Social media in education
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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
The 21st Century Principal: 5 Guidelines for Rational School Leader Response to Social Media Issues
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
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 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 .
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.
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.”
We often hear complaints about what students say and do online, but we often neglect to look into educators helping them manage their online reputation. The Innovative Educator: 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.
We know what you're doing... A social networking privacy experiment by Callum Haywood
Teen Social Media Infographic from Common Sense Media
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