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26 Internet safety talking points. 10 Tips For Teachers To Connect With Parents Via Social Media. 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.

10 Tips For Teachers To Connect With Parents Via Social Media

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. As with many others, teachers are avid users of social media – four-in five use it in their personal and professional lives according to the survey. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 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.

What Your Teen Is Really Doing All Day On Twitter And Instagram

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. 12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media.

The last thing young people want is another set of rules.

12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media

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.) How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School. Students Battle School Districts Over First Amendment Rights On Social Media. Across the country, school administrators are restricting Twitter and Facebook use, even outside of school.

Students Battle School Districts Over First Amendment Rights On Social Media

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. 5 Guidelines for Rational School Leader Response to Social Media Issues.

Facebook Is Not a Front Porch. I created this photo prompt and used it as an optional warm-up.

Facebook Is Not a Front Porch

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. " "There's a rush to having ten likes all at once. " "I try to tell myself that it doesn't matter if I lose followers, but it hurts. " "Sometimes I take a picture on Instagram and all the hearts make me think that I might be a good photographer. I am still a fan of social media and the notion of being connected. Why Schools Shouldn't Block Facebook - Leadership 360. Overcoming Hurdles to Social Media in Education (EDUCAUSE Review. Key Takeaways.

Overcoming Hurdles to Social Media in Education (EDUCAUSE Review

Everyone - Think Before You Post (English) 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. 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.

Teens On Twitter: They're Migrating Sometimes For Privacy - The Huffington Post

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. "I love twitter, it's the only thing I have to myself ... cause my parents don't have one," Britteny Praznik, a 17-year-old who lives outside Milwaukee, gleefully tweeted recently. While she still has a Facebook account, she joined Twitter last summer, after more people at her high school did the same.

10 things you don't know about teens and social networking. (Photo: Getty Images)By Sarah B.

10 things you don't know about teens and social networking

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.

10 Things Your Students Should Know About Their Digital Footprints

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.” The reality is that our mistakes from puberty are not “Googleable”. With that in mind, I have developed some important facts and opinions that our students should be completely aware of as they live in their digital world, creating digital footprints along the way.

4 things you need to know to help your students manage their online reputation. Crowdsourced School Social Media Policy Now Available. I’ve been seeing a lot of people on social media looking for a social media policy and / or an acceptable use policy. So I offered to help spearhead an initiative where some of our amazing readers could help craft these policies from scratch. It started out very basic but, 400 edits later, has materialized into a thoughtful and well-organized document that’s a great template for any school. It may not be perfect for you, but use this as a jumping-off point to get your own policy started. Want to edit the living document? Click here to view it in Google Docs. We know what you're doing... A social networking privacy experiment by Callum Haywood. Teen Social Media Infographic from Common Sense Media.

Netlingo. Embracingdigitalyouth. Looking to create a social media or BYOD policy? Look no further. Which Social Network should you use? Infographic on which to use when. Social Networks are a great resource for businesses, keeping in touch with friends, and education.

Which Social Network should you use? Infographic on which to use when.

Social Networks help educators and students learn, stay in contact, connect, share and more. But which Social Network is best for what? Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, the many systems made for education (Twiducate, Edmodo, etc). The Effective Educator:Using Social Media to Reach Your Community. December 2010/January 2011 | Volume 68 | Number 4 The Effective Educator Pages 87-88 William M. Ferriter To the dismay of television producers who count on viewers spending free time on the couch passively consuming content, citizens of most developed nations are spending more free time connecting with one another through social media. Consider that. How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School. Produced in collaboration with Facebook. How to Talk About Life Online. Tips for teachers to help students be safe on the Internet.

Connecting School and Home: 360-Degree Communication. Too Big to Know The Internet knows no boundaries. Siphoning the Fumes of Teen Culture: How to Co-opt Students’ Favorite Social Media Tools. In 1763, a royal decree was issued from Great Britain to the North American colonists: Do not? Do not!? Expand west of the Appalachian Mountains. Social-Networking Sites Draw Teens In. In the largely unsupervised digital world, youths set the rules. They haven't abandoned our shopping malls, coffeehouses, fast food joints, or convenience store parking lots, but increasingly, high school students are hanging out online as well as off, using social networks to congregate and stay connected with friends. Social Media Guidelines. Parents – making them part of the solution. We spend every day of our working life talking to our colleagues at school about the challenges of the students in our care – and rightly so.

The students in our classes are given feedback daily on their learning – that’s part of teaching. But how many times do we talk to the parents of the students beyond biannual parent/teacher meetings? Kinder & Braver World Project: Working Papers. As a part of its collaboration with the Born This Way Foundation, the Berkman Center is publishing on this website a series of papers that synthesize existing peer-reviewed research or equivalent scholarship and provide research-grounded insight to the variety of stakeholders working on issues related to youth empowerment and action towards creating a kinder, braver world.

This series, called the The Kinder & Braver World Project: Research Series (danah boyd and John Palfrey, editors), is presented by the Born This Way Foundation & the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and supported by the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The first set of papers, which were intended to provide insights to the new foundation, involved topics related to Youth Meanness and Cruelty. Kids deserve the truth about cyberbullying. When Justin Patchin, professor and co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center, talks to high school students in school assemblies, he asks them to give him an estimate of what percentage of teens have cyberbullied someone.

Digital Citizenship: From Nice to Ethical. Too often, the message to kids is simply, "Be nice when you're online and stay away from perverts. " While I agree that cyber-bullying and sexual predators are both important things to avoid, it seems as though the school system is being myopic in defining citizenship. Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education. Overview We have devised an interactive curriculum aimed to support teachers of secondary students (approximately ages 13-17). The curriculum helps educate students on topics like: It’s because we’re a bunch of degenerates « A Kick in the Head. Video – Social Media Reading List for School Leaders. How to tune in to your wired teen.

A Parent's Guide to Twitter and Education. Welcome to WiredSafety. Turning Students into Good Digital Citizens. Facebook. Facebook as an Instructional Technology Tool. The Why and How of Using Facebook For Educators – No Need to be Friends At All! Facebook Friending 101 for Schools. The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Facebook in Education. I Found 8 Students on Facebook... Infographic: 5 Ways You Can Lose a Job on Facebook. Westminster cop loses job in high school sexting case. An Open Letter to Teens re: Social Media. That's Not Cool. 12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media. Kids' Informal Learning with Digital Media.