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26 Internet safety talking points 26 Internet safety talking points [UPDATE: A PDF version of these talking points is now available.] For Leadership Day 2012, I thought I would gather in one place many of the talking points that I use with principals and superintendents about Internet safety… Even though they may use fancy terms and know more than you do about their domain, you never would allow your business manager or special education coordinator to operate without oversight. So stop doing so with your technology coordinator.The technology function of your school organization exists to serve the educational function, not the other way around. Corollary: your technology coordinator works for you, not vice versa.Mobile phones, Facebook, Wikipedia, YouTube, blogs, Wikispaces, Google, and whatever other technologies you’re blocking are not inherently evil.
10 Tips For Teachers To Connect With Parents Via Social Media by Kathy Cook, former K-12 teacher and Director of Educational Technology for University of Phoenix College of Education Social media provides an opportunity for real-time communication with students and parents, but its use can provide some challenges. Educators want to open the doors of communication to allow students and parents to engage with them, but it is often necessary to draw a line between their personal and professional lives. Although social media can be a valuable tool for learning and connecting with students and parents, if is not used thoughtfully by teachers, it can invite inappropriate behavior and misuse. This issue was the subject of a survey recently conducted by the College of Education at University of Phoenix. 10 Tips For Teachers To Connect With Parents Via Social Media 10 Tips For Teachers To Connect With Parents Via Social Media
What Your Teen Is Really Doing All Day On Twitter And Instagram What Your Teen Is Really Doing All Day On Twitter And Instagram For all the ways that adults enhance real-life relationships with social media, many have a hard time believing that online connectivity is anything but terrifying in the hands of teenagers. In her new book It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens (February 25, Yale University Press), Microsoft principal researcher danah boyd addresses the fears and misconceptions that adults have about teens' use of social media, revealing that online networks can be a lifeline and a safety valve for a generation under extreme pressure. Based on 10 years of research, including conversations with teens across the country, boyd explores the motivations and even sophisticated etiquette that governs teens' online behavior, and explains how adults--including businesses looking to attract a teen audience--can ditch the fear and condescension, and embrace teens' complicated but important relationship with technology.
The last thing young people want is another set of rules. But these days, social media comes with great responsibility, whether you're just starting high school or finishing up college. The fact is, irresponsible social media conduct could potentially ruin your education and negatively impact your career, not to mention hurt others in the process. (And we're not just talking kids, either.) 12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media 12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media
How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School What would happen if social media were seen as a powerful tool rather than a threat to student learning? Schools and districts around the country are starting to put social media policies and guidelines in place to support this learning while taking appropriate precautions against misuse. Download this guide for the seven steps -- and a roundup of valuable resources -- you need to help safely bring social media into your school or classroom. How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School
Across the country, school administrators are restricting Twitter and Facebook use, even outside of school. Numerous cases highlight retaliation against students for things stated online, such as in social media and through blogging, addressing their First Amendment rights outside the realm of the education system. (Photo/Ed Yourdon via Flickr) When a New York high school student started a Twitter campaign highlighting his district’s budget woes, he found himself suspended from school for what the administration labeled as harassment. Pat Brown, a senior at Cicero-North Syracuse High School and member of the student council, began tweeting about the 2012-13 failed district budget, accompanying his tweets with the hashtag #shitCNSshouldcut. Students Battle School Districts Over First Amendment Rights On Social Media Students Battle School Districts Over First Amendment Rights On Social Media
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I created this photo prompt and used it as an optional warm-up. The results were interesting. Students care far more about numbers of friends, followers, likes and favorites than what I had thought. Here are a few of the student quotes (posted with permission): "I check Facebook first thing in the morning. If no one liked what I said, I start the day depressed." Facebook Is Not a Front Porch Facebook Is Not a Front Porch
Why Schools Shouldn't Block Facebook - Leadership 360 Why Schools Shouldn't Block Facebook - Leadership 360 Bullying is not a new phenomenon but an evolving one. Most of us can remember either knowing a bully, watching a bully, or being bullied. As adults working in schools, we have seen our share of bullying.
Overcoming Hurdles to Social Media in Education (EDUCAUSE Review Overcoming Hurdles to Social Media in Education (EDUCAUSE Review Key Takeaways According to a recent study, 100 percent of colleges and universities surveyed use social media, but instructors use it far less for teaching than they do for personal or professional reasons. Of those who use social media for instruction, most use video in the classroom and many use blogs and wikis. Concerns about cheating and privacy top the list of barriers to adoption, though these concerns — like many of the others cited — are decreasing as time passes and social media becomes more prevalent. Social media has made its way into higher education. A 2010-2011 study of social media adoption by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth analyzed the most recent trending of social media use among four-year accredited institutions in the U.S. and found that 100 percent of the colleges and universities studied are using it.1
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Before we ask how, I think we should address why social media should be taught in schools. Students may appear to be comfortable using social media, but don’t assume that they know how to use it appropriately in a classroom setting. Educators Baiyun Chen and Thomas Bryer from the University of Central Florida conducted research on instructional strategies for social media last year, and they pointed out that, “one of the common themes in previous research is that students use social media for personal reasons, but rarely for educational or learning purposes.” With this in mind, teaching students how to appropriately use social media becomes not just a good idea; it becomes a school’s responsibility. How Should Social Media Be Taught in Schools? How Should Social Media Be Taught in Schools?
Is Social Media Right For Your School? Saturday, January 5, 2013 11:05 am, Posted by | Social Media Topics: , , , Social media plays a critical role in just about everyone’s life. But it can be a time-suck. Include it in your classroom or school and that could mean problems. In other words, is social media right for your school?
Teens On Twitter: They're Migrating Sometimes For Privacy - The Huffington Post CHICAGO -- Teens don't tweet, will never tweet - too public, too many older users. Not cool. That's been the prediction for a while now, born of numbers showing that fewer than one in 10 teens were using Twitter early on. But then their parents, grandparents, neighbors, parents' friends and anyone in-between started friending them on Facebook, the social networking site of choice for many – and a curious thing began to happen. Suddenly, their space wasn't just theirs anymore. So more young people have started shifting to Twitter, almost hiding in plain sight.
10 things you don't know about teens and social networking | Parenting (Photo: Getty Images)By Sarah B. Weir Its 10 pm, do you know where your children are? Whether at home or out, odds are they are online and social networking. Even if parents do see what their kids post, they might not understand how living life online actually feels. Facebook Me, an original play written and performed by teens at the upcoming New York International Fringe Festival is a revealing exploration of what's going on behind millions of young people's computer screens.
10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints Building a digital legacy is an issue I believe doesn’t garner enough attention in our personal and professional lives. In fact, some of the heaviest users of online tools and social media, are our young students, who are growing up as a generation of visual learners and visual attention seekers. This is in fact the Facebook and YouTube generation, and the reality is that many teens are unconcerned about the dangers of sharing personal information online. A highly respected education advocate, Kevin Honeycutt, once asked me if any of us from our generation (GenX and before), had ever made a mistake in puberty. He then asked if our mistakes are “Googleable.”
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