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9 Social Media Red Flags Parents Should Know About. 26 Ways Educators Use Twitter. A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter. How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning. I had to chuckle a little when I read some of the posts of educators who had just logged on to Twitter for the first time after ISTE 2015.

How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learning

Following the #ISTE2015 hashtag, people were posting content that displayed both their excitement and their feeling of being overwhelmed. Whom do I follow? How often should I check my feed? What if I miss something really important? This activity reminded me of my own initial experience with Twitter, almost four years ago. Recruits cautious as colleges watch them on social media. Percentage of 15- to 17-year-olds using certain social media sites: Facebook: 80 percent Twitter: 42 percent Instagram: 58 percent Snapchat: 47 percent Source: 2015 Pew Research Center Sid Tomes remembers a day last summer when he was heading off to the mall.

Recruits cautious as colleges watch them on social media

Moments later, Tomes received a text message. High School Educators Share How They Became Twitter Rock Stars. Twitter is very popular among teens – and their teachers.

High School Educators Share How They Became Twitter Rock Stars

The site launched in 2006 and 302 million people actively use the microblogging platform each month, including high school principals and English teachers. Education is a popular topic among users – more than 4.2 million education-related tweets are sent each day, a company spokesman said last year. [Get answers to four questions high school teachers have when vetting new tech tools.] Twitter can be a helpful tool for high school teachers for their own professional development or for use with their students. Teachers can get ideas from other educators on the site or answer questions from students about homework assignments. But those new to the site could find it intimidating. . • Nicholas Provenzano: English teacher at Grosse Pointe South High School, Michigan. 5 Reasons to Allow Texting in Class. Photo credit: ANguyenPhoto via photopin cc Are your students texting in class?

5 Reasons to Allow Texting in Class

Of course they are. 7 Tips For Integrating Lessons With Social Media. This is a guest post from Amy Williams.

7 Tips For Integrating Lessons With Social Media

Amy Williams is a free-lance journalist based in Southern California and mother of two. As a parent, she enjoys spreading the word on positive parenting techniques in the digital age and raising awareness on issues like cyberbullying and online safety. Yik Yak’s Founders On The Value Of Anonymous Apps. This morning at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, Yik Yak founders Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll spoke as to why they believe their anonymous social app has soared while others in the space have instead folded.

Yik Yak’s Founders On The Value Of Anonymous Apps

A sort of hyperlocal anonymous Twitter, Yik Yak initially grew in popularity with a younger demographic, especially those in high schools and colleges. But being an anonymous app has its challenges, the founders quickly found out. As the app became hugely popular with high schoolers, it started making headlines for being a home to vicious cyberbullying – something that every other anonymous app on the market has faced at some point. This is usually a make or break moment for a company. The Value of Anonymity with Yik Yak's Brooks Buffington and Tyler Droll For instance, Secret’s failure to quickly address the bullying on its network eventually led to its downfall.

Yik Yak, to its credit, took a different route. “The quiet kid is judged the same as the most popular kid,” he says. Effective Social Media Practices and Good Online Teaching. I have this theory that if you are effective on social media then you stand a good chance of being effective in online teaching.

Effective Social Media Practices and Good Online Teaching

Shift to anonymous apps creates new school challenges. Parents have taken over Facebook and, to a lesser extent, Twitter.

Shift to anonymous apps creates new school challenges

This has sent device-laden students flocking to social media apps such as Instagram, SnapChat and Yik Yak, and the shift has created new challenges for administrators trying to root out cyberbullying and threats of violence. Garnering the most concern in many districts is Yik Yak, a free app created in 2013 that connects users within a 10-mile radius to a message board, and allows anyone to read and post anonymously. The app, meant for college students, is blocked on most K12 campuses thanks to technology called geofencing. However, many middle and high school students use it at home, according to published reports. The creators raised the age limit in the App Store from 12 to 17 last year, but the app does not verify the ages of users.

20 Top Pinterest Tips. Are you Pinteresting?

20 Top Pinterest Tips

Well, lots of educators are. The PEW Research Center has found that 28 percent of online users are using Pinterest (compared to only 23 percent using Twitter). Women dominate Pinterest with 42 percent of women online using the site. With over 80 percent of teachers being women (PDF, 1.5MB), it makes sense that teachers are all over Pinterest sharing ideas for lesson plans, centers, and resources. Pinterest is different from other sites. A Must Have Facebook Template to Use with Students. February, 2015 Today as I was browsing Larry Ferrlazzo’s resourceful website, I came across this post on the best tools for ELLs in which he mentioned Fakebook.

