Social media has gotten a bad rap. But as the students-turned-activists at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, have discovered, when used properly, social media can help you make a difference. The Parkland students have been using Twitter and other social platforms to mobilize teens (and adults) to fight for stricter gun laws. But the Parkland students aren’t the only ones using social media to do more than watch videos and memes.

Harnessing the Power and Potential of Social Media to Build Learning Communities #CDNedtech19

Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts

I’ve been invited to host a Round Table Breakout Session at the 10th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit today, titled: “ Harnessing the Power and Potential of Social Media to Build Learning Communities. What are the challenges of engaging on social media?

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. It felt like I couldn’t possibly keep up with massive amount of information, tips, podcasts, videos and events being shared by my network. social media twitter

3 Untapped Social Media Resources Worth A Second Look

The Web20Classroom

In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information as adults and as educators, there are still many untapped resources to learn from and share with and grow, especially through social media. If there is any doubt that very nearly everyone uses social media, let’s examine some stats from the Pew Internet Research Study. They just updated their social media data for 2016. We can safely assume that Social Media is a part of most people’s lives.

5 YouTube Features for Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

YouTube offers a bunch of features that are sometimes overlooked or under-utilized despite being quite helpful when sharing videos in your classroom. In this new video I demonstrate five of those features. . Read on… Videos have become extremely popular in the classroom.

How Social Media Can Help Teach Good Writing

Edsurge

For all the hype Millennials get, nearly every K-12 student today is part of its successor generation—Gen Z—a group more plugged in and social than ever before. Jeremy Hyler According to one Common Sense Media report , on any given day, around 60 percent of teens use social media, spending an average of two hours on platforms like Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, all of which are having a big impact in the way they engage with the written word. “I