A Must Have Facebook Template to Use with Students

I have already reviewed this tool a year ago but since then some new interesting updates have been added making Fakebook a powerful web tool to use with students in class. Fakebook allows teachers and students to create fake or imaginary profile pages that resemble real Facebook pages. There are different ways you can use Fakebook with students. You can, for instance, use it to chart the plot of a book, chronicle the development of a character, document a series of historical events,or simply to highlight debates, relationships,connections between people and may more. Social Media in the Classroom: 16 Best Resources for 2015. Social media is a powerful tool for keeping in touch with friends, getting coupons and deals from your favorite businesses, and seeing what your favorite celebrities are up to.

It is also handy in your classroom; platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and others have the power to help you forge closer connections with students and parents and enhance the educational experience in your classroom. How can you make it happen? Let the following resources lead the way. Is Social Media Right for Your Classroom? 8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture. Author's Note: Thanks to Joe Manko, Liberty Elementary School principal, for inspiring this blog post during an impromptu edcamp at #SXSWEdu this year. For an example of a school trying to create a connected culture through Twitter, follow Liberty Elementary's hashtag and jump into the conversation. Twitter is one of the most powerful tools that you can use for your professional development -- 24/7. It's estimated that hundreds of thousands of educators around the world are currently using Twitter to connect, share, and collaborate.

Twitter For Learning: 7 Ideas For Using Hashtags In The Classroom. By Anibal Pacheco, TeachThought intern Twitter For Learning: 7 Ideas For Using Hashtags In The Classroom If you are an Educator looking to use Twitter in the classroom you might have noticed most tweets include a #Hashtag. The use of the # sign with a word attached to it makes up one. Twitter Support for Educators and Parents. Still don't have a Twitter teacher in your school or district? If not, don't worry.

Educators have two new supports when it comes to learning the ropes of Twitter: A new online support community called #Nt2T for new teacher TwitterersA five-part Twitter 101 eCourse aimed at getting the novice social media user up and connected And no purchase orders are necessary. Both of these new offerings are absolutely free. A List of All Educational Twitter Chats Teachers Should Know about. A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom. Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz. Readers' views: Social media and today’s schools SmartBlogs. SmartBrief editors regularly cover news stories about the ways in which schools are using social media in the classroom. News about cyberbullying, Internet safety and other concerns is prevalent as well. Doing what comes naturally SmartBlogs. The 11 Ways Schools Use Social Media.

March 24, 2014. How to Create Social Media Guidelines for Your School. Transparent teaching and learning: Capturing the why - @megormi SmartBlogs. Tyler Hart caught my attention one day on Twitter by posting student-created math videos on his classroom Vimeo channel. I clicked the link and watched a few of the videos. Then I followed a link to his classroom blog and next, I clicked on a link to his website, where there were lots of pictures, showcasing interesting student projects. Looking around the site, I learned more about Tyler’s path to becoming a teacher, his education and his interests. What’s Not to ‘Like’? Rethinking Restrictive Social Media Policies. “Swimming pools can be dangerous for children. To protect them, one can install locks, put up fences, and deploy pool alarms.

How social media will save education - @impactfulcoach SmartBlogs. For years, we’ve been reading much about teacher shortages. Fewer individuals see teaching as a career pathway of choice, leaving schools and school districts with slim pickings in terms of instructional staffing. This problem becomes all the more concerning when you consider booming student populations, with large special needs subpopulations, including English language learners. Let’s be honest, teaching is not the most glamorous job option out there. This is true for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the limited financial opportunity that it offers most practitioners.

Some are put off by the absence of growth opportunities, the glass ceiling that keeps many locked into a narrow pathway for years on end. But while some may view the educational glass as half empty, I think that there are many reasons to be more optimistic than ever about the future of education. 20+ #EdTech Lovers Worth Following On Twitter.

Let’s assume, just for a moment, that you’re relatively normal – in your digital habits at least (no, not those ones, they’re weird). The chances are, therefore, that you have two routes to the things that interest you – either you seek them out (probably on Google) or they find you, usually through social media. So if social media delivers to your feed the sort of EdTech content you want to read, watch, stare at and listen to, then it’ll be because you follow the right people. If you find that others seem to be ahead of you with brilliant new ideas about digital learning, with sparkling suggestions and wit and whimsy of the best kind, it’s perhaps because you aren’t following the right people on social platforms.

So as a starter, here’s some of the best education technology people and organisations to follow on Twitter. 60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category. Social media offers some great opportunities for learning in the classroom, bringing together the ability to collaborate, access worldwide resources, and find new and interesting ways to communicate in one easily accessible place. Teachers around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool (including TeachThought’s favorite), and we’ve shared many of these great ideas here with you. Read on, and we’ll explore 60 inspiring ways that teachers and students can put Twitter to work in the classroom. Communication. A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom. Twitter in the Classroom (with image, tweets) · NellieMaeEdFdn. Developing and deploying Facebook for school districts.

By John Skretta Read more by John Skretta November 6th, 2013. Pasco leads way as school districts explore social media. Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice : KQED Education. Why Introducing Young Students To Social Media Is So Important. Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice : KQED Education